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Transport for NSW announces 2 new Opal apps – Opal Travel & Opal Fares for Sydney-siders using Opal Card

Transport for NSW announces 2 new Opal apps – Opal Travel & Opal Fares for Sydney-siders using Opal Card

Transport for NSW along with the Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian, has today announced their will be 2 new Opal apps which will help give you both information regarding modes of transport, as well as an estimated Opal card fare pricing all from each of the 2 apps. The 2 apps, Opal Travel & Opal Fares, do slightly differ from[Read More…]

by 4:22 pm on December 10, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Samsung Australia advise a delay on the Gear VR headset

Samsung Australia advise a delay on the Gear VR headset

When it comes to product delays, Samsung Australia has had a pretty bad run in the last couple of months. The Note 4 and Note Edge were both delayed, and now Samsung Australia has advised that the virtual reality headset, the Gear VR will also be delayed. Originally scheduled to launch last month, and now on-sale in the US, the[Read More…]

by 3:24 pm on December 10, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer
Good Deal: Sega is currently having a sale on five great games on Google Play

Good Deal: Sega is currently having a sale on five great games on Google Play

If you missed out on the Sega Humble Bundle sale from a few weeks back, or you just weren’t sure on grabbing APKs from outside of Google Play, then here’s a second chance. Sega has announced some massive discounts on their blog for five titles, going on-sale across Google Play and the Amazon App Store (and iTunes). There are still[Read More…]

by 1:51 pm on December 10, 2014 2 comments Apps
VLC releases version 1.0 for Android and shows off development of Material Design version for Android 5.0 and Android TV

VLC releases version 1.0 for Android and shows off development of Material Design version for Android 5.0 and Android TV

VLC is the go-to application for media playback on most platforms, but it’s been a long road on Android. Late to the party, they’ve become a great way to playback almost all video formats, although they’ve been in Beta since their release back in 2012. Now version 1.0 is rolling out through Google Play and it’s apparently fixing quite a[Read More…]

by 1:37 pm on December 10, 2014 0 comments Apps
Nexus 6 was originally supposed to come with a fingerprint scanner

Nexus 6 was originally supposed to come with a fingerprint scanner

Device security is a major factor these days. Google implemented device encryption in Android 5.0 (Lollipop), but according to a commit that’s been discovered in AOSP, there was originally supposed to be a hardware component to device security on the Nexus 6, right up until a few months before release. The commit was discovered by Ars Technica and prove just[Read More…]

by 1:13 pm on December 10, 2014 10 comments News, Other
Ausdroid Podcast 128 – Firing up the Scott Plowman Rage Generator 3000

Ausdroid Podcast 128 – Firing up the Scott Plowman Rage Generator 3000

Welcome to episode 128 of the Ausdroid podcast! As you might guess from the episode title, Scott’s back and he’s unimpressed. And he has a lot to be unimpressed about this week, with Telstra, OnePlus, Cyanogen, Google and a few random Nexus devices all coming in for some well-deserved criticism. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Yes,[Read More…]

by 1:08 pm on December 10, 2014 0 comments Android TV, Phones, Rumours, Tablets
Google releases Android Studio 1.0 for all developers – now the official Integrated Development Environment

Google releases Android Studio 1.0 for all developers – now the official Integrated Development Environment

After releasing version of Android Studio to the Canary channel late last month, yesterday, Google released Android Studio 1.0 for Windows, Mac and Linux to all developers. Google has also named Android studio as the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android going forward. The release of Android Studio to the Canary channel, was focused on letting developers find any[Read More…]

by 12:48 pm on December 10, 2014 0 comments Android Development
Review: Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Review: Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Huawei might be the worlds third largest smartphone manufacturers but they are still yet to become a household name in Australia. When they first entered the smartphone market in Australia they were exclusively targeting the pre-paid market. The last 18 months have seen them move slowly toward the high end of the market. With the release of the Ascend Mate[Read More…]

by 11:09 am on December 10, 2014 10 comments Reviews
Ausdroid Podcast 128 – LIVE CHAT

Ausdroid Podcast 128 – LIVE CHAT

http://youtube.com/embed/PYhuoW7KGYo Welcome to episode 128 of the Ausdroid Podcast! If you’re on a mobile device, you can use this link to get to the video directly through YouTube. If you have a Chromecast you can also put us on your TV! Broadcast will start soon after 9.00pm AEST Live Chat You can join our live chat using the chat interface[Read More…]

by 9:05 pm on December 9, 2014 0 comments News, Podcast Live
Google unleashes ‘Smart Unlock’ on ChromeOS Dev Channel – unlock your Chromebook with your phone

Google unleashes ‘Smart Unlock’ on ChromeOS Dev Channel – unlock your Chromebook with your phone

At Google I/O, Google announced that like the Smart Lock feature on Android which allows you to use a connected Bluetooth device as a trusted device to keep your device unlocked, you would soon be doing this with your phone. Smart Unlock has finally popped up and is working in the latest version of ChromeOS in the Dev channel and[Read More…]

by 6:43 pm on December 9, 2014 0 comments Chromebook, ChromeOS