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Google Calendar update brings options to hide G+ Birthdays and new 7-day view

Google Calendar update brings options to hide G+ Birthdays and new 7-day view

12:53 pm on February 28, 2015 in Apps and Games, Google Play and Services, News
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We’re a bit late to this one, but we only just received the update here yesterday, so please forgive us. Google Calendar has received an update this week, and it’s a bit of a significant one, so much so that Google actually took to publishing a changelog for it: See more events at a glance with 7-day week view and[Read More…]

Motorola will begin offering Moto Maker customisation for the Moto 360

Motorola will begin offering Moto Maker customisation for the Moto 360

4:24 am on February 28, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches, News
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Motorola is looking to expand their customisation service, Moto Maker, to include their successful Android Wear watch, the Moto 360. According to Wired, the service will launch next month, at least in the US, offering customers the chance to customise their watch before having it shipped to them. The service will offer three different colours of watch body: silver, black,[Read More…]

Commonwealth Bank readying a Tap and Pay solution for every Android 4.4 device

Commonwealth Bank readying a Tap and Pay solution for every Android 4.4 device

9:42 pm on February 27, 2015 in Exclusive, News, NFC
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The Commonwealth Bank Android App has been around for a while, and it’s been fairly useful for a while, too. Of all the mobile banking applications I use, I have to say I quite like the Commonwealth’s, but the Tap and Pay feature is one I can’t use, because I don’t have an iPhone or a compatible Samsung device. It’s[Read More…]

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Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge appear in Sprint advertising leak

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge appear in Sprint advertising leak

9:14 pm on February 27, 2015 in News, Phones, Rumours

It’s basically confirmed now, and short of hearing it from Samsung’s mouth (which we expect to in a few days), the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge will be unveiled at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. The phones look as shown above, and besides a few specs and key information on availability and pricing, there’s not much more you need to[Read More…]

Boost Mobile simplifies its prepaid recharges, moves to 30-day expiries

Boost Mobile simplifies its prepaid recharges, moves to 30-day expiries

4:07 pm on February 27, 2015 in Carriers
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Boost Mobile is making changes to its prepaid recharge options which will take effect from March 31 2015. The company is moving expiry to 30 days and the minimum recharge amount to $20, and simplifying their add-on packages with a single $10 option. Boost’s existing $10/5 day and $20/15 day “UNLTD” recharge options will no longer be available, to be[Read More…]

Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

Citymaps goes global with a revised Android app and further funding

11:24 am on February 27, 2015 in Apps and Games, News

Citymaps, a company based in the USA, has been for a little while now been trying to create a mapping platform that is personalised, customisable, social, and designed for a mobile-first world. Overnight in New York, they’ve announced that they’re launching their social mapping app globally through an app update. The app update is rolling out to existing users now[Read More…]

iA Writer makes the jump to Android

iA Writer makes the jump to Android

11:10 am on February 27, 2015 in Apps and Games

iA Writer, until now only avaiable on iOS and Mac, today made a giant leap to debut on Android. The company behind the app, Information Architects, made the announcement via their blog, and gave a little insight as to why it has taken them so long to make the jump. In their post, they explain that the team was concerned[Read More…]

Sundar Pichai hints that Hangouts and Photos may split from Google+

Sundar Pichai hints that Hangouts and Photos may split from Google+

10:03 am on February 27, 2015 in Apps and Games, Google Play and Services
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There have been rumours for some time now that Google might split some of its better-received and frequently-used features out of Google+ and it seems from recent comments by Chrome and Android boss Sundar Pichai that this may well be the case. In a pre-MWC interview with Forbes, Pichai stated that he thinks certain features should be split out of[Read More…]

Google announces they will begin trialling ads in Google Play

Google announces they will begin trialling ads in Google Play

9:12 am on February 27, 2015 in Android Development, Google Play and Services
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Since launching as Android Market back in 2008, Google has sold, or distributed a lot of content through their digital content store, which is now known as Google Play. In the last year alone they’ve shelled out over $7 billion to developers, but with the increasing amount of apps available, developers are having a hard time getting their apps known,[Read More…]

Move over Google Wallet, Android Pay is coming

Move over Google Wallet, Android Pay is coming

3:19 am on February 27, 2015 in Google Play and Services
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On the back of rumours of an update coming to Google Wallet, it seems that another payments system could be on the way from Google, this time centred around Android. According to an article from Ars Technica, the new system, called Android Pay, will be built from the ground up for Android Developers. Android Pay will allow developers to more[Read More…]

Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

9:42 pm on February 26, 2015 in Apps and Games, News, Other News

Authy, the cloud-based two-factor authentication service, has announced this week that they are in the process of being acquired by cloud communications services provider Twilio. Twilio and Authy have had a long-standing relationship with one another, Twilio having been selected by Authy back in 2012 to power the sending of authentication codes via SMS and phone calls worldwide. Authy founder[Read More…]

Purported Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge images appear online

Purported Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge images appear online

9:41 pm on February 26, 2015 in News
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With only a few days until Samsung announces the latest instalment of the Galaxy S line, it appears that the cat is out of the bag. Images are popping up all over the Internet showing the Galaxy S6 in all it’s glory, so we decided to pop them all into one post so you can decide for yourself: real or[Read More…]

Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G to its prepaid offerings

Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G to its prepaid offerings

8:20 pm on February 26, 2015 in Carriers, News, Phones
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Vodafone has quietly added a new budget 4G device to its prepaid service with the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G for $249. The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G is a pretty descent offering for a lower spec prepaid smartphone. The full list of specs include: 4.5″ WVGA TFT display (800 x 480) 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor Adreno[Read More…]

HTC also wants you to watch their launch event on the web

HTC also wants you to watch their launch event on the web

5:13 pm on February 26, 2015 in News
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If the next big thing from HTC has you interested, but you can’t quite make it to Barcelona, then a web stream is your best bet. HTC has put up a landing page on their US site, which is offering to let you ‘Watch the Announcement LIVE From Barcelona, March 1st’. The announcement is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm local[Read More…]

Optus and Scentre Group have partnered up to offer Wi-Fi connectivity in Westfield shopping centres

Optus and Scentre Group have partnered up to offer Wi-Fi connectivity in Westfield shopping centres

5:06 pm on February 26, 2015 in Carriers, News
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Accessing data while on the move is still quite the expensive proposition, but being able to surf the net while out shopping can be beneficial in getting more information about the product you’re looking for (as well as price-checking), so what are you to do? Well, Optus has today announced that they have partnered with Scentre Group to offer Wi-Fi[Read More…]