Always-on ‘OK Google’ voice search is coming to Chromebooks
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Always-on ‘OK Google’ voice search is coming to Chromebooks

‘Ok Google…’ it’s something that you either love or hate on your Android phone, but now it’s coming to ChromeOS, with Always-On voice search popping up in the Dev-Channel. ChromeOS advocate François Beaufort has announced the new addition on Google+ over the weekend, advising the feature is now available in the Dev-Channel if you enable the correct flag, and have[Read More…]

in Chrome OS by at 8:37 am on December 22, 2014
Android 5.0 for HTC Sense 6 screenshots shown off
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Android 5.0 for HTC Sense 6 screenshots shown off

When Android 5.0 was announced in Mid-October, HTC was quick to announce that the high-end HTC One series models would receive the udpate to Lollipop within 90 days. That day is approaching fast, and we’ve seen screenshots of HTC Sense 6 before, but now notorious HTC hacker llabtoofer has posted some more. The screenshots are based off a newer build[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones by at 8:13 am on December 22, 2014
Sony Playstation 4 and Xperia Z3 Competition: Update
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Sony Playstation 4 and Xperia Z3 Competition: Update

Hello everyone! What an amazing response we’ve had to the Sony PS4 and Xperia Z3 competition! The competition has now closed, with almost 900 entries received. We now have ahead of us the mammoth task of choosing a winner, which we’ll endeavour to do this afternoon, or by tomorrow at the latest. However there is some sad news. Unfortunately, not[Read More…]

in Competitions and Giveaways, News by at 1:42 pm on December 21, 2014
Video enhancements come to Google+

Video enhancements come to Google+

Those people who’ve switched on the Auto-backup feature in Google+ will have all experienced Auto-Awesome photos, and they’re by and large fairly impressive. Now Google has turned their efforts towards Auto-Awesoming videos as well. To start with the option is geared at auto-awesome, with Google checking videos uploaded to Google+ for picture and audio quality and where possible, offering to[Read More…]

in Google Services by at 8:39 am on December 21, 2014
Nexus 4 will not get the full new Camera experience in Android 5.0
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Nexus 4 will not get the full new Camera experience in Android 5.0

Not all hardware is made equal, we’re all aware of that and while Nexus 4 owners will see an update to Android 5.0, they won’t be getting the full ride – at least when it comes to the camera. Part of the Lollipop update was a new API to allow developers – and therefore users through apps – greater access[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones by at 8:12 am on December 21, 2014
Factory Images for Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi Appear
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Factory Images for Nexus 7 (2012) WiFi Appear

Out of the blue Google has dropped the link for the factory image for 5.0.2 onto the Nexus factory images web page meaning an OTA can’t be too far away. Interestingly, at the same time they have removed the link for 5.0.1 which is unusual as normally all links remain on there. There must have been a critical bug for[Read More…]

in News by at 3:56 pm on December 20, 2014
Google ad shows you that there’s an Android gift for everyone

Google ad shows you that there’s an Android gift for everyone

You may have missed the December 17th cut off to order a lovely Android themed gift from Google Play, but there’s plenty of options in stores around Australia. From Android Wear Smartwatches, through to tablets (including the Nexus 9), Chromebooks/boxes and phones (including the Nexus 6 now), there’s a lot of options, you can even grab a lovely stocking stuffer[Read More…]

in News by at 10:00 am on December 20, 2014
HTC Australia has advised a fix is now on its way to HTC One (M7) owners experiencing issues after latest update
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HTC Australia has advised a fix is now on its way to HTC One (M7) owners experiencing issues after latest update

Owners of the original HTC One have apparently been experiencing issues with their handsets after the latest update pushed out to their phones. Apparently some customers were experiencing audio issues when making calls – with some customers unable to make any calls at all. It seems that HTC has issued a software patch and it should be rolling out to[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 9:30 am on December 20, 2014
This new Google Search ad will get your heart started!
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This new Google Search ad will get your heart started!

Ok Google – this one will get your heart going this morning. Google Australia does a fair few Australian focused ads and we’ve shown a few in the past, but this one caught our attention. As Australian’s almost all of us will have had to contend with one of these long legged denizens of our homes, gardens and workplaces: The[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 9:00 am on December 20, 2014
Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) starts to receive Android 5.0.1 update
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Motorola Moto G (2nd Gen) starts to receive Android 5.0.1 update

Motorola’s 2nd generation Moto G, dubbed the Moto G 2, appears to be the first non-Nexus (or non-Google Play Edition) device to receive the update to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. The build shows up on the system as version 22.21.25, with build number LXB22.46-25. Obviously, Australian phones will show slightly different details when the update is received here. Rumours are also in the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, OS Updates, Phones by at 8:53 am on December 20, 2014