Android Wear devices off to a slow start according to Canalys
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Android Wear devices off to a slow start according to Canalys

After releasing mid-year in 2014, Google’s Android Wear is off to a slow start according to market research and analysis firm Canalys.com. In a new report released today, the company advised that of the 4.6 million smart wearable bands sold in 2014, only 720,000 of those were Android Wear devices, with the rest of the sales being divided by Xiaomi[Read More…]

in Android Wear by at 6:53 am on February 12, 2015
Ausdroid will be at MWC 2015 in Barcelona
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Ausdroid will be at MWC 2015 in Barcelona

Hey everyone, We’ve had a bit of a secret and now it’s time to let you in. Daniel will be off to MWC 2015 in Barcelona in just under two weeks, to cover all the big news from HTC, Samsung, Sony, and whoever else throws together a press conference. We floated the idea of crowdfunding this a little while back,[Read More…]

in Discussions by at 3:43 pm on February 11, 2015
Snapchat users beware: latest update may be using up your data unintentionally
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Snapchat users beware: latest update may be using up your data unintentionally

Users of popular instant photo sharing app Snapchat should keep an eye on the data used by the app in the latest updates, as there are reports that the latest version of the app is chewing through background data like its free. As you can see in the screenshot below, one Snapchat user has found that while they were aware[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 3:11 pm on February 11, 2015
Possible Sony Xperia Z4 makes Geekbench appearance

Possible Sony Xperia Z4 makes Geekbench appearance

With speculation mounting over whether Sony will or will not have a press conference at MWC 2015, the rumour mill is still moving along at a fair pace about the possible Xperia Z4 announcement. There have been leaked specs, images, and even components, but what we haven’t seen is anything concrete. We may not get that concrete for a little[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours by at 2:54 pm on February 11, 2015
Save the Date! Google I/O 2015 announced

Save the Date! Google I/O 2015 announced

Dates for Google’s developer conference for 2015 have been announced, with Sundar Pichai taking to Google+ to announce the conference will again be taking place at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, in May. The conference will take place over two days on the 28th and 29th of May. The Google I/O 2015 website is now live and will be[Read More…]

in Events, News by at 7:46 am on February 11, 2015
Samsung rebuts fear-mongering media with explanation of its Smart TV voice recognition technology
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Samsung rebuts fear-mongering media with explanation of its Smart TV voice recognition technology

Yesterday we ran a story on Samsung’s Smart TVs supposedly listening to everything that happens in our lounge rooms and reporting it to the thought police, something reminiscent of 1984. You may detect a hint of sarcasm there. Mainstream media went into an absolute meltdown over this, with so called privacy experts and internet law professors coming out of the[Read More…]

in News, Opinion by at 7:17 am on February 11, 2015
Developer of Xposed Framework teases Lollipop release
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Developer of Xposed Framework teases Lollipop release

Android is an almost infinitely moddable system and the implementation of the Xposed Framework led to ease of implementing various hacks, as modules to be installed. The release of Android 5.0 (Lollipop) threw a spanner in the works for a number of Modders who have been waiting for the framework to be updated to work with the latest version of[Read More…]

in Modding by at 6:25 am on February 11, 2015
Nexus Wireless Charger removed from Google Play in Australia
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Nexus Wireless Charger removed from Google Play in Australia

After launching on Google Play in Australia just over a year ago, the Nexus Wireless Charger is now no longer available on Google Play in Australia, with the product page now showing availability as ‘Nexus Wireless Charger is not available in your country’. The removal is possibly due to the current lack of availability of the Nexus 5 through Google[Read More…]

in Accessories, Google Play by at 3:55 am on February 11, 2015
Galaxy S6 possibly taken for a run through Antutu with Exynos 7420 processor
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Galaxy S6 possibly taken for a run through Antutu with Exynos 7420 processor

Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is almost certainly going to be announced at Mobile World Congress in Spain at the beginning of March, so it’s no doubt nearing completion. With a phone almost ready to unveil, it’s no surprise that someone has put the phone through it’s paces on Antutu, and from the looks of it, the phone is ready to compete[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours by at 2:02 am on February 11, 2015
Google wants you to check the security of your account and give you some additional Drive storage
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Google wants you to check the security of your account and give you some additional Drive storage

A day late, but yesterday, February 10 was Safer Internet Day. Google is of course a massive presence on the web and in charge of a good deal of personal information. In light of this, Google is encouraging you to partake in a simple 2 minute security checkup for Safer Internet Day and they’re offering a permanent 2GB bump in[Read More…]

in News by at 1:42 am on February 11, 2015