Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus adds the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 to their pre-paid line of devices for $99

Optus have added another low-end phone to their pre-paid line, adding the Samsung Galaxy Young 2 for $99. The Galaxy Young 2, being an entry level device, isn’t going to be winning any awards in the design or specs categories. But it is a Samsung phone, which means it’s generally reliable and unlike some other manufacturers phones, could conceivably see[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 8:00 am on November 15, 2014
Lollipop Factory Images Arrive For Nexus 4
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Lollipop Factory Images Arrive For Nexus 4

It’s been a very Lollipop flavoured week with Android 5.0 arriving for most Nexus devices in both factory image form as well as Over The Air updates, except the Nexus 4. Today however, that changes and it’s now the Nexus 4’s turn. Even though the Nexus 4 is now two years old it is still a very capable device that[Read More…]

in OS Updates by at 7:53 am on November 15, 2014
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge goes up for pre-order at Harvey Norman and Dick Smith Electronics
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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge goes up for pre-order at Harvey Norman and Dick Smith Electronics

The Galaxy Note Edge is an interesting product announced by Samsung at IFA in September. It was announced as coming to Australia soon after launch, but it’s since been delayed, twice and is now expected to hit retailers, as well as carriers on November 25th. Vodafone and Optus are both accepting pre-orders for the phone, and Telstra is expected to[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 7:30 am on November 15, 2014
Amazon at it again, giving away $90 of free apps

Amazon at it again, giving away $90 of free apps

Amazon have been regularly giving away some really nice apps on their app store lately and this week they’re at it again with a bounty of over $90 worth of apps available for free. There’s a couple of cracking little apps in here worth quite a bit of money on their own including the Oxford dictionary, Servers Ultimate Pro and[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 10:03 pm on November 14, 2014
Comparing the Moto 360 to Sony’s new Smartwatch 3: There’s a clear winner
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Comparing the Moto 360 to Sony’s new Smartwatch 3: There’s a clear winner

I’ve had the privilege for the last week or so of having both the Moto 360 and Sony’s new Smartwatch 3 in my hot little hands (or rather, on my wrists). I’m going to write a full review of the Sony Smartwatch 3 next week, but for now, I’d like to preview it with you and compare it against another[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Mini Reviews by at 12:52 pm on November 14, 2014
Facebooks’ new feature lets you send a ‘say thanks’ video card to your friends

Facebooks’ new feature lets you send a ‘say thanks’ video card to your friends

Facebook has announced a new feature which enables you to send a ‘say thanks’ video card to your friends. The feature, which is somewhat similar to Google+ Stories, allows you to send a personalised “thank you” cards to your friends. All you need to do is is choose the photos and posts that best represent your time together, then simply[Read More…]

in Apps by at 12:18 pm on November 14, 2014
SimCity BuildIt now available at Google Play
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SimCity BuildIt now available at Google Play

A couple of months ago, we reported that Electronic Arts was releasing a whole new SimCity platform game, called SimCity BuildIt for both iOS & Android, but not much detail was given at the time of the press release. Well the new app has finally been released onto the play store for free. The app, allows you to be the[Read More…]

in Apps by at 12:11 pm on November 14, 2014
Project Tango tablets arrive on Google Play in the US – listed as ‘Coming Soon’
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Project Tango tablets arrive on Google Play in the US – listed as ‘Coming Soon’

Google’s Project Tango, from Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects(ATAP) group is a project which aims to use a combination of specially built hardware and customised Android builds to make 3D maps of the real world. A phone was announced when Tango was first unveiled, but it’s the Tango tablet which seems to have gained a lot more press of late,[Read More…]

in Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets by at 12:02 pm on November 14, 2014
Nexus 4 lollipop is ‘Locked and Loaded’ according to Googler
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Nexus 4 lollipop is ‘Locked and Loaded’ according to Googler

The release of Factory Images for Nexus devices yesterday, was missing some devices from the rollout, most notably the Nexus 4 handset. Google announced the Nexus 4 would receive the Lollipop update after they announced Android 5.0, but there was a notable silence yesterday about the update. Today there’s news for Nexus 4 owners, with Senior Program Manager for Android,[Read More…]

in OS Updates, Phones by at 11:27 am on November 14, 2014
Google shows off updated Google Search app for Android with Material Design and app search
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Google shows off updated Google Search app for Android with Material Design and app search

With all the focus on OTA links, Factory Images for Nexus devices and other updates, the fact that Google showed off their new Search app and functions was sort of missed. But that’s not to say it isn’t worth checking out, because the new update is quite exciting, bringing a few new features as well as a new look. One[Read More…]

in Google Services by at 8:12 am on November 14, 2014