PSA: Redeem your Google Play Credit from Nestlé Australia by May 31st or lose it.

Just when you thought that the Google/Nestlé Australia KitKat promotion was over there's just one more thing as a certain tech company likes to say at their launches. This afternoon, Nestlé Australia began sending out emails to entrants in their promotion to remind them that their Google Play vouchers won during the competition would expire on the 31st of May. The email also advises that the credit once activated will last until the 31st of January 2015 : Good Afternoon, We are sending you this email as you were one of the lucky winners of our KIT KAT Android promotion... Continue reading

Samsung Australia gives you the chance to win a Galaxy S5

Samsung Australia is giving away five Samsung Galaxy S5 handsets, and you can win one for yourself easily via a very simple competition on Samsung's Facebook Page. All you need to do is Log into Facebook Enter your personal details Tell Samsung 5 words that "power your Australian life While I'm personally doubtful that I'll ever be fortunate enough to win such a competition, you've got to be in it to win it, right? I'd recommend (however dry the reading is) having at least a skim of the Terms and Conditions of entry to make sure you're eligible and that you understand the... Continue reading

LG wants to hear from you about the next great mobile innovation

LG has been innovating their little hearts out in the mobile space and it's working. They've introduced new concepts - rear mounted keys, curved screens, flexible phones - and they're grabbing attention everywhere, up to and including winning the 'Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year’ at Mobile World Congress this year. Now, they want to hear from you about what should be the next big thing in Mobiles. If you have an idea about what you want to see introduced on Mobiles then LG could have a prize for you. If you head to their Facebook page,... Continue reading

Google wants your help to improve maps in Australia for the chance to win prizes

Google Australia has today launched their Mapathon 2014 contest, a project which they hope will encourage Australians to map their neighborhoods and places they care about within Australia, while giving them the chance to win prizes. The way the competition works is that you will edit points on Google Maps, Google has provided tools on their MapMaker page to allow you to add roads, businesses and more : The drawing and annotation tools enable you to to draw roads and features and label these items based on personal knowledge of a region, city, or town. Additionally, you may use... Continue reading

Ausdroid’s 4th birthday — Moto G winner, and more prizes to go!

Today marks the 4th birthday of Ausdroid, and of course, we're celebrating just a little bit. It's been a long journey for us, particularly for Buzz and myself who've been around since day dot, but also for the rest of the team who've been with us for a few years as well. In the lead-up to today's festivities, we ran a giveaway for a Motorola Moto G, which ended at midnight, and we've drawn our winner this morning, Jon B from Sydney. Congratulations! However, the fun doesn't stop there. We've... Continue reading

OnePlus wants to fly one lucky fan to Hong Kong to to feel the back cover of the One

OnePlus just announced a range of covers in a variety of different textures for their upcoming debut smartphone the One, but it's the back of the phone they want everyone to know about. OnePlus has announced a competition to bring one lucky OnePlus fan to Hong Kong to experience the feel of the rear of the One in person. To enter the competition its amazingly simple, post a short video to Instagram and let OnePlus know about your feelings about OnePlus Tech. That's it, simple right? Just tag your Instagram post with the @oneplustech tag and add the #phoneinabox... Continue reading

Nestlé Australia winds up their Android competition all second chance draw winners drawn

The announcement of KitKat as the name of the next version of Android, brought about a unique marketing opportunity for both Google and Nestlé with the companies embarking on a pretty successful campaign to cross promote the update and at the same time give away some of their new Nexus 7 tablets as well as some Google Play vouchers. But it all wound up on December 9th last year, but not all the tablets were claimed, and with some Android themed KitKat bars still showing up in stores, it was over to the second chance draw. The terms and conditions... Continue reading

Win a Motorola Moto G thanks to (and from) Ausdroid!

We love the Motorola Moto G, and we said as much when we reviewed it back in January. So much so, in fact, that we've decided to give one away to one of you, our wonderful readers, just because we can. We announced this in our mailing list yesterday, and now it's time for everyone who's not on that list to have a chance to enter as well. The competition mechanic is really, really simple. There's no witty answer to come up with, there's no problem to solve, and there's no raffle tickets to buy.... Continue reading

Telstra is giving away a 24-karat HTC One

Pic Source: Gold Genie To celebrate the launch of the HTC One on their 4G network, Telstra is running a competition to give away a 24-karat gold plated HTC One, valued at $5,000 by simply taking part in their #TelstraGold Australia Day competition. For a chance to win, Telstra is asking people to create a 30 second video which tells Telstra 'how you’ll be celebrating Australia Day in true Aussie Style this year'. To get it noticed by Telstra, share it with them on their social media sites - Facebook, Instagram or Continue reading

ACF Christmas Raffle — Winners Draw

Ladies and Gents, our Christmas raffle closed at 5pm, and as promised, we've conducted the draw nice and quickly so the winners can receive their prizes as soon as possible. The winners, as drawn by random.org, are as follows (and yes, they were drawn in the following order): HTC One Mini -- Michael Breuker (Ticket 29) $50 Google Play gift card -- Andreas Koepke (Ticket 111) $50 Google Play gift card -- Gregory Neal (Ticket 134) Congratulations everyone, and thanks for helping ACF add a bit more... Continue reading

Reader Survey 2013 prize winners announced

After successfully winding up our Reader Survey for 2013 last Friday, we're pleased to announce those who've won a prize for completing the survey. We received over 450 completed responses to what was -- in all fairness -- quite a detailed survey. We're truly grateful for everyone getting on board and helping us with this survey, and as promised at the beginning, we've got some prizes to give away to those who completed the whole survey, randomly selected of course. The prizes were as follows: A Google Chromecast device, fresh from the... Continue reading

Virgin Australia announces Game Of Phones – a location based competition to win a heap of prizes

Virgin Australia has announced a new competition coming this summer that will use a location based Augmented Reality type game that will pit players against player in the streets of Australia to compete for virtual prizes in physical locations across Australia. The competition will be run through the Game of Phones App is available to download now from Google Play(and the App Store). The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 - there's an alcohol prize - and has a certain Ingress type quality to it but with physical prizes on offer. There are 531 Prizes... Continue reading

Kit Kat promotional Nexus 7 tablets arriving now

For those lucky enough to have won a Nexus 7 16GB tablet in the Android 4.4 KitKat promotion, the good news is that they are now being shipped in a first round of deliveries. The bad news is that firstly, Woolworths are running low on the Android Kit Kats - and Nestle won't be producing any more - so stock up now if your local Woolworths, Big W or service stations still have any. The specially marked Kit Kat's are $1 for this week at the supermarket, if you can find them. The other bad news... Continue reading