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Review: Not Just Another Car Dock Charger

Review: Not Just Another Car Dock Charger

One of the best things about modern phones in my opinion is the wireless charging via the Qi standard. The ability to easily just place a phone onto a pad and have it charge and then be able to pick it up quickly without being constrained by an attached USB cable or having to disconnect this cable before using the[Read More…]

by 8:58 am on April 14, 2014 16 comments Accessories, Reviews
LG G3 Specs and UI leaked

LG G3 Specs and UI leaked

LG are set to join the party of flagship releases in 2014. So far we have seen the HTC One M8, the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2. The LG 2014 sequel to their 2013 G2, is rumoured to be announced on May 17 and while we have seen a few rumours regarding its specs the details are[Read More…]

by 8:52 am on April 14, 2014 27 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
One Plus One Photo Samples Leak and More

One Plus One Photo Samples Leak and More

Here at Ausdroid we have been covering the leaks by startup company OnePlus regarding their upcoming release of their first ever phone offering, the OnePlus One. Each day it seems that OnePlus are leaking tidbits about the phone, usually using official social media channels. Today what appears to be samples of photos taken by the OnePlus One with its 13MP[Read More…]

by 8:49 am on April 14, 2014 12 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Pebble Steel — Smartwatch Review

Pebble Steel — Smartwatch Review

The Pebble Steel is the second generation Pebble smart watch, following on the success of the original Pebble, after its own success as a Kickstarter graduate. The Pebble presents a simple premise: a watch that doubles as a ‘second screen’ for your smartphone, allowing you to see emails, notifications, reminders and the like on your wrist without having to pull[Read More…]

by 2:20 pm on April 13, 2014 5 comments News, Reviews, Smartwatch
Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

So, I bought a Samsung Galaxy S5. I didn’t intend to buy it, but I saw it in the store yesterday and a couple of things lured me in. I’m also becoming a bit bored with my Nexus 5, which didn’t help. I’m not sure whether I’ll keep the S5 or if it will become eBay fodder, but I’m giving[Read More…]

by 11:27 am on April 12, 2014 65 comments Phones, Reviews
Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched worldwide today, and due to the timezones, Australia was the first country to kick off sales. Vodafone were aiming for the early adopter crowd and opened selected stores from 6am, a ploy that seems to have worked, with Vodafone Australia managing to sell the what they are claiming is the worlds first Samsung Galaxy S5[Read More…]

by 4:21 pm on April 11, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Tropical Cyclone Ita is bearing down on Far North Queensland; mobile carriers are sharing essential info

Tropical Cyclone Ita is bearing down on Far North Queensland; mobile carriers are sharing essential info

We’ve been watching today the developments in Far North Queensland in relation to Tropical Cyclone Ita. Yes, you might think “this isn’t Android news”, and no, it isn’t, but it is news affecting a good number of Australians, and we care about things like this. Without going into all the background of what’s expected (head over to the ABC for[Read More…]

by 1:44 pm on April 11, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News
Heartbleed may affect older devices running Android 4.1.1

Heartbleed may affect older devices running Android 4.1.1

If you’ve been on the internet in the last week, you’ve probably read about the vulnerability found in OpenSSL which affects a good percentage of the Internet. Heartbleed is the name given to a vulnerability in Open SSL, the secure sockets layer software for secure internet transactions (e.g. web servers running on https, like your bank, or our donation portal).[Read More…]

by 12:39 pm on April 11, 2014 1 comment News
US residents will get the opportunity to buy Google Glass for one day

US residents will get the opportunity to buy Google Glass for one day

If you’re a resident of the US and want to get your hands on Google Glass, you’re going to get your shot, with Google announcing they will open orders for Google Glass to everyone(in the US) on April 15th. There’s been a big wait to get Glass, initial signups for ‘Glass Explorers’ were taken at Google IO 2012, before Google[Read More…]

by 12:07 pm on April 11, 2014 4 comments Glass
Optus opens up Beta Testing on their My Optus app

Optus opens up Beta Testing on their My Optus app

Optus customers are now being given the opportunity to sign up to a beta testing group for the My Optus app according to an update on their Google Play page. The Beta is being run from a Google Group as opposed to a Google+ community, which is neither here, nor there as there are pros and cons for both. If[Read More…]

by 11:41 am on April 11, 2014 3 comments Apps, Carriers