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“OK Google, Take a picture”

“OK Google, Take a picture”

The Google Search App (integrated with Google Now) has received an update that allows you to give voice commands to your device to take photos and videos. The “take a picutre” and “take a video” commands are the latest to be added to an ever increasing number of commands you can input by voice such as: “Remind me when I[Read More…]

by 6:05 pm on March 20, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
HoldMyPhone — Accessory Review

HoldMyPhone — Accessory Review

There’s a plethora of mobile accessories out there nowadays. As you’d expect with an industry as huge as mobile telecommunications, the accessories range from the cheap and nasty, to “budget concious”, high quality, impact protection, style/professionalism to the completely ridiculous! You’ve also got to contend with branches of accessories for devices, not getting accessories if you purchase a device that’s[Read More…]

by 5:05 pm on March 20, 2014 10 comments Accessories, News, Reviews
Skype update brings better battery life

Skype update brings better battery life

Regular Skype users throughout the Android world have been looking to alternative apps to connect to the popular messaging client for sometime because of the battery life when using the official app because, well… it sucks! With the release of Skype version 4.7 for Android, your battery can let out a large sigh of relief. The official Skype blog states:[Read More…]

by 1:30 pm on March 20, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Ausdroid’s 4th birthday — Moto G winner, and more prizes to go!

Ausdroid’s 4th birthday — Moto G winner, and more prizes to go!

Today marks the 4th birthday of Ausdroid, and of course, we’re celebrating just a little bit. It’s been a long journey for us, particularly for Buzz and myself who’ve been around since day dot, but also for the rest of the team who’ve been with us for a few years as well. In the lead-up to today’s festivities, we ran[Read More…]

by 12:07 pm on March 20, 2014 3 comments Competition, News
Motorola talks Moto 360

Motorola talks Moto 360

This morning, Jim Wicks, head of Motorola Consumer Experience Design sat down with Barbara Liss from Motorola’s Social Media team for a Google+ hangout. It wasn’t smooth sailing, it was 25 minutes late (perhaps Moto 360 had the wrong time set?) but they eventually got down to brass tacks and talked about the design. To start with, Jim spoke about[Read More…]

by 6:15 am on March 20, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Smartwatch
OnePlus wants to fly one lucky fan to Hong Kong to to feel the back cover of the One

OnePlus wants to fly one lucky fan to Hong Kong to to feel the back cover of the One

OnePlus just announced a range of covers in a variety of different textures for their upcoming debut smartphone the One, but it’s the back of the phone they want everyone to know about. OnePlus has announced a competition to bring one lucky OnePlus fan to Hong Kong to experience the feel of the rear of the One in person. To[Read More…]

by 4:09 am on March 20, 2014 0 comments Competition
OnePlus announces their next big thing – StyleSwap Covers

OnePlus announces their next big thing – StyleSwap Covers

In the world of Never Settle, we’re seeing a lot of new things, but so far that’s all been about specs, but design is also important and OnePlus has their eye on that side of things as well announcing that they’ll be releasing StyleSwap Covers to fit the OnePlus One and they’ll be available in a variety of materials. The[Read More…]

by 2:19 am on March 20, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Manufacturer
Sony begins rolling out Android 4.4 update to Xperia Z Ultra, Z1 and Z1 Compact

Sony begins rolling out Android 4.4 update to Xperia Z Ultra, Z1 and Z1 Compact

Sony has announced via their SonyMobile Blog that they have begun the rollout of Android 4.4 to the Xperia Z Ultra, Xperia Z1 and Xperia Z1 Compact, but as usual it’s only to unlocked devices. There’s quite a bit that’s new in the update including some new PS4 UI stylings which is interesting, but not unexpected as Sony is still[Read More…]

by 1:30 am on March 20, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones
Oppo wants to “Raise the bar” with the launch of the Find 7 in two flavours

Oppo wants to “Raise the bar” with the launch of the Find 7 in two flavours

Oppo has just taken the wraps off its brand new Find 7 smartphone at a presentation in China this evening. The Find 7 is the followup to the company’s well-regarded Find 5, one of the first Android-powered phones to feature a 1080p display. In terms of pushing technological boundaries then, the Find 7’s got some big shoes to fill —[Read More…]

by 8:43 pm on March 19, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Chromecast goes on-sale in 11 more countries – Australia isn’t one of them

Chromecast goes on-sale in 11 more countries – Australia isn’t one of them

Since it’s release in August 2013, the Chromecast has been a much sought after device not only for anyone living in the Google Eco-System, but for anyone, as evidenced by the stock shortages that have plagued the US. But access to the dongle has only ‘officially’ been to those people living in the US but as of today, Google has[Read More…]

by 3:17 pm on March 19, 2014 10 comments Chromecast