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Exchange Email Security Can Be Bypassed, Easily

Exchange Email Security Can Be Bypassed, Easily

For several years we as Android enthusiasts have been pushing for Android to be accepted by the enterprise community. When we get a work phone, or use our own phone for work, it would be nice to have a choice of the phone we could use. It would be nice if we could use our favourite mobile OS, Android. Finally Android is starting to make some inroads into business, mostly with BYOD (bring your own device), with the advent of extra security not only within the Android base but also those introduced by manufacturers (eg. Samsung with Knox). Recently I’ve[Read More...]

by 3:14 PM on October 13, 2014 8 comments News
Motorola Moto G on sale at Dick Smith for $236 delivered

Motorola Moto G on sale at Dick Smith for $236 delivered

For today only, Dick Smith has a special offer available for the unlocked second generation Motorola Moto G. You can pick one up from the Dick Smith website right now for only $230.98, the only catch being that it’s only available for home delivery at an additional cost of around $5 (no store pickup). There is some good new, you can apply the code ‘CLICK45′ at checkout to get an additional $11.55 off, bringing the total to a mere $224.38, but I wouldn’t count on this code to keep working for too long. Unfortunately there’s no actual specs or details[Read More...]

by 2:34 PM on October 13, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale
OnePlus teaming up with JBL for an announcement tomorrow

OnePlus teaming up with JBL for an announcement tomorrow

OnePlus is slowly building out their range of accessories, recently launching a new set of earphones, but that may not be the end of it. The company who also recently abandoned plans to release a range of interchangeable battery covers due to concerns over the quality and the changing mechanism, is counting down on their Chinese website to a launch tomorrow where they’ll apparently launch something in partnership with speaker experts JBL. Given the involvement of JBL, as well as the animated speaker cone on the website is that some sort of speaker will be announced. The natural assumption is[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on October 12, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
Plusus comments on production delays for Lifelink and LifeStar cables

Plusus comments on production delays for Lifelink and LifeStar cables

We’re pretty big fans of the concept of the Plusus minimal USB-Charging cable Lifelink announced last year, as well as the ultra-stylish Lifestar cables announced in August. The cables are pretty grand in concept, and once delivered promise to be pretty great, the problem is, most customers are still waiting for the Lifelink and customers who pre-ordered the Lifestar cables were almost immediately advised of production delays. We approached PlusUs for a run-down on what’s causing the issues and what’s being done to ameliorate the effects. Plusus have advised that the issues with the Lifelink was an engineering issue with[Read More...]

by 8:33 AM on October 12, 2014 1 comment Accessories
Movie Pre-Orders available in Google Play in the US – coming to more countries soon

Movie Pre-Orders available in Google Play in the US – coming to more countries soon

Pre-ordering content is a mainstay for fans, pre-ordering a new book, comic or even an album or movie at a bricks and mortar store is pretty well accepted. It allows stores to get stock in and also gives the customer a sense of achievement that they’ll get stock on launch day. Of course with digital content, the stock level is a moot point, but you still know that the item will pop-up in your library on the day it’s released. Google has allowed pre-ordering of books for a while now and music since August this year, but they’ve just introduced[Read More...]

by 8:06 AM on October 12, 2014 3 comments Google Play
Four new Android Apps now officially available on Chrome Web Store

Four new Android Apps now officially available on Chrome Web Store

The influx of officially ported Android apps on ChromeOS has begun, what started with four launch apps, nearly doubled on Thursday with three new additions, and overnight has now turned into a torrent with four new Android apps appearing in the Chrome Web Store. The new apps as usual rely on the Android Runtime for Chrome plugin, which you’ll need to download before you can launch any of the apps. The four apps launched today include Clarisketch, Web2go, Remind and Lensoo Create Clarisketch – Creating messages by combining speech, drawing and photos. Web2go – Innovative news app that lets you[Read More...]

by 7:48 AM on October 12, 2014 0 comments Chrome Extension, ChromeOS
Review:  Huawei Ascend P7

Review: Huawei Ascend P7

Over the past couple of years Huawei have been steadily increasing their presence. They started off producing cheap pre-paid Android phones but have slowly increased they specifications to be closer to the flagships of the more well-known manufacturers. Here at Ausdroid we have reviewed them a few times and each time we found them to be solid while not being standouts. The Huawei Ascend P7 was announced earlier this year promising to redefine “smartphone design, camera experience, and connectivity, to provide people with an unprecedented mobile experience.” Here at Ausdroid we were offered a P7 to review so we decided[Read More...]

by 7:26 AM on October 12, 2014 6 comments Design, News
Grab a bunch of Gameloft games for just $0.10 now on Google Play

Grab a bunch of Gameloft games for just $0.10 now on Google Play

Gameloft is running a sale at the moment which will let you get your hands on some of their older premium titles for as low as just $0.10, or some of their newer titles like Modern Combat 5 for as low as $4.49 ($3 off the usual price). The sale is exclusive to Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand only – that’s right, the US misses out for once. There’s five titles on-sale for as low as $0.10 but you’ll have to pay a little more for Modern Combat 5 and The Amazing Spiderman 2. The titles on-sale[Read More...]

by 5:23 PM on October 11, 2014 6 comments Apps, Google Play
Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ available through Moto Maker in the US – should you buy it?

Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ available through Moto Maker in the US – should you buy it?

Motorola has apparently decided not to launch their Moto-Maker handset customisation service in Australia for the second time. Instead we’ll get versions with a Black Resin or Bamboo Wood Grain rear cover. Happily, there’s an option out there for those who want to get a Moto X (2014) with a fully customised experience and a range of options for the back which won’t make it to Australia. Motorola has announced the Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ (XT1095), which will be sold as a T-Mobile handset in the US, but will effectively be able to operate on a variety of networks. The[Read More...]

by 12:18 PM on October 11, 2014 17 comments Other
HTC Desire 610 — Review

HTC Desire 610 — Review

Since launching as their ‘Premiere’ device, the HTC Desire fell on some hard times. HTC resurrected the brand as a low-mid range series of devices, capitalising on the inherrent good will towards the brand name. HTC has been outsourcing production of the Desire series of phones to save costs recently, which has led to them seeing a financial resurgence. We’ve previously enjoyed a number of Desire phones and the latest to launch in Australia is the Desire 610. Recently launched as a mid-range 4G/LTE device exclusive to Telstra on their 4G network, the HTC Desire 610 continues the Taiwanese companies[Read More...]

by 10:43 AM on October 11, 2014 9 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Oppo now selling covers on their Australian site

Oppo now selling covers on their Australian site

After launching in Australia last month, Oppo mobile is now selling accessories on their Australian website. The accessories are fairly sparse, with only four covers listed for sale – one for each model phone they sell – and there’s little in the way of choice of style for each phone, but they’re there. On offer are an Easy Cover for the Find 7 and Find 7A, although the Find 7A gets a window option, the Find 7 easy cover is available in Blue/White for $29, while the Find 7A Easy Cover comes in Dark Blue, White, Green or Red for[Read More...]

by 9:24 AM on October 11, 2014 2 comments Accessories
Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 to launch October 15th for US$399

Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 to launch October 15th for US$399

October is definitely Nexus season and the rumours are flying thick and fast. Specs, launch and release dates and now prices are being thrown around, with Bright Side of News reporting all four pieces of information have been confirmed by their source. According to BSN, the HTC built Nexus 9 will be announced on the 15th of October, before becoming available on the 3rd of November in Google Play (no mention of international availability). BSN do mention the tablet will go on-sale in Bricks & Mortar stores, which would presumably be in the US, although Australia saw quite a run[Read More...]

by 8:57 AM on October 11, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Oppo N3 set for launch on October 29th in three colours

Oppo N3 set for launch on October 29th in three colours

The Oppo N3 has been teased by Oppo over the last couple of months in the lead up to the October 29th unveiling in Singapore, now the colour choices for the phone have been leaked, and there’s some vibrant options. As well as the Cyan option shown above, there will also be a Pink and ‘White’ option as well, although the white is very silver in reality if the colour matches the Oppo N1. The last render of the Oppo N3 we saw also carried a dual white/silver colour scheme as well. As you can see the renders quite closely[Read More...]

by 8:38 AM on October 11, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones