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Foxtel Go App for Android possibly coming Tuesday

Foxtel Go App for Android possibly coming Tuesday

Early last month we reported that the Foxtel Go app had been indefinitely delayed due to more testing being required.   Word out of Foxtel now via technical support person is that is will be available on Tuesday.  Tech Webcast, aMelbourne-based tech blog, contacted Foxtel support and asked to be put through to Technical support who possibly, inadvertently told them that the Foxtel Go app for Mac, PC and Samsung phones would be released this Tuesday. https://twitter.com/techwebcast/status/355556115666321408 We reached out to Foxtel for an official comment and they responded via Twitter with https://twitter.com/FOXTEL_Help/status/355878841408958465 In April, when the Android version of Foxtel[Read More...]

by 1:08 PM on July 13, 2013 5 comments Apps, News
Eric Schmidt Steps Out, Moto X in Tow

Eric Schmidt Steps Out, Moto X in Tow

The cat is out of the bag most definitely now.  We have seem so many unofficial leaks of the Moto X, as well as a few official leaks from Motorola themselves but today there have been not one, but two shots of the Moto X out in plain sight in the hands of some of the biggest players in the mobile industry.   First up,Rick Osterloh, a Senior Vice President of Motorola Mobility was filmed by Robert Scoble – through Google Glass – at an event hosted by Guy Kawasaki which was originally thought to be the announcement of the[Read More...]

by 12:38 AM on July 13, 2013 7 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Rumour: Nexus 7-2 will have LTE, released late July

Rumour: Nexus 7-2 will have LTE, released late July

Rumours of a new Nexus 7 are heating up again. This time, it’s a report from the Economic Daily out of Taiwan, which has some info on specs, as well as a tentative release date. The post claims that the new Nexus 7 will have a 1920 x 1200 LCD display, 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro (APQ8064) processor, LTE support, 3,950 mAh battery, 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, 2GB of RAM and storage options of 16GB and 32GB. These are very similar to the specs that were reported by an Asus Support Rep earlier this month. However, since[Read More...]

by 2:36 PM on July 12, 2013 7 comments News, Rumours, Tablets
LG announces a 2.2mm thin, 5.2″ Full HD Smartphone screen

LG announces a 2.2mm thin, 5.2″ Full HD Smartphone screen

LG has announced the worlds thinnest Full HD Smartphone LCD, the screen which is 5.2″ in size measures in at a only 2.2mm thin with a 2.3mm bezel, making it the worlds slimmest Full HD LCD display. The new panel will utilise the LG One-Glass-Solution(OGS) which sees Dual Flexible Printed Circuits inserted between the panel and the touch film apparently reducing the number of lines on the screen by more than 30 percent. The screens 1920×1080 resolution will be made up of a Red, Green, Blue(RGB) sub-pixel arrangement and offer up to 535 nits brightness. Co-incidentally a 5.2″ Full HD[Read More...]

by 7:10 AM on July 12, 2013 3 comments Manufacturer
LG Optimus F5(P875) — Review

LG Optimus F5(P875) — Review

LG enters the budget LTE Smartphone market LG has made a great comeback in their mobile phone market share over the past 12 months, from the launch of their budget range L Series handsets which has since seen them achieve the third spot overall for Australian Android market share, and second in Australian market share in the prepaid smartphone market. The release of their Optimus G handset showed that what they could do at the higher end of the smartphone range and though late, the product in and of itself was excellent. At Mobile World Congress, LG announced a new[Read More...]

by 7:06 AM on July 12, 2013 8 comments Design, Reviews
HTC M8 to be HTC’s 2014 flagship, One to be updated first

HTC M8 to be HTC’s 2014 flagship, One to be updated first

HTC appear, by many accounts, to be on to a good thing with the HTC One launched earlier this year, but it hasn’t been quite enough to turn around their financial woes. This isn’t stopping HTC from innovating and continuing to battle on, however. Pocket-lint is reporting this morning that not only is HTC working on an updated HTC One handset for release later this year, but it’s already well into the development of the One’s successor, codenamed the M8. What we know about the HTC One refresh HTC has a bit of a habit of updating product lines, and[Read More...]

by 6:29 AM on July 12, 2013 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Rumour: Nexus 5 to be Based on LG G2

Rumour: Nexus 5 to be Based on LG G2

Another day, yet another LG Optimus G2 rumour.  This time it comes from Daum, a South Korean website with its finger on the pulse of all things LG. In their post they “confirm” a few of the specifications that have been leaked with regards to the Optimus G2 recently as well as offering a potential release date for an Optimus G2 based Nexus 5. According to Daum, the G2 will come with different model numbers based on the LG-320 – LG-320S/320K/320L, they also confirm that the Optimus G2 will be announced at the New York City event scheduled on the 7th[Read More...]

by 10:36 PM on July 11, 2013 4 comments Phones, Rumours
Google updates Stable, Beta and Developer channels for Chrome

Google updates Stable, Beta and Developer channels for Chrome

It’s rolled around to the average 6 weekly cycle for ChromeOS updates and the Chrome Team has updated the Chrome Releases blog to advise that the Stable, Beta and Developer channels for ChromeOS have all been updated. First up, the Stable channel – old faithful – has been updated to version 28.0.1500.71, but it’s for Windows, Macintosh and Chrome Frame platforms. The update includes an update to Flash Player 11.8.800.97 but this will be done seperately through the component updater. The update consists of security updates and the full list of updates is available on the Chrome Releases blog or[Read More...]

by 9:53 PM on July 11, 2013 0 comments ChromeOS, OS Update
Offline Maps Added to the New Google Maps

Offline Maps Added to the New Google Maps

Just yesterday Google released a new version of the Google Maps Android App that brought a new UI as well as gestures to the app. It’s a pretty big step forwards in terms of a new look and matches the new look Maps that was launched at this years Google IO back in May. One of the biggest concerns for users who installed or upgraded to the new Maps App, was that not only was Latitiude missing, but the ability to save maps Offline was missing as well, Google addressed this last night by saying on their Lat-Long Blog :[Read More...]

by 9:38 PM on July 11, 2013 4 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Chrome Update brings full screen browsing to tablets

Chrome Update brings full screen browsing to tablets

The latest update for the Chrome browser for Android brings the version up to Chrome 28 and adds some features which were introduced into the Chrome Beta for Android back in May The biggest updates in this release are the introduction of fullscreen browsing for tablets, a new User interface for right-to-left languages, Google Translate as well as stability and performance fixes. The Google Translate addition, allows for automatic translation of pages that are not displayed in your default language; with Chrome automatically detecting this and offering to translate pages to your default language. Fullscreen browsing for tablets, which has[Read More...]

by 9:11 PM on July 11, 2013 0 comments Apps, News
Ausdroid Podcast 76 – July 9, 2013

Ausdroid Podcast 76 – July 9, 2013

Welcome to the 76nd episode of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we spent a while discussing the looming launch of the Huawei Ascend P6 in Australia, the LG Optimus G2 abroad and Optimus F5 here, HTC’s trials, tribulations and software updates. That was all a bit of a sideshow to get us to a discussion of Android’s recent security vulnerability issues – are you a member of the 99%? Featuring: Jason Murray, Scott Plowman and Dan Tyson. Topics: Huawei: Ascend P6 Australian Launch Information HTC One update to Android 4.2.2 rolling out internationallt HTC profits hit the floor LG Optimus[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on July 10, 2013 3 comments Podcast
Google to kick Latitude to the kerb from August 9th

Google to kick Latitude to the kerb from August 9th

In a statement on their support site, Google has announced that the Latitude service will be discontinued on August 9th. As an alternative to using Latitude to broadcast your location to friends, Google has advised that Google+ should be used – ‘You can share your location with your friends on Google+ using the Google+ Android app.’ From the statement on the Latitude support page, it appears that all instances of the service will be turned off, including APIs which will affect any third party applications which use the service. The statement reads : Google Latitude will be retired on August[Read More...]

by 8:56 PM on July 10, 2013 10 comments Apps
Optus begins offering upgraded 3G service and 4G to Wollongong

Optus begins offering upgraded 3G service and 4G to Wollongong

After announcing an expansion of their 4G services in Adelaide last night, Otpus has today announced that they have turned on 4G services in the ‘Gong’ as well as releasing details on upgrades to their existing 3G network. Customers will now be able to access the Optus 4G network at five mobile sites in central Wollongong and Optus has announced that they will be performing extensive network upgrades in the greater Illawarra area in the next six months. Over the next six months customers with a 4G-ready mobile device in these areas will begin seeing 4G services switched on :[Read More...]

by 8:42 PM on July 10, 2013 3 comments Carriers, News