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Microsoft to lay off 12,500 staff and shift some Nokia X designs to Lumia range

Microsoft to lay off 12,500 staff and shift some Nokia X designs to Lumia range

The release of the Android Nokia X range just prior to the purchase of the company by Microsoft, left many people asking what the future of the Nokia X series was. With the launch of the Nokia X2 range late last month after the purchase had gone through it seemed the series could stick around. But overnight, new Microsoft CEO[Read More…]

by 4:01 pm on July 18, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News
Guardians of the Galaxy slides into Google Play

Guardians of the Galaxy slides into Google Play

The US Summer movie blockbuster season is still upon us, that means we’re still seeing big budget feature films arriving in theatres. Next month Guardians of the Galaxy, the latest Marvel Super-hero movie joins the list of Marvel movie franchises and it looks absolutely killer. But what’s a movie without a game tie-in? Well, now you can play Guardians of[Read More…]

by 3:36 pm on July 18, 2014 0 comments Apps
Google Maps for Android updates with elevation information for cyclists and more

Google Maps for Android updates with elevation information for cyclists and more

Just in time for the weekend, Google has today updated Maps with a few new features, including some updates which could make going for a ride this weekend a little more attractive. After updating Google Maps on the desktop in May to include elevation information for cyclists, Google has today brought the feature to Android. Cyclists will now be able[Read More…]

by 3:05 pm on July 18, 2014 0 comments Apps
Game of Thrones Ascent now available on Google Play – Winter is HERE!

Game of Thrones Ascent now available on Google Play – Winter is HERE!

Winter is here. Disruptor Beam and developer Kongregate have brought the game Game of Thrones Ascent to Google Play. But hold on there, it’s not a sex and violence fuelled hack’n’slash, instead you’ll find yourself reading and scheming in a modern day version of the text-based adventures which featured heavily in early computing. The game ‘Offers in-app purchases'(IAP), so naturally[Read More…]

by 11:35 am on July 18, 2014 5 comments Apps
Google by the numbers – Q2 2014 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q2 2014 earnings report

Google has today released their financial results for the 2nd quarter of 2014. The results are pretty good for the company, with expectations above that of analysts on Wall Street, a positive for share-holders and executives alike. With the sale of Motorola still not complete, there are still results from the company included in this report and as with previous[Read More…]

by 11:05 am on July 18, 2014 1 comment News
JB Hifi releases Stack Magazine as an Android App

JB Hifi releases Stack Magazine as an Android App

Catalogues, propoganda all the stuff you get from stores to advertise their wares usually end in land-fill, but in a connected world, we’re starting to receive the contents of these missives in electronic form if you wish, and that’s what JB Hifi is now letting you do with the electronic version of their Stack Magazine, which is available now on[Read More…]

by 10:29 am on July 18, 2014 2 comments Apps
Third Party app Pebble Locker adds support for Android Wear

Third Party app Pebble Locker adds support for Android Wear

If you still own a Pebble smart watch, third party Pebble app – Pebble Locker has added an update which is looking pretty good. Version 2.8 (which has now been updated to 2.8.1 to address crashing) of the Pebble Locker app, adds support for the app to work with Android Wear watches as well as bringing some general bug fixes.[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on July 18, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, Apps
Coles introduces mobile wallet app for existing Coles Credit Card users

Coles introduces mobile wallet app for existing Coles Credit Card users

Coles has launched a new mobile wallet payments app, available to Android and iOS users who currently have Coles branded credit cards. The mobile wallet app, which is available to download free from Google Play (as well as the App store for iOS users), allows customers to pay for groceries using their mobile phone. The app, which has been launched[Read More…]

by 9:21 am on July 18, 2014 6 comments News, NFC
Why developers probably aren’t (and shouldn’t) be making Android Wear watch faces yet

Why developers probably aren’t (and shouldn’t) be making Android Wear watch faces yet

Google’s Wayne Piekarski has taken to Google+ to talk about the state of custom watch-faces for Android Wear, and while he’s doubtlessly impressed with what developers have come up with since the launch of the Android Wear SDK, he’s cautioning not to go too far. Not yet. As we know, and as Wayne has commented, customisability has allowed Android to[Read More…]

by 5:44 pm on July 17, 2014 4 comments Android Wear, Apps, News
LG Announces G3 Beat/s for Korean and European markets – probably won’t come here

LG Announces G3 Beat/s for Korean and European markets – probably won’t come here

With the LG G3 due to hit Australian shores early next month, LG has decided to unveil the mini version in Korea. Known as the G3 Beat for the Korean market, LG also plans to roll it out within Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS – Eastern European countries) where it will be known as the G3 s.[Read More…]

by 3:09 pm on July 17, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones