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Nexus 7(2013) accessories start appearing – Travel Case, Premium Cover and Screen Protectors

Nexus 7(2013) accessories start appearing – Travel Case, Premium Cover and Screen Protectors

When we finally get a look at the Nexus 7(2013) here in Australia we already know that at least one accessory could possibly be available from Google Play, but it looks like a sleeve may not be the only accessory that will be available for the Nexus 7. Droid-life has found two types of cases as well as a screen protector designed specifically for the Nexus 7(2013) on the US Asus website. The first is the updated version of the multi-coloured Travel Cover. Available in six different colours – Dark Grey/Light Blue/Pink/Orange/Red/Green the case will be a form fitting covered[Read More...]

by 8:32 AM on July 27, 2013 5 comments Accessories, News
Google attempting to clear Nexus 7(2012) from Google Play with free shipping

Google attempting to clear Nexus 7(2012) from Google Play with free shipping

Google is obviously looking to clear out remaining stock of their 2012 model Nexus 7 by offering free shipping – ‘For a limited time only’. The Retail price on the three Nexus 7 variants has however, remained the same : $249 for the 16GB Wi-Fi, $299 for the 32GB Wi-Fi and $349 for the 32GB 3G model. A number of Australian retailers have apparently already begun dropping the retail price of the Nexus 7 which already has no shipping charges on it. The $20 saving will be a small comfort to some, but with the general public beginning to become[Read More...]

by 6:10 AM on July 27, 2013 1 comment Google Play, Tablets
Taronga Zoo from a keepers eye view through Google Glass

Taronga Zoo from a keepers eye view through Google Glass

The zoo keepers over at Taronga Zoo have been given the opportunity to try out Google Glass, they´ve just posted a Youtube video showing off a Keepers eye perspective of the koalas, eagles, giraffe as well as a sooty owl and their enclosures. Overall the keepers seem to be pretty taken with Glass and there is some great video that could only be captured by staff who are able to get up close and personal with these amazing animals. There are practical applications as the keepers note in the video including, transferring valuable information to other keepers as well as[Read More...]

by 6:08 PM on July 26, 2013 3 comments Glass

Improved Photo Spheres in Android 4.3

I LOVE Photo Spheres, but even I’ll admit that they can take a fair bit of effort to get ‘right’. According to Evan Rapoport, once you get Android 4.3 they’re about to get a whole lot better. Evan has advised in a Google+ post, that the Photo Sphere team has been working very hard behind the scenes to add improvements to Photo Spheres that will make them much better. Firstly, alignment and stitching has been improved, horizons will be more level and there will be fewer errors or glitches in your Photo Spheres. Next, they’ve improved exposure compensation for each[Read More...]

by 2:15 PM on July 26, 2013 16 comments News
LG G2 launch dates and battery size leaked

LG G2 launch dates and battery size leaked

If you’re hoping for an earlier release in Australia of the LG G2 than the Optimus G, then you’re in luck, if you were hoping for a co-ordinated global launch then you may not be as happy. According to LG Electronics’ CFO David Jung, who was interviewed by Korean News outlet – The Kyunghyang Shinmun – the release will be staggered. According to Mr Jung, the release will start in August with South Korea before launching in North America and Europe in September and finally to the all other regions in October. Additionally he spoke of the buttons on the[Read More...]

by 11:57 AM on July 26, 2013 2 comments Phones, Rumours
Shifty Jelly looking at implementing Chromecast capability in Pocket Casts

Shifty Jelly looking at implementing Chromecast capability in Pocket Casts

Everyones favourite Android podcasting App – Pocket Casts – could soon have Chromecast capability built-in at least according to a tweet sent out from their twitter feed this morning. https://twitter.com/pocketcasts/status/360552154114686976 There’s not much more to say at this stage, Russell from Shifty Jelly advised that they have a few Chromecast dongles on the way from the US and they’ll be looking through the APIs and Chromecast SDK when they get here to see what they can do. We’re a long way from actually getting it implemented at this stage but so it seems is a release of Chromecast dongles here[Read More...]

by 11:11 AM on July 26, 2013 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
JB HiFi selling the Asus FonePad 3G for $298

JB HiFi selling the Asus FonePad 3G for $298

JB HiFi are offering the Asus FonePad 3G 7″ tablet for $298. Quite a good price considering the price was due to be $329 when it was to be launched just last month. The oversized phone/tablet is a pretty large device for some, but the largish device offers a unique take on the 7″ tablet form factor. Just in case you have forgotten what the FonePad was packing, here are the details: 7″ LED Backlight WXGA (1280×800) Screen IPS Panel Intel Atom Z2420 1.2 GHz CPU 1Gb RAM 8 GB internal storage, 5GB Life Time ASUS Webstorage Space 3 MP Rear Camera auto[Read More...]

by 9:55 AM on July 26, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Sale, Tablets
Asus and Google Facebook competition to win your cash back on the purchase of your Nexus 7 (2012) tablet

Asus and Google Facebook competition to win your cash back on the purchase of your Nexus 7 (2012) tablet

Have you purchased a Nexus 7 (2012) recently? Would you like to win your cash back? If so then this competition might be worth winning! Asus and Google are running a competition on Asus’ Facebook page, where if you buy a Nexus 7 (2012) tablet before August 11 2013, you can win your cash back on the purchase of your Nexus 7! All you have to do is head over the Asus’ Facebook page, click “Like”, complete the form, upload a copy of your purchase receipt and explain in 25 words or less what do you love about your new[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on July 26, 2013 2 comments Competition, Manufacturer, Sale, Tablets
Konami Code is alive and well in Google Play Games

Konami Code is alive and well in Google Play Games

Looks like the inate sense of humour is still present with the techos at Google, with a new Easter Egg being found inside the latest Google release – Google Play Games. The easter egg involves you entering the so called ‘Konami Code’ or ‘Contra Code’ after the game it was first seen in, in a wider US release. The code is essentially Up,Up,Down,Down,Left,Right,Left,Right,B,A,Start – to activate in Google Play games you use swipe gestures for the first part and then a panel appears with three buttons – B, A and Start. Hit them in the correct order and you receive[Read More...]

by 9:28 AM on July 26, 2013 0 comments Apps
Google TV and Chromecast will continue as co-existing devices going forward

Google TV and Chromecast will continue as co-existing devices going forward

With the launch of the Chromecast – a seemingly competing product that plugs into the TV – the under utilised Google TV platform and devices will continue to exist as a standalone product, at least according to a Google+ post from the Google TV team. The Google TV team has spoken of the continued existence of Google TV advising that partnerships for new Google TV enabled HDTVs and set-top boxes are already in the pipeline and will continue to move forward, and at least one member of the Google TV team has also advised via Google+ that Google TV will[Read More...]

by 3:32 AM on July 26, 2013 1 comment Accessories
Nexus 10 sequel coming soon from Samsung says Sundar Pichai

Nexus 10 sequel coming soon from Samsung says Sundar Pichai

The Nexus 10 is possibly one of the best Android tablets on the market, still, with a less than stellar tablet App eco-system, that’s nothing to gloat about. However, despite never releasing sales figures for their first generation 10″ Nexus tablet, it appears that sales of the tablet were good enough, that Google is ready to produce a sequel. A tweet sent from the Wall Street Journals Amir Efrati, states that he was advised by the head of the Chrome and Android teams, Sundar Pichai that a new Nexus 10 is definitely in the works and will be released ‘in[Read More...]

by 3:04 AM on July 26, 2013 4 comments News
Google releases Chromecast Android App to help setup your Chromecast devices

Google releases Chromecast Android App to help setup your Chromecast devices

It’s not even available outside the US yet, and is sold out just about everywhere in bricks and mortar retailers and online, even the Google Play store is advising 3-4 weeks for shipping now, but the Chromecast HDMI key is probably the most popular and intriguing of devices we’ve seen for some time. To help all the possibly thousands of new users setup their new Chromecast, Google has released the Chromecast App for Android. The app is at this stage pretty limited, although most of your Chromecasting will be done from the individual apps, but this app appears to be[Read More...]

by 2:44 AM on July 26, 2013 7 comments Accessories, Apps, Google Play

Check out all the new videos from yesterdays ‘Breakfast with Sundar’ event.

At the Google event yesterday morning there were a number of videos shown, the first of which is the main one. Google has made the event live for all to see so you can watch the full announcement of the Nexus 7, Android 4.3 and all its new features, Google Play Gaming and Google Textbooks and of course Chromecast. There were a number of other videos released at or straight after the event, so sit back relax and see what they have. First up is the Nexus 7(2013), so far has two videos available, the first of which is the[Read More...]

by 2:28 AM on July 26, 2013 1 comment Uncategorized