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Boost Mobile launches a $99 smartphone with a 5″ screen

Boost Mobile launches a $99 smartphone with a 5″ screen

Pre-paid smartphones are generally quite small, with manufacturers aiming to cut costs on one of the more expensive components. But Boost Mobile is bucking the trend here, by offering the Boost Mobile View 5.0, a $99 pre-paid smartphone on the Telstra network with a 5″ screen. The Boost Mobile View 5.0, is a rebranded Alcatel OneTouch which Boost are saying[Read More…]

by 11:10 am on November 20, 2014 0 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Win one of two LG G Watches, or a Gift Card!

Win one of two LG G Watches, or a Gift Card!

We know that you’re full of Nexus news and Lollipop goodness, so it’s time to break up the news with a little bit of a giveaway. How would you like an LG G Watch? What about two of them? We’ve got two to give away, and they’re not going to be on our shelves for much longer. We’re making this[Read More…]

by 10:46 am on November 20, 2014 9 comments
Opera Max now available here on Google Play

Opera Max now available here on Google Play

Since launching last year, Opera has been slowly rolling out its Max service across the world, promising savings to mobile data of up to 50%. The company has announced it has added 16 more regions to the availability list, making the Max service available to include us here in Australia, as well as New Zealand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Japan, Myanmar,[Read More…]

by 10:46 am on November 20, 2014 0 comments Apps
Sony Smartwatch 3 and SmartBand Talk now available to order from Sony and Telstra

Sony Smartwatch 3 and SmartBand Talk now available to order from Sony and Telstra

Announced back at IFA in September, and released in a number of markets around the world already, the Sony Smartband Talk and Smartwatch 3 are now officially available in Australia. Of course Ausdroid readers would already know that the Smartband Talk has been available to order from the Sony Australia website since the weekend for $199. Sony also priced the[Read More…]

by 10:41 am on November 20, 2014 5 comments Accessories, Android Wear, Manufacturer
Nexus 6 Does NOT Have Double Tap To Wake

Nexus 6 Does NOT Have Double Tap To Wake

There’s been quite some confusion surrounding a feature that Google announced would be included in Lollipop, as to whether or not it would work on the Nexus 6 – Double-Tap to Wake. It’s present in Lollipop and works well on the Nexus 9 but while some reviewers have said it was present in the Nexus 6 others have said that[Read More…]

by 9:20 pm on November 19, 2014 8 comments News
OneFlare introduces new Android app to let Businesses add 15-second promotional videos to their profile

OneFlare introduces new Android app to let Businesses add 15-second promotional videos to their profile

OneFlare, the Australian based online marketplace which lets Aussies connect with local businesses and tradespeople around them, has introduced a new app today. Aimed at the Businesses and Tradespeople who list their services on OneFlare, the Oneflare Video app allows them to upload a 15-second video to their online profile. OneFlare believes that the app will add another level to[Read More…]

by 4:26 pm on November 19, 2014 0 comments Apps
WhatsApp now so secure even they can’t read your messages

WhatsApp now so secure even they can’t read your messages

Since revelations that the NSA or other security agencies have been monitoring most communications, end-to-end encryption has been a hot buzzword in messaging circles. In their latest update, WhatsApp has announced that their messaging service has now implemented this encryption, becoming so secure that even they can’t read your messages, thanks to a partnership with Open Whisper Systems. The WhatsApp[Read More…]

by 12:44 pm on November 19, 2014 7 comments Apps, News
Android Auto APIs Now Available For Developers

Android Auto APIs Now Available For Developers

Earlier this year at Google IO, Google not only announced, but showed a preview of Android Auto. Since then we’ve seen very little on what it is and how it will work. Today Google have introduced the first APIs for building “Auto-enabled” apps for audio and messaging. It seems, from the demo posted in the video below, that the user’s[Read More…]

by 12:06 pm on November 19, 2014 3 comments Android Auto
Nokia’s Z Launcher now available on Google Play in Beta mode

Nokia’s Z Launcher now available on Google Play in Beta mode

After announcing their first Android Tablet, the N1 yesterday, Nokia has launched their Z launcher on to Google Play, however it is still in Beta mode for now. The Launcher App, which is very simple to use and offers a very simplistic design that changes throughout the day, has made a few improvements since its beta testing program earlier in[Read More…]

by 12:00 pm on November 19, 2014 3 comments Apps
Parrot’s new Bebop drone to launch in Australia next month – pre-orders begin tomorrow

Parrot’s new Bebop drone to launch in Australia next month – pre-orders begin tomorrow

Parrot, the company behind one of the most popular consumer level drones in the world, has announced that their latest offering, the Parrot Bebop, will be launching in Australia next month. The Bebop drone is a third-generation quadricopter, offering a stable platform which allows you to stream and record 1080P video from the drones 14MP front-facing camera which is seated[Read More…]

by 11:58 am on November 19, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Manufacturer