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Telstra finally acknowledges the Sony Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk – now available from selected stores

Telstra finally acknowledges the Sony Smartwatch 3 and Smartband Talk – now available from selected stores

When Sony announced the long awaited Smartwatch 3, and it’s lower end non-Android Wear Smartband Talk fitness band were finally available in Australia last month, they made a surprise announcement that you’d be able to grab them from Telstra as well as from selected retailers. Initial, and subsequent checks with stores proved that despite the announcement, Telstra and their staff[Read More…]

by 7:30 am on December 12, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Android Wear
You can now grab a Moto 360 from Officeworks

You can now grab a Moto 360 from Officeworks

The list of retailers stocking the much sought after Motorola Moto 360 has now grown by one, with Officeworks now listing the watch for sale on their website. So far, Officeworks is only listing the Moto 360 in Silver, with a black leather band for $329. Officeworks is offering to ship the watch to you for an additional fee, with[Read More…]

by 9:04 pm on December 11, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
[Updated] – Get in the Christmas spirit with free Christmas tracks and albums from Google Play

[Updated] – Get in the Christmas spirit with free Christmas tracks and albums from Google Play

‘Tis the season and all that, and Google is hitting it early with the gifts, offering up some free music to get you in the mood. For the last couple of months, Google has been giving a few albums away for free and this month there’s two albums for you to add to your Google Play Music library – as[Read More…]

by 8:44 pm on December 11, 2014 8 comments Google Play
Nexus 6 launch in Australia: A tale of fast and lucky, and slow and woe.

Nexus 6 launch in Australia: A tale of fast and lucky, and slow and woe.

If you’ve been waiting today to get your hands on a Nexus 6, I’m sorry to say the chances are above about 95% that you’ve missed out. Since we announced the availability in Australia via the Play Store this morning, we’ve seen stock levels replenished three times, and each time, the stock has sold out within a short while. As[Read More…]

by 6:51 pm on December 11, 2014 30 comments Discussions, News, Phones
Vodafone waives the $5/day international roaming free on its $100 Red plan

Vodafone waives the $5/day international roaming free on its $100 Red plan

If you’re planning to do a lot of international travel in the next year, Vodafone‘s latest change to its international roaming should make you sit up and take notice. The carrier’s Red plans page now lists complimentary $5 roaming on highest tier Red plan so you can use your included calls, texts and data when roaming in 47 countries for[Read More…]

by 4:14 pm on December 11, 2014 3 comments Carriers
New app geavi allows you to take evidential videos just in case

New app geavi allows you to take evidential videos just in case

geavi is a new app we’ve come across that is described as a personal safety app, allowing users to create videos, combine them with their locations, and upload it to a secure cloud service where the videos are stored (and locked) for a period of 10 days, so that videos can’t be deleted by anyone. Why might this be useful?[Read More…]

by 3:17 pm on December 11, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
HTC RE Camera — Review

HTC RE Camera — Review

HTC announced the tiny, portable and decidedly odd-shaped Re camera at its October Double Exposure event in New York. The RE represents the company’s first step away from its core smartphone product line in a long time, a move to market a more mainstream consumer electronics product. For today’s Australian release of the Re, we’ve been putting HTC’s diminutive camera[Read More…]

by 11:30 am on December 11, 2014 3 comments Accessories, Camera, Manufacturer, News
HTC’s RE Camera is available today, RRP $249

HTC’s RE Camera is available today, RRP $249

First announced in New York in October, HTC has today announced that its pipe-shaped Re Camera will launch today at Telstra, Fone Zone and Next Byte stores nationwide for an RRP of $250. There’s also an Australian site for the product online now at recamera.com/au. The RE Camera is a small, one hand, one button camera that’s shaped like a[Read More…]

by 11:26 am on December 11, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Camera, Carriers, Manufacturer
Nexus 6 is now SOLD OUT in the Australian Play Store

Nexus 6 is now SOLD OUT in the Australian Play Store

Update Thurs 8:30am: Stock is already exhausted, with the Play Store advising users to check back soon. Well done all you Nexus buyers that got in early! Update 6:30am: As you can see above, the Nexus 6 is now available for purchase online via the Play Store. At this stage only the 32GB Midnight Blue version is available for $869, although[Read More…]

by and 8:32 am on December 11, 2014 14 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Google announces Android Wear 5.0 – watch face API is finally here, along with new display modes and more

Google announces Android Wear 5.0 – watch face API is finally here, along with new display modes and more

Google has today unwrapped the latest update for Android Wear, finally announcing the Android Watch face API they promised all the way back in July. But that’s not all, there’s also a few new bits of functionality being added to the Android Wear app itself, which will improve things as well. The big news from this update though is the[Read More…]

by 6:47 am on December 11, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, News