Twitter removes 140 character limit for Direct Messages

Twitter removes 140 character limit for Direct Messages

Twitter has today announced further improvements to their Direct Message (DM) feature, allowing users to send messages which exceed the traditional 140 characters. Twitter is a very much public experience, although you can lock your feed to a private account. Twitter has been updating the private side of things for a fair while now, including adding the option to reply[Read More…]

in Apps by at 3:13 pm on August 13, 2015
Google announces Plus Codes for Google Maps for more pinpoint accuracy
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Google announces Plus Codes for Google Maps for more pinpoint accuracy

Google has today announced a new way to navigate to locations in Google Search and Maps with better accuracy called Plus Codes. Plus Codes are an addendum to the traditional street address used in most places, it was announced last year as part of the announcement of Open Location Codes (OLC). Plus Codes offer more fine tuned location control for[Read More…]

in Other by at 3:02 pm on August 13, 2015
Stagefright: Two weeks later
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Stagefright: Two weeks later

It’s been a little over two weeks since Android’s Stagefright vulnerability came to light. In that time, a number of OEMs have announced or released patches for some of their devices. Zimperium Mobile Security, the company behind the original discovery of the problem released, and then updated, an app to tell you if your device is vulnerable. So at this time[Read More…]

in Other by at 2:50 pm on August 13, 2015
Qualcomm announces new Adreno 510 and 530 GPUs, outlines Snapdragon 820 details and release window
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Qualcomm announces new Adreno 510 and 530 GPUs, outlines Snapdragon 820 details and release window

At the The 42nd International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH 2015), Qualcomm has taken the wraps of their upcoming GPU range, the Adreno 510 and 530, showing what they have and announcing more on when we’ll see the graphics processors arrive in the market. The Adreno 530 and 510 will be incorporated into upcoming Snapdragon[Read More…]

in Manufacturer by at 2:41 pm on August 13, 2015
Get a 50% refund on the cost of the Udacity Android Developer nanodegree

Get a 50% refund on the cost of the Udacity Android Developer nanodegree

Announced at this year’s Google IO was the Udacity Android Developers Nanodegree. Today they announced on Google+ that if you graduate from the course you may be eligible for a refund for 1/2 of the tuition fees. Eligibility criteria seem simple enough: Udacity’s webpage outlines the nanodegree as: Learn to develop for Android and transform your career outlook! This Nanodegree[Read More…]

in Other by at 2:11 pm on August 13, 2015
Project Ara team pops up to say Hi on Twitter
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Project Ara team pops up to say Hi on Twitter

The Project Ara Twitter account roared to life today with not one but two tweets, the first movement on the account since May 30 this year. What juicy tidbits did the team post? The first tweet seems to be calling out to followers to announce they’re back on the air. Pssst. Project Ara fans? You there? #ProjectAra #lightson — Project[Read More…]

in Phones by at 11:24 am on August 13, 2015
Google launches ‘Android Experiments’ showcase

Google launches ‘Android Experiments’ showcase

Google – or is that Alphabet? — No Google – has announced a new showcase for “a celebration of creativity and code” – Android Experiments. Android Experiments is a collection of curated apps for Android phones, tablets and wear devices developed by 3rd party developers that are intended to either inspire or educate other developers how to push the boundaries[Read More…]

in Android Development by at 11:20 am on August 13, 2015
Rumour: LG’s and Huawei’s 2015 Nexus specs leak
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Rumour: LG’s and Huawei’s 2015 Nexus specs leak

Steve Hemmerstoffer from NowhereElse.fr through his Twitter leak account: OnLeaks has posted to Twitter a list of rumoured specs for the much anticipated 2015 LG Nexus and Huawei’s first Nexus device. This is the second such leak in the past few weeks. Being an unconfirmed rumoured the obligatory grains of salt should be on hand. According to the leak the 2015[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 9:58 pm on August 12, 2015
Ausdroid Podcast 141 – LIVE NOW

Ausdroid Podcast 141 – LIVE NOW

https://www.youtube.com/embed/TNArHjCUXIc Welcome to episode 141 of the Ausdroid Podcast! It’s been a few weeks since our last podcast, owing to staff and cat availability so it’s time to catch up on the things we’ve missed! Tonight, join us live at 9pm Sydney time as Jason, Scott and Dan discuss the weeks that were. We’ll talk about Motorola’s new crop of[Read More…]

in Other, Podcast Live by at 5:19 pm on August 12, 2015
Oppo has released a Stagefright patch for the R7, patches for other models coming soon

Oppo has released a Stagefright patch for the R7, patches for other models coming soon

Updates from manufacturers for the Stagefright security vulnerability are beginning to appear, first from Google and now from other manufacturers. Chinese vendor Oppo has already issued a patch via Over-The-Air (OTA) update for the R7, and has advised that more of their phones will be updated shortly. Oppo has released the following statement in response to requests for information on[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones by at 3:58 pm on August 12, 2015