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After nearly 3 years, the Commonwealth bank finally ready to release their Android tablet Albert
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After nearly 3 years, the Commonwealth bank finally ready to release their Android tablet Albert

After announcing their open-source Pi retail Point of Sale system back in July 2012, the Commonwealth Bank this week finally made their EFTPOS capable Android tablet ‘Albert’ available to businesses. Albert is a 3G capable Android tablet which is capable of running a range of applications to which facilitate retail activities. The tablets 3G connection lets the tablet be used[Read More…]

in News by at 9:00 am on April 4, 2015
Google releases ARC Welder tool to port Android apps to Chrome on any platform

Google releases ARC Welder tool to port Android apps to Chrome on any platform

After Google announced they were opening up the ARC runtime to all developers to port Android apps to ChromeOS on Thursday, Google has released a tool to help automate the process. Android Runtime for Chrome or ARC as it’s known is an extension which was released last year when Google first started porting apps to ChromeOS, it helps to run[Read More…]

in Apps, ChromeOS, News by at 8:30 am on April 4, 2015
Check out the Android powered Wylas-Timing for your next swim meet

Check out the Android powered Wylas-Timing for your next swim meet

Android is a versatile medium, it’s powering everything from smartphones and tablets, to smaller devices like watches and embedded systems. You can use it for almost anything and Wylas have adapted Android to work as a wireless timing system for swim meets. Wylas Timing works in conjunction with a PC acting as a server, which connects to a starters pistol[Read More…]

in Apps by at 8:00 am on April 4, 2015
Wikipedia Android app now generates info cards to share

Wikipedia Android app now generates info cards to share

Wikipedia is the source of the resolution of many arguments, and Wikipedia is making it even easier to share a fact from their Android app. If you have the Android app installed, all you need to do is find the article you want, highlight the section you want to share and then select the share button. You can then choose[Read More…]

in Apps by at 10:15 pm on April 3, 2015
Evernote extends their Material Design update to Android Tablets.

Evernote extends their Material Design update to Android Tablets.

In mid-March, Evernote updated their Android app for phones with a Material Design makeover, bringing the app in-line with the latest design standards from Google. Today they’ve announced they’ve now pushed the update to Android tablets. Evernote obviously want to keep the experience the same for users no matter what type of device you’re using. The app takes on all[Read More…]

in Apps by at 6:01 pm on April 3, 2015
Xperia Z4 possibly makes a stop past the FCC
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Xperia Z4 possibly makes a stop past the FCC

Lack of a 6-monthly refresh of their flagship phone has frustrated a number of users wanting an update to their Sony phone, but rumours of an Xperia Z4 persist and where there’s smoke there’s usually fire. The latest smoke has appeared in the form of a Sony device passing through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the US. There’s not[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 2:43 pm on April 3, 2015
LG announces brand new 5.5″ QHD display likely for the LG G4
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LG announces brand new 5.5″ QHD display likely for the LG G4

LG is gearing up for a launch later this month, and though they haven’t called it out as yet, it’s 99.99% positive that they will announce the G4 at the event. While the G3 introduced the first internationally available phone with a QHD display, LG has announced a new similarly sized panel with a QHD resolution that we’re pretty sure[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 2:21 pm on April 3, 2015
HTC updates Blinkfeed Launcher to HTC Sense Home with Theme and Home widget – coming soon to other devices?
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HTC updates Blinkfeed Launcher to HTC Sense Home with Theme and Home widget – coming soon to other devices?

HTC’s recent release of the HTC One M9 with Sense Seven, brought about a number of new features to their launcher including Themes, a new contextual Home Widget and new updates to the functionality of Blinkfeed. Now HTC has updated the name of the launcher to HTC Sense Home and it could possibly expand beyond HTC phones. The update to[Read More…]

in News by at 9:44 am on April 3, 2015
HTC One M8S launched for Europe with higher resolution rear camera
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HTC One M8S launched for Europe with higher resolution rear camera

If the HTC One M8 was pretty much the pinnacle of what you wanted from a phone, except for the camera, then HTC has fixed that problem announcing the HTC One M8S with a 13MP rear camera. There’s other differences as well, with HTC dropping the processor from a Snapdragon 801 to a Snapdragon 615, but bear in mind that[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:17 am on April 3, 2015
Motorola to update 1st gen Moto X, Moto E and Moto G with 4G LTE straight to Android 5.1
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Motorola to update 1st gen Moto X, Moto E and Moto G with 4G LTE straight to Android 5.1

Motorola has been pretty good about their update schedule, they’ve lagged a little on their older devices but they’re still on track to receive an update to Google’s latest. David Schuster, a Senior Director at Motorola has actually updated users on the update process for three first generation devices on Google+ this morning and it looks like they’re going straight[Read More…]

in OS Update, Phones by at 9:04 am on April 3, 2015