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Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have a curvy rear end in this latest leak

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge have a curvy rear end in this latest leak

8:24 am on February 2, 2016 in Phones
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Samsung is due to announce their latest Galaxy S handsets this month at Mobile World Congress on the 21st of February and as usual, Evan Blass is all over the leaks, today showing off the curvy rear end of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. The phones are showing a slightly more curved rear than the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge[Read More…]

February Security Patch for Android has been released – new Nexus factory images availabled

February Security Patch for Android has been released – new Nexus factory images availabled

8:12 am on February 2, 2016 in Android Development
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It’s February, so that means Google has released a new set of Android security patches that have been found and fixed in the last month. The update also means that Nexus devices still covered by the software update process will also be able to either flash a new image, or will receive an Over The Air (OTA) update with the[Read More…]

Dick Smith Electronics lists Oppo’s new F1 phone releasing February 8 at $299

Dick Smith Electronics lists Oppo’s new F1 phone releasing February 8 at $299

7:10 pm on February 1, 2016 in News, Phones
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It appears the first new “F series” phone from Oppo – the F1 – is due for release in Australia next Monday, February 8. Oppo sent out a tease for the phone’s imminent release to newsletter subscribers over the weekend, but today’s information comes courtesy of a preorder page for the phone on the Dick Smith Electronics website, which lists[Read More…]

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Vaya announces changes to Power and Unlimited plans

Vaya announces changes to Power and Unlimited plans

2:42 pm on February 1, 2016 in Carriers, News
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It looks like today is new plan announcement day, with Vaya announcing changes to many of its Power and Unlimited plans with either price reductions or more inclusions. Power Plans are best for data-heavy users with $650 of talk but more data, while the Unlimited plans feature unlimited standard calls in exchange for a little less data. Both sets of[Read More…]

Micro investments platform Acorns is now live in Australia

Micro investments platform Acorns is now live in Australia

1:06 pm on February 1, 2016 in Apps and Games
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Micro investments platform, Acorns is now live in Australia, with the app now freely available to download and new users signing up to the service. Acorns is a US-based company who has partnered up with local company Instreet Investment for their local launch here, and will be concentrating on the local Australian market. The concept behind Acorns is simple, once[Read More…]

Samsung tease their first Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event for 2016

Samsung tease their first Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event for 2016

12:46 pm on February 1, 2016 in Phones
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As we have been expecting Samsung have announced a press conference for #TheNextGalaxy at MWC 2016 in Barcelona on 21st February this year. It’s pretty much a certainty now that we’re going to see the successor to the Galaxy S6 – the Galaxy S7 – as teased by the abstract 7 shown in the teaser video. There are rumours of[Read More…]

Ikea’s range of Qi enabled chargers, lamps and tables are now available in Australia

Ikea’s range of Qi enabled chargers, lamps and tables are now available in Australia

12:33 pm on February 1, 2016 in Accessories
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Swedish, flat-pack furniture maker Ikea launched a range of Qi enabled furniture, lamps and pads in US stores last March, and it appears that the range has now made it to Australia. The Qi enabled Ikea lamps and charging pads are now showing on the showroom floors at Ikea with a ‘New’ tag attached to the items. The pads, branded[Read More…]

Optus brings bonus data, international calls and increased data rollover to prepaid My Prepaid Ultimate plan

Optus brings bonus data, international calls and increased data rollover to prepaid My Prepaid Ultimate plan

10:51 am on February 1, 2016 in Carriers, Other News
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Optus announced this morning that its My Prepaid Ultimate plans have increased data allowances (amusingly titled ‘Datafest’) with bonus recharge data, unlimited standard international calls to ten countries and an increased data rollover allowance on every recharge with a big focus on its $40 recharge price point. Until next May, customers that connect to My Prepaid Ultimate and recharge with[Read More…]

Vodafone makes Red Roaming to New Zealand free; adds Qantas Points deals

Vodafone makes Red Roaming to New Zealand free; adds Qantas Points deals

10:49 am on February 1, 2016 in Carriers, News
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Vodafone announced this morning that it’s removed the $5/day roaming fee for customers travelling to New Zealand on Red and SIM Only plans using their Red Roaming product, and a new relationship with Qantas to offer bonus points on new Qantas Red plans. Since the $5 day Red Roaming service was started by Vodafone in 2013, they’ve racked up some[Read More…]

Lenovo preparing for a “more innovative” Motorola phone for a possible July launch

Lenovo preparing for a “more innovative” Motorola phone for a possible July launch

2:08 pm on January 31, 2016 in News, Phones
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Lenovo is looking looking at launching their next major smartphone in the US around mid-July this year under the Moto brand according to Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang. The information came from an interview between Lenovo CEO Yuanqing Yang and the Wall Street Journal in which Yang is quoted saying the device is ‘more innovative, more attractive’ than previous devices. Mr.[Read More…]

Is this our first look at Samsung’s Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge?

Is this our first look at Samsung’s Galaxy S7 / Galaxy S7 Edge?

10:06 am on January 30, 2016 in Phones, Rumours
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Thanks to serial leaker @evleaks, it now looks as if we’ve got some press renders of Samsung’s rumoured (and likely) successor to last year’s highly successful Galaxy S6 range, with imagery of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge now available. Though Evan hasn’t had much to say about the images (beyond linking to an earlier article he wrote for VentureBeat[Read More…]

OnePlus X can now be purchased without an invite

OnePlus X can now be purchased without an invite

9:45 am on January 30, 2016 in News, Phones
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There was a huge amount of hype around the launch of the OnePlus Two and shortly after (but to a lesser extent) OnePlus X. The problems they suffered were fairly well publicised though; the phones were lacking in specs and disappointed many of the faithful. What was more an annoyance than disappointment for most was the invite system which ultimately[Read More…]

Lonely Planet brings their Guides app to Google Play with 37 free guides for popular travel destinations

Lonely Planet brings their Guides app to Google Play with 37 free guides for popular travel destinations

9:00 am on January 30, 2016 in Apps and Games

Before a plethora of travel related apps and websites appeared, Lonely Planet was travelling the out of the way places and releasing their books and guides for eager travellers to get a locals eye view of the far flung places of the world. Today, Lonely Planet has launched their Android app, called Guides, to Google Play with 37 free guides[Read More…]

Google announce the 2nd AdMob Student App Challange

Google announce the 2nd AdMob Student App Challange

8:00 am on January 30, 2016 in Android Development

Are you a Student? Do you have an awesome app idea? Do you actually know how to make that app? If you can answer yes for all 3 of these questions then Google is calling to you, get your team together. Google’s AdMob division has announced their second Student App Challange, and the overall winner gets a trip to the[Read More…]

Could this be LG Pay?

Could this be LG Pay?

7:43 am on January 30, 2016 in Phones, Rumours
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A report from Korean news outlet ETNews suggests that LG’s rumoured payment system — their answer to Android Pay, Samsung Pay and so on — might not be an entirely smartphone based solution. The credit-card sized device, shown above, has been leaked and touted as either a stand-alone product, or a part of a broader LG Pay setup. This is strikingly similar[Read More…]