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Facebook announces a “Lite” version of its app for emerging markets
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Facebook announces a “Lite” version of its app for emerging markets

Facebook has today announced that it has launched a new and smaller Android version of its app, called Facebook lite, for emerging markets. Facebook Lite, which was being tested in a few countries back in January, is a new version of Facebook for Android that uses less data and works well across all network conditions. The app has been specifically[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 8:00 am on June 5, 2015
Slack goes material with better notifications and performance boost

Slack goes material with better notifications and performance boost

Slack has given their Android app a shot in the arm with a number of much needed improvements, material design, better performance and more specific notifications in their latest update. Slack has grown in popularity for team communication in a lot of businesses world wide with their take on what business messaging should be. The concept is a cross platform[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 6:32 pm on June 4, 2015
Halfbrick Studios release Radical Rappelling
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Halfbrick Studios release Radical Rappelling

Halfbrick Studios, the well known Brisbane based developers behind such blockbuster games as Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride and more, has launched a new game today, with Radical Rappelling dropping into Google Play. Radical Rappelling is an adrenalin fueled vertical scroller which sees you playing as thrill seekers Rip and Roxy as they attempt to outrun molten lava as they rappel[Read More…]

in Apps by at 4:31 pm on June 4, 2015
Chrome ‘Touch to Search’ rolling out now through server-side switch
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Chrome ‘Touch to Search’ rolling out now through server-side switch

Search. It’s what Google’s main business is, especially when paired with advertising, so it’s no wonder that they’re adding new ways to search all the time. The latest addition is now rolling out to Chrome users, but as no recent update has gone out, it appears it’s a server side switch. The feature simply pops up when you highlight a[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Services by at 9:00 am on June 4, 2015
Samsung Pay delayed until September, at least
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Samsung Pay delayed until September, at least

Samsung Pay, announced at MWC 2015 this year alongside the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, has been set back by at least a few months to September 2015 for the US and Korean markets. The service had originally been slated for a July launch, but in an investor call today a Samsung executive indicated that the service would more[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Services, Manufacturer, News, NFC by at 8:30 am on June 4, 2015
Google Keyboard update sees personal dictionary sync, emoji on physical keyboards, and more
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Google Keyboard update sees personal dictionary sync, emoji on physical keyboards, and more

There are so many replacement keyboards available for Android that people often forget about Google’s own, default keyboard which actually works surprisingly well. Google have updated their in-house keyboard to version 4.1, and it brings some new features, while getting rid of some that aren’t needed anymore. One of the best new features is cross-device dictionary sync, which allows your[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 8:11 am on June 4, 2015
Avast GrimeFighter (aka Cleanup): An app that actually does what it says, and cleans up your phone
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Avast GrimeFighter (aka Cleanup): An app that actually does what it says, and cleans up your phone

Ausdroid, like the broader Android community, has typically been a little sceptical of products and services that have tried to make the jump from traditional desktop motifs to the mobile environment. Hot on the heels of a tour through Asia, Ausdroid caught up with Vince Steckler and Ondrej Vlček from Avast in Sydney yesterday for a bit of a chat about their mobile[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 4:20 pm on June 3, 2015
Personal productivity tool Centrallo releases Material Design update for their app
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Personal productivity tool Centrallo releases Material Design update for their app

Personal productivity tool Centrallo has been updated, with the app receiving a fresh new makeover to bring it inline with Google’s Material Design guidelines. The update has gone live over night and has received good feedback from their core beta group testers. The Material Design update, includes a more colourful, minimalist interface that’s described as more airy and has plenty[Read More…]

in Apps by at 2:27 pm on June 3, 2015
Google Play sends out notifications that Terminator Genisys: Revolution is now available to download

Google Play sends out notifications that Terminator Genisys: Revolution is now available to download

Google Play’s first game to use pre-registration, Terminator Genisys: Revolution has finally launched. After appearing last month on Google Play inviting users to sign up for pre-registration users are this morning receiving notifications to download the game – and early indications are that it’s good. Glu Mobile are the creators of the licensed title, based on the Paramount movie which[Read More…]

in Apps by at 10:13 am on June 3, 2015
Google Transit information gets easier to read
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Google Transit information gets easier to read

Since 2007, Google has been feeding Transit information into Google Maps to help navigate around the world. Over the years, they’ve expanded to more than 18,000 cities and towns in 64 countries, across six continents, and today they’re adding more sources as well as improving the way results are displayed. Today, Google has announced that they’re bringing on board 25+[Read More…]

in Apps by at 9:30 am on June 3, 2015