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Google Play Music now lets you store 50,000 tracks in the cloud

Google Play Music now lets you store 50,000 tracks in the cloud

8:34 am on February 26, 2015 in Apps and Games, Google Play and Services
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Google has increased Play Music’s storage for users to 50,000 tracks, with a friendly “Encore! Encore!” message displayed to users logging in on the desktop/web interface today. The message is curiously absent from the app (whoops), and someone should probably tell Google that an “encore” involves repeating something rather than a new one. Still… Since Play Music launched a few[Read More…]

Motorola announces the all new Moto E with 4G LTE

Motorola announces the all new Moto E with 4G LTE

3:53 am on February 26, 2015 in News, Phones
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Well, the question of what’s in the Motorola Box has been answered, with Motorola today announcing the all new Moto E with 4G LTE. There’s a few other hardware additions and updates, and there’s also still a 3G-only model. The new Moto E comes with a slightly larger 4.5″ display, 0.2 of an inch larger than the first model, though[Read More…]

Google’s Vice President of design, Matias Duarte to do an AMA on Designer News next Wednesday

Google’s Vice President of design, Matias Duarte to do an AMA on Designer News next Wednesday

3:32 am on February 26, 2015 in News

If you’ve ever had a question for the man in the fantastic shirts, Google’s Vice President of design, Matias Duarte, then next Wednesday you’ll get your chance. Google’s Design Twitter account has announced that from 10am PT, Matias Duarte will be answering your questions over on Designer News. Our own @MatiasDuarte will be answering your questions on Designer News next[Read More…]

Samsung releases a link for the live stream of their March 1st announcement

Samsung releases a link for the live stream of their March 1st announcement

1:26 am on February 26, 2015 in News, Phones
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If you’ve been living in a cave, we have good news: Samsung will be announcing the Next Galaxy early next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain. While not everyone can be at the launch, Samsung wants you to check out what they have to show, and have launched their streaming site for the event. The streaming site is[Read More…]

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Gemalto responds to reports of hacking by US and UK spy agencies

Gemalto responds to reports of hacking by US and UK spy agencies

1:13 am on February 26, 2015 in News

SIM Card manufacturer Gemalto, who according to NSA leaker Edward Snowden was reportedly hacked by the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in 2010, has responded to the claims after an internal investigation. The company has come out after it was alleged that the NSA and GCHQ had stolen master encryption keys for SIM[Read More…]

LG Watch Urbane promo video released ‘Contemporary and Classic unite’

LG Watch Urbane promo video released ‘Contemporary and Classic unite’

12:55 am on February 26, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News

The latest LG Android Wear watch to be announced, the LG Watch Urbane has been shown off in a new promo video released by LG on YouTube. The promo video uses the slogan Contemporary and Classic unite before showing off the classic watch stylings of the timepiece. Timepiece is definitely the vibe that LG is going for here with the[Read More…]

Stan offers a $10 off a Chromecast at Dick Smith for new trial subscribers

Stan offers a $10 off a Chromecast at Dick Smith for new trial subscribers

7:38 pm on February 25, 2015 in Android TV and Chromecast, Bargains
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If you haven’t already signed up to subscription video on-demand service Stan, they’ve got a nice deal for you at the moment – you can get a Chromecast delivered from Dick Smith for $39 (normally $49 + delivery) You can sign up for your trial account at a special link – stan.com.au/chromecast and you’ll receive a unique coupon code that[Read More…]

Google partners with US carrier-backed Softcard to bolster Wallet

Google partners with US carrier-backed Softcard to bolster Wallet

7:19 pm on February 25, 2015 in Apps and Games, News
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Google has announced that it’s partnering with US carriers AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless and their mobile payments company Softcard to help make Android users get better tap and pay functionality. They also added that they’ll be acquiring technology and IP from Softcard to make Wallet better, which might be of more interest to those of us in[Read More…]

Sony’s Xperia E4 evolves: grows a 4G modem, becomes Xperia E4g, and it’s coming to Australia

Sony’s Xperia E4 evolves: grows a 4G modem, becomes Xperia E4g, and it’s coming to Australia

12:49 pm on February 25, 2015 in News, Phones
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Sony brought the Xperia E4 to us earlier this month, though we didn’t see a local announcement of the phone. Today’s announcement of the E4g might shed some light on that, with confirmation this morning that we’ll see the E4g come to the Australian market. Sony pitching the E4g as an easy to use, quality 4G phone and it’s hard[Read More…]

Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 are launching in Australia on March 5

Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 are launching in Australia on March 5

12:33 pm on February 25, 2015 in News, Phones
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We’d been tipped off on their imminent arrival, but today Samsung’s made it official – the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 will be launching in Australia from March 5. Both phones have an attractive, slim, full-metal unibody design coming in under 7mm with SuperAMOLED screens, 5MP front-facing cameras, 1.2 Ghz quad core processors, and Android KitKat. There are also some[Read More…]

Teasing: Now it’s Qualcomm’s turn, with the Snapdragon 810

Teasing: Now it’s Qualcomm’s turn, with the Snapdragon 810

11:43 am on February 25, 2015 in News, Phones
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In the lead-up to Mobile World Congress 2015 we’re getting more and more teasing tweets from manufacturers. Snippets of information, a screenshot or even a poorly-lit glimpse at a new phone or tablet. This time, it’s Qualcomm playing the tease with the below tweet stating that a new Snapdragon 810 powered phone is on the way at MWC. It’s almost[Read More…]

Whoops! Sony accidentally outs the Xperia Z4 tablet in their own app

Whoops! Sony accidentally outs the Xperia Z4 tablet in their own app

11:24 am on February 25, 2015 in News, Tablets
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Well that clearly wasn’t the plan. Sony accidentally outed the Z4 Tablet in their Xperia Lounge app in the early hours of this morning, but pulled the article fairly quickly. Not quickly enough though! Several tech sites around the world including Xperia Blog were on it in a flash. Judging from the button placement, we’re looking at a portrait-style tablet[Read More…]

Rumour: HTC One M9 appears in “Introduction” video

Rumour: HTC One M9 appears in “Introduction” video

10:14 am on February 25, 2015 in News, Phones, Rumours
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We’re days away from the reveal of the HTC One M9 in Barcelona, just before Mobile World Congress 2015. While we’ll have Dan on the ground to cover the reveals, it seems Upleaks has beaten everyone to the punch with an “Introduction” video for the phone. The video – strangely, made for portrait orientation – seems to confirm a number[Read More…]

Google accidentally confirms that a new Chromebook Pixel is on the way

Google accidentally confirms that a new Chromebook Pixel is on the way

8:32 am on February 25, 2015 in Chrome OS and Devices, News, Rumours
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Nearly two years on, Google’s expensive Chromebook Pixel is still one of the best ChromeOS devices out there, and has a dedicated fanbase. It didn’t receive an update in 2014, leading many to believe that the Pixel would go quietly into the night as newer Chromebooks overtook it on specs and features. Not so. Google’s got a Pixel 2 in[Read More…]

Pebble Time official, already made its $500,000 goal

Pebble Time official, already made its $500,000 goal

2:36 am on February 25, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News
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Pebble’s website has been giving us a countdown for a while now and at the end of it was a big announcement. The new Pebble Time is a smartwatch by Pebble with an Colour E-Paper Display that’s always on and will give you up to a week of updates on one charge. The watch comes in 3 colours at the moment[Read More…]