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Pre-Order now open for the Sony Xperia M2 Dual-SIM from MobiCity

Pre-Order now open for the Sony Xperia M2 Dual-SIM from MobiCity

MobiCity announced overnight that it has opened pre-orders for the Sony Xperia M2 Dual-SIM smartphone, which was announced alongside the Xperia Z2, at Mobile World Congress(MWC) back in February this year. Just in case you have forgotten what the Xperia M2 Dual-SIM smartphone is offering, here is a list of full specs: 4.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen (960 x 540p) 1.2GHz[Read More…]

by 11:39 am on May 17, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Sale
Google adds elevation data to Google Maps biking directions

Google adds elevation data to Google Maps biking directions

When you’re going for a bike ride, you’re always at least wary of how big the hills you’re going to encounter along your route are, but now Google has solved that problem by adding elevation information to their bike directions – at least on desktop. The feature will only show up if you’ve activated the new Google Maps – who[Read More…]

by 11:30 am on May 17, 2014 0 comments News
Telstra Pre-Paid offering the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 for $249

Telstra Pre-Paid offering the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 for $249

Looking over at Telstra’s website recently, it seems Telstra has added the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 to its line up of pre-paid devices. Design wise, the Samsung Galaxy Ace 3 is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy S3, although spec wise, the phone has is quite a step down. But it’s still quite a decent mid-range phone which includes LTE.[Read More…]

by 11:14 am on May 17, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Sale
Chromecast support coming to Firefox very soon

Chromecast support coming to Firefox very soon

Chromecasting a tab from Chrome is pretty cool – at least for those people who’ve got a Chromecast – and it looks like Firefox could be adding that trick to their repertoire very soon. According to notes from a weekly meeting at Mozilla, Chromecast and Netcast support could be coming to a test build of Firefox as early as the[Read More…]

by 11:04 am on May 17, 2014 0 comments Apps, Chromecast
Google acquires Word Lens makers Quest Visual to help make Google Translate better

Google acquires Word Lens makers Quest Visual to help make Google Translate better

Google pretty much wins when it comes to translation software, but there’s been one company making a name for themselves when it comes to visual translations – Word Lens, but Google Translate is about to improve that aspect of their game, with Quest Visual – makers of the Word Lens app – today announcing that they’ve been acquired by Google.[Read More…]

by 10:46 am on May 17, 2014 1 comment Apps
Google I/O Schedule now online – focus on ‘design, develop and distribute’

Google I/O Schedule now online – focus on ‘design, develop and distribute’

Google I/O is on again, this time running over two days – 25-26th of June – as usual at the Moscone Centre in San Francisco. This morning the Google Developers team has released their schedule of events and this year they’re focusing on ‘design, develop and distribute’. The schedule is available over on the Google I/O website, and starts off[Read More…]

by 10:26 am on May 17, 2014 0 comments Events
Many Epson printers can  now be used with Android KitKat printing support

Many Epson printers can now be used with Android KitKat printing support

Android 4.4 KitKat introduced a fairly cool new feature for people who simply must have some things on paper, allowing direct printing from your Android device to a supported printer. Unfortunately, most printers weren’t supported to begin with, with primarily HP printers on the list. Epson have now released an enabler app to the Play Store which will allow users[Read More…]

by 6:34 am on May 17, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Google Now will now remind you to pay (some of) your bills

Google Now will now remind you to pay (some of) your bills

  A little while back, when an update to the Google Search for Android app showed some hidden strings, it looked as if Google Now was going to remind you to pay your bills. Now, it seems, it will be doing precisely that. Shown above, the Bill Reminder card will appear when a bill notification of some kind is scraped[Read More…]

by 6:25 am on May 17, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Google Maps now gives you “quick facts” about the biggest tourist attractions worldwide

Google Maps now gives you “quick facts” about the biggest tourist attractions worldwide

Google Maps has been given a small update to include a new info card containing quick facts when you look up popular tourist attractions. Shown above, the new expandable window “quick facts” gives you bite sized factoids about some of most famous locations around the globe, including places here in Australia such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House[Read More…]

by 9:59 pm on May 16, 2014 1 comment Apps
Australian HTC One M8s receiving an update to 1.54.710.8 — All Carriers

Australian HTC One M8s receiving an update to 1.54.710.8 — All Carriers

If you’re the owner of an HTC One (M8) in Australia, you’ve probably seen reports on US Android blogs a few weeks ago about a pending software update. It doesn’t bring the much-awaited jump to Android 4.4.3 — Google hasn’t pushed that yet — but it does bring some new features, bug fixes and other things which are kind of exciting. I[Read More…]

by 11:43 am on May 16, 2014 12 comments News, OS Update, Phones