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System dump from now-confirmed HTC One (M9) shows some interesting tidbits

System dump from now-confirmed HTC One (M9) shows some interesting tidbits

11:01 am on February 19, 2015 in News, Phones, Rumours
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While we’ve now had some tacit confirmation that HTC has something planned for the HTC One line come MWC 2015, we still don’t know all there is to know about the device. The leaks are speeding up though, so I’m thinking that come 1 March 2015, there won’t be too much that’s left unknown. One thing we know now is[Read More…]

Dell launches Chromebook 11 in Australia for $369

Dell launches Chromebook 11 in Australia for $369

8:30 am on February 19, 2015 in Chrome OS and Devices, News
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After a protracted wait, Dell has brought their first Chromebook to the Australian market, launching the Dell Chromebook 11 on their Australian Business site. The Dell Chromebook 11 is a versatile machine with a fairly decent spec, although the 11.6″ LCD display still has a disappointing 1366×768 resolution. Nevertheless, the Chromebook 11 is powered by 4th Generation 1.4GHz Intel Celeron[Read More…]

Next Maintenance Release for Android set to arrive in March

Next Maintenance Release for Android set to arrive in March

6:21 am on February 19, 2015 in News, OS Updates, Phones
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Google’s next update for Android, leaked recently as Android 5.1 on their Android One phones could be arriving next month, at least according to HTC’s Mo Versi who has advised the date to a customer on Twitter. While we’ve seen Android One handsets with Android 5.1, there has so far been no factory images, OTA updates or other indications that[Read More…]

Qualcomm announces new mid-range Snapdragon 400 & 600 processors with high-end features

Qualcomm announces new mid-range Snapdragon 400 & 600 processors with high-end features

1:47 am on February 19, 2015 in News

Qualcomm has announced four new mid-range Snapdragon processors, announcing two new Snapdragon 400 and two new Snapdragon 600 processors with advanced new LTE modems and capabilities. All the new processors use either the new X8 LTE or X5 LTE modem from Qualcomm, with the X8 LTE capable of Cat 7 4G LTE, offering 300 Mbps down and 100 Mbps up,[Read More…]

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You can disable or enable sounds on Facebook’s Android app

You can disable or enable sounds on Facebook’s Android app

6:15 pm on February 18, 2015 in Apps and Games, News

If you’ve used Facebook recently, you’ve probably noticed a rather annoying new addition included in a recent update — the Facebook app for Android makes a whole lot of weird noises when you interact with its user interface elements. If you haven’t, open the app now and have a listen, chances are they’re there, unless you’ve turned them off. The[Read More…]

Samsung moves on to teasing wireless charging for ‘The next Galaxy’

Samsung moves on to teasing wireless charging for ‘The next Galaxy’

4:59 pm on February 18, 2015 in News, Phones
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Samsung, as has been their tradition for the past few years, has been steadily building hype for the release of the next Samsung Galaxy flagship. They’ve addressed the camera in their first series of teasers, but now it seems like they’re moving on to power for the next round, and from some of the associated releases, that could include wireless[Read More…]

Action Launcher 3.2 rolls into Google Play with new features, changes and fixes

Action Launcher 3.2 rolls into Google Play with new features, changes and fixes

4:22 pm on February 18, 2015 in Apps and Games

Chris Lacy has today released a massive update for his popular launcher replacement: Action Launcher. The 3.2 update for Action Launcher brings about a number of new features, as well as some fixes and some minor behavioural changes within the app. The big new features include the inclusion of QuickPage which allows you to add a page you can access[Read More…]

Reply To WhatsApp, Hangouts, And More From Your Computer With Pushbullet

Reply To WhatsApp, Hangouts, And More From Your Computer With Pushbullet

3:09 pm on February 18, 2015 in Apps and Games, News
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Pushbullet have released a new update which allows users to reply to WhatsApp, Hangouts and a number of other messaging apps via a desktop computer, instead of having to pull your phone out of your pocket. Pushbullet has already made syncing notifications from your phone to your computer easy, but now the ability to reply to messages makes it even[Read More…]

VLC is bringing Chromecast support to Android

VLC is bringing Chromecast support to Android

3:02 pm on February 18, 2015 in Android TV and Chromecast, Apps and Games, News
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We’ve been big proponents of Chromecast since it was first announced, and we had them in Australia before they were on sale here. In short, it’s pretty clear that Ausdroid loves the Chromecast, and we know you guys do too — the versatile media streaming dongle has made getting your media, content and games on the TV a breeze, and[Read More…]

HTC warms up the hype train for the MWC launch of the HTC One M9

HTC warms up the hype train for the MWC launch of the HTC One M9

2:35 pm on February 18, 2015 in News

Mobile World Congress will see a number of launches of new phones from at least three of the big manufacturers and one of the most hotly anticipated is the new release from HTC. While Samsung started their teasers last week, HTC has now begun by teasing the launch of what’s expected to be the HTC One M9. Tweeting from the[Read More…]

Galaxy Note Edge retail model receiving Lollipop update

Galaxy Note Edge retail model receiving Lollipop update

2:25 pm on February 18, 2015 in News, OS Updates, Phones
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The Lollipop update for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has begun, and rather than beginning in a far flung corner of Europe like Poland as seems to have become the norm, it’s arriving first here in Australia. SamMobile is reporting that the Galaxy Note Edge (SM-N915G) is receiving the Android 5.0 update as a 1018.12MB OTA. The update brings with[Read More…]

Android One heading to the Philippines with two new phones

Android One heading to the Philippines with two new phones

5:32 pm on February 17, 2015 in Android One

The rollout of Google’s low-cost phone initiative, Android One, continues, this time heading to the Phillipines. Cesar Sengupta has announced via the Asia-Pacific Google Blog, that two new phones: the Cherry One and the MyPhone Uno will launch in the country in the coming weeks. The phones will retail at around P5000 (around AU$145) and bring the same specs as[Read More…]

HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 cases appear on AliExpress

HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 cases appear on AliExpress

4:43 pm on February 17, 2015 in Accessories, News, Phones
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Shown above is one of the dozens of case options available for the HTC One M9, before it’s even been confirmed. AliExpress, which sells cases in single units and in bulk lots, frequently has cases available for phones before they’re announced, and they’re usually pretty close to the mark. Seeing that they have both HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy[Read More…]

HTC One M9 name spotted on HTC’s website

HTC One M9 name spotted on HTC’s website

4:27 pm on February 17, 2015 in News, Phones
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In the lead up to MWC 2015, HTC’s latest flagship phone has definitely been one of the worst kept secrets in the industry. In the latest news, HTC have themselves contributed to the rumour mill, with blog TechTastic noticing that HTC have made several references to the HTC One M9 in the source code for their website, as shown below:[Read More…]

GlobalGig offers mobile data roaming in 84 countries, with new 4G support

GlobalGig offers mobile data roaming in 84 countries, with new 4G support

3:00 pm on February 17, 2015 in Carriers, News
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It used to be that if you travelled the world and wanted to remain connected, you had three choices. Pay exorbitant roaming fees, carry a collection of SIM cards with you, or be a slave to cafe wireless hot spots. Vodafone Red Roaming made a big difference to that when it launched, but there is another option out there in[Read More…]