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Google is working on a new service called Tablescape integrating foodography and Google+

Google is working on a new service called Tablescape integrating foodography and Google+

Exclusive: Google is working on a new feature for Google+ aimed at social networking foodies called Tablescape. The service is a combination of Yelp reviews and Instagram photos, specifically designed for food, both home cooked and found out and about. The new feature is aimed at ‘people who pull out their phone before picking up their fork’ and is currently in trial with[Read More…]

by and 5:19 pm on February 19, 2015 0 comments Apps, Exclusive, News
Samsung is buying LoopPay to help build its own Google Wallet/Apple Pay service

Samsung is buying LoopPay to help build its own Google Wallet/Apple Pay service

Samsung is moving into the growing and potentially highly profitable area of mobile payments in a quite a big and fast way, acquiring mobile payments company LoopPay. Using LoopPay currently require users to either purchase a smartphone case (at a starting cost of US$16) or a keychain module(US$10) to use the system, but then allows users to simply hold up[Read More…]

by 3:11 pm on February 19, 2015 1 comment Manufacturer, News, NFC
Moto 360 receives update to Android 5.0.2 (before most phones do)

Moto 360 receives update to Android 5.0.2 (before most phones do)

In news that’s sure to be well received by Moto 360 owners, and looked upon with jealousy by others, Motorola have announced the release of Android 5.0.2 for the Moto 360. Released with the build number LWX49L, the update appears to be little more than bug fixes and behind the scenes improvements — there’s not much new to see here.[Read More…]

by 2:57 pm on February 19, 2015 8 comments Android Wear, News, OS Update
Social drinking app Boozd – Out Drinking? launches on Android to help you track your friends while out and about

Social drinking app Boozd – Out Drinking? launches on Android to help you track your friends while out and about

After launching on iOS in December, social drinking app Boozd has now launched on Google Play ready to bring Android using socialites into the fold. Boozd is a social app to help organise your night using Facebook to gather information using your and your friends Facebook profile and friends’ lists to let you know where your friends are on a[Read More…]

by 2:49 pm on February 19, 2015 0 comments Apps
Motorola has started shipping Nexus 6 Turbo Chargers

Motorola has started shipping Nexus 6 Turbo Chargers

Last week, we noted that Motorola was soon to start shipping the Turbo Chargers for early Nexus 6 buyers who were surprised to not find one in their boxes. The good news for our readers is that Motorola has kept its promise, and those chargers are now shipping. Ausdroid reader (and boss over at Ventra IP) Angelo Giuffrida has let us[Read More…]

by 11:50 am on February 19, 2015 11 comments Accessories, News
Google Docs receives minor update which improves Office Compatibility mode

Google Docs receives minor update which improves Office Compatibility mode

Google has updated one of its productivity apps, with Google Docs has received a small update today that brings a couple of new (though minor) features. What we’re seeing is support for cutting, copying, and pasting text, images, and tables in Office Compatibility mode. Additionally, you’ll now have the ability to insert links into Google documents. The official changelog from[Read More…]

by 11:19 am on February 19, 2015 1 comment Apps, Google Services, News
System dump from now-confirmed HTC One (M9) shows some interesting tidbits

System dump from now-confirmed HTC One (M9) shows some interesting tidbits

While we’ve now had some tacit confirmation that HTC has something planned for the HTC One line come MWC 2015, we still don’t know all there is to know about the device. The leaks are speeding up though, so I’m thinking that come 1 March 2015, there won’t be too much that’s left unknown. One thing we know now is[Read More…]

by 11:01 am on February 19, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
Dell launches Chromebook 11 in Australia for $369

Dell launches Chromebook 11 in Australia for $369

After a protracted wait, Dell has brought their first Chromebook to the Australian market, launching the Dell Chromebook 11 on their Australian Business site. The Dell Chromebook 11 is a versatile machine with a fairly decent spec, although the 11.6″ LCD display still has a disappointing 1366×768 resolution. Nevertheless, the Chromebook 11 is powered by 4th Generation 1.4GHz Intel Celeron[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on February 19, 2015 2 comments Chromebook, Manufacturer
Next Maintenance Release for Android set to arrive in March

Next Maintenance Release for Android set to arrive in March

Google’s next update for Android, leaked recently as Android 5.1 on their Android One phones could be arriving next month, at least according to HTC’s Mo Versi who has advised the date to a customer on Twitter. While we’ve seen Android One handsets with Android 5.1, there has so far been no factory images, OTA updates or other indications that[Read More…]

by 6:21 am on February 19, 2015 6 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Qualcomm announces new mid-range Snapdragon 400 & 600 processors with high-end features

Qualcomm announces new mid-range Snapdragon 400 & 600 processors with high-end features

Qualcomm has announced four new mid-range Snapdragon processors, announcing two new Snapdragon 400 and two new Snapdragon 600 processors with advanced new LTE modems and capabilities. All the new processors use either the new X8 LTE or X5 LTE modem from Qualcomm, with the X8 LTE capable of Cat 7 4G LTE, offering 300 Mbps down and 100 Mbps up,[Read More…]

by 1:47 am on February 19, 2015 0 comments Manufacturer