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Unlock the Moto X with a Digital Tattoo

Unlock the Moto X with a Digital Tattoo

It seems a little out there, but Motorola is actually telling you to get a tattoo! Its Ok though, you’re not expected to actually go under the needle for this one, with Motorola letting people know about a new temporary tattoo which will unlock your Moto X with a tap. The digital tattoo is based on a talk given by Regina Dugan at the All Things D conference last year, where she spoke about new digital tattoo technology. In this day and age though, the future is here sooner than you think and the temporary digital tattoos, which have been[Read More...]

by 8:13 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer
Sony Xperia Z3 takes a leak

Sony Xperia Z3 takes a leak

The rumoured update to the Sony Xperia Z line has received a bit more information today, with leaks published overnight by Evan Blass, of @evleaks: Sony Xperia Z3 (D6653): SD801 (2.4GHz x4), Adreno 330, 5.15" @ 1080p, 3GB/16GB, … – http://t.co/rR4bxzYKsn — @evleaks (@evleaks) July 23, 2014 These specs really aren’t much different to what’s in the existing product on-market, the Xperia Z2. So, what else do we know about the Xperia Z3? In truth? Not much. We know that it’s coming, and we know it’s likely specs, and it’ll likely be similar in format to the Xperia Z2 —[Read More...]

by 7:53 AM on July 24, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Rumours
Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Retailer Round-up: This week’s specials

Well it certainly has been a little bit of time since we last did one of these retailer round up’s, so we thought it was time to bring it back and share with you the specials we have sourced and found available to everyone from our major retailers. So here is this weeks retail specials: Coles Smartphones Sony Xperia E1 Optus Pre-Paid Mobile – $99 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Woolworths Smartphones Alcatel One Touch M’POP 3G Vodafone Pre-Paid Mobile – $69 – On sale Wednesday 23 July for 1 week Target Tablets Samsung Galaxy Tab[Read More...]

by 7:45 AM on July 24, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
That thing you thought was an HTC Watch? It isn’t.

That thing you thought was an HTC Watch? It isn’t.

It seems the internet was in a bit of a flap over a recent video released by HTC, which showed a designer working on a 3D model of a watch. You can see this in freeze-frame, shown above. However, it’s time to let the excitement die down just a little. HTC has commented on the product of the rumour-mill, stating: “HTC encourages our design team to explore and tinker with new ideas and even models, as is the case with the watch some viewers noticed in our recent HTC Design video. It in no way indicates an actual product HTC[Read More...]

by 7:44 AM on July 24, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, News, Rumours
Moto E now available at JB Hi-Fi whilst the Moto X gets a price cut

Moto E now available at JB Hi-Fi whilst the Moto X gets a price cut

Motorola’s next effort at the low end of the market, the Moto E is now available at JB Hi-Fi for $189. At launch, the only retailer showing the Moto E was the Good Guys, but it’s now showing on the JB Hi-Fi website. The Moto E is only available in black and is available to purchase online or through your local JB Hi-Fi Store for $189. Browsing the JB Hi-Fi website it appears that the Moto X, which launched in Australia in April and is approaching its first birthday, has received a price cut of nearly $100 since it launched[Read More...]

by 7:39 AM on July 24, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Sale
Telstra prepares to say goodbye to 2G

Telstra prepares to say goodbye to 2G

Telstra has announced its intention to switch off its 2G (GSM) mobile network by the end of 2016. The network, which has been powering mobile telecommunications in Australia for over twenty years now, has reached its end of life, and while Telstra’s 2G network was once one of the best, and carried the majority of Australian mobile traffic, its time has come. Today, Telstra’s 2G network carries just 1% of its overall voice traffic, and with newer networks offering better coverage, faster services, and better features, it’s easy to see why Telstra has decided the time is now. We’ve moved[Read More...]

by 7:38 AM on July 24, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News
New Samsung ad says “we’ve had it for two years” having a shot at iPhone 6′s larger screen

New Samsung ad says “we’ve had it for two years” having a shot at iPhone 6′s larger screen

Samsung posted a new advertisement recently on its Samsung Mobile USA YouTube channel in which two friends, an iPhone user and a Galaxy S5 user speak to each other about the next iPhone possibly having a larger display. “Dude, iPhone might be getting a bigger screen” excitedly states the iPhone user  “That hasn’t happened yet?” slyly responds the Galaxy S5 user. Check out the video below. It’s not the first time Samsung have taken a shot at Apple and the iPhone. Back in February this year they also posted this video among others comparing the iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. I’m sure[Read More...]

by 7:39 PM on July 23, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Which version of the LG G3 will you be getting?

Which version of the LG G3 will you be getting?

The LG G3 is about to launch in Australia, pre-orders for all three major carriers are now open and the phone is expected to be in-stores on the 4th of August(5th of August for Telstra). There has been some (ok, a lot) of discussion every time we’ve posted on the LG G3 as to which version will be coming to Australia. To start with there are two major hardware variants of the LG G3 handset. There are sub-variants with different radios, but by and large, there are only two differences in the models available. The first model, which we will[Read More...]

by 6:18 PM on July 23, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
LG bring the G Pad 10.1 to Australia

LG bring the G Pad 10.1 to Australia

After what seems an age since it was first announced, LG are bringing their 10.1″ G Pad tablet to Australia. Like the LG G3, the tablet is due to hit Australian stores in early August where it will set you back $399 (Cough, it’s $249 in the US). The G Pad 10.1 comes with a 10.1″ 1280X800 resolution IPS display in Black and Red colour options, although the red has been tied up in an exclusive with Harvey Norman for at least 6 months. The Black G Pad 10.1 however, will be available through Aussie retailers such as The Good[Read More...]

by 5:24 PM on July 23, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Ausdroid Podcast 118 – Free, with in-app purchases

Ausdroid Podcast 118 – Free, with in-app purchases

Welcome to episode 118 of the Ausdroid podcast! We spent a while this week arguing about “freemium” games, but also managed to talk about the big upcoming phone release that’s got Dan all excited – of course, that’s the LG G3. We also spent some time dancing on the grave of the Nokia X, and pondering Coles’ new mobile payments system. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: LG G3 comes to Australia Chromecast sales – $39 at DSE Google takes away the “Free” name from games with in-app purchases Goodbye Nokia X, we barely knew you /[Read More...]

by 3:32 PM on July 23, 2014 0 comments Podcast
LG announce the LG G Watch retail availability

LG announce the LG G Watch retail availability

LG has today announced the official Australian retail availability of their Android Wear device the G Watch. While it went on-sale directly after Google I/O last month, some consumers have been wanting to get their literal hands on the watch before purchasing, and now is your chance. LG advised that the watch will be available in White and Gold or Titan Black for $259 from Harvey Norman and Telstra, the watch will also be available from selected retailers who are yet to be named. The pricing is about on par with the Google Play store, which sells the watch for[Read More...]

by 12:38 PM on July 23, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
Telstra announce LG G3 and G Watch availability from 5 August

Telstra announce LG G3 and G Watch availability from 5 August

Telstra has announced today that the LG G3, and LG G Watch, will be available from Telstra on 5 August. This is fairly big news in respect of the G3, but even bigger news in respect of the G Watch — retail availability of these two giants will no doubt be popular news. G3 The LG G3 will operate on Telstra’s latest 700MHz network and will be available for online pre-order on 29 July. A limited time offer of a $250 VISA gift card with select pre-orders will also be available. Telstra customers can purchase the LG G3 on a Telstra Mobile[Read More...]

by 12:29 PM on July 23, 2014 7 comments Android Wear, Carriers, News
HTC moves Sense Keyboard to Google Play – update now available

HTC moves Sense Keyboard to Google Play – update now available

Just prior to the launch of the HTC One M8, HTC began following the lead of both Google and Motorola and moved some of their apps into Google Play. Today they’ve also released the Sense Keyboard – known as HTC Sense Input – to Google Play. The keyboard release is the latest in the trend of moving apps to Google Play, which allows HTC to push updates more quickly than having them built into the system, and therefore requiring an OS update with all the carrier approval rigmorale that goes with it. HTC did announce that they would bring Blinkfeed[Read More...]

by 12:01 PM on July 23, 2014 0 comments Apps, Manufacturer