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CES 2014 — Lenovo announces Android AIOs including a 4K model

CES 2014 — Lenovo announces Android AIOs including a 4K model

A manufacturer more known for its desktop affairs and less so for its forays into the land of Android, at CES 2014 Lenovo has announced a range of AIO devices (All In One for those not up with the lingo). Of interest to the Ausdroid reader, though, is not the range that run just Windows, but those that run Android![Read More…]

by 2:18 pm on January 6, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, News
CES 2014 — Samsung announces the ‘New Era of the Smart Home’

CES 2014 — Samsung announces the ‘New Era of the Smart Home’

CES 2014 hasn’t officially kicked off yet (though it isn’t far away) and already Samsung has made an announcement that is sure to be of interest. Samsung’s Smart Home service is to be a means for users to control all their connected home appliances through a single app on a compatible smartphone, tablet, smart TV or wearable device. Through these[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on January 6, 2014 4 comments News, Other
New snapshot release CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat) adds support for more devices

New snapshot release CyanogenMod 11 (KitKat) adds support for more devices

Just shy of a month ago, the CyanogenMod team published their first public releases of CyanogenMod 11, running Android 4.4 KitKat, for some selected Nexus devices. Now, in the first days of 2014, the CyanogenMod team has progressed CM11 along to the second snapshot release (also known as an M release). While still not a stable release, the M releases[Read More…]

by 6:29 pm on January 5, 2014 5 comments Modding, News, OS Update
Google buys Bitspin – Timely the beautiful clock App goes free

Google buys Bitspin – Timely the beautiful clock App goes free

The big news this morning is that Google has acquired Bitspin, the company behind probably the best looking and indeed functional clock App Timely and in a very generous move, made all in-app purchases free. Bitspin announced the acquisition on their blog, advising that they were joining Google, where they will ‘continue to do what we love: building great products[Read More…]

by 7:54 am on January 5, 2014 12 comments Apps, News
Check out LifeLink – the world’s thinnest ultra-portable cable

Check out LifeLink – the world’s thinnest ultra-portable cable

Battery life is definitely one of the biggest issues facing mobile devices at this time, with most requiring a top-up charge at some stage during the day, but how do you achieve this? Lug around your charger, carry a microUSB cable? The team at PlusUs seem to think their LifeLink ultra-portable charging cable could solve this conundrum. PlusUs is a[Read More…]

by 1:43 pm on January 4, 2014 17 comments Accessories
A new set of rumoured specs for the HTC M8 and a new name

A new set of rumoured specs for the HTC M8 and a new name

After Twitter leaker @evleaks yesterday teased with what was described as ‘Preliminary specs’ for the HTC M8, the follow up to the HTC One, it seems they may have moved on from those decidedly ‘meh’ specs and included some more grunt, at least according to HTC ROM developer mike1986 from Android Revolution. mike1986 has previously been able to source some[Read More…]

by 10:03 am on January 4, 2014 13 comments Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
Bauhn Dual-SIM Smartphone on sale at ALDI stores from Wednesday 8 Jan for $149

Bauhn Dual-SIM Smartphone on sale at ALDI stores from Wednesday 8 Jan for $149

ALDI Stores are once again offering the Bauhn 4.3″ Dual-SIM smartphone at a reduced price of $149 (originally $199 last year) from next Wednesday 8 January 2014 for one week only or until sold out, which has been the case in the last with devices running out like hot cakes. We’ve reviewed ALDI phones in the past, and they’ve been[Read More…]

by 9:08 am on January 4, 2014 11 comments News, Phones, Sale
Acer announces two new tablets and two All-in-One Android desktops ahead of CES

Acer announces two new tablets and two All-in-One Android desktops ahead of CES

Acer has this morning released specs on two new tablets and two All-In-One Android desktops ahead of their unveiling at CES in Las Vegas next week. The Tablets – a 7″ and 7.9″ – as with previous releases from Acer are not the highest specced devices on the market and are expected to retail at the lower end of the[Read More…]

by 9:08 am on January 4, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Tablets
Acer’s C720P touchscreen Chromebook is now available in ‘Moonstone White’

Acer’s C720P touchscreen Chromebook is now available in ‘Moonstone White’

By now we know that Acer have made a bit of a name for themselves in the Chromebook space, first entering with one of the second generation Chomebooks, the Acer C7. More recently, they’ve released the Acer C720 for sale in Australia, and while it’s pretty neat, there’s a slightly newer version, the C720P which is floating around in the[Read More…]

by 8:31 am on January 4, 2014 3 comments Chromebook, News
Mobiscope calls for Cloud Beta Testers

Mobiscope calls for Cloud Beta Testers

Mobiscope have approached us at Ausdroid to call for beta testers of their new cloud based security monitoring service Mobiscope Cloud. The service allows you to connect to a DVR type service via any Android device, pause, rewind or replay recorded video direct to your Android device or via the web interface for up to 2 cameras while the service[Read More…]

by 9:38 pm on January 3, 2014 0 comments Apps, News