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Huawei Ascend G6 — Review

Huawei Ascend G6 — Review

Huawei has been evolving in front of our eyes for the last couple of years. Bit by bit, device by device, the Chinese manufacturer has been releasing handsets designed to appeal to a more upmarket customer than some of the bargain-basement handsets we’ve seen them deliver in the past. Until recently, a Huawei handset has meant “cheap and cheerful” –[Read More…]

by 9:28 am on June 12, 2014 7 comments Reviews
Google I/0 2014 app now available

Google I/0 2014 app now available

The 2014 Google I/O app is now available to download from the Play Store, ahead of the two-day event on June 25 & 26 at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco. Even if you’re not attending the conference, you can still browse the schedule and mark the topics you’re interested in. Sessions can be added to your calendar, and times displayed[Read More…]

by 9:18 am on June 12, 2014 5 comments Apps, News
Aussie movie rental company EzyFlix lands Chromecast deal

Aussie movie rental company EzyFlix lands Chromecast deal

With the Chromecast dongle only available in Australia for two weeks, video streaming service EzyFlix is the first local service to add Chromecast support to its iOS, Android and desktop apps. The updates, which have begun to roll out to users, make EzyFlix the first Australian service to support UltraViolet movie streaming to home entertainment gear. Users have been able to[Read More…]

by 7:32 pm on June 11, 2014 9 comments Chromecast, News
Swiftkey keyboard updates to version 5 goes free with Emoji included

Swiftkey keyboard updates to version 5 goes free with Emoji included

Swiftkey has just announced their latest version of their popular keyboard – Swiftkey 5 is now live on Google Play. The new keyboard brings a couple of new features from previous betas, including Emoji and a number row, as well as introducing a new feature which will help pay for the now free keyboard – that’s right, the app which[Read More…]

by 5:59 pm on June 11, 2014 6 comments Apps
Google Glass and MyGlass updates brings new features

Google Glass and MyGlass updates brings new features

With each update to Google Glass or the MyGlass app it feels as though Google must be getting close to launching the wearable technology to retail buyers. The next update to Glass perhaps has an indicator that we’re getting very close, a Google Now card for the Fifa World Cup; the selection of national teams has appears in the sports[Read More…]

by 1:55 pm on June 11, 2014 2 comments Glass, News
1Password password manager finally comes to Android – free until August 1

1Password password manager finally comes to Android – free until August 1

AgileBits has joined the Android password management fight with the long-awaited release of 1Password for Android, and it’s making the service free until August 1 to entice new users. 1Password joins an increasing number of password management solutions on Android such as LastPass, PasswordGenie and more that store, encrypt and decrypt passwords. Services like this are becoming increasingly important as[Read More…]

by 11:55 am on June 11, 2014 3 comments Apps
Nokia X — Review

Nokia X — Review

Nokia finally delivers a phone running Android – is it worthy of their name? Ask just about anyone what their first phone was, the usual answer will be “some Nokia phone”. My history with mobile phones is littered with Nokia models, from the analogue Nokia 2100 to the 5110, 8210 and 3350. When Nokia failed to truly embrace the oncoming[Read More…]

by 11:12 am on June 11, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Google purchases satellite imaging firm Skybox Imaging for $500 Million

Google purchases satellite imaging firm Skybox Imaging for $500 Million

Satellite imaging firm Skybox Imaging has announced overnight that they have been purchased by Google. Google has been a market leader in mapping, with Google Maps one of the best and most used services in the world. A large component of the Google Maps experience has always been the Satellite view and the purchase of Skybox Imaging will help to[Read More…]

by 10:21 am on June 11, 2014 1 comment News
Google now offering Australians $6 of Google Play credit with the purchase of a Chromecast

Google now offering Australians $6 of Google Play credit with the purchase of a Chromecast

Google’s play for the TV and Video market in Australia has been a very slow one, Google was extremely late bringing Google Play Movies, to our shores and even later bringing TV content. With the launch of Chromecast in Australia, they’re beginning to get serious about making a dent in the massive juggernaut that is Apple’s iTunes eco-system, but to[Read More…]

by 10:02 am on June 11, 2014 11 comments Chromecast
LG G Watch spec sheet and possible UK release date and pricing surfaces

LG G Watch spec sheet and possible UK release date and pricing surfaces

We’re about to see a whole heap of Android Wear, that is if Google I/O delivers what we all expect, and it’s circulating that Google will be handing out the LG G Watch as a giveaway for developers to play with to encourage development on the platform. But what’s under the hood? According to @upleaks, who last week supplied a[Read More…]

by 9:25 am on June 11, 2014 2 comments Android Wear