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Good Deal: Moto 360 for AU$240 including freight
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Good Deal: Moto 360 for AU$240 including freight

Have you been considering a Moto 360 as your first Android wear device? Now might be the time to hitch a ride on the Android Wear train with the Moto 360 costing AU$240.00 including freight. The device itself in either Black Leather or Stone Leather will cost you AU$205.00 with a $35.00 freight fee. Spotted on OzBargain by a couple of our[Read More…]

in Android Wear, Manufacturer, News by at 5:43 pm on April 12, 2015
Kodi (formerly XBMC) remote appears on Google Play
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Kodi (formerly XBMC) remote appears on Google Play

For anyone that’s utilised XBMC in the past or has been keeping up to speed with the home media streaming market, you would be aware that XBMC (Xbox Media Center) morphed into Kodi last year. This was primarily driven from the fact that it was no longer just an Xbox based appliation, but available on multiple platforms including Windows, Linux,[Read More…]

in Apps, Google Play, NFC by at 3:26 pm on April 12, 2015
Xiaomi Mi Smartphone coming April 23rd

Xiaomi Mi Smartphone coming April 23rd

One of the quiet achievers in the Android space over the last couple of years is undoubtedly Xiaomi. They’ve gone from a nobody mixing among the other cheap manufacturers but with the addition of former Google VP Hugo Barra in 2013 they began to make a name for themselves. Not trying to kid themselves (or anyone else) they’ve done an[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, News, Phones by at 3:24 pm on April 12, 2015
Microsoft slipped an Office remote control app under the radar
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Microsoft slipped an Office remote control app under the radar

Microsoft have quietly given Android and Windows Phone (who??) users an app that allows you to remote control the Microsoft Office programs Powerpoint, Excel and Word for presentations. The primary use for the app will no doubt be for those who use Powerpoint for presentations regularly but will have further applications in Word and Excel. Using Bluetooth to connect to[Read More…]

in Apps, Manufacturer, News by at 3:17 pm on April 12, 2015
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge — Let’s talk battery life
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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge — Let’s talk battery life

I think we need to have a bit of a chat about battery life. Here at Ausdroid, we get the privilege of using quite a number of handsets, and we get a good opportunity to compare an awful lot of them. Sometimes these comparisons are favourable one way, and sometimes less favourable another. We’re still getting to know the Samsung[Read More…]

in News, Opinion, Phones by at 3:13 pm on April 12, 2015
Sony launches LifeLog channel on IFTTT freeing your data

Sony launches LifeLog channel on IFTTT freeing your data

Sony has been promoting their Lifelog application with their Lifeband and Smartwatch lines for a while now. Like most health tracking application there’s been a bit of a kerfuffle over extracting your data out of the system once it’s in. Sony has essentially killed the arguments by introducing the Lifelog channel on If This Then That (IFTTT), a site which[Read More…]

in Apps by at 10:10 am on April 12, 2015
LG G4 revealed via a semi-official looking LG micro-site
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LG G4 revealed via a semi-official looking LG micro-site

What we’re looking at could just be the LG G4, said to be unveiled in a couple of weeks in simultaneous world-wide launches. We’ve seen hints at what the G4 could be, but according to this leak, this is what the G4 is. However, it doesn’t sound entirely legit, or at least intended for public consumption (yet). Here’s why. The details come[Read More…]

in News, Phones by at 9:15 am on April 12, 2015
Google app update allows users to add nicknames for contacts
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Google app update allows users to add nicknames for contacts

Google’s main app has received an update which now gives users the ability to add nicknames to contacts within their devices. The update, which has been available for a few people, has now gone live for the remainder of users now and the folks over at Android Police has discovered that Google is progressing towards the Trusted Voice feature that[Read More…]

in Apps by at 8:02 am on April 12, 2015
How-to: Root the Samsung Galaxy S6
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How-to: Root the Samsung Galaxy S6

So you’ve got your brand new Samsung Galaxy S6, and you’re looking for the next level of customisation. Here’s Ausdroid’s guide on how to get root access on your brand new phone. We’ve put together this guide together based on others available elsewhere, and while we’ve edit: confirmed it works on the Galaxy S6, there’s no guarantee it’s going to work[Read More…]

by at 7:56 am on April 12, 2015
Galaxy S6 — First Impressions – Now you’re talking Samsung!
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Galaxy S6 — First Impressions – Now you’re talking Samsung!

Last year I bought a Galaxy S5. It was a spur of the moment thing. I sold it a couple of weeks later. This year I pre ordered a Galaxy S6. I’m expecting better things this time around. I’ve enjoyed my Z3 Compact but I am looking forward to something new. Honestly, I just saw Samsung’s YouTube video explaining the[Read More…]

in Manufacturer, Opinion, Phones by at 9:56 pm on April 11, 2015