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Report: Savvytel back in action

Report: Savvytel back in action

In the midst of the ISPOne chaos last week, it surfaced that MVNO Savvytel was also suffering some difficulties, finding themselves unable to supply customers with recharges. But now they’re advising that everything is looking much better, according to a post on their website. Regular Ausdroid reader Kungfutigerr, has pointed us towards the Savvytel homepage which now displays a banner which seems to have been placed on the site just over 2 days ago, apologising to customers for any issues they had recharging or purchasing items from the company: In case you are wondering, Savvytel do utilise the Optus 3G[Read More...]

by 11:09 PM on August 22, 2013 0 comments Carriers, News
Google Now updated to provide car rentals, concert tickets and more

Google Now updated to provide car rentals, concert tickets and more

Google Now is a great tool, it provides some pretty great contextual information based on time, date, locations as well as serving up information on upcoming events and your recent searches and it’s getting better, if you live in the US at least. It seems that Google has added a few new tricks, equipping it with cards for keeping track of car rental and concert tickets as well as adding the ability to share commuting information and get better notification on public transit such as when the last bus/train leaves and updated TV cards and NCAA Football results. The full[Read More...]

by 10:53 PM on August 22, 2013 16 comments Apps, News
LG has plans for a Smartwatch, Tablet and more Phablets

LG has plans for a Smartwatch, Tablet and more Phablets

It seems that European LG executives are able to speak about plans for the company with almost no restrictions. We heard from LG Mobile’s European VP Kim Won back in May who laid out plans which included a tablet – and a later redacted statement on the Nexus 5. And now an LG Excecutive from Bulgaria by the name of Dimitar Vulev, the Manager of Mobile communications products has spoken with Bulgarian news site Dnevnik. He spoke of the success of the current L Series II line of phones as well as the still selling original L Series, which contributed[Read More...]

by 10:08 PM on August 22, 2013 0 comments News, Smartwatch
Receive reminders at just the right time and place now with Google Keep

Receive reminders at just the right time and place now with Google Keep

The latest update to Google keep is rolling out some new pieces of functionality to their note taking app – reminders and multi-account support. While you’ve had the ability to make to-do lists in Google Keep since its inception, there has been a lack of prompting to actually do something about some of those lists until now. The latest update which is rolling out through Google Play adds a reminder function that can be set as a either a time based reminder at either a general or specific time and date or as a location based reminder, the location based[Read More...]

by 9:41 PM on August 22, 2013 4 comments Apps
LG files new trademarks, possible hints a future Google TV devices

LG files new trademarks, possible hints a future Google TV devices

It seems that with Google Glass and Chromecast taking up much action within the media recently, Google TV has taken a somewhat back seat, until now. LG has filed a pair of trademark applications that could possibly mean the company is certainly looking at manufacturing more Google-powered TV sets according to a report on Android Community. The trademark applications, which were filed last week, have been given the names of “LG G TV” and “LG Perfect Picture”. With Perfect picture it could possibly mean anything from a TV set to a tablet displays, to smartphone screens, maybe something else, who[Read More...]

by 9:01 PM on August 22, 2013 0 comments Manufacturer, News
Sony shows of a hint of Honami with a picture of a dedicated power button.

Sony shows of a hint of Honami with a picture of a dedicated power button.

The Sony Mobile Twitter feed has released a teaser for a new phone tweeting with the hashtag #BestOfSony. Now, with very few products on the horizon, the most obvious candidate is the oft rumoured Sony Honami or Z1 as it could possibly be announced as. It’s the smartphone everyone’s been talking about… not long now #bestofSony pic.twitter.com/y3Zo3RlV7c — Sony Xperia (@sonyxperia) August 22, 2013 There’s not much to the tweet and the photo merely shows a dedicated photo button nested next to what could be either a volume rocker or power button, depending on the button placement on the phone[Read More...]

by 8:47 PM on August 22, 2013 7 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Yatango makes a deal with Kogan Mobile Customers to port over

Yatango makes a deal with Kogan Mobile Customers to port over

With the collapse of ISPOne, Kogan Mobile customers were facing having to find and change to a new provider in the next 30 days. But it appears that Ruslan Kogan has not been quiet in the background in the last couple of days, and they’ve arranged a deal with Yatango to help their customers transition. Kogan has been sending out emails to their customers which have been received by both Geoff and myself offering a chance to move over to their service and trial their service for 30 days for free. For Kogan customers, the deal includes : Unlimited Talk[Read More...]

by 8:33 PM on August 22, 2013 6 comments Carriers, News
Australia Post launches new Parcel Send App

Australia Post launches new Parcel Send App

Australia Post has announced via their Twitter account, that their new Parcel Send App, which allows the user to Pay for postage and order a pick up, all from their mobile device is ready to download. The Parcel Send App brings the following benefits to users: Process customer orders 24/7 on your mobile device Choose to have your parcels collected, starting at a flat rate of $5.50* for a next business day, off-peak pick up in selected locations between 10am – 3pm* Can be used for both domestic and international parcels Track your parcels on their journey Save your frequently[Read More...]

by 7:33 PM on August 22, 2013 13 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Google Play Gift Cards on-sale now at Woolworths stores

Google Play Gift Cards on-sale now at Woolworths stores

It looks like Google Play Gift Cards are now in the wild, with the Woolworths store, located at Town Hall in George Street, Sydney selling them to Ausdroid reader Beau. After finding the cards on-sale inside the Woolworths App Beau was able to purchase a $20 Gift Card. The Woolworths App is showing $20, $30 and $50 denominations as available as we reported, if your store has indeed got them in stock but not on display they may actually sell them to you if you show them the listing in the app : At this stage, Google Australia has not[Read More...]

by 3:28 PM on August 22, 2013 49 comments Accessories, Google Play
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active – to be available on contract exclusively on Vodafone

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active – to be available on contract exclusively on Vodafone

The Samsung Galaxy S4 Active has been available at AllPhones and coming to TeleChoice stores for almost a week, but has just been announced as being officially on-sale in Australia. The Galaxy S4 Active is now available to pre-order from Vodafone on a 24 Month contract on their $60 plan with an additional $5 per month handset repayment on top. This plan includes 1.5GB of Data and infinite standard National voice calls to other Vodafone mobiles, it also includes infinite national and international SMS. To check out the full details, check out the Vodafone website. The Galaxy S4 Active, Specs[Read More...]

by 3:09 PM on August 22, 2013 4 comments Carriers, Phones
MoDaCo.SWITCH for the Samsung Galaxy S4  launches for IndieGoGo backers tomorrow

MoDaCo.SWITCH for the Samsung Galaxy S4 launches for IndieGoGo backers tomorrow

Users who backed Paul O’Brien’s IndieGoGo campaign to bring MoDaCo.SWITCH to the Galaxy S4 will receive the first beta build in the next couple of days. For those of you who are unaware of MoDaCo.SWITCH, it’s a project by Paul which allows the HTC One, and now the Galaxy S4, to boot between their manufacturer ROMs — Sense UI and TouchWiz respectively — and the Google Play Edition ROMs of the devices, all whilst keeping the app data intact. MoDaCo.SWITCH for the Galaxy S4 i9505 supporters… Beta 1 will be online TOMORROW! — Paul O'Brien (@PaulOBrien) August 21, 2013 If[Read More...]

by 10:55 AM on August 22, 2013 9 comments News, OS Update, Phones
Field Trip comes to Google Glass, gives more information on the places around you

Field Trip comes to Google Glass, gives more information on the places around you

Some of you may already be familiar with the app Field Trip. It gives you information on the places and activities which you can do in the places around you. For instance, if you’re near or at a significant landmark it will give you information about that specific landmark. Before today you could only get Field Trip on Android and iOS, but now you can get it on Google Glass. So now you can get information on locations around you while you’re looking directly at them which is very cool. The Glass app can pair with your phone so that[Read More...]

by 10:46 AM on August 22, 2013 0 comments Apps, Glass, News
Samsung announces Galaxy Golden, Android flip phone

Samsung announces Galaxy Golden, Android flip phone

Samsung have announced another Android powered flip phone for the Korean market. The phone features two 3.7-inch Super AMOLED touchscreens, runs Android 4.2.1, powered by a 1.7GHz Dual-Core CPU, and has an 8MP rear camera. The Galaxy Golden is targeted at the older generation of users with its larger buttons. It also has a pedometer built in to make the most of S Health which is also installed on the device. It also includes an FM Radio and a $700 price tag, so it might not be the best buy given its price, especially when the Galaxy S4 has the[Read More...]

by 10:33 AM on August 22, 2013 4 comments News, Phones