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AAMI’s new Safe Driver app offering a $100,000 prize for safe drivers – but not if your device is rooted or ‘jailbroken’

AAMI’s new Safe Driver app offering a $100,000 prize for safe drivers – but not if your device is rooted or ‘jailbroken’

According to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, up till November last year there were 1,185 road deaths – and even money says that some of those were caused by unsafe drivers. Insurance company AAMI has a vested interest in safe driving, not only is it good business sense to encourage safe driving but it saves lives as well. AAMI[Read More…]

by 4:38 pm on January 12, 2015 11 comments Apps
The Ausdroid Podcast returns for 2015 TONIGHT at 9pm AEDT

The Ausdroid Podcast returns for 2015 TONIGHT at 9pm AEDT

Join us tonight at 9pm AEDT for the first 2015 edition of the Ausdroid Podcast! Jason, Dan and Scott will be looking at the Android developments from CES and some of the bigger stories of the last couple of weeks. We’ll have the usual live chat online shortly before 9pm AEDT rolls around, so come back then and chat with[Read More…]

by 4:02 pm on January 12, 2015 1 comment News
OPPO begins rattling sabers over the Polaroid ‘Selfie’ camera

OPPO begins rattling sabers over the Polaroid ‘Selfie’ camera

If this phone looks a little similar to you, you’re not alone. At CES last week, well-known, but once-dead camera brand Polaroid announced a new Android phone, with a rotating camera called the ‘Selfie’. This camera setup has been seen previously in Chinese manufacturer OPPO’s N1 smartphone which they launched last year, and it appears that the similarity in design[Read More…]

by 1:25 pm on January 12, 2015 0 comments News
How To: Capture an OTA update

How To: Capture an OTA update

Once Google releases a new version of Android, it’s usually around two weeks before Nexus at least receive their updates. You can wait, or you can side-load the OTA update once some lucky soul captures the URL that the OTA is coming from. We often get reports from people saying they’ve received the OTA, but we’d love to be able[Read More…]

by 12:01 pm on January 12, 2015 0 comments
How To: Side load an OTA update

How To: Side load an OTA update

With Android, one of the most exciting times, is seeing the ‘System Update Available’ notification on your phone or tablet. Especially if it’s a major release, but even with point releases, the updates can be long-awaited due to fixes for niggling bugs that affect different people. While it can take up to two weeks for an OTA update to appear[Read More…]

by 12:01 pm on January 12, 2015 6 comments
Google Play Edition almost dead, with Galaxy S 4 Play Edition being pulled

Google Play Edition almost dead, with Galaxy S 4 Play Edition being pulled

I remember when the Google Play Edition program was announced back in mid-2013, and we all thought it was a pretty good thing. Popular, top-shelf hardware but with a plain vanilla version of Android, ripe for the enjoyment and the hacking. Well, it didn’t take long for the disappointment to grow, as, with most things, the Google Play Edition program was[Read More…]

by 9:54 am on January 12, 2015 22 comments News, Phones
AccuWeather now features Android Wear integration

AccuWeather now features Android Wear integration

If you’re looking for a bit more detail about the weather than Google’s Weather cards provide on your Android Wear device, then maybe you should revisit AccuWeather. AccuWeather has had apps on Android for as long as I can remember, and they’ve now added Android Wear integration to their popular Android app (which has been downloaded over 10 million times).[Read More…]

by 9:44 am on January 12, 2015 0 comments Android Wear, Apps, News
Official: Spotify won’t support Google Cast, sticks with Spotify Connect instead

Official: Spotify won’t support Google Cast, sticks with Spotify Connect instead

In an apparent raising of the middle finger towards thousands of users who have asked for the feature, Spotify has explained that it won’t be integrating Google Cast features into its music service, instead preferring to focus on Spotify Connect instead. Instead of opening their service so users of the $49 Chromecast dongle can stream their music to their TV or stereo without[Read More…]

by 6:37 am on January 10, 2015 19 comments Chromecast
Sharp Australia confirms that at least one of their TV’s with Android TV will launch in Australia

Sharp Australia confirms that at least one of their TV’s with Android TV will launch in Australia

After announcing their new line of Sharp AQUOS televisions supporting Android TV at CES the other day, we reached out to Sharp Australia to find out their plans for Australia. Today, Sharp Australia has confirmed that they intend to launch at least one of the two models announced at CES but are unable to confirm which model. They have no[Read More…]

by 4:12 pm on January 9, 2015 0 comments Android TV, Manufacturer
Netflix coming to Australia on 31 March from $9.99/mo

Netflix coming to Australia on 31 March from $9.99/mo

Netflix will launch its streaming video service in Australia on 31 March with a three-tier pricing system that starts at $9.99 per month, according to reports. TechGuide.com.au is reporting that this is what has been confirmed by two un-named sources while attending CES 2015 in Las Vegas this week. Netflix were also present at CES 2015, and were apparently unwilling[Read More…]

by 4:04 pm on January 9, 2015 19 comments News