Apps

Link Bubble 1.2 released to the wild – adds Ok Google support and goes on-sale

Link Bubble 1.2 released to the wild – adds Ok Google support and goes on-sale

Link Bubble, from Australian developer Chris Lacy, is still one of our favourite, and most innovative apps we’ve seen this year at Ausdroid HQ, and why wouldn’t it be? It saves you a massive amount of time when you’re scrolling through your social media or RSS feeds, and it’s just gotten a whole host of new features. Chris has added in ‘OK, Google’ support as well as something I have wanted since the initial release, a Chrome style tab close undo option. Chris has added more functionality to the free version, allowing you to launch Link Bubble from any app,[Read More...]

by 9:55 AM on June 17, 2014 7 comments Apps
Rovio announces Angry Birds Transformers

Rovio announces Angry Birds Transformers

With the success of their Star Wars franchised version of Angry Birds, Rovio has today announced that the next franchised version of their hit game will involve everyone’s favourite transforming robots, the Transformers. With the tagline of ‘Birds disguised as robots in disguise’, Rovio has announced the partnership with Transformers license owners Hasbro, which as well as the game, will include a line of licensed toys in the form of Telepods. Telepods are similar to the Disney Infinity line which allow you to introduce new characters into the game by holding the toy in front of your devices camera –[Read More...]

by 9:19 AM on June 17, 2014 2 comments Apps
Echo Lock Screen app – Clean and simple notifications

Echo Lock Screen app – Clean and simple notifications

Echo Notification Lock Screen is a new Alpha lock screen app by Double Labs. There’s plenty of lock screen apps out there in the Google Play store but Echo Lock Screen is clean and simple. The goal of the app is to eliminate notifications that you don’t want or need to see. With Echo Lock Screen you can scroll though a list of notifications in different categories such as Priority 1, Work, Social, Media and Other. These headings have a number next to them to indicate how many notifications you have for each category. You can then click on each category which[Read More...]

by 7:09 AM on June 17, 2014 3 comments Apps, News, Phones
Angry Birds Epic now available from the Play Store – ART issues in tow

Angry Birds Epic now available from the Play Store – ART issues in tow

Rovio last week officially made available their next instalment of the Angry Birds franchise – Angry Birds Epic – which is now free to download from the Play Store. Rovio announced the release on Thursday last week, marking the global launch of Angry Birds Epic, Rovio’s first role-playing game featuring the iconic Angry Birds characters as legendary heroes. Rovio stated that in the next instalment of the very popular franchise, players will get to explore a fantasy version of Piggy Island full of mysterious caves, tropical beaches, frosty mountains with loads of other exciting locations also in tow. Players will[Read More...]

by 8:08 PM on June 16, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Don’t like people looking through all your photos?

Don’t like people looking through all your photos?

With smartphones being used to capture all sorts of moments from our daily lives, its inevitable that some folk will keep photos on their smartphones that they mightn’t like others to necessarily see. The selfie generation are probably most at risk here, with all manner of compromising self shots on their devices, but what if you capture a cute photo of a puppy and want to show that off, but not necessarily the photos of you posing in the bathroom mirror? It seems there’s an app for that. The process is pretty simple. If you want to show some photos[Read More...]

by 4:32 PM on June 14, 2014 7 comments Apps, News
YouTube app now showing 480p And 1080p streaming options

YouTube app now showing 480p And 1080p streaming options

Up until recently, the YouTube app has been missing the ability to force streaming in a specific resolution. But Google has been working on it, recently rolling out options for 144p to 720p, but this morning there seems to be a new update allowing some users to stream up to 1080p. YouTube version 5.7 introduced the options for manually selecting streaming quality, but only up to 720p and no 480p option was available. This morning it seems that the 480p and 1080p options are available, these are server side options so you won’t need an update. To get to the[Read More...]

by 11:10 AM on June 14, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Services
Bendigo Bank launches a retail point of sale mobile payment solution called ‘redy’

Bendigo Bank launches a retail point of sale mobile payment solution called ‘redy’

The Bendigo Bank has long been the upstart in the banking community, by aiming their services at communities who actually welcome them. They’ve done well by being big on small business, in a time when some of the larger financial institutions aren’t so interested, and they’ve just launched a retail point of sale mobile payment solution in partnership with Community Telco Australia (CTA), and Samsung Electronics Australia called ‘redy’. So what is redy? redy, is both the platform and app, which uses QR codes as opposed to NFC transactions that larger banks are seemingly aiming for, so iOS users as[Read More...]

by 6:49 PM on June 13, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
EverythingMe launcher now available to download from the Play Store

EverythingMe launcher now available to download from the Play Store

Earlier this year we reported that EverythingMe, an Android launcher quite similar to the Google Now launcher, had come out of beta for certain countries, namely the UK, USA, Spain and Germany. Well it seems now that the company has flicked the switch to allow Aussies to download and try the launcher out for themselves. It certainly has been a long time coming for the company, as they have had beta testers testing out the launcher in various countries, including Australia for a while now. The flip has been switched though and you can now download the launcher from Google[Read More...]

by 8:57 AM on June 13, 2014 9 comments Apps, News
Google+ Photos App on ChromeOS will now background sync your pictures to the cloud

Google+ Photos App on ChromeOS will now background sync your pictures to the cloud

Backing up photos is a chore, but a new update to the Google+ Photos app on ChromeOS will hopefully solve that. Google has announced, via Oren Blasberg on Google+ that the app has been updated to background sync all your photos and videos to the cloud. With previous versions of Google+ Photos for ChromeOS, you’ve had to leave the app open, while the service backs up all your media, but the new version will do that as soon as you plug in an SD Card containing media. A progress bar indicates how many photos you’ve uploaded and you can pause[Read More...]

by 4:52 PM on June 12, 2014 0 comments Apps, Chrome Extension, ChromeOS
SBS adds streaming to The World Game in time for the World Cup

SBS adds streaming to The World Game in time for the World Cup

The exclusive rights to the largest sporting event on the planet, rest with SBS and today SBS has enabled ‘World Cup’ mode in The World Game App on Google Play. ‘World Cup’ mode enables streaming of matches through the app to your Android and iOS apps. The World Game app doesn’t just offer the ability to watch all 64 matches live and in full, it also offers ability to rewind and replay parts from multiple camera angles. There’s also full catch-up viewing of matches included in the app, which means you can in theory watch all 64 of those World[Read More...]

by 4:13 PM on June 12, 2014 1 comment Apps
Google introduces ‘My Business’ – helping you connect with your customers through Google

Google introduces ‘My Business’ – helping you connect with your customers through Google

Google has today announced a new tool, that’s aimed at business owners – big or small – to help them connect with customers. The My Business service takes the form of both an Android App(iOS app launching soon) as well as a web service that will let you update your Business information on Google services, including Google+, Google Search and Google Maps. The new My Business service will apparently take over from the Places for Business and Google+ Dashboard, with Google advising they will be upgrading those customers using the services to the new My Business experience. The Update your[Read More...]

by 1:49 PM on June 12, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Services
Google I/0 2014 app now available

Google I/0 2014 app now available

The 2014 Google I/O app is now available to download from the Play Store, ahead of the two-day event on June 25 & 26 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. Even if you’re not attending the conference, you can still browse the schedule and mark the topics you’re interested in. Sessions can be added to your calendar, and times displayed in your local timezone. You can also filter sessions to see only what you are interested in so you don’t have to scroll through them all to find what you’re looking for. Some sessions will be available for streaming (hopefully[Read More...]

by 9:18 AM on June 12, 2014 5 comments Apps, News
Swiftkey keyboard updates to version 5 goes free with Emoji included

Swiftkey keyboard updates to version 5 goes free with Emoji included

Swiftkey has just announced their latest version of their popular keyboard – Swiftkey 5 is now live on Google Play. The new keyboard brings a couple of new features from previous betas, including Emoji and a number row, as well as introducing a new feature which will help pay for the now free keyboard – that’s right, the app which used to carry a $3.99 price tag is now free. The Swiftkey store will be what pays for the keyboard, it’s also the place to go to download new themes for your keyboard. There are premium themes available for purchase,[Read More...]

by 5:59 PM on June 11, 2014 6 comments Apps