Google buys Odysee – An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing

Google buys Odysee – An App For Private Photo/Video Backup And Sharing

Google will be adding more offline and private sharing features to their Google+ Photo Service, after their purchase of Odysee. Odysee, is an app which facilitates the automatic backup of photos and videos from cameras to a users home PC. TechCrunch were first to report that Google had completed the purchase, which was confirmed after Odysee annouced the sale on[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 5:00 pm on February 9, 2015
Samsung Gear VR now on-sale on Samsung Australia website for $249
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Samsung Gear VR now on-sale on Samsung Australia website for $249

Samsung’s VR headset, the Samsung Gear VR which was announced alongside the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge at IFA last September, has finally gone on-sale in Australia. The VR headset, which requires a Galaxy Note 4 to operate, had its launch delayed late last year. The headset was most recently seen launching on Qantas Airways, where First Class passengers[Read More…]

in Accessories by at 4:34 pm on February 9, 2015
More images surface of the Samsung Galaxy S6 (in cases)
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More images surface of the Samsung Galaxy S6 (in cases)

There’s not much to say here except that the Samsung’s expected Galaxy S6 has posed for the camera again in a variety of cases, including a ruggedised case shown above. We can’t see too much of the phone, obviously, but we can see the spot for the new heartrate sensor on the Galaxy S6, and the camera flash adjacent to[Read More…]

in News, Phones, Rumours by at 1:46 pm on February 9, 2015
Nexus 9 LTE now available to purchase from Google Play Australia
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Nexus 9 LTE now available to purchase from Google Play Australia

After appearing at JB Hifi late last month, the Nexus 9 LTE has now shown up on Google Play. The tablet is only available in Indigo Black with 32GB of storage and according to the product page is ready to ship, with stock leaving the warehouse in 1 – 2 business days. There’s two shipment methods available, depending on how[Read More…]

in Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets by at 10:02 am on February 9, 2015
Vodafone announces successful start to Australian VoLTE trials
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Vodafone announces successful start to Australian VoLTE trials

Vodafone has announced a successful beginning of its voice calls over 4G (commonly known as VoLTE or Voice over LTE). While the trials are commencing in Vodafone’s laboratory and with their field testing staff, we do have the promise of 4G calling later this year. Why does VoLTE matter? At the moment, if your phone is on 4G and you[Read More…]

in Carriers, News by at 9:33 am on February 9, 2015
Ausdroid Podcast 131 – Dan gets Glassed

Ausdroid Podcast 131 – Dan gets Glassed

Welcome to episode 131 of the Ausdroid podcast! Dan’s device collection grew by one this week, as he got his hands (or his face?) on Google Glass. We spent a little time talking about his new addition, and looked forward to the next version of Android (having spotted it in our own server logs), and HTC’s new flagship. With Jason[Read More…]

in News, Podcast by at 7:07 am on February 9, 2015
What To Expect In Android 5.1
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What To Expect In Android 5.1

Last week we saw evidence of Android 5.1 out in the wild and as per normal many of us are checking our devices constantly waiting for it to arrive. A full point release is unusual at this time of the year, with Google preferring the smaller increments such as 4.4.2 and 4.4.3 etc. The fact that they have designated this[Read More…]

in OS Updates, Rumours by at 8:22 am on February 8, 2015
Game of Thrones Ep. 2 available now as in app purchase

Game of Thrones Ep. 2 available now as in app purchase

Did you jump onboard the GoT Bandwagon and ride it through Episode one of the Android adventure game from Telltale Games? The numbers aren’t mind blowing with their download figures sitting in the 10,000 – 50,000 downloads, but that’s not surprising given the high price of the game. What was undoubtedly one of the biggest shows of 2014 has continued[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 7:57 am on February 8, 2015
CM 12 Nightlies arrive for the Nexus 9
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CM 12 Nightlies arrive for the Nexus 9

Owners of the Nexus 9 are now able to install CyangogenMod on their tablet, with nightlies of CM12 now available to download. CM12 is based on Lollipop, so there’s very little to lose – except obviously OTA udpates from Google – from installing the ROM. CyanogenMod is one of the oldest, and certainly one of the easiest to install third[Read More…]

in Modding, OS Updates, Tablets by at 7:29 am on February 8, 2015
Google Glass is coming to Australia to help with makeovers from Yves Saint Laurent
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Google Glass is coming to Australia to help with makeovers from Yves Saint Laurent

Well, the Glass Explorer program has ended, but that doesn’t mean that companies who have invested in the technology are ending their usage. Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) will be bringing Glass to Australia to show off a new way to perform makeovers. According to InStyle Magazine, YSL will be using Glass in Myer and David Jones stores to work with[Read More…]

in Glass by at 9:39 am on February 7, 2015