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Ausdroid Podcast 116 – Emergency Edition!

Ausdroid Podcast 116 – Emergency Edition!

Welcome to episode 116 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week we recorded the podcast at an odd time, at short notice, and with only Dan and Jason available – hence the “Emergency Edition” name! We took a look at some of the more interesting local stories of the last couple of weeks and notable app updates. Dan also mocked Jason[Read More…]

in News by at 6:17 pm on June 19, 2014
OtterBox unveils the Symmetry Series of smartphone protection
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OtterBox unveils the Symmetry Series of smartphone protection

Something most owners of slim and svelte smartphones have probably considered is how to add some protection to such a thin device without making it thick and frankly a bit ugly. OtterBox has introduced its new Symmetry range of smartphone cases to address this concern. Of interest to Android users will be the availability for the Samsung Galaxy S5 and[Read More…]

in Accessories, Manufacturer, News by at 1:36 pm on June 19, 2014
Amazon’s Fire Phone – all Android, no Google
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Amazon’s Fire Phone – all Android, no Google

US tech giant Amazon announced its Fire Phone in the early hours of this morning, ending literally years of rumour and speculation. The phone will launch in the US on July 25, exclusively on AT&T. The Fire Phone complements Amazon’s existing Kindle Fire range of tablets, which have been around in various forms in various territories since late 2011. The[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 1:19 pm on June 19, 2014
Google releases standalone Email app to Google Play
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Google releases standalone Email app to Google Play

Google has today continued their path of releasing apps from their Google Experience phones to Google Play, this time liberating the Email app. While GMail is my be all and end all, it’s not everyones and the ability to connect to POP3 or IMAP email servers is one that a number of people encounter on a daily basis. The app[Read More…]

in Apps by at 12:56 pm on June 19, 2014
Twitter enables animated GIF support in the official Twitter client for Android and iOS
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Twitter enables animated GIF support in the official Twitter client for Android and iOS

Animated GIFs are an amazing way to answer a question or comment with a reaction or just share some cute kittens (puppies if that’s your fancy) and overnight Twitter has switched on the feature on Twitter.com, as well as in their Android and iOS apps. The GIFs show up as similar to a Vine, with no auto-play switched on, simply[Read More…]

in Apps by at 11:37 am on June 19, 2014
Google turns on Chromecast support for YouTube Live streams
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Google turns on Chromecast support for YouTube Live streams

With the rollout of Chromecast to more markets, Google is turning on more functionality for the $49 dongle, announcing that live casting from YouTube is now available for mobile users. Google initially enabled casting of YouTube live events from the desktop back in April, however this new announcement allows casting from mobile. Announced on the Google Chrome Google+ page, the[Read More…]

in Apps, Chromecast by at 11:29 am on June 19, 2014
LG L40 now available from Boost Mobile for $99

LG L40 now available from Boost Mobile for $99

Last week we reported that LG’s latest and newest L series devices, the L40, would be coming soon to retailers after it appeared on the LG Australia website. well it seems the phone is now available from Boost Mobile. The L series certainly has been a very popular series of devices, more so for the entry level or pre-paid market[Read More…]

in Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones by at 11:14 am on June 19, 2014
Game Review: VVVVVV Android Port
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Game Review: VVVVVV Android Port

I absolutely fell in love with VVVVVV when I grabbed my first Humble Bundle for PC and despite never completing it, it became my number one favourite indie game of all time.  So when I saw the game had been ported to Android I was over the moon, I just had to buy it.  At first I was a little[Read More…]

in Apps, Reviews by at 8:00 am on June 19, 2014
LG executive says the company’s not making the Nexus 6 – sound familiar?
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LG executive says the company’s not making the Nexus 6 – sound familiar?

According to an interview with Netherlands-based Draad-Breuk, LG‘s Global Communications Director Ken Hong says his company is not making the rumoured (and anticipated) Nexus 6. Reportedly, Hong joked that he must have been passed-by or ignored when the Nexus 6 news went around the LG office – either that, or LG isn’t making the Nexus 6. Hong’s comments also imply[Read More…]

in Rumours by at 10:34 pm on June 18, 2014
Catch of the Day throwing a Technothon sale again
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Catch of the Day throwing a Technothon sale again

Australian bargain site Catch of the Day is having a “Technothon” sale ending approximately at 11am Sydney time Thursday morning which includes a few Android devices. Amongst the usual supply of monitors, laptops, headphones, hard drives, routers and SD cards you’ll find some Sony and Samsung devices from the past year – you might be able to save some money[Read More…]

in Bargains, Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets by at 9:45 pm on June 18, 2014