The Nexus 6 was supposed to come with a fingerprint reader confirms ex-Motorola CEO
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The Nexus 6 was supposed to come with a fingerprint reader confirms ex-Motorola CEO

The discovery in December last year, of code in AOSP which would have supported a fingerprint sensor on the Nexus 6, saw many bemoan the missing component. In an interview with The Telegeraph, former Motorola CEO Dennis Woodside has confirmed the Nexus 6 was indeed supposed to carry one in the dimple on the rear, and spoke about why it[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 12:26 am on January 27, 2015
Oppo celebrates Australia Day with a sale; save up to $100 on Oppo mobiles
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Oppo celebrates Australia Day with a sale; save up to $100 on Oppo mobiles

If you’re in the hunt for a bargain between chowing down on some Lamb Chops or a Sausage sandwich this Australia Day, Oppo Mobile is running a sale on their Australian website, offering up to $100 off the four handsets available. Oppo is only a relatively new entrant to the Australian market, launching back in September last year. Though relatively[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 2:35 pm on January 26, 2015
Add Ambient Display To Your Nexus 5
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Add Ambient Display To Your Nexus 5

One of my favourite things about the Nexus 6 is Ambient Display. This is where notifications are displayed on a black background after you turn the device on (or lift it up in the case of the Nexus 6). Unfortunately, Google has left this out of the Nexus 5 Lollipop code, most likely due to the battery hit it may[Read More…]

in Modding, Podcast by at 2:16 pm on January 26, 2015
Presto TV arrives on Android, Chromecast in tow
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Presto TV arrives on Android, Chromecast in tow

Presto, the Australian Foxtel-owned movie streaming company, has announced that its new Presto TV service is now available on Android. An update to the Presto app now delivers TV series alongside its existing Movies if you’ve subscribed to Presto TV. “Better late than never” is a phrase we’ve often heard in relation to app releases on Android, and this seems[Read More…]

in Apps, Chromecast by at 4:20 pm on January 25, 2015
Google responds to concerns over Jelly Bean WebView Security
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Google responds to concerns over Jelly Bean WebView Security

It hasn’t been long since there was a bit of uproar about Android security. In particular, concerns centred on the older version of WebView that forms a part of Android 4.3, which is no longer being actively maintained by Google. WebView? WebView was a system component (it now is updatable separately from the OS) that allows 3rd party apps to[Read More…]

in Google Services, News, OS Updates by at 9:03 am on January 25, 2015
How To: Ensure ChromeOS updates when using mobile data or wifi hotspots
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How To: Ensure ChromeOS updates when using mobile data or wifi hotspots

Chromebooks are great, they generally keep themselves up-to-date, grabbing updates in the background and only prompting you to restart when absolutely required. But it doesn’t work that way all the time. If you’ve noticed that your Chromebook isn’t updating, there could be a reason why, and it’s likely due to you being tethered to a mobile hotspot. By default, a[Read More…]

by at 9:00 am on January 25, 2015
Bring Instagram pictures back to your Twitter feed with this Chrome Extension

Bring Instagram pictures back to your Twitter feed with this Chrome Extension

Back in the old days, before they sold out to Facebook, Instagram was a common staple of everyone’s Twitter feed. The embedded cards would show the Instagram pic without having to leave the Twitter webpage. Then Facebook decided to turn off Twitter card support, meaning you had to open links in Instagram tweets to view them. But with this Chrome[Read More…]

in News by at 8:30 am on January 25, 2015
Australia Day sales on Apps, Games, Movies, TV, Books and Magazines hit Google Play
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Australia Day sales on Apps, Games, Movies, TV, Books and Magazines hit Google Play

In time for the upcoming public holiday on Monday, Google has launched their Australia Day sale on Google Play. There’s a range of discounts on offer, as well as just showing off some Australian made content. Google Play Movies and TV has a lot of great Australian content included, there’s a number of Movies on-sale like The Castle and The[Read More…]

in Bargains, Google Play by at 12:35 pm on January 24, 2015
Ausdroid Investigates: HTC One (M9) Hima design all but confirmed, leaked straight from HTC
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Ausdroid Investigates: HTC One (M9) Hima design all but confirmed, leaked straight from HTC

This photo, taken of a Sony Xperia Z3 (or perhaps a Z2) gives a lot more away than you think. This photo clearly shows the reflection of a phone with HTC branding on the rear, which looks suspiciously like the photos we posted the other day. It’s not a high quality photo, nor does it reveal much else about the[Read More…]

in Exclusive, Phones, Rumours by at 10:35 am on January 24, 2015
ADB and Fastboot coming to ChromeOS soon – development of Android Apps on Chrome becoming a reality
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ADB and Fastboot coming to ChromeOS soon – development of Android Apps on Chrome becoming a reality

Google has been making their two operating systems a little more interactive, ChromeOS and Android have seen a number of features recently which have made using the two a little more easy. MTP Support and of course Android apps on Chrome are but two, but development of Android apps on ChromeOS has been a little behind, but maybe not for[Read More…]

in Chrome OS by at 9:02 am on January 24, 2015