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Ausdroid Podcast 111 – Hulk Smash Google Now Launcher

Ausdroid Podcast 111 – Hulk Smash Google Now Launcher

Welcome to episode 111 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week Scott, Geoff and Jason were joined by new recuit Jamie Saltmarsh to talk about the week’s Android news, but we ended up talking mostly about the fate of Geoff’s Galaxy S5 and why Scott hates the Google Now Launcher. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Geoff Fieldew, Scott Plowman and Jamie[Read More…]

in Podcast by at 8:03 am on May 9, 2014
GEL XPOSED Settings are back!
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GEL XPOSED Settings are back!

For all the Xposed users out there it was a bad day when the popular module for GEL settings was rendered useless. But in the latest update the bug was fixed. Google sent out an update for Google Now Launcher, which obfuscated the code, which makes it near impossible to hack.  However, in the latest update to GEL settings, the developer has[Read More…]

in Apps, Modding, News by at 6:16 am on May 9, 2014
LG G3’s 5.5 inch QHD 2K display officially confirmed
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LG G3’s 5.5 inch QHD 2K display officially confirmed

Some of the leaked specs for the LG G3 which were reported by Ausdroid back in April, have now been officially confirmed, by LG themselves. LG have now come clean confirming that the 5.5 inch QHD LCD display will indeed be incorporated in their flagship phone which is expected to be launched on May 27th. In their press release announcing that their[Read More…]

in News by at 9:14 pm on May 8, 2014
One Plus One: Buy It Now?
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One Plus One: Buy It Now?

It seems that as today is a day of the week ending in a Y, we are due for some more OnePlus One news. Today while trolling around the OnePlus website looking for some nice soul to give me an invite I noticed something new. There is now a BUY button along with a shopping cart alongside the OnePlus One.[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 8:40 pm on May 8, 2014
Huawei Ascend G6 coming to Vodafone, Optus and retail stores in June
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Huawei Ascend G6 coming to Vodafone, Optus and retail stores in June

Huawei hosted an event in Sydney this morning to announce the Australian launch of the Ascend G6 smartphone, coming to Australian retailers as well as on-contract at Optus from June 2, and Vodafone from June 11. This was a bit of a surprise given the overnight launch of the Asend P7 in Paris (it took a while to realise I[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer by at 7:05 pm on May 8, 2014
Need a new car cradle? Try a Strike Alpha
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Need a new car cradle? Try a Strike Alpha

If you’re looking for a charging cradle for your phone when you’re riding in the car, you might like to consider a Strike Alpha cradle. Ausdroid has been playing with one for the last week or so, and our review unit designed for the HTC One (M8) has performed well. The suction cup grip isn’t too strong, but when paired with[Read More…]

in Accessories, Mini Reviews by at 3:06 pm on May 8, 2014
Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mothers Day is just around the corner, and it’s time again to do something extra special to show your appreciation for your mum (because you show your mum you love her all year, don’t you)? Can’t decide what you’re going to buy for mum? What’s an Android-loving family member to do? Never fear, Ausdroid is here with some gift suggestions![Read More…]

in News by at 1:44 pm on May 8, 2014
How to: Fix Google Now Voice Commands
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How to: Fix Google Now Voice Commands

One of the many new features Google have brought to Android in the past year or 2 has been the Google Now voice commands. There are a multitude of commands you can say out loud to make your phone and Google Now perform a required function. There are so many that I often forget which ones there are- my personal[Read More…]

in News by at 9:30 am on May 8, 2014
Hands-on with Hisense Vision TV – the first Google-certified Android TV
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Hands-on with Hisense Vision TV – the first Google-certified Android TV

 Despite Android’s ubiquity in the mobile space, it has yet to make an impact in the living room space. This phenomenon isn’t limited to just Google, either–Apple TV, which admittedly works very well if you have iOS devices, also hasn’t really taken off. For some reason, people aren’t just that keen on ‘smart’ TVs. A lot of this is[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News by at 9:00 am on May 8, 2014
Sony life-logging Smartband now available to order from the Sony website
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Sony life-logging Smartband now available to order from the Sony website

For those of you who just love wearable fitness trackers, Sony has released their Life-logging accessory – the Smartband in Australia. The Smartband is now available on the Sony Australia website for $159+Delivery. Announced at CES in January, the Smartband is a step beyond the usual fare from some Smartphone manufacturers and is compatible with Android phones running Android 4.4,[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer by at 5:41 am on May 8, 2014