Samsung launches ArtCover service in Australia – and we’ve got two to give away!

Samsung this week opened ArtCover in Australia, a service that allows you to create custom back covers for your Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4, Galaxy Note II or Galaxy Note 3 handsets from your own artwork (or someone else's, if you're so inclined). Be sure to read to the end of the article for your chance to win an ArtCover! The service appears to be a collaboration between the Korean giant and Singapore-based iPortal Asia, which explains the apparant soft-launch of the service in the latter throes of 2013 around south-east Asia. The ArtCover website allows... Continue reading

Geeky Christmas Giveaway: Winners Announced

Merry Christmas everyone! As promised, we've conducted the draw for our Geeky Christmas competition, and it's time to bring you the results, and what better day to do it than Christmas day! We'd like to thank the team at Gadgets 4 Geeks for the awesome giveaways and discount they offer the Ausdroid Community. Head on over to Gadgets 4 Geeks to pick up your mobile accessories. Now, without further ado, here are the winners of our Geek Christmas Giveaway: 1st Prize: Qi Wireless Charging Dock for Nexus 7 (2013) Congratulations -... Continue reading

Giveaway: A Geeky Christmas filled with Gadgets

We love to give things away at Ausdroid, and this Christmas is no different. That's right, we're doing it again and it's all thanks to our friends at Gadgets 4 Geeks! We've got three fabulous prizes on offer, and winning one is really easy. Prizes In the run up to Christmas we'll be giving away: 1st Prize: Qi Wireless Charging Dock for Nexus 7 (2013) you can read our review to find out how awesome this prize is. 2nd Prize: Charging Mount Cradle & Charging Kit for Nexus 5 3rd Prize: Desktop Charging Dock with... Continue reading

Vodafone Fasterest Challenge – win a Samsung Galaxy S4

Vodafone is confident that it has the fastest 4G network in Australia. So confident that they are challenging you to take a speed test against their "Lightning Fast Man". The terms are that you take on Lightning Fast Man - who will be using Vodafone 4G presumably - and at the end of your challenge you're entered into a draw to win a Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB or a Samsung Note 3 32GB. There will be a draw every hour on the hour and a bonus draw at the end of the... Continue reading

Samsung offering Jay Z album to 1 Million Galaxy S4, S3 and Note II owners to download

Samsung started announcing a promotion last week, whereby owners of selected Samsung Galaxy phones would receive a copy of the Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail album simply by downloading the app. Eligibility was cloudy at the time but Samsung has just put up the MagnaCartaHolyGrail website, which includes a link to the terms and conditions and Australia is included. The album will be available to people who download the JAY Z Magna Carta app from Google Play onto their qualifying Samsung Galaxy device. The full list of eligible devices has been included in the terms and conditions,... Continue reading

Win the ultimate gadget for your HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4 Smartphone!

To celebrate the Australian launch of the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 this month, Gadgets4Geeks is giving Ausdroid readers the chance to win an awesome gadget for either smartphone. Prizes include mountable car kits, stunning desktop docks, colour cases and screen protectors. For your chance to WIN, simply register your details here, and tell us which of the two smartphones (HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4) is your favourite and why. There are three prize pools, and ten winners in total. 1st prize - 2 x winners - each will have the choice of either car kit. Continue reading

Giveaway : Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Cases thanks to Belkin Australia

Update : All Cases have been claimed - Thanks for playing. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 owners, you've had a rough trot. Your Ice Cream Sandwich update was only approved at the end of last month after much testing, so we've got something to make it up to you, at least a little bit. Belkin Australia has kindly given us 7 cases for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. They've supplied a Verve Folio Stand case, 3 x Slim Folio Stand cases and 3 x Flip Folio Stand Cases. Now this is a pretty simple giveaway, you only have to... Continue reading

Win a Nexus 4 — NOW CLOSED

Update: The competition is now closed. We closed it a little late, and a few late entries were received. They'll be honoured, but the competition is now officially closed. We'll draw it soon! Two weeks ago today, we launched our Nexus 4 raffle. We asked people to support the Ausdroid Foundation, and in exchange, we'd offer up raffle tickets to win a brand spanking new Nexus 4, which is sitting on Jason's desk ready to be sent out. Well, that competition closes today. At 1pm to be precise. Want... Continue reading

Winner of Motorola RAZR M ™ competition announced

A week ago, entries closed in our Motorola RAZR M ™ competition. We asked you to tell us, in 25 words or less, what made you faster, smarter or stronger, and boy oh boy did we receive a tonne of entries — just under 600 in fact. The team and I have been flat chat reviewing entries, posting news and doing general Ausdroid things, so unfortunately it's taken us a little while to get to this point, but here we go. First prize has been awarded to Alex D. of New South Wales, for his entry: Not allowing my disABILITY... Continue reading

Galaxy Mini 2 Giveaway – Winner

A while back we announced the Galaxy Mini 2 giveaway to give you, our readers the chance to win the Galaxy Mini 2 we were given by Vodafone as part of our Nexus S Jelly Bean Challenge. The competition called for you to submit stories on the most spectacular way you've destroyed your phone. We had a lot of entries and there was some truly great entries, but there can be only one winner and after reviewing the entries... Continue reading

Vodafone shows Jellybean love to Ausdroid readers

We know all too well the turmoil and angst that pending updates for your precious handset can cause, the dreaded "check for update" button returning the result that your device is up to date, when you know it isn't! We know that the Nexus S update has been approved and rollout has started, we know that Vodafone have received the Jellybean update for the Samsung Galaxy S3 and we know that Galaxy Nexus owners are unfortunately going to have to wait a while. Well, while you wait for your updates, Vodafone have given Ausdroid readers some Jellybean loving! Simply be... Continue reading

Droidax Powerpack for Samsung Galaxy S III — Review

A cover and portable charger in one; protects and charges your device on the go without cables. The Droidax Powerpack for the Samsung Galaxy S III is a two in one case that includes an extended battery for the Galaxy S III and is especially designed to perfectly fit its dimensions without adding excess bulk. It includes a powerful, built-in 2300 mAh capa Li-ion rechargeable battery, capable of adding an extra 75% battery time to your mobile phone. The retail pack includes a micro-USB cable that allows you to charge both the Power Pack and mobile phone... Continue reading

Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security coming tomorrow — win a copy!

When Trend Micro's PR agency rang last week, my first question was — why? They know we write about mobile devices, particularly Android, right? Well, I demonstrated my lack of product knowledge, as I soon found out why. Trend Micro, formerly a maker of desktop security software employed by Intel and Novell, has obviously expanded their product line a little, and I started paying attention right about the time that I was told Trend Micro offers an Android security solution as well. I'll say first and foremost, I don't usually bother with desktop security/anti-virus/whatever packages, as I am a... Continue reading