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Microsoft launches Skype Qik: Group Video Chat

Microsoft launches Skype Qik: Group Video Chat

In April this year, Microsoft announced it was retiring their Qik video messaging service, and were merging it with Skype to better enhance user experience. It seems to have finally come to fruition with Microsoft today announcing its new service called Skype Qik: Group Video Chat. Skype Qik is an mobile-only app that is focused solely on swapping short clips[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 9:30 am on October 15, 2014
Samsung Australia offering $50 cash back with purchase of the Galaxy K Zoom

Samsung Australia offering $50 cash back with purchase of the Galaxy K Zoom

Samsung occasionally offers a few deals with their products and this time around it’s their phone-camera or camera-phone, the Samsung Galaxy K-Zoom which launched in Australia earlier this year. Samsung is offering customers who purchased the device between the 22nd of September and the 15th of November, $50 cash back. To qualify you simply have to purchase the handset from[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Podcast by at 9:00 am on October 15, 2014
Facebook stickers are coming to comments
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Facebook stickers are coming to comments

Facebook has begun rolling out an update to their Android app, which will allow you to use stickers in the comments section of your status, picture or video updates. The stickers, which have been widely available for a little while now in Facebook Messenger, are being rolled out to both the web, as well as mobile apps over the next[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 8:30 am on October 15, 2014
LG L Fino listed on LG Australia website – coming soon for $199

LG L Fino listed on LG Australia website – coming soon for $199

It seems that LG has added a number of new handsets to their site in time for the upcoming Christmas season, with a new L-Series phone, the L Fino handset appearing on the site. The phone is listed as ‘Coming Soon’ to a range of retailers, where it will sell for a Recommended Retail Price of $199. The L-Series handsets[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 8:00 am on October 15, 2014
Google teases Android 5.0 in a video showing off potential dessert names
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Google teases Android 5.0 in a video showing off potential dessert names

We’re oh so close. Android L is rumoured to be launched tomorrow morning, and it seems like even Google doesn’t know what the L version of Android will be called (Lemon Meringue Pie? Lava Cake? Lady Finger? Lemon Drop?….Lollipop?). In this video shared by Sundar Pichai on Google+ this morning the casting call for the dessert to front the next[Read More…]

in OS Updates by at 7:54 am on October 15, 2014
Oppo N3 to come with 16MP 1/2.3-inch sensor in the rotating mount
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Oppo N3 to come with 16MP 1/2.3-inch sensor in the rotating mount

The rotating camera in the Oppo N3 is apparently going to be quite impressive according to the company’s CEO, Tony Chen. Mr Chen has taken to Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo to describe the camera module and show off the difference against some of its top current competitors. Mr Chen started out by outing the camera specs for the phone which[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 7:30 am on October 15, 2014
Google will launch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 with Android L tomorrow – pre-orders on October 17th
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Google will launch the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 with Android L tomorrow – pre-orders on October 17th

Tis the season and we’re apparently on the eve of the announcement of the Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Android L (Lollipop? Lemon Meringue Pie?). Forbes has this morning chimed in with their own take on the release, citing a source close to Google, who has let them in on a few details of the launch. According to Forbes, the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones, Tablets by at 4:27 am on October 15, 2014
New evidence surfaces pointing at Android Lollipop for the next version of Android
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New evidence surfaces pointing at Android Lollipop for the next version of Android

As recently as this week we’ve seen suggestions, well mostly trolling, that the next version of Android could be Liquorice. But a new screenshot surfaced today has pointed at Android Lollipop being the current favourite, at least with internal developers who create debug icons for test builds of Android. Though previously we’ve heard that Googlers were using Lemon Meringue Pie[Read More…]

in Android Development, OS Updates by at 3:39 am on October 15, 2014
Apparent Android 4.4 roadmap for Samsung Galaxy devices leaked
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Apparent Android 4.4 roadmap for Samsung Galaxy devices leaked

Samsung is getting better with their update schedule, at least for the higher end devices. A leaked build of Android L running on a Galaxy S5 was recently seen, showing that Samsung is at least working on the next build of Android for their premier phone. But that’s in the future, for now a list of dates apparently showing when[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones by at 12:36 am on October 15, 2014
Nexus 6 render appears online courtesy of @evleaks
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Nexus 6 render appears online courtesy of @evleaks

The Nexus 6 is imminent and despite quite a depressing week, Evan Blass, best known by his online twitter handle @evleaks, has blasted out a leak worthy of Nexus season – the Nexus 6. The leak shows off the Android L design with new icons we first saw in a post from Android Police which confirmed the Nexus 6. There[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours by at 12:31 am on October 15, 2014