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Twitter app update for Android brings new photo sharing features and more

Twitter app update for Android brings new photo sharing features and more

Twitter have released a new version of their Android app which includes new features for photo editing, tagging friends, and showing content on refreshing your stream. The new photo editing features are probably the most useful, including options to crop your photos easily to a Square, Wide or Original size. These aren’t too exciting, but none the less, they’re a[Read More…]

by 1:10 pm on January 29, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Pebble Steel smartwatch starts shipping from the US today

Pebble Steel smartwatch starts shipping from the US today

The team behind the Pebble Smartwatch which launched to much fanfare made a bit of noise before CES 2014, and as it happens they announced a premium upgrade to their line of smartwatches, with the advent of the Pebble Steel. Available in matte black and brushed stainless steel, the new variety of Pebble Smartwatch certainly has a premium feel to[Read More…]

by 1:00 pm on January 29, 2014 1 comment Accessories, News, Smartwatch
LG launches SDK to allow developers to build QSlide Apps

LG launches SDK to allow developers to build QSlide Apps

Since the first time we saw LG’s QSlide Apps sitting in the notification panel, we’ve lamented the limited supply of apps which LG has that support the option to float translucently over the other Apps running on your LG device, while they’ve added to their library of QSlide Apps, they’ve finally decided to open an SDK to allow developers the[Read More…]

by 12:38 pm on January 29, 2014 1 comment Apps, Manufacturer
Asus brings the MeMO Pad 8 to Australia – Available through Harvey Norman for $329

Asus brings the MeMO Pad 8 to Australia – Available through Harvey Norman for $329

Asus has today announced that they have launched a new tablet in Australia which joins the existing MeMO Pad range – the MeMO Pad FHD 10 and the MeMO Pad HD 7 – although the new 8¨ tablet will not carry the HD monniker. Designed as a comfortable to use tablet, the MeMO Pad 8 is quite slim at just[Read More…]

by 12:01 pm on January 29, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
Google announces new prescription friendly frames for Glass

Google announces new prescription friendly frames for Glass

Google yesterday updated their options for Glass Explorers wanting to use the device with their prescription lenses adding 4 new frames – Split, Thin, Bold and Curve – to the range which can be ordered from the Google Glass store for US$225 as well as two new styles of shades which can be purchased for US$150 – note that both[Read More…]

by 11:05 am on January 29, 2014 0 comments Glass
Android 4.4 rolling out to European HTC One handsets now

Android 4.4 rolling out to European HTC One handsets now

The Android 4.4 update has been a very much anticipated release for owners of the current flagship device, and before an updated successor is announced in the next few months, users are very much wanting as many updates as possible before the device is relegated to the same fate that met the former flagship and it appears that European owners[Read More…]

by 10:18 am on January 29, 2014 3 comments OS Update, Phones
Stack Exchange brings an app to Android, and it’s beautiful

Stack Exchange brings an app to Android, and it’s beautiful

Popular repository of knowledge Stack Exchange has released an Android application which allows users to access the question-and-answer site on the go. Stack Exchange runs a number of different sites around different subject areas, including PHP, Android, various other programming topics, operating systems and more. Users post questions, and receive answers, but the real benefit is to users of Google[Read More…]

by 9:26 pm on January 28, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Samsung admits issue in Note 3 update with third party accessories; will fix shortly

Samsung admits issue in Note 3 update with third party accessories; will fix shortly

  Just a few brief days ago, we reported on the update to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 which appeared to break some compatibility with third party accessories, like the Spigen Slim Armor View case depicted above. While speculation was rife that this was intentional on the part of Samsung, it does now appear that this was unintentional. Samsung recently[Read More…]

by 9:12 pm on January 28, 2014 2 comments News, OS Update
Ausdroid Podcast 100 – LIVE tonight at 9.30pm, with goodies!

Ausdroid Podcast 100 – LIVE tonight at 9.30pm, with goodies!

It’s finally here, guys! We’ve made it to episode 100 of the Ausdroid Podcast! They said we’d never make it, but … actually, they didn’t. That’s not true. But if they HAD said it, they’d be WRONG. Join us tonight when a lot of Ausdroiders will bring you the week’s Android news, along with a bumper crop of opinions, rants[Read More…]

by 4:32 pm on January 28, 2014 0 comments News
Why Google Play Edition might kill the Nexus program (and why you shouldn’t worry)

Why Google Play Edition might kill the Nexus program (and why you shouldn’t worry)

The Nexus program has been a curious exercise on Google’s behalf, allowing us to see examples of Android done very well, and sadly in some instances, not so well. Those who’ve been around Android for awhile will remember the much hyped Nexus One, which really set the benchmark for what an Android phone should – at the time – have[Read More…]

by 3:24 pm on January 28, 2014 40 comments News, Opinion