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Telstra introduces Travel Passes to simplify international roaming

Telstra introduces Travel Passes to simplify international roaming

If you’re a Telstra customer about to jet off to an overseas destination for Christmas (like me), the carrier has just announced a new deal for international roaming that might simplify international roaming for you. Telstra’s Travel Pass offers unlimited calls and SMSs (conditions apply, of course) for use while travelling for a period of 3, 7, 14 or 30[Read More…]

by 1:47 pm on December 9, 2014 8 comments Carriers
Google offering the LG G Watch for just $99 for a limited time

Google offering the LG G Watch for just $99 for a limited time

After watching enviously as US and UK residents celebrated their ‘Black Friday’ sales with discounts on hardware in Google Play, it appears Google has also extended the discount to the LG G Watch on Google Play. Google is offering the G Watch in White Gold and Black Titan for just $99 + shipping between the 7th and 11th of December(or[Read More…]

by 8:49 pm on December 8, 2014 31 comments Android Wear
Google updates their Chromecast offers with a movie and credit

Google updates their Chromecast offers with a movie and credit

Google has been pretty good about offering up content and exclusives for new and existing Chromecast owners through their chromecast.com/offers website. There’s a couple of new offers on the cards for owners of what Google are labelling ‘compatible internet connected devices’. The offers haven’t been advertised anywhere as yet, with the Chromecast device page on Google Play making no mention[Read More…]

by 8:36 pm on December 8, 2014 3 comments Chromecast, News
Optus turns on 700MHz network in Canberra – starting to bring together one Australia-wide network

Optus turns on 700MHz network in Canberra – starting to bring together one Australia-wide network

Optus has been busily testing their newly acquired 700MHz network around various sites in Australia, accessing the network through early access licenses issued by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in preparation for the Australia wide launch of the network in January. Today Optus has switched on their 700MHz network in Canberra, paving the way for customers to eventually[Read More…]

by 8:20 pm on December 8, 2014 2 comments Carriers
Polaroid’s Socialmatic Android powered camera goes on pre-order through Amazon for US$299.99

Polaroid’s Socialmatic Android powered camera goes on pre-order through Amazon for US$299.99

Almost a year after it was announced at CES 2013 in January, Polaroid has finally gotten around to releasing their Socialmatic Android powered camera. Originally scheduled to launch in Autumn in the US, the camera was obviously hit with delays, but pre-orders are now under-way on Amazon.com. But before you start planning a Polaroid powered Christmas, the camera won’t ship[Read More…]

by and 7:55 pm on December 8, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Camera, Sale
Plantronics BackBeat Pro — Review

Plantronics BackBeat Pro — Review

Better known for gaming headsets and call centre equipment, Plantronics isn’t a company you typically associate with high-end headphones, but the company’s newest addition to the BackBeat family – the premium quality over-ear Bluetooth noise-cancelling BackBeat Pro – does a lot to change that. Big and Bold At first glance, the BackBeat Pro isn’t going to win any awards for[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on December 8, 2014 12 comments Accessories, Reviews
HTC Desire 510 — Review

HTC Desire 510 — Review

After the launch of their flagship device, the once venerable manufacturer HTC has continued its onward march of penetrating the smartphone market. Despite having one of the most adored phones of recent years in the HTC One, the Taiwanese company has a way to go in maintaining their growth, and the other devices in their portfolio are key to this.[Read More…]

by 11:18 am on December 7, 2014 4 comments Phones, Reviews
Digital Copy Plus and integration with Google Play Movies & TV

Digital Copy Plus and integration with Google Play Movies & TV

Digital movie services like Ultra-Violet are generally accepted as terrible. But last year, a new service pioneered by Disney called Digital Copy Plus began letting you redeem the digital copy of your movie from your DVD or Blu-Ray purchase, by adding it to your Google Play Movies (or EzyFlix or iTunes) library. It started back with Iron Man 3 in[Read More…]

by 10:55 am on December 7, 2014 9 comments Google Play, News, Other
Action Launcher version 3 is coming soon bringing Material Design, a new feature and a price tag

Action Launcher version 3 is coming soon bringing Material Design, a new feature and a price tag

Action Launcher, one of the more popular launches around the Ausdroid offices, is about to get an update. It’s not just a Material Design update though and it’s likely there may be some people a little upset with the new version. Australian developer Chris Lacy has advised on his Google+ profile that the upcoming update to version 3 is a[Read More…]

by 3:10 pm on December 6, 2014 8 comments Apps
YouTube Android app finally goes Material

YouTube Android app finally goes Material

It’s here, folks – the YouTube Android app has finally entered good company by having a Material Design makeover. The design of the new app isn’t entirely unexpected: things like circular avatars, full-height navigation drawer and a toolbar coated in YouTube’s signature red colour all feature in the YouTube 6.0 update. Channels are receiving a nice makeover, with channel art[Read More…]

by 1:21 pm on December 6, 2014 0 comments Apps, News