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YouTube to replace annotations with card overlays

YouTube to replace annotations with card overlays

If you’ve watched a YouTube video you’ll be intimately familiar with annotations on videos which invite you to check out other videos the creator has made, link to other sites or just remind you to like the video. Google has looked into a way to make annotations like this work better across their platforms and has decided their card interface[Read More…]

by 12:38 pm on March 17, 2015 1 comment Apps
Sony Xperia Z4 render hits the web looking just like an Xperia Z series phone

Sony Xperia Z4 render hits the web looking just like an Xperia Z series phone

Fans of the Xperia Z series phones were a little disappointed in the lack of phone announcement alongside the Xperia Z4 tablet at Mobile World Congress, but that isn’t to say that Sony isn’t working on a new phone. Leaker @onleaks has shared the above photo of what’s claimed to be the first render of the Xperia Z4 this morning.[Read More…]

by 8:44 am on March 17, 2015 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Information begins to surface on the new Niantic Labs game: Endgame.

Information begins to surface on the new Niantic Labs game: Endgame.

Fanatical players of Niantic Labs location based game Ingress will be hit with a hard choice later this year, when the company unleashes their second Augmented Reality (AR) game on the world. Niantic Labs has announced that the game called Endgame will launch in a closed beta later this year. The game is described as a prequel to the book:[Read More…]

by 8:31 am on March 17, 2015 1 comment Apps
Sony announces Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Xperia Z3 series has begun

Sony announces Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Xperia Z3 series has begun

Sony hasn’t moved quite as fast as other manufacturers in updating their flagship phones, but today they’ve announced that their Android 5.0 update has begun. The update will rollout to their latest flagship line first, beginning with the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact. The update will begin hitting Xperia Z3/Z3 Compact handsets in the Nordics and Baltics first, before hitting[Read More…]

by 8:20 am on March 17, 2015 12 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Original Motorola Moto X will begin receiving official Lollipop update soon

Original Motorola Moto X will begin receiving official Lollipop update soon

The original Motorola Moto X will begin receiving Android 5.0 shortly, at least according to one Motorola employee who has confirmed the update is incoming on Google+. After a number of posts circulated with the rumourt that the Lollipop update for the original Moto X was being soak tested, Luciano Carvalho has advised that the rumours are true. He’s answered[Read More…]

by 8:09 am on March 17, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Telstra launches a free tool to help manage kids’ screentime with Telstra Mobile Protect

Telstra launches a free tool to help manage kids’ screentime with Telstra Mobile Protect

Smartphones dominate the way we communicate in this day and age and its not limited adults, children are increasingly adopting smartphones and the age at which they’re beginning to own them is decreasing. Research has fund that 68% of Aussie children aged 12 to 17 now own a smartphone, with the average screen time amongst these young smartphone owners is[Read More…]

by 6:04 pm on March 16, 2015 0 comments Apps, Carriers, News
Poll: Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge vs HTC One M9 – Which will you be buying?

Poll: Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge vs HTC One M9 – Which will you be buying?

Samsung and HTC both announced their 2015 flagships at Mobile World Congress, with HTC announcing their One M9, while Samsung has released their Galaxy S6 as well as their dual curved edge display, the Galaxy S6 Edge. Release dates aren’t known, official pricing isn’t known but we know what they look like, we know the specs. HTC One M9 Samsung[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on March 16, 2015 82 comments Manufacturer, Other, Phones
Oppo R5 — Review

Oppo R5 — Review

Oppo last year announced two new handsets at their launch in Singapore, announcing the Oppo N3, an update to the N1, and another more design oriented handset, the Oppo R5. While the major focus these days is on the ‘major’ manufacturers who originally signed onto the Open Handset Alliance (OHA), it’s been the newer OEMs from China in the last[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on March 16, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Reviews
HTC unleash their ‘Fun Fit’ app onto Google Play

HTC unleash their ‘Fun Fit’ app onto Google Play

On the upcoming HTC One M9, a subtle difference you may or may not notice is that the Fitbit app from the M8 has been replaced by a HTC made fitness app called ‘Fun Fit’. Like a number of HTC apps before it, HTC has released their Fun Fit app to Google Play, making updating the app a breeze, with[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on March 16, 2015 0 comments Apps
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pre-orders to begin in early April at Harvey Norman

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pre-orders to begin in early April at Harvey Norman

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will launch here in Australia at some stage, but exactly when hasn’t been announced as yet. Harvey Norman has put up a registration page for interested customers which advises they will begin accepting pre-orders for the phones in early April. There’s no actual announcement date for when the phone will launch here[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on March 16, 2015 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones