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Google announces they will begin trialling ads in Google Play

Google announces they will begin trialling ads in Google Play

Since launching as Android Market back in 2008, Google has sold, or distributed a lot of content through their digital content store, which is now known as Google Play. In the last year alone they’ve shelled out over $7 billion to developers, but with the increasing amount of apps available, developers are having a hard time getting their apps known,[Read More…]

by 9:12 am on February 27, 2015 8 comments Android Development, Google Play
Move over Google Wallet, Android Pay is coming

Move over Google Wallet, Android Pay is coming

On the back of rumours of an update coming to Google Wallet, it seems that another payments system could be on the way from Google, this time centred around Android. According to an article from Ars Technica, the new system, called Android Pay, will be built from the ground up for Android Developers. Android Pay will allow developers to more[Read More…]

by 3:19 am on February 27, 2015 7 comments Google Services
Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

Authy acquired by cloud communications company Twilio

Authy, the cloud-based two-factor authentication service, has announced this week that they are in the process of being acquired by cloud communications services provider Twilio. Twilio and Authy have had a long-standing relationship with one another, Twilio having been selected by Authy back in 2012 to power the sending of authentication codes via SMS and phone calls worldwide. Authy founder[Read More…]

by 9:42 pm on February 26, 2015 0 comments Apps, News, Other
Purported Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge images appear online

Purported Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge images appear online

With only a few days until Samsung announces the latest instalment of the Galaxy S line, it appears that the cat is out of the bag. Images are popping up all over the Internet showing the Galaxy S6 in all it’s glory, so we decided to pop them all into one post so you can decide for yourself: real or[Read More…]

by 9:41 pm on February 26, 2015 5 comments News
Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G to its prepaid offerings

Vodafone adds the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G to its prepaid offerings

Vodafone has quietly added a new budget 4G device to its prepaid service with the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G for $249. The Samsung Galaxy Core Prime 4G is a pretty descent offering for a lower spec prepaid smartphone. The full list of specs include: 4.5″ WVGA TFT display (800 x 480) 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor Adreno[Read More…]

by 8:20 pm on February 26, 2015 1 comment Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
HTC also wants you to watch their launch event on the web

HTC also wants you to watch their launch event on the web

If the next big thing from HTC has you interested, but you can’t quite make it to Barcelona, then a web stream is your best bet. HTC has put up a landing page on their US site, which is offering to let you ‘Watch the Announcement LIVE From Barcelona, March 1st’. The announcement is scheduled to begin at 4:30pm local[Read More…]

by 5:13 pm on February 26, 2015 1 comment Events, Manufacturer, News
Optus and Scentre Group have partnered up to offer Wi-Fi connectivity in Westfield shopping centres

Optus and Scentre Group have partnered up to offer Wi-Fi connectivity in Westfield shopping centres

Accessing data while on the move is still quite the expensive proposition, but being able to surf the net while out shopping can be beneficial in getting more information about the product you’re looking for (as well as price-checking), so what are you to do? Well, Optus has today announced that they have partnered with Scentre Group to offer Wi-Fi[Read More…]

by 5:06 pm on February 26, 2015 6 comments Carriers, News
Google announces Android for Work helping to separate your work and personal lives on one device

Google announces Android for Work helping to separate your work and personal lives on one device

After announcing their intent to bring Android more into the corporate and enterprise arena with Android Work at Google I/O, Google has today announced that ‘Android is ready for work’, with a slight name change to ‘Android for Work’. The announcement is aimed at workplaces who have embraced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), offering many people the chance to discard[Read More…]

by 4:50 pm on February 26, 2015 0 comments Google Services
LG announces a new Urbane watch model with LTE connectivity

LG announces a new Urbane watch model with LTE connectivity

LG’s Korean site has today teased a new variant of the LG Watch Urbane, due to be announced at Mobile World Congress 2015, which will be the first watch to come to market with LTE connectivity. The post detailed some functions and features that LG says will set its new watch apart from the competition: The world’s first LTE communication[Read More…]

by and 3:13 pm on February 26, 2015 7 comments Accessories, Android Wear, News, NFC, Smartwatch
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