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Google updates Android Wear companion app ahead of Android Wear feature update
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Google updates Android Wear companion app ahead of Android Wear feature update

Google announced support for GPS and on-device music playback paired with Bluetooth headset compatibility and downloadable watchfaces last month. Google today started pushing out an update to their companion app this morning which looks to be paving the way for the update. With the big Android Wear update rumoured to begin hitting Android Wear devices in the middle of this[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Apps by at 12:05 pm on October 8, 2014
Woolworths offering deals for purchasing Google Play Gift Cards
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Woolworths offering deals for purchasing Google Play Gift Cards

Since Google released Gift Cards in Australia, we’ve seen them slowly expand availablity to more stores, and we’ve seen some deals starting to show up. This week Woolworths is running a deal if you want to purchase some Google Play Gift Cards. In this weeks Woolworths catalogue, you’ll find an offer for $10 off your shopping when you purchase $50[Read More…]

in Bargains, Google Play by at 11:32 am on October 8, 2014
HTC confirms wearable plans, coming at some stage next year
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HTC confirms wearable plans, coming at some stage next year

Will they, won’t they? HTC was named as a hardware partner when Google first launched the platform all the way back in March, alongside Asus, LG, Motorola and Samsung but while the others have at least announced their smartwatch, HTC has so far remained quiet on their plans. That has now changed with Jason Mackenzie and Drew Bamford from HTC[Read More…]

in Android Wear by at 11:03 am on October 8, 2014
Oneplus One update: Claims to fix touchscreen issues
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Oneplus One update: Claims to fix touchscreen issues

The Oneplus One by Cyanogen has been something of a success story; Labelling themselves as the 2014 “Flagship Killer” with people waiting months to get their hands on an invite, but there’s a dark side to jumping onboard a startup train. Bugs… quite a few of them if I’m brutally honest, both Scott and I have one and we’re both[Read More…]

in News by at 10:43 am on October 8, 2014
LG G Watch R arriving in South Korea this week
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LG G Watch R arriving in South Korea this week

When LG announced the G Watch R in August at IFA it was said to be arriving in the fourth quarter of 2014. The Wall Street Journal then came across information that suggested that October would be the month of release. Now LG Korea have officially announced via their Korean website that the G Watch R will be officially released[Read More…]

in Android Wear, News by at 9:29 pm on October 7, 2014
Samsung begins pushing Android 4.4 out to Galaxy S4 handsets
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Samsung begins pushing Android 4.4 out to Galaxy S4 handsets

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is no longer the flagship phone for Samsung, but the phone still sold in massive numbers and we’ve been expecting Android 4.4 for the handset for a while, now Samsung has begun pushing the Android 4.4 update out for the Galaxy S4. We’ve been advised by a reader that their Optus GT-i9507 model is now receiving[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, OS Updates, Phones by at 9:03 pm on October 7, 2014
Rumoured monster phablet from Sony hits the AnTuTu treadmill, struts its stuff
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Rumoured monster phablet from Sony hits the AnTuTu treadmill, struts its stuff

It looks like Sony has been busy in Dr. Frankenstein’s lab. New benchmarks have surfaced via AnTuTu of a device dubbed the Xperia Z3X, and theĀ specs are rather beastly. According to the AnTuTu benchmark, Sony have managed to shoehorn a 6.2″ screen with QHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution and a gargantuan 4GB of RAM into this rumoured successor to the[Read More…]

in News, Phones, Rumours by at 8:27 pm on October 7, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge available NOW from Yatango – below Australian RRP
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge available NOW from Yatango – below Australian RRP

Yatango Shopping has announced that both of Samsung‘s new Note products – the Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge are now available for sale. If you’re waiting for the Australian release of these products, you might want to pay attention. Yatango’s products are compatible with Australian 3G and 4G networks (although as pointed out in the comments they are[Read More…]

in Bargains, News by at 3:45 pm on October 7, 2014
HP 10 Plus 10″ Tablet launches for under $300
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HP 10 Plus 10″ Tablet launches for under $300

HP has made a bit of a reputation for themselves here, and around the world for releasing products with little, to no fanfare. Earlier this year their latest Chromebook update began selling in JB Hifi with no announcement, and now the HP 10 Plus, a 10″ Android Tablet has cropped up at JB Hifi as well. The tablet is selling[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Tablets by at 8:00 am on October 7, 2014
ZTE Blade Vec 3G now available from JB HiFi for $249
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ZTE Blade Vec 3G now available from JB HiFi for $249

It seems ZTE is beginning to add more of their own smartphones to the market, with the latest being the Blade Vec 3G popping up on JB HiFi’s website for $249. The ZTE Blade Vec 3G offers some decent specs for a mid range phablet, although at only 5″ what defines a phablet these days? The price is pretty decent,[Read More…]

in Bargains, Manufacturer, Phones by at 7:30 am on October 7, 2014