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Waiting for Android Wear tomorrow? Choose some watchfaces

Waiting for Android Wear tomorrow? Choose some watchfaces

If you’re like some of us, you might be anxiously waiting for your brand new Android Wear device to arrive as early as tomorrow. Android Wear ships with a select few number of watch faces built in, but (just like the Pebble in this regard) it’s possible to install third-party watch faces that might meet your needs better than the[Read More…]

by 5:38 pm on July 6, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Apps, News
Griffin Survivor case for Samsung Galaxy S5

Griffin Survivor case for Samsung Galaxy S5

One of the privileges (if you can call it that) of retaining Ausdroid’s Galaxy S5 in my office is that I get to play with accessories that get sent through for one of the year’s most popular Android devices. Last week, Griffin sent me a Survivor case (you can see it above, albeit on a Galaxy S3) designed for the[Read More…]

by 9:23 am on July 6, 2014 0 comments Accessories, News
Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

Nexus 8 spotted on shipping manifest entering India

Google’s Nexus 7 (2013) is fast approaching the one year anniversary of its announcement, it’s currently out of stock on Google Play and we’re told that the tablet is marked as End-Of-Life in the inventory systems of some Australian retailers. So, what will replace the tablet? Talk at this stage has been around the Nexus 9, or Volantis as it’s[Read More…]

by 9:16 pm on July 5, 2014 3 comments Rumours, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy F purportedly shows up in the wild

Samsung Galaxy F purportedly shows up in the wild

The Samsung Galaxy F, the premium version of the Galaxy S5 has been rumoured for months, even showing up in renders in Gold and Clear, now, as you can see apparently shown up for real. The phone in the picture shows a clearly metal edged phone, with Samsung stylings. The phone shows not a lot of bezel, but just enough[Read More…]

by 3:21 pm on July 5, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Exclusive: Qualcomm retracts DMCA takedown request and apologises to those involved

Exclusive: Qualcomm retracts DMCA takedown request and apologises to those involved

Updated 08/07. On Thursday night, we reported on a DMCA takedown request issued by Qualcomm via Cyveilance to over 100 GitHub repositories over alleged copyright infringement. This morning, Qualcomm has responded to our requests for further information by responding with a retraction, as well as an apology to project maintainers affected by the takedown notice. A Qualcomm representative spoke to[Read More…]

by 12:50 pm on July 5, 2014 5 comments Exclusive, Legal, News
Samsung Gear Live shipping to Australian customers now from Google Play

Samsung Gear Live shipping to Australian customers now from Google Play

After LG G Watch customers began receiving shipping notifications from Google that their Android Wear was rolling out from Google Play in Hong Kong, it appears that customers who purchased the Samsung Gear Live are also receiving their shipping notifications as well. The Samsung Gear Live is apparently shipping out of Hong Kong via courier Aramax just as the G[Read More…]

by 8:55 pm on July 4, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
LG G Watch begins shipping to Australian customers

LG G Watch begins shipping to Australian customers

The LG G Watch is on its way. We’re seeing the shipping notifications for orders placed for the LG G Watch through Google Play in Australia, arrive in customers mailboxes. Orders are shipping out of Hong Kong, through carrier Aramex – a change from FedEx, who handled the rollout of the Nexus 5 last year. While many are lamenting the[Read More…]

by 2:21 pm on July 4, 2014 4 comments Android Wear, Other
Samsung Galaxy Tab S – Launch Report; Australian hands-on with the 10.5-inch model

Samsung Galaxy Tab S – Launch Report; Australian hands-on with the 10.5-inch model

Samsung hosted a number of journalists – including yours truly – for an overnight stay at Sydney’s QT Hotel last night for the local launch of the Galaxy Tab S series. We got a bit of hands-on time with the 8.4- and 10.5-inch models in the demo area before dinner. The 8.4 inch is a portrait device with a weight[Read More…]

by 2:03 pm on July 4, 2014 8 comments Tablets
Screen protector for LG G3 Mini shows up from Australian accessory manufacturer Aerios

Screen protector for LG G3 Mini shows up from Australian accessory manufacturer Aerios

The LG G3 has not yet launched in Australia, but that hasn’t stopped rumours of a G3 Mini being products, and today we’ve seen a screen protector from Australian screen protector company Aerios adding fuel to the rumour fire. There’s little to be gleaned from the image, which shows that even with the ‘Mini’ name attached, the screen is still[Read More…]

by 12:59 pm on July 4, 2014 0 comments Accessories
University of Melbourne and Monash University students present – UNIHACK Melbourne

University of Melbourne and Monash University students present – UNIHACK Melbourne

It’s a little off-topic (ok, a lot), but bear with us. One of our friends whom you all may know from regular appearances on the Podcast – Terrence Huynh from TechGeek.com.au – is involved in a great initiative involving students from the University of Melbourne and Monash University, who have teamed up for a hackathon they’ve dubbed UNIHACK Melbourne. UNIHACK[Read More…]

by 12:58 pm on July 4, 2014 2 comments Other