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HTC launches Zoe beta to Google Play for a range of devices

HTC launches Zoe beta to Google Play for a range of devices

. Over the last few months, HTC has been hinting at releasing their Sense based services like Blinkfeed to more users, this has also been followed by the company releasing their software services to Google Play. Today, HTC has announced that their first software service released through Google Play for devices other than HTC will be Zoe. So, what is Zoe? The wider launch of Zoe to Google Play, is not what most HTC owners will recognise as the Zoe from their phones, but more the Video Highlights part of Zoe. With Zoe you can create, edit, remix and more[Read More...]

by 10:58 AM on August 15, 2014 3 comments Apps
Demistifying those “scary” Facebook Messenger Permissions

Demistifying those “scary” Facebook Messenger Permissions

Over the last few weeks there has been a LOT of talk about the Facebook Messenger Permissions required to install on your Android device, some of the comments around the social media circles are ill informed at best; downright irresponsible at times. There’s a LOT of permissions to take onboard when you install the app and it can seem quite daunting, invasive and perhaps a little creepy when you look at the amount of access to your device that Facebook want. Aside from being business suicide for Facebook, the fact remains; the general level of conversation and interaction on the[Read More...]

by 9:46 AM on August 15, 2014 4 comments Apps, News
Google opens availability of My Glass App to more countries

Google opens availability of My Glass App to more countries

The availability of Google Glass, could be getting closer, with Google opening up availability of Glass to more countries. The My Glass app is now available to install on your Android (or iOS device) in Australia, as well as other countries, through iTunes and Google Play. Glass Explorers who live outside the US and UK, the only countries where Glass is currently officially available are now able to download the app, without having to extract the APK from Google Play, or find it through other sources. The availability of the app, is probably due to the expansion to the UK,[Read More...]

by 1:57 PM on August 14, 2014 0 comments Apps, Glass
Information from Field Trip to appear in Google Now soon

Information from Field Trip to appear in Google Now soon

Google has built a secondary company – Niantic Labs – which has been quietly been building location aware products like the augmented reality game Ingress and the tourist friendly app Field Trip for the last few years. Field Trip, while functional and indeed extremely useful, hasn’t been the glamour child of Niantic, and it could be about to get even less so, with the information from Field Trip about to show up in Google Now, without you having to install the app. The information from Field Trip will show up in Google Now as a card entitled ‘Nearby discoveries’ and[Read More...]

by 10:24 AM on August 14, 2014 5 comments Apps
Pebble update brings firmware version 2.4 to your smartwatch

Pebble update brings firmware version 2.4 to your smartwatch

Pebble has released a firmware update that’s going out to users’ devices, bringing the watch to version 2.4. The update seems to be a maintenance release and is said to fix a number of bugs and annoyances reported by users. If you’re building apps for Pebble, there are a few new features in the SDK. You should get a notification from the Pebble companion app on your phone when the update’s available, but if not you can search for it manually through the app under Support > Check for updates. the full list of changes and fixes include: Fix a[Read More...]

by 1:13 PM on August 13, 2014 1 comment Apps, News, Smartwatch
Beta version of HTC’s Zoe expected for all Android phones this week

Beta version of HTC’s Zoe expected for all Android phones this week

We’ve been waiting a while for HTC to make good on its promise – made at the time the One M8 launched – to bring BlinkFeed to all Android phones, but in the meantime The Verge reports that we’ll see a beta of Zoe this week. Zoe in its current form – seen on last year’s One and this year’s One M8 – makes short highlight videos from your photos and sets them to music. You can also apply a number of effects and transitions and share the results, although the sharing has been a somewhat controversial aspect of the[Read More...]

by 12:30 PM on August 13, 2014 1 comment Apps
Ausdroid is on Pinterest!

Ausdroid is on Pinterest!

Did you know Ausdroid is on Pinterest? Curated by yours truly, many of our pins link back to stories on our site making it a good way to keep up with the latest news if you don’t have time to read the site, but there’s more than that! We’ve also got some boards collecting some weird and wonderful ways that people have shown off Android, along with wallpapers. If you’re on Pinterest, come over and follow us – give us a like, share and enjoy some fun with us! If you’re not on Pinterest, here’s your chance to get in[Read More...]

by 12:04 PM on August 13, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Check out Duet a game about timing and control

Check out Duet a game about timing and control

When the good folks over at the Humble Bundle released the Humble Bundle Mobile 6, tucked away was the debut of a game called ‘Duet’. The game is an iOS hit, which has finally come over to Android, even better, it’s a hit game which is made by Australian developers Kumobius. Duet is a pretty simple game at its core, it’s two dots – red and blue – attached at polar opposites to a rotating circle. The circle maintains its position in the centre at the bottom of the screen and you basically rotate it left and right, so that[Read More...]

by 11:42 AM on August 13, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google+ Android update lets you cast your stream to your TV

Google+ Android update lets you cast your stream to your TV

The latest update to Google+, which has begun updating on devices, has introduced a new feature, it now lets you cast your Google+ stream to Chromecast. The update(v4.5.0.72928916) adds the now familiar ‘cast’ icon to your Google+ feed, when you connect to a Chromecast on your network you will now see a steady stream of recent posts in your feed. You can’t actually read the posts on your TV, but simply see the rolling stream of header images with headlines transposed atop. Once you’ve updated Google+, simply hit the Chromecast icon, the app will connect to Chromecast’s on your network[Read More...]

by 7:54 AM on August 13, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
Humble Bundle Mobile 6 updates with three new games.

Humble Bundle Mobile 6 updates with three new games.

The Humble Bundle Mobile 6, which launched last week with 6 great games available if you pay above the average, has today upped that number to 9, adding another three great games. The Humble Bundle Mobile 6 has added Carmageddon, Time Surfer and Llamas with Hats: Cruise Catastrophe. While the debut game – Duet – from Australian development house Kumobius, was worth the money alone for the Humble Bundle Mobile 6, the game Llamas with Hats: Cruise Catastrophe looks to be the icing on the cake. Based on a popular YouTube series, the game will definitely keep you amused. Check out the[Read More...]

by 6:40 AM on August 13, 2014 0 comments Apps
TapPath by Digital Ashes (Chris Lacy)

TapPath by Digital Ashes (Chris Lacy)

Australian developer Chris Lacy who has previously brought us such well designed apps such as Tweet Lanes, Action launcher and the innovative Link Bubble, has today brought us another app, which will redefine how you’ll interact with opening links – TapPath. TapPath is simple; yet powerful. Essentially, TapPath will allow you to configure how you open links, the behaviour is defined by single, double, or triple tapping on links. Once TapPath is installed on your device, you need to set TapPath as the default web browser and then configure it. For me the actions I have setup are : is[Read More...]

by 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014 1 comment Apps
Chris Lacy ready to release a new app tomorrow

Chris Lacy ready to release a new app tomorrow

Popular Aussie Developer Chris Lacy, who has brought us apps such as Tweet Lanes, Action Launcher Pro and more recently Link Bubble has hinted on his Google Plus Page that we should ensure we have 99c “laying about” tomorrow. On both his G+ and Twitter pages, details have been given of “it’s small, but powerful”. Exactly what the app is for, Chris isn’t saying. Some of the comments on the Google+ post announcing the incoming app, speculate it”s something to do with sharing, possibly to multiple social networks. All we know is that Chris seems particularly excited about this one.[Read More...]

by 5:10 PM on August 12, 2014 3 comments Apps, News
Dropbox updates Android app with doc previews and smarter search

Dropbox updates Android app with doc previews and smarter search

Popular online file storage service Dropbox has just announced their latest update to their Android app, and it’s not too shabby, bringing new document preview features for popular file formats and a smarter search to help you find what you need. The document preview works with any Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or PDF you have stored in your Dropbox. The preview function lets you view, scroll, and zoom on any of these file types without leaving the Dropbox app. Also included in the update are new search options. From today you can search individual folders, or if you need to,[Read More...]

by 5:25 AM on August 12, 2014 0 comments Apps