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Live in the Newcastle/Hunter region & are a good driver? Then S Drive from Samsung wants to reward you.

Live in the Newcastle/Hunter region & are a good driver? Then S Drive from Samsung wants to reward you.

Samsung Electronics Australia have launched a new initiative in the Newcastle/Hunter region of NSW, aimed at rewarding careful drivers who do the right thing. The initiative called S Drive, is aimed at rewarding compatible Samsung Galaxy smartphone devices who live in the Newcastle/Hunter region and Hold a P2 driver’s licence or above and are over the age 18 years of[Read More…]

by 5:05 pm on June 26, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Apps, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Meet Cardboard – a DIY virtual reality helmet made from…cardboard

Meet Cardboard – a DIY virtual reality helmet made from…cardboard

At the end of the Keynote speech this morning, Sundar Pichai gave a small wrap-up which included a list of the goodies that I/O attendees would be receiving – either an LG G Watch or Samsung Gear Live, and a Moto 360 when released. He also said they would receive a piece of cardboard … a very special piece of[Read More…]

by 5:03 pm on June 26, 2014 5 comments Other
Gameloft will have nine game ready for Android TV

Gameloft will have nine game ready for Android TV

After leaking their changelog yesterday advising they would be Android TV ready, we knew Riptide GP2 would be ready for Android TV. But after the official announcement of Android TV this morning, Gameloft has advised that they too are ready to join the Android TV party. Gameloft, who is somewhat of an expert at getting their game properties onto just[Read More…]

by 12:05 pm on June 26, 2014 0 comments Android TV
Google adds Native MS Office editing to Google Docs editor

Google adds Native MS Office editing to Google Docs editor

In the battle for the enterprise market, Google today launched a fairly big gun. The Microsoft Office suite, is, it’s fair to say fairly ubiquitous across corporate IT culture around the world, but Google is trying to change that, but to make it easy, they’ve added native MS Office editing to Google Docs. After they acquired the Office Editing software[Read More…]

by 11:41 am on June 26, 2014 4 comments Google Services
Google introduces new Play Service : Google Fit and adds Testing and more Google Play Games features

Google introduces new Play Service : Google Fit and adds Testing and more Google Play Games features

Google Play is big business. That’s no surprise, it’s also growing. So it’s no surprise that a part of the keynote address this morning concentrated on Google Play Services, and they’re getting some pretty decent features. Sundar Pichai listed off exactly how big Google Play as a business has gotten by talking about revenue from Google Play. Since last year’s[Read More…]

by 11:15 am on June 26, 2014 2 comments Google Play, Google Services
LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Android Wear now showing in Google Play

LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live Android Wear now showing in Google Play

After this morning being officially announced, the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live are now showing in the Australian Google Play store. While both pieces of Android Wear are showing, there’s a catch. The Samsung Gear Live does not appear ready for release as yet, with the watch listed as ‘Coming Soon’. There’s better news for fans of the[Read More…]

by 10:41 am on June 26, 2014 10 comments Android Wear
Android TV Remote Control and Cast Receiver apps released to Google Play

Android TV Remote Control and Cast Receiver apps released to Google Play

The Android TV Remote Control app is already available on the Google Play Store just a few hours after the end of the Google I/O keynote. You can download it now in preparation to receive your Android TV devices … for which we have no Australian launch information. The app is designed to control the ADT-1 developer kits currently on display at[Read More…]

by 8:32 am on June 26, 2014 0 comments Android TV, Google Play, News
Chromebooks to get major new features with Android integration including Android Apps

Chromebooks to get major new features with Android integration including Android Apps

Google has been building their Chromebook platform since December 2010 when they launched the original Chromebook, the CR48. Since this time, Chromebooks have grown, they’re available in 28 markets and Chromebooks are now the top 10 rated laptops on Amazon. So Google is very keen to continue with Chromebooks and they’re adding some major new features. Google is evolving the[Read More…]

by 8:02 am on June 26, 2014 2 comments Chromebook
Google shows more love to Chromecast – app discoverability, screen mirroring and connecting

Google shows more love to Chromecast – app discoverability, screen mirroring and connecting

Chromecast has been acknowledged as one of Google’s largest hardware successes in the last 12 months and today, Google announced a few new features for Chromecast that will hopefully entice even more people to the platform. Rishi Chandra Product Manager for Chromecast and Android-based TV devices took to the stage at I/O this morning and firstly laid out some stats.[Read More…]

by 7:37 am on June 26, 2014 3 comments Chromecast, News
Google announces Android TV with GoogleCast functions, gaming and entertainment

Google announces Android TV with GoogleCast functions, gaming and entertainment

We first saw Google TV back in April and today Google finally took the wraps of their fourth (GoogleTV, Nexus Q, Chromecast) attempt at conquering the living room. But it’s more a continuation of what they began with the Chromecast than a full blown platform change. Dave Burke – Director of Engineering, Android showed off Android TV, saying that with[Read More…]

by 7:07 am on June 26, 2014 4 comments Android TV