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Foxtel’s Presto service not compatible with Android Lollipop – fix coming soon

Foxtel’s Presto service not compatible with Android Lollipop – fix coming soon

With any update to Android, there’s going to be teething issues. With the release of the Android L Previews, Google gave developers a chance to check to see if there apps would be compatible, as well as look good with Material Design. But it seems the Foxtel developers didn’t take advantage of the preview, with users on Android 5.0 reporting[Read More…]

by 12:43 pm on November 16, 2014 9 comments Apps
SmartBand Talk (SWR-30) from Sony Australia now available to order

SmartBand Talk (SWR-30) from Sony Australia now available to order

The Sony Smartwatch 3 wasn’t the only wearable that Sony announced at IFA back in September, they also introduced an updated version of their life-logging fitness band – the Sony SmartBand Talk, offering updated capabilities including a curved 1.4″ e-paper display, as well as microphone and speaker to allow you to make and receive calls. Sony Australia has now made[Read More…]

by 10:23 am on November 16, 2014 0 comments Accessories, Manufacturer
Oneplus unofficially gets Lollipop

Oneplus unofficially gets Lollipop

In a surprise to no one, the Oneplus has an Unofficial Build of Lollipop that has appeared on XDA Developers. According to the thread, the ROM is actually built from CM12 source and appears to have only a few minor bugs and instabilities (not unusual for early builds) it’s nearly ready for release and “general consumption”. The post on XDA[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on November 16, 2014 7 comments News
Sony Australia lists Smartwatch 3 as ‘Coming Soon’ priced at $299

Sony Australia lists Smartwatch 3 as ‘Coming Soon’ priced at $299

The Smartwatch 3 from Sony, their first Android Wear device, was launched by Sony all the way back at IFA in September. Sony then showed it off at the Australian launch of the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact, advising it would hit stores within 2-3 weeks, a month and a half later and the Sony Australia website has finally listed[Read More…]

by 8:35 am on November 16, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
First Impressions: Huawei Ascend Mate 7

First Impressions: Huawei Ascend Mate 7

Just over a month ago I reviewed the Huawei Ascend P7 and was impressed with the build of the device (less so the software) so when Huawei launched their new flagship in Australia, the Ascend Mate 7 I got in early with Ausdroid staff to have a crack at reviewing it. With so many new phones coming out at around[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on November 16, 2014 9 comments News
VSCO Cam receives an update to version 3.1

VSCO Cam receives an update to version 3.1

VSCO Cam for Android has received an update this week, which takes it up to version 3.1, bringing improved camera features and image quality, along with auto launch to camera and split focus on selected HTC devices. The update also brings with it an updated UI, along with a new synchronisation feature, which allows you to shoot and edit across[Read More…]

by 8:00 am on November 16, 2014 2 comments Apps
Rumour: Google Glass consumer launch being held back till 2015

Rumour: Google Glass consumer launch being held back till 2015

Since the announcement of Glass more than two years ago, Google has been coy on announcing many details on consumer availability and general pricing. Instead Google has extended availability of Glass from invite only, to now available to all US residents and more recently to UK residents. But the lack of general availability and high cost of the Glass Explorer[Read More…]

by 12:02 pm on November 15, 2014 2 comments Glass
LG G3 Beat arrives in Australia – a lower end G3 with the same great look

LG G3 Beat arrives in Australia – a lower end G3 with the same great look

The LG G3 has been a massively successful product for LG, it’s one of the best phones we’ve reviewed this year. It’s a very well designed phone, so it’s no wonder that they’ve been making variants and one of those was released as the LG G3 Beat back in July. At the time, LG announced the phone for the Korean[Read More…]

by 9:13 am on November 15, 2014 6 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Purchase a Hi-Sense TV for a chance to win a Live Like a Tennis Pro package

Purchase a Hi-Sense TV for a chance to win a Live Like a Tennis Pro package

Hisense has been making quite a few waves in Android this year, with their Sero tablets and Vision SMART TVs. We’ve already checked out the Vision line of TVs and found them to be pretty darn good. Now they’ve paired their TV range with something else they’re known for – Hisense Arena. Next year in January, the Australian Open will[Read More…]

by 9:00 am on November 15, 2014 3 comments News
Surviving bushfire season with the help of Google, Android and Android Wear

Surviving bushfire season with the help of Google, Android and Android Wear

Australia is a land of natural disasters. We can go from snow to bushfires, or flood to drought in short periods of time. At this time of year, it’s the bushfire side of things that concerns most people. The smartphone is an amazing tool for keeping in contact both with each other and with our emergency services, so we’ve put[Read More…]

by 8:30 am on November 15, 2014 8 comments Apps, Other