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HTC Update logs show One (M7) & One (M8) to get Android L towards the end of the year

HTC Update logs show One (M7) & One (M8) to get Android L towards the end of the year

A HTC company representative as taken to twitter to confirm that the HTC One M8 & M7 will skip the update Android 4.4.4 update, instead will go straight to the Android L update when it’s released.. The representative, VP, Product Management HTC @moversi, has informed LlabTooFeR that the company has incorporated the latest bug fixes and updates in the Android 4.4.3 update, instead of the Android 4.4.4 release. Based on the screen cap of the update schedule for various HTC devices below, it would seem the company will instead look to update the One M8 & M7 to Android L[Read More...]

by 7:40 AM on August 13, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
Humble Bundle Mobile 6 updates with three new games.

Humble Bundle Mobile 6 updates with three new games.

The Humble Bundle Mobile 6, which launched last week with 6 great games available if you pay above the average, has today upped that number to 9, adding another three great games. The Humble Bundle Mobile 6 has added Carmageddon, Time Surfer and Llamas with Hats: Cruise Catastrophe. While the debut game – Duet – from Australian development house Kumobius, was worth the money alone for the Humble Bundle Mobile 6, the game Llamas with Hats: Cruise Catastrophe looks to be the icing on the cake. Based on a popular YouTube series, the game will definitely keep you amused. Check out the[Read More...]

by 6:40 AM on August 13, 2014 0 comments Apps
TapPath by Digital Ashes (Chris Lacy)

TapPath by Digital Ashes (Chris Lacy)

Australian developer Chris Lacy who has previously brought us such well designed apps such as Tweet Lanes, Action launcher and the innovative Link Bubble, has today brought us another app, which will redefine how you’ll interact with opening links – TapPath. TapPath is simple; yet powerful. Essentially, TapPath will allow you to configure how you open links, the behaviour is defined by single, double, or triple tapping on links. Once TapPath is installed on your device, you need to set TapPath as the default web browser and then configure it. For me the actions I have setup are : is[Read More...]

by 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014 1 comment Apps
Chris Lacy ready to release a new app tomorrow

Chris Lacy ready to release a new app tomorrow

Popular Aussie Developer Chris Lacy, who has brought us apps such as Tweet Lanes, Action Launcher Pro and more recently Link Bubble has hinted on his Google Plus Page that we should ensure we have 99c “laying about” tomorrow. On both his G+ and Twitter pages, details have been given of “it’s small, but powerful”. Exactly what the app is for, Chris isn’t saying. Some of the comments on the Google+ post announcing the incoming app, speculate it”s something to do with sharing, possibly to multiple social networks. All we know is that Chris seems particularly excited about this one.[Read More...]

by 5:10 PM on August 12, 2014 3 comments Apps, News
Dropbox updates Android app with doc previews and smarter search

Dropbox updates Android app with doc previews and smarter search

Popular online file storage service Dropbox has just announced their latest update to their Android app, and it’s not too shabby, bringing new document preview features for popular file formats and a smarter search to help you find what you need. The document preview works with any Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or PDF you have stored in your Dropbox. The preview function lets you view, scroll, and zoom on any of these file types without leaving the Dropbox app. Also included in the update are new search options. From today you can search individual folders, or if you need to,[Read More...]

by 5:25 AM on August 12, 2014 0 comments Apps
HTC to release 64-bit Android phone

HTC to release 64-bit Android phone

HTC has been putting much effort into producing their lower-cost Desire range of phones, with an eye to staunching the financial down turn of previous years where they concentrated on the more premium end of the market. But the Desire range could be the first series of phones in which HTC introduce the latest Qualcomm 64-bit processor, with leaker @upleaks advising a new HTC phone will be coming soon with a Snapdragon 410 processor. The phone, pictured above, will be going to Sprint in the US, but that’s just one variant, it’s always possible, indeed likely, that it could see[Read More...]

by 3:15 AM on August 12, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Acer unleashes a new range of 13″ Chromebooks – including a FullHD version

Acer unleashes a new range of 13″ Chromebooks – including a FullHD version

Acer has taken the ChromeOS ball and run with it, releasing one of the most successful Chromebooks to date with the C720, but that success has made them hungry and today they’ve announced a new series of Chromebooks – the Chromebook 13. As the name suggests the Chromebook 13 comes with a 13¨ Screen, but unlike previous Chromebooks before them, you don’t have to have a 1366×768 resolution screen – although you can if you want to – you can instead opt for a FullHD 1920×1080 display. There are in fact three models of the Chromebook 13 available, the first[Read More...]

by 2:24 AM on August 12, 2014 2 comments Chromebook, Manufacturer
Rumour: The Galaxy Note 4 appears on Camera

Rumour: The Galaxy Note 4 appears on Camera

Move over blurry-cam, the Galaxy Note 4 appears to have made an early appearance in clear images that GSM Arena received from an anonymous tipster a short time ago. Having had my hands on a Galaxy Note 3 earlier today; the images appear to have a slightly more square edge around the bezel of the phone, the sides appear to be metallic (continuing Samsung’s move away from the light, plastic feel) and sticking with the familiar Samsung home button. The back of the device in the images also appears to be sticking with the faux leather rear of the device[Read More...]

by 12:17 AM on August 12, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C — Review

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C — Review

Asus began their Transformer Pad series a couple of years ago with the TF101. It was my first foray into the tablet world. In the end I sold it and bought a Nexus 7 (2012) after finding that the 10.1in form-factor was too big for my use-case at the time. The docking station/keyboard that came with it was used once in 4 months. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the tablet. I just didn’t think that the keyboard would be much use it to. Fast forward two years and when the opportunity to try out their newest version of the[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on August 11, 2014 4 comments Design
Google Play has now sold out of the Black Nexus 5 – it’s White or Red now

Google Play has now sold out of the Black Nexus 5 – it’s White or Red now

The availability of Nexus devices on Google Play is slowly dwindling, with both the 16GB and 32GB version of the Black Nexus 5 showing as out of stock. The usual message: ‘We are out of stock. Please check back soon’ shows now on the entries, but this same message has accompanied the Nexus 7 in all variants since at least late June, and the Nexus 10 for even longer. The white and red versions of the Nexus 5 in 16GB and 32GB are both still available, with a 1-2 business day lead time on orders shipping out. Will Google make[Read More...]

by 2:19 AM on August 11, 2014 4 comments Google Play, Phones
OnePlus One Screen Touch Issues With Fix On The Way

OnePlus One Screen Touch Issues With Fix On The Way

Four weeks ago I reviewed the OnePlus One mostly favourably. One of the issues I had with the phone was an apparent inability to distinguish between two taps at close intervals to each other when typing. This results in ghost swipes and missed letter and gives a fairly poor user experience when using tap typing. It does not affect swipe typing but I like the choice of the two for my use. A bug report was filed with CyanogenMod and it received a lot of attention from others users experiencing the same bug. Since then another screen issue has presented[Read More...]

by 11:53 PM on August 9, 2014 9 comments News
Unhappy with the new Google Play Music de-auth policy? Music labels are to blame, but Google is working on fixing it

Unhappy with the new Google Play Music de-auth policy? Music labels are to blame, but Google is working on fixing it

The re-implementation yesterday of a two-year old policy which reduced the number of de-authorisations of devices attached to your Google Play Music account to a mere 4 per year, certainly caused a stir. Understandably, the policy is not at all popular in most users who regularly flash ROMs on their devices on a regular basis. itechtriad did a little digging overnight and discovered the reason behind the change and also what the future will bring. While unfortunately Google hasn’t released an official statement, the team spoke to Google Play support who had some interesting things to say on why the[Read More...]

by 10:19 PM on August 9, 2014 23 comments Google Play, Google Services
HTC to release a tablet called the T1 – possibly the Volantis/Flounder

HTC to release a tablet called the T1 – possibly the Volantis/Flounder

It never rains, but it pours, with no real news of the Nexus 9 (Volantis/Flounder) tablet for weeks and now two pieces of information in a day. Contender for the internet leaking crown, @upleaks, has released a few updates on a HTC T1 – which he believes to be the Nexus 9 – codenamed: Volantis/Flounder. @upleaks has released a number of tweets over the last couple of days, listing specs as well as proffering a release date of this month. The spec list reads very similar to what Android Police advised when they initially advised of the existence of the[Read More...]

by 9:48 PM on August 9, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets