Ausdroid News for 19 August 2014

Asus teases their Android Wear Smartwatch to be announced at IFA
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Asus teases their Android Wear Smartwatch to be announced at IFA

Asus CEO, Jerry Shen announced to a group of investors last week that Asus would be announcing their Android Wear smartwatch at IFA. True to form Asus are now teasing the release via their social media channels. Posts have appeared on the Asus Twitter and Facebook pages showing a quote from Lebanese artist, poet, and writer, Khalil Gibran. The quote[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Manufacturer by at 8:35 pm on August 19, 2014
Use Android Wear and your phone camera as a remote viewer with LookBehind

Use Android Wear and your phone camera as a remote viewer with LookBehind

We’re seeing more and more uses for Android Wear every day. Having a secondary screen on your wrist, connected to your phone is quite handy for notifications and getting information, but it is afterall a full colour LCD or AMOLED screen, so why not activate your camera and stream video to it? LookBehind turns your Android Wear watch into the[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Apps by at 5:47 pm on August 19, 2014
HP Chromebook 11 (11-2001TU) — Review
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HP Chromebook 11 (11-2001TU) — Review

HP has jumped into Chromebook’s with a vengeance. As one of the largest PC makers in the world, they have the scale and facilities to churn out models quite quickly and they’re doing so with their Chromebooks. It’s a good sign that Chromebooks have enough traction to warrant so many iterations of ChromeOS based notebooks and we’re always happy to[Read More…]

in by at 12:12 pm on August 19, 2014
LG announces the G3 UX to become standard on low-mid range smartphones and tablets
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LG announces the G3 UX to become standard on low-mid range smartphones and tablets

LG is quite proud of their latest iteration of the UX for their G3, it’s a matured skin which has really come a long way from their quite outlandish initial offerings. LG has today announced that they will begin standardising some of the proprietary features from the G3 into their low-mid range smartphones and tablets which will launch later this[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Tablets by at 11:54 am on August 19, 2014
Flappy Bird creator shows off his next game ‘Swing Copters’
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Flappy Bird creator shows off his next game ‘Swing Copters’

Flappy Bird is undoubtedly one of the biggest viral game successes this year, it was a little too successful for creator Dong Nguyen who removed it from Google Play and the App Store. But Dong has brought it back in the form of a slightly upgraded game: Flappy Birds ‘Family’ — albeit as an Amazon App Store exclusive — but[Read More…]

in Apps by at 11:03 am on August 19, 2014
Firefox for Android adds Chromecast support to nightly builds
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Firefox for Android adds Chromecast support to nightly builds

Most people are familiar with Firefox, with many users of Chrome coming across from the open-source web browser at some stage, with many floating back and forth as features and performance vary. The option to Chromecast from Firefox was announced earlier this year, and it seems that Firefox for Android is first of the rank, with Mozilla adding the feature[Read More…]

in Apps, Chromecast by at 10:43 am on August 19, 2014
Sony looking to expand their ‘Compact’ brand to tablets
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Sony looking to expand their ‘Compact’ brand to tablets

With the upcoming IFA tech conference in Berlin looming in just a couple of weeks, the leaks will be coming thick and fast. The latest leak from Sony – who are apparently set to announce an Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact at the show – is that they are looking to expand the Compact branding to their Xperia tablets, with[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Rumours, Tablets by at 10:23 am on August 19, 2014
Google to launch YouTube based music service: YouTube Music Key
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Google to launch YouTube based music service: YouTube Music Key

Rumours surrounding a YouTube based music service have been circulating for some time, but it appears that the service could be almost ready to launch. Android Police have released a report which outlines the service, as well as plans to rebrand Google Play Music All Access. The new YouTube service will be called YouTube Music Key, a streaming service which[Read More…]

in Google Play, Google Services, Rumours by at 10:07 am on August 19, 2014
Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 app now available in the Google Play store

Bingham Cup Sydney 2014 app now available in the Google Play store

The Bingham Cup, is a biennial international, non-professional, gay rugby union tournament, and this year it’s being held in Sydney. With 9 days to go until Sydney’s team, the Sydney Convicts, takes part along with teams from 15 other countries, an app has been released to Google Play. The free app, allows users to follow the news, results and fixtures[Read More…]

in Apps by at 9:41 am on August 19, 2014
App Review: Screen Time Parental Control
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App Review: Screen Time Parental Control

Modern parenting. Often a phrase uttered by those who don’t agree with kids using technology excessively, usually by those who are yet to have kids. If modern parenting is a crime then I am guilty of it. Early on in both of my kids’ lives I encouraged them to use my Android tablets to familiarise themselves with technology, to give[Read More…]

in Apps by at 9:39 am on August 19, 2014