Your Chromebook will soon allow you to load a different OS via a USB stick
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Your Chromebook will soon allow you to load a different OS via a USB stick

Do you love cheap, affordable hardware but find ChromeOS a little bit restrictive? While it’s already possible to install Linux on a Chromebook via tools like ChrUbuntu and Crouton, these aren’t exactly perfect, and the process isn’t exactly straight forward. Google’s ChromeOS team is adding a feature to the latest version of ChromeOS which will make it just a bit[Read More…]

in Chrome OS, News by at 12:37 pm on January 13, 2015
Motorola bringing Lollipop to the rest of its smartphone lineup.
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Motorola bringing Lollipop to the rest of its smartphone lineup.

While Motorola’s current flagship phone the Moto X (2014) has received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, users of earlier Motorola handsets aren’t exactly feeling the love just yet. However, Motorola software engineer Luciano Carvalho has taken to Google+ to shed a little bit of light on what’s been happening with the Lollipop updates and the rollout to the range of[Read More…]

in OS Updates, Phones by at 12:27 pm on January 13, 2015
Google stops developing updates for WebView opening up potential for security issues for over 60% of Android users
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Google stops developing updates for WebView opening up potential for security issues for over 60% of Android users

A large portion of Android devices could be open to attack, according to security a new report from security research team Rapid7, and it’s all thanks to Google. According to a report in Forbes, security firm Rapid7 has advised that Google is no longer updating their WebView tool, used to display Web content on pre-Android 4.4 devices and this could[Read More…]

in Android Development, Google Services by at 10:51 am on January 13, 2015
Google Translate is about to begin live translations

Google Translate is about to begin live translations

Google Translate, is almost considered black magic when it comes to areas of communicating between different languages. But recently Microsoft appeared to jump ahead at least in one area: Live Translation. Microsoft introduced live translation into Skype last month, allowing simultaneous translation between English and Spanish speakers, but according to the New York Times, Google isn’t letting that slide and[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Services by at 10:20 am on January 13, 2015
Sony launches Folding@home initiative for smartphones – curing disease with your phone
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Sony launches Folding@home initiative for smartphones – curing disease with your phone

Distributed computing models have made up for a lack of super-computing availability for many years. From the early days of the Seti@home project in the 90’s, looking for extra-terrestrial life, through to the Folding@home initiative launched by Sony and Dr Vijay Pande from Stanford university on the PS3 back in 2007. There’s a lot of potential, and now Sony is[Read More…]

in Apps, Manufacturer, Phones by at 10:07 am on January 13, 2015
Samsung announces the Galaxy A7
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Samsung announces the Galaxy A7

Samsung has announced a new addition to its Galaxy A line of devices in Galaxy A7. The company says it’s one of the slimmest Galaxy smartphones and comes equipped with premium hardware for a ‘superior social experience’. The Galaxy A7 is a metal unibody smartphone that is 6.3 mm thick, helping it along to that ‘slimmest Galaxy smartphone’ claim. With[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 8:49 am on January 13, 2015
CyanogenMod CM11 now available for Android One devices

CyanogenMod CM11 now available for Android One devices

Cyanogen announced yesterday that it will now support Android One devices, marking its intention to enable users to install CyanogenMod 11 builds (based on Android 4.4 KitKat) on the low cost devices. They also announced that an update to Lollipop-based CM12 is also in the works. The announcement was posted to the Cyanogen blog, and the release is significant in[Read More…]

in Android One, Modding, News, OS Updates, Phones by at 8:37 am on January 13, 2015
Ausdroid Podcast 129 – LIVE CHAT

Ausdroid Podcast 129 – LIVE CHAT

http://youtube.com/embed/oYthKr_-MsI Welcome to episode 129 of the Ausdroid Podcast! If you’re on a mobile device, you can use this link to get to the video directly through YouTube. If you have a Chromecast you can also put us on your TV! Broadcast will start soon after 9.00pm AEST Live Chat You can join our live chat using the chat interface[Read More…]

in Podcast Live by at 8:58 pm on January 12, 2015
Falcon Pro 3 launches on Google Play
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Falcon Pro 3 launches on Google Play

If, like a number of us, you enjoyed using Falcon Pro then get ready to be happy all over again – it’s back! Version 3 of the little Twitter client that could has just hit Google Play. Falcon Pro client hit the Twitter token limit not once, not twice but three times and despite desperate pleas to Twitter (ignored or[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 4:49 pm on January 12, 2015
AAMI’s new Safe Driver app offering a $100,000 prize for safe drivers – but not if your device is rooted or ‘jailbroken’
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AAMI’s new Safe Driver app offering a $100,000 prize for safe drivers – but not if your device is rooted or ‘jailbroken’

According to the Department of Infrastructure and Transport, up till November last year there were 1,185 road deaths – and even money says that some of those were caused by unsafe drivers. Insurance company AAMI has a vested interest in safe driving, not only is it good business sense to encourage safe driving but it saves lives as well. AAMI[Read More…]

in Apps by at 4:38 pm on January 12, 2015