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Twitter enables animated GIF support in the official Twitter client for Android and iOS

Twitter enables animated GIF support in the official Twitter client for Android and iOS

Animated GIFs are an amazing way to answer a question or comment with a reaction or just share some cute kittens (puppies if that’s your fancy) and overnight Twitter has switched on the feature on Twitter.com, as well as in their Android and iOS apps. The GIFs show up as similar to a Vine, with no auto-play switched on, simply clicking the animated GIF below the tweet, allows the gif to run through in all its glory. Starting today, you can share and view animated GIFs on http://t.co/wJD8Fp317i, Android and iPhone. http://t.co/XBrAbOm4Ya — Twitter Support (@Support) June 18, 2014 There’s[Read More...]

by 11:37 AM on June 19, 2014 1 comment Apps
Google turns on Chromecast support for YouTube Live streams

Google turns on Chromecast support for YouTube Live streams

With the rollout of Chromecast to more markets, Google is turning on more functionality for the $49 dongle, announcing that live casting from YouTube is now available for mobile users. Google initially enabled casting of YouTube live events from the desktop back in April, however this new announcement allows casting from mobile. Announced on the Google Chrome Google+ page, the announcement also included a link to some upcoming YouTube Live events to try out. So, if you haven’t already, here’s another reason to head over to Google Play, or out into the real world to JB Hifi or Dick Smith[Read More...]

by 11:29 AM on June 19, 2014 1 comment Apps, Chromecast
Game Review: VVVVVV Android Port

Game Review: VVVVVV Android Port

I absolutely fell in love with VVVVVV when I grabbed my first Humble Bundle for PC and despite never completing it, it became my number one favourite indie game of all time.  So when I saw the game had been ported to Android I was over the moon, I just had to buy it.  At first I was a little scared that the game would be a bad, laggy port with terrible controls, but in the hands of Terry Cavanagh who has ported several games like Super Hexagon and being at the price point of $3.59 I felt quite safe.[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on June 19, 2014 1 comment Apps, Reviews
In a football inspired mood from the World Cup? Try Tap That!

In a football inspired mood from the World Cup? Try Tap That!

We like to see show off apps from Australian developers, and today, seeing as we’re all – well most of us – in the grip of World Cup fever, we thought we’d show off Tap That! from Australian Developer MurrayGrange. Ok, it’s a bit of stretch, the game has just had an update to make the target into a soccer ball, but we’ll give MurrayGrange points for trying ;). Tap That! is a game which is dependent on fast reaction times. It’s pretty easy, simply tap the target on-screen as many times as you can in the allotted time. A[Read More...]

by 3:21 PM on June 18, 2014 0 comments Apps
Facebook launches Slingshot – a video and picture messaging service to take on Snapchat

Facebook launches Slingshot – a video and picture messaging service to take on Snapchat

Facebook overnight launched Slingshot, a picture a video messaging service for Android and iOS users in the US designed to compete with Snapchat‘s sense of immediacy and fun. You won’t find it on Google Play because it’s officially US-only right now, but you can un-officially install the Slingshot APK yourself and the service will indeed work here. Setup is simple, although it’ll require a phone number to complete. You can find friends either by phone number or Facebook connections. A “Sling” is either a short video or a picture, which you can add text and send to a friend or[Read More...]

by 2:00 PM on June 18, 2014 5 comments Apps
Kickstarter project Pressy is finally shipping – Android app now in Google Play

Kickstarter project Pressy is finally shipping – Android app now in Google Play

That header image is the one all you long-suffering Pressy Kickstarter backers have been waiting for. The picture was sent out late last night as update 20 from ‘The Pressy Bunch’ announcing that manufacturing of the removeable physical button for Android devices was complete and will now be shipping out to customers. The team announced that there approximately 15000 orders have so far been processed and shipped, and they expect to have the rest of the orders processed by Wednesday. Estimates range from 5-21 days for orders to begin arriving, of course living in Australia, you should expect the 21[Read More...]

by 10:40 AM on June 18, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Apps
Keepal – in car app adds music integration and new vision-impaired display modes

Keepal – in car app adds music integration and new vision-impaired display modes

We first saw Keepal, the personal assistant for your car, back last year when it launched. The app has since dropped the $0.99 price tag and is now available free of charge, but it’s also seen some updates in response to user feedback, as well as feedback from Vision Australia. There’s a few new updates, including more news feeds, but one fixes a large source of consternation from users of Keepal when it launched – music integration. Music integration has now been included, the app will now pause when a message is received and resumes once Keepal has read the[Read More...]

by 3:38 PM on June 17, 2014 1 comment Apps
Parallels Access comes to Android; $24.99/year for up to 5 computers

Parallels Access comes to Android; $24.99/year for up to 5 computers

Parallels, best known for its Mac virtualisation software Parallels Desktop, has announced that it’s bringing its remote access solution Parallels Access to Android as it revamps the service. Parallels Access today gets a version bump to version 2.0 and a revision in its pricing structure. As mobile devices move from consumption to productivity, Parallels wants to be able to help businesses and individuals deal with the challenges of access-anywhere computing. Users should be able to access any computer from any device as they’re out and about – everyone “goes mobile” sooner or later – unanticipated things can happen, and they[Read More...]

by 2:04 PM on June 17, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
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