‘Send a Hangout’ voice tag sneaks onto Android Wear
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‘Send a Hangout’ voice tag sneaks onto Android Wear

It seems that Google may have snuck one more touch of magic into this week’s Google App update. Along with the extended functionality of voice messaging to 3rd party apps Android Police readers noticed that simultaneously with the update users of Google’s Hangout messaging service were able to initiate a Hangout message via their Android Wear device using voice input.[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Apps, Smartwatch by at 9:30 am on August 1, 2015
Free Chromecast and $20 Play Voucher with selected devices at JB Hifi

Free Chromecast and $20 Play Voucher with selected devices at JB Hifi

If you’re in the market for an outright purchase of a new phone, now may be the time to check out JB Hifi because they’re currently running a pretty decent special if you’re looking for a couple of freebies with your phone. With the purchase of selected Android devices, you’ll also get a free Chromecast and $20 Google Play voucher.[Read More…]

in News by at 8:00 am on August 1, 2015
Razer gives a better idea on when the Forge Android TV console will arrive here & what’s happening with Ouya

Razer gives a better idea on when the Forge Android TV console will arrive here & what’s happening with Ouya

American peripheral manufacturer Razer, who recently purchased ailing Android game console manufacturer Ouya, has just run an ‘AMA’ on their forums. As well as answering a few key questions about the transition for Ouya, Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan also gave us a clearer answer about when we may see the Razer Forge in Australia. Launched in the US on the[Read More…]

in Android TV, Manufacturer by at 9:15 pm on July 31, 2015
You may have a long wait for an invite to purchase the OnePlus 2 – the queue is now over a million
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You may have a long wait for an invite to purchase the OnePlus 2 – the queue is now over a million

Tuesday’s virtual launch of the OnePlus 2 was a mixed bag, with some absolutely enthralled by the phone and buying into the #Hype, while other’s have seemingly called OnePlus’ ‘2016 FlagShip Killer’ tagline bluff. If you’re on the Hype train however, we hope you reserved your invite early, because the queue has now reached a million strong. OnePlus has posted[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 8:54 pm on July 31, 2015
Sony could possibly launch Marsellus Wallace’s soul on the third of August

Sony could possibly launch Marsellus Wallace’s soul on the third of August

After showing a teaser of a photography based announcement set for August 3rd, the Sony social media channels have followed up today with a new teaser which shows that something golden is coming. The angle of the shot shows a gold light reflecting off the couple’s face, in a similar vein to the Pulp Fiction scenes where the infamous briefcase[Read More…]

in Phones, Rumours by at 8:39 pm on July 31, 2015
Motorola Moto E Gen 2 — Review
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Motorola Moto E Gen 2 — Review

The release of a Motorola Moto series handset has become a big event whenever it happens. Though we waited for four months to finally get the Moto E Gen 2 in Australia, our previous history with the previous Moto E gives us cause to be quite interested in their latest effort. The pricing on the new Moto E was the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews by at 6:35 pm on July 31, 2015
Huawei overtakes Microsoft to be the 3rd largest mobile phone vendor globally
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Huawei overtakes Microsoft to be the 3rd largest mobile phone vendor globally

Market research and analytics firm Strategy Analytics has released their quarterly analysis of global mobile handset shipments showing Huawei has overtaken Microsoft’s handset division to become the third largest supplier of mobile phones worldwide. Huawei increased their market share to an all-time high of 7%, up from 4.8%  in the same quarter last year. The Chinese OEM has been expanding both their product range[Read More…]

in Manufacturer by at 11:38 am on July 31, 2015
Nat and Lo’s 20% project: How translate works on signs

Nat and Lo’s 20% project: How translate works on signs

Going behind the scenes at Google is something a lot of people would love to do. Using their 20% flexi-time a couple of employees and clearly good friends, Nat and Lo have started a project to run around the Google campus and check out various projects that they’re curious about, with the aim to also educate their YouTube subscribers a[Read More…]

in Google Services, News by at 9:15 am on July 31, 2015
Samsung SE370 Monitor with wireless charging coming to Australia
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Samsung SE370 Monitor with wireless charging coming to Australia

Samsung are market leaders in a number of areas; innovation being one of them. On Tuesday we posted about the SE370 PC Monitor with Wireless Charging integrated in the base. On the back of this announcement we contacted Samsung in Australia to confirm if the monitors would be available in Australia and have received the following confirmation: Samsung Electronics Australia[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News by at 8:45 am on July 31, 2015
Android Studio 1.3 hits the stable channel with their biggest feature release to date

Android Studio 1.3 hits the stable channel with their biggest feature release to date

It’s all about the developers today, with Google announcing that version 1.3 of Android Studio, which was previewed at Google I/O has hit the stable channel for general release. Android Studio 1.3 is Google’s biggest release yet in terms of features says Reto Meier, Head of Scalable Developer Advocacy at Google in the blog post announcing the update. There’s two[Read More…]

in Android Development by at 8:30 am on July 31, 2015