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Samsung Gear 2 — Smartwatch Review

Samsung Gear 2 — Smartwatch Review

Samsung’s Gear 2 is the anticipated successor to the original Galaxy Gear concept launched by Samsung last year. Where the original Galaxy Gear had a few issues — which you can discover in detail in our review — the Gear 2 makes some leaps and bounds forward to become quite an acceptable smartwatch. Having recently savaged the Pebble Steel as[Read More…]

by 4:04 pm on April 17, 2014 11 comments Accessories, Reviews, Smartwatch
Olé, Olé, Olé – Vodafone adds Brazil to their list of countries eligible for $5 International roaming

Olé, Olé, Olé – Vodafone adds Brazil to their list of countries eligible for $5 International roaming

Brazil will be the focus of the world in mid-June, when the 20th FIFA World Cup kicks off in São Paulo when Brazil plays Croatia. If you’re lucky enough to be there in person to see it, you’ll want to phone, text, tweet or tell someone who isn’t there about it. Luckily, Vodafone has today announced they’ve added Brazil to[Read More…]

by 11:50 am on April 17, 2014 2 comments Carriers
OnePlus One Countdown Starts

OnePlus One Countdown Starts

OnePlus have been slowly teasing us with leaks and hints of the upcoming release of their first phone, the OnePlus One. Finally it seems that they have told us all they are going to before release and have started the countdown to the release date. Just hours after announcing Canada and the USA as the final two release countries OnePlus[Read More…]

by 11:26 am on April 17, 2014 6 comments News
LG G3 coming in Gold with high res screen

LG G3 coming in Gold with high res screen

Handsets from LG in their high end G line of phones specifically have become highly desirable over the last two years, and the LG G3 is looking set to follow this trend, not only from a design standpoint but from rumours surrounding the hardware that LG will be including, namely a high resolution 2560 x 1440 screen. The rumours of[Read More…]

by 7:31 am on April 17, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Google by the numbers – Q1 2014 earnings report

Google by the numbers – Q1 2014 earnings report

Google has just released their Q1 2014 earnings report, the good news is that they made money. They’ve also addressed the sale of Motorola to Lenovo, there’s no effective dates as yet but they have listed financial results from Motorola Mobile as “Net loss from discontinued operations”. Larry Page, as CEO noted in the opening of the report ‘We completed[Read More…]

by 7:14 am on April 17, 2014 0 comments News
Ausdroid Podast 109 – The fifth galaxy

Ausdroid Podast 109 – The fifth galaxy

Welcome to episode 109 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we talked with Geoff about his shiny (shimmery) new Galaxy S5, and his first impressions of his new phone. Scott also talked about his recent car mount charger review, and Jason talked about recent developments with Sonos. We ended with a bit of a discussion about use of password managers[Read More…]

by 7:01 am on April 17, 2014 1 comment Podcast
Google releases ‘Google Camera’ to Play Store for devices running Android 4.4

Google releases ‘Google Camera’ to Play Store for devices running Android 4.4

After much speculation, Google has this morning released their stock camera to Google Play as a standalone App. It’s available to all devices running Android 4.4+ and it brings with it a brand new interface. The Google Camera App offers the PhotoSphere experience which Nexus owners have enjoyed for years, but on any branded phone running a version of Android[Read More…]

by 6:56 am on April 17, 2014 16 comments Apps, Camera
Chrome Remote Desktop for Android released

Chrome Remote Desktop for Android released

Chrome Remote Desktop has been one of the most handy utilities for accessing your desktop remotely for a number of years now. From your desktop at work or your Chromebook on the go, accessing your desktop easily from a remote location has saved many a skin who has left a file behind and now it’s come to Android. You’ll need[Read More…]

by 6:27 am on April 17, 2014 6 comments Apps
SBS On Demand now available for all in Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Samsung Apps

SBS On Demand now available for all in Google Play, Amazon Appstore and Samsung Apps

Australian broadcaster SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) has finally released a native Android app for its SBS On Demand catch-up TV service to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. The new version (v1.2 for those of you counting) has also been submitted to Samsung Apps. The app features the usual catch-up TV elements (series notifications, recommendations, sharing and playlist controls) and[Read More…]

by 8:02 pm on April 16, 2014 3 comments Apps, Google Play
St George puts banking on your wrist with the Sony Smartwatch 2; Glassware and Android Wear still to come

St George puts banking on your wrist with the Sony Smartwatch 2; Glassware and Android Wear still to come

St George bank has today announced that they’re addressing the growing wearables market, announcing that they’ve updated their St.George Banking App, to work with the Sony Smartwatch 2. The App will now supply account balances and directions to the watch. The new features require three apps installed on your phone for it to work, the Sony Smart Connect app, SmartWatch[Read More…]

by 4:33 pm on April 16, 2014 3 comments Android Wear, Apps, Glass, Smartwatch