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Android, Nokia to get kill switches

Android, Nokia to get kill switches

Google and Microsoft are reportedly working on integration of a ‘kill switch’ (not shown above) into their next mobile phone operating systems, as evidence mounts that such security measures could make the theft of mobile phones rather unappealing. As we probably all know, mobile phones being high-value and easily portable devices makes them a good target to steal, and that’s[Read More…]

by 8:52 am on June 21, 2014 1 comment News, Phones
LG G Watch seen in the wild

LG G Watch seen in the wild

As Google IO approaches (just a few days away now), the rumour mill traditionally starts to ramp up a little bit. Google is widely expected to take the wraps of a few new technologies this year, and one that’s attracting a lot of interest is the Android Wear platform, and the hardware partners’ releases to go along with it. LG’s[Read More…]

by 8:42 am on June 21, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, News
Stick Sports releases Stick Soccer to Google Play

Stick Sports releases Stick Soccer to Google Play

We’re pretty big fans of the Stick Sports library of games. We’ve so far seen Stick Cricket and Stick Tennis, and now the London/Sydney based development house has released Stick Soccer into Google Play for you to enjoy during the World Cup. Surprisingly, Stick Sports chose to release Stick Soccer to Android before launching on iOS, which is a welcome[Read More…]

by 8:16 am on June 21, 2014 0 comments Apps
Suncorp bank adds QuickShare to their mobile banking app – send virtual IOUs to anyone

Suncorp bank adds QuickShare to their mobile banking app – send virtual IOUs to anyone

Suncorp Bank has today announced a nifty new update to their mobile banking apps. The update, which Suncorp is calling QuickShare is being made available on both Android as well as their iOS apps, offers Suncorp Bank customers the option to pay their friends by easily sharing their account information. Along with one off sharing of your banking details, QuickShare[Read More…]

by 7:15 pm on June 20, 2014 0 comments Apps
Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

Access stock wallpapers from 30 different ROMs, Manufacturers and OS’s with Droidpack Wallpapers

One of the hard things to find with a Smartphone is a nice wallpaper. Happily, device manufacturers, Google and ROM makers make a variety of wallpapers which are pretty much available to find on the Internet. What developer Donnatus has done, with a new app called Droidpack Wallpapers, is give you a central point to find, download and set them[Read More…]

by 7:14 pm on June 20, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google releases an Introduction to Android Wear video

Google releases an Introduction to Android Wear video

At Google I/O next week we fully expect to see a lot about Google’s wearables, starting with Glass and of course the new kid on the block – Android Wear. Google has released a new video, which is designed to introduce developers to Android Wear, the interface and the interactions that the devices will support. Lablled ‘An Introduction to Android[Read More…]

by 1:18 pm on June 20, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
Nokia launches a new launcher for Android phones – meet Z Launcher

Nokia launches a new launcher for Android phones – meet Z Launcher

Launchers are one of the quickest, easiest, cheapest and sometimes most effective ways to change the behavior of your Android device and make it feel like a new phone. The part of Nokia, which Microsoft didn’t acquire in their recent sale, has released their version of a contextual launcher called Z Launcher in a limited access Beta. The launcher is[Read More…]

by 1:03 pm on June 20, 2014 4 comments Apps, News
Action Launcher updated to version 2.1 with ‘Ok Google’ voice shortcut and now on-sale at 25% off

Action Launcher updated to version 2.1 with ‘Ok Google’ voice shortcut and now on-sale at 25% off

Before Link Bubble, Chris Lacy’s next big hit was his launcher replacement ‘Action Launcher’, a large portion of the Ausdroid team have adopted Action Launcher as their go to launcher, with its quick access to apps and smooth interface. Chris has just announced that the launcher has been updated to version 2.1 and brings a host of new features, including[Read More…]

by 12:01 pm on June 20, 2014 0 comments Apps
Android 4.4.4 changelog available now as OTA rollout begins to the Nexus 5

Android 4.4.4 changelog available now as OTA rollout begins to the Nexus 5

The Android 4.4.4 update caught many by surprise, and while the OTA for Android 4.4.3 still hasn’t hit the Nexus 7 2013 LTE model, it looks like Google isn’t holding back from updating their current flagship phone the Nexus 5. The good folk over at XDA-Developers has captured the Over The Air (OTA) update for the Nexus 5 and it’s[Read More…]

by 11:46 am on June 20, 2014 2 comments OS Update
Dalvik to be removed from next major version of Android, replaced with ART

Dalvik to be removed from next major version of Android, replaced with ART

When Google announced the release of Kit Kat, one of the big-ticket items intended to improve performance across all devices was the introduction of a new runtime environment, known as ART. It was obvious that ART would eventually replace the aging Dalvik VM that is currently used on the majority of Android devices. ART is still experimental, and a great[Read More…]

by 11:29 am on June 20, 2014 3 comments Modding, OS Update