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Nexus 6 Does NOT Have Double Tap To Wake

Nexus 6 Does NOT Have Double Tap To Wake

There’s been quite some confusion surrounding a feature that Google announced would be included in Lollipop, as to whether or not it would work on the Nexus 6 – Double-Tap to Wake. It’s present in Lollipop and works well on the Nexus 9 but while some reviewers have said it was present in the Nexus 6 others have said that[Read More…]

by 9:20 pm on November 19, 2014 8 comments News
OneFlare introduces new Android app to let Businesses add 15-second promotional videos to their profile

OneFlare introduces new Android app to let Businesses add 15-second promotional videos to their profile

OneFlare, the Australian based online marketplace which lets Aussies connect with local businesses and tradespeople around them, has introduced a new app today. Aimed at the Businesses and Tradespeople who list their services on OneFlare, the Oneflare Video app allows them to upload a 15-second video to their online profile. OneFlare believes that the app will add another level to[Read More…]

by 4:26 pm on November 19, 2014 0 comments Apps
WhatsApp now so secure even they can’t read your messages

WhatsApp now so secure even they can’t read your messages

Since revelations that the NSA or other security agencies have been monitoring most communications, end-to-end encryption has been a hot buzzword in messaging circles. In their latest update, WhatsApp has announced that their messaging service has now implemented this encryption, becoming so secure that even they can’t read your messages, thanks to a partnership with Open Whisper Systems. The WhatsApp[Read More…]

by 12:44 pm on November 19, 2014 7 comments Apps, News
Android Auto APIs Now Available For Developers

Android Auto APIs Now Available For Developers

Earlier this year at Google IO, Google not only announced, but showed a preview of Android Auto. Since then we’ve seen very little on what it is and how it will work. Today Google have introduced the first APIs for building “Auto-enabled” apps for audio and messaging. It seems, from the demo posted in the video below, that the user’s[Read More…]

by 12:06 pm on November 19, 2014 3 comments Android Auto
Nokia’s Z Launcher now available on Google Play in Beta mode

Nokia’s Z Launcher now available on Google Play in Beta mode

After announcing their first Android Tablet, the N1 yesterday, Nokia has launched their Z launcher on to Google Play, however it is still in Beta mode for now. The Launcher App, which is very simple to use and offers a very simplistic design that changes throughout the day, has made a few improvements since its beta testing program earlier in[Read More…]

by 12:00 pm on November 19, 2014 3 comments Apps
Parrot’s new Bebop drone to launch in Australia next month – pre-orders begin tomorrow

Parrot’s new Bebop drone to launch in Australia next month – pre-orders begin tomorrow

Parrot, the company behind one of the most popular consumer level drones in the world, has announced that their latest offering, the Parrot Bebop, will be launching in Australia next month. The Bebop drone is a third-generation quadricopter, offering a stable platform which allows you to stream and record 1080P video from the drones 14MP front-facing camera which is seated[Read More…]

by 11:58 am on November 19, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
Facebook announces a separate app for Facebook Groups

Facebook announces a separate app for Facebook Groups

Facebook Groups are something that not every Facebook user might use, but they’re very handy if used well. I use Facebook groups to network professionally, to stay in touch with the local SES Unit, and to stay in touch with old friends. People use groups for everything, and to try and give the function a little more prominence, Facebook has[Read More…]

by 11:11 am on November 19, 2014 4 comments Apps, News
Google Fit to get a shot in the arm, with Google announcing the ‘Google Fit Developer Challenge’

Google Fit to get a shot in the arm, with Google announcing the ‘Google Fit Developer Challenge’

The newly announced fitness tracking effort from Google – Fit, is about to get a bit more interaction from developers. Google has this morning announced a new competition for developers to build and submit apps for the platform for the chance to win prizes. Developers are being invited to either create or update an existing app to interact with Google[Read More…]

by 11:10 am on November 19, 2014 0 comments Android Development
Netflix surprises a few and announces Australian launch for 2015

Netflix surprises a few and announces Australian launch for 2015

Netflix has announced today that they’ll be entering the Australian market next year, ending months of speculation (and dare I say it, hope) that the service would make its way down under. The service will become available to Australian and New Zealand residents from March 2015, offering high-definition content and even 4K content where available. The details are very brief.[Read More…]

by 10:48 am on November 19, 2014 14 comments News
Google Play Services 6.5 update adds ‘Trusted Places’ to Android 5.0 devices

Google Play Services 6.5 update adds ‘Trusted Places’ to Android 5.0 devices

Google has been going out of their way to ensure that Lollipop is one of the most secure versions of Android yet released. But security is also not much good if it makes your device impossible to use, which is why Google has added in ‘Smart Lock’ to let you use various real world devices like trusted Bluetooth devices and[Read More…]

by 8:05 am on November 19, 2014 4 comments Apps