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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge goes up for pre-order at Harvey Norman and Dick Smith Electronics

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge goes up for pre-order at Harvey Norman and Dick Smith Electronics

The Galaxy Note Edge is an interesting product announced by Samsung at IFA in September. It was announced as coming to Australia soon after launch, but it’s since been delayed, twice and is now expected to hit retailers, as well as carriers on November 25th. Vodafone and Optus are both accepting pre-orders for the phone, and Telstra is expected to[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on November 15, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Amazon at it again, giving away $90 of free apps

Amazon at it again, giving away $90 of free apps

Amazon have been regularly giving away some really nice apps on their app store lately and this week they’re at it again with a bounty of over $90 worth of apps available for free. There’s a couple of cracking little apps in here worth quite a bit of money on their own including the Oxford dictionary, Servers Ultimate Pro and[Read More…]

by 10:03 pm on November 14, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
Comparing the Moto 360 to Sony’s new Smartwatch 3: There’s a clear winner

Comparing the Moto 360 to Sony’s new Smartwatch 3: There’s a clear winner

I’ve had the privilege for the last week or so of having both the Moto 360 and Sony’s new Smartwatch 3 in my hot little hands (or rather, on my wrists). I’m going to write a full review of the Sony Smartwatch 3 next week, but for now, I’d like to preview it with you and compare it against another[Read More…]

by 12:52 pm on November 14, 2014 15 comments Android Wear, Mini Reviews
Facebooks’ new feature lets you send a ‘say thanks’ video card to your friends

Facebooks’ new feature lets you send a ‘say thanks’ video card to your friends

Facebook has announced a new feature which enables you to send a ‘say thanks’ video card to your friends. The feature, which is somewhat similar to Google+ Stories, allows you to send a personalised “thank you” cards to your friends. All you need to do is is choose the photos and posts that best represent your time together, then simply[Read More…]

by 12:18 pm on November 14, 2014 0 comments Apps
SimCity BuildIt now available at Google Play

SimCity BuildIt now available at Google Play

A couple of months ago, we reported that Electronic Arts was releasing a whole new SimCity platform game, called SimCity BuildIt for both iOS & Android, but not much detail was given at the time of the press release. Well the new app has finally been released onto the play store for free. The app, allows you to be the[Read More…]

by 12:11 pm on November 14, 2014 6 comments Apps
Project Tango tablets arrive on Google Play in the US – listed as ‘Coming Soon’

Project Tango tablets arrive on Google Play in the US – listed as ‘Coming Soon’

Google’s Project Tango, from Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects(ATAP) group is a project which aims to use a combination of specially built hardware and customised Android builds to make 3D maps of the real world. A phone was announced when Tango was first unveiled, but it’s the Tango tablet which seems to have gained a lot more press of late,[Read More…]

by 12:02 pm on November 14, 2014 1 comment Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Nexus 4 lollipop is ‘Locked and Loaded’ according to Googler

Nexus 4 lollipop is ‘Locked and Loaded’ according to Googler

The release of Factory Images for Nexus devices yesterday, was missing some devices from the rollout, most notably the Nexus 4 handset. Google announced the Nexus 4 would receive the Lollipop update after they announced Android 5.0, but there was a notable silence yesterday about the update. Today there’s news for Nexus 4 owners, with Senior Program Manager for Android,[Read More…]

by 11:27 am on November 14, 2014 1 comment OS Update, Phones
Google shows off updated Google Search app for Android with Material Design and app search

Google shows off updated Google Search app for Android with Material Design and app search

With all the focus on OTA links, Factory Images for Nexus devices and other updates, the fact that Google showed off their new Search app and functions was sort of missed. But that’s not to say it isn’t worth checking out, because the new update is quite exciting, bringing a few new features as well as a new look. One[Read More…]

by 8:12 am on November 14, 2014 2 comments Google Services
Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus launches Cash by Optus; NFC payments

Optus has announced a Cash by Optus, a new NFC-based payment service for Australia, but this one comes with a bit of a difference. It’s actually available now, it works on just about any modern Android smartphone (as long as it has NFC), and it’s available for all post-paid Optus customers. Better yet, it’ll work with any contactless terminal. Why[Read More…]

by 7:34 am on November 14, 2014 21 comments Carriers, News, NFC
Ausdroid Podcast 127 – LIVE CHAT

Ausdroid Podcast 127 – LIVE CHAT

http://youtube.com/embed/qKkPKGr1rSA Welcome to episode 125 of the Ausdroid Podcast! This week some of us have got some shiny new Nexus 9s, but none of us have a Nexus 6, we’re not terribly happy about it and we might well be taking aim at Motorola and Google. What we do have though, is Lollipop – so we’ll check in with the[Read More…]

by 8:53 pm on November 13, 2014 0 comments Podcast Live