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Aldi bringing back the 3G enabled Onix tablet Wednesday the 24th September

Aldi bringing back the 3G enabled Onix tablet Wednesday the 24th September

After launching the Onix branded 3G enabled 9″ tablet for Fathers Day, Aldi must still have some stock left over, with the supermarket chain re-advertising the tablet as going on-sale this Wednesday. The tablet isn’t going to win prizes for high-end specs, but it’s 3G enabled and will satisfy media junkies with a decent enough processor to watch some videos and microSD Card support to really boost the storage and store more videos on. Onix Tablet (AT9-014) 9″ 1024 x 600 TFT 5 point capacitive screen Dual core 1.2GHz CPU 1GB DDR RAM 8GB internal memory 2MP Rear Camera with[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on September 21, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
The Nexus 4 could receive Android L when released

The Nexus 4 could receive Android L when released

We do love the Nexus 4, it’s still a solid handset even approaching it’s second birthday, and there-in lies the problem: it’s nearly two years old. Typically Google has dropped support for Nexus phones around this time, and the impending release of Android L has many Nexus 4 owners worried that their handset won’t receive the update. The lack of Android L developer preview for the handset has added to those worries, but it may be for nought, with several Googlers running Android L on their Nexus 4. According to entries in the Chromium bug tracker, several Googlers have been[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on September 21, 2014 4 comments OS Update
Good Deal: Get a 16GB LG G3, G Watch and a 32GB microSD card for $629 at Harvey Norman this weekend

Good Deal: Get a 16GB LG G3, G Watch and a 32GB microSD card for $629 at Harvey Norman this weekend

Harvey Norman has a “Dollar Deals” promotion on at the moment where you can buy an LG G3 (16GB) for $628, and for $1 more they’ll throw in an LG G Watch and a Sandisk 32GB Ultra microSD card – at least $275 extra value. The phone’s available either in Metallic Black or Silk White, but it doesn’t specify if you get to choose between the black or white G Watch – I’d imagine the back will be more popular. It’s good news for those wanting to pick up a new Android Wear watch and in the market for a[Read More...]

by 4:10 PM on September 20, 2014 9 comments Deal, Phones
Kickstart This: Qimini Deuce is a portable Qi charger with 2,000 mAh battery built in

Kickstart This: Qimini Deuce is a portable Qi charger with 2,000 mAh battery built in

Qimini, the creators of the Pocket wireless charger, are taking it to the next level with the introduction of Deuce, a wireless charger with a built-in 2,000 mAh battery for use in places where USB ports aren’t readily available. The project is now available for backing via Kickstarter, promising a thin and light powerbank with a Qi inductive charging coil to charge compatible devices on the go. Qimini claims that Deuce’s 2000 mAh battery will be able to supply an additional 50% battery life to a Nexus 5, or 45% to a Samsung Galaxy S5. Deuce is just 14mm thick and[Read More...]

by 2:23 PM on September 20, 2014 9 comments Accessories, News
In Pictures: Moto 360 unboxing and first impressions

In Pictures: Moto 360 unboxing and first impressions

It wasn’t easy (or cheap) but I’ve finally got my hands on a Moto 360. After being disappointed by Motorola.com at 2am on 6 September and failing with Google Play and Best Buy, my last option was to pay the premium and get one on the US eBay site – and I went there because prices were inflated to $500+ on the International site with overseas shipping. I bought with domestic shipping and had it delivered to my ComGateway address. I paid AU $40 for Express shipping from ComGateway to Sydney. After watching my shipment tracker all week, my Moto[Read More...]

by 2:14 PM on September 20, 2014 15 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
Get a new Marvel case for your Nexus 7 (2012) for as little as a $1

Get a new Marvel case for your Nexus 7 (2012) for as little as a $1

If you’re still rocking a Nexus 7 (2012), and there’s quite a few of you out there who still are, then you may want to check out your local EB Games store for a bit of a bargain. The store is having another one of their sales and is clearing some of their Nexus 7 (2012) cases. There’s two available on the EB Games website, an official Nexus 7 Travel cover in Pink, or a Spiderman branded Nexus 7 (2012) cover for just $2. Now, that’s the price on the website, but in-store I found the Spiderman branded one on[Read More...]

by 6:09 AM on September 20, 2014 2 comments Accessories
Android phones running Android L and above will come with Encryption by default

Android phones running Android L and above will come with Encryption by default

The revelations regarding spying by the NSA by Edward Snowden, have moved a large number of people to begin caring about their information security. Google had already begun to introduce the idea of encryption of data on phones back in 2011, but people who don’t know Android rarely use it, but all that is about to change. In a report by the Washington Post, Google has advised that from the next release of Android – known currently as Android L – the encryption feature will be enabled by default. With encryption enabled out of the box, encryption keys are stored[Read More...]

by 8:13 PM on September 19, 2014 1 comment Google Services
OnePlus will open limited pre-orders for the One

OnePlus will open limited pre-orders for the One

OnePlus has been under fire since they launched their first phone- the One, due to their one of a kind (for a phone) system of ordering which requires you to scrounge for an invite to even purchase the phone. The invite system has drawn ire from a lot of fans, but that invite system may be close to ending with OnePlus announcing they will begin taking pre-orders for the phone next month. OnePlus is expecting to open the up pre-orders in late October, with stock being immediately allocated as orders are received, or if there’s no stock on hand orders[Read More...]

by 7:47 PM on September 19, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones
New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

New Moto X page is now on Motorola’s Australian website, if you know where to look

The new Moto X is a much sought after item, it’s now on-sale in the US, but when international sales will begin is the next question. As a sign that the launch could be sooner rather than later, you can now check out the website for the new Moto X on the Motorola Australia website. It’s live right now, sort of, with the page not listed from the front-end but is definitely available if you know the right URL – which we do. You can check out the Motorola Australia new Moto X webpage here. It’s essentially a reproduction of[Read More...]

by 6:26 PM on September 19, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Expansys has Moto 360 available today for $375

Expansys has Moto 360 available today for $375

If you’re kind of taken by the Moto 360, and a little frustrated that you can’t get one in Australia directly through the Play Store or from Motorola, you’ve got a few choices. You could try and order online and use a freight forwarder to get your watch to Australia. You’re looking at around $280 AUD, plus whatever your freight charges come to. You could potentially get the Moto 360 to Australia for around $340 I guess, but there’s a bit of mucking around involved, and it won’t be particularly quick. Expansys however have the Moto 360 in stock, with a[Read More...]

by 4:52 PM on September 19, 2014 17 comments Android Wear, Deal
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet — Review

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet — Review

Sony’s mobile evolution in the last 18 months, together with their experience in screen production with their television range, puts them in a really good position to produce quality hardware. After an unfortunate run of lackluster devices the company has rebuilt its reputation in the mobile space, starting with the Xperia Z at the beginning of 2013. The Sony name now stands for quality hardware that goes toe-to-toe with Samsung‘s and HTC’s own flagships, and the company’s 6-month hardware iteration cycle – on its flagship phones, at least – is ensuring that powerful hardware is always available to consumers. We’ve[Read More...]

by 1:54 PM on September 19, 2014 3 comments Design, Reviews
Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is coming to JB Hi-Fi stores in October, $830 for 32GB

Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha is coming to JB Hi-Fi stores in October, $830 for 32GB

We’ve reported previously on Samsung‘s new metal-clad Galaxy Alpha phone, and we were previously advised that the phone will make it to Australia – but we weren’t told when that would be. Yesterday, Tech4Geeks‘ Jens Garcia sent us the above picture of the JB Hi-fi store at Westpoint shopping centre in the Sydney suburb of Blacktown – clearly they knew something we didn’t about the device’s release. We’ve also been tipped that JB will be selling the 32GB version of the Galaxy Alpha for AU $830, and that stock will start arriving in early October. There’s no word on pricing,[Read More...]

by 1:05 PM on September 19, 2014 3 comments Phones, Rumours
Motorola Moto G 4G and Moto E are now for sale at Harvey Norman

Motorola Moto G 4G and Moto E are now for sale at Harvey Norman

It looks like Harvey Norman have finally jumped on board with the popularity of Motorola as they have just listed the Moto G 4G on their website alongside the budget friendly Moto E. The prices are similar to other retailers where the Moto G 4G will set you back $296 and the Moto E (available in white or licorice) will cost you $177. There’s no sign of the new Moto G yet, but who knows, maybe they are getting ready for a shipment along with the Moto 360 and the new Moto X? If you want to know a bit more a[Read More...]

by 7:41 AM on September 19, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones