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Kenu Stance – a Micro USB tripod and stand for your phone

Kenu Stance – a Micro USB tripod and stand for your phone

Need your phone to stay upright? Sometimes, propping it up on a book or nearby wall doesn’t cut it. US-based accessory manufacturer Kenu gets this, and has released Stance, a versatile tripod stand for Android devices – or in fact, anything with the right port. Stance has a zinc-alloy construction and non-slip feet, so it shouldn’t slide around whatever surface[Read More…]

by 10:37 am on December 5, 2014 3 comments Accessories
Sonos 5.2 update brings multiple account support, lock screen controls

Sonos 5.2 update brings multiple account support, lock screen controls

Sonos continues to enhance its software, with the release today of version 5.2 for both Android and iOS. The big feature of the update is the ability to use multiple accounts on the same music service – great for those of us who live with others who have more “interesting” music collections. A single system now supports up to 32[Read More…]

by 9:50 am on December 5, 2014 1 comment News
Expansys drops the price on the Nexus 5 and offers free shipping

Expansys drops the price on the Nexus 5 and offers free shipping

Even though you can’t actually purchase a Nexus 6 yet, the idea of an almost 6″ screen isn’t everyones idea of a great form factor. The Nexus 5 is still a great option for those looking to purchase a phone though, and while Google hasn’t yet dropped the price on the Nexus 5, seemingly intending to keep it round as[Read More…]

by 2:48 pm on December 4, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
National Australia Bank updates their Android app with new design and incorporates NAB Flik

National Australia Bank updates their Android app with new design and incorporates NAB Flik

National Australia Bank released an update to their Android app last week, bringing a fresh new look, better security features and incorporated their previously standalone mobile payments app: NAB Flik. The newly updated app gives the app a fresh look, as well as some new functionality. The app isn’t going Material yet though, as it appears to be a direct[Read More…]

by 2:37 pm on December 4, 2014 0 comments Apps
Samsung Galaxy S5 beginning to receive Android 5.0 update…in Poland

Samsung Galaxy S5 beginning to receive Android 5.0 update…in Poland

It seems that living in Poland is a great idea if you own an Android phone from a major OEM, with Samsung joining LG in pushing out their Android 5.0 update to owners of the the Galaxy S5 there. Build G900FXXU1BNL2 is now hitting the SM-G900F model of the Galaxy S5, but other models are sure to see it soon[Read More…]

by 12:44 pm on December 4, 2014 3 comments OS Update
Vodafone switches on their 4G+ network in NSW and Queensland

Vodafone switches on their 4G+ network in NSW and Queensland

After switching on their 4G+ network in Melbourne last month, Vodafone has today announced that customers in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast can now experience the new network in their area. Over 1000 4G+ sites across NSW and Queensland have now been activated, with more sites to be switched on before Christmas. This expansion of 4G services is part[Read More…]

by 12:22 pm on December 4, 2014 1 comment Carriers
Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates

Yes, Telstra is blocking your Nexus updates

Since Google started rolling out the over-the-air (OTA) updates for Android 5.0 Lollipop to Nexus devices, many users have been regularly checking for a system update – many Australians, to no avail. Telstra users are reporting that the update is being blocked, even on phones that were not sold by the carrier. The issue is affecting Nexus 4 and Nexus[Read More…]

by and 11:39 am on December 4, 2014 112 comments Carriers, News, OS Update
Bluetooth SIG releases updated spec for Bluetooth 4.2 – faster, smarter, and more secure

Bluetooth SIG releases updated spec for Bluetooth 4.2 – faster, smarter, and more secure

Since the implementation of Bluetooth 4.0 Low-Energy (BLE) in Android 4.3, the technology has been used in a variety of different form factors. Google has just begun implementing Bluetooth 4.1 in Android 5.0, and the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 have hardware support for the spec, but now the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the updates spec for[Read More…]

by 11:31 am on December 4, 2014 0 comments Other
OTA updates for Android 5.0.1 begin rolling out

OTA updates for Android 5.0.1 begin rolling out

After releasing the code for Android 5.0.1 to AOSP yesterday and following up with updated factory images, Google has begun rolling out Over The Air (OTA) updates to their Nexus phones and tablets. So far only the Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and Nexus 10 OTA links have been captured, but we’re sure to see the rest in short order. We’ll[Read More…]

by 11:06 am on December 4, 2014 20 comments OS Update
Google releases ‘Device Assist’ app for devices running Lollipop – not available in Australia

Google releases ‘Device Assist’ app for devices running Lollipop – not available in Australia

Google has today released a new app, which is aimed at offering tips, tricks and troubleshooting help to anyone running a Nexus, Google Play Edition or Android One device, with Android 5.0, Lollipop on-board. The new app offers a number of card based tips, and the ability to detect issues on the phone for which it can automatically suggest ways[Read More…]

by 10:51 am on December 4, 2014 0 comments Apps