Google announces Android Auto Desktop Head Unit (DHU) for developers

Google announces Android Auto Desktop Head Unit (DHU) for developers

Unless you want to build yourself a DIY Android Auto unit for your desk, developing for Android Auto can be a bit of a hassle. But it seems Google is aware of that and has this morning announced the Android Auto Desktop Head Unit (DHU), an official tool for developers to use to work on the platform from their PC.[Read More…]

in Android Auto, Android Development by at 7:25 am on August 28, 2015
Sony Xperia Z5 press shots arrive courtesy of Sony themselves

Sony Xperia Z5 press shots arrive courtesy of Sony themselves

Sony’s upcoming press conference at IFA next week is shaping up to be quite exciting. The leak yesterday that we’ll see an Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact as well as an Xperia Z5 Premium sporting a 4K screen has turned quite a few heads. This morning it appears that Sony too is getting excited, enough to accidentally release press[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 6:55 am on August 28, 2015
Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ accessories available to pre-order
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Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ accessories available to pre-order

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ will launch in Australia on the fourth of September. The phones themselves are available to pre-order from a number of places, or will do so just prior. The next thing you need to decide, is how you’re going to dress your new phone. Samsung has begun listing their accessories for both[Read More…]

in Accessories by at 5:40 pm on August 27, 2015
Swype update adds Star Trek themes and Emoji Keyboard
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Swype update adds Star Trek themes and Emoji Keyboard

Third party Keyboard Swype has added a few new features in their latest update which goes live today, adding Star Trek themes and a new Emoji Keyboard. The Star Trek partnership with CBS, who owns the rights to the Star Trek franchise offers 19 themes based on Star Trek properties including The Original Series, Next Generation, Enterprise and more. There’s[Read More…]

in Apps by at 4:04 pm on August 27, 2015
Rumour: Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium to be launched at IFA 2015
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Rumour: Sony Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and Xperia Z5 Premium to be launched at IFA 2015

You know it’s close to IFA time when the leaks start getting better, and this one is a beauty. It’s from what appears could be an official Sony Georgia page on Facebook, spotted by Evan Blass (who kindly translated the Georgian to English), has confirmed the three headline devices we expected to see from Sony in a week’s time at IFA 2015[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones, Rumours by at 2:44 pm on August 27, 2015
Facebook is building their own virtual assistant right into Messenger called ‘M’
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Facebook is building their own virtual assistant right into Messenger called ‘M’

Facebook has joined the ranks of Google, Microsoft and Apple, announcing they too are getting into the virtual assistant game, building the functions right into the Facebook Messenger app. Rather than a search replacement like Cortana or Google Now, Facebook’s assistant will live in Messenger where you’ll be able to chat with the assistand and ask it to perform tasks[Read More…]

in Apps by at 1:54 pm on August 27, 2015
Motorola Support lists the updates in the latest Android Wear update for the Moto 360
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Motorola Support lists the updates in the latest Android Wear update for the Moto 360

The latest Android Wear update has begun rolling out to wrists around the world, with a number of models already seeing the update. Motorola has announced that their Moto 360 has also begun receiving the update, a fact confirmed by former Ausdroider Lucas this morning, and has added a little more info on what you’ll see in the update on[Read More…]

in Android Wear, OS Updates by at 1:29 pm on August 27, 2015
LG shows off a new portable bluetooth tablet keyboard that rolls up for convenience

LG shows off a new portable bluetooth tablet keyboard that rolls up for convenience

LG has just shown off a new tablet keyboard that’s got a neat new trick, the keyboard rolls up into a cylinder to fit more compactly into a carry bag for your convenience. The keyboard is being launched ahead of IFA next week where LG will display it in their booth. The keyboard runs on AAA batteries and will auto-switch[Read More…]

in Accessories by at 1:05 pm on August 27, 2015
Facebook expands availability  of their photo collation app Moments

Facebook expands availability of their photo collation app Moments

Facebook has today expanded availability of their Moments app, an app designed to help you share memories of an event between groups of friends. Launched in June as a US-only exclusive, the app is now available everywhere, making it easy to capture moments with your friends and then share your pictures and view theirs. The expanding of availability to more[Read More…]

in Apps by at 11:39 am on August 27, 2015
Moto G 3rd Generation — Review
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Moto G 3rd Generation — Review

Motorola is innovating, and it’s doing it at a cracking pace. The Moto G line is not quite two years old in Australia, and already we’re reviewing the 3rd generation of the product. Ordinarily, we get a bit upset when products iterate too quickly; it’s not good for consumers to buy a handset and have it superseded too quickly. It[Read More…]

in Phones, Reviews by at 10:32 am on August 27, 2015