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Google Play Services 6.5 update adds ‘Trusted Places’ to Android 5.0 devices

Google Play Services 6.5 update adds ‘Trusted Places’ to Android 5.0 devices

Google has been going out of their way to ensure that Lollipop is one of the most secure versions of Android yet released. But security is also not much good if it makes your device impossible to use, which is why Google has added in ‘Smart Lock’ to let you use various real world devices like trusted Bluetooth devices and[Read More…]

by 8:05 am on November 19, 2014 4 comments Apps
Good Deal: Grab a Chromecast from Dick Smith for $37 – online exclusive, today only

Good Deal: Grab a Chromecast from Dick Smith for $37 – online exclusive, today only

If you’re in the market for a Chromecast then today is a good day. Head on over to the Dick Smith website to grab yourself one for the low-price of just $37. The deal is an online exclusive only, but you can choose between Click & Collect to pick-up in-store, or have it delivered for an extra $4.95 on top.[Read More…]

by 7:23 am on November 19, 2014 2 comments Chromecast
Ausdroid Podcast 127 – Nexus 9s all round

Ausdroid Podcast 127 – Nexus 9s all round

Welcome to episode 127 of the Ausdroid podcast! Having had a bit of time to examine our Nexus 9s (which finally arrived, for Dan and Jason), the team gives some thoughts and feelings about the device. We’re also taling about Lollipop, Material Design and the new wave of Android Wear watches! To round things out we’ve a quick discussion of[Read More…]

by 7:18 am on November 19, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Podcast, Smartwatch
Good Deal: Grab a great deal on a Dark or Light Chrome Moto 360 from BetterIT

Good Deal: Grab a great deal on a Dark or Light Chrome Moto 360 from BetterIT

The Moto 360 continues to be fairly scarce in terms of stock availability at Australian retailers, which means importers and online stores are cleaning up. But just because they appear to have all the stock doesn’t mean they can’t offer a great deal on the watch. BetterIT, who we saw last offering a great deal on the LG G Watch[Read More…]

by 8:27 pm on November 18, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Deal
Google rolls out Google Play Services with improved Maps, Drive and Fit

Google rolls out Google Play Services with improved Maps, Drive and Fit

Google has announced via their Android Developers blog, that an update to Google Play Services is currently being rolled out, bringing with it a bevy of improvements to various Android and Google services. The major focus of Google Play Services 6.5 appears to be Maps, but there’s also improvements to Drive, Fit and Wallet. In Maps, the biggest addition is[Read More…]

by 1:27 pm on November 18, 2014 0 comments Android Development
HTC launches the Desire Eye in Australia – $799, exclusive to JB Hi-Fi, in stores November 20

HTC launches the Desire Eye in Australia – $799, exclusive to JB Hi-Fi, in stores November 20

After JB Hi-Fi jumped the gun last night, HTC has today made the Desire Eye official in an exclusive partnership with the retailer. First revealed at HTC’s Double Exposure event in New York last month, the Desire Eye is HTC’s play for the photographer – “the ultimate imaging superphone”. Beyond the 13MP cameras on the front and rear of the[Read More…]

by 1:18 pm on November 18, 2014 1 comment News
Mobile Cloth – Wipe out fingerprints

Mobile Cloth – Wipe out fingerprints

OK, so of all the technological wizardry and outright toys I thought I’d never be reviewing for Ausdroid when I started as part of the team some 3+ years ago a cloth was surely on that list but here I am, starting to review; well… a cloth! We all have the same issue with our mobile devices, fingerprints and greasy[Read More…]

by 10:07 am on November 18, 2014 13 comments Accessories, News
Google to launch further Project Loon tests in Western Queensland in partnership with Telstra

Google to launch further Project Loon tests in Western Queensland in partnership with Telstra

Project Loon, the moonshot project from Google X labs which aims to bring broadband internet access to the entire world through the use of high-altitude balloons, is partnering up with Telstra to extend their trials within Australia. Google has been trialling Project Loon, within Australia over the last few months, with the balloons showing up over the last couple of[Read More…]

by 9:44 am on November 18, 2014 3 comments Other
Google Keep update lets you share your notes and find them more easily

Google Keep update lets you share your notes and find them more easily

Google Keep has received an update this morning, which will let you share your thoughts, notes and lists with friends and family. Also included in the update is a new way to help you find your Keep items easily. The new update also brings real-time monitoring for lists, so you can watch as lists you share are completed, fanastic for[Read More…]

by 9:17 am on November 18, 2014 3 comments News
HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

HTC Desire Eye shows up on JB HiFi website in Coral Red for $799

The ultimate ‘Selfie’ phone from HTC, the Desire Eye, looks set to launch imminently, with the phone now showing as available for purchase on the JB Hifi website. The phone which sports dual 13MP front and rear facing cameras, as well as front facing flash, will sell outright from JB for $799. The phone is available in Coral Red from[Read More…]

by 7:52 pm on November 17, 2014 12 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones