Ausdroid News for 17 December 2014

Travelling? Enjoy the sounds of your destination with Google Play Music
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Travelling? Enjoy the sounds of your destination with Google Play Music

Google is running a promotion for Google Play Music All Access in some Qantas domestic terminals at the moment, inviting travellers to sample the sounds of musicians and bands that come from their destination city. The ads promote local artists like Guy Sebastian (Adelaide), Troye Sivan (Perth), Jessica Mauboy (Darwin) and Karise Eden (Brisbane) and invites passers-by to tap an[Read More…]

in Google Play, News, NFC by at 10:41 pm on December 17, 2014
Exclusive: Win a PlayStation 4, an Xperia Z3 and a Game Cave from Ausdroid and Sony Mobile!
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Exclusive: Win a PlayStation 4, an Xperia Z3 and a Game Cave from Ausdroid and Sony Mobile!

Looking for an extra present to put under the Christmas tree this year? Maybe you’re after a present just for yourself? We’ve got just the thing for you! Thanks to our friends at Sony Mobile, one lucky Ausdroid reader will win a PlayStation 4, an Xperia Z3, a Dual Shock Controller Mount and a custom-made Game Cave tent in which[Read More…]

in Competitions and Giveaways, Exclusive by at 12:00 pm on December 17, 2014
Google removes High-Quality voices from Text to Speech app because they’re no longer needed
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Google removes High-Quality voices from Text to Speech app because they’re no longer needed

Back in March, Google rolled out several high-quality voice add-ons in their version 3.0 update, but Google has now removed these additions advising they’re no longer needed. According to the What’s New comments on the Google Play store entry for Text-To-Speech, Google advises : Improved quality: our standard quality voices now surpass the quality of the high quality voices from[Read More…]

in Apps by at 11:11 am on December 17, 2014
My Tracks now supports Google Fit integration

My Tracks now supports Google Fit integration

Google Fit has been slowly gaining traction, but so far support from third party vendors has been sort of slow. Thankfully, Google has their own GPS based tracking app, My Tracks. My Tracks was one of the first fitness based apps to update for Android Wear and now they’ve also integrated Google Fit tracking into the mix. The latest update,[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Services by at 9:58 am on December 17, 2014
Moto 360 owners still receiving Android 5.0.1 update – now updated to build version LWX48T
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Moto 360 owners still receiving Android 5.0.1 update – now updated to build version LWX48T

Motorola was apparently supposed to finish rolling out the Android Wear 5.0.1 update to their watches yesterday, however as we saw in comments on our post yesterday, not everyone has received the update yet – and there’s a reason for that. Apparently Motorola has begun pushing a second build of Android Wear 5.0.1 – build version LWX48T – to Moto[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Manufacturer by at 9:27 am on December 17, 2014
Sony announces AOSP support is available for all 2014 released phones
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Sony announces AOSP support is available for all 2014 released phones

Sony have previously announced support for the Android Open Source Project on recent Xperia devices like the Z3, pictured above, but some of the lesser known handsets also released this year missed out. Well, Sony has now corrected this, announcing via the Sony Developer World blog that they’ve rounded out the suite, with every Qualcomm-based device released in 2014 now[Read More…]

in News by at 9:18 am on December 17, 2014
Google adds new functions to Docs, Slides and Sheets apps as well as  ‘Ok Google’ search to Drive

Google adds new functions to Docs, Slides and Sheets apps as well as ‘Ok Google’ search to Drive

Ready for some new functionality in word processing, spreadsheets and presentations? How about a better way to find documents in Drive? Google has you covered, adding updates to their Docs, Slides and Sheets apps as well as a new way to search Drive. Google has advised a new update to their office productivity apps, is rolling out in Google Play,[Read More…]

in Apps by at 9:17 am on December 17, 2014
Pebble’s smartwatches now implement Android Wear notifications
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Pebble’s smartwatches now implement Android Wear notifications

Pebble, makers of what is arguably the first mass-marketed smartwatch for Android and iOS platforms, have released the next version of their Android app in beta, and it adds a pretty cool new feature to the platform. As of version 2.3, Pebble users can now act and reply on notifications direct from their watches, just as Android Wear users can.[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Apps, News, OS Updates, Smartwatch by at 8:45 am on December 17, 2014
Instagram adds 5 new filters and a better way to manage all of them
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Instagram adds 5 new filters and a better way to manage all of them

Apparently we all love filters, well 300 Million users can’t be wrong can they? Well, today Instagram has announced that they’ve introduced five more to the list of filters available, as well as a new way to manage them. Adding new filters is a big deal for Instagram, the last new filters they added, named Mayfair and Willow, were added[Read More…]

in Apps by at 8:42 am on December 17, 2014