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Sony’s Xperia Z3 is now available in “Soft Purple”

Sony’s Xperia Z3 is now available in “Soft Purple”

Sony’s late-2014 flagship – the well-regarded Xperia Z3 – now comes in a new “Soft Purple” colour in Australia, finally completing the traditional Sony black/white/purple colour triumvirate. The new colour is now available alongside the phone’s other colour options (Silver, Green and Copper) which have been available since launch on Sony’s Australian store. It’ll set you back a not-so-soft $849,[Read More…]

by 1:58 pm on February 26, 2015 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
HTC’s Desire 820 launches on Optus next week

HTC’s Desire 820 launches on Optus next week

HTC has announced today that they will be launching the Desire 820 on the Optus Network next week and the modest price of $499. The Desire 820 comes with a 5.5 inch HD display with an 8MP front facing camera to make those selfies pop, and a 13MP rear camera. Inside, it’s powered by Qualcomm’s first ever 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon[Read More…]

by 1:44 pm on February 26, 2015 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Google is working on a ‘Chrome reading mode’

Google is working on a ‘Chrome reading mode’

Google Chromium leader François Beaufort has taken to his Google+ profile to announce that the Chromium team are working on a Reader Mode for Chrome desktop and mobile and has given us a small but significant sneak peak into this new feature which is above. Beaufort stated in the post that the new ‘Reader Mode’ is designed to make on-screen[Read More…]

by 11:59 am on February 26, 2015 2 comments Apps, News
Google Play Music now lets you store 50,000 tracks in the cloud

Google Play Music now lets you store 50,000 tracks in the cloud

Google has increased Play Music’s storage for users to 50,000 tracks, with a friendly “Encore! Encore!” message displayed to users logging in on the desktop/web interface today. The message is curiously absent from the app (whoops), and someone should probably tell Google that an “encore” involves repeating something rather than a new one. Still… Since Play Music launched a few[Read More…]

by 8:34 am on February 26, 2015 9 comments Apps, Google Services
Motorola announces the all new Moto E with 4G LTE

Motorola announces the all new Moto E with 4G LTE

Well, the question of what’s in the Motorola Box has been answered, with Motorola today announcing the all new Moto E with 4G LTE. There’s a few other hardware additions and updates, and there’s also still a 3G-only model. The new Moto E comes with a slightly larger 4.5″ display, 0.2 of an inch larger than the first model, though[Read More…]

by 3:53 am on February 26, 2015 7 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Google’s Vice President of design, Matias Duarte to do an AMA on Designer News next Wednesday

Google’s Vice President of design, Matias Duarte to do an AMA on Designer News next Wednesday

If you’ve ever had a question for the man in the fantastic shirts, Google’s Vice President of design, Matias Duarte, then next Wednesday you’ll get your chance. Google’s Design Twitter account has announced that from 10am PT, Matias Duarte will be answering your questions over on Designer News. Our own @MatiasDuarte will be answering your questions on Designer News next[Read More…]

by 3:32 am on February 26, 2015 0 comments Events
Samsung releases a link for the live stream of their March 1st announcement

Samsung releases a link for the live stream of their March 1st announcement

If you’ve been living in a cave, we have good news: Samsung will be announcing the Next Galaxy early next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain. While not everyone can be at the launch, Samsung wants you to check out what they have to show, and have launched their streaming site for the event. The streaming site is[Read More…]

by 1:26 am on February 26, 2015 2 comments Events, Phones
Gemalto responds to reports of hacking by US and UK spy agencies

Gemalto responds to reports of hacking by US and UK spy agencies

SIM Card manufacturer Gemalto, who according to NSA leaker Edward Snowden was reportedly hacked by the USA’s National Security Agency (NSA) and the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in 2010, has responded to the claims after an internal investigation. The company has come out after it was alleged that the NSA and GCHQ had stolen master encryption keys for SIM[Read More…]

by 1:13 am on February 26, 2015 0 comments News
LG Watch Urbane promo video released ‘Contemporary and Classic unite’

LG Watch Urbane promo video released ‘Contemporary and Classic unite’

The latest LG Android Wear watch to be announced, the LG Watch Urbane has been shown off in a new promo video released by LG on YouTube. The promo video uses the slogan Contemporary and Classic unite before showing off the classic watch stylings of the timepiece. Timepiece is definitely the vibe that LG is going for here with the[Read More…]

by 12:55 am on February 26, 2015 0 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Stan offers a $10 off a Chromecast at Dick Smith for new trial subscribers

Stan offers a $10 off a Chromecast at Dick Smith for new trial subscribers

If you haven’t already signed up to subscription video on-demand service Stan, they’ve got a nice deal for you at the moment – you can get a Chromecast delivered from Dick Smith for $39 (normally $49 + delivery) You can sign up for your trial account at a special link – stan.com.au/chromecast and you’ll receive a unique coupon code that[Read More…]

by 7:38 pm on February 25, 2015 4 comments Chromecast, Deal