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Possible list of Android 4.4.3 changes leaked

Possible list of Android 4.4.3 changes leaked

As Android enthusiasts, we often start wondering what changes will arrive in the next version of the OS once the current version is released. While Android 4.4.2 has been around for a while, a number of bugs remain, leaving us to wonder when the next version would arrive and hoping it would fix each little annoyance. Now, it seems that[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on March 31, 2014 4 comments News, OS Update, Rumours
Catch of the Day Technothon offering Sony and Samsung deals

Catch of the Day Technothon offering Sony and Samsung deals

Australian bargain site Catch of the Day is having a “Technothon” sale ending 2pm Sydney time on Monday afternoon which includes a few Android devices. Amongst the usual supply of monitors, laptops, headphones, hard drives, routers and SD cards you’ll find some Sony and Samsung devices from the last year – you might be able to save some money on[Read More…]

by 7:03 pm on March 30, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
South Korean carrier breaks Galaxy S5 street date

South Korean carrier breaks Galaxy S5 street date

Two full weeks ahead of its intended simultaneous worldwide release, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has broken its street date and is available for purchase from retailers in Samsung’s homeland of Korea, albeit “unofficially”. The move has taken a bit of the polish off an carefully-planned marketing build-up for Samsung. The Korean electronics giant is reportedly none too pleased, and is said[Read More…]

by 6:04 pm on March 30, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Cut the Rope 2 on Google Play Store

Cut the Rope 2 on Google Play Store

I’m almost ashamed to say that I lost many hours of my life to the endlessly frustrating, yet painfully addictive, Cut the Rope. Unfortunately for me, there’s a new version out and you’ll find it just as addictive getting the candy to Om Nom as you might have the first time around. Full disclosure to readers here, while the app[Read More…]

by 3:00 pm on March 30, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Image of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

Image of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

As the year rolls by, with the manufacturers having now dropped their flagship devices on us, the roll continues on to the secondary devices. Some tablets and accessories will launch to no fanfare, whereas others receive a little attention but not so much. Evleaks are a consistent and pretty reliable source for images of upcoming devices and today they’ve got[Read More…]

by 2:00 pm on March 30, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours, Tablets
Samsung to bring LED Smart Bulbs to market this year

Samsung to bring LED Smart Bulbs to market this year

Not content to let LG hog the app-controlled-lightbulb spotlight, it’s been revealed that Korean rival Samsung is also bringing a product to market in the space. Due to be announced at the Berlin Light + Building 2014 trade fair event in the next few days, and posted on its own blog, Samsung will bring two Parabolic Aluminized Reflector (PAR) bulbs[Read More…]

by 1:50 pm on March 30, 2014 3 comments Other
HTC restarts its war of words with Samsung; labels the Galaxy S5 a “cheap piece of plastic”

HTC restarts its war of words with Samsung; labels the Galaxy S5 a “cheap piece of plastic”

The PR battle between HTC and Samsung has begun anew, with the launch of the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 launching in the coming weeks. HTC’s brought out the big guns early, with HTC USA President Jason Mackenzie taking a shot at Samsung’s plastic phone construction: If you want to buy a product built out of cheap plastic, there’s[Read More…]

by 1:20 pm on March 30, 2014 13 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Achievement Unlocked: Galaxy S5 Rooted before release

Achievement Unlocked: Galaxy S5 Rooted before release

The Galaxy S5, which is sure to be one of the biggest sellers of this generation of flagship phones, has already been rooted even before its official release on Friday the 11th of April. Much like when the Galaxy S4 was rooted days before its release, the Galaxy S5 only requires a CF Autoroot from Chainfire and ADB installed on[Read More…]

by 1:00 pm on March 30, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Google cleans up the Play Store, no more naughty bits

Google cleans up the Play Store, no more naughty bits

In an update to their developer policies, Google have (amongst other things) clamped down on “sexually explicit material” which means if you’re looking for naughty bits you’ll have to head over to the Amazon Appstore to find them, because Google don’t want it. The updated policies, which were emailed to developers and are available here if you’re interested, include a[Read More…]

by 12:15 pm on March 30, 2014 1 comment Apps, Google Play, News
Rumour: OK Google, what bills are due?

Rumour: OK Google, what bills are due?

Ahh Google Now, how I love the; let me count the ways. Android Police have a cracker of a rumour that there’s a reasonable amount of evidence to support. Google now will soon(ish) have cards in place to remind you to pay your bills. Everything from your power bill, the dreaded credit card, mobile phone as a starting point. These[Read More…]

by 11:42 am on March 30, 2014 0 comments Apps, News, Rumours