Rockstar games releases GTA: Chinatown Wars for Android

Rockstar games releases GTA: Chinatown Wars for Android

For those gamers who never owned a Nintendo DS or Playstation Portable, your chance to play GTA: Chinatown Wars has arrived, with Rockstar Games releasing the game for Android overnight to Google Play and the Amazon app store. Hopefully you’ve been saving your Google Opinion Rewards dollars, because the game clocks in at AU$6.49 but it promises hours of fun[Read More…]

in Apps by at 9:14 am on December 19, 2014
Android TV Launcher now available at Google Play
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Android TV Launcher now available at Google Play

Google have the Android TV Launcher into Google Play, similar to the Google Now Launcher, meaning that they can now release at least some updates for the platform by simply updating the launcher instead of the underlying codebase. Android TV Launcher is optimised for TV, placing content at the centre of your entertainment hub in your home with a ‘leanback’[Read More…]

in Android TV, Apps by and at 8:54 am on December 19, 2014
Hangouts for Gmail update brings back the status bar update

Hangouts for Gmail update brings back the status bar update

Remember when Google Talk ran Gmail-based chats that used to provide a handy custom status window that provided all your colleagues and pals knew what you were up to? We do here at Ausdroid, but ever since Hangouts replaced Google Talk, the feature had disappeared. Until now, that is. An update has been put through, bringing the status bar back[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 6:48 am on December 19, 2014
Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store
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Chainfire releases LiveBoot app to the Play Store

Before we begin, full disclosure: this app is geeky. Really geeky. Now that we’ve got that out of the way: Chainfire (aka. Jorrit Jongma, of SuperSU fame) has released a new app to the Play Store today. It’s called LiveBoot, a simple yet fun (and possibly quite useful) concept that replaces your boot animation with a live output of logcat and[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 6:45 am on December 19, 2014
WW2 Shooter game Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War now live in Google Play

WW2 Shooter game Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War now live in Google Play

World War 2 shooter series Brothers In Arms is back, with Gameloft today launching the third version: Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War onto Google Play. The story takes place in the aftermath of the Normandy invasion and you’ll lead your band of brothers along a path to defeat the enemy in story mode. You can build your team[Read More…]

in Apps by at 10:42 pm on December 18, 2014
Nexus 6 Arrives Sans Turbo Charger
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Nexus 6 Arrives Sans Turbo Charger

In case you have had your head in the sand you will no doubt now know that the Nexus 6 has landed on our shores and can be purchased at your nearest JB Hifi assuming there are any left once your fellow Ausdroid readers are through with them. Several of us here at Ausdroid have popped into JB on their[Read More…]

in News by at 9:13 pm on December 18, 2014
Nexus 6 confirmed to be in Australia; in stock at JB HiFi stores today
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Nexus 6 confirmed to be in Australia; in stock at JB HiFi stores today

Google’s much awaited Nexus 6 has arrived in Australia today, with JB HiFi nation-wide confirming that stock is, indeed, available. We first received a tip on Twitter from Brisbane reader Andrew who told us that he’d just bought a Nexus 6 from JB HiFi’s Brisbane store. A few quick phone calls later, and we’ve confirmed that JB HiFi stores around[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 4:02 pm on December 18, 2014
Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch its own competitor app to Apple Pay
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Samsung in talks with LoopPay to launch its own competitor app to Apple Pay

Samsung is looking at launching its own mobile payment service for future smartphones as a rival to the recently launched Apple Pay which could launch sometime in 2015. According to an unnamed source via Re/code, Samsung is currently in talks with the startup company LoopPay, to utilise their mobile payments technology in at least one of Samsung’s devices. The source[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 12:30 pm on December 18, 2014
Twitter looking to partner with Foursquare to make location more relevant in tweets

Twitter looking to partner with Foursquare to make location more relevant in tweets

Twitter has been focusing quite a bit on its mainstream appeal over the last couple of years, which hasn’t helped when they have ignored aspects of its platform that sorely need some updating. However the company is looking to change things by partnering with Foursquare to utilise its treasure trove of location data, to add some much-needed context to your Twitter posts,[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 11:45 am on December 18, 2014
Todoist Adds Android Wear Support
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Todoist Adds Android Wear Support

When Google announced their best apps of 2014 it was of no surprise to Ausdroid staff that Todoist was included. Todoist is a high powered, fully featured, cross-platform task manager. We use it extensively here at Ausdroid for sharing and collaboration of tasks and posts that need to be done and find it an extremely useful app/program that allows integration[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 11:13 am on December 18, 2014