Ausdroid News for 26 June 2015

qwewqrefafsdaadsfas – Cat input detection coming to Chrome and ChromeOS
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qwewqrefafsdaadsfas – Cat input detection coming to Chrome and ChromeOS

Every cat owner has at some stage sent a message out into the Inter-ether that they didn’t mean to send thanks to their feline friend. Chromium engineers are looking to fix this though with a cat input detection fix in the works. You can take this one with a wink and a nudge though, but the problem is real judging[Read More…]

in Other by at 9:49 pm on June 26, 2015
OnePlus to announce the ‘2’ using Google Cardboard on the 27th of July

OnePlus to announce the ‘2’ using Google Cardboard on the 27th of July

OnePlus is, when you look at them, fairly innovative, so it comes as no surprise that the company will be doing something a little different for the launch of the One Plus 2. The company will be holding the long awaited launch event for the OnePlus 2 on the 27th of July and rather than a limited press-only event, they’ll[Read More…]

in Cardboard, Manufacturer, Phones by at 5:08 pm on June 26, 2015
Google’s prototype Self Driving Cars are now cruising around Mountain View
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Google’s prototype Self Driving Cars are now cruising around Mountain View

Google loves a Beta. Their latest Beta is with their long running Self-Driving car project, which has entered its latest phase with their prototype self-driving cars now cruising the mean streets of Mountain View in California. The announcement was made on the self-driving car Google+ page, which gives us the dirt on the status of the project. The cars are[Read More…]

in Google Services by at 4:44 pm on June 26, 2015
Shifty Jelly adds Android Wear browsing to Pocket Casts in the latest update

Shifty Jelly adds Android Wear browsing to Pocket Casts in the latest update

In the latest update, our favourite podcast app, Pocket Casts, has added Android Wear browsing to their feature list. The Android Wear 5.1.1 update gave us the ability to launch the Android Wear mini-app from the apps list, the previous update to Pocket Casts gave us an option to look at the ‘Up Next’ play list and now we can[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Apps by at 4:32 pm on June 26, 2015
Unblock Us adds Australian and New Zealand option to access local content outside our shores
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Unblock Us adds Australian and New Zealand option to access local content outside our shores

Australian’s have been using VPN services for a long time, mainly to access geo-restricted content from other regions, and more recently in response to incoming government snooping. But, we have some pretty great content here at home and if you’re overseas those same pesky geo-blocking restrictions mean you can’t access them, now VPN service Unblock Us has added Australian and[Read More…]

in Other by at 3:47 pm on June 26, 2015
Google’s AdMob releases free ebook for developers to help monetise their app

Google’s AdMob releases free ebook for developers to help monetise their app

App developers spend a good amount of time developing apps, some choose to charge a price for that app and hope to re-coup costs that way, while others use in-app purchases and others choose the ad-supported model. AdMob is Google’s ad platform for apps and the AdMob team has released an eBook for developers which they hope will help developers[Read More…]

in Other by at 3:33 pm on June 26, 2015
CyanogenMod rolling out another CM11.0 build as well as 12.0 Final

CyanogenMod rolling out another CM11.0 build as well as 12.0 Final

CyanogenMod has begun rolling out two releases, announcing a new build of CM11.0, as well as a CM12.0 Final build are hitting the servers now. The CM11.0 release is based on the Android 4.4 KitKat release, while the CM12.0 build is built from Android 5.0.2, CM12.1 is focused on the Android 5.1.x release. Today’s releases of CM11.0/CM12.0 are focused on[Read More…]

in Modding by at 3:13 pm on June 26, 2015
Give your Galaxy S6 a dash of Material Design with this add-on theme
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Give your Galaxy S6 a dash of Material Design with this add-on theme

Ever wanted your Galaxy S6 to look a little more like “stock” Android? Now you can, with the release of Samer Zayer‘s Material Design theme. If you didn’t know, the Galaxy S6 packs in an increasingly-common feature – the ability to customise your phone with downloadable themes, be it dogs, cats, Spider-man, Superman, Hello Kitty or any number of other[Read More…]

in Other by at 9:30 am on June 26, 2015
Google releases a new advertisement for its voice search capabilities

Google releases a new advertisement for its voice search capabilities

It’s the familiar prompt for many, and Google wants even more to become familiar with its voice search and the power that it provides. Perhaps in response to the enhanced natural language processing power of Hound, and perhaps just in a push to feed the gaping maw of Google’s knowledge graph, Google has released a new TV commercial for its[Read More…]

in Google Services, News by at 9:23 am on June 26, 2015
Do you use Hangouts? Google is working on improving it based on user feedback
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Do you use Hangouts? Google is working on improving it based on user feedback

If you’re a Hangouts user, you’ll already know the service is quite useful; not only does it enable real-time chat between participants, but you can audio and video chat as well. Ausdroid used Hangouts internally for quite some time when it was released, and it’s only more recently we’ve migrated to another service (Telegram, for those interested) because it offers[Read More…]

in Google Services, News by at 9:12 am on June 26, 2015
Brisbane uses Google Cardboard in promotional exercise
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Brisbane uses Google Cardboard in promotional exercise

Queensland, long lambasted for being home to the slowest people in Australia, really can’t be so criticised anymore; they’re ahead of the curve on infrastructure, ousting bad government, and now technology as well. Perhaps not quite, but Brisbane City Council is jumping on the Google Cardboard bandwagon, using the popular (and DIY) virtual reality technology to showcase Brisbane’s tourism wares[Read More…]

in Cardboard, News by at 8:56 am on June 26, 2015
IFTTT updates functions in their apps in updating to version 2.0 and adds two-step verification to apps and web

IFTTT updates functions in their apps in updating to version 2.0 and adds two-step verification to apps and web

Popular automation site IFTTT has updated their four apps in Google Play to version 2.0, adding new functions and features, and as a bonus they’ve announced they’ve added two factor authentication (2FA) to their mobile apps and website allowing you to add an extra layer of security to your recipes. The Two-Step verification has to be enabled from your settings[Read More…]

in Other by at 7:00 am on June 26, 2015