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Motorola has something planned for this Wednesday

Motorola has something planned for this Wednesday

Motorola is doing something this week involving a box. A cryptic announcement has been sent to selected news sites, advising that an announcement will be made this coming week, with a box being delivered to the sites. The invite advises that the box will arrive on Wednesday (Feb 25th), and is strangely timed given that MWC kicks off in just[Read More…]

by 10:21 am on February 21, 2015 7 comments Manufacturer
You can now toggle Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and your Flashlight using voice commands in Lollipop

You can now toggle Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and your Flashlight using voice commands in Lollipop

‘Ok Google’ voice commands are a little bit more interesting for Lollipop users this morning, with the discovery that you can now toggle Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and your Flashlight with a simple command. Simply using the ‘Ok Google’ command followed by the appropriate command brings up a floating Google Now card with the toggle switch for the setting, as well as[Read More…]

by 10:09 am on February 21, 2015 2 comments Google Services
Samsung shows off the power of the Gear VR by taking people diving in the outback

Samsung shows off the power of the Gear VR by taking people diving in the outback

Samsung’s recent Australian release of the Gear VR, has led to the creation of a new Australian produced video for the headset called ‘The Dive’. The brainchild of media agency Leo Burnett Sydney, The Dive was created in partnership with renowned surf director Taylor Steel. The Dive takes viewers on a first hand free diving experience, shot underwater in the[Read More…]

by 4:21 pm on February 20, 2015 4 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
HTC teasing the M9 on Twitter, as benchmarks break on CompuBench

HTC teasing the M9 on Twitter, as benchmarks break on CompuBench

HTC’s press event at MWC 2015 is just two weeks away, and while rumours of the HTC One M9 are fairly consistent, an emerging likelihood is that HTC will be announcing two phones, not just one — the HTC One M9 that we know about, and the HTC One M9 Plus. HTC have been talking about this on Twitter already:[Read More…]

by 2:48 pm on February 20, 2015 1 comment News, Phones, Rumours
Google set to launch special YouTube app just for kids next week

Google set to launch special YouTube app just for kids next week

According to reports in the US, Google is about to take the wraps of a specially-designed YouTube app just for kids come Monday 23 February, which is unsurprisingly to be called ‘YouTube Kids”. This follows on from news from December last year in which it was reported Google was working on precisely projects like this. USA Today reports: A demo[Read More…]

by 2:36 pm on February 20, 2015 0 comments Apps, Google Services, News
LG partners with Telstra to give away an LG cricket promotional pack

LG partners with Telstra to give away an LG cricket promotional pack

As a major sponsor of the current ICC Cricket World Cup, LG is leveraging the association and has partnered up with Telstra to offer the chance to win a cricket promo prize pack to people purchasing an LG G3 handset. The prize pack includes a 70″ LG TV powered by WebOS, a personally signed Dave Warner ‘Kaboom’ cricket bat, LG[Read More…]

by 11:15 am on February 20, 2015 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Google’s Inbox to roll out to Apps customers ‘imminently’

Google’s Inbox to roll out to Apps customers ‘imminently’

It appears that this mornings announcement that Google is making Inbox more accessible is happening in more ways than those announced on their blog, with Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai today tweeting that Inbox will be rolling out to Apps customers ‘imminently’. @inboxbygmail coming to more places http://t.co/6FGMwAA4Qx rolling out to apps customers imminently — sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) February 19, 2015[Read More…]

by 10:59 am on February 20, 2015 3 comments Apps, Google Services
SIM security breached after security operatives from the UK and USA stole encryption keys from Gemalto

SIM security breached after security operatives from the UK and USA stole encryption keys from Gemalto

An announcement from Edward Snowden overnight has thrown light on a terrifying new development in the surveillance of private citizens by governments in the UK and US. According to a new report from The Intercept, government operatives from the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) hacked into the network of SIM manufacturer Gemalto and[Read More…]

by 10:43 am on February 20, 2015 4 comments Carriers
Countdown timer on Pebble website indicates incoming new model

Countdown timer on Pebble website indicates incoming new model

Pebble is one of the more successful smartwatches on the market, with apparently more than a million devices sold, but apart from a small design refresh last January when they launched the Pebble Steel, the hardware is now around two years old. But a new model is apparently on the way and could be released next week. A timer has[Read More…]

by 10:26 am on February 20, 2015 2 comments Apps, Smartwatch
IFTTT rebrands their app to IF and adds three new single purpose apps called ‘Do’

IFTTT rebrands their app to IF and adds three new single purpose apps called ‘Do’

Android is quite the versatile operating system, so the release of IFTTT for Android last year introduced a range of new ways to enhance your experience. Today IFTTT has announced that they’ve rebranded their app, and introduced three new single purpose apps branded ‘Do’. The rebrand for IFTTT simply renames the app to IF, while retaining all the functionality and[Read More…]

by 9:58 am on February 20, 2015 1 comment Apps