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Virgin announces bonus data inclusions from 14 May
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Virgin announces bonus data inclusions from 14 May

Virgin Mobile has announced a number of new bonus data inclusions taking effect on selected plans from tomorrow, 14 May 2015. The bonus data will come in addition to Virgin’s already popular ‘data rollover’ feature which allows customers to take their unused data from one month and have a go at using it in the month following. Up to 6GB[Read More…]

in Carriers, News by at 3:13 pm on May 13, 2015
Google partners with Nestle in the UK to bring limited edition YouTube Break Kit Kat

Google partners with Nestle in the UK to bring limited edition YouTube Break Kit Kat

Remember when Google partnered with Nestle to promote their newly announced KitKat version of Android? It was a divisive decision but Google and Kit Kat are partnering up again, but this time it’s YouTube who is getting the Kit Kat treatment – at least in the UK – with a specially marked YouTube Break packaging being made for the UK[Read More…]

in News by at 2:50 pm on May 13, 2015
Click Frenzy 2015 is next week, and Microsoft is joining in
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Click Frenzy 2015 is next week, and Microsoft is joining in

We’ve talked about Click Frenzy before on Ausdroid; it has been a semi-annual event that bills itself as a national online mega-sale event. It first began in 2012, and there was a bit of a backlash if we’re honest — many of the participating retailers’ e-commerce websites could not keep up with demand, and people took to social media to[Read More…]

in News by at 2:17 pm on May 13, 2015
Popular to-do app Todoist is receiving a material design update, and it looks great

Popular to-do app Todoist is receiving a material design update, and it looks great

Todoist is a pretty popular todo app (and associated service) and we can say this with authority; we use it behind the scenes at Ausdroid, and we think it’s pretty fantastic. However, one thing that it has been for quite some time is a little bit … well, ugly. While the functionality is top notch, they’ve been a little bit[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 12:53 pm on May 13, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Active appears in front of a camera in the US
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Active appears in front of a camera in the US

The next evolution in Samsung’s Galaxy S Active range appears to have made an appearance in the states, with an AT&T branded device said to be a Galaxy S6 Active stopping by for a sneaky photo. Continuing the range’s styling, the rugged black exterior and physical buttons below the display remain. The images from GSMArena don’t show too much of[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 12:31 pm on May 13, 2015
Word Academy Review
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Word Academy Review

Word Academy is a new word puzzle similar to games like Scramble With Friends. Does it have that one-more-go hook that puzzle games need? Word Academy tasks the player with finding certain word in a grid of letters. Letters can be selected in any direction and finding the word awards points with faster finds awarding more points. Hints can be[Read More…]

in Mini Reviews by at 10:40 am on May 13, 2015
Google launches first Qualcomm based Android One handsets in Turkey
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Google launches first Qualcomm based Android One handsets in Turkey

After launching in countries across Asia, Google has turned their attention further afield with their Android One program launching in Europe. The first country to see the Android One handsets is Turkey, and in another first, the handsets are the first to use Qualcomm processors. The handsets will be built by General Mobile, and feature 4G connectivity but also a[Read More…]

in Other by at 7:59 am on May 13, 2015
The Moto 360 v2.0 may have just stopped by the Bluetooth SIG
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The Moto 360 v2.0 may have just stopped by the Bluetooth SIG

The Moto 360 is very close to a year old, with the watch first showing up in the public domain at Google I/O last year. We know that Motorola is working on a second-gen Moto 360 and it may be close to launch according to an entry in the Bluetooth certification bodies database. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), has[Read More…]

in Other by at 7:30 am on May 13, 2015
Mediatek announces a new generation of processors with ten cores
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Mediatek announces a new generation of processors with ten cores

Mediatek has announced a new generation of their Helios processor overnight, the Helios H20. The new generation of processor is the first to offer ten cores on chip – a deca-core processor, which they say will be available in late 2015. The processor uses a new Tri-Cluster arrangement of the ARM big.LITTLE architecture, and also integrates Cat 6 LTE connectivity.[Read More…]

in Manufacturer by at 7:12 am on May 13, 2015
Google finally admits that Hangouts conversations are not encrypted end-to-end
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Google finally admits that Hangouts conversations are not encrypted end-to-end

In years past, the need to encrypt your communications or use a VPN were edge cases, but in todays post-Snowden leaks, Metadata retention world, this is becoming common place. Google is often seen as a leader in security and privacy (in some cases) but it turns out, that one of their largest platforms for communications is unencrypted – at least[Read More…]

in Google Services by at 6:53 am on May 13, 2015