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Grab a bunch of Gameloft games for just $0.10 now on Google Play

Grab a bunch of Gameloft games for just $0.10 now on Google Play

Gameloft is running a sale at the moment which will let you get your hands on some of their older premium titles for as low as just $0.10, or some of their newer titles like Modern Combat 5 for as low as $4.49 ($3 off the usual price). The sale is exclusive to Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand only – that’s right, the US misses out for once. There’s five titles on-sale for as low as $0.10 but you’ll have to pay a little more for Modern Combat 5 and The Amazing Spiderman 2. The titles on-sale[Read More...]

by 5:23 PM on October 11, 2014 6 comments Apps, Google Play
Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ available through Moto Maker in the US – should you buy it?

Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ available through Moto Maker in the US – should you buy it?

Motorola has apparently decided not to launch their Moto-Maker handset customisation service in Australia for the second time. Instead we’ll get versions with a Black Resin or Bamboo Wood Grain rear cover. Happily, there’s an option out there for those who want to get a Moto X (2014) with a fully customised experience and a range of options for the back which won’t make it to Australia. Motorola has announced the Moto X ‘Pure Edition’ (XT1095), which will be sold as a T-Mobile handset in the US, but will effectively be able to operate on a variety of networks. The[Read More...]

by 12:18 PM on October 11, 2014 17 comments Other
HTC Desire 610 — Review

HTC Desire 610 — Review

Since launching as their ‘Premiere’ device, the HTC Desire fell on some hard times. HTC resurrected the brand as a low-mid range series of devices, capitalising on the inherrent good will towards the brand name. HTC has been outsourcing production of the Desire series of phones to save costs recently, which has led to them seeing a financial resurgence. We’ve previously enjoyed a number of Desire phones and the latest to launch in Australia is the Desire 610. Recently launched as a mid-range 4G/LTE device exclusive to Telstra on their 4G network, the HTC Desire 610 continues the Taiwanese companies[Read More...]

by 10:43 AM on October 11, 2014 9 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Oppo now selling covers on their Australian site

Oppo now selling covers on their Australian site

After launching in Australia last month, Oppo mobile is now selling accessories on their Australian website. The accessories are fairly sparse, with only four covers listed for sale – one for each model phone they sell – and there’s little in the way of choice of style for each phone, but they’re there. On offer are an Easy Cover for the Find 7 and Find 7A, although the Find 7A gets a window option, the Find 7 easy cover is available in Blue/White for $29, while the Find 7A Easy Cover comes in Dark Blue, White, Green or Red for[Read More...]

by 9:24 AM on October 11, 2014 2 comments Accessories
Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 to launch October 15th for US$399

Rumour: HTC Nexus 9 to launch October 15th for US$399

October is definitely Nexus season and the rumours are flying thick and fast. Specs, launch and release dates and now prices are being thrown around, with Bright Side of News reporting all four pieces of information have been confirmed by their source. According to BSN, the HTC built Nexus 9 will be announced on the 15th of October, before becoming available on the 3rd of November in Google Play (no mention of international availability). BSN do mention the tablet will go on-sale in Bricks & Mortar stores, which would presumably be in the US, although Australia saw quite a run[Read More...]

by 8:57 AM on October 11, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Oppo N3 set for launch on October 29th in three colours

Oppo N3 set for launch on October 29th in three colours

The Oppo N3 has been teased by Oppo over the last couple of months in the lead up to the October 29th unveiling in Singapore, now the colour choices for the phone have been leaked, and there’s some vibrant options. As well as the Cyan option shown above, there will also be a Pink and ‘White’ option as well, although the white is very silver in reality if the colour matches the Oppo N1. The last render of the Oppo N3 we saw also carried a dual white/silver colour scheme as well. As you can see the renders quite closely[Read More...]

by 8:38 AM on October 11, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Bose Quiet Comfort 25 — Review

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 — Review

Bose is known as a leading sound brand, usually near the top of the list near companies like Sennheiser, Sony, AKG and Audio Technica. Their approach to products is clear; the best user experience they can give is their goal, the best audio quality is what they expect and (from their own website) “good enough is merely a starting point”. Having been fortunate enough to own some seriously good headphone hardware for a number of years now, I’m not particularly easy to impress with headphones but these headphones impressed me. Hardware There’s only so far any headphone manufacturer can take[Read More...]

by 1:45 PM on October 10, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, News, Reviews
Dell Venue 8 now available to order in Australia

Dell Venue 8 now available to order in Australia

Dell is a pretty big deal in the IT space, they sell massive amounts of hardware to Enterprise and consumer level customers. But, by and large, it’s been Windows based hardware, from laptops and desktops to servers and even tablets, but a new kid has arrived on the Dell website, with the Dell Venue 8, running Android 4.4. It’s not the simply gorgeous Dell Venue 8 7000 which cropped up back at the Intel Developer Forum, but it’s a pretty nice looking tablet. There’s a nice fingerprint resistant backing on the rear and they’ve boosted the sound quality by using[Read More...]

by 1:15 PM on October 10, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Report: Google will launch the Nexus 6 this month

Report: Google will launch the Nexus 6 this month

The Nexus bandwagon is well and truly underway, the specs are just about ‘confirmed’, we’ve apparently seen the device in the wild, now all that’s left is a release date, pricing and reviewing it. The Wall Street Journal has apparently got some inside information on the launch which they say will happen this month. There’s actually not much to the report, except really to say that the phone will launch this month. It’s not really new information as we’ve been hearing rumblings of this for some time. The current rumour is that the phone will be announced this month (October[Read More...]

by 12:46 PM on October 10, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is an Android tablet with an integrated projector

Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is an Android tablet with an integrated projector

Ok Lenovo, you’ve piqued the interest of the internet. Whereas the Samsung Galaxy Beam with a built in pico-projector didn’t quite float everyone’s boat, offering a dull, battery sapping projector on a fairly non-descript phone, the Yoga Tablet 2 Pro could be something special. The Yoga Tablet 2 offers a built-in projector which will offer you two ways to watch a film, either on a 13.3″ QHD (2560×1440) resolution display or switch on the integrated projector to view the 50″ projected image. To complement the 50″ projector the tablet also includes 8W JBL Speakers and an integrated sub-woofer. The tablet[Read More...]

by 12:45 PM on October 10, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
HTC One E8 — Review

HTC One E8 — Review

As HTC’s flagship efforts have intensified on their hardware design, the premium attached to that design has seen the purchase price of the phones go up. The One (M8) left consumers with little change out of $1000, owing to its head-turning aluminium body and fancy UltraPixel follow-up, the Duo Camera. If you’re a fan of HTC, you didn’t really have much of a choice other than to get on board. What if HTC had another option up its sleeve, though? A One that come in with much the same hardware – all the important bits, anyway – but sacrificed the[Read More...]

by 12:34 PM on October 10, 2014 7 comments Design, Reviews
New Material Design version of Google Play is hitting the web now

New Material Design version of Google Play is hitting the web now

The release of Android L is imminent, which means Google is finalising updates to their apps and Android as a whole to prepare the way. The latest update to begin hitting devices is the updated Google Play for Android which has begun rolling out to devices now. We saw a look at the newer Material Design look of Google Play last month, when Android Police managed to get their hands on it early. The update has a few new touches, including a new icon which flattens the familiar shopping bag icon. There’s more changes which are bubbling up as we[Read More...]

by 12:07 PM on October 10, 2014 1 comment Google Play, News
Cars: Fast as Lightning from Gameloft burns rubber on its way into Google Play

Cars: Fast as Lightning from Gameloft burns rubber on its way into Google Play

Cars is one of Pixars biggest lines, it’s an absolute smash hit with the kids and Gameloft has partnered up to release Cars: Fast as Lightning, a new game based in the town of Radiator Springs. In this new game, you’re going to race characters from the Cars universe, which means you’ll be hearing some familar voice talent including Owen Wilson reprising his role as Lightning McQueen. You’ll race cars, build race tracks by incorporating stunts and scenery as well as upgrade your cars throughout the game. The racing isn’t exactly challenging, it’s a matter of holding down the accelerator[Read More...]

by 11:48 AM on October 10, 2014 4 comments Apps