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Leaked Android Wear app preview shows off upcoming Material Design update and new features

Leaked Android Wear app preview shows off upcoming Material Design update and new features

With Lollipop set to roll out to Nexus – and the LG G3 – devices in the (hopefully) very near future, Material Design is set to take centre stage for Google apps and indeed, if Google gets their wish, most of the apps in the Play Store. So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the next update[Read More…]

by 7:50 am on November 12, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Apps
Instagram updated with Caption Dditing and updated Explore page

Instagram updated with Caption Dditing and updated Explore page

Instagram has updated today, adding a new feature which some will love – Caption Editing, as well as updating their Discovery tab to help you discover new and interesting Instagram feeds. The caption editing feature allows you to go back and edit your posts, because as Instagram says ‘When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in[Read More…]

by 8:04 am on November 11, 2014 2 comments Apps
Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

Microsoft announces Office for Android Tablet preview

Microsoft is continuing their trend of supplying their services across platforms. Today they’ve announced a new Office for Android Tablet preview. They’ve announced Office for iPhone, as well as updates to the existing iPad app they launched back in March. The Office for Android Tablet preview will include Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and will be made available to those who[Read More…]

by 1:40 am on November 7, 2014 4 comments Apps
‘OK Google’ hotword detection with Australian English now works in Android 5.0

‘OK Google’ hotword detection with Australian English now works in Android 5.0

We’re still finding notable features in the Android Lollipop Developer Preview. This one was pointed out by Ausdroid reader Benjamin, who alerted us to the fact that you can finally use “OK Google” hotword detection while using English (Australia) as your language. You can also configure the Google Search app to use “OK Google” from any screen (as well as[Read More…]

by 2:43 pm on November 6, 2014 8 comments Apps
Google promises Inbox invites for all in happy hour – 10am to 11am AEDT

Google promises Inbox invites for all in happy hour – 10am to 11am AEDT

Wanna get in on the Inbox action, but don’t have an invite to spare? Never fear, Google’s here … to help. You know how it goes. After trickling invites out every few days, it looks like the Inbox team is getting ready to open the gates, promising invites today: Want an invite TODAY? #InboxHappyHour 3-4pm PT. Send us an email[Read More…]

by 8:38 am on November 6, 2014 24 comments Apps
Google Maps gets the Material Design treatment

Google Maps gets the Material Design treatment

Google has announced (and released!) the Material Design update for Google Maps, and it’s pretty. There’s not much to say — just look at the gorgeous layout of the new app in the picture above. You’ll see changes in the way the info sheet shows for local businesses and other places on Maps, and our friends in the US now[Read More…]

by 6:35 am on November 6, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
ABC iview Android app updated with Beta Chromecast support in Google Play

ABC iview Android app updated with Beta Chromecast support in Google Play

It’s been months since the ABC was announced as a launch partner for Google’s Chromecast dongle, but the update for the iview Android app to include Chromecast support is finally now available in Google Play. The iOS ABC iview app got updated all the way back in September, with the ABC promising the Android App would be updated ‘in the[Read More…]

by 12:59 pm on November 5, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
Disney Movies Anywhere now linking to Google Play – get Wreck It Ralph as a bonus for connecting

Disney Movies Anywhere now linking to Google Play – get Wreck It Ralph as a bonus for connecting

Google and Disney have announced a new partnership which will allow you to link your movie streaming services cross-platform and in a first is actually really, cross-platform allowing you to watch your Disney Movies on iOS, Android or on the Disney Movies Anywhere site. All you need to do is link your accounts. The new deal allows you access to[Read More…]

by 12:50 pm on November 5, 2014 16 comments Apps, Google Play
Taking Clipp out for a spin – a new way to handle bar tabs

Taking Clipp out for a spin – a new way to handle bar tabs

If you haven’t heard of Clipp yet, maybe you will soon. The app wants to be the new bar tab, and it’s got some nice ideas up its sleeve that put it in a good position to do so. The company’s main pitch is that it provides a way for bars, hotels and other venues to handle customer tabs in[Read More…]

by 1:28 pm on November 4, 2014 3 comments Apps, News
Gmail 5.0 made official – coming to everyone

Gmail 5.0 made official – coming to everyone

The Gmail app we saw leaked over the weekend, has now been made official by Google. The updated app contains ‘modern style, sleeker transitions, and a few other handy improvements’. As we saw in the leak, the app allows you to use email addresses that aren’t Gmail (It’s Ok, Google understands), including POP/IMAP and Exchange accounts, although for Exchange you[Read More…]

by 9:27 am on November 4, 2014 3 comments Apps