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The Room Three now available on Android

The Room Three now available on Android

2:44 pm on January 12, 2016 in Apps and Games
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The wildly popular “The Room” series of mobile games recently released its third instalment, aka The Room Three, on iOS. Unfortunately, for those of us on Android who love the franchise we were left with promises of ‘coming soon.’ Well, the developers Fireproof Games have kept their promise and released the game to Google Play. For those unfamiliar with the[Read More…]

Sony announce the Xperia Z5, in Pink

Sony announce the Xperia Z5, in Pink

1:37 pm on January 12, 2016 in News, Phones
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As we suspected this morning Sony has officially announced a Pink variant of their Xperia Z5 smartphone, and apparently it’s a beauty. Apart from a new coat of “warm and sophisticated pink” paint, there are no other changes to the new model, it’s still packing: 5.2” FHD 1080p (1920×1080),Triluminos display for mobile Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994)64 bit Octa Core processor[Read More…]

Summer heats up with an update to the Australian Open Android app

Summer heats up with an update to the Australian Open Android app

10:30 am on January 12, 2016 in Apps and Games

The Australian Open is about to kick off, with play getting underway this Saturday the 18th and running through until the 31st of January. To get ahead of the event, Tennis Australia has updated their Android app with a couple of new features. Though their developers have decided not to add a ‘What’s New’ section, the app now features a[Read More…]

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Android Wear now has a Twitter account

Android Wear now has a Twitter account

9:53 am on January 12, 2016 in Accessories, Android Wear and Smartwatches, News

Android Wear has its own Twitter account, a fact that escaped us as it slipped quietly under the radar in late December. Android Wear can now be found on its Twitter account, only a couple of months before the platform will celebrate its second birthday. The account, yet to really be used has only put the one tweet out so far with a[Read More…]

Sony teases its “new beauty”

Sony teases its “new beauty”

9:44 am on January 12, 2016 in News, Phones

Following recent speculation that Sony may be releasing a Pink variant of one of their handsets, possibly the Sony Xperia Z5, they have teased on their social channels that they will be “Celebrating a new beauty” today January 12th at 12 noon (AEDT) and 11 am (AEST for you Queenslanders). Looking back at Sony Xperia’s Twitter timeline, the term beauty[Read More…]

Watch Google’s Ubiquitous Computing Dev Summit

Watch Google’s Ubiquitous Computing Dev Summit

9:09 am on January 12, 2016 in Android Development

Google has continued their trend of breaking out developer engagement and detailed education from Google IO with their Dev Summit model. The latest edition to the Dev Summit family is the Ubiquity Dev Summit focusing on what Google seems be be calling Ubiquitous Computing, or as it’s more commonly known the Internet of Things (IoT). The Dev Summit started today,[Read More…]

YouTube announced HDR video for the service and a partnership with GoPro during their keynote at CES

YouTube announced HDR video for the service and a partnership with GoPro during their keynote at CES

9:00 am on January 12, 2016 in Google Play and Services

YouTube’s chief business officer, Robert Kyncl, was a surprise attendee and presenter at the GoPro keynote at CES last week, taking the opportunity to announce a new partnership with GoPro, as well as HDR support for YouTube. Kyncl, who has been with YouTube since 2010 after a 7 year stint with Netflix, oversees all business functions of YouTube including sales,[Read More…]

Huawei P8 Lite — Review

Huawei P8 Lite — Review

8:30 am on January 12, 2016 in Phones, Reviews
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Here at Ausdroid we get to review a lot of high end phones and it’s what we all love to do. The problem is that the high end phone is not for everyone. Some people just need a phone that does the basics and manages to do that with relative ease. For example, everyone has a friend or a relative[Read More…]

GoPuck’s USB power banks have a few tricks up their sleeves

GoPuck’s USB power banks have a few tricks up their sleeves

8:00 am on January 12, 2016 in Accessories
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Tucked away on a small stand at CES’ Tech West venue, I found a company called GoPuck making USB power banks with a focus on an active lifestyle. Well may you jest at the thought of such a product (“a USB power bank is just a USB power bank!” I immediately thought to myself), but GoPuck (Puck, or PUCK stands[Read More…]

Speck’s Pocket VR is a collapsible Cardboard viewer

Speck’s Pocket VR is a collapsible Cardboard viewer

4:45 pm on January 10, 2016 in Google Cardboard and Glass

Case manufacturer Speck raised eyebrows with its new Pocket VR Cardboard viewer at CES this week. Pocket VR is so named because it can fold up to fit in your pocket while still providing a Cardboard experience. While folded up, the lenses are protected and It’s good to see a company putting thought into their Cardboard sets and producing products[Read More…]

Nextbit’s Robin smartphone is nearly ready for launch – Australian hands-on

Nextbit’s Robin smartphone is nearly ready for launch – Australian hands-on

10:36 am on January 10, 2016 in Phones
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Nextbit made headlines in September with the launch of its Kickstarter campaign, seeking $500k for production of its Robin smartphone. Fast forward to January 2016 and the company is showing off working models at CES 2016, and is preparing to ship its products to Kickstarter backers and preorders. Robin catches your eye at first because of its distinctive colour scheme[Read More…]

Android Auto at CES – new products from Pioneer, Kenwood and Parrot

Android Auto at CES – new products from Pioneer, Kenwood and Parrot

9:48 am on January 10, 2016 in Android Auto
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Considering its a good 18 months since Google announced its Android Auto initiative, it’s taken a while for compatible head units to become readily available in the market. That’s starting to change this year though, with units shown off at CES 2016 from Pioneer, Kenwood and Parrot. You should be aware that most of these units are probably US-specific SKUs[Read More…]

There’s a colourful new Weather Card coming in search and Google Now

There’s a colourful new Weather Card coming in search and Google Now

3:32 pm on January 9, 2016 in Google Play and Services
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While searching the weather in Australia isn’t exactly using the best information, the search card that appears in Google Now and mobile search results is a good indicator of what you can expect to find outside. Google is making the results a little more colourful though for at least a couple of users on reddit. User aperson has shared an[Read More…]

Motorola officially clarifies brand strategy moving forward

Motorola officially clarifies brand strategy moving forward

3:00 pm on January 9, 2016 in News, Phones
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Yesterday’s C-Net interview with Motorola CEO Rick Osterloh surfaced the issue of the Motorola brand being removed from phones moving forward. Today, Motorola has clarified the brand strategy for Motorola moving forward on their official blog. The blog post, states that the company wanted to “add” a little context that was missing from reports that Motorola and Lenovo, its parents[Read More…]

Malware apps found and removed from the Play Store

Malware apps found and removed from the Play Store

9:26 am on January 9, 2016 in News
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It really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that there are malicious people out there who are coding all sorts of things in order to gain access to your private data or just generally be destructive to your life. According to a report from Lookout, there is a number of apps that have recently been removed from the Play[Read More…]