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Todoist Adds Android Wear Support

Todoist Adds Android Wear Support

When Google announced their best apps of 2014 it was of no surprise to Ausdroid staff that Todoist was included. Todoist is a high powered, fully featured, cross-platform task manager. We use it extensively here at Ausdroid for sharing and collaboration of tasks and posts that need to be done and find it an extremely useful app/program that allows integration[Read More…]

by 11:13 am on December 18, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Ausdroid is now featured in Google News

Ausdroid is now featured in Google News

In rather exciting news this morning (for us, at least), we’re proud to announce that Ausdroid has been incorporated into Google’s News service. What does this mean? It will be a lot easier to find our latest content on popular mobile technology news subjects. To us, this is a real recognition of the value that Ausdroid provides the mobile technology consumer[Read More…]

by 9:26 am on December 18, 2014 9 comments Discussions, News
Google confirms that Nexus 5 will continue to be available

Google confirms that Nexus 5 will continue to be available

See that phone in the middle there? That’s last year’s Nexus handset, the Nexus 5, and recently it looked as if it had finally ceased production with the red and white colour options disappearing from the Play Store entirely, and the black units being marked out of stock. We wrote to Google and asked about this, because while it’s a[Read More…]

by 8:26 am on December 18, 2014 3 comments News, Phones
Travelling? Enjoy the sounds of your destination with Google Play Music

Travelling? Enjoy the sounds of your destination with Google Play Music

Google is running a promotion for Google Play Music All Access in some Qantas domestic terminals at the moment, inviting travellers to sample the sounds of musicians and bands that come from their destination city. The ads promote local artists like Guy Sebastian (Adelaide), Troye Sivan (Perth), Jessica Mauboy (Darwin) and Karise Eden (Brisbane) and invites passers-by to tap an[Read More…]

by 10:41 pm on December 17, 2014 3 comments Google Play, News
Exclusive: Win a PlayStation 4, an Xperia Z3 and a Game Cave from Ausdroid and Sony Mobile!

Exclusive: Win a PlayStation 4, an Xperia Z3 and a Game Cave from Ausdroid and Sony Mobile!

Looking for an extra present to put under the Christmas tree this year? Maybe you’re after a present just for yourself? We’ve got just the thing for you! Thanks to our friends at Sony Mobile, one lucky Ausdroid reader will win a PlayStation 4, an Xperia Z3, a Dual Shock Controller Mount and a custom-made Game Cave tent in which[Read More…]

by 12:00 pm on December 17, 2014 16 comments Competition, Exclusive
Google removes High-Quality voices from Text to Speech app because they’re no longer needed

Google removes High-Quality voices from Text to Speech app because they’re no longer needed

Back in March, Google rolled out several high-quality voice add-ons in their version 3.0 update, but Google has now removed these additions advising they’re no longer needed. According to the What’s New comments on the Google Play store entry for Text-To-Speech, Google advises : Improved quality: our standard quality voices now surpass the quality of the high quality voices from[Read More…]

by 11:11 am on December 17, 2014 3 comments Apps
My Tracks now supports Google Fit integration

My Tracks now supports Google Fit integration

Google Fit has been slowly gaining traction, but so far support from third party vendors has been sort of slow. Thankfully, Google has their own GPS based tracking app, My Tracks. My Tracks was one of the first fitness based apps to update for Android Wear and now they’ve also integrated Google Fit tracking into the mix. The latest update,[Read More…]

by 9:58 am on December 17, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Services
Tile can now track your things on Android

Tile can now track your things on Android

Tile, one of the more popular “item trackers” to launch from a Kickstarter campaign in recent years, has announced that its tracking app is finally available on Android. Tile’s item tracker is a small square tag with a hole to attach it to a keychain. Its form factor is probably one of the better ones we’ve seen in this class,[Read More…]

by 9:57 am on December 17, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Apps
Moto 360 owners still receiving Android 5.0.1 update – now updated to build version LWX48T

Moto 360 owners still receiving Android 5.0.1 update – now updated to build version LWX48T

Motorola was apparently supposed to finish rolling out the Android Wear 5.0.1 update to their watches yesterday, however as we saw in comments on our post yesterday, not everyone has received the update yet – and there’s a reason for that. Apparently Motorola has begun pushing a second build of Android Wear 5.0.1 – build version LWX48T – to Moto[Read More…]

by 9:27 am on December 17, 2014 9 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Sony announces AOSP support is available for all 2014 released phones

Sony announces AOSP support is available for all 2014 released phones

Sony have previously announced support for the Android Open Source Project on recent Xperia devices like the Z3, pictured above, but some of the lesser known handsets also released this year missed out. Well, Sony has now corrected this, announcing via the Sony Developer World blog that they’ve rounded out the suite, with every Qualcomm-based device released in 2014 now[Read More…]

by 9:18 am on December 17, 2014 3 comments News