Google updates hangouts with stickers, improved location sharing and more
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Google updates hangouts with stickers, improved location sharing and more

Google Hangouts is getting some new features today, although it’s not quite the Material Design makeover we’ve all been expecting. There’s quite a few new features included which you can check out while waiting for what’s sure to be a great new makeover. In this latest update, which was announced by Rhett Robinson, a Software Engineer at Google, the Hangouts[Read More…]

in Apps by at 6:05 am on December 11, 2014
Google will sell the Nexus 6 at JB Hifi as well as on Google Play.
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Google will sell the Nexus 6 at JB Hifi as well as on Google Play.

While the Nexus 6 has launched in the US, and has begun rolling out in Europe, we’ve yet to see pre-orders begin here. But that may soon change, with the Google Play store listing showing a number of changes in the past day, which has culminated this morning in the addition of some more information about how you can get[Read More…]

in Google Play, Manufacturer, Phones by at 4:32 am on December 11, 2014
Google+ now lets you define your own gender
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Google+ now lets you define your own gender

If you don’t identify as Male or Female, having to select a gender on social networks can be frustrating process. As of today, Google+ will allow you to type in a custom gender for your social networking profile instead of having to settle for “Other”. The implementation is similar to Facebook’s own from earlier this year. Googler Rachel Bennett posted[Read More…]

in News by at 5:22 pm on December 10, 2014
Vodafone Red customers can now choose a mobile subscription to Sydney Morning Herald / The Age instead of Spotify Premium

Vodafone Red customers can now choose a mobile subscription to Sydney Morning Herald / The Age instead of Spotify Premium

Making good on its promise to work with other content providers after its Spotify Premium deal was announced, Vodafone announced today that it’s adding mobile subscriptions to the Sydney Morning Herald or The Age to its offers for customers on its Red plans. New and upgrading Vodafone Red customers can get 6 months free on the $70 Red plan, 12[Read More…]

in Carriers by at 4:24 pm on December 10, 2014
Transport for NSW announces 2 new Opal apps – Opal Travel & Opal Fares for Sydney-siders using Opal Card
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Transport for NSW announces 2 new Opal apps – Opal Travel & Opal Fares for Sydney-siders using Opal Card

Transport for NSW along with the Minister for Transport, Gladys Berejiklian, has today announced their will be 2 new Opal apps which will help give you both information regarding modes of transport, as well as an estimated Opal card fare pricing all from each of the 2 apps. The 2 apps, Opal Travel & Opal Fares, do slightly differ from[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 4:22 pm on December 10, 2014
Samsung Australia advise a delay on the Gear VR headset
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Samsung Australia advise a delay on the Gear VR headset

When it comes to product delays, Samsung Australia has had a pretty bad run in the last couple of months. The Note 4 and Note Edge were both delayed, and now Samsung Australia has advised that the virtual reality headset, the Gear VR will also be delayed. Originally scheduled to launch last month, and now on-sale in the US, the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer by at 3:24 pm on December 10, 2014
Good Deal: Sega is currently having a sale on five great games on Google Play
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Good Deal: Sega is currently having a sale on five great games on Google Play

If you missed out on the Sega Humble Bundle sale from a few weeks back, or you just weren’t sure on grabbing APKs from outside of Google Play, then here’s a second chance. Sega has announced some massive discounts on their blog for five titles, going on-sale across Google Play and the Amazon App Store (and iTunes). There are still[Read More…]

in Apps by at 1:51 pm on December 10, 2014
VLC releases version 1.0 for Android and shows off development of Material Design version for Android 5.0 and Android TV

VLC releases version 1.0 for Android and shows off development of Material Design version for Android 5.0 and Android TV

VLC is the go-to application for media playback on most platforms, but it’s been a long road on Android. Late to the party, they’ve become a great way to playback almost all video formats, although they’ve been in Beta since their release back in 2012. Now version 1.0 is rolling out through Google Play and it’s apparently fixing quite a[Read More…]

in Apps by at 1:37 pm on December 10, 2014
Nexus 6 was originally supposed to come with a fingerprint scanner
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Nexus 6 was originally supposed to come with a fingerprint scanner

Device security is a major factor these days. Google implemented device encryption in Android 5.0 (Lollipop), but according to a commit that’s been discovered in AOSP, there was originally supposed to be a hardware component to device security on the Nexus 6, right up until a few months before release. The commit was discovered by Ars Technica and prove just[Read More…]

in News, Other by at 1:13 pm on December 10, 2014
Ausdroid Podcast 128 – Firing up the Scott Plowman Rage Generator 3000

Ausdroid Podcast 128 – Firing up the Scott Plowman Rage Generator 3000

Welcome to episode 128 of the Ausdroid podcast! As you might guess from the episode title, Scott’s back and he’s unimpressed. And he has a lot to be unimpressed about this week, with Telstra, OnePlus, Cyanogen, Google and a few random Nexus devices all coming in for some well-deserved criticism. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Yes,[Read More…]

in Android TV, Cardboard, Phones, Podcast, Rumours, Tablets by at 1:08 pm on December 10, 2014