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HP Australia clarifies specs and pricing for the upcoming Chromebook 11 and 14

HP Australia clarifies specs and pricing for the upcoming Chromebook 11 and 14

Ok, we think we got this. There’s definitely updated HP Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 models arriving in Australia, but after double checking with HP Australia, we’ve been able to nail down the specs, model #’s and pricing for the Chromebooks dropping next month. For a start, the Chromebook 14 will not have a FullHD screen, this was an unfortunate wording error in the press release. The screen resolution for both the Chromebook 11 and Chromebook 14 will be 1366×768. There will be only one model of the Chromebook 11, released in Snow White with 2GB of RAM priced at[Read More...]

by 7:00 AM on September 13, 2014 4 comments Chromebook
Samsung Australia begins asking ‘Are you ready to Note?’

Samsung Australia begins asking ‘Are you ready to Note?’

After a big launch at IFA in Germany last week, Samsung Australia has begun ramping up for the launch of the Galaxy Note 4 in Australia. The Samsung Australia website has begun offering customers looking for information on the launch of the Note 4 locally, a way to sign-up to receive information as soon as they’re ready to announce it. For interested potential customers, you can sign-up to the mailing list, which requires you to enter your Name, Email address and Post Code, to ‘Be among the first to know when the Note 4 hits Australia!’ No mention yet of[Read More...]

by 5:55 AM on September 13, 2014 4 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Smaller G Flex successor to arrive before the end of the year

Smaller G Flex successor to arrive before the end of the year

The G Flex was an interesting device, it showed off many facets of LG’s ability to incorporate new technologies, as well as solve problems on the fly. It didn’t set the world afire with sales, but as a halo device, the G Flex is well deserving of a second model, and that’s exactly the plan according to sources in Korea. LG will apparently unveil a second model of the G Flex in Korea before the end of the year. The new G Flex will be a more compact model than the previous 6″ behemoth, and will also carry a higher[Read More...]

by 5:43 AM on September 13, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones, Rumours
HTC looking to release GoPro competitor and ‘Selfie’ phone at October event

HTC looking to release GoPro competitor and ‘Selfie’ phone at October event

HTC has had a few financial issues of late, the company has been doing better in their last couple of financial calls, but they’re apparently looking stabilise their financials by entering a new market, offering ruggedised, small form factor cameras according to a new report. Bloomberg is reporting that according to a source, HTC will release a waterproof camera aimed at extreme sports participants. The camera will feature a tube shaped body, with an ultra wide-angle lens atop a 16MP sensor. Connections to phones would be via Bluetooth or Wifi, which the camera will include. Chasing both the Android market[Read More...]

by 5:29 AM on September 13, 2014 2 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Rumours
Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 210 with LTE – bringing LTE to the low-end market

Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 210 with LTE – bringing LTE to the low-end market

Qualcomm is at the top of their game, their processors power the current flagship phones, as well as powering the lower end of the market, all the way down to the Snapdragon 200. As a followup, Qualcomm has decided to include LTE on-chip as part of the follow-up to their Snapdragon 200 processor, introducing the Snapdragon 210, with LTE. While LTE is great, not all markets have it so Qualcomm has also announced a 3G-only version called the Snapdragon 208. It appears to have all the same specs, but with no LTE radio. The Snapdragon 208 and 210 include Multi-Mode[Read More...]

by 4:16 AM on September 13, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer
Latest Android Wear update for LG G Watch brings three new watch faces

Latest Android Wear update for LG G Watch brings three new watch faces

The recent KGW42N update for Android Wear is now hitting the LG G Watch as KGW42Q. The improvements to the alarm and navigation functions have been documented, but the update also includes three new watch faces for the LG G Watch, and they’re not bad. The G Watch shipped with 24 Android Wear watch faces, none of which was terribly spectacular, but after the update, three new ones are actually looking pretty good. Named Sporty, Chic and Classic, the watch faces are analogue based, with a second hand movement ticking around. There’s a date on each one, with a three[Read More...]

by 11:48 PM on September 12, 2014 0 comments Android Wear
Dell unveils the Venue 8 7000 series tablet – the worlds thinnest tablet

Dell unveils the Venue 8 7000 series tablet – the worlds thinnest tablet

The Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is always good for a couple of tidbits, the most sexy is the new upcoming tablet from Dell, the Dell Venue 8 7000 – or as Dell like to refer to it, the worlds thinnest tablet. As it’s an Intel event, the tablet obviously runs an Intel processor, in this case it’s an Intel Atom Z3850 quad-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz, it will come with 32GB of storage and a microSD card slot. It’s a smallish tablet, with a speaker sitting down the bottom beneath the 8.4″ 2560×1600 resolution OLED touch display, mounted atop a[Read More...]

by 9:21 PM on September 12, 2014 5 comments News
EA announces SimCity BuildIt, coming soon

EA announces SimCity BuildIt, coming soon

EA Games has announced that it will soon be bringing SimCity BuildIt, a new game in the SimCity franchise, to Android and iOS. We’ve only got a very brief description about the game so far: The choices you make evolve your city in a variety of ways. Meet your citizens’ needs to keep them happy, or make questionable choices and feel your citizens’ wrath. Pinch, zoom, and rotate 360 degrees as you manage your city in the palm of your hand. With countless buildings and vivid, 3D-quality graphics, it’s the most advanced mobile building simulation game. There’s no official release[Read More...]

by 3:57 PM on September 12, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
Well, that escalated quickly – Samsung trolls Apple (again) with new Galaxy Note 4 ads

Well, that escalated quickly – Samsung trolls Apple (again) with new Galaxy Note 4 ads

Samsung has of late been quite proactive at poking the lawyers bear with advertising that’s clearly aimed at Apple, the iPhone and users of ageing Apple devices. Their latest batch of adverts take a direct swipe at the new iPhone 6 before it’s even released to the public, taking aim at the apparent oversights and slow development of the iPhone rather than the stronger features of Samsung’s own devices. Much like the amusing comparisons between the iPhone 6 and 2-generation old Nexus phones, the adverts seek to convince the viewer that Samsung – the main name associated with “Android” by[Read More...]

by 3:13 PM on September 12, 2014 8 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Android Apps begin arriving in Chrome Web Store

Android Apps begin arriving in Chrome Web Store

During the Google I/O keynote this year, one of the larger announcements for ChromeOS was the upcoming ability to install Android apps on Google’s desktop OS. Exactly when Android apps for ChromeOS would arrive wasn’t announced, but according to the Verge, that day has come. Four apps are scheduled to arrive in the Chrome Web Store today. One of the first apps will of course be Vine, which Google showed off during the demo at the keynote. Other apps that will arrive will be Evernote, as well as language training app Duolingo, as well as a children’s sight card app[Read More...]

by 3:31 AM on September 12, 2014 0 comments News
HTC adds Lockscreen to Google Play as latest app to separate from Sense

HTC adds Lockscreen to Google Play as latest app to separate from Sense

HTC has been slowly adding their Sense apps to Google Play over the last six months, starting with Blinkfeed just prior to the launch of the HTC One M8 back in March. Now HTC has spun off their lockscreen to Google Play launching it as an update to existing Sense 6 devices. There’s not much to see here in the way of description, HTC simply says of their app: Swipe right to BlinkFeed, swipe left to Widget Home and swipe up to previously used app. Frequently-used information such as notifications, clock and weather are also available on lock screen. No[Read More...]

by 2:54 AM on September 12, 2014 1 comment Apps
HTC Smartwatch will be launched next year according to a report

HTC Smartwatch will be launched next year according to a report

Will they? Won’t they? After a report last week citing ‘sources familiar with the matter’, who claimed that HTC’s plans for a smartwatch had been dropped, a new report which claims new information from ‘people familiar with the matter’ says the watch is in development and will be launched next year. The report from CNet, claims that the HTC built smartwatch will feature design stylings which HTC is famous for, as well as ‘features that consumers will more immediately gravitate toward’. This despite previous claims that HTC was hesitant to enter a packed market which saw three new smartwatches launched[Read More...]

by 2:33 AM on September 12, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
OnePlus unofficially feeling the heat On Touchscreen Issues

OnePlus unofficially feeling the heat On Touchscreen Issues

With the touchscreen bug originally reported by Ausdroid out of control over at the Cyanogenmod Jira bug reporting site it seems that OnePlus and Cyanogen Inc are starting to feel the pressure. The bug report has over 340 comments and 370 votes showing that this is affecting a lot of people. A couple of days a member of the Cyanogen Inc-OnePlus team replied to a Reddit thread showing that the team is very concerned about the issue. There have been very little heard from OnePlus officially regarding the touchscreen ghost touch issues since the kernel patch arrived to hopefully fix[Read More...]

by 10:23 PM on September 11, 2014 6 comments News