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Humble Mobile Bundle 10 adds three more premium titles to the bundle

Humble Mobile Bundle 10 adds three more premium titles to the bundle

The Humble Mobile Bundle 10 has been running for a week now and that means it’s time to add some games. The Humble Mobile Bundle 10 has added three new games this morning, adding them at the premium level which means you’ll have to have paid above the premium price of US$3.89 to grab them. The games added this morning[Read More…]

by 6:13 am on January 27, 2015 1 comment Apps, Deal
Facebook takes aim at developing markets with a lightweight Android app

Facebook takes aim at developing markets with a lightweight Android app

Last year Facebook engineers made a trip to Africa, where they experienced first-hand what it’s like to use their app on networks with low bandwidth in the wild. This lead to a cut-down version of the app and today they’ve gone even further releasing Facebook Lite for a limited market. The Facebook Lite app is a cut-down version of the[Read More…]

by 1:45 am on January 27, 2015 3 comments Apps
The Nexus 6 was supposed to come with a fingerprint reader confirms ex-Motorola CEO

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…]

by 12:26 am on January 27, 2015 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Oppo celebrates Australia Day with a sale; save up to $100 on Oppo mobiles

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…]

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

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…]

by 2:16 pm on January 26, 2015 3 comments Modding, Podcast
Presto TV arrives on Android, Chromecast in tow

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…]

by 4:20 pm on January 25, 2015 7 comments Apps, Chromecast
Google responds to concerns over Jelly Bean WebView Security

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…]

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

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 9:00 am on January 25, 2015 3 comments
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…]

by 8:30 am on January 25, 2015 0 comments Extension
Australia Day sales on Apps, Games, Movies, TV, Books and Magazines hit Google Play

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…]

by 12:35 pm on January 24, 2015 11 comments Deal, Sale