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Google apparently owns Twitch now

Google apparently owns Twitch now

A rumour began circulating in May, that Google was looking to purchase game video streaming service Twitch for 1 Billion dollars, that deal has apparently now gone through according to Venture Beat who have spoken with sources who are ‘familiar with the matter’. At roughly the cost of one 2012 style Instagram, Google has seemingly purchased themselves a bargain. Google[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on July 25, 2014 4 comments News
Happy 1st Birthday, Chromecast! – Google celebrates the first birthday of their HDMI dongle…in the US

Happy 1st Birthday, Chromecast! – Google celebrates the first birthday of their HDMI dongle…in the US

It may have only gone on-sale in Australia at the end of May, but it’s now been a year since the infamous Breakfast with Sundar event where the Chromecast was announced in the US. This morning Google has celebrated the 1st birthday of the Chromecast, by announcing some statistics for the dongle. Google has tracked 400 Million casts on the[Read More…]

by 9:13 am on July 25, 2014 4 comments Chromecast
Sony Xperia Z3 shows off for the cameras again

Sony Xperia Z3 shows off for the cameras again

The upcoming Sony Xperia Z3 appears to be wanting to compete with the big boys when it comes to leaks, showing up multiple times in leaked photos, and it’s done it again. Excellent source of leaks, Evan Blass has sourced some pictures of the phone, this time without the blurry-cam that seems to have affected previous shots. There’s two pictures,[Read More…]

by 8:49 am on July 25, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
LG’s improving sales turn around three quarters of losses

LG’s improving sales turn around three quarters of losses

LG‘s just released their financial results for Q2 (Apr-Jun) 2014, and if you’re a fan of the company then things are looking pretty good. The company’s turned a profit of AU $625m (US$588.5m), an increase of 26.5% year-over-year. A decent chunk of this – and the part we care most about – is coming from the modestly-named LG Mobile Communications[Read More…]

by 8:16 am on July 25, 2014 0 comments News
Official 4.4.4 Stock Android for the OnePlus One

Official 4.4.4 Stock Android for the OnePlus One

Most tinkerers, hackers, Android enthusiasts and people who like to live on the edge of stability fell to their knees and thanked their relevant deity when they heard that there would be a phone released with a custom rom onboard. The OnePlus one was a dream for us. CyanogenMod booting up, straight out of the box was something we had[Read More…]

by 10:11 pm on July 24, 2014 1 comment News
Modern Combat 5: Blackout now available in Google Play

Modern Combat 5: Blackout now available in Google Play

The latest Gameloft first person shooter – Modern Combat 5: Blackout – is now available for purchase in Google Play. Modern Combat 5: Blackout is the latest in Gameloft’s popular series, which has grown in leaps and bounds since the first release. Looking at gameplay footage and trailers, it seems that Gameloft have taken Modern Combat to a whole new[Read More…]

by 8:37 pm on July 24, 2014 2 comments Apps
Hisense announce the Sero 7 and Sero 8 tablets for the Australian market

Hisense announce the Sero 7 and Sero 8 tablets for the Australian market

Hisense has announced the followup to their first Android tablet the Sero 7 Pro, announcing two tablets for the Australian market. Hisense will be bringing a pair of tablets called the Sero 7 and Sero 8, with 7¨ and 8¨ screens to a variety of Australian retailers, and they will be priced to sell. Hisense has advised that the Sero[Read More…]

by 5:24 pm on July 24, 2014 11 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Dendy Direct launches August 6; first partner studios revealed

Dendy Direct launches August 6; first partner studios revealed

Dendy Direct has announced the first slate of film studios and distributors who’ll be bringing their content to its new on-demand movie streaming service, slated to launch August 6. The list includes ABC Commercial, Beyond Home Entertainment, Entertainment One Australia, Icon, Madman Entertainment, Pinnacle Films, Roadshow, Transmission, and Umbrella Entertainment. From those studios, the titles we know will make their[Read More…]

by 2:46 pm on July 24, 2014 10 comments Apps, Chromecast, News
Google Drive Update: Sheets now featuring filters

Google Drive Update: Sheets now featuring filters

Google Drive has received yet another really neat upgrade for users who actively use it as a replacement for Microsoft Office. Filters are a great way to ensure that you’re only looking at the data that you want to, however if one user applies a filter to a Sheet it’s implemented for all users. Temporary filtering and displaying by data[Read More…]

by 1:35 pm on July 24, 2014 0 comments Google Services, News
Australian Motorola Moto G users seeing Android 4.4.4 rolling out now

Australian Motorola Moto G users seeing Android 4.4.4 rolling out now

After advising that Android 4.4.4 to their handsets was rolling out to handsets in Brazil and India earlier this month, it seems it’s Australias turn with reports appearing that Australian stock of the Moto G is receiving the update as an Over the Air update now. The update is a sizeable 167MB download, but you’re given options for WiFi or[Read More…]

by 1:08 pm on July 24, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones