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Google Maps is getting a ‘Driving Mode’ but it’s not live in Australia

Google Maps is getting a ‘Driving Mode’ but it’s not live in Australia

8:04 am on January 15, 2016 in Apps and Games
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Google Maps is possibly one of the hardest worked apps on my phone when I travel, even around town it gets a workout for traffic use etc. and now it’s going to get even better, at least if you live in the US. Google has announced a new update coming in Google Maps version 9.19 called Driving Mode which promises[Read More…]

Rumour: Samsung may launch Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S7 Edge+ simultaneously

Rumour: Samsung may launch Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and S7 Edge+ simultaneously

3:55 pm on January 14, 2016 in News, Phones, Rumours

With the launch of the Galaxy S7 said to be only a few short weeks away, we’ve seen plenty of rumours about just what surprises Samsung might have in store for us. Running the gamut from Iris scanners, multiple screen sizes, devices already in testing with US carriers, and even supposed images of the devices, we thought we’d seen it[Read More…]

Google announces new spatial audio for Cardboard to enhance VR

Google announces new spatial audio for Cardboard to enhance VR

2:53 pm on January 14, 2016 in Android Development, Google Cardboard and Glass

Google’s Cardboard has become somewhat of a sleeper hit with the masses and over the last nearly two years, Google has moved to improve the technology behind it on a number of fronts. The latest update from Google is a new spatial audio option for Cardboard. Google has announced that spatial audio is now available as part of the Cardboard[Read More…]

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Alcatel OneTouch shows off Go Play and Go Watch at CES

Alcatel OneTouch shows off Go Play and Go Watch at CES

1:27 pm on January 14, 2016 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, Phones

Alcatel OneTouch used 2016’s CES as a launchpad for their new family of Go products – a rugged smartphone named Go Play and the Go Watch smartwatch. We actually first saw the products revealed on their stand at IFA last September, but we now have confirmation that Alcatel intends to bring them to Australia. The Go range is aimed at[Read More…]

Ausdroid Podcast 152 – LIVE tonight at 9pm AEDT

Ausdroid Podcast 152 – LIVE tonight at 9pm AEDT

12:44 pm on January 14, 2016 in Podcast Live

https://www.youtube.com/embed/h9_bVdLxcWI It’s time to catch up on the Android news of the week, from Australia and – especially this episode – around the world with episode 152 of the Ausdroid podcast! It’s the start of a brand new year. Christmas is a distant memory, CES is behind us, and a multitude of shiny new phones are starting to line up,[Read More…]

Acer Chromebook R11 (C738T-C0CC) — Review

Acer Chromebook R11 (C738T-C0CC) — Review

9:00 am on January 14, 2016 in Chrome OS and Devices, Reviews
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After the hugely popular Acer C720P, which Scott loved, Acer has released their next model, the Chromebook R11, for the Australian market. Announced at IFA last September, the R11 offers a new range of form factors for the Chromebook, with a good spec under the hood and a compact size. We’ve not seen many new Chromebooks introduced in Australia of[Read More…]

Pushbullet adds MMS message options to desktop

Pushbullet adds MMS message options to desktop

6:01 am on January 14, 2016 in Other News

One of the killer Pushbullet features has always been the ability to send SMS from your PC, but from today Pushbullet has added picture messaging (MMS) to the mix. The system uses your MMS functionality of your phone so anyone on the receiving end of your clever picture message reply will be none the wiser. The MMS feature has been[Read More…]

You can now pre-order a GPS packing Microsoft Band in Australia

You can now pre-order a GPS packing Microsoft Band in Australia

5:32 am on January 14, 2016 in Accessories
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Microsoft has been making quite an effort to support both Android and iOS with their apps, but their hardware is also quite supportive of different mobile OS’s. The Microsoft Band supports both Android and iOS, and from today health nuts can pre-order the Microsoft Band in Australia. The Microsoft Band is the second generation, addressing a number of hardware design[Read More…]

[Update: Icon normalisation removed]Update to the Google App brings home screen rotation back and icon size normalisation

[Update: Icon normalisation removed]Update to the Google App brings home screen rotation back and icon size normalisation

5:11 am on January 14, 2016 in Apps and Games, Google Play and Services
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Update: Looks like Google has pushed out an update that’s starting to remove the icon size normalisation. It’s either not ready for prime time, note we were seeing some jankiness, or it was a bug not a feature (pretty good bug if you ask us. The latest update to the Google App has begun seeding slowly to users across the[Read More…]

LG G5 rumours now include a removable base to insert the battery

LG G5 rumours now include a removable base to insert the battery

3:06 am on January 14, 2016 in Phones, Rumours
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It’s that time of year, we’re going to be seeing a lot of rumours in the next month or two in the lead up to Mobile World Congress (MWC), where the next LG G series phone, the G5 is rumoured to be announced. The latest rumours come from C-Net Korea and they’re talking about a new modular design that will[Read More…]

Bluboo will bring a sporty GPS packing Android Wear watch to the masses with the XWatch for under US$100 in February

Bluboo will bring a sporty GPS packing Android Wear watch to the masses with the XWatch for under US$100 in February

9:34 pm on January 13, 2016 in Android Wear and Smartwatches
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Chinese manufacturer Bluboo who have been releasing some decently specced and priced phones of late, has just announced more information about their upcoming low-cost Android Wear watch. The watch, which will be released in February for US$99 or $145.53AUD according to pricing on BangGood and will come in a variety of different colour and band options, at least if the[Read More…]

Good Deal: Grab Enpass Password Manager for free for 24 hours thanks to myAppFree

Good Deal: Grab Enpass Password Manager for free for 24 hours thanks to myAppFree

6:10 pm on January 13, 2016 in Apps and Games, Bargains

If you’ve been looking for a cross platform password manage in the wake of the LastPass sale to LogMeIn, then you may want to get in on the 24 hour deal on Enpass Password Manager. As part of their daily deals, myAppFree is offering to unlock the Pro verison of Enpass Password Manager for free, a saving on the normal[Read More…]

Start the day off with some Yoga with native Google Search

Start the day off with some Yoga with native Google Search

5:48 pm on January 13, 2016 in Google Play and Services

If you’re in the mood to start some Yoga then Google mobile search can help, with new Yoga cards now available in mobile search. The yoga cards are now showing up if you search either the sanskrit or English language version of the pose names, though if you search the English lanugage version you’ll learn the Sanskrit version too. As[Read More…]

You can now Chromecast within Chrome without the Google Cast extension

You can now Chromecast within Chrome without the Google Cast extension

5:36 pm on January 13, 2016 in Chrome OS and Devices

Chromecasting a tab from within Chrome is pretty awesome when showing off a web page, a photo or even just dropping a video in there to watch on the big screen, but Google isn’t satisfied with needing an extension to Chromecast a tab from Chrome and has built it directly into Chrome. The option is available on the most recent[Read More…]

LG teases “Play begins” for Mobile World Congress 2016

LG teases “Play begins” for Mobile World Congress 2016

1:18 pm on January 13, 2016 in Phones
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Hot on the heels of CES 2016 where the company came out swinging with a line of premium “Signature” home appliances, LG has started sending out teasers for its press conference at this year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. The invitation simply says “Play begins” with the date and time of the press conference. The LG G4 was one[Read More…]