This is Sony’s Android TV, and it is truly glorious to behold
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This is Sony’s Android TV, and it is truly glorious to behold

Last week, we reported on the launch of Sony’s Android TVs into Australia. This week, we have one in the Ausdroid office to play with, and my golly gosh… it truly is a glorious piece of technology. I apologise profusely in advance for not using photographs of the TV in situ, but our media centre is .. well .. a[Read More…]

in Android TV, Manufacturer, News by at 7:59 am on July 18, 2015
Holy heck the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is massive
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Holy heck the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ is massive

If you ever looked at the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and thought, no, it’s just not big enough? Well, if you have, then Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge+ which is rumoured to be launching alongside the Galaxy Note 5 on August 12th, looks like it should satisfy you fairly handily. German site, allaboutsamsung.de has gotten their hands on a dummy unit[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:17 pm on July 17, 2015
Game of Thrones: Episode 5 coming July 23rd

Game of Thrones: Episode 5 coming July 23rd

Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows of recent time enjoying massive success and enthusiasm for the show across the globe. Telltale Games have very cleverly ridden the coat tails of the shows success and brought their Game of Thrones adventure game to the Play Store. The next installment of their episodic game has been announced[Read More…]

in Apps, Games, News by at 2:32 pm on July 17, 2015
Telstra launches an in-car 4GX based Wi-Fi solution for pre-paid users
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Telstra launches an in-car 4GX based Wi-Fi solution for pre-paid users

Telstra has today launched a new gadget for data hungry users to use in the car, offering a new high-speed hotspot for users to plug into their cigarette lighter in their car. The idea isn’t new, it is at its core a simple cigarette lighter-to-USB accessor with a WiFi modem plugged in. Optus has done it previously, but it’s Huawei[Read More…]

in Other by at 2:20 pm on July 17, 2015
Google Play Music update fixes issue with local music being removed from devices.
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Google Play Music update fixes issue with local music being removed from devices.

Last week, it came to light that a bug was affecting users who chose to store music locally on their device, which removed the files against the wishes of users. Google announced at the time, that they were working on a fix, and it looks like the fix hannounced at the time This morning, users are being prompted to update[Read More…]

in Apps by at 1:56 pm on July 17, 2015
Inbox allows you to snooze your email to just the right time
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Inbox allows you to snooze your email to just the right time

Inbox by Google has been quite a shot in the arm for really active email users who also use their email as a reminder system of sorts. Inbox is making life easier for a lot of users and who doesn’t like things that makes their life easier? In the latest update to the Inbox app, you’ll see some new options[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Services, News by at 1:28 pm on July 17, 2015
Samsung and Apple reportedly in talks with carriers to enable e-SIM
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Samsung and Apple reportedly in talks with carriers to enable e-SIM

SIM Cards have been growing smaller over time, since their introduction with the first digital mobile phones, the cards have represented a major space hog in handsets. A new initiative being spearheaded by Samsung and Apple, appears to be intending to make those SIM cards disappear in favour of a new embedded SIM card or e-SIM that would allow consumers[Read More…]

in Other by at 12:59 pm on July 17, 2015
Google by the numbers – Q2 2015 Earnings report
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Google by the numbers – Q2 2015 Earnings report

Google has today announced their second quarter earnings report for 2015. The general gist of it though is that business is good. Google revenue grew by 11 percent compared to the year-ago period. So, what are the big numbers : $17.7 billion revenue for Q2, up 11% on Q2 2014. $3.9 billion Net Income, up from $3.3 billion for Q2[Read More…]

in Other by at 11:19 am on July 17, 2015
Plex gets a material makeover

Plex gets a material makeover

Plex TV is hugely popular; it’s a way to centralise and automatically catalogue TV shows, Movies and Music and affords you the freedom to enjoy your media anywhere at any time. There’s an app for pretty much every platform, and the latest update to the Android app brings its user interface up to date with Google’s Material Design. Visually, the[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 11:15 am on July 17, 2015
HTC loosens its Grip – fitness tracker to launch later this year alongside other fitness products

HTC loosens its Grip – fitness tracker to launch later this year alongside other fitness products

News reaches us this morning that HTC’s temporarily shelved its Grip fitness band – revealed at Mobile World Congress and due for release about now – and will release it along with other fitness products later this year. Android Central has a statement from HTC on the matter: “Through our partnership with Under Armour, we have continued to refine our[Read More…]

in Other by at 10:00 am on July 17, 2015