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Galaxy S6 possibly taken for a run through Antutu with Exynos 7420 processor

Galaxy S6 possibly taken for a run through Antutu with Exynos 7420 processor

2:02 am on February 11, 2015 in News, Phones, Rumours
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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 is almost certainly going to be announced at Mobile World Congress in Spain at the beginning of March, so it’s no doubt nearing completion. With a phone almost ready to unveil, it’s no surprise that someone has put the phone through it’s paces on Antutu, and from the looks of it, the phone is ready to compete[Read More…]

Google wants you to check the security of your account and give you some additional Drive storage

Google wants you to check the security of your account and give you some additional Drive storage

1:42 am on February 11, 2015 in News
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A day late, but yesterday, February 10 was Safer Internet Day. Google is of course a massive presence on the web and in charge of a good deal of personal information. In light of this, Google is encouraging you to partake in a simple 2 minute security checkup for Safer Internet Day and they’re offering a permanent 2GB bump in[Read More…]

Sony announces the Xperia E4 with a curved OmniBalance design

Sony announces the Xperia E4 with a curved OmniBalance design

1:22 am on February 11, 2015 in News, Phones
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Sony has jumped ahead of the expected upcoming smartphone announcements at Mobile World Congress, announcing the Sony Xperia E4. The Xperia E4 is a new mid-range phone which will be available in single and dual-SIM configurations, in Black or White. Sony has shown off a new design with the E4, which they call their ‘curved OmniBalance design’ a move to[Read More…]

NSFW: Ausdroid After Dark, VR Porn on the Gear VR

NSFW: Ausdroid After Dark, VR Porn on the Gear VR

6:00 pm on February 10, 2015 in Accessories, News

Well there really wasn’t much surprise in this one for me personally, it only took a couple of days after the initial announcement of Google Glass for the Adult entertainment industry to make comment that the technology could change their industry by offering the ability to shoot first person perspective scenes. The next step is offering the customer a first[Read More…]

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Mobile providers charging so-called security deposits, and why it’s a bad idea [Opinion]

Mobile providers charging so-called security deposits, and why it’s a bad idea [Opinion]

3:25 pm on February 10, 2015 in Carriers, News, Opinion and Editorial
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When it comes to mobile carriers, it seems opinions are fairly evenly split. There are those who sing the praises of their mobile carrier of choice, and there are those who take to internet forums to decry that same provider. It seems it doesn’t matter which provider it is, there are those who support and those who despise. Besides customer[Read More…]

Samsung’s Smart TVs and Voice Recognition: Always Listening?

Samsung’s Smart TVs and Voice Recognition: Always Listening?

11:55 am on February 10, 2015 in News, Opinion and Editorial

Smart TVs are pretty cool, and can do some nifty tricks, from basics like watching YouTube straight on the TV, through to more advanced features like voice commands. It’s that latter part which has Samsung in a bit of negative press at the moment, and we thought it might be worth a closer look. It’s not strictly an Android topic,[Read More…]

HTC’s CEO and Chairperson sing at their end of year party, and it’s great!

HTC’s CEO and Chairperson sing at their end of year party, and it’s great!

10:34 am on February 10, 2015 in News
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Curating content for your consumption is sometimes a fairly difficult task, and some days, it comes delivered on a platter. Today, we have a video of HTC’s CEO Peter Chou, and HTC’s Chairperson, Cher Wang, singing together at the company’s end of year party. Is it cheesy? Yes. Would it make you cringe? Maybe. Is it good to see a[Read More…]

Microsoft Outlook Preview arrives on Android; looks swish

Microsoft Outlook Preview arrives on Android; looks swish

10:24 am on February 10, 2015 in Apps and Games, News
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Back in the day, Microsoft Outlook was the email program of choice for most business users. It combines email, contacts and calendaring into the one application, making managing the flow of information around corporate offices just that little bit easier. Nowadays, there’s a bit of competition in this space, but Microsoft is still right up there, and with the release[Read More…]

Update: Sony confirms a press conference at MWC; rumour sites have it wrong.

Update: Sony confirms a press conference at MWC; rumour sites have it wrong.

10:07 am on February 10, 2015 in News, Phones, Rumours
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While we’ve heard a lot about what will be happening at MWC 2015, what we’re starting to hear now is about what might not be happening. We’ve seen press invites from HTC and Samsung, and there have been leaks galore about rumoured updates to the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S lines. Sony, however, has been fairly quiet in all of[Read More…]

Review: HP Chromebook 14 G3

Review: HP Chromebook 14 G3

10:00 am on February 10, 2015 in Chrome OS and Devices, Reviews
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After hearing about the impending release of the HP Chromebook 14 G3 featuring the Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, and having previously had experience with the series, I have to say I was more than a little eager to try one out. In fact, I admit that ‘obsessive’ is probably not entirely inaccurate. After what I perceive to be a bit[Read More…]

A sneak peek at the Sony Xperia Z4 front panel, thanks to our Chinese friends

A sneak peek at the Sony Xperia Z4 front panel, thanks to our Chinese friends

9:54 am on February 10, 2015 in Phones, Rumours
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In the “not exactly news” category is the leak of what’s said to be the front panel of the upcoming Sony Xperia Z4. We’re hanging out to see what the rumoured Xperia Z4 will offer, and hopefully we’ll soon find out (though it might not be at MWC 2015; more soon). If these photos of the Xperia Z4 front panel are[Read More…]

Android 5.0.1 leaks for Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Android 5.0.1 leaks for Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

9:47 am on February 10, 2015 in News, OS Updates, Phones

The long-awaited arrival of Android 5.0 Lollipop for Samsung’s devices edges closer to its conclusion (see what we did there?) While the Galaxy S5 has received the Lollipop update in some markets, other devices continue to wait. If you’re a Note Edge user, and particularly keen to engage with risk, then you might like this news. A leaked build of[Read More…]

Update to Skype brings the ability to share photos with online and offline contacts

Update to Skype brings the ability to share photos with online and offline contacts

9:00 am on February 10, 2015 in Apps and Games, News

Microsoft has announced changes to the Skype messaging platform which will give users the ability to share photos with both online and offline contacts. The feature will be contained in a new update to the Skype Android app (and apps on other platforms) which should be coming out shortly. In making the announcement, Microsoft said: Gone are the days when you and[Read More…]

Alibaba takes a strategic $590 Million investment in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu

Alibaba takes a strategic $590 Million investment in Chinese smartphone maker Meizu

8:30 am on February 10, 2015 in News, Phones
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Alibaba is dabbling into the smartphone market with, what the company is calling “a strategic investment” in fellow Chinese smartphone maker, Meizu. The NYSE-listed e-commerce company made the announcement via a statement to the marketplace that it had bought a $590 Million “minority” share in the Guangdong-based Meizu, which has sold more than 1.5 million of its Android-based smartphones in January alone. The move[Read More…]

OnePlus Scraps The Invite System…. On Tuesdays

OnePlus Scraps The Invite System…. On Tuesdays

8:00 am on February 10, 2015 in News
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When OnePlus announced that they were going to be selling their new smartphone to the public using an invite-only system, they copped a lot of flack from the Android community. At the time, they promised that the invite system would only be for a month or two until they could ramp up production. Nearly six months, later the invite system[Read More…]