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Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

So, I bought a Samsung Galaxy S5. I didn’t intend to buy it, but I saw it in the store yesterday and a couple of things lured me in. I’m also becoming a bit bored with my Nexus 5, which didn’t help. I’m not sure whether I’ll keep the S5 or if it will become eBay fodder, but I’m giving[Read More…]

by 11:27 am on April 12, 2014 65 comments Phones, Reviews
Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched worldwide today, and due to the timezones, Australia was the first country to kick off sales. Vodafone were aiming for the early adopter crowd and opened selected stores from 6am, a ploy that seems to have worked, with Vodafone Australia managing to sell the what they are claiming is the worlds first Samsung Galaxy S5[Read More…]

by 4:21 pm on April 11, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Tropical Cyclone Ita is bearing down on Far North Queensland; mobile carriers are sharing essential info

Tropical Cyclone Ita is bearing down on Far North Queensland; mobile carriers are sharing essential info

We’ve been watching today the developments in Far North Queensland in relation to Tropical Cyclone Ita. Yes, you might think “this isn’t Android news”, and no, it isn’t, but it is news affecting a good number of Australians, and we care about things like this. Without going into all the background of what’s expected (head over to the ABC for[Read More…]

by 1:44 pm on April 11, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News
Heartbleed may affect older devices running Android 4.1.1

Heartbleed may affect older devices running Android 4.1.1

If you’ve been on the internet in the last week, you’ve probably read about the vulnerability found in OpenSSL which affects a good percentage of the Internet. Heartbleed is the name given to a vulnerability in Open SSL, the secure sockets layer software for secure internet transactions (e.g. web servers running on https, like your bank, or our donation portal).[Read More…]

by 12:39 pm on April 11, 2014 1 comment News
US residents will get the opportunity to buy Google Glass for one day

US residents will get the opportunity to buy Google Glass for one day

If you’re a resident of the US and want to get your hands on Google Glass, you’re going to get your shot, with Google announcing they will open orders for Google Glass to everyone(in the US) on April 15th. There’s been a big wait to get Glass, initial signups for ‘Glass Explorers’ were taken at Google IO 2012, before Google[Read More…]

by 12:07 pm on April 11, 2014 4 comments Glass
Optus opens up Beta Testing on their My Optus app

Optus opens up Beta Testing on their My Optus app

Optus customers are now being given the opportunity to sign up to a beta testing group for the My Optus app according to an update on their Google Play page. The Beta is being run from a Google Group as opposed to a Google+ community, which is neither here, nor there as there are pros and cons for both. If[Read More…]

by 11:41 am on April 11, 2014 3 comments Apps, Carriers
Sonos partners with Google to bring Play Music integration to its products

Sonos partners with Google to bring Play Music integration to its products

Sonos, makers of premium audio equipment, announced overnight that they’ve partnered with Google to integrate Play Music – until now, a notable omission in the company’s audio lineup. Information pages have gone up today on both Sonos’ and Google’s sites about the partnership. Play Music joins other streaming music services Spotify, JB Hi-fi Now, MOG and Rdio on Sonos. You[Read More…]

by 11:13 am on April 11, 2014 5 comments Google Play
LG begins rolling out KitKat update to the G2

LG begins rolling out KitKat update to the G2

LG has this morning announced that they have begun rolling out the Android 4.4 update for the LG G2 to customers on the Optus network. The LG G2 was sold exclusively on the Optus Network, but customers who purchased outright will also see the update on their devices as well. The LG G2 began shipping in November last year to[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on April 11, 2014 17 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Spec Shootout

HTC One (M8) vs Samsung Galaxy S5: Spec Shootout

With the HTC One (M8) and Samsung Galaxy S5 now available in stores as of this morning, it’s time to look at what’s between them, and in which areas one pulls ahead of the other. Our review of the One (M8) is round the corner, and Joel will be reviewing the Galaxy S5 for us from today. We’ve put together[Read More…]

by 9:06 am on April 11, 2014 23 comments Opinion, Phones
Google testing Android 4.4.3

Google testing Android 4.4.3

We have already seen rumours about Android 4.4.3 and some of the possible changes that are coming with that version of Android and now it appears that Google have started the internal testing process. Android Police have mentioned that this particular build has started rolling out to a small number of Google employees outside of the core Android team and[Read More…]

by 8:52 am on April 11, 2014 0 comments Rumours