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There’s a really rude Android vs Apple easter egg in Google Maps right now
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There’s a really rude Android vs Apple easter egg in Google Maps right now

Google loves easter eggs, but we get the feeling that the latest one that’s been discovered may have snuck in without official approval. The latest easter egg has shown up in Google Maps, if you go to a location near Islamabad in Pakistan you’ll be able to check out the old Android Bugdroid relieving itself all over the Apple Logo.[Read More…]

in Other by at 9:21 pm on April 24, 2015
Apple might not be too keen on Android Wear for iOS, and is rejecting Pebble apps [Updated]
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Apple might not be too keen on Android Wear for iOS, and is rejecting Pebble apps [Updated]

It was a little while back now that we looked at Google preparing Android Wear for integration with iOS as well as Android. As you might expect, with Apple launching their own ‘competing’ smartwatch, perhaps they wouldn’t take too kindly to other smartwatch platforms trying to make themselves available to Apple’s users. Well, there’s no perhaps. Apple has taken to[Read More…]

in Android Wear, News by at 4:59 pm on April 24, 2015
Push directions from your desktop to your phone with Google Maps
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Push directions from your desktop to your phone with Google Maps

In a Google+ post in the early hours of this morning, Google have announced that they have expanded the capabilities and integration of your Desktop Google access and maps on your phone. By simply typing “send directions” into Google on your desktop machine, you’ll be able to push directions from there to your mobile device quickly and easily. Very handy[Read More…]

in Google Services, News by at 10:48 am on April 24, 2015
Australian broadcasters aren’t ready for the launch of the Nexus Player
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Australian broadcasters aren’t ready for the launch of the Nexus Player

Google will launch the Android TV platform into Australia next week with the arrival of the Asus-built Nexus Player through Dick Smith as well as JB Hi-Fi, and possibly even through the new online Google Store. As a TV platform though, the biggest question is will there be anything to watch on the platform? Android TV The make or break[Read More…]

in Android TV, Apps, News by at 9:00 am on April 24, 2015
Google by the numbers – Q1 2015 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q1 2015 earnings report

Google has today released their earnings report for the first quarter of 2015, which ran until March 31st. The earnings statement shows that advertising is still Google’s main business, Google saw aggregate paid clicks rising 13% over last year but their cost-per-click has dropped by 7%. So, what are the big numbers : $17.3 billion revenue for Q1, up 12%[Read More…]

in News by at 6:30 am on April 24, 2015
[Updated] Nope. Nvidia makes Shield Console even more attractive with 500GB storage option
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[Updated] Nope. Nvidia makes Shield Console even more attractive with 500GB storage option

Update: Looks like this was an error. According to Android Central, Nvidia has advised that this is a developer edition which was erroneously put up on the main site. According to Nvidia: A SHIELD partner development kit was erroneously listed on our website today as a product. For clarification, NVIDIA has not launched a 500 GB SKU for SHIELD. The[Read More…]

in Android TV by at 5:03 am on April 24, 2015
Acer launches another 15.6″ Chromebook powered by Intel this time
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Acer launches another 15.6″ Chromebook powered by Intel this time

Acer launched the industries first 15.6″ Chromebook at CES earlier this year. Powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1, the Chromebook wasn’t to everyones liking. Today at their next@acer event in New York, Acer has unveiled a new Chromebook, again with a 15.6″ screen but this time around powered by an Intel Celeron processor. The Chromebook 15 – model # CB3-531 –[Read More…]

in Chrome Devices by at 5:00 am on April 24, 2015
Samsung invites developers to get early access to their next smartwatch – Spoiler: It’s round!
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Samsung invites developers to get early access to their next smartwatch – Spoiler: It’s round!

Samsung has gone quiet on smartwatch development of late. After a slew of devices hit the market, Samsung pulled back, rethought their strategy, and is apparently nearly ready to re-enter the market with a new product. But before they do, they want a great app eco-system first, and so they’re calling on developers to check out their new Gear SDK[Read More…]

in Smartwatch by at 4:00 am on April 24, 2015
Google Keep gets better Android Wear integration to take notes on the go

Google Keep gets better Android Wear integration to take notes on the go

Google Keep is quite a handy note taking and list making app, but its utility with Android Wear has been limited, which is strange for a Google app, but from today, that’s no longer the case. Google has today announced that Keep is getting better Android Wear support, you will now be able to view notes on your Android Wear[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Apps by at 3:33 am on April 24, 2015
Twitter introduces new Highlights feature

Twitter introduces new Highlights feature

Twitter can be great, but it can also be a chore sometimes depending on how many people you follow and how active they are. Trying to catch up on a 1000 or more tweets in the morning can put you off in the long run, so Twitter is trying to make it easier, introducing ‘Highlights’, to give you a summary[Read More…]

in Apps by at 3:19 am on April 24, 2015