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HTC One variant with oversize camera module spotted in the wild – is this the M9 Plus?

HTC One variant with oversize camera module spotted in the wild – is this the M9 Plus?

3:36 pm on March 7, 2015 in News, Rumours
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We’ve just been introduced to the HTC One M9, the latest and greatest from the Taiwan based manufacturer and it’s been pretty well received so far. But is that the only version? Speculation mounted, due in part to a tweet from notorious leaker @evleaks, which showed a second model of the M9 in a larger size with what Evan posited[Read More…]

Optus wants to give you $15 just to try out their ‘Cash by Optus’ contactless payments system.

Optus wants to give you $15 just to try out their ‘Cash by Optus’ contactless payments system.

11:46 am on March 6, 2015 in Apps and Games, Carriers, NFC
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Optus announced their contactless payment system in November last year, and they recently even announced a new watch you can use with the service, but it takes time to motivate people to try a new service and to that end Optus wants to give you $15 credit just to try it out. To start with Cash by Optus is a[Read More…]

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime to its Prepaid offerings or buy unlocked from Samsung for $249

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime to its Prepaid offerings or buy unlocked from Samsung for $249

11:20 am on March 6, 2015 in Carriers, Phones
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Seems the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G is certainly getting around town so to speak. Vodafone began offering the handset as a pre-paid phone last month, now Optus are also offering the budget 4G device as a prepaid phone for $189 locked to their network, but if you want it unlocked, then Samsung Australia has your back. The Samsung Galaxy[Read More…]

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Grab some awesome deals on Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee movies on Google Play Movies & TV

Grab some awesome deals on Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee movies on Google Play Movies & TV

11:09 am on March 6, 2015 in Google Play and Services
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If you’re into action movies, martial arts then you’ll be familiar with the master: Bruce Lee, if you’re also a fan of comedic fighting on top of those things then you’ll be intimately familiar with Jackie Chan as well. If you love their movies you can pick up a bunch of them on-sale now in Google Play for as low[Read More…]

LG To Release Phone Series Above The G Series

LG To Release Phone Series Above The G Series

10:58 am on March 6, 2015 in News, Phones
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My favourite hardware of 2014 was the LG G3. The LG 2014 flagship was top line hardware and at the time there was not an element in it that could be beaten. According to LG Electronics mobile chief Cho Juno that will not be the case for the LG G4. The LG G4 will be beaten out of the flagship[Read More…]

Google is offering a free copy of Coldplay’s album Ghost Stories on Google Play right now

Google is offering a free copy of Coldplay’s album Ghost Stories on Google Play right now

10:51 am on March 6, 2015 in Google Play and Services
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Google Play’s third birthday celebration continues, with more freebies, this time an album in Google Play Music from UK band Cold Play. Google is offering a free copy for your digital music locker of Coldplay’s latest album Ghost Stories which is normally priced at around $9.99. The album which was released last year contains some pretty decent tracks such as[Read More…]

Google begins serving mixed drinks in search results

Google begins serving mixed drinks in search results

10:39 am on March 6, 2015 in Google Play and Services
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‘Ok Google, Make a Martini’, Ok, Google isn’t actually going to make you a martini (just yet), but if you type in a search query on how to make a martini, Google will now serve you up the instructions. It’s working for a number of drinks – Manhattan, Dark’n’Stormy, Martini – but it’s admittedly fairly rudimentary at the moment and[Read More…]

HTC announces the Desire 320 is arriving at Vodafone this month

HTC announces the Desire 320 is arriving at Vodafone this month

10:24 am on March 6, 2015 in Carriers, News, Phones

HTC has today announced that their cost effective Desire 310 handset, will be replaced this month with the Desire 320, which will be arriving in-store and online with Vodafone pre-paid. The handset is a cost effective, entry level device, which will retail for $149 when it hits stores on the 11th of March. The Desire 320 will be available in[Read More…]

Google Hangouts 3.0 update brings small UI changes and new contact cards

Google Hangouts 3.0 update brings small UI changes and new contact cards

After Google’s recent Material Design update for Contacts, Hangouts has received an update to Version 3.0.87531466 — but for the sake of argument, lets call it 3.0. If you’re expecting major changes with a full version number bump (the last release was 2.5), you’re going to be disappointed. This big change is the addition of contact cards which look great,[Read More…]

HTC Vive Australian hands-on: I’ve used the HTC Vive and I loved it

HTC Vive Australian hands-on: I’ve used the HTC Vive and I loved it

8:00 pm on March 5, 2015 in Accessories
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HTC held what will most likely be their biggest event this year at Mobile World Congress, they announced their latest flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9, their fitness band, the HTC Grip and then surprised just about everyone by announcing a move into Virtual Reality space, announcing a VR Headset called the HTC Vive, powered by Valve’s Steam VR platform.[Read More…]

Grab a copy of the first Fast and the Furious movie in HD for free from Google Play right now

Grab a copy of the first Fast and the Furious movie in HD for free from Google Play right now

6:29 pm on March 5, 2015 in Google Play and Services
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You can grab a copy of the first Fast and the Furious movie from Google Play in HD for free right now. It’s been a long ride for the Fast and Furious franchise, which has for the most part followed the story of Dominic Toretto, played by Vin Diesel and former FBI agent turned street racer Brian O’Conner played by[Read More…]

Commonwealth Bank launches Tap & Pay in their CommBank Android app – NFC Payments Yo!

Commonwealth Bank launches Tap & Pay in their CommBank Android app – NFC Payments Yo!

4:55 pm on March 5, 2015 in Apps and Games, NFC
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Commonwealth Bank customers are today rejoicing as the bank has begun seeding their Host Card Emulation based NFC ‘Tap & Pay’ payments functionality to the CommBank app on Google Play. The Commonwealth Bank is the first of the larger establishments to offer wider support of NFC ‘Tap & Pay’ on mobile phones. The Tap & Pay function is being introduced[Read More…]

Shifty Jelly announces Pocket Casts 5 for Android is coming ‘Very Soon’.

Shifty Jelly announces Pocket Casts 5 for Android is coming ‘Very Soon’.

7:10 am on March 5, 2015 in News
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It’s no secret that we here at Ausdroid love Shifty Jelly’s podcasting app Pocket Casts. The app is great, runs smooth and we eagerly await those witty changelog updates. Shifty Jelly also loves Android, releasing version 4.0 of the app on Android before the iOS version. Well, Pocket Casts for iOS updated to version 5 last year, and it’s soon[Read More…]

Tapit partners with digital security firm Gemalto to offer ‘Tapit and Buy’ for digital content

Tapit partners with digital security firm Gemalto to offer ‘Tapit and Buy’ for digital content

6:51 am on March 5, 2015 in NFC, Other News, Phones
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Imagine this, you’re riding on a bus and you see a poster on the seat back in front of you advertising a game. The game looks interesting and you decide you want to purchase it, you pull out your phone, tap the NFC enabled sticker on the poster and the game is purchased with credit from your mobile phone bill.[Read More…]

Further rumours emerge surrounding Huawei as maker of the next Nexus

Further rumours emerge surrounding Huawei as maker of the next Nexus

3:59 am on March 5, 2015 in News, Rumours
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Rumours surrounding Chinese telecommunications and device manufacturer Huawei being tapped by Google to be the hardware partner in manufacturing a Nexus device are growing, with a market research analyst apparently confirming the rumour on Chinese social media site Weibo. Kevin Yang, Director of China Research at iSuppli, a research analysis firm has apparently ‘confirmed’ the rumour which emerged a few[Read More…]