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Nexus 5 Spigen cases now available

Nexus 5 Spigen cases now available

Sprigen has not been shy with promoting a Nexus 5 case, but now they have updated their site with much more specific details regarding their Nexus 5 cases. They have gone early and displayed the Neo Hybrid for US $29.99,  the Slim Armor for US $24.99 and the Ultra Hybrid case for US $24.99 as well. The Neo Hybrid has a polycarbonate frame covered with a soft touch TPU skin and is available in Metal Slate, Satin Silver and Champagne Gold. The Slim Armor is a polycarbonate case with TPU at the ends and is available in Infinity White, Champagne Gold and Smooth[Read More...]

by 11:23 AM on October 29, 2013 8 comments Accessories, News
Amazon hosting a huge Halloween app sales, but only through the Amazon Appstore directly

Amazon hosting a huge Halloween app sales, but only through the Amazon Appstore directly

Amazon are looking to cash in on the Halloween holiday with their own halloween themed app sale, but the catch is the sale is only available through their own Amazon AppStore directly. The sale does mainly include halloween themed apps but there are a few non-holiday based apps which seem like a good deal. Here is a list of the games available: House of the Dead Overkill – $4.99 to $0.99 Magicians Handbook – $4.99 to $0.99 Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart (Full) – $4.99 to $0.99 Lost Souls – $4.99 to $0.99 NBA 2K14 – $7.99-$4.99 Breach[Read More...]

by 11:21 AM on October 29, 2013 0 comments Apps, Sale
Microsoft releases Remote Desktop application for Android

Microsoft releases Remote Desktop application for Android

Microsoft, in their transition to a ‘devices and services company’ (whatever that means), seem committed to getting their software onto every device owned by everyone. I for one am all for it – I’m more likely to use a service if it’s available across platforms – and I was quite excited when I heard the news late last week that Microsoft were finally making their own remote desktop application available for Android. If you’re not familiar with remote desktop, it’s a service that’s been integrated into Windows for as long as I can remember, that lets you login to, and[Read More...]

by 11:12 AM on October 29, 2013 13 comments Apps
Nexus 5 Camera Sample pops up on Google+

Nexus 5 Camera Sample pops up on Google+

In February this year, Senior Vice President, Engineering for Google commented on upcoming camera quality in Nexus devices, indicating that Google was aware of the lacking quality of cameras on current and previous generation Nexus devices, now this morning we appear to have gotten our first look at what pictures from the reported 8MP camera on the Nexus 5 will look like. The photo which has since been removed cropped up in an Album in Google+ from user Pavni Diwanji who is listed on LinkedIn as Vice President, Engineering, Google. There were more photos, but they have also been removed[Read More...]

by 11:04 AM on October 29, 2013 3 comments Camera
Aldi Medion 4″ back in stock this Saturday

Aldi Medion 4″ back in stock this Saturday

The Aldi Medion 4″ Dual SIM Smart Phone is back in stock at Aldi this weekend (2nd November). We have reviewed this phone before, and quite liked it for a the price. This time around the phone has been reduced from $149 to $129, with the specifications remaining the same as when originally released back in July. The Full Specs, for the Medion E4002(MD 98388) : 4″ WVGA(800×480) touchscreen 1 GHz Dual-Core CPU 512 MB RAM 4 GB internal storage with microSD slot up to 32 GBr 5.0MP Rear Camera & 0.3MP Front-Facing Camera WiFi, FM Radio, MP3 Player, Video[Read More...]

by 8:19 AM on October 29, 2013 2 comments News, Phones, Sale
NVIDIA Shield Android 4.3 update now rolling out

NVIDIA Shield Android 4.3 update now rolling out

For those that have imported an NVIDIA Shield, we have good news. An Android 4.3 update is rolling out now, and it brings support for “thousands more Android games” according to the NVIDIA Blog. NVIDIA says: Fans of big-screen gaming and entertainment can check out the new Console Mode, which turns SHIELD into a portable living room game console. PC enthusiasts will be thrilled to know PC streaming, now called NVIDIA GameStream, has officially launched. Our over-the-air update also brings Android 4.3 Jelly Bean to SHIELD. And then there’s SHIELD Gamepad Mapper – which turns touch-based Android games into ones[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on October 29, 2013 1 comment OS Update
Rockstar releases iFruit App for Grand Theft Auto – a month and a half after game release

Rockstar releases iFruit App for Grand Theft Auto – a month and a half after game release

After a month and a half, Rockstar Games has finally released their game companion App ‘iFruit’ for Android, joining the GTA V manual that was released a couple of weeks ago. Announced via their Twitter account the App is very late to the party having launched on iOS the same day the game launched (September 17th), although still better off than Windows Phone 8 users who are still waiting. The iFruit app allows you to do a few things, such as customise your car through in-game car modifier – Los Santos Customs. Including the ability to ‘create and reserve custom[Read More...]

by 8:12 AM on October 29, 2013 6 comments Apps
Stock of Android branded Kit Kat bars at Woolworths running out, will not be replenished

Stock of Android branded Kit Kat bars at Woolworths running out, will not be replenished

With Android 4.4 yet to even be released, it seems that stocks of Android themed Kit Kat bars that are supposed to be promoting the launch, which only went on-sale at the end of last month in selected Woolworths supermarkets and Service stations are running low, with some Supermarkets already receiving the standard plain packaged Kit Kat bars only. New boxes of Kit Kat bars arriving in Woolworths stores to replenish stocks, that are currently depleting rapidly due to the supermarket selling the bars at 94¢ this week, are the standard – though still delicious – non-Android themed bars. We[Read More...]

by 6:50 PM on October 28, 2013 9 comments Other
Target to begin selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets and accessories

Target to begin selling Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablets and accessories

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 range is about to head into the ‘Red Spot Boutique’ with the latest Target catalogue listing the three latest tablets in Samsungs ‘Tab’ range. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0″ 8GB Wi-Fi, 8″ 16GB Wi-Fi and 10.1″ 16GB Wi-Fi are only available in White and will go on-sale in Target stores from this Thursday the 31st of October with staff at stores advising that there will be corresponding Samsung branded as well as third party accessories on-sale in their electrical departments. Pricing for the accessories wasn’t immediately available, however the tablet pricing as shown below, matches[Read More...]

by 6:48 PM on October 28, 2013 0 comments News, Tablets
LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

LG G Flex curved-smartphone officially announced, staying in South Korea for now

LG’s first commercially available smartphone, the G Flex, has finally been announced by the South Korean company and it looks like it will be staying in its home country for the time being — launching on all 3 major carriers there. While the naming may suggest the phone is flexible, it really isn’t. Instead the G Flex makes use of a curved 6-inch 720p — no 1080p for now, ladies and gents — OLED display which allows for its curved design. Under the hood you’ll find a 2.26GHz Snapdragon 800 CPU,, 2GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and a sizeable 3,500mAh[Read More...]

by 3:07 PM on October 28, 2013 6 comments News, Phones
Sony Xperia Z Ultra — Review

Sony Xperia Z Ultra — Review

Sony’s 6.4″ phablet dwarfs the competition, but is bigger really better? Sony‘s Xperia Z Ultra is an impressive phone – in physical size, style and technical specifications. On paper the phone looks fantastic and has probably attracted the interest of anyone who likes a large phone. But how big is too big? People scoffed at the Galaxy Note when it was released, but it spawned one of Samsung‘s – and the industry as a whole’s – most popular line of phones. Can the Xperia Z Ultra help Sony pull off the same trick? When I first laid eyes on the[Read More...]

by 8:15 AM on October 28, 2013 15 comments Design, Reviews
The Shoot – Samsung’s Australian short film premiere

The Shoot – Samsung’s Australian short film premiere

Samsung hosted a presentation of Australian short film The Pilgrim Report at the Sydney Opera House on Thursday night. The film is the result of a Samsung-sponsored program called The Shoot, run over the past couple of months in conjunction with the National Insitute of Dramatic Art, in which 10 young filmmakers were selected for an 6 day program to conceive, produce and film the project. Did we mention that they got to work with Australian film director Baz Luhrmann? Over the course of the night, we heard from Samsung’s Arno Lenior, NIDA’s Lynne Williams and Luhrmann himself describing the[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on October 28, 2013 0 comments News
Nexus 5 in white press render leaks with rumoured November 1st launch date

Nexus 5 in white press render leaks with rumoured November 1st launch date

As shown in this leak below from serial leaker @evleaks, the tradition started with the Nexus S and continued through the next two Nexus phones, the white Nexus 5 will again be a Panda Nexus with a black front and white rear, eschewing the all white render which appeared on a Chinese site a week ago. In white. 11/1. pic.twitter.com/5SSmtTGUg7 — @evleaks (@evleaks) October 27, 2013 This leak matches up with the leaked packaging for a white Nexus which popped up last week, which also showed off the White Nexus with a black front. Unlike the leaked render from yesterday,which[Read More...]

by 5:41 AM on October 28, 2013 9 comments Phones, Rumours