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The Galaxy Note 4 is coming…

The Galaxy Note 4 is coming…

More teasers are appearing from Samsung that continue to ask “Are you ready to Note?” This time the minute long advert looks at the S Pen and it’s function in the Galaxy Note environment; from communication, to games, to creativity and general interaction with your Galaxy Note device. Finally closing off with the notable date of September 3rd and the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 6:22 am on August 26, 2014
Samsung “wall hugger” adverts hit Australia
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Samsung “wall hugger” adverts hit Australia

The none-too subtle advertising; Labelling iPhone users as “wall huggers” that hit some USA airports a couple of weeks ago, has now hit Australian shores in video format. The advert that runs for a full minute has 3 good jabs and a right cross at the users of ageing iPhones, showing scores of users “tethered to walls” and complaining about[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 6:21 am on August 26, 2014
Google expands availability of Chromecast to Big W stores

Google expands availability of Chromecast to Big W stores

Chromecast has been available in Australia since late May, when it launched on Google Play and at retailers JB HiFi and Dick Smith. The availability of Chromecast looks to be expanding however, with discount department store Big W advertising the HDMI dongle in their Fathers Day special catalogue for $48. The catalogue begins on August 28th, and runs through until[Read More…]

in Chromecast by at 9:25 pm on August 25, 2014
Good Deal: Get a 12 Month subscription to Last Pass for free
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Good Deal: Get a 12 Month subscription to Last Pass for free

When the OpenSSL vulnerability hit earlier this year, many people took the opportunity to begin using a password manager. But, $12 a year put some people off when it came to using LastPass. Now, there’s no excuse with AppSumo offering a 12 month subscription to LastPass for free. So, what is LastPass? It’s a cross-platform password manager which is offers[Read More…]

in Apps, Bargains by at 5:49 pm on August 25, 2014
Qantas and Virgin Australia to join the rest of the world and allow mobiles to stay on
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Qantas and Virgin Australia to join the rest of the world and allow mobiles to stay on

It seems that Australian airlines Qantas and Virgin Australia will now allow passengers to keep their mobiles turned on during taxiing, take-off and landing under a new ruling from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Heralded as a bit of a revolution, passengers will be allowed to keep their mobiles turned on (albeit, in flight mode), and use tablets and[Read More…]

in News by at 4:57 pm on August 25, 2014
Lemon Meringue Pie apparently being used as internal Codename for Android L
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Lemon Meringue Pie apparently being used as internal Codename for Android L

Android L, as it was announced at Google I/O is a fairly bland name when it comes to the lexicon of Android release names. Beginning from the C release of Android, we’ve been treated to a range of updates named after sugary treats, when the Key Lime Pie release of Android was renamed to KitKat in a co-branding exercise last[Read More…]

in Android Development by at 4:24 pm on August 25, 2014
Google leaving out the in-page search bar in search results
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Google leaving out the in-page search bar in search results

It looks like the search behaviour from Android’s version of Chrome is coming across to the desktop, with Google dropping off the in-page search bar on search results pages for some users. While this isn’t the most earth-shattering news, it is none the less a bit of a change in behaviour, and it seems that more than a few users[Read More…]

in Google Services by at 3:19 pm on August 25, 2014
Nexus 5 Black back in stock on Google Play
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Nexus 5 Black back in stock on Google Play

Earlier this month, the Black coloured Nexus 5 went out of stock on Google Play in both 16GB and 32GB versions. The good news is, that Google has replenished supplies of the Nexus 5 and you can now purchase the phone again through Google Play, with an estimated shipping date of the 29th of August. The 16GB White Nexus 5[Read More…]

in Google Play, Manufacturer, Phones by at 12:15 pm on August 25, 2014
Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and SmartWatch 3 teased by Sony

Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and SmartWatch 3 teased by Sony

Sony is one of a number of manufacturers planning announcements for IFA, we were already expecting the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact, and had seen inklings of a Z3 tablet compact, but it seems there may be a Sony SmartWatch 3 as well according to the teaser on the Sony Facebook page. The teaser comes as a part of[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Smartwatch, Tablets by at 10:19 am on August 25, 2014
Boost Juice app now allows you to order your juice fix at your local store
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Boost Juice app now allows you to order your juice fix at your local store

To date, the Boost Juice app has been a somewhat less than feature packed app. With a few basic features like store locator, menu and Boost Juice Vibe Member functions, it’s apparently learned a new trick with the latest update. Members can now order their favourite juice from their local or favourite store, then pay for their order using 10[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Play by at 9:44 am on August 25, 2014