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Twitter has bought streaming video service Periscope

Twitter has bought streaming video service Periscope

Twitter has been looking at ways of improving their video offerings for some time. The release of Vine has changed the way users send video, and this was enhanced by the ability to record video and share it with the release of Twitter video this year, but in tech it’s all about what’s next and for Twitter it appears that[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on March 15, 2015 0 comments Apps, News
Swarm app adds ability to message friends even if they don’t have the app installed

Swarm app adds ability to message friends even if they don’t have the app installed

FourSquare’s ‘other’ app Swarm, used to register check-ins from users after the company split the functionality out last year has received an update. Along with a few visual tweaks, the update has brought the ability to to send messages to nearby friends even if they don’t have the Swarm app installed. The ability to send messages to local friends via[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on March 15, 2015 0 comments Apps
Samsung shows off the possibilities of Gear VR – connecting a father and a mother at the birth of their child

Samsung shows off the possibilities of Gear VR – connecting a father and a mother at the birth of their child

For a parent, the ability to be at the birth of your child is something that you want more than anything. To welcome your child into the world is the goal, and if you’re almost on the other side of the country, that’s going to be difficult, but Samsung has taken this challenge and shown a way for a father[Read More…]

by 6:41 am on March 15, 2015 4 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
HTC shows off the One M9 in a series of videos

HTC shows off the One M9 in a series of videos

HTC will be launching their latest flagship, the HTC One M9 in Australia this week at a launch event in Sydney. We’ll know more about when we’ll see the phone go on-sale here in Australia and where you can get the phone and the awesome accessories. To start the build-up to launch, HTC has released a series of videos showing[Read More…]

by 2:18 am on March 15, 2015 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Google Messenger update brings animated GIFs and a widget

Google Messenger update brings animated GIFs and a widget

Google’s Messenger SMS/MMS app has been pretty well received since its debut last year (including finding a home on my own phone), and this week it received a small update to 1.2.036 that fixed some bugs and added a couple of notable features. Firstly, you can now send and receive animated GIFs. This feature shouldn’t be overlooked for the next[Read More…]

by 11:43 am on March 14, 2015 5 comments Apps
Google brings support for 360-degree videos to YouTube

Google brings support for 360-degree videos to YouTube

YouTube is gaining the ability to display 360-degree videos uploaded by users, according to the YouTube Creator Blog. We’ve seen an increasing amount of 360-degree content on offer in the last year, even locally with Telstra and SBS offering coverage of major events like NYE fireworks and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade. This should make it even[Read More…]

by 11:18 am on March 14, 2015 1 comment Apps
Google may be readying a new VPN service for open WiFi networks

Google may be readying a new VPN service for open WiFi networks

It seems that with the public release of Android 5.1, many enthusiasts have been digging through the new features to see what there is to see. One of the things that John Freml from Pocketables found was rather interesting — Google Connectivity Services, which appears to provide the framework for a public VPN service. By digging around behind the scenes,[Read More…]

by 11:12 am on March 14, 2015 7 comments Google Services, News
Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android (and iOS)

Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android (and iOS)

Microsoft is working on bringing its Cortana personal assistant to Android (and iOS), according to a report from Reuters. Cortana does a lot of the same things that we’ve come to expect from Siri and Google Now. She’s been well received in the Windows Phone world and is looking to make the move to Windows desktops with Windows 10. Microsoft[Read More…]

by 10:34 am on March 14, 2015 0 comments Apps
Ausdroid Podcast 132 – Mobile World Congress

Ausdroid Podcast 132 – Mobile World Congress

Welcome to episode 132 of the Ausdroid podcast! It’s been a while since the last podcast, and in the intervening weeks Dan’s been to and from Barcelona for Mobile World Congress! We spent some time talking about the biggest launches from the show – HTC and Samsung – and also took a look at Huawei and Sony’s announcements. With Jason[Read More…]

by 10:16 am on March 14, 2015 0 comments Podcast
Ausdroid launches the new and improved Ausdroid Shop

Ausdroid launches the new and improved Ausdroid Shop

For just shy of five years now Ausdroid has been a trusted and relied-upon source for Android news in Australia, and while we’ve experimented with branching into new areas over that time, some of those ventures haven’t lasted too well (sorry AusChrome!). However, this is something we’re particularly proud of — launching a new, sustainable, and gorgeous storefront simply called[Read More…]

by 8:51 am on March 14, 2015 6 comments News, Sale