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Virgin Mobile Australia kicks off the April Fools Day madness with a new product

Virgin Mobile Australia kicks off the April Fools Day madness with a new product

Hold onto your hat folks, the next two days will be rough. Tomorrow marks the beginning of April Fools day, which is traditionally a pretty busy time for a number of companies who like to join the madness by announcing some weird products – but never forget GMail was announced on April 1st. Virgin Mobile Australia has kicked off early[Read More…]

by 7:10 pm on March 31, 2014 2 comments Other
Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

Vodafone’s Galaxy Nexus will finally get Android 4.3 in April

A couple of weeks ago, Vodafone published information pertaining to the cancelled release of Android 4.3 for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. This made people sad, so today they’ve un-cancelled it! In a post on the Vodafone Community site today, Vodafone says: Samsung and Google got together and decided that, in the best interest of its customers (that’d be you lot),[Read More…]

by 5:19 pm on March 31, 2014 7 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones
New Android gaming console, Equiso Play, launches on Kickstarter

New Android gaming console, Equiso Play, launches on Kickstarter

Ouya kicked off the Android-based game console space in 2012 with their Tegra 3-powered disappointment factory, and since that time a number of other entrants, including NVidia and Mad Catz, have tried to compete for a slice of a market that frankly, I’m not sure exists. That’s not stopping Equiso from throwing themselves into the ring though with their two[Read More…]

by 3:26 pm on March 31, 2014 4 comments News
Project Ara is hiring

Project Ara is hiring

Most of you would by now have heard about Google’s Project Ara, the modular smartphone project that Google acquired as part of the Motorola purchase. Well the project is continuing to move forward with a series of developer conferences in 2014 as previously reported and now they have advertised a couple of positions, a Developer Liaison and a Summer Intern.[Read More…]

by 3:25 pm on March 31, 2014 1 comment News
Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Google mandating that ‘powered by Android’ logo to appear on boot-up screen

Android Central recently noticed that the Samsung Galaxy S5 boot-up screen had one curious addition to the screen, in the form of a somewhat large ‘Powered by Android’ logo appearing on the bottom of the screen. This also seemed the case for the recently launched HTC One (M8) smartphone as well. There has been a fair bit of speculation that[Read More…]

by 1:44 pm on March 31, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S5 features a baby monitor

Samsung Galaxy S5 features a baby monitor

In what increasingly appears to be a never ending bag of tricks, it’s surfaced today that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has a baby monitor built into the software. No, that’s not a typo! The Galaxy S5 actually does have a “Crying baby detector” built into the software which then triggers vibrating alerts to a paired Samsung Galaxy Gear watch. The[Read More…]

by 1:35 pm on March 31, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Possible list of Android 4.4.3 changes leaked

Possible list of Android 4.4.3 changes leaked

As Android enthusiasts, we often start wondering what changes will arrive in the next version of the OS once the current version is released. While Android 4.4.2 has been around for a while, a number of bugs remain, leaving us to wonder when the next version would arrive and hoping it would fix each little annoyance. Now, it seems that[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on March 31, 2014 4 comments News, OS Update, Rumours
Catch of the Day Technothon offering Sony and Samsung deals

Catch of the Day Technothon offering Sony and Samsung deals

Australian bargain site Catch of the Day is having a “Technothon” sale ending 2pm Sydney time on Monday afternoon which includes a few Android devices. Amongst the usual supply of monitors, laptops, headphones, hard drives, routers and SD cards you’ll find some Sony and Samsung devices from the last year – you might be able to save some money on[Read More…]

by 7:03 pm on March 30, 2014 1 comment News, Phones, Sale, Tablets
South Korean carrier breaks Galaxy S5 street date

South Korean carrier breaks Galaxy S5 street date

Two full weeks ahead of its intended simultaneous worldwide release, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 has broken its street date and is available for purchase from retailers in Samsung’s homeland of Korea, albeit “unofficially”. The move has taken a bit of the polish off an carefully-planned marketing build-up for Samsung. The Korean electronics giant is reportedly none too pleased, and is said[Read More…]

by 6:04 pm on March 30, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Cut the Rope 2 on Google Play Store

Cut the Rope 2 on Google Play Store

I’m almost ashamed to say that I lost many hours of my life to the endlessly frustrating, yet painfully addictive, Cut the Rope. Unfortunately for me, there’s a new version out and you’ll find it just as addictive getting the candy to Om Nom as you might have the first time around. Full disclosure to readers here, while the app[Read More…]

by 3:00 pm on March 30, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, News