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Jolla look to crowdsource their new tablet

Jolla look to crowdsource their new tablet

Crowdsource funding is becoming more and more popular for startups: they put the idea “out there” and if their idea for a product or service appeals to you, you offer them some funds to get it off the ground. Anything from a bit of change, and in return they offer you some warm fuzzies, through to a significant sum of[Read More…]

by 6:10 pm on November 23, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Tablets
TED app gets Chromecast support

TED app gets Chromecast support

TED is hugely popular, it has a catalogue of some 1700+ talks from some truly amazing people; ranging from technical and scientific geniuses such as Prof. Stephen Hawking to musical legends right through to medical and business leaders. Watching some of these talks are nothing short of an experience that needs to be had, unfortunately until now the experience needed[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on November 23, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Android Studio leaves Beta for Canary Channel

Android Studio leaves Beta for Canary Channel

If you’re a developer or budding developer looking to make headway into the Android platform it’s more than likely you’re at least familiar with, if not using the Android Studio that Google Announced at I/O last year. The good news is that on the Android Tools website an announcement has been made that the increasingly popular Integrated Development Environment (IDE)[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 23, 2014 1 comment Android Development, Google Services, News
Nexus 6 DOES have an RGB LED that could possibly be used for notifications

Nexus 6 DOES have an RGB LED that could possibly be used for notifications

When the Nexus 6 was announced one thing was obvious in it’s absence, a multicoloured (preferably RGB) LED light for notifications. Instead, Google and Motorola have opted for Ambient Display such as in the Moto X. One of mine, and many others’, favourite features of a Nexus phone is the RGB light. The ability to make the light flash any[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on November 23, 2014 4 comments News
Google Drive getting in the giving spirit

Google Drive getting in the giving spirit

Google Drive are getting in the spirit of giving leading into Christmas. They’ve announced in a blog post that if you purchase a Chromebook (or are fortunate enough to be given one) across the break this year, you can claim a whopping 1 terrabyte of Google Drive Storage as part of your purchase. The additional space on your Google account[Read More…]

by 7:00 am on November 23, 2014 0 comments Chromebook, Google Services, News
Possible New Root Method For Lollipop

Possible New Root Method For Lollipop

When Google brought Lollipop into the world they also introduced SELinux into an enforcing mode in all stock devices. This makes the system partition of a Lollipop stock device read-only by default. Everyone was worried about the future of the Android hacker scene but we shouldn’t have been as it was quickly shown that a custom kernel could be used[Read More…]

by 12:23 pm on November 21, 2014 7 comments News
Nexus 6 Encryption Turned Off For Faster Read/Write Speeds

Nexus 6 Encryption Turned Off For Faster Read/Write Speeds

The Nexus 6 is finally starting to arrive in the hands of a few very lucky people (no Aussies at this stage unfortunately) and many are finding that certain bench speeds are far below par. We have seen reviewers bench the read/write speeds lower than the Nexus 5. Arstechnica, in their review of the Nexus 6, noticed the significantly poor[Read More…]

by 3:49 pm on November 20, 2014 3 comments News
Nexus 6 Does NOT Have Double Tap To Wake

Nexus 6 Does NOT Have Double Tap To Wake

There’s been quite some confusion surrounding a feature that Google announced would be included in Lollipop, as to whether or not it would work on the Nexus 6 – Double-Tap to Wake. It’s present in Lollipop and works well on the Nexus 9 but while some reviewers have said it was present in the Nexus 6 others have said that[Read More…]

by 9:20 pm on November 19, 2014 8 comments News
WhatsApp now so secure even they can’t read your messages

WhatsApp now so secure even they can’t read your messages

Since revelations that the NSA or other security agencies have been monitoring most communications, end-to-end encryption has been a hot buzzword in messaging circles. In their latest update, WhatsApp has announced that their messaging service has now implemented this encryption, becoming so secure that even they can’t read your messages, thanks to a partnership with Open Whisper Systems. The WhatsApp[Read More…]

by 12:44 pm on November 19, 2014 7 comments Apps, News
Facebook announces a separate app for Facebook Groups

Facebook announces a separate app for Facebook Groups

Facebook Groups are something that not every Facebook user might use, but they’re very handy if used well. I use Facebook groups to network professionally, to stay in touch with the local SES Unit, and to stay in touch with old friends. People use groups for everything, and to try and give the function a little more prominence, Facebook has[Read More…]

by 11:11 am on November 19, 2014 4 comments Apps, News