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Support For Sony Playstation Mobile For Android To Be Ceased

Support For Sony Playstation Mobile For Android To Be Ceased

Sony have had limited success with their Playstation for Android platform. To many of us who have tried it is of no surprise that they have announced that they will no longer be supporting the Android side of Playstation Mobile. It will continue to run on supported devices running 4.4.2 and older. The reason for the change is that Sony say they cannot guarantee that the games will play correctly or the users will even have access to the store. This means that all phones gaining upgrades to 4.4.3 and newer versions of Android will lose their access to the[Read More...]

by 9:47 AM on August 7, 2014 1 comment News
4G LTE on a budget – a quick look at Kogan’s Agora 4G

4G LTE on a budget – a quick look at Kogan’s Agora 4G

Kogan set tongues wagging last week when they announced a $230 handset with 4G LTE data connectivity, a 5-inch 720p display and running Android KitKat (4.4.2). It’s the Australian company’s first foray into the budget 4G handset space, a market that’s become a new battleground with entrants from heavyweights like Motorola, HTC and Huawei – and Kogan’s undercutting all of them. We were skeptical that the Agora 4G would be able to stand up to the competition, and we’ve been pleasantly surprised having spent a short time with the phone. The Agora 4G has only been available for a 48-hour[Read More...]

by 9:18 AM on August 7, 2014 4 comments News
Test your geographic knowledge using Google Street View with “Where In The World?”

Test your geographic knowledge using Google Street View with “Where In The World?”

Australian developer Swizel Studios has released a fun new game to Google Play that tests your geographic knowledge of the world using Google Maps Street View. The game selects random Street View locations from around the world and challenges you to identify the location. Your final score will be based on the accuracy of your guesses and it’s integrated with Google Play Games so you can challenge your friends. Being Street View, you can navigate around the area and zoom in/out to try to find visual clues. Google added the ability for developers to use Google Maps Street View in[Read More...]

by 4:59 PM on August 6, 2014 3 comments Apps
Help everyones favourite leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) by donating to the indiegogo campaign

Help everyones favourite leaker Evan Blass (@evleaks) by donating to the indiegogo campaign

Evan Blass, under his psudonym of Evleaks on Twitter has been sharing leaks on upcoming smartphones (and other gadgets) since 2012, but on Sunday night, Evan announced his retirement from internet leaking, in a simple tweet : All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT] — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 3, 2014 Evan has been suffering from Multiple Sclerosis for some years, and he spoke about the disease, the drugs he uses to treat the illness and the effects it has on his day to day life when he spoke to us[Read More...]

by 1:27 PM on August 6, 2014 4 comments Charity, News
Motorola Australia advises the entire Moto E, G and X range should now have Android 4.4.4

Motorola Australia advises the entire Moto E, G and X range should now have Android 4.4.4

We got word that Moto G owners were receiving Android 4.4.4 last month, but according to Motorola Australia the rest of the series – Moto E, Moto G 4G and Moto X should all have receive the update now as well. According to Motorola, the update which reafirms their ‘commitment to offering its users a pure, bloatware-free and seamless Android™ experience’, includes ‘an extra layer of security for browsing web content on your phone’, if that’s not a complete enough explanation for you though, Motorola has also listed a complete changelog – for the Moto X at least – over[Read More...]

by 12:52 PM on August 6, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Samsung and Apple have agreed to stop all litigation outside the US – Australia included

Samsung and Apple have agreed to stop all litigation outside the US – Australia included

It’s been a long legal road for Samsung and Apple, with fights escalating all the way to the High Court in Australia, but as of today that is ending with the two companies announcing they have dropped all ongoing litigation between the two companies. Samsung and Apple have had several stoushes, including the famous case back in 2011 which saw a ‘variant’ of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 sold in Australia after a ruling in the Federal court. The announcement today ends all the ongoing litigation outside the US, which will go ahead at this stage (with up to a billion[Read More...]

by 12:28 PM on August 6, 2014 2 comments Legal, Manufacturer
Amaysim announces changes to amaysim UNLIMITED coming September 1st – more data, larger price

Amaysim announces changes to amaysim UNLIMITED coming September 1st – more data, larger price

Amaysim is a pretty decent carrier if you’re after some good value 3G plans, but as of the 1st of September they’re about to get a little more expensive, with the MVNO today announcing that as of September 1st, they will be making some changes. To start with, the price of the UNLIMITED plan will increase by $5 from $39.90 to $44.90 per month, this includes an extra 1GB of data to use, but that’s because they have also announced they will be dropping their free social media sharing. The dropping of free social media access is due to the[Read More...]

by 12:20 PM on August 6, 2014 5 comments Carriers
Samsung officially invites press to Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 – asks you to ‘NOTE the date’

Samsung officially invites press to Unpacked 2014 Episode 2 – asks you to ‘NOTE the date’

After SamMobile put up, then took down their post aannouncing an invite to a September 3rd event at IFA, possibly at the behest of the Korean Big Blue, it seems it’s all ok now. Samsung has just publicly announced their ‘Samsung UNPACKED 2014 Episode 2′ event, which will be held in three locations across the globe, in Berlin, Beijing and New York. Samsung is already playing cheeky with the invite, as usual hinting what the announcement will be, asking press to ‘Note the date’, of course hinting that the Galaxy Note 4 will see the light of day at the[Read More...]

by 11:50 AM on August 6, 2014 3 comments Events, Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

Motorola Moto G2 shows up in GFXBench

After launching in November last year, the Motorola Moto G became the best selling phone for Motorola, so it’s only natural that Motorola is working on a successor, most likely due to launch around the same time as the original did last year. It seems that Motorola are pretty far along with testing the new phone with a new entry appearing in GFXBench claiming to be the Motorola Moto G2 – or at least the XT1063. The Moto G is listed under model # X1032, and if this entry is the Moto G2, then it will be the XT1063, but[Read More...]

by 10:12 AM on August 6, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Pebble releases three new colour choices for their smartwatch

Pebble releases three new colour choices for their smartwatch

What do you do if you see a new platform emerging to take on your product? Announce new colours!! Pebble has this morning announced three more colour choices for their Pebble Smartwatch. The new colours are described as Fresh, Hot and Fly! Which are more vibrant and eye-catching than their more staid colour choices of Black, Orange, Red, White and Grey. There’s Fly Blue, Hot Pink and Fresh Green on offer for the same price as you’ll pay for a normal Pebble (US$150). Shipping from the GetPebble website to Australia is free – if you don’t mind waiting several week,[Read More...]

by 9:55 AM on August 6, 2014 0 comments Smartwatch
Are you getting an LG G3 this week? Try some of these accessories.

Are you getting an LG G3 this week? Try some of these accessories.

If you’re getting one of LG‘s most anticipated phones this week, the LG G3, then you should give some thought to whether your new toy needs some accessories to go with. Over at the Ausdroid Gadget Store, we’ve got some pretty neat things to go with your G3, and at pretty decent prices as well. Some of these have been selling like hotcakes. LG Wireless Charging Pad – $69.95 This is the official wireless charging accessory from LG. It’s not only an elegant desktop dock, but it also wirelessly charges your G3. It’s portable, easy to set up, and provides[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on August 6, 2014 1 comment Accessories
Humble Mobile Bundle 6 now available – three games for whatever price you want

Humble Mobile Bundle 6 now available – three games for whatever price you want

The Humble Mobile Bundle is back. For the sixth time, the folks over at the Humble Bundle have packed together some great games for you to purchase, with an option to pay whatever you want for three games, or pay over the average price and grab 6 games, with more games to be added down the track. The three games available for whatever price you deem worth include Eliss Infinity, as well as the Android debut of Duet Premium, and Combo Crew Special Edition, which features special unlocked content exclusive to Humble Bundle. But, if you want to pay more than the[Read More...]

by 6:58 AM on August 6, 2014 0 comments Apps, Charity
LG G Watch Cradle now available to purchase from Google Play

LG G Watch Cradle now available to purchase from Google Play

Early adopters of the LG G Watch have been limited by the proprietary nature of the G Watch’s charging cradle, if you stuck it to your bedside table, the thought of trying to peel it off to take away with you on a trip has sent shudders down many a spine. The good news is, as of this morning the LG G Watch Charging Cradle is now available to purchase from Google Play. Samsung Gear Live owners will have to wait a little longer for a spare dock for their Android Wear watch, as nothing is showing in Google Play[Read More...]

by 6:44 AM on August 6, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Android Wear