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Rumour: Xperia Z4 launching in China on May 26
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Rumour: Xperia Z4 launching in China on May 26

At the end of April Sony very quietly launched the Xperia Z4 in Japan with details of the device, but there were no details of when the device might become available … well, that is, until now. Sony in China have let the cat out of the bag with the launch date being confirmed as the 26th of May. Cited┬áby[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Phones by at 11:05 am on May 26, 2015
More of the new Photos app: Automatically recognises faces, cars, skylines and more
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More of the new Photos app: Automatically recognises faces, cars, skylines and more

We took a look at Google’s new Photos app yesterday, and it has a tonne of new features. Another new addition is the intelligence┬ábehind the app, which it uses to recognise people, places and things. Google’s Photos service already uses some smarts to create its auto-awesome stories and compilations, but that only goes so far. The new Photos app takes[Read More…]

in Apps, News, Rumours by at 10:10 am on May 26, 2015
Android M to tackle battery and RAM usage in widely expected developer preview
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Android M to tackle battery and RAM usage in widely expected developer preview

Another day closer to Google IO 2015 and another rumour about Android M has surfaced; this one really could be considered a “well, duh”, but none the less it’s worth a quick look. It’s widely accepted that battery life is the number one factor in smartphone usage, and while RAM usage isn’t as well known, the memory leak issue on[Read More…]

in OS Updates, Rumours by at 9:05 am on May 26, 2015
The Asus ZenPad is looking pretty nice in 4:3 in these press renders
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The Asus ZenPad is looking pretty nice in 4:3 in these press renders

At Computex next week, Asus, as one of the tech leaders in the Asia Pacific region, usually kicks off the show with a massive bang. We’ve heard previously that they will be announcing a new range of ZenPad tablets powered by Intel with a new 4:3 aspect ratio screen and now we’ve got an early look at the tablets in[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Tablets by at 12:21 am on May 26, 2015
Oppo Australia is offering freebies with some phones this week

Oppo Australia is offering freebies with some phones this week

Oppo is having a big week, with the launch of their R7 and the super-sized R7 Plus, there’s a lot happening – so why not encourage some sales on their older models and throw in some freebies on some great handsets? That’s precisely what Oppo is offering for anyone looking to purchase the Find 7/7a, R5 or the N3. Oppo[Read More…]

in Other by at 11:15 pm on May 25, 2015
Roman Nurik releases ‘FORM’ Watch Face – talks about mashing up various Android apps

Roman Nurik releases ‘FORM’ Watch Face – talks about mashing up various Android apps

Design advocate Roman Nurik is somewhat of a favourite of Android users, releasing Dashclock and Muzei and inspiring others to release great, well designed apps. Now, he’s released a new app called FORM Watch Face, and it’s not just your usual Android Wear watchface (though it can be), it can also show off a bit about using other Android apps[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Apps by at 10:51 pm on May 25, 2015
Asus comments on lack of Wi-Fi connectivity on the ZenWatch after latest Android Wear update
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Asus comments on lack of Wi-Fi connectivity on the ZenWatch after latest Android Wear update

After the LG Watch Urbane, owners of the Asus ZenWatch were amongst the first to report receiving the Android Wear 5.1.1 update on their watches. The ZenWatch is also one of the later models launched here in Australia; so when Google announced the list of Android Wear watches that would benefit from the Wi-Fi capabilities in this latest update –[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Manufacturer by at 4:09 pm on May 25, 2015
Google I/O kicks off this week and Moscone is looking good – what are we going to see?
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Google I/O kicks off this week and Moscone is looking good – what are we going to see?

Google’s annual developer conference Google I/O is kicking off this week. At 9:30am on Thursday 28th of May (2:30am AEST Friday 29th for those wanting an early start on Friday), Google will be running a two-and-a-half Hour long keynote address to assembled developers, media and staff. The sessions that Google will be hosting are now mostly live on the Google[Read More…]

in Events, Other by at 3:57 pm on May 25, 2015
A preview of Google’s new Photos app, which may launch at Google IO this week
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A preview of Google’s new Photos app, which may launch at Google IO this week

The rumours of Google+ and Photos splitting have been a long time in the making; we first reported a possible split like this in August last year, and it’s only continued since, and in February Sundar Pichai all but confirmed that Photos will become a standalone product away from the Google+ sphere. Well, with Google IO coming up this week,[Read More…]

in Apps, News, Rumours by at 12:23 pm on May 25, 2015
Adblock Plus launched a browser for Android
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Adblock Plus launched a browser for Android

Ad blockers have been around for a while as browser plugins, from apps to prevent ads from loading right through to a hardware based blocker you can install on your network. So it has come as something of a surprise that Adblock would launch their own browser to compete with the likes of Chrome and Firefox on the mobile platform.[Read More…]

in Apps, News by at 1:38 pm on May 24, 2015