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Twitch SDK means apps can broadcast their gameplay

Twitch SDK means apps can broadcast their gameplay

After the massively successful run last week, whereby Twitch played Pokemon, Twitch is quite big news right now. They’ve just celebrated more than 10 million mobile installs of the Twitch app on Android and iOS devices and have just announced an SDK to allow mobile developers to include their games to the streaming platform. For those unfamiliar with Twitch, it’s[Read More…]

by 12:15 pm on March 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Samsung removes controversial benchmark-influencing modifications in KitKat updates

Samsung removes controversial benchmark-influencing modifications in KitKat updates

Samsung have done away with its controversial benchmark-influencing modifications that surfaced last year after the release of the Galaxy S4, in which Anandtech alleged the South Korean conglomerate of essentially “gaming” its devices’ CPU and GPU benchmark scores by leaving cores at “full throttle” when benchmarking applications were launched. The benchmark influencing modifications allowed Samsung to achieve somewhat marginally higher[Read More…]

by 11:58 am on March 7, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Tablets
Google Glass team forgoes monthly updates, focuses for bigger changes like Kit Kat

Google Glass team forgoes monthly updates, focuses for bigger changes like Kit Kat

If you’re a Glass explorer or have been following the development of the Glass platform then you may have noticed a lack of updates for the platform since the XE12 update rolled out back in December. While the lack of advancement hasn’t hurt the platform, there was a promise from the Glass team for monthly updates when Glass launched and[Read More…]

by 11:23 am on March 7, 2014 5 comments Accessories, Glass, News, OS Update
Google Text-to-Speech for Android receives huge update to version 3.0

Google Text-to-Speech for Android receives huge update to version 3.0

If you’ve heard that voice giving you updates or reading out information in your Apps before, then Google has just released an update to their Text to Speech service for Android, adding some cool new features which users have been requesting. It’s a service that most users don’t think about that often, so what is the big fuss? Well first[Read More…]

by 11:11 am on March 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, Other
Google Play Games app updated to V1.5 with new features

Google Play Games app updated to V1.5 with new features

Google has updated their Google Play Games app adding a few new features to enhance the gaming experience on Android as well as engage with more gamers. The update, which was pushed through yesterday morning, brings the app to version 1.5.08. Feature wise Google Play Games will now allow you to see who is playing in other games as well[Read More…]

by 10:58 am on March 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, Other
Glitchr comes to Android – a retrofied way to edit your photos

Glitchr comes to Android – a retrofied way to edit your photos

Sick of the filters from all the photo sharing Apps around? Instagram, Schminstagram – try Glitchr, a new entrant to the photo editing/filtering marketplace, which is promising to bring back the old school look of the NES and Gameboy for those people who want a retro charm added to their photo’s. Glitchr gives you the ability to add filters to[Read More…]

by 10:50 am on March 7, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play
Samsung partners with The Iconic to bring Phone’s for Fashion program

Samsung partners with The Iconic to bring Phone’s for Fashion program

In an email sent around yesterday, Samsung Australia has announced that they have partnered with fashion website, The Iconic and mobile phone recycler BounceMobile to launch a trade-in service for old mobile phones but with a small twist – they’re offering an option to trade-in mobiles for credit to buy Fashion! The options are simple, you can still get cash[Read More…]

by 10:30 am on March 7, 2014 0 comments Deal, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Vodafone brings shared data plans and $5 per day roaming to Business customers

Vodafone brings shared data plans and $5 per day roaming to Business customers

When Vodafone launched their international roaming deals last year, which allowed customers to pay $5 per day to use all their usual plan inclusions while visiting 46 countries across the US, UK, NZ, Europe and Asia the business sector surely looked on with envy. But now, Vodafone is offering the same deals to their Small to Medium Enterprise(SME) customers. The[Read More…]

by 6:38 pm on March 6, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News
Humble Bundle Mobile 4 is live with 6 great games on offer

Humble Bundle Mobile 4 is live with 6 great games on offer

The Humble Bundle Mobile is back with version 4, and this time the games on offer are just as good as previous offerings. There’s four games available for any price you want to pay, but six if you pay above the average – which at the moment sits at US$3.64. One quick note on the Humble Bundle sale is that[Read More…]

by 2:19 pm on March 6, 2014 0 comments Apps, Deal
Google has found fixes for a battery draining camera bug in Android 4.4.2 and it will be coming in a future update

Google has found fixes for a battery draining camera bug in Android 4.4.2 and it will be coming in a future update

The next Android update will include a fix for a camera/CPU usage bug that has been affecting mainly the Nexus 5, but also reportedly some other Android device s running Android 4.4.2. The bug involves the camera or some other Apps(like Skype which we’ll get to shortly), which triggers a background process called mm-qcamera-daemon that causes the CPU to max[Read More…]

by 2:07 pm on March 6, 2014 4 comments OS Update