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Field Trip 2.0 comes with material design

Field Trip 2.0 comes with material design

One of those useful apps that you’ve probably never installed unless you went on holidays somewhere, is Field Trip. It’s released by Google subsidiary, Niantic Labs, creators of the social game Ingress. They’ve updated the app to version 2.0 which brings with it Material Design, better location capture and some cleaner, easier to use features. The ease of locating local[Read More…]

by 1:52 pm on January 22, 2015 2 comments Apps
HTC One (M9) is leaking again

HTC One (M9) is leaking again

The lead up to the launch of the new HTC flagship, codenamed ‘Hima’ has been seeing a few leaks of late. We’ve seen some specs on the device courtesy of Bloomberg and some images via Nowhere Else which were subsequently taken down due to complaint made to their source via the supplier of the image; which suggests that the images[Read More…]

by 1:39 pm on January 22, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Ultimate Ears launches the UE Megaboom in Australia – $350 from mid-February

Ultimate Ears launches the UE Megaboom in Australia – $350 from mid-February

Ultimate Ears (UE) last night hosted the launch of its UE Megaboom portable Bluetooth speaker at Sydney’s iconic Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool. The Megaboom is the big brother to the company’s popular UE Boom. For your money, you’re getting a blown-up UE Boom, with a few new additions. It’s a little over 21cm tall with a diameter of just under[Read More…]

by 12:30 pm on January 22, 2015 3 comments Accessories, News
Motorola’s Turbo Charger now listed on Google Play; not available (yet) in Australia

Motorola’s Turbo Charger now listed on Google Play; not available (yet) in Australia

While we here in Australia are still waiting to receive the official Motorola Turbo Charger at all, even for customers who purchased a Nexus 6, Google has listed the Motorola Turbo Charger on Google Play in the US. The Turbo Charger is listed for US$34.99 plus shipping, but we’re unfortunately seeing the usual message ‘Motorola Turbo Charger is not available[Read More…]

by 11:23 am on January 22, 2015 3 comments Accessories, Google Play, Manufacturer
Google+ App Update

Google+ App Update

It’s update Wednesday, or as the time-zones would have it Thursday! That means we’re seeing various updates to Google apps, and today Google+ is getting an update. For those of you using the social network, there’s a few interesting new items included in the update. The new bits You’ve got Home instead of Everything as a listing for the default[Read More…]

by 10:40 am on January 22, 2015 1 comment Apps, Google Services, News
Acer announces two new Chromebooks aimed at the education market

Acer announces two new Chromebooks aimed at the education market

Acer has been quite successful in the Chromebook market, despite a relatively late entry, and they’re planning to continue their association with the education market, announcing two new Chromebooks for that market. The Acer C910 and C740 are the two new models offering a durable and affordable option for parents. The two models come in different screen sizes, with the[Read More…]

by 10:32 am on January 22, 2015 0 comments Chromebook, Manufacturer
WhatsApp access, anywhere in the world, for free? Egads!

WhatsApp access, anywhere in the world, for free? Egads!

WhatsApp seems to be in the news at the moment, firstly for the wrong reasons, and then for a good one. Well, if that was good, this is better. What if I told you that soon enough, you’ll be able to use WhatsApp just about anywhere, around the world, for free (after a one-off fee)? Sure, if you’ve got a[Read More…]

by 9:39 am on January 22, 2015 2 comments News
A wrap of Samsung Galaxy S6 rumours from around the web

A wrap of Samsung Galaxy S6 rumours from around the web

I love this time of year; leading into MWC 2015 (or Mobile World Congress) rumours, rumours, rumours… and we’re trying to raise enough funds to send our Managing Editor, Dan Tyson over! For Samsung, rumours come thick and fast about upcoming flagship phones. One rumour that will particularly please a lot of users is that Touchwiz may be toned back[Read More…]

by 9:20 am on January 22, 2015 5 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours
HP’s Stylus driven Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 will be coming to Australia

HP’s Stylus driven Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 will be coming to Australia

HP’s tablet range have for the most part been lower end generic devices, which haven’t had a huge amount to sing about. But HP is trying to change their image, by going for a new market with their stylus driven HP Pro Slate 8 and Pro Slate 12 tablets. The Pro Slate series are driven by the “Duet Pen” which[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on January 22, 2015 1 comment Manufacturer, Tablets
Google Docs, Slides and Sheets receive updates – iOS users get TouchID integration

Google Docs, Slides and Sheets receive updates – iOS users get TouchID integration

Google’s update Wednesday has begun again after the Christmas/New Year break and is updating a number of their apps, including Docs, Slides and Sheets for Android. The three apps get a couple of handy new updates mainly focused on editing on mobile. Docs now has the ability to perform real-time spell-checking, Sheets now has the ability to hide rows and[Read More…]

by 8:11 am on January 22, 2015 0 comments Apps