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Bauhn Sphere B5 Dual-SIM smartphone on sale at Aldi this Saturday for $249

Bauhn Sphere B5 Dual-SIM smartphone on sale at Aldi this Saturday for $249

German supermarket chain Aldi have just released their latest catalogue with specials beginning this Saturday, the 28th of June. The latest addition to their ‘Special Buys’ range, includes a new 5″ Bauhn branded smartphone named the Sphere B5 and will be selling for $249. The phone offers some updated spaces from the previous model Bauhn phone that the chain offered[Read More…]

by 8:44 pm on June 23, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Sale
64-bit Android support merges in AOSP also show API level naming change

64-bit Android support merges in AOSP also show API level naming change

Google I/O is only a short time away and so everything to do with Google products is being scrutinised to find out any hints of what to be released at the developer conference. One development is the addition of 64-bit support, as well as a tentative chance to the naming convention of API levels in the Android Open Source Project(AOSP).[Read More…]

by 5:26 pm on June 23, 2014 3 comments OS Update
BillGuard App – Now available in Australia, NZ & UK

BillGuard App – Now available in Australia, NZ & UK

Popular finance tracker app, BillGuard, is now available in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Most Australian major banks and credit card providers are supported to use alongside it’s simple, yet powerful features to help you keep track of your spending and the app is available in Android or iOS. BillGuard remains free to use in the above mentioned countries[Read More…]

by 7:44 am on June 23, 2014 12 comments Apps, News
OnePlus One’s Production Issues Explained

OnePlus One’s Production Issues Explained

Anyone heard of a phone called the OnePlus One? How many people have seen? Some people believe it is in the same category as the bunyip, Big Foot and the Loch Ness Monster. Believe it or not, I have one so I do know it’s real. For many of you readers though it may as well be an urban legend.[Read More…]

by 10:11 pm on June 22, 2014 9 comments News
Good Deal: Samsung Gear Fit smartwatch/fitness band for $139

Good Deal: Samsung Gear Fit smartwatch/fitness band for $139

Probably one of the nicest and most popular smartwatch/fitness bands introduced so far this year has been the Samsung Gear Fit. Its feature rich, well designed hardware not only looks good, but is supposedly pretty functional according to Samsung, but the $249 price tag has put a number of people off, but it’s on-sale at the moment through DWI Digital[Read More…]

by 9:51 pm on June 22, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Smartwatch
Floating Notifications Comes to CyanogenMod Via AOSP

Floating Notifications Comes to CyanogenMod Via AOSP

Google have a history of implementing changes that custom rom developers have invented and implemented into the AOSP. Nothing wrong with that. The AOSP is there for a reason. One of its purposes is for developers to try out new things and feed the changes they make upstream and back into AOSP. Google also keep an eye on the custom[Read More…]

by 11:30 am on June 22, 2014 0 comments News
Google might be bringing a native, unified help interface to its apps

Google might be bringing a native, unified help interface to its apps

Android Police is reporting that Google is looking to revamp its in-app help offering, by actually moving it to within the app. Most Google apps currently link out to a page on support.google.com to provide users with assistance. It can be confusing for users to be removed from their app and sent to Chrome (or whatever browser is installed) to[Read More…]

by 10:50 am on June 22, 2014 0 comments News, Rumours
Rumour: Is this the next Nexus tablet?

Rumour: Is this the next Nexus tablet?

According to Android Police, this is HTC’s Nine inch Nexus tablet, the Volantis. With talk of Android Silver rumors and LG’s Ken Hong stating that the manufacturer doesn’t have a Nexus phone in the cards, the future of the Nexus line is uncertain. There’s no confirmation yet on whether a new Nexus phone exists, but there is information on HTC’s Volantis (or Flounder), an 8.9″ Nexus tablet.[Read More…]

by 8:50 am on June 22, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, News, Rumours, Tablets
OnePlus One – First Impressions

OnePlus One – First Impressions

Through persistence, a lot of luck, and a smidgen of skill I managed to secure myself an invite to purchase a 64GB OnePlus One. I immediately took up this offer although at that stage I was informed that it would not be shipping for a few days until a software issue was resolved (turns out the issue was the same[Read More…]

by 8:41 am on June 22, 2014 23 comments News
Ready Contact List: Beta

Ready Contact List: Beta

Ready Contact List is a contact list/dialler replacement app that is currently in Beta but is showing some great promise. There’s facets of it’s presentation when searching for a contact that are similar to searching an iPod using the old school jog wheel, for the music you’re wanting to listen to. With some really great development on other ideas of[Read More…]

by 8:11 am on June 22, 2014 1 comment Apps