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Sydney Opal users can now purchase new Opal card smart wallets for their smartphones

Sydney Opal users can now purchase new Opal card smart wallets for their smartphones

We’ve previously reported that the NSW Government and Cubic Systems Australia (makers of London’s Oyster Card) had released a couple of Opal Card smartcard wallets and holders for Samsung Devices earlier this year. Transport for NSW have announced another series of colourful smart wallets which stick to the back of your smartphone to hold your Opal Card in place. According to the[Read More…]

by 4:59 pm on July 12, 2014 4 comments Accessories, News
Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony Xperia Z3 leaks again – this time with a phone behind the front panel

Sony is not one to rest on their laurels when it comes to building new phones. Working to what seeems a 6 month product life-cycle, they’re on track to release the Xperia Z3 at IFA in September and the phone is determined to see the light of day, first showing up as a mere front panel, it’s now out in[Read More…]

by 10:20 am on July 12, 2014 9 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Get Chromecast Screen Mirroring on more devices (Root required)

Get Chromecast Screen Mirroring on more devices (Root required)

Google launched Screen Mirroring from Android to Chromecast only a couple of days ago, but it’s fairly limited. Google announced that while limited to a few devices, it’s expected to roll out to more devices soon. But why wait? This being Android the option to jump the line and start mirroring your screen to Chromecast is now open thanks to[Read More…]

by 9:59 am on July 12, 2014 1 comment Chromecast, Modding
Cutomisable Quick Settings possibly coming to Android L

Cutomisable Quick Settings possibly coming to Android L

When Google introduced the Quick Settings in Android 4.2 it brought about a way to quickly access frequently used settings and toggles normally hidden away. Limited though it was, custom ROM makers quickly addressed this, adding the ability to customise what appeared in the Quick Settings menu, now it seems Google may do the same in the upcoming full release,[Read More…]

by 9:44 am on July 12, 2014 1 comment Google Services
New Dead Zebra Android Minis to be released at San Diego Comic Con

New Dead Zebra Android Minis to be released at San Diego Comic Con

At Ausdroid we love the Android Minis created by Andrew Bell and other artists then sold through Dead Zebra, and every year at Comic Con, Andrew announces a limited edition set for sale at the show. In keeping with the theme of Comic Con, Andrew has announced that there will be a new series of his popular Heroes & Villians[Read More…]

by 5:53 pm on July 11, 2014 1 comment Accessories
Nokia Treasure Tag WS-2 — Review

Nokia Treasure Tag WS-2 — Review

Editor’s Note: This review has been contributed by @AdrianGHughes – please make him feel welcome! There’s been a marked increase in the number of “device finders” in the last couple of years. These are small bluetooth keychains and dongles that you can attach to something valuable, and use a companion app on your smartphone or tablet to alert you when[Read More…]

by 12:50 pm on July 11, 2014 7 comments Accessories, News, Reviews
Retro gaming with the JXD S7800b Android-powered portable console

Retro gaming with the JXD S7800b Android-powered portable console

Editor’s Note: We don’t cover many Android-based gaming consoles here on Ausdroid, so we jumped at the chance to publish a review of the JXD S7800b, imported by Jason Weber of Dark Side of the Pants – please make him feel welcome! Having previously owned an NVidia Shield, I’ve been looking for an Android gaming device to satisfy an itch[Read More…]

by 11:45 am on July 11, 2014 12 comments Other, Reviews
The OnePlus One: A Comprehensive Review

The OnePlus One: A Comprehensive Review

Late last year a new company emerged from China headed by Pete Lau, a former VP of Oppo – a pretty well-established Chinese phone manufacturer. The name of the new company was OnePlus and they quickly introduced their idea of a phone, which was a no compromise device with the motto – Never Settle. From inception to announcement, OnePlus built[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on July 11, 2014 13 comments News
Good Deal: Get a Chromecast delivered from Dick Smith today for $39

Good Deal: Get a Chromecast delivered from Dick Smith today for $39

The retailer who originally leaked the impending launch of the Chromecast in Australia is offering the cheapest price we’ve seen it selling for in Australia yet – just $39. Normally priced at $49, the Chromecast is available for just $39 using the code SUPER10. As a bonus Dick Smith is offering free delivery on Google’s popular HDMI dongle. This only[Read More…]

by 8:14 am on July 11, 2014 21 comments Chromecast, Sale
Samsung announces new Quad-Core Exynos processor the ModAP with built-in LTE modem and ISP

Samsung announces new Quad-Core Exynos processor the ModAP with built-in LTE modem and ISP

Samsung has today moved into exciting new territory with their Exynos line of processors, introducing the Exynos ModAP processor with a built-in LTE-A modem. The announcement is a step forward for Samsung, who has been unable to deliver a complete solution for LTE devices with their Exynos line, until now. The Exynos ModAP includes a quad-core Application Processor built on[Read More…]

by 5:47 am on July 11, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer