Ausdroid News for 25 June 2015

Google Play Family Free App of the Week update – Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse
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Google Play Family Free App of the Week update – Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse

Google has update the Family section of the Play store with a new app, this week you can grab Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse from Dr. Panda Ltd. for free. The app is normally $4.99, but if you click on the Family Store link you can grab it for free. As usual if you search for the app in the[Read More…]

in Other by at 9:58 pm on June 25, 2015
OnePlus shows off the USB-C cable for the upcoming 2
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OnePlus shows off the USB-C cable for the upcoming 2

OnePlus yesterday came out and unashamedly admitted to slowly drip-feeding specs for their upcoming smartphone, and they’ve followed it up today with a look at the USB-C cable for the phone. The cable is decked out in the red and white OnePlus colour scheme with a USB-C connector on one end. Administrator David S who posted the pics hinted that[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer by at 2:29 pm on June 25, 2015
Amazon gives away 21 more apps for free – over $60 in value

Amazon gives away 21 more apps for free – over $60 in value

Amazon is at it again giving away free apps and games in an attempt to win you over onto their app store. The June promotion is now live in Australia, with over $60 worth of apps and games available through the Amazon App store. There’s a slew of premium titles on offer including the fantastic tinyCAM Monitor Pro which I[Read More…]

in Apps by at 1:44 pm on June 25, 2015
Telstra announces new sites to go online after securing funding from the Federal Government

Telstra announces new sites to go online after securing funding from the Federal Government

Telstra has just announced that as part of the Federal Government’s Mobile Black Spot Programme, they will be adding 679 new sites in regional areas. The sites will consist of 429 3G/4G towers and 250 4G data only small cells which will be built over the next three years. The 3G/4G sites will cover some 400 communities currently without coverage[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 12:57 pm on June 25, 2015
Facebook is now letting you sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account in selected countries

Facebook is now letting you sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account in selected countries

Facebook Messenger, is one of the most widely used instant messaging platforms, but it has its detractors who don’t want to have a Facebook account. Facebook has today announced that users in selected countries can now sign up for Messenger without a Facebook account. In their latest update, users will be able to use all the Messenger features – chat[Read More…]

in Apps by at 12:32 pm on June 25, 2015
Vodafone expanding into more regional areas after winning Federal Government funding
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Vodafone expanding into more regional areas after winning Federal Government funding

Vodafone has today announced that they have won funding from the Australian Federal Government to build 70 base stations in regional areas under the Mobile Black Spot Programme. A recent report released by The Centre for Independent Economics revealed Telstra customers in regional Australia paid a premium of up to $650 per year due to lack of competition. According to[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 11:36 am on June 25, 2015
LG G4 — Review
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LG G4 — Review

LG’s G4 is the third major smartphone launch this year, following on the heels of HTC’s One (M9) and Samsung’s Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge double attack. As with 2013, LG was a little late to the party, but having taken the time to prepare the release of the G4 a little better, that tactic seems to have borne[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 9:00 am on June 25, 2015
Kenwood announces first Android Auto head units for the US market
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Kenwood announces first Android Auto head units for the US market

CES in January was where we first saw the nearly 6-month old Android Auto begin to make an appearance. Kenwood was one of the partners who showed off their Android Auto head unit, and today they’ve announced the availability of two Android Auto units, at least in the US. Kenwood has announced that the Kenwood Excelon DDX9902S and Kenwood DDX9702S[Read More…]

in Android Auto, Other by at 7:51 am on June 25, 2015
Microsoft Office for Android phones now available to everyone
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Microsoft Office for Android phones now available to everyone

Microsoft has slowly been making their Office suite available on Android, first on tablets and more recently moving to the hugely popular phone platform. Microsoft has been making the apps available via their beta program, but as of today, you can grab Word, Excel and Powerpoint on your Android phone without having to resort to joining any Beta programs. During[Read More…]

in Apps by at 7:32 am on June 25, 2015
Google makes option to add Drive attachments to Google Calendar web live and makes API available

Google makes option to add Drive attachments to Google Calendar web live and makes API available

After pulling the ‘Undo Send’ feature into the main channel in Gmail yesterday, Google has moved another Labs feature to the mainstream, this time making the Add Attachment from Drive feature available to Google Calendar users. The lab is now live for those using Calendar, including Google Apps customers unless their administrator has specifically denied access to it. To add[Read More…]

in Google Services by at 7:18 am on June 25, 2015