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Good Deal: Get a 12 Month subscription to Last Pass for free

Good Deal: Get a 12 Month subscription to Last Pass for free

When the OpenSSL vulnerability hit earlier this year, many people took the opportunity to begin using a password manager. But, $12 a year put some people off when it came to using LastPass. Now, there’s no excuse with AppSumo offering a 12 month subscription to LastPass for free. So, what is LastPass? It’s a cross-platform password manager which is offers syncing of your credentials to Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Linux, Blackberry and even Windows Phone. Essentially anything with an internet connection, and with AES 256-bit encryption it’s secure as well. Still unsure? Check out this video: To get the deal,[Read More...]

by 5:49 PM on August 25, 2014 3 comments Apps, Deal
Boost Juice app now allows you to order your juice fix at your local store

Boost Juice app now allows you to order your juice fix at your local store

To date, the Boost Juice app has been a somewhat less than feature packed app. With a few basic features like store locator, menu and Boost Juice Vibe Member functions, it’s apparently learned a new trick with the latest update. Members can now order their favourite juice from their local or favourite store, then pay for their order using 10 Boost Vibe Points, Vibe cash, Credit Card or eGift Card. We are not sure what Vibe Cash is, however this sounds like a pre-loading of money onto your Vibe card to make purchases. Similar to what Starbucks Coffee’s offer on[Read More...]

by 9:44 AM on August 25, 2014 5 comments Apps
Chrome Remote Desktop to receive Screen Record functions

Chrome Remote Desktop to receive Screen Record functions

Chrome Remote Desktop is set to receive another update which will extend its usefulness – the ability to record your screen for future playback. Chrome advocate François Beaufort has advised ‘that the chromium team is adding Record button to the Chrome Remote Desktop App’. This useful feature will be highly useful for people looking to record “how to” guides. Any budding developers looking to build their own Chromoting App, are encouraged to check out the Google Code Review for instructions. What would you like to see to add a killer feature to Chromoting?

by 2:39 PM on August 24, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Swing Copters is here – the weekend starts early

Swing Copters is here – the weekend starts early

The follow-up game from Flappy Bird Creator, Dong Nguyen, – Swing Copters – is now live and available to download from Google Play. The Game, which was shown off the other day, is a more vertical version of Flappy Bird. You still have to tap the screen to power your figure through obstacles, which this time are gates loaded with swinging hammers, but this time it’s steering left and right rather than flapping. What’s changed is that Swing Copters is Hard. Reaaaally Hard. It’s probably a bit too hard for me, unlike Flappy Bird, which gave you a sense of[Read More...]

by 1:25 PM on August 21, 2014 1 comment Apps
Facebook rolling out its own in-app browser for links to some users

Facebook rolling out its own in-app browser for links to some users

Facebook is rolling out a new addition to its ever increasing new features and its latest feature is rolling out to some users accounts. The new feature, an in-app browser, is reported to to speed up reading and sharing of links found within the social network. Facebook’s own in-app browser will load the web page of a link you clicked within the Facebook app, rather than requiring you to open your smartphone’s browser such as Chrome or Firefox that you have installed. This in theory means less time having to load an additional app to just share back to Facebook[Read More...]

by 10:34 AM on August 21, 2014 8 comments Apps, News
Humble Sega Mobile Bundle launches with 6 Sega games for Android

Humble Sega Mobile Bundle launches with 6 Sega games for Android

The Humble Mobile Bundle is back – sort of. The Humble Sega Mobile Bundle has now taken its place offering six games from the former console gaming powerhouse. The Humble Sega Mobile Bundle works as previous Humble Bundles – pay what you want for three titles, which this time around include Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I, ChuChu Rocket! and Virtua Tennis Challenge, or pay more than the average price, which at this stage stands at US$3.73 and you also get Sonic & SEGA All-Star Racing, Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II and Crazy Taxi. There’s also the promise of[Read More...]

by 7:35 AM on August 21, 2014 0 comments Apps, Sale
Use Android Wear and your phone camera as a remote viewer with LookBehind

Use Android Wear and your phone camera as a remote viewer with LookBehind

We’re seeing more and more uses for Android Wear every day. Having a secondary screen on your wrist, connected to your phone is quite handy for notifications and getting information, but it is afterall a full colour LCD or AMOLED screen, so why not activate your camera and stream video to it? LookBehind turns your Android Wear watch into the viewfinder for your camera. You load the app – and turn the camera on your phone on – from your watch. The screen on your phone remains off to conserve power, but your camera is active, you can Zoom in[Read More...]

by 5:47 PM on August 19, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps
Flappy Bird creator shows off his next game ‘Swing Copters’

Flappy Bird creator shows off his next game ‘Swing Copters’

Flappy Bird is undoubtedly one of the biggest viral game successes this year, it was a little too successful for creator Dong Nguyen who removed it from Google Play and the App Store. But Dong has brought it back in the form of a slightly upgraded game: Flappy Birds ‘Family’ — albeit as an Amazon App Store exclusive — but it’s not the only thing Dong has been working on, with the developer showing off his new game Swing Copters to gaming site Touch Arcade. The game is essentially Flappy Bird gone vertical, with the addition of swinging pendulums. The[Read More...]

by 11:03 AM on August 19, 2014 2 comments Apps
Firefox for Android adds Chromecast support to nightly builds

Firefox for Android adds Chromecast support to nightly builds

Most people are familiar with Firefox, with many users of Chrome coming across from the open-source web browser at some stage, with many floating back and forth as features and performance vary. The option to Chromecast from Firefox was announced earlier this year, and it seems that Firefox for Android is first of the rank, with Mozilla adding the feature to their nightly builds. The APK for the Firefox nightly build is available to download from the Mozilla Nightly Builds page. Once installed – yes, you have to sideload the APK (open Settings > Security > Tick ‘Unknown Sources) –[Read More...]

by 10:43 AM on August 19, 2014 1 comment Apps, Chromecast
Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 app now available in the Google Play store

Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 app now available in the Google Play store

The Bingham Cup, is a biennial international, non-professional, gay rugby union tournament, and this year it’s being held in Sydney. With 9 days to go until Sydney’s team, the Sydney Convicts, takes part along with teams from 15 other countries, an app has been released to Google Play. The free app, allows users to follow the news, results and fixtures from the 2014 Bingham Cup, basically helping keep visitors and supporters up to date on the everything going on during the Bingham Cup. The cup runs from 24th to 31st of August at 4 world-class ovals in Woollahra and Lyne[Read More...]

by 9:41 AM on August 19, 2014 0 comments Apps
App Review: Screen Time Parental Control

App Review: Screen Time Parental Control

Modern parenting. Often a phrase uttered by those who don’t agree with kids using technology excessively, usually by those who are yet to have kids. If modern parenting is a crime then I am guilty of it. Early on in both of my kids’ lives I encouraged them to use my Android tablets to familiarise themselves with technology, to give them a head start in technology for their future lives. Of course, as I got the latest and greatest Nexus tablet, they received a hand-me-down. That’s my excuse. My 5yo son is now addicted to his Nexus 7 2013 (thank[Read More...]

by 9:39 AM on August 19, 2014 2 comments Apps
PayPal Here – now available from Officeworks

PayPal Here – now available from Officeworks

After announcing they were entering Australia back in April, PayPal Here, has finally landed at retailers in Australia. Officeworks has announced that they will be selling the chip and Pin Bluetooth card reader in stores. Priced at $139, the chip and PIN card reader is a first for Australian small businesses, who can now buy a mobile payment terminal capable of completing Visa and Mastercard credit card transactions, in a retail store. With Credit Card signatures out, and mandatory PIN for all credit cards transactions in, as of the beginning of August, PayPal Here offers small business owners a fairly[Read More...]

by 8:36 PM on August 18, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Apps
Dogfooding version of Google AdSense app slips out

Dogfooding version of Google AdSense app slips out

If you use Google AdSense on your site, then the AdSense Android App is a great way to keep track of your earnings. If you have it installed, the icon has taken on a strange affectation after the latest release, it appears that Google has accidentally left the dogfood tag on the app. Dogfooding refers to the practice of testing out your product internally on staff before releasing to the product. In this case, the update (version 2.1.1302) has left a pawprint on the logo to indicate the dogfood nature of the app. There doesn’t seem to be much different[Read More...]

by 12:43 PM on August 17, 2014 1 comment Android Development, Apps