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Google shows off some more Android commercials – Be Together, Not the Same

Google shows off some more Android commercials – Be Together, Not the Same

With the announcement of Android Lollipop, Google has begun an unprecedented marketing push which focuses on Android as an operating system and eco-system. Android of course lets users share ‘stuff’ while not being pigeonholed into the same hardware (Yeah, pretty sure that’s a dig at someone there), and their previous ads have celebrated this. With the release of Lollipop images[Read More…]

by 12:33 pm on November 13, 2014 0 comments Other
Parrot Flower Power wireless sensor now available for Andorid

Parrot Flower Power wireless sensor now available for Andorid

Thumb a little black? You may need a little technological help to keep those plants alive and Parrot is here to help. After launching their wireless sensor ‘Flower Power’ for iOS earlier this year, Parrot has today announced that the botanical monitoring solution is now compatible with Android. The Flower Power wireless sensor is designed to help you care for[Read More…]

by 11:36 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Apps
Mail app from Yahoo7 updates with new content and personalisation including weather and news updates

Mail app from Yahoo7 updates with new content and personalisation including weather and news updates

Mail clients have received a lot of attention in recent weeks, with Google introducing Inbox, as well as updating the Gmail app for Android in the lead-up to the release of Lollipop. But not everyone uses Gmail and Yahoo has been a long-running competitor, and has introduced a new app in Australia in partnership with 7, introducing a raft of[Read More…]

by 10:01 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Apps
Humble Bundle team announces they will remove their app from Google Play

Humble Bundle team announces they will remove their app from Google Play

The Humble Bundle is a great way to get access to games, books, music and more, their Android app provides an easy way to access their content on the move, but it looks like the recent update to the Google Play Distribution agreement has forced them to remove their app from Google Play. The folks at the Humble Bundle have[Read More…]

by 9:51 am on November 13, 2014 2 comments Apps
Google Keyboard 4.0 begins rolling out

Google Keyboard 4.0 begins rolling out

Version 4.0 of the Google Keyboard is rolling out on Google Play – or at least, it will be very soon. Android Police managed to snag a copy of the updated APK and took a look inside. The most obvious change is visual, and one we’ve expected to see in the app on Play since its appearance in the developer[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on November 13, 2014 5 comments Apps, News
Haystack: Business cards without the paper

Haystack: Business cards without the paper

If you’re on the go all the time for work, in and out of meetings, functions and lunches it’s likely you know the pain of having to carry business cards all the time. Worse; the pain of getting caught without one. Haystack is a really neat (and free) app that allows you to create a digital business card and share[Read More…]

by 8:53 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Apps, News
CyanogenMod 11 M12 snapshot is rolling out now

CyanogenMod 11 M12 snapshot is rolling out now

CyanogenMod, arguably the most popular of the Android custom ROMs, last night began the process of releasing its latest M-release snapshot to the public. The update should now be available for existing users through the CyanogenMod update menu, or as always as a flashable ZIP from the CyanogenMod download server. Unfortunately, it appears that not all devices are eligible just yet,[Read More…]

by 8:42 am on November 13, 2014 0 comments Android Development, News, OS Update
Official Android 5.0 Factory images for Nexus devices starting to appear

Official Android 5.0 Factory images for Nexus devices starting to appear

After the factory image for the Nexus 7 (2012) Wifi leaked last night, and Google announced that Lollipop was on the way this morning, it appears that the Nexus Factory Images page is seeing some updating right now, with Android 5.0 Factory images for the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2012) Wi-Fi, Nexus 7 (2013) WiFi and Nexus 10 joining the[Read More…]

by 8:21 am on November 13, 2014 12 comments Android Development, OS Update
Google announces YouTube based Music Key streaming service but it won’t be available in Australia – yet

Google announces YouTube based Music Key streaming service but it won’t be available in Australia – yet

Google has seen a fair amount of success with their Google Play Music All Access service. With over 30 Million songs available to stream paired with a locker that allows you to upload 20,000 tracks of your own, what’s not to like? Well, there’s no videos is there? Google is aiming to remedy this defecit by introducing Music Key Beta[Read More…]

by 8:05 am on November 13, 2014 1 comment News
New standalone Messenger app now available at Google Play

New standalone Messenger app now available at Google Play

Google has overnight, launched its new Messenger app, seen in the new Lollipop update, onto Google Play for anyone running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and above to download to their device. The new app, handles SMS and MMS duties only for those who aren’t quite into the move to Hangouts as the default, all-in-one messaging client. Moving forward it appears[Read More…]

by 7:45 am on November 13, 2014 7 comments Apps