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5 tips to speed up your Galaxy S5

5 tips to speed up your Galaxy S5

If you’re coming to a Galaxy S5 from a Nexus 5 (as I am), or something else that’s similarly speedy, it can feels like the whole world is moving just a little slower. I expect my gadgets to perform tasks I ask of them quickly and efficiently – what exactly am I supposed to do while waiting for a task[Read More…]

by 2:20 pm on April 22, 2014 16 comments Phones
Google adding merged conversation and SMS view and Homescreen Widget to Hangouts in latest update

Google adding merged conversation and SMS view and Homescreen Widget to Hangouts in latest update

Since the integration of SMS into Google Hangouts, there has been some confusion with the conversation history with people in your feeds. Now Google is attempting to fix that in the latest update to their unified messaging client with their latest update rolling out to Hangouts users over the next week. The merged conversation view will integrate SMS messages into[Read More…]

by 6:12 am on April 22, 2014 5 comments Apps
Take the Vodafone network for a spin when you buy a $2 SIM card from Coles

Take the Vodafone network for a spin when you buy a $2 SIM card from Coles

It’s been a pretty dark time for Vodafone over the last few years, the network lost a steady stream of customers over consecutive years, over frustrations experienced with their network coverage. But after investing Billions of dollars over the last four years into their existing 3G and burgeoning 4G network, Vodafones outlook is looking a lot rosier. The outflow of[Read More…]

by 5:47 am on April 22, 2014 29 comments Carriers
Nexus 8 rumours persist with latest speculation pointing to a HTC built tablet

Nexus 8 rumours persist with latest speculation pointing to a HTC built tablet

Rumours surrounding a HTC built Nexus 8 being released this year in place of a third generation Nexus 7 are continuing to mount, with Digitimes reporting that Google has approached the Taiwanese manufacturer to build an 8″ tablet to be released in the coming months. The report suggests that HTC, rather than Asus will be making the tablet, as Google[Read More…]

by 5:12 am on April 22, 2014 16 comments Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets
Big W adds the water and dust resistant Aspera R3 to their unlocked phone range

Big W adds the water and dust resistant Aspera R3 to their unlocked phone range

Big W has added the Aspera R3 smartphone to their range of unlocked phones available to purchase outright. What makes this phone different from other lower end offerings? It’s got an IP67 certification, making it ideal for those of you looking for a budget smartphone capable of taking those little knocks that happen in life. While it’s not going to[Read More…]

by 4:53 am on April 22, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
New update for Glass adds SMS function for iPhone and Agenda view for all

New update for Glass adds SMS function for iPhone and Agenda view for all

Google Glass has seen a lot of activity recently, just last week Google resumed updates for their most prominent wearable, and they extended the opportunity to purchase it to anyone within the US, now just a mere week later, they’re again updating Glass, this time giving iPhone users SMS and adding a calendar agenda view for all Glass users. iPhone[Read More…]

by 4:09 am on April 22, 2014 0 comments Glass
Google leaks Android 4.4.3 in update to Google Edu Setup app

Google leaks Android 4.4.3 in update to Google Edu Setup app

Android 4.4.3 is far from officially announced, but it seems that it might as well be. Google has leaked the upcoming release (and suggested it’s coming very very soon) in its update to Google Edu Device Setup, an app directly from Google that administrators can use to set up tablets for Google Apps for Education. We already know it’s coming; even[Read More…]

by 8:51 am on April 21, 2014 0 comments News, OS Update
Asus C200 and C300 Chromebook specs and pricing leaked

Asus C200 and C300 Chromebook specs and pricing leaked

Asus has entered the ChromeOS market with a series of Chromeboxes, but a pair of Chromebooks, with model numbers C200 and C300 will soon be entering the market and now their specs and pricing has apparently been leaked. Both the C200 and C300 will run on the Intel Bay Trail based Dual-Core Celeron N2830 CPU clocked at 2.16GHz, but will[Read More…]

by 5:25 am on April 21, 2014 7 comments News
Samsung Galaxy S 5 — Review

Samsung Galaxy S 5 — Review

Samsung’s Galaxy S5. Announced only recently at Mobile World Congress 2014 and released in Australia last week, the Galaxy S5 is already taking the world by storm. We’ve had the opportunity, and we expect you have too, to read reviews of the 2014 flagship from Samsung (and that’s the last time we’ll use that overworked cliché). It’s safe to say[Read More…]

by 12:22 pm on April 20, 2014 30 comments Phones, Reviews
Samsung and Amazon launch a custom Kindle e-book store for Samsung’s Galaxy range

Samsung and Amazon launch a custom Kindle e-book store for Samsung’s Galaxy range

Late last week, Samsung announced that it is collaborating with Amazon to bring a customised Kindle e-book store exclusively to Samsung’s Galaxy range. This new collaboration service is launching alongside the recently launched Galaxy S5 device and will available worldwide to all Galaxy devices that run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or greater. Amazon are boasting that Samsung Galaxy device[Read More…]

by 8:41 am on April 20, 2014 2 comments Apps, News