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Chromebook Pixel 2 possibly in the works

Chromebook Pixel 2 possibly in the works

7:39 am on February 13, 2015 in Chrome OS and Devices, Rumours
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The Google Chromebook Pixel was a hit and miss in terms of release. It was a hit in terms of high-end hardware which runs beautifully, but a miss in terms of pricing and wide-spread acceptance. But it seems that Google may be working on a sequel, with a number of different factors, including a photo, pointing to a Chromebook Pixel[Read More…]

OnePlus introduces the Oxygen OS team and talks about plans for their new ROM

OnePlus introduces the Oxygen OS team and talks about plans for their new ROM

7:09 am on February 13, 2015 in News, Phones

Since the protracted breakup of OnePlus and CyanogenMod began, the need for a new OS for their phone was evident. OnePlus announced that Oxygen OS would be the new ROM for their phone, indeed their new phones moving forward and today they’ve introduced the team who will be developing it, and a little about it. Meet Team Blue Team Blue,[Read More…]

LG will bring VR for G3 to Australia in March

LG will bring VR for G3 to Australia in March

1:16 pm on February 12, 2015 in Google Cardboard and Glass, News, Phones
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LG Australia has announced that it will bring the company’s VR for G3 headset (a plastic version of Google’s Cardboard VR headset custom-built for its G3 phone) to Australia in March. VR for G3 was announced for the US earlier this week. It’s based on Google’s official Cardboard designs, so it’ll be compatible with anything that works with Cardboard. The[Read More…]

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Samsung’s Milk Music service is now available in Australia

Samsung’s Milk Music service is now available in Australia

11:41 am on February 12, 2015 in News
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Samsung this morning announced that their Milk Music streaming service is now available in Australia as an exclusive for owners of Samsung devices. The service, powered by Slacker, offers free access to a large number of streaming radio stations and its dial-based interface allows you to fine-tune your preferences within a number of categories. There are also Spotlight stations that[Read More…]

Lenovo Australia opens a new e-store for education offering up to 35% off their entire range

Lenovo Australia opens a new e-store for education offering up to 35% off their entire range

8:00 am on February 12, 2015 in Chrome OS and Devices, News, Tablets
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As the new school year gets under way, Lenovo Australia has launched a new online education store, offering a discount to teachers and students on Lenovo hardware and services. The new store, which is accessible via a login, requires a ‘.edu.au’ or ‘.k12’ email address to access, but offers a pretty substantial 35% saving on Lenovo hardware, there’s also up[Read More…]

Humble Cartoon Network Bundle update adds three more games to the list

Humble Cartoon Network Bundle update adds three more games to the list

7:30 am on February 12, 2015 in Apps and Games

The Humble Cartoon Network Bundle has updated with three more games coming to the bundle adding even more value to an already great set of games. The new games on offer are being made available if you pay above the average price, which at this stage stands at US$6.26. The new titles being added are : Adventure Time: Fionna Fights,[Read More…]

Qualcomm set to take a big financial hit in Chinese anti-trust dispute

Qualcomm set to take a big financial hit in Chinese anti-trust dispute

7:15 am on February 12, 2015 in News
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US-based semi-conductor designer and manufacturer Qualcomm, is set to settle a 14-month long anti-competition investigation with a US$1 billion dollar fine, payable to Chinese regulators. Reuters have reported that the fine is penalty for what has been described as anti-competitive practices that have been employed by Qualcomm, with the company also set to lower their patent royalty payments in the[Read More…]

Dropbox for Gmail: Chrome Extension

Dropbox for Gmail: Chrome Extension

7:00 am on February 12, 2015 in Chrome OS and Devices, News
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Dropbox have released a beta of their Chrome Extension, Dropbox for Gmail, whichis now available through the Chrome Webstore. The extension is pretty simple and as you’d expect given the name. Once installed, the extension adds a Dropbox icon to your action bar, which then allows you to add a Dropbox file link into a new message in Gmail. Once[Read More…]

Android Wear devices off to a slow start according to Canalys

Android Wear devices off to a slow start according to Canalys

6:53 am on February 12, 2015 in Android Wear and Smartwatches
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After releasing mid-year in 2014, Google’s Android Wear is off to a slow start according to market research and analysis firm Canalys.com. In a new report released today, the company advised that of the 4.6 million smart wearable bands sold in 2014, only 720,000 of those were Android Wear devices, with the rest of the sales being divided by Xiaomi[Read More…]

Ausdroid will be at MWC 2015 in Barcelona

Ausdroid will be at MWC 2015 in Barcelona

3:43 pm on February 11, 2015 in News
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Hey everyone, We’ve had a bit of a secret and now it’s time to let you in. Daniel will be off to MWC 2015 in Barcelona in just under two weeks, to cover all the big news from HTC, Samsung, Sony, and whoever else throws together a press conference. We floated the idea of crowdfunding this a little while back,[Read More…]

Snapchat users beware: latest update may be using up your data unintentionally

Snapchat users beware: latest update may be using up your data unintentionally

3:11 pm on February 11, 2015 in Apps and Games, News
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Users of popular instant photo sharing app Snapchat should keep an eye on the data used by the app in the latest updates, as there are reports that the latest version of the app is chewing through background data like its free. As you can see in the screenshot below, one Snapchat user has found that while they were aware[Read More…]

Possible Sony Xperia Z4 makes Geekbench appearance

Possible Sony Xperia Z4 makes Geekbench appearance

2:54 pm on February 11, 2015 in News, Phones, Rumours

With speculation mounting over whether Sony will or will not have a press conference at MWC 2015, the rumour mill is still moving along at a fair pace about the possible Xperia Z4 announcement. There have been leaked specs, images, and even components, but what we haven’t seen is anything concrete. We may not get that concrete for a little[Read More…]

Save the Date! Google I/O 2015 announced

Save the Date! Google I/O 2015 announced

7:46 am on February 11, 2015 in News

Dates for Google’s developer conference for 2015 have been announced, with Sundar Pichai taking to Google+ to announce the conference will again be taking place at Moscone Center West in San Francisco, in May. The conference will take place over two days on the 28th and 29th of May. The Google I/O 2015 website is now live and will be[Read More…]

Samsung rebuts fear-mongering media with explanation of its Smart TV voice recognition technology

Samsung rebuts fear-mongering media with explanation of its Smart TV voice recognition technology

7:17 am on February 11, 2015 in News, Opinion and Editorial
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Yesterday we ran a story on Samsung’s Smart TVs supposedly listening to everything that happens in our lounge rooms and reporting it to the thought police, something reminiscent of 1984. You may detect a hint of sarcasm there. Mainstream media went into an absolute meltdown over this, with so called privacy experts and internet law professors coming out of the[Read More…]

Developer of Xposed Framework teases Lollipop release

Developer of Xposed Framework teases Lollipop release

6:25 am on February 11, 2015 in Modding
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Android is an almost infinitely moddable system and the implementation of the Xposed Framework led to ease of implementing various hacks, as modules to be installed. The release of Android 5.0 (Lollipop) threw a spanner in the works for a number of Modders who have been waiting for the framework to be updated to work with the latest version of[Read More…]