Apps

1Password password manager finally comes to Android – free until August 1

1Password password manager finally comes to Android – free until August 1

AgileBits has joined the Android password management fight with the long-awaited release of 1Password for Android, and it’s making the service free until August 1 to entice new users. 1Password joins an increasing number of password management solutions on Android such as LastPass, PasswordGenie and more that store, encrypt and decrypt passwords. Services like this are becoming increasingly important as users log into more and more apps and services on their mobile devices, and even moreso in the wake of security scares like Heartbleed. Reusing passwords across multiple sites and services can lead to security breaches and identity theft, so[Read More...]

by 11:55 AM on June 11, 2014 3 comments Apps
LiveSoccer World Football Cup App – another World Cup Soccer App

LiveSoccer World Football Cup App – another World Cup Soccer App

With the World Cup Soccer (Football) due to start on 12 June here’s another App to whet your appetite. I don’t know about you but I’m one of those soccer fans that comes out of the woodwork every four years to support the Socceroos in their quest to become World Champions. Okay, so we may not have the best team on paper this world cup, but we’ll still support them for as long as we can and then if they get knocked out there’s always a team from another country that we can jump on to take us to the[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on June 11, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Relive your day with Owly

Relive your day with Owly

Do you need a hand jogging your memory of the day’s activities? Owly, a new free app from interestingly-named studio Seductive Lemon might be able to help. Owly uses your phone to record 10-second sound bytes (which it calls “Owlies”) at random times over the course of your day and correlates them with your location. You can replay your day to track your locations and listen to the sounds that were around you at the time, and if you find something interesting you can save and/or share it. Recordings don’t leave your phone until you share them, and Owly will[Read More...]

by 11:18 AM on June 9, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Chromecast support coming to VLC Desktop and iOS and Android Apps

Chromecast support coming to VLC Desktop and iOS and Android Apps

For many people there’s only one media player you need on your desktop and that is of course the open source wonder – VideoLan Client (VLC) Media Player. The inclusion of codecs within the player make it the number one choice for a broad swathe of the computing world, and according to Lead OSX and iOS developer Felix Paul Kühne, the Desktop as well as iOS and Android Apps will see Chromecast support soon. According to Kühne, the iOS app will see the update first, with a release expected in the next 4-6 weeks. Android will follow next, and then[Read More...]

by 11:26 PM on June 8, 2014 0 comments Apps, Chromecast
Hitman Go brings assassination problem solving to your Android

Hitman Go brings assassination problem solving to your Android

The internet has been aflutter with talk of Square Enix’s latest release of a classic game. Square Enix are behind the hit (pardon the pun) Hitman franchise, and instead of simply just porting across the traditional Hitman gameplay to the small screen, which probably wouldn’t work so well, they’ve come up with unique gameplay in the form of Hitman Go. Players take control of Agent 47, or a game piece representing him at least. Think of Hitman Go as something like a combination of chess and Hitman and you’re halfway there. You move Agent 47′s piece around a game board,[Read More...]

by 5:06 PM on June 8, 2014 4 comments Apps, News
New update for Netflix for Android will now auto play next episode

New update for Netflix for Android will now auto play next episode

A new update to the Netflix Android App has gone live in Google Play, adding a much needed feature for series binge-watchers out there – Post-Play. Post-Play is a feature which Netflix uses to automatically queue up the next episode in a series you’re watching, and automatically start playing it when the current episode ends. That’s for TV shows, but for Movies, you will be offered three recommendations to try next, which you can select from or dismiss by tapping the video. The introduction of Chromecast to Australia, paired with our handy guide on how to get it working has[Read More...]

by 9:31 PM on June 7, 2014 3 comments Apps
Happy birthday, Tetris – 30 years of falling bricks

Happy birthday, Tetris – 30 years of falling bricks

That’s the title shot of the first version of Tetris, I and many other people first saw. The CGA version on an IBM PC or Commodore 64, Tetris was the first game which launched in the US, with origins in the USSR, a big achievement during the time of the cold war, and yesterday it celebrated it’s 30th birthday. Originally, it was Spectrum Holobyte who brought Tetris to the world, but if you look on Google Play, it appears that Electronic Arts now holds the reigns of the rights to Tetris. You can grab Tetris from EA on Google Play,[Read More...]

by 4:47 PM on June 7, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Grab your lance and mount up…with Rival Knights from Gameloft

Grab your lance and mount up…with Rival Knights from Gameloft

’twas a simpler time, of Kings and Queens, Sirs and Ladies and it’s to the Sirs, that Gameloft is aiming their new game – Rival Knights towards. In their exciting new game, Rival Knights, you’ll take on the noble role of a jousting Knight and compete with thousands of players in online combat. You’ll battle across five leagues to ultimately seize castles & thrones of fallen enemies. The game is free to play, but bears the now familiar ‘Offers in-app purchases’ label in Google Play. There’s over 120 mounts, lances, armors, helms & more to unlock in the game, as[Read More...]

by 12:28 AM on June 7, 2014 0 comments Apps
Stay in touch with important contacts with new Aussie app, CatchUp

Stay in touch with important contacts with new Aussie app, CatchUp

Has the pressure of your busy life caused you to lose contact with some of your friends? Maybe CatchUp, an app from Australian studio Less Than 3 can help with that. The app curates your phone’s contacts, and reminds you if its been too long since you were in touch with your selected contacts. The app was developed by husband and wife team Jeremy and Sarah Connor (who may or may not have a very important son) in Western Australia- they wanted a way to remind themselves to keep in touch with their friends after moving a long distance away.[Read More...]

by 1:34 PM on June 5, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Hangouts updated, bugfixes and custom notification tones in tow

Hangouts updated, bugfixes and custom notification tones in tow

Google Hangouts saw an update to version 2.1.233 (build 1205183-30) in the wee hours of the morning. On the surface, this version sees some small updates and bugfixes, but the main user-facing change is that you can now change the notification sound per-Hangout. While not specifically addressed in the change log, the unusual battery drain issue seems to have been fixed. The voice calling and stickers features seen in recent iOS versions of Hangouts remain MIA on Android. Have you noticed any other changes in Hangouts today? Let us know in the comments!

by 12:43 PM on June 5, 2014 5 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Google rolls out info cards for Google Play Movies to all countries

Google rolls out info cards for Google Play Movies to all countries

Ever sat through a TV show or Movie wondering who that actor is, what song is playing in the background? Well, wonder no more, Google has finally extended ‘Info Cards’ in Google Play Movies and TV to all countries with access to the service. Google first introduced the feature, which allows you to get information on actors and songs through cards which pop up on the screen when you pause a movie, in March last year. When paused you can tap on the actors face to get more information on them, information like the actors age, birthplace, recent roles or[Read More...]

by 10:30 AM on June 4, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Services
Instagram adds multiple photo editing tools to their app

Instagram adds multiple photo editing tools to their app

Instagram has been conistently updating their app with more features, like video and direct messaging for a while, but has today released an update which focuses on the heart of what makes Instagram a popular platform – photos. Specifically, they’ve added editing tools to allow you to touch up those photos before posting. The update, which brings Instagram up to version 6.0, adds some improvements to existing tools – Straighten, Border, Blur/Tilt Shift, Crop, Lux and Rotate and adds a host of new tools : Filter strength Adjust Brightness Contrast Warmth Saturation Highlights Shadows Vignette Sharpen Instagram has updated their[Read More...]

by 10:03 AM on June 4, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google adds Chromecast support to Google+ photos and videos app – and ESPN, MLS and Crunchyroll

Google adds Chromecast support to Google+ photos and videos app – and ESPN, MLS and Crunchyroll

Google announced some new Chromecast support on the Chrome blog overnight, which concentrated heavily on sports related updates. Primaril, the blog focused on the introduction of Chromecast support for ESPN and Major League Soccer(MLS). We do have ESPN here in Australia thanks to Foxtel, but whether this service translates with your subscription is unclear, but if you want it, it may be worth clarifying with Foxtel. MLS on the other hand seems to be region restricted. The major one for Australia and indeed, Google+ users is the addition of Chromecast support for the Google+ photos and videos app, with Google[Read More...]

by 9:52 AM on June 4, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast