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Grab a bonus Chromecast with a range of Samsung Tablets from Dick Smith

Grab a bonus Chromecast with a range of Samsung Tablets from Dick Smith

Chromecast dongles are fairly cheap as a device, but with quite a lot of utility. With such a low price, it’s surprising that more retailers aren’t using them as a sweetener when purchasing the higher end devices. We saw last week the Good Guys do a special, offering the Chromecast with a Moto G Gen 2, and now Dick Smith[Read More…]

by 11:47 am on November 11, 2014 2 comments Chromecast, Tablets
Vodafone and Huawei make 4G LTE more affordable with the Ascend Y550 at just $99

Vodafone and Huawei make 4G LTE more affordable with the Ascend Y550 at just $99

Vodafone and Huawei this morning announced the availability of the Huawei Ascend Y550, a 4G LTE phone at a budget-friendly price of $99. Vodafone wants to make 4G more accessible to a wider audience with its network due to offer 95% metropolitan coverage by the end of the year, so bringing out handsets at affordable prices that can use the[Read More…]

by 11:25 am on November 11, 2014 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Instagram updated with Caption Dditing and updated Explore page

Instagram updated with Caption Dditing and updated Explore page

Instagram has updated today, adding a new feature which some will love – Caption Editing, as well as updating their Discovery tab to help you discover new and interesting Instagram feeds. The caption editing feature allows you to go back and edit your posts, because as Instagram says ‘When you share a moment to Instagram, a typo shouldn’t get in[Read More…]

by 8:04 am on November 11, 2014 2 comments Apps
Koush updates Mirror, brings screen recording

Koush updates Mirror, brings screen recording

For some reason screen recording has always been lacking on Android. Some custom ROMs and apps have provided the function, but by and large, root access has been required. When KitKat was announced, Screen Recording was introduced via the SDK, but in Lollipop, new APIs has allowed developers to record the screen on a per app basis. Well know developer[Read More…]

by 10:06 pm on November 10, 2014 1 comment News
Possible Moto G 4G Gen 2 hits Geekbench with Snapdragon 410 processor

Possible Moto G 4G Gen 2 hits Geekbench with Snapdragon 410 processor

Unlike the new Moto X, Motorola managed to get the Moto G Gen 2 up for sale in Australia quite soon after the announcement. But just like the original Moto G, the phone was 3G only, but the Moto G spawned a 4G counterpart and it appears that Motorola is gearing up to launch the 4G version of the Moto[Read More…]

by 1:32 pm on November 10, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Micromax Canvas A1 — Android One — Review

Micromax Canvas A1 — Android One — Review

Since Google launched Android in 2008, there have been issues with fragmentation – although Google Play Services has helped this issue somewhat, the competition does tend to drag version numbers out at any opportunity. OEMs have continually lagged behind when delivering updates to phones. True, Google’s Android now resides on over 1 Billion devices as the most dominant mobileOS around,[Read More…]

by 12:44 pm on November 10, 2014 8 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones
Google begins NFC based Play Your Heart Out campaign in Australian capital cities – streaming tunes to match your commute

Google begins NFC based Play Your Heart Out campaign in Australian capital cities – streaming tunes to match your commute

Google has been pushing their ‘Play Your Heart Out’ campaign for a few months now, it’s been pretty popular based on some very well produced adverts. Google has begun an NFC based Play Your Heart Out campaign, in partnership with industry leading NFC advertising firm Tapit, whom Google have used previously for NFC based advertising campaigns, both here and abroad.[Read More…]

by 12:26 pm on November 10, 2014 14 comments News
Have you left iOS behind? Missing SMS? Try Apple’s new iMessage tool.

Have you left iOS behind? Missing SMS? Try Apple’s new iMessage tool.

For anyone that’s used an iPhone in the last couple of years and moved to a different platform, you’re probably familiar with the struggle of receiving text messages from your contacts who are still on iOS. Apple’s iMessage platform, which allows messaging between iOS (and Mac OS) devices without using SMS is generally considered to be a pretty cool tool,[Read More…]

by 11:50 am on November 10, 2014 3 comments News, Other
Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto X (2014) enables LTE Bands 3, 5 & 7

Android 5.0 Lollipop update for Moto X (2014) enables LTE Bands 3, 5 & 7

The Motorola Moto X launch has been delayed here in Australia, making the temptation to import a ‘Pure Edition’ Moto X from the US, possibly with some Moto Maker customisations, quite attractive. The wait for a promised software update to enable LTE Bands 3, 5 & 7 on the phone, making the handset usable in Australia has apparently ended. Users[Read More…]

by 11:08 am on November 10, 2014 41 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Boost mobile adds the Huawei Ascend G630 pre-paid handset for $179 with bonus Bluetooth speaker

Boost mobile adds the Huawei Ascend G630 pre-paid handset for $179 with bonus Bluetooth speaker

Boost Mobile has added a new phone to their pre-paid line up, adding the 3G Huawei Ascend G630 for $179. The phone is appears to be a fairly low-circulation device with very little known about the hardware beyond what’s on the Boost Mobile website. The Huawei Mobile Australia site doesn’t list the model, but the Boost site lists the specs[Read More…]

by and 10:31 am on November 10, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones