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Chris Lacy ready to release a new app tomorrow

Chris Lacy ready to release a new app tomorrow

Popular Aussie Developer Chris Lacy, who has brought us apps such as Tweet Lanes, Action Launcher Pro and more recently Link Bubble has hinted on his Google Plus Page that we should ensure we have 99c “laying about” tomorrow. On both his G+ and Twitter pages, details have been given of “it’s small, but powerful”. Exactly what the app is for, Chris isn’t saying. Some of the comments on the Google+ post announcing the incoming app, speculate it”s something to do with sharing, possibly to multiple social networks. All we know is that Chris seems particularly excited about this one.[Read More...]

by 5:10 PM on August 12, 2014 3 comments Apps, News
Dropbox updates Android app with doc previews and smarter search

Dropbox updates Android app with doc previews and smarter search

Popular online file storage service Dropbox has just announced their latest update to their Android app, and it’s not too shabby, bringing new document preview features for popular file formats and a smarter search to help you find what you need. The document preview works with any Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or PDF you have stored in your Dropbox. The preview function lets you view, scroll, and zoom on any of these file types without leaving the Dropbox app. Also included in the update are new search options. From today you can search individual folders, or if you need to,[Read More...]

by 5:25 AM on August 12, 2014 0 comments Apps
Instagram’s new photo sharing app, Bolt, is now available from Google Play

Instagram’s new photo sharing app, Bolt, is now available from Google Play

A couple of weeks ago, Instagram began rolling out their new snapchat clone – Bolt, the initial rollout hit only three countries, but the app has now gone live in Google Play for Australians. In case you’ve forgotten, Bolt is, a photo sharing app similar to what Snapchat currently offers but with a few differences. Bolt is actually a mix of Snapchat and Facebook’s Slingshot messaging app. Bolt asks you to join using your phone number, then allows you to add 20 friends to your favorites list, who you can then message. Bolt lets you send both photo and video[Read More...]

by 2:35 PM on August 9, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
YouTube’s Android app now supports 1440p video streaming – LG G3 first device to enable this feature

YouTube’s Android app now supports 1440p video streaming – LG G3 first device to enable this feature

YouTube has recently begun offering new options for streaming choices, and with LG launching the first phone widely available available with a 1440P resolution, Google has now begun offering the option to stream videos with that resolution in YouTube as well. The LG G3, really stands out not only for its design, but for its QuadHD (2,560×1,440) display, which allows owners to view high definition video. With only a limited amount of phones using a QHD resolution display, this option will be limited. More devices with a QuadHD resolution are set to either launch or expand availability over the next[Read More...]

by 10:34 AM on August 9, 2014 3 comments Apps, Phones
Facebook updates its Messenger app with Android Wear notifications & voice replies

Facebook updates its Messenger app with Android Wear notifications & voice replies

Facebook has pushed out an update to Facebook Messenger app adding updated Android Wear notifications as well as voice replies. The updated Android Wear notifications allow users to swipe to the left and either like or reply to messages right from their wrist, or even offer a voice reply to the message, similar to what has been added to services such as WhatsApp, or Google’s own messaging client Hangouts. The update is now live and free to download through Google Play. If you haven’t jumped into Facebook Messenger, then you can download the app via the link below.

by 9:47 AM on August 9, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps, News
VSCO Cam gets an update – taps into its Grid for endless inspiration

VSCO Cam gets an update – taps into its Grid for endless inspiration

Since arriving on Android back in December last year, VSCO Cam has grown quite popular pushing out quite a few updates in its history, they’re all well and good, but the latest update takes the photo editing app to the next level, almost competing with the likes of Instagram. The update, which bumps the version to 3.0, includes a few new features, one being ‘Find & Follow’ which allows users can now search, find & follow fellow photographers posting images to the apps community social network – Grid. Grid is a free minimalist publishing platform which has now been embedded[Read More...]

by 6:00 PM on August 8, 2014 0 comments Apps
Android Device Manager updated with new callback button on lock-screen

Android Device Manager updated with new callback button on lock-screen

Android Device Manager is seeing an update rolling out today, which adds a little bit of functionality to help re-unite you with your lost phone or tablet. The update, which has been applied to the Android Device Manager web console as well as the latest version (1.3.8 for those playing at home) of the Android Device Manager application, now gives you the option to add a ‘Call me back’ option to your phones lock-screen once you remotely lock your device. In the Android Device Manager App, from the ‘Lock’ option, you’re now presented with an option to enter a phone[Read More...]

by 11:36 AM on August 8, 2014 0 comments Apps
A Wiki-Watch?  Now that’s cool

A Wiki-Watch? Now that’s cool

For me, this is what the Android Operating System and Android Wear is all about; community minded developers with an idea being able to deliver it to users in a way that suits the user. Attopedia is, I have to say, one of the coolest apps for Android Wear to date. It’s a Wikipedia interface for your Android Wear watch, and it’s really simple and powerful. The delivery is pretty simple, it’s an Android Wear interface into Wikipedia; the go to fountain of knowledge and trolling for internet users all over the world. Using the app is very simple, it’s an easy[Read More...]

by 8:20 AM on August 8, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps, News
Vodafone updates their My Vodafone app for Android

Vodafone updates their My Vodafone app for Android

Vodafone has released a major update to its My Vodafone app for Android, and somehow it snuck its way onto my HTC One M8 without me realising. After being pointed to the possibility of an update, I just had to take a quick look, and I must say, the update is rather fresh. Sign in simply with your mobile number and password (or you can register pretty easily too) and you get at-a-glance access to your usage, remaining data and included value, as well as the ability to check out less common things such as roaming settings, previous bills, and[Read More...]

by 6:38 PM on August 7, 2014 5 comments Apps, Carriers, News
New to Android? Here’s our must-have apps!

New to Android? Here’s our must-have apps!

Are you new to Android? Whether you’re joining us from the iPhone, Windows Phone or BlackBerry world, or if you’re new to smartphones altogether, it’s important to start somewhere as you make your new phone yours, and there’s no better way to do that than installing some apps! We thought we’d turn the spotlight on some must-have apps, and in this instalment, we’re going to look at our top five apps that we just have to have on an Android device, be it a tablet or a phone. Dan’s Top 5 Talon for Twitter – $2.20 Twitter is a huge[Read More...]

by , and 3:12 PM on August 7, 2014 5 comments Apps, News
iDevices announce Android connectivity now available for iGrill and more.

iDevices announce Android connectivity now available for iGrill and more.

It’s not quite BBQ season, but for the high-tech grillmaster amongst you, some new tools are now available for use, with iDevices advising that their Android app, which controls all their iDevices Products, is now available in Google Play. There’s quite a few devices on offer, iGrill2, iGrill mini, Kitchen Thermometer, & Kitchen Thermometer mini all now compatible, and available for use, from one simple app. The products are generally used to keep a remote eye on the temperature of your food, using a probe which connects to a base unit, but also transmits via Bluetooth to your phone or[Read More...]

by 12:57 PM on August 7, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Apps
Google acquires messaging startup – Emu – perhaps looking to improve Google Now through Hangouts

Google acquires messaging startup – Emu – perhaps looking to improve Google Now through Hangouts

Messaging startup Emu has been acquired by Google, at least according to a message on the homepage of the site. Emu, is a messaging app, which gleans contextual information from your chats and allows some Google Now like functionality to be used straight from the app. The automation features are most likely what Google is after from Emu, with functions such as setting Calendar reminders, snoozing messages and location based reminders built-into the application. The most likely target for the messaging applications functions is Google’s Hangouts platform, which could feed the information straight into Google Now, or just improve Hangouts.[Read More...]

by 12:29 PM on August 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Test your geographic knowledge using Google Street View with “Where In The World?”

Test your geographic knowledge using Google Street View with “Where In The World?”

Australian developer Swizel Studios has released a fun new game to Google Play that tests your geographic knowledge of the world using Google Maps Street View. The game selects random Street View locations from around the world and challenges you to identify the location. Your final score will be based on the accuracy of your guesses and it’s integrated with Google Play Games so you can challenge your friends. Being Street View, you can navigate around the area and zoom in/out to try to find visual clues. Google added the ability for developers to use Google Maps Street View in[Read More...]

by 4:59 PM on August 6, 2014 3 comments Apps