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A first look at the Sony SmartWatch 3

A first look at the Sony SmartWatch 3

When we posted a week or so ago about Expansys’ availability of the Sony SmartWatch 3, we began eagerly awaiting a review device which, we understand, is on its way to us. However, Ausdroid reader Marcus Kenny decided to buy one, and has received his already. He took a quick look through his new gadget, and gave us his thoughts:[Read More…]

by and 12:01 pm on November 7, 2014 20 comments Android Wear, Mini Reviews, News
LG launches the G Watch R, available today at Harvey Norman, JB HiFi and Optus

LG launches the G Watch R, available today at Harvey Norman, JB HiFi and Optus

LG’s latest Android Wear device lands in Australia today, with the G Watch R becoming available in retailers this afternoon. LG is making a lot of noise about this one — it’s the first Android Wear device with a circular P-OLED display which uses 100% of the watch-face, unlike the Moto 360 which is notorious for that ‘flat tyre’ look.[Read More…]

by 12:00 pm on November 7, 2014 26 comments Android Wear, News
How To: Mimic Wifi Connections to get around Internet connection requirement

How To: Mimic Wifi Connections to get around Internet connection requirement

A worrying trend lately has been game developers building into their apps an “always on” condition where the game cannot be played unless it detects an internet connection. This is the case for many new games even where the internet is not required to download data to play it (after the initial download). Combine this with a wifi-only Nexus 7,[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 7, 2014 2 comments
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We know the Nexus 6 is just around the corner. This morning, it was listed on the Play Store as “Coming soon”. I know, we can hear you chanting “BUT THAT’S NOT SOON ENOUGH” already. Well, how would you like a notification straight to your mobile when the Nexus 6 goes on sale in Australia? This is something we’re going[Read More…]

by 7:57 am on November 7, 2014 17 comments News
Australia Post introduces new US shipping forwarder service named ShopMate

Australia Post introduces new US shipping forwarder service named ShopMate

A few days ago, Australia Post made a surprising announcement: the opening of a new US shipping forwarder service named ShopMate that allows Australians to shop online with US merchants and have goods that would otherwise be restricted to purchase by US residents only to be delivered to Australia. The service is very similar to existing shipping forwarders: it works by providing subscribers[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on November 7, 2014 23 comments News, Other
Chromecast is available for $38 from Big W with Everyday Rewards

Chromecast is available for $38 from Big W with Everyday Rewards

Subscribers of Woolworths’ Everyday Rewards program have received an email blast this morning offering the opportunity to pick up a Google Chromecast for just $38, a full $10 off the recommended retail price. The catch? There isn’t one. Just click the link in the email that says “Activate my offers”, and then present your Everyday Rewards card at the cashier[Read More…]

by 6:48 am on November 7, 2014 1 comment Chromecast, Deal, News
Motorola releases new bands, watch faces and more for Moto 360

Motorola releases new bands, watch faces and more for Moto 360

While the Moto 360 isn’t yet available in Australia… yet… it seems that Motorola isn’t resting on its laurels elsewhere, releasing new metal bands, interchangeable leather bands, new watch face options and more. The Moto 360 is now available with metal band options, as shown above. Made from aircraft-grade stainless steel, the metal bands are available in both light and dark[Read More…]

by 6:42 am on November 7, 2014 3 comments Android Wear, News
Nexus 6 accessories appear in Google Play – not available to order yet

Nexus 6 accessories appear in Google Play – not available to order yet

Google has listed the Nexus 6 on Google Play this morning, albeit listed as ‘Coming Soon’, at the same time, they’ve also listed a couple of accessories, which are also listed ‘Coming Soon’. The two accessories listed are the Nexus 6 Naked Tough Case and the Stand Folio Case for Nexus. The Nexus 6 Naked Tough Case is priced at[Read More…]

by 6:24 am on November 7, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Google Play
Nexus 6 appears on Australian Google Play store – still listed as ‘Coming Soon’

Nexus 6 appears on Australian Google Play store – still listed as ‘Coming Soon’

After launching the LG G Watch R on Google Play this morning, Google has also put the listing for the Nexus 6 up on the Australian Google Play Store. Unfortunately the phone is not up for pre-order as yet, with both the 32GB and 64GB models listed as ‘Coming Soon’. Both the Midnight Blue and Lunar White colour options are[Read More…]

by 6:09 am on November 7, 2014 47 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Phones
LG G Watch R now available from Google Play for $349

LG G Watch R now available from Google Play for $349

After a long wait, Google has today announced that the LG G Watch R is now available for purchase on Google Play and as a bonus, it’s live in the Australian Google Play Store. The Watch has been listed in the devices section in Black only for $349, a small step above the US price of US$299. The G Watch[Read More…]

by 5:56 am on November 7, 2014 6 comments Android Wear, Google Play