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Google Pixel C — Review

Google Pixel C — Review

8:30 am on January 25, 2016 in Reviews, Tablets
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Android tablets have occupied an interesting space in today’s technology landscape; somewhere between bargain basement junk that no one is ever actually seen buying, but they definitely buy, and moderately priced tablets that seem to be good at a superficial level, but just aren’t. There are outliers in the field, such as Samsung’s enormous NotePro devices, which could almost be[Read More…]

Google is simplifying login for Google Play Games

Google is simplifying login for Google Play Games

7:32 am on January 25, 2016 in Apps and Games, News
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Google announced today that they are taking steps to reduce sign-on friction and simplify permissions for Google Play Games-enabled apps. Many of the changes are developer facing, but that’s not to say that users shouldn’t notice some changes in the future. Have you noticed that you have to log into Play Games on each and every supported game you install? If[Read More…]

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National Australia Bank launches Tap & Pay function on Android in latest update

National Australia Bank launches Tap & Pay function on Android in latest update

8:16 am on January 24, 2016 in Apps and Games, News, NFC
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National Australia Bank was one of the notable absentees from the list of partners Google announced when they spoke about the launch of Android Pay in Australia this year, and it turns out there was a good reason. No, NAB didn’t have their heads in the sand, but rather they had their own NFC based solution called NAB Pay coming[Read More…]

How to Watch The Super Bowl: Version 2016

How to Watch The Super Bowl: Version 2016

8:30 am on January 23, 2016 in News
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Some may not care (and I suspect a majority won’t) but there are some of us that do. When Super Bowl 50 kicks off on Monday 8th February (Australian time) there will be some of us sports enthusiasts who will be watching closely. How we do that is not as hard as it may have seemed in the past. This[Read More…]

Google releases update to Gmail app, fixes Hotmail issue, but doesn’t fix Gmail Sync issues

Google releases update to Gmail app, fixes Hotmail issue, but doesn’t fix Gmail Sync issues

8:00 am on January 23, 2016 in Apps and Games, Google Play and Services, News
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Users of Google’s email service Gmail have probably noticed in the last week or two that it has been a bit flaky, with delayed notifications, or in some cases, notifications not triggering at all until the app is opened and the service manually polled. It seems it hasn’t just been for Gmail accounts either; Hotmail users have also been experiencing[Read More…]

Google Now gets a new Voice?

Google Now gets a new Voice?

2:52 pm on January 22, 2016 in Google Play and Services
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By far one of the most far reaching platforms Google has across it’s ecosystem is “Google Now”. Google Now powers everything from contextually aware notification cards and recommendations, to appointment notifications, to travel time warnings to voice search and control to the new Google Now on Tap functionality – Android 6.0 and above. Since launch Google Now has had a[Read More…]

Stick Tennis Tour version 2.0 hits Google Play to coincide with the Australian Open

Stick Tennis Tour version 2.0 hits Google Play to coincide with the Australian Open

9:30 am on January 22, 2016 in Apps and Games

Popular game Stick Tennis Tour is getting a big update today, with version 2.0 of the game hitting both Google Play and the iOS app store. The update brings about a number of improvements and new features to make the game of tennis even more appealing with the update timed to launch while the Australian Open is running. Heavily influenced[Read More…]

There could be even more new Emoji in the next version of Android

There could be even more new Emoji in the next version of Android

9:00 am on January 22, 2016 in Other News
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With Google recently adding in the latest emoji from Unicode 8 which was released in June last year, it’s time to look forward to what the Unicode Consortium has in store for emoji next. Unicode 9.0 includes over 70 new emoji and is due to be released mid-year. There’s a bunch of new emoji, but given that 2016 is an[Read More…]

Microsofts Mimicker Alarm makes you engage your brain to turn off the alarm

Microsofts Mimicker Alarm makes you engage your brain to turn off the alarm

8:30 am on January 22, 2016 in Apps and Games

Microsoft’s latest garage project, called Mimicker Alarm is a novel twist on the traditional alarm clock, making you perform a series of tasks before completely turning off the alarm. Just like a normal alarm clock app, you have all your various alarms, and when the alarm goes off a sound goes off waking you up. Where Mimicker Alarm goes off[Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S7 shows up on Antutu with Exynos 8890 processor

Samsung Galaxy S7 shows up on Antutu with Exynos 8890 processor

8:00 am on January 22, 2016 in Phones, Rumours
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Samsung has traditionally launched their Galaxy S flagship just prior to Mobile World Congress (MWC) in late February/early March. If that pattern continues, we’re likely only a month away from finding out officially what this years Galaxy S handset has inside, but an entry on benchmarking site Antutu may have given us our first good look. The appearance of what’s[Read More…]

Google serves up Australia Day deals on Books, Music and Movies in Google Play

Google serves up Australia Day deals on Books, Music and Movies in Google Play

7:30 am on January 22, 2016 in Google Play and Services

Google is gearing up for Tuesday next week with a bunch of sales in Google Play, with discounts applied to Movies, Books and Music. The sale has a focus linked from the main page on Google Play, which features a curated selection of books, music and movies that are on-sale, but on each page you’ll find more items listed as[Read More…]

Kickstarter finally launches their Android app

Kickstarter finally launches their Android app

7:00 am on January 22, 2016 in Apps and Games

Crowdfunding site Kickstarter has today launched their long awaited Android app to Google Play. Before we go on, repeat after me “I will not back stupid s*** on Kickstarter”. Right, with that out of the way. The Kickstarter app is a fairly clean, basic looking app with hints of material design included, but it has all the functionality you could[Read More…]

Google officially unveils their colourful new weather cards for Android

Google officially unveils their colourful new weather cards for Android

6:45 am on January 22, 2016 in Google Play and Services
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After making a limited appearance a couple of weeks ago, Google has this morning officially announced their new weather cards for Android. The cards are described as an ‘upgraded weather experience’ for Android, and offer a more friendly, less sterile option than we’ve seen from weather cards so far. The cards are colour matched to the predicted weather conditions, and[Read More…]

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…]