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Link Bubble goes open source under new management, will be called Brave going forward

Link Bubble goes open source under new management, will be called Brave going forward

6:30 am on January 22, 2016 in Apps and Games

The fate of popular floating browser Link Bubble, by Australian developer Chris Lacy is finally known, with the new owners making the app open source yesterday. The app was purchased by Brave Software a company dedicated to getting you to Browse Better, Faster and Safer. The company is headed up by former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich who was also the[Read More…]

HP announces new 11″ Chromebook for the education market

HP announces new 11″ Chromebook for the education market

9:52 pm on January 21, 2016 in Chrome OS and Devices
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HP has today announced a new 11″ Chromebook specifically targeting the competitive education market. The HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE (Education Edition), which will launch in the US this month. The HP Chromebook 11 G4 EE is also built to be tough enough to stand the conditions in the education enviroment – let’s face it, kids aren’t terribly careful with[Read More…]

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New Chinese New Year Android collectible going up for sale from Dead Zebra next week

New Chinese New Year Android collectible going up for sale from Dead Zebra next week

8:53 pm on January 21, 2016 in Accessories

Android collectors are still waiting patiently for the next Android collectible series from Dead Zebra to launch, but in the meantime artist Andrew Bell has been busy, announcing a new Chinese New Year Android figure. The Chinese New Year Android will go on-sale this coming Monday the 25th of January at 11am EST (that’s 3am AEST on Tuesday January 26th[Read More…]

CONFIG_KEYS vulnerability – How vulnerable are you?

CONFIG_KEYS vulnerability – How vulnerable are you?

8:41 pm on January 21, 2016 in Android Development, News
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A recently discovered vulnerability in the Linux kernel (which runs at the heart of Android) might leave some devices susceptible to exploitation .. though from what we understand, the risk is minimal. For those interested to find out a little more, let’s carry on. This vulnerability was announced and confirmed by Perception Point and while it is a kernel vulnerability,[Read More…]

Rumour: It looks like HTC may not launch anticipated HTC One M10 until after MWC, in March

Rumour: It looks like HTC may not launch anticipated HTC One M10 until after MWC, in March

8:25 pm on January 21, 2016 in Phones, Rumours
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We’re less than a month away from MWC 2016, and while we’ve seen quite a few leaks about LG’s G5, and slightly fewer about Samsung’s Galaxy S7, we’ve heard considerably less about HTC’s 2016 flagship. This is a little bit odd, considering that HTC has launched its flagship phones at Mobile World Congress in years gone by… so what’s going on[Read More…]

Ausdroid Podcast 153 – LIVE tonight at 9pm AEDT

Ausdroid Podcast 153 – LIVE tonight at 9pm AEDT

6:21 pm on January 21, 2016 in Podcast Live

https://www.youtube.com/embed/P1GOFLdWNAI It’s time to catch up on the Android news of the week, from Australia and around the world with episode 153 of the Ausdroid podcast! We’ve a bunch of news we didn’t get to from the last couple of weeks – rumours bargains and lies, aka speculation on Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and LG’s G5 flagships. We’ve also decided that[Read More…]

ZTE Australia launch the Blade Plus V complete with fingerprint sensor for $399

ZTE Australia launch the Blade Plus V complete with fingerprint sensor for $399

5:27 pm on January 21, 2016 in Phones
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ZTE Australia has today launched a new phone in their Blade series, with the Blade Plus V now available from JB HiFi stores and online for $399. The ZTE Blade Plus V is a great looking handset, with a metal body design and large 5.5″ display giving Australian customers a premium looking large screen phone option in the mid-range price[Read More…]

Facebook is adding TOR support to its Android app

Facebook is adding TOR support to its Android app

4:07 pm on January 21, 2016 in Apps and Games, News, Other News

Facebook originally created a Tor onion address at https://www.facebookcorewwwi.onion/ in 2014 to allow users to more securely access the social media network from TOR enabled browsers. This change has increased the security of Tor connections to Facebook by simply eliminating the steps that required traffic to travel beyond the cryptographic assurances provided by the Tor network. Since Facebook originally created[Read More…]

Facebook Messenger is adopting some Material Design UI elements

Facebook Messenger is adopting some Material Design UI elements

12:16 pm on January 21, 2016 in Apps and Games, News
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Facebook’s Messenger app is a great free, secure, cross platform option to get hold of pretty much any of your friends at any time. Like Facebook’s main app though, it’s a little relaxed when it comes to keeping up with current design standards on Android. According to this post on Reddit though, that’s starting to change with one Redditor has[Read More…]

Go behind the scenes of mapping service Waze with Nat & Lo

Go behind the scenes of mapping service Waze with Nat & Lo

8:00 am on January 21, 2016 in Other News

Nat & Lo are back for a new year, this time going behind the scenes with mapping app Waze. Waze became a part of Google in 2013, but has remained a separate entity within Google, so Nat & Lo are finding out a bit more about the history of the service, as well as what the story is with the[Read More…]

New app: Train Social wants to help you become friends with fellow commuters

New app: Train Social wants to help you become friends with fellow commuters

7:30 am on January 21, 2016 in Apps and Games
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Ever wanted to get in touch with, become friends with or share with fellow commuters while travelling around the system? Well now theres an app for that, it’s called Train Social. Train Social, is the brain child of Aladdin Moukhallalati who came up with the idea of being able to communicate and get to know your fellow commuters during his[Read More…]

Google+ for Android appears to be letting some users open links in Chrome Custom Tabs

Google+ for Android appears to be letting some users open links in Chrome Custom Tabs

5:17 am on January 21, 2016 in Other News

After announcing Chrome Custom Tabs at Google I/O last year, Google began implementing the feature in Chrome Beta in August. The feature has begun appearing on other third party apps and now it’s also come to another Google app, this time with Google+ now allowing some users to open links in Chrome Custom Tabs. The update appears to have come[Read More…]

Aldi will start selling a fitness tracker this Saturday for $69.99

Aldi will start selling a fitness tracker this Saturday for $69.99

4:36 pm on January 20, 2016 in Accessories
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Discount supermarket chain Aldi will begin selling a sports activity tracker this weekend for the low-low price of just $69.99. The Crane Sports branded activity tracker doesn’t seem to have many specs attached to it, with Aldi simply ready to tell you it can track activity and sleep, tell time and wirelessly sync to your phone through an app –[Read More…]

Samsung has apparently fixed the ‘Pen-Gate’ issue on the Note 5

Samsung has apparently fixed the ‘Pen-Gate’ issue on the Note 5

4:06 pm on January 20, 2016 in Phones
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Samsung’s launch of the extremely nice Galaxy Note 5 was marred slightly by the uproar caused when it was found the phones stylus could be inserted back into the phone either way, though inserting it the ‘wrong’ way was causing issues with connecting the stylus. Samsung is happy to report that the issue has now been resolved. Speaking to Android[Read More…]

Huawei is planning on at least four versions of the P9 this year

Huawei is planning on at least four versions of the P9 this year

3:36 pm on January 20, 2016 in Phones

Huawei had a pretty great year last year, off the back of strong sales and interest in a number of handsets from the Mate series as well as their P and G series. In April last year we saw Huawei launch the P8 in London, with a strong focus on the camera’s light painting ability as well as a high-end[Read More…]