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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
Asus launches three ZenWatch companion apps on Google Play

Asus launches three ZenWatch companion apps on Google Play

Google is controlling what Android Wear looks like and how it operates, pushing OEMs towards extending functionality for their watches through apps. Asus has taken this to heart and has released three apps over night which are destined to be used with the upcoming ZenWatch. The three apps released are the ASUS ZenWatch Manager, which will be used in addition[Read More…]

by 8:47 am on November 4, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, Apps
Telstra 24×7 Android app gets major facelift

Telstra 24×7 Android app gets major facelift

Telstra’s 24×7 Android app has just received a major update in the Google Play Store, bringing a major visual overhaul and a few usability tweaks. The Play Store change log for the update, listed as v9.0.0, is as follows: • introduced a brand new look • made it easier to find your data and call usage for multiple services • improved[Read More…]

by 7:41 am on November 4, 2014 3 comments Apps, Carriers, News
Calendar app joins the list of Google apps made over with Material Design

Calendar app joins the list of Google apps made over with Material Design

Lollipop is so close you can almost taste the sugary goodness, with that the last of the major Google apps are getting their Material design makeover. This morning the Calendar app is also getting a material design makeover and there’s some interesting new features arriving as well. The first update is the Events from Gmail integration which now checks through[Read More…]

by 7:32 am on November 4, 2014 2 comments Android Development, Apps
Google talks a bit about the design behind Android Lollipop

Google talks a bit about the design behind Android Lollipop

With the official release of Android 5.0 Lollipop yesterday, Google has taken to the Official Android Blog to talk a little bit about the design that went in to the latest release. As we all know, Material Design has been talked about a lot since Google I/O earlier this year, but now with Google’s apps being updated to support the new[Read More…]

by 7:29 am on November 4, 2014 3 comments Apps, News, OS Update