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Google wants your help to improve maps in Australia for the chance to win prizes

Google wants your help to improve maps in Australia for the chance to win prizes

Google Australia has today launched their Mapathon 2014 contest, a project which they hope will encourage Australians to map their neighborhoods and places they care about within Australia, while giving them the chance to win prizes. The way the competition works is that you will edit points on Google Maps, Google has provided tools on their MapMaker page to allow[Read More…]

by 10:57 am on March 24, 2014 5 comments Competition
LG to begin rolling ‘KnockOn’ feature to L Series II phones beginning in March

LG to begin rolling ‘KnockOn’ feature to L Series II phones beginning in March

Announced back at the end of December, LG Australia has today announced that their ‘KnockOn’ tap to wake/sleep feature will be rolling out to their successful L Series II line of handsets this month. The update will begin rolling out now and should be completed by the end of April, with owners able to download the update as a maintenance[Read More…]

by 10:15 am on March 24, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
LG announces ‘Smart’ LED Bulbs controllable with Android and iOS devices

LG announces ‘Smart’ LED Bulbs controllable with Android and iOS devices

LG has taken the opportunity to liven up a Sunday by announcing they will enter the LED lighting market by releasing their own ‘Smart’ LED light bulb which will be controllable from Android and iOS devices. There’s two bulbs which have been announced – Color: B1030EA5L6B and Day White: B1050EA5L6B. Like most LED lights, they have an extremely long life[Read More…]

by 4:55 pm on March 23, 2014 12 comments Accessories
New ‘Australian Made’ category appears in Play Store

New ‘Australian Made’ category appears in Play Store

This morning, I noticed that the Play Store had a new featured category-‘Australian Made‘, which showcases some of the cool apps made right here in Australia. As you’d expect, it features some of our own favourite local developers, such as Shifty Jelly (Pocket Casts, Pocket Weather) and Chris Lacey (Action Launcher, Link Bubble), as well as some applications for local[Read More…]

by 8:27 am on March 23, 2014 13 comments Apps, News
Rumour: Moto 360 will feature OLED display, sapphire glass, wireless charging

Rumour: Moto 360 will feature OLED display, sapphire glass, wireless charging

Motorola caused quite a stir this week when it announced the extremely good looking Moto 360 smartwatch. However, aside from a few renders and a launch window of ‘Summer 2014′ (Winter for us Southern hemisphere folk), there was not much in the way of useful information. Instead, we’ve had to turn to unofficial channels to find out more. G For[Read More…]

by 6:37 pm on March 22, 2014 6 comments Android Wear, News, Rumours, Smartwatch
Xperia Tablet Z2 and Xperia Z2 Phone user manuals now available to download

Xperia Tablet Z2 and Xperia Z2 Phone user manuals now available to download

If you’re waiting for the launch of the Sony Xperia Tablet Z2 and the Xperia Z2, and if you’re wanting a nice bright, large screened waterproof tablet or phone then why wouldn’t you be? Then by now you’ll know what the tablets will cost at least, but now you can check out the user manuals with both the WiFi and[Read More…]

by 3:19 pm on March 22, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets
Google Search now supports ‘Ok Google play me a song’ to launch I’m Feeling Lucky instant mix

Google Search now supports ‘Ok Google play me a song’ to launch I’m Feeling Lucky instant mix

There’s been quite a lot of movement in the development of Voice commands in Google Search/Now recently, first with multiple new languages packs being added which support the ‘Ok Google’ commands, and then voice commands that load the Camera to take a photo or video, now Google Search can load up a music mix for you on the go. Simply[Read More…]

by 3:00 pm on March 22, 2014 0 comments Uncategorised
Newsbeat – a News app turned personal radio app

Newsbeat – a News app turned personal radio app

A new app launched yesterday has shown it is possible to create a personal news radio feature that captures everything you want compared to listening to various podcasts to hear just what you want to hear. Newsbeat, which was released yesterday by the Tribune Company, has access to over 7,000 different sources ranging from big-time papers to smaller blogs. The[Read More…]

by 2:38 pm on March 22, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
PayPal App now incorporates ‘Pay At Table’ service into their app

PayPal App now incorporates ‘Pay At Table’ service into their app

PayPal has added a new feature to their mobile payments app – ‘Pay At Table’, a service which PayPal hopes will keep them ahead in the lucrative mobile payments industry. The new Pay at Table, feature allows PayPal users to check into a restaurant on their mobile, then the restaurant can generate a specific code number for them after entering[Read More…]

by 2:36 pm on March 22, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Retailer Roundup: Weekly Specials

Retailer Roundup: Weekly Specials

It has been a couple of weeks (maybe more give or take) and we thought it was time to bring it back. So, what’s on-sale around the traps? Woolworths Available now until Tuesday 25 March LG L3 II Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Coles Available now until Tuesday 25 March Samsung Galaxy Y Telstra pre-paid mobile: $59 Remember Coles now also have[Read More…]

by 2:10 pm on March 22, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Sale, Tablets