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Ok Google now compatible with Australian English

Ok Google now compatible with Australian English

The Google Search app on Android has been getting updated fairly regularly of late, the App separated into the Google Now Launcher in late February and during that time Google also added support for ‘Ok Google’ for other languages besides English(US) including it seems English (Australia). That’s right, you can now set your language to English (Australia) and still get[Read More…]

by 9:20 am on March 19, 2014 30 comments Uncategorised
Swiftkey Beta updates to include Evernote and Google+ learning integration

Swiftkey Beta updates to include Evernote and Google+ learning integration

The Swiftkey beta that first introduced Emoji to one of the smartest Keyboard replacements available on Android has added a new trick to its repetoire, the ability to learn from your Evernote Archives and Google+ posts. The introduction of the option to learn from your Evernote Archive was actually brought about by ‘great feedback’ from users from the recent iOS[Read More…]

by 7:43 am on March 19, 2014 0 comments Apps
LG G Watch powered by Android Wear coming soon

LG G Watch powered by Android Wear coming soon

From the company that brought you the fashion accessory phone from Prada, we can expect big things from LG and this morning on the back of the Android Wear announcement from Google, they’ve announced they’ve been working on the G Watch. The LG G Watch will incorporate the Android Wear functionality which means Google Now cards everywhere. There’s very little[Read More…]

by 7:34 am on March 19, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer, Smartwatch
Motorola announces the Moto 360 smartwatch

Motorola announces the Moto 360 smartwatch

Say hello Moto – Hello Moto360 that is, with Motorola this morning announcing one of the first smartwatches that will support the Android Wear ‘wearables’ platform that Google has just announced. It’s a bold new concept for smartwatches – it’s round. While other smartwatches have traditionally been square or rectangular, with the Android Wear SDK supporting round watch faces and[Read More…]

by 7:22 am on March 19, 2014 15 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer, Smartwatch
Google shows what’s up their sleeve with ‘Android Wear’ – it’s all about the wearables

Google shows what’s up their sleeve with ‘Android Wear’ – it’s all about the wearables

As teased by Sundar Pichai at SXSW, Google has today announced their plans for wearables by announcing Android Wear. Android Wear is a about bringing Android to wearables and getting information to you. As expected it’s heavily focused on Google Now and it will be used by a pretty vast array of partners from the Open Handset Alliance(OHA). To start[Read More…]

by 7:04 am on March 19, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, News, Smartwatch
Telstra HTC One receiving Android 4.4 KitKat update now – Optus and Vodafone to follow soon

Telstra HTC One receiving Android 4.4 KitKat update now – Optus and Vodafone to follow soon

The HTC One Android 4.4 update is apparently rolling out as an Over The Air(OTA) update to Telstra Handsets right now. The update, firmware version 4.20.980.1 is nearly 308MB in size and brings about new features as well as bug fixes. The update brings the HTC One up to Android 4.4.2, with Sense 5.5 on-board, the update includes Cloud Print[Read More…]

by 11:58 pm on March 18, 2014 22 comments News
The All New HTC One Australian launch event scheduled for March 27th

The All New HTC One Australian launch event scheduled for March 27th

While the launch of the All New HTC One is set for the 25th of March in London, Australia will get its first look at the phone on the 27th of March when HTC Australia holds their launch event in Sydney. We’ve seen the phone from almost every angle, seen a walkthrough of the software that will come on the[Read More…]

by 4:46 pm on March 18, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Google Play Services 4.3 rolling out now

Google Play Services 4.3 rolling out now

After the announcement of the Google Play Games updates this morning, the Android developers blog has updated to advise that Google Play Services version 4.3 is now rolling out to Android phones world-wide to bring those features announced this morning, further improvements to the Drive API as well as three new APIs – Google Analytics API, Tag Manager, and the[Read More…]

by 4:22 pm on March 18, 2014 0 comments Google Play
Tapit and Google nominated for best Marketing Campaign award in Global Contactless Awards

Tapit and Google nominated for best Marketing Campaign award in Global Contactless Awards

Last year, Google ran an advertising campaign for Google Music, which included NFC enabled posters provided by Sydney based NFC Marketing team Tapit, the team behind a host of successful NFC based marketing campaigns in Australia. The Google Music campaign in Australia took the form of NFC enabled posters placed in selected buses in Sydney, as well as trains in[Read More…]

by 3:54 pm on March 18, 2014 0 comments Uncategorised
Samsung announces the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2″ and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1″ for Australia

Samsung announces the Galaxy NotePRO 12.2″ and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1″ for Australia

Announced in January this year at CES in Las Vegas, Samsung Australia has just announced that their long awaited Galaxy NotePRO 12.2 and Galaxy TabPRO 10.1 tablets will finally be launching in Australia. When announced at CES there was a single NotePro with a screen size of 12.2″, but three TabPRO tablets with screens ranging from 8.4″, through 10.1″ and[Read More…]

by 3:26 pm on March 18, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, Tablets