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Google Glass updated to XE19.1 – adds cleaner visual interface and better connectivity

Google Glass updated to XE19.1 – adds cleaner visual interface and better connectivity

The international rollout for Glass has begun, so far expanding to the UK, but it will reach our shores eventually. With that in mind, we’re keen to watch development of the platform and today Google has rolled out their latest update – XE19.1. It’s not a massive update, in fact the Support page only lists two updates – Improved connectivity[Read More…]

by 2:00 pm on July 16, 2014 1 comment Glass, OS Update
Minuum shows off their keyboard on the LG G Watch – typing on a watch, may not be stupid

Minuum shows off their keyboard on the LG G Watch – typing on a watch, may not be stupid

Android Wear is certainly a hot topic, developers continue to find new and interesting ways to use the platform, and one of the teams looking at the best way to use it is the team at Minuum, the makers of the minimal third-party keyboard. Minuum have shown off a video of their keyboard working on the LG G Watch. They[Read More…]

by 9:32 am on July 16, 2014 5 comments Android Wear, Apps
Get some Star Trek on your wrist with an LCARS themed Android Wear watch face

Get some Star Trek on your wrist with an LCARS themed Android Wear watch face

We’re still a long way from using your watch to ask Scotty to beam you up, but you can get some Star Trek theming on your new Android Wear watch thanks to the Star Watch watch face now in Google Play. The watch face gives you an LCARS (Library Computer Access/Retrieval System) interface for your watch. The LCARS system is[Read More…]

by 9:03 am on July 16, 2014 3 comments Android Wear, Apps
You can now use any name you want on Google+

You can now use any name you want on Google+

Google+ drew a fair bit of ire when launching the platform, over Google’s insistence on users using their real names. This morning though they have backtracked on this policy advising: ‘there are no more restrictions on what name you can use’. The full announcement was made on the Google+ Google+ page (that got a bit meta!) : Now to see[Read More…]

by 8:28 am on July 16, 2014 2 comments Google Services
MediaTek takes a stab at the high end with the MT6795 a 64-Bit Octa-Core processor with LTE

MediaTek takes a stab at the high end with the MT6795 a 64-Bit Octa-Core processor with LTE

MediaTek is a fairly well known name in the lower end of the smartphone market, but they’re not limited to it, making some headway as makers of one of the first true Octa-Core processors last year. Today they’ve announced another step towards the premium market announcing their latest processor – the MediaTek MT6795. The MediaTek MT6795 processor is a 64-bit,[Read More…]

by 8:08 am on July 16, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer
Charge Icon Pack Released

Charge Icon Pack Released

Remember a few weeks ago I posted an article about a new, unreleased, beautiful icon pack called Charge Icon Pack? Yes? Well the icon pack has now released, and you can pick it up for  $1.60! Ryanconography has a couple of other sexy icon packs, but this one is a hit out of the park. The full app was released[Read More…]

by 7:37 am on July 16, 2014 3 comments News
Google posts Android 4.4.4r2 Factory Image & Binaries for Telstra Nexus 5

Google posts Android 4.4.4r2 Factory Image & Binaries for Telstra Nexus 5

Google has today posted an update on their Factory Images page for the Nexus 5. Designated Android 4.4.4r2 with build KTU84Q, the release is very specifically for the Nexus 5 on Telstra as well as for carrier 2Degrees in New Zealand and the Nexus 5 in India. As well as the factory image, Google has released binaries for the new[Read More…]

by 6:00 am on July 16, 2014 23 comments News, OS Update
Winners of the OnePlus One invite giveaway announced

Winners of the OnePlus One invite giveaway announced

Folks, it’s time to make an announcement. We’ve run the competition to win one of three OnePlus One invites over the last week, and the response has been astounding. Over 1000 entries were received, and our random number generator has been working overtime to find three winners! After confirming this afternoon that the three winners are indeed eligible to win[Read More…]

by and 5:15 pm on July 15, 2014 5 comments Competition, News
Win a double pass to see Jinja Safari perform in Sydney from Samsung Sound

Win a double pass to see Jinja Safari perform in Sydney from Samsung Sound

Samsung recently launched their Samsung Sound home audio system, and to celebrate they’re running a number of gigs over the next few months in Sydney and Melbourne with Australian artists Flight Facilities, Cloud Control and Jinja Safari. First up is Jinja Safari’s Sydney gig on Saturday August 2, 2014 at a secret location, and we’ve got a double pass courtesy[Read More…]

by 1:26 pm on July 15, 2014 0 comments
Craft Beer lovers of Victoria will love Beer Mate – your guide to the best drop down south

Craft Beer lovers of Victoria will love Beer Mate – your guide to the best drop down south

Winery tours have been a big thing in Australian – indeed, world – culture for many years, but wine isn’t to everyone’s taste and the trend towards drinking “Craft Beers” has emerged as a new culture, growing steadily. The Simple Apps Factory has released Beer Mate for Android to guide you through the local Victorian Craft Beer scene. Beer Mate[Read More…]

by 1:24 pm on July 15, 2014 3 comments Apps