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Optus announce new trade-in scheme to give you credit towards your new plan

Optus announce new trade-in scheme to give you credit towards your new plan

If you’re into gadgets then chances are you have a number of Smartphones lying around gathering dust, and Optus would like to take them off your hands in exchange for giving you credit on your next Optus My Plan phone bill when you sign up to a new contract or re-contract to a postpaid mobile plan. The requirements of the[Read More…]

by 1:34 am on September 24, 2013 3 comments Carriers, Phones
Vodafone announce App Aid 2013 – Coding for a cause

Vodafone announce App Aid 2013 – Coding for a cause

After a highly successful event last year that saw the creation of St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) ‘Responder App’ as well as apps for OzHarvest and the Starlight foundation, Vodafone have announced that App Aid 2013 is going ahead with up to $120,000 being contributed this year to as many as five Australian charities by Vodafone Foundation and Vodafone. App[Read More…]

by 12:50 am on September 24, 2013 0 comments Carriers, Charity, News
Oppo announce the N1 with rotating camera, touch sensitive back and optional CyanogenMod

Oppo announce the N1 with rotating camera, touch sensitive back and optional CyanogenMod

While they’re a relative newcomer to the mobile phone market, Oppo made a large splash worldwide with the first phone announced with a 1080P display – the Oppo Find 5 – they’ve been set the challenge of following it up with a big release and they’ve just announced their new phone, the Oppo N1. The N1 comes with Oppo’s version[Read More…]

by 11:55 pm on September 23, 2013 12 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Sony’s next wave: Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, QX lens cameras

Sony’s next wave: Xperia Z Ultra, Z1, QX lens cameras

It’s been a while since we saw a major Android product launch from Sony in Australia – the most recent being the Xperia Z in February and its sibling Xperia Tablet Z in June. While we’re still seeing Sony’s “Best of Sony in a smartphone” ads around Australia, Sony has moved on internationally with the recent additions to their flagship[Read More…]

by 4:23 pm on September 23, 2013 4 comments News
Ubuntu Touch release coming to a Nexus near you in October

Ubuntu Touch release coming to a Nexus near you in October

Linux nerds worldwide cried out in unison when the Ubuntu Edge IndiGoGo campaign failed a couple of months ago, some say that the call for a genuine Linux phone isn’t there, others say that the ridiculous $800 early bird price was to blame. Regardless, the campaign fell dramatically short of it’s target and failed to get off the ground. While[Read More…]

by 10:55 am on September 23, 2013 8 comments News
Samsung Galaxy S4 Active — Review

Samsung Galaxy S4 Active — Review

The Samsung Galaxy S4 is certainly one of the top three phones of 2013, but can its more-rugged cousin, the Galaxy S4 Active, live up to the ‘Galaxy S’ name? There’s no denying Samsung have been the success story of the Android platform. Even before even Ice-Cream Sandwich was released, they had the flagship phone of the Android fleet with[Read More…]

by 7:00 am on September 23, 2013 7 comments Design, Reviews
Blackberry advises rollout of BBM for Android and iOS is on hold

Blackberry advises rollout of BBM for Android and iOS is on hold

After promising Blackberry Messaging(BBM) would be released on Android and iOS by the end of Summer, it appears that they have missed that deadline – September 21 being the end of summer in the northern hemisphere – making a shaky start to their transition to become an end-to-end solutions provider of hardware, software and services, after advising yesterday that they[Read More…]

by 11:46 am on September 22, 2013 1 comment Apps
AOSP based Camera App – Focal (Beta) – retreats from Cyanogen Mod and is now available in Google Play

AOSP based Camera App – Focal (Beta) – retreats from Cyanogen Mod and is now available in Google Play

The launch of Cyanogen Mod Inc took most in the Android world a little by surprise, there’s been some back and forth with developers and one consequences of the Mod going ‘mainstream’ is that the developers behind the AOSP Camera replacement – Focal – have decided to remove the app from Cyanogen Mod and have now released it to Google[Read More…]

by 10:47 am on September 22, 2013 6 comments Apps, Camera, Modding
Possible Android 4.4 Messaging and Phone App screenshots surface

Possible Android 4.4 Messaging and Phone App screenshots surface

Our first look at Android 4.4 came after a Nexus 5 running a supposed build of Android 4.4 was photographed and video’d after being left in a bar, now 9to5Google have received some screenshots of what appears to be updated Message and Phone Apps. The apps appear to have a colour scheme – Green for Messaging matching the Green icon[Read More…]

by 9:58 am on September 22, 2013 6 comments Apps, OS Update, Rumours
HP add’s four new Android Slate tablets, including a new 8″ tablet

HP add’s four new Android Slate tablets, including a new 8″ tablet

After somewhat a rocky start with their first ever budget Android tablet, Slate 7″, which was not a massive success from our point of view, HP have decided to soldier on, announcing four new Android tablets which the company are aiming for the mid to high end market. The new HP tablets using the HP ‘Slate’ branding come in four[Read More…]

by 7:40 am on September 22, 2013 10 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets