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NVIDIA announced a 4K UHD Shield Console running Android TV

NVIDIA announced a 4K UHD Shield Console running Android TV

3:19 pm on March 4, 2015 in Accessories, Android TV and Chromecast, News
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While the news is still developing on this one (the press conference is on now – Tune in now – the news is too big not to share. NVIDIA have just announced a new Nvidia SHIELD set top box, powered by Android TV with 4K UHD resolution. Boasting graphic capability of 512GFLOPS (compared to XBox One at .5GB RAM and[Read More…]

Sony releases a custom theme building tool for Xperia devices … and maybe soon, everyone else too

Sony releases a custom theme building tool for Xperia devices … and maybe soon, everyone else too

2:41 pm on March 4, 2015 in News
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Sony has announced the release of a tool designed to create custom themes for their Xperia smartphones, Theme Creator Beta. The tool relies on code contributed to AOSP last year by Sony Mobile engineer Zoran Jovanovic. Jovanovic’s work was a new framework called Runtime Resource Overlay that allows replacement of application resources while the application is running – this brings[Read More…]

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Intel hits it out of the park with a new Mobile SoC / LTE solution

Intel hits it out of the park with a new Mobile SoC / LTE solution

9:22 am on March 4, 2015 in News
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Intel has made an announcement at MWC 2015 of a collaboration with Ericsson, Samsung and others as part of a broad effort to get its new System-on-Chips (SoCs) into more phones out there. Intel has a new range of SoCs, including the Intel Atom x3 for low-cost smartphones and tablets, and the Atom x5 and x7 series for premium devices.[Read More…]

Huawei Watch – Australian Hands on

Huawei Watch – Australian Hands on

The Huawei announcement on the 1st of March, saw Huawei bring three wearables to market. The Talkband B2 and Talkband N1 are quite interesting in their own right, but it’s the Huawei Watch which seems to be capturing everyones attention, at least here in Android land. We’re at Mobile World Congress and the watches are now live in the Huawei[Read More…]

LG Watch Urbane Australian hands-on

LG Watch Urbane Australian hands-on

8:54 pm on March 3, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News
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LG’s latest Android Wear watch was announced just prior to MWC, pairing the round face design of the G Watch R with the more a premium metal body construction than the previous models. LG hasn’t released the watch as yet, but they are showing it off at mobile world congress, so we dropped by the LG booth to take a[Read More…]

Optus extends Cash by Optus to include wearable technology

Optus extends Cash by Optus to include wearable technology

8:22 pm on March 3, 2015 in Carriers, News, NFC
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When Optus launched Cash by Optus late last year, we were fairly impressed — rather than offering a tie-in with a particular bank, the service allows Optus customers to pre-load up to $500 on a virtual pre-paid card, the funds on which can be spent through the use of an NFC-compatible handset and a special Optus SIM. Optus has announced[Read More…]

Google Play Services version 7.0 provides some useful new services for developers

Google Play Services version 7.0 provides some useful new services for developers

8:15 pm on March 3, 2015 in Google Play and Services, News

Google has unleashed a swathe of changes with the update to Google Play Services 7.0. There are improvements to location services, a new API to access place information for developers, new fitness data, and integration of AdMob, Analytics and Play Games. If this means nothing much to you, feel free to skip ahead, but those with an interest in development[Read More…]

Huawei launches an in-car LTE hotspot called CarFi

Huawei launches an in-car LTE hotspot called CarFi

3:28 pm on March 3, 2015 in Accessories
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At Mobile World Congress, Huawei has announced a nifty little gadget to make connecting to the internet on the go a little bit easier. Called the CarFi, the unit is designed to sit in your cars cigarette lighter and will provide Cat4 LTE connectivity through wifi for up to 10 users. The unit is a more refined idea of simply[Read More…]

Google no longer requiring encryption on Lollipop devices

Google no longer requiring encryption on Lollipop devices

In the lead-up to the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, there was much ado about Google encrypting devices for a higher level of security. At the time law enforcement officials cried foul, with device keys no longer in the hands of Google (or anyone) to unlock data stored on the phone. But it seems that Google has backtracked on the[Read More…]

Stainless Steel Sony Smartwatch 3 to arrive in Australia this month

Stainless Steel Sony Smartwatch 3 to arrive in Australia this month

2:56 pm on March 3, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches
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Sony has this morning announced that the long awaited stainless steel version of their Android Wear watch will arrive in Australia this month. First appearing in a leaked image back in October last year, the stainless steel version of the watch is aimed at a more premium market. The more premium look also attracts a more premium price tag, with[Read More…]

PayPal announces a new NFC enabled Here mobile payments card reader

PayPal announces a new NFC enabled Here mobile payments card reader

12:53 pm on March 3, 2015 in News, NFC

PayPal has announced at MWC 2015 overnight a new NFC enabled Here mobile payments card reader that will be able to take payments from NFC enabled credit/debit cards and NFC enabled mobiles. The new device, which can handle payments from those Chip and PIN credit/debit cards will now be able to take mobile payments from NFC enabled credit/debit cards along[Read More…]

BBM Custom PINs + Android Wear Support rolling out in the next few days

BBM Custom PINs + Android Wear Support rolling out in the next few days

12:43 pm on March 3, 2015 in Apps and Games

BlackBerry has announced that BBM will be getting an update that will rollout in the next few days, which will bring customisable PINs along with Android Wear support. The customisable PINs is something new — users who upgrade to the latest version will be able to create a 6-8 digits alphanumeric Custom PIN of their choice. To get access to this[Read More…]

PayPal announces it will acquire mobile payments company Paydiant

PayPal announces it will acquire mobile payments company Paydiant

12:36 pm on March 3, 2015 in Apps and Games, News, NFC

PayPal President and CEO Designate, Dan Schulman, has taken to the company’s blog to announce that the payment giant will be acquiring Paydiant for US$228 million. Paydiant, which was founded in 2010, has helped companies like Subway, Harris Teeter, Capital One and many others in the USA build mobile payments, offers and loyalty into their own mobile applications. Paydiant also[Read More…]

Google Play is celebrating 3 years with Discounts on Music, Apps & Magazines

Google Play is celebrating 3 years with Discounts on Music, Apps & Magazines

Google Play is celebrating its 3rd Birthday with a sale on various Apps, Music and Magazines! The list of apps in the sale include: Facetune – $0.10c Racing Rivals – Free Runtastic – $0.10c Wunderlist – Free Runstatic Sit Up Pro – $0.10c Music albums: Direct Hits by The Killers – $5.99 Abba Gold Greatest Hits – $5.00 Daft Punk[Read More…]

Netflix looks set to launch in Australia on March 24th

Netflix looks set to launch in Australia on March 24th

8:13 am on March 3, 2015 in News
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Online video streaming juggernaut Netflix’s arrival in Australia appears to be set for the 24th of March, with the company launching an Australia/New Zealand based Twitter account which has used the above picture with the March 24th date in their first tweet. Please Stand By… #NetflixDownUnder #firsttweet pic.twitter.com/QoUJhaBMcB — Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) March 2, 2015 We’re excited to see the[Read More…]