Amazon giving away $140 worth of apps and games

Amazon giving away $140 worth of apps and games

Amazon is continuing their push to get people into using their app store. It’s an extra step to install the Amazon app store, but if they keep giving away apps and games like this, they’ll soon make it worth your while. They’ve previously done deals such as this, and todays is no different. Open the Amazon App store app on[Read More…]

in Apps by at 5:51 pm on November 27, 2014
Twitter will begin checking which apps are installed on your phone to better target advertising
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Twitter will begin checking which apps are installed on your phone to better target advertising

Twitter has been trying to better monetise their platform after going public around a year ago. They’ve previously introduced promoted ads into users timelines, but this latest effort could target more meaningful advertising towards users. The new ‘feature’ is called App Graph and is helping Twitter to build a more personalised service. Rather than just bombing you with ads, which[Read More…]

in Apps by at 2:49 pm on November 27, 2014
HP Chromebook 11 (2101TU) — Review
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HP Chromebook 11 (2101TU) — Review

HP have been releasing their Chromebook at a fast and furious pace. It was only mid August when Dan reviewed the upgraded HP 11 (11-2001TU model). At the time Dan made the statement “HP has jumped into Chromebook’s with a vengeance. As one of the largest PC makers in the world, they have the scale and facilities to churn out[Read More…]

in Chrome Devices, Manufacturer, Reviews by at 1:50 pm on November 27, 2014
PSA: Spend some time away from your phone these holidays
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PSA: Spend some time away from your phone these holidays

We all spend a lot of time on Facebook and other social media networks. In this day and age, it can be a valuable source of news, connectedness, and more. However, it can also be a leading cause of isolation, depression and anxiety. For all the benefits of social media, there are a lot of detractors that people don’t think[Read More…]

in Opinion, Other by at 9:30 am on November 27, 2014
Kogan introduces their next 4G compatible Agora smartphone and drops the price of the original
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Kogan introduces their next 4G compatible Agora smartphone and drops the price of the original

Just four months after introducing us to their first Kogan branded 4G smartphone, the Kogan Agora 4G, Kogan is back again with a new model, announcing the Kogan Agora 4G+. They’ve also announced a new white model of the Kogan Agora 4G, as well as dropping the price. Working again with hardware partner BenQ for the follow-up, Kogan has taken[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 3:07 pm on November 26, 2014
Kogan now advising customers that Nexus 6 pre-orders won’t ship till the 12th of January
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Kogan now advising customers that Nexus 6 pre-orders won’t ship till the 12th of January

Kogan are one of only two Australian online retailers currently offering the elusive Nexus 6 for pre-order. Their initial pre-order was advising customers that the phone would ship from their warehouses on the 28th of November. It appears that Kogan won’t be able to meet the November 28th shipping date though with customers checking the Nexus 6 product pages now[Read More…]

in Google Play, Phones by at 2:30 pm on November 26, 2014
TuneIn Radio update brings Chromecast support

TuneIn Radio update brings Chromecast support

A new update to the TuneIn Radio app on Google Play has added Chromecast support, allowing you to stream your local and international radio stations – along with various different news, music and sports podcasts – to whatever device you’ve plugged your Chromecast into. As a bonus, the update also brings some Material Design elements to the UI. TuneIn announced[Read More…]

in Apps, Chromecast, Podcast by at 2:12 pm on November 26, 2014
Root bounty for the Sony Xperia Z3 family breaks $2700, but is that enough?
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Root bounty for the Sony Xperia Z3 family breaks $2700, but is that enough?

Owners of Sony‘s newest family of devices – the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet Compact have banded together to offer a bounty for a developer to obtain root access to their devices through the XDA-Developers forum. Having root access on your device is nice, but in recent years it’s become less important as manufacturers and even Google implement[Read More…]

in Android Development, Modding by at 11:20 am on November 26, 2014
Google announces seven new Android apps are now available on ChromeOS
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Google announces seven new Android apps are now available on ChromeOS

Since announcing at this years Google I/O that Android apps would soon be making their way to ChromeOS, Google has carefully released a slow trickle of Android apps which have been ported over to ChromeOS using the App Runtime for Chrome extension. Today, Google has announced that seven more will join the ever growing list. At this stage, Google has[Read More…]

in Apps, Chrome OS by at 11:11 am on November 26, 2014
Review: Meizu MX3 and Flyme OS
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Review: Meizu MX3 and Flyme OS

Many of us love the open source nature of Android but being open source is a double edged sword, allowing literally anyone the opportunity to download the source code and modify it as they see fit. The Chinese phone manufacturing ecosystem has often been dubbed the wild west of the Android world, with many manufacturers making their own “enhancements” (term[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 10:49 am on November 26, 2014