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Google Fit – effortless tracking of all your physical activity

Google Fit – effortless tracking of all your physical activity

After its announcement at Google I/O earlier this year and a subdued presence as a step counter on our Android Wear watches for the last few months, Google has finally unleashed Google Fit, its take on keeping all of your personal fitness data in once place. Google wants Google Fit to be an effortless way to track your fitness activity[Read More…]

by and 1:00 pm on October 29, 2014 5 comments Apps, Google Play, Google Services, News
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with discounted games

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas with discounted games

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the release of one of the best games in the Grand Theft Auto series: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. While some argue GTA3 was the start of it all, it was San Andreas with the massive wide open spaces, and seemingly infinite amount of things to do that cemented GTA as a franchise[Read More…]

by 7:25 am on October 25, 2014 1 comment Apps
Inbox by Gmail app hits the Chrome web store

Inbox by Gmail app hits the Chrome web store

Google has just released a Chrome app for the new Inbox by Gmail service to the Chrome Web Store. The app adds an icon to your Chrome apps menu to allow easy access to Inbox. At time of writing, the app doesn’t appear to be anything more than a ‘glorified bookmark’ to inbox.google.com, but there’s every chance that it offers[Read More…]

by 5:41 pm on October 24, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chrome Extension, Google Services
Chainfire releases  Sideload Launcher for Android TV to make accessing apps easier

Chainfire releases Sideload Launcher for Android TV to make accessing apps easier

Chainfire, who we all know and love as the might behind the SuperSU app for root access on Android phones and tablets, as well as a variety of hacks and tricks all over the shop has turned his attention to Android TV. Frustrated with a lack of an easy way to access games, apps etc. that he’d installed on the[Read More…]

by 10:56 am on October 24, 2014 0 comments Android TV, Apps
Swiftkey adds new Material Design option to their theme store

Swiftkey adds new Material Design option to their theme store

We’re going to see a lot more of this over the coming weeks, as we run up to the official release of the newly announced Android Lollipop, which is really the first instance of Material Design. Swiftykey has overnight added their take on Material Design, by releasing two new themes to their store offering a Material Dark and Material Light.[Read More…]

by 8:20 am on October 24, 2014 1 comment Apps
My Tracks adds Android Wear support – removes sharing options

My Tracks adds Android Wear support – removes sharing options

After Google announced an update for Google Earth this morning, which included an option to now upload KML files directly, it reminded me I hadn’t looked at Google’s Activity tracking app, My Tracks in a while. Loading it up, it appears the app got an update recently which added a great feature but removed one at the same time. Listed[Read More…]

by 9:17 pm on October 23, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps, News
Humble Bundle launches the Humble Mo-Boo!-ile Bundle for Halloween

Humble Bundle launches the Humble Mo-Boo!-ile Bundle for Halloween

Depending on your background, Halloween has little meaning, especially for Australians, but using it as an excuse to get a good deal on games? Yep, we’ll take that, and that’s exactly what the Humble Bundle folks are doing just that with their aptly named Humble Mo-Boo!-ile Bundle, which went live this morning. The deal is the same, you can pay[Read More…]

by 11:08 am on October 23, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Google updates Google Earth with enhanced 3D experience, and faster, smoother transitions.

Google updates Google Earth with enhanced 3D experience, and faster, smoother transitions.

Google Earth really is amazing, you can view a 3D experience of the globe, spinning around and zooming in and out at will. Today, Google has announced that version 8.0 which promises to bring a smoother experience all round. To start with Google has enhanced the 3D experience with a faster rendering technology in what they say is the first[Read More…]

by 8:41 am on October 23, 2014 8 comments Apps
Google launches Inbox by Gmail, a new way to access and organise your email

Google launches Inbox by Gmail, a new way to access and organise your email

In the early hours of this morning, Google launched a new invite-only product that they are calling Inbox by Gmail. Years in the making, Google says that Inbox is “a completely different type of inbox, designed to focus on what really matters.” Inbox offers a variety of features, including: ‘Bundles’ to group similar emails together for easier review and swiping[Read More…]

by 8:25 am on October 23, 2014 3 comments Apps, Google Services
Qantas updates their Android app with travel notifications and in-app check-in and boarding passes

Qantas updates their Android app with travel notifications and in-app check-in and boarding passes

Major Australian airline Qantas updated their Android app, bringing feature parity with the iOS app, starting to offer a range of new features that will help travelers as they navigate airports to get to their Qantas flight. The update, which went live last week adds many new functions to let customers view their whole trip within the app. Travelers will[Read More…]

by 6:55 pm on October 22, 2014 3 comments Apps