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Big list of Android Wear watchfaces – What are you rocking?

Big list of Android Wear watchfaces – What are you rocking?

Google has publicly come out and advised developers that until the official Android Wear watchface API is made available, they shouldn’t be releasing watchfaces. But that hasn’t, and knowing Android developers, will not stop them from doing it. There’s a range of options, which include a couple of standouts which do more than simply supply a watchface. Like WearFaces. Wearfaces gives you three watchfaces, but then allows you to create your own WatchFace by uploading 4 pictures based on a template you find on www.wearfaces.com. Next is what appears to be a Watch Face marketplace. Wear Face Collection offers a[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on July 27, 2014 3 comments Android Wear, Apps
Google continues to improve Docs, now with tracked changes

Google continues to improve Docs, now with tracked changes

Google continues to take on the giant of the productivity world, Microsoft, with further changes being made to their Google Docs web app. Now when you import or work on a .docx file the tracked changes are not only present, but you can make “suggested changes” within the Drive application too. This is a very useful feature that has kept me from transferring to Drive completely for a while now and may be the final piece of the puzzle. Google clearly have Microsoft in their sights as a potential market that they can grab a big portion of and the[Read More...]

by 9:54 AM on July 26, 2014 0 comments Google Services, News
My Paid Apps – The App

My Paid Apps – The App

We’ve all been there; “What was that app I puchased last year that did xyz?” but you just can’t remember the name of it. If you’ve got a memory like mine you’ll probably forget you’ve even purchased one and head for the play store to buy a new one, if you’re lucky tripping over the original one you purchased. My Paid Apps is a great little app (please excuse the irony here) that tracks what apps and books you have paid for and brings the to one useful interface. The app appears to scan through Play Receipts as it’s given[Read More...]

by 9:53 AM on July 26, 2014 4 comments Apps, News
Google Play adds a section for offline games

Google Play adds a section for offline games

Mobile gaming is by definition ‘mobile’, but being mobile, often involves being in areas where there’s no internet conenctivity. So, if your favourite game demands contact with the mothership before you can play, then you should probably check out Google’s new offline games feature to see what other options are out there. The new section dubbed “Offline Games” on Google Play offers a list of games which fully support offline play. With titles such as Asphalt 8, Dots, Plague Inc. and Minecraft: Pocket Edition included, you can see there’s no shortage of big name titles, so you probably should take[Read More...]

by 3:58 AM on July 26, 2014 2 comments Apps, Google Play
Foursquare shows off its new redesigned recommendation app along with a new logo to boot

Foursquare shows off its new redesigned recommendation app along with a new logo to boot

After making the somewhat interesting decision to split its business and user experience into two seperate app services earlier this year, Foursquare yesterday showed off its new Foursquare app on their blog. The company has ditched it old logo, colour scheme and the way users would have been using foursquare currently. The company has stated that the new app is centred completely around personalisation and recommendations. This means for the end user, that they won’t see the usual teal green colour used in the app anymore, instead users will see everything that’s tailored specifically to them in a watermelon pink[Read More...]

by 1:46 AM on July 26, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google Play puts Health and Fitness apps on-sale and offers deals on In-App Purchases for games

Google Play puts Health and Fitness apps on-sale and offers deals on In-App Purchases for games

Google loves sales and we love to report them. At the moment you can grab some deals on some health and fitness related apps that are currently on-sale, as well as some great deals on In-App Purchases (IAP) for a bunch of games. The Health and Fitness deals feature some decent apps which are reduced in price, or have reductions to the In-App Purchase price. There’s a big showing from Runtastic, including Runtastic Pro which is featured in the Android Wear section of Google Play Zombies Run- $2.19 normally $4 Endomondo Sports Tracker – Free trial normally worth $3.99 Bright[Read More...]

by and 1:33 AM on July 26, 2014 1 comment App Sales Roundup, Apps, Google Play
Pocket casts hits version 4.7 as Shifty Jelly prepare an L of a lot of changes ;)

Pocket casts hits version 4.7 as Shifty Jelly prepare an L of a lot of changes ;)

Our buddies over at Shifty Jelly haven’t been just lounging around in their mansions living off of their millions of dollars in revenue from Pocket casts and Pocket Weather, they’re working hard at upgrading the hugely popular Podcast app and have released version 4.7 to the Play Store. Version 4.7 is out for Android, go grab it now: https://t.co/ll4LeYSSxE Lots of great enhancements as we gear up for bigger things — Pocket Casts (@pocketcasts) July 25, 2014 For anyone who hasn’t done so in the past, it’s always worth reading their Change logs; often with a geeky Dad joke or 2 thrown[Read More...]

by 12:04 AM on July 26, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Photos of what could be the Moto X+1 with wooden back leaked

Photos of what could be the Moto X+1 with wooden back leaked

We know the Moto X+1 is coming, Motorola themselves said it would be coming this summer. We’ve seen possible specs for the phone, now Android Police have gotten their hands on what their tipster is calling near-final hardware of the phone. The phone is shown with a wooden back, with a large camera lens at the top and an equally large Motorola logo branded underneath. The front of the phone mainly consists of the 5.1″ screen which is rumoured to up the 720P resolution of the original to 1080P. Design of the phone is remarkably unchanged from the original Moto[Read More...]

by 9:31 PM on July 25, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Tie-In game now available in Google Play

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie Tie-In game now available in Google Play

Setting aside the issue of whether Michaelangelo, Raphael, Donatello and Leonardo should have human-like noses, and whether Michael Bay is out to troll everyones childhood memories; the movie tie-in game for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie is now available to purchase in Google Play. Yes, Purchase. Unlike many movie tie-in games, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game will set you back AUD$4.22. For such an above average purchase price you’d expect a self-contained game to play from start to finish, alas you’ll be sadly disappointed with the games Google Play entry advising that the title ‘Offers in-app purchases’. If[Read More...]

by 8:07 PM on July 25, 2014 2 comments Apps
Samsung Gear VR application leaks early and shows off something of Samsung’s upcoming headset

Samsung Gear VR application leaks early and shows off something of Samsung’s upcoming headset

The Samsung Gear VR – their virtual reality headset – is apparently set to launch at IFA in September, which means of course that with just over a month to go till the headset is launched, there’s going to be leaks. Of course the source is SamMobile, who have managed to get their hands on the Gear VR Manager software which will manage your Virtual experience with the headset. The Samsung Gear VR is a headset experience designed to be similar in scope and experience to the Occulus Rift, who are designing the software for the Gear VR. The hardware[Read More...]

by 10:44 AM on July 25, 2014 1 comment Accessories
Chrome Beta version 37 adds Material Design inspired look and simplified multi-account login

Chrome Beta version 37 adds Material Design inspired look and simplified multi-account login

Google has today started pushing an update to their Chrome Beta for Android after not issuing any love to the app for over a month. The new update brings a new Material Design inspired look as well as simplified multi-account login. The biggest news on Chrome Beta for Android is the better implementation of multi-account sign-in that the update brings. Instead of trying to type-in passwords to login, a new multi-account picker will appear on Google websites, this includes sites such as Gmail, Maps and Search. The picker lists all the accounts on your device as well as offering you[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on July 25, 2014 3 comments Apps
HTC announces the One M8 in Pink and Red for the UK – most likely not coming to Australia

HTC announces the One M8 in Pink and Red for the UK – most likely not coming to Australia

HTC are well known for releasing various colour variants of their flagships through the year, mainly as a way to keep interest in the devices while only making a very cosmetic change. Overnight they’ve announced that the previously announced for Verizon in the US Red HTC One M8 variant, as well as a new Pink version will be heading to the UK. Both the Red and Pink versions of the HTC One M8 will go on-sale in the UK on August 7th. The Red M8 will be exclusive to UK based carrier O2, with pre-orders starting on August 5th. The[Read More...]

by 10:09 AM on July 25, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Google apparently owns Twitch now

Google apparently owns Twitch now

A rumour began circulating in May, that Google was looking to purchase game video streaming service Twitch for 1 Billion dollars, that deal has apparently now gone through according to Venture Beat who have spoken with sources who are ‘familiar with the matter’. At roughly the cost of one 2012 style Instagram, Google has seemingly purchased themselves a bargain. Google obviously owns the premiere online video site in YouTube and has now acquired the upcoming Twitch service for seemingly a song, paying less than the US$1.65 billion they paid for YouTube back in 2006. Twitch has a massive subscriber base,[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on July 25, 2014 4 comments News