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Pie Control — Pie For Everyone

Pie Control — Pie For Everyone

For those of you who do not follow the custom ROM (Android operating system) scene, you may not have heard of Pie. Well, you may have heard of pie but not in the Android sense. Pie is the use of a section of the side of the display to trigger a pop-up in the shape of a pie. This pie[Read More…]

by 6:27 am on May 12, 2014 12 comments Apps, Modding, News
Daniel Tyson gets ink for Ausdroid, raising funds for charity in the process

Daniel Tyson gets ink for Ausdroid, raising funds for charity in the process

You may remember a little while back we set the goal of raising some funds for the Ausdroid Community Foundation, and if we met our target, our editor Daniel was going to get an Ausdroid tattoo. Well, if you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen the photo above; we met our fundraising target, and the tattoo is now done! Of course,[Read More…]

by 2:31 pm on May 11, 2014 7 comments News
Off-topic: Check out this 4K time-lapse video shot in New Zealand. It’s amazing.

Off-topic: Check out this 4K time-lapse video shot in New Zealand. It’s amazing.

Sometimes we come across things on the web that we think are so cool, we just have to share them, regardless of any real link to things Android, mobility or technology. This is one such thing. We’ve seen some amazing 4K videos on YouTube lately (since Google enabled the ultra-high res videos), and this is definitely one of the most[Read More…]

by 9:49 am on May 11, 2014 3 comments Other
Do you listen to Google Play Music on a Mac? Try Radiant Player

Do you listen to Google Play Music on a Mac? Try Radiant Player

Google Play Music is a service that we’re quite fond of on Ausdroid; yes, it’s just one of many streaming music players, but this one is Google and its well integrated with our Android devices, and so it gets pride of place. However, we don’t just listen on the go; listening around the Ausdroid office is enjoyable (and helps break[Read More…]

by 8:31 am on May 11, 2014 4 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers out there reading Ausdroid today! It’s also a timely reminder that if you’re reading Ausdroid today, and you haven’t spoken to your mother yet, give her a call and say hello! If you’re quick, you can still enter our competition to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids to help you celebrate, as[Read More…]

by 8:17 am on May 11, 2014 0 comments News
Moto E confirmed by Brazilian phone retailer; specs and photos inside.

Moto E confirmed by Brazilian phone retailer; specs and photos inside.

We just finish publishing a story on how the Moto E was leaked on Motorola’s Facebook page in Mexico overnight, and the leaks just keep coming! This time, Brazilian retailer Fast Shop has published some details of the upcoming Moto E on its online store today, with images and a full list of confirmed specifications. We know the Moto E[Read More…]

by 5:00 pm on May 10, 2014 4 comments News, Phones
Moto E image pops up on Motorola Mexico’s Facebook

Moto E image pops up on Motorola Mexico’s Facebook

  There’s only 3 days to go until Motorola takes the lid off its upcoming device, rumoured to be the Moto E, an even more affordable Android device targeted at developing markets. As you may expect, this is the time for leaks ahead of the release, and an alleged photo of the Moto E has leaked onto Facebook overnight. The[Read More…]

by 4:37 pm on May 10, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
HTC Sense TV update suggests IR blaster in new devices

HTC Sense TV update suggests IR blaster in new devices

Yesterday, my HTC One received an update to the Sense TV app. I’m running a Sense 6 build on my phone, so the update came through the Play Store, and one thing in the changelog stood out to me–‘Fix UI layout for devices with different resolutions’. Out of HTC’s released devices, only the One M7 and M8 and the One[Read More…]

by 10:43 am on May 10, 2014 1 comment Phones, Rumours
Ausdroid highly commended in Best Independent Media category at Technology Journalist Awards (again)

Ausdroid highly commended in Best Independent Media category at Technology Journalist Awards (again)

Last night Daniel and I represented Ausdroid at the IT Journo Awards (affectionately known as the Lizzies), held at the Crystal Ballroom at Luna Park, Sydney. The awards recognise the best of the best across the field of technology journalism, and besides a great night of food, drinks and catching up with colleagues in the industry, there were also some[Read More…]

by 9:47 am on May 10, 2014 7 comments News
Lenovo announces N20 and N20p Chromebooks

Lenovo announces N20 and N20p Chromebooks

Lenovo has taken the wraps off two new consumer-targeted Chromebooks, in the form of the N20 and N20p. While they mightn’t differentiate themselves too much from the competition, they certainly offer a bit more variety into the existing offerings. Both the N20 and N20p share a number of specs: 11.6″ 1366 x 768 displays Intel Celeron (Haswell) CPUs Up to[Read More…]

by 9:25 am on May 10, 2014 0 comments Chromebook, News