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Eli Hayes Healey Foundation fundraiser on Saturday 16 November

Eli Hayes Healey Foundation fundraiser on Saturday 16 November

In just one week’s time now, Saturday 16 November 2013 at 5.30pm, Ausdroid Community Foundation and the Eli Hayes Healey Foundation will be holding their first fundraising gala event at a black tie event to be held at the Intercontinental Melbourne &mdash The Rialto. Jason, Chris and myself will be there on Saturday night, and the evening offers a bit[Read More…]

by 12:56 pm on November 8, 2013 2 comments News
[Update] Kogan and the GPL

[Update] Kogan and the GPL

One of the best things about Android is its open source nature. While it is not entirely open source (many apps are not), there is the Android Open Source Project, or AOSP, which refers to “the people, the processes, and the source code that make up Android.” The AOSP allows anyone with the knowledge and a 64bit operating system to[Read More…]

by 12:45 pm on November 8, 2013 20 comments Opinion, Other
Nuance updates Swype with Bilingual support and dictation

Nuance updates Swype with Bilingual support and dictation

It seems the keyboard wars are upon us, Google updated their keyboard when Android 4.2 was released with Gesture Typing which was a clear shot across the bow of well known keyboard replacement Swype, since then even Swiftkey has introduced ‘Flow’ their version of gesture typing but Swype is still considered one of the best for the gesture typing afficianados[Read More…]

by 10:30 am on November 8, 2013 2 comments Apps
Telstra Dave sent through Tough Mudder – comes through with flying colours

Telstra Dave sent through Tough Mudder – comes through with flying colours

The Telstra Dave, which launched on Australias largest mobile network last month last month, is a ruggedised beast built by ZTE. Telstra has obviously seen the need for a ruggedised phone in their range, carrying the Xperia Z and Z1 and now the lower end ‘Dave’. In a survey which Telstra commissioned, which interviewed over 1,000 people, they found some[Read More…]

by 10:00 am on November 8, 2013 5 comments Carriers, Phones
Pictures of the back panel of the HTC 2014 flagship model codenamed ‘M8′ leak

Pictures of the back panel of the HTC 2014 flagship model codenamed ‘M8′ leak

The HTC One, launched early this year was known quite early on by it’s internal codename ‘M7′. At an end of year party last year, video was taken of HTC CEO Peter Chou on-stage at an event holding up the phone while scores of HTC staff yelled and chanted ‘M7, M7, M7′ and now it seems HTC have continued the[Read More…]

by 9:30 am on November 8, 2013 3 comments Phones, Rumours
Sony advises upgrade paths for Android 4.3 and Android 4.4 for Xperia devices.

Sony advises upgrade paths for Android 4.3 and Android 4.4 for Xperia devices.

Sony has updated their blog overnight with updates on their line of Xperia devices, advising exactly which products are getting the newly announced Android 4.4 update, as well as listing the schedule and lineup for Android 4.3. First up – Android 4.3. The final Jelly Bean updated will be heading to a whole range of Xperia Smartphones next month –[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on November 8, 2013 1 comment Manufacturer, OS Update, Phones, Tablets
Galaxy Note 3 Experience app lets you try out a Note 3 for free

Galaxy Note 3 Experience app lets you try out a Note 3 for free

Are you in the market for a new phone but not sure where to go? Are you considering a Galaxy Note 3, but not really sold on its features? Samsung wants to help ease that decision, and has released a new app called Galaxy Note 3 Experience, which, funnily enough, allows you try out some of the features of a[Read More…]

by 8:59 am on November 8, 2013 2 comments Google Play, News, Phones
The ART of turbo charging your Nexus 5

The ART of turbo charging your Nexus 5

Google’s popular new phone, the Nexus 5, certainly is a snappy performer with its top shelf Snapdragon 800 SoC and 2GB of RAM, but there are ways to make it faster again. For those that would like to maximise the N5’s potential, there are tweeks that can be done that don’t require Root, or any special software side-loaded at all.[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on November 8, 2013 7 comments Modding, Phones
Google Hangouts 2.0.122 now available in Google Play and rolling out to everyone

Google Hangouts 2.0.122 now available in Google Play and rolling out to everyone

The updated Google Hangouts App, which was announced last week just prior to the release of the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 at their ‘Morning With Google’ Google+ event has just arrived in Google Play and is rolling out to users who have it installed as an update. The new version – 2.0.122 – brings about the three major features[Read More…]

by 8:21 am on November 8, 2013 16 comments Apps
Google Glass XE11 update rolls out – Take me home tonight

Google Glass XE11 update rolls out – Take me home tonight

It’s time for the latest update to Google Glass to rollout to Glass Explorers. While the product moves closer and closer to a retail release, the updates for the software increase the usefulness of the product on a monthly basis. So, what’s new this month? The update brings about some more Google Services functionality, specifically this month with your calendar.[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 8, 2013 1 comment Glass