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Good Deal: Get a Xiaomi Mi Band for $20

Good Deal: Get a Xiaomi Mi Band for $20

OzBargain is pointing to another great deal today – the Xiaomi Mi Band fitness tracker, delivered for just under AU$20. The once little-known Chinese manufacturer’s profile increased greatly in 2013 when they picked up Hugo Barra from Google, and since then their market share, profile and product quality has seen a stratospheric rise. Xiaomi’s Bluetooth connected band handles fitness tracking,[Read More…]

by 2:14 pm on January 23, 2015 8 comments Accessories, Deal, News
Expansys has the Yotaphone 2 available for AU$859 delivered

Expansys has the Yotaphone 2 available for AU$859 delivered

The phone with two fronts – that’s the always-on-e-paper-screen-toting Yotaphone 2, for those of you playing at home – is now available for pre-order at Expansys. There’s a mini site for the phone, or you can go directly to the product listing to pre-order. Expansys is responsible for sales of the phone in South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Japan[Read More…]

by 1:28 pm on January 23, 2015 3 comments Phones
Good deal: Harvey Norman is selling the Samsung Galaxy Alpha for $432

Good deal: Harvey Norman is selling the Samsung Galaxy Alpha for $432

The phone that started Samsung’s metal frame evolution is now going for a song at Harvey Norman, with the retailer now listing the phone for just $432 with black and white models available. Samsung’s Galaxy Alpha was only moderately well-received by reviewers, but at around half of its original launch price, prospective purchasers may be more willing to forgive its[Read More…]

by 1:28 pm on January 23, 2015 8 comments Deal, Phones
Android 5.0.2 OTA updates arriving for Nexus devices

Android 5.0.2 OTA updates arriving for Nexus devices

With Android 5.0.2 images now available for a number of Nexus tablets (phones should be soon), it’s time to make sure your Nexus is up to date with the latest software. After publishing our latest How To: Capture an OTA update post, we’ve been lucky enough to have a couple of readers post in some links. So far we’ve managed[Read More…]

by 1:25 pm on January 23, 2015 13 comments OS Update
PlusUs to finally begin shipping the LifeLink cable

PlusUs to finally begin shipping the LifeLink cable

After more than 13 months of waiting for some customers, PlusUs, has advised that they will finally begin shipping their LifeLink charging cable this month. It’s been a long road full of mis-steps and failed communications from the company, which originally promised the LifeLink would ship in early 2014. Communication has been spotty from PlusUs throughout the last year or[Read More…]

by 8:57 am on January 23, 2015 5 comments Accessories
LG says they’re not having issues with the Snapdragon 810 processor

LG says they’re not having issues with the Snapdragon 810 processor

Announced at CES earlier this month, the LG G Flex 2 is a monster in terms of specs. Carrying the latest Snapdragon 810 processor, the phone has a lot to offer, but a recent report that Samsung had dropped the Snapdragon 810 due to overheating issues, has led LG to announce they’re not seeing any of these issues. At a[Read More…]

by 8:02 am on January 23, 2015 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
HTC Desire 626 (A32) leaks with Octa-Core MediaTek processor

HTC Desire 626 (A32) leaks with Octa-Core MediaTek processor

Contender for the vacated internet leaking title, @Upleaks has just produced another leak of a HTC device, showing off renders and specs for the HTC Desire 626, codenamed (A32). The phone will be a mid-range device with a MediaTek MT6572 Octa-Core processor, 2GB of RAM, although a variant with a Snapdragon 410 processor and 1GB RAM will also be made[Read More…]

by 7:47 pm on January 22, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 130 – Big Phones a-gogo

Ausdroid Podcast 130 – Big Phones a-gogo

Welcome to episode 130 of the Ausdroid podcast! After last week’s CES focus, this week we looked at the Big Phones of the moment – the Nexus 6 and the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, before turning our attention to rumours of Samsung, HTC and Sony’s new flagships, which we’re expecting to see announced at Mobile World Congress 2015.[Read More…]

by 6:16 pm on January 22, 2015 0 comments Podcast
A Love Letter to Google Keep

A Love Letter to Google Keep

Remember Google Keep? It’s that note taking, list making, reminder service offered by Google, which perhaps has lost a lot of the momentum and publicity that it once had. It seems from the people I’ve spoken to about it, that “I’ve already got an app to do that” is the common response when you speak to people about the capabilities[Read More…]

by 5:29 pm on January 22, 2015 24 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Good Deal: Grab a Moto E from Kogan for $119 for a limited time

Good Deal: Grab a Moto E from Kogan for $119 for a limited time

If you’re looking for a great deal on a low-cost smartphone, you simply cannot look past the Motorola Moto E. It’s near stock interface and fast updates have seen the Moto E become the darling of the tech press and users in markets around the world, at nearly $180 it’s a pretty good deal, but Kogan are selling the phone[Read More…]

by 2:31 pm on January 22, 2015 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones