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St George puts banking on your wrist with the Sony Smartwatch 2; Glassware and Android Wear still to come

St George puts banking on your wrist with the Sony Smartwatch 2; Glassware and Android Wear still to come

St George bank has today announced that they’re addressing the growing wearables market, announcing that they’ve updated their St.George Banking App, to work with the Sony Smartwatch 2. The App will now supply account balances and directions to the watch. The new features require three apps installed on your phone for it to work, the Sony Smart Connect app, SmartWatch 2 extension and of course the St.George Mobile Banking App. This will then allow customers to access their account balance at a glance, St George also says that the app will also direct customers to ATMs using GPS as well[Read More...]

by 4:33 PM on April 16, 2014 3 comments Android Wear, Apps, Glass, Smartwatch
Samsung to announce a new Galaxy S5 Zoom in Singapore on April 29th

Samsung to announce a new Galaxy S5 Zoom in Singapore on April 29th

Samsung has announced that they will be holding a media day at the Red Dot Design Museum in Singapore, where it’s expected we’re going to see something photography related – most likely the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom. It’s obviously something photography related, with the tag line ‘Kapture the moment’ but what is with the spelling? It’s possible instead of going with the Galaxy S5 Zoom branding, Samsung could be going somewhere else with this line. Perhaps a response to the sense of over-use of their Galaxy Sx brand last year on models that didn’t quite live up to the flagship[Read More...]

by 10:23 AM on April 15, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer
Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S5 — First Impressions

So, I bought a Samsung Galaxy S5. I didn’t intend to buy it, but I saw it in the store yesterday and a couple of things lured me in. I’m also becoming a bit bored with my Nexus 5, which didn’t help. I’m not sure whether I’ll keep the S5 or if it will become eBay fodder, but I’m giving it a go at any rate. Update (Sunday, 6.45pm): Added some sample photos and videos. Click here to scroll down! Screen That screen. I think the Galaxy S5’s Super AMOLED screen is one of the most gorgeous mobile displays I’ve[Read More...]

by 11:27 AM on April 12, 2014 63 comments Phones, Reviews
Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

Meet Brittany, Australia’s first official Samsung Galaxy S5 owner

The Samsung Galaxy S5 launched worldwide today, and due to the timezones, Australia was the first country to kick off sales. Vodafone were aiming for the early adopter crowd and opened selected stores from 6am, a ploy that seems to have worked, with Vodafone Australia managing to sell the what they are claiming is the worlds first Samsung Galaxy S5 [Ed. we don't count South Korean embargo breakers ;)]. With such a popular phone, Brittany said she was aware that the stock would sell out fast and knowing that the Vodafone stores were opening early for it, she decided to[Read More...]

by 4:21 PM on April 11, 2014 2 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Galaxy S5 torn down in time for Australian launch

Galaxy S5 torn down in time for Australian launch

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 arriving in-store in Australia today, the team at iFixit has torn the phone apart to see what makes it tick. The good news is, getting the back of is easy, but from there it apparently gets a lot harder, with iFixit advising that the Display will need to be removed from the phone to replace any of the components inside. Overall, the Galaxy S5 received a 5 out of 10 for repairability. This is a good result compared to its competition the HTC One (M8) which received a 2 out of 10 , but worse[Read More...]

by 7:49 AM on April 11, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Phones
Vodafone is ready for the Galaxy S5 – selected stores open from 6am

Vodafone is ready for the Galaxy S5 – selected stores open from 6am

The launch of the Galaxy S5 is of course going to be a major event in the mobile phone sales calendar and tomorrow is the day Samsung fans have been waiting for. Retailers and carriers will begin selling the Galaxy S5 from tomorrow morning, but Vodafone is trying to get the jump on sales by opening selected stores early, with some open from 6am. There’s limited stock available of the Galaxy S5, so if you’re keen on getting one of these handsets on launch day then you’ll need to be ready to go. The list of stores opening early is,[Read More...]

by 8:52 PM on April 10, 2014 5 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung anti-theft, exclusive to US Cellular and Verizon

Samsung anti-theft, exclusive to US Cellular and Verizon

Samsung have introduced two new anti-theft features for the US Cellular and Verizon versions of their latest flagship the Galaxy S5. The features follow in a long line of security apps including Cerberus Anti-Theft and Google’s own Android Device Manager. Find my mobile touts the ability to locate a lost or stolen device or remotely lock it, rendering the device useless to potential profiteering thieves. The other new feature is known as reactivation lock which; as the name suggests, prevents anyone but the owner from resetting the device. Of course, someone will find a way around these features but it’s[Read More...]

by 4:17 PM on April 10, 2014 0 comments Apps, Manufacturer, News, Phones
Ausdroid Podcast 108 – An Abundance of Phils

Ausdroid Podcast 108 – An Abundance of Phils

Welcome to episode 108 of the Ausdroid podcast! With special guest Phil Nickinson joining us this week, we had to work out the best way to address both Phils. I’m not sure we succeeded on that front. We took a look at this week’s Android TV rumours and picked Phil’s brain with a quick snog/marry/avoid roundtable on the Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8. Spoiler: They’re both pretty good phones! There’s also some local news and a bit of rumour-mongering to round out the show. Hosted by Jason Murray, with Dan Tyson, Phil Tann and special guest Phil Nickinson, Editor[Read More...]

by 1:04 PM on April 10, 2014 7 comments Camera, Chromebook, Podcast
Samsung continues mocking iPad in their latest ad

Samsung continues mocking iPad in their latest ad

In late March Samsung began an advertising campaign for their new Galaxy Tab Pro series of tablets that, while amusing, took a very obvious swipe at all of their competitors. The latest in this series is another swipe directly at the Apple iPad. This time around, Samsung shows off the simple yet extremely useful function of separate logins and profiles for multiple users on a single device. Is this type of advertising clever, amusing or just plain juvenile? Share your thoughts with us.

by 12:54 PM on April 10, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, News, Tablets
Samsung Galaxy S5 commercial released – sticks to the facts

Samsung Galaxy S5 commercial released – sticks to the facts

Samsung has released their first commercial for the Galaxy S5 in the US, and it’s actually pretty good. As you can see you get a nice, close pan of the back of the phone, which shows of the dimpled rear of the phone. The ad uses the tagline ‘Real innovation begins when inspired by what matters to you’ which is probably inspired by the features they point out in the video, which they feel are important to customers. such as the Heart Rate Sensor -although the improved camera would perhaps have been more meaningful -, IP67 Water/Dust resistant certification and[Read More...]

by 9:57 AM on April 10, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, Other, Phones
Samsung Gear Fit could introduce vertical display

Samsung Gear Fit could introduce vertical display

The Samsung Gear Fit was arguably the most interesting wearable device that Samsung recently announced at Mobile World Congress but there was one thing that bugged a few people about the display. Everything was displayed across your wrist which made reading the display just that little bit more difficult. It looks like Samsung have figured this out and fill have a software update ready in time for the launch of the device. While the original orientation does look nice of the Gear Fit, the new vertical display will make things easier to read – possibly with the exception of longer[Read More...]

by 8:27 AM on April 10, 2014 0 comments News, Rumours, Smartwatch
CommBank Tap & Pay not working for many users updating their Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4

CommBank Tap & Pay not working for many users updating their Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4

Many Samsung Galaxy S4 users of the Commonwealth’s CommBank app are facing a problem of the app’s Tap & Pay feature, which utilises NFC for touch payments, no longer working after updating their devices to Android 4.4.x. Having personally come in contact (haha, puns) with the issue, I can confirm that regardless of the firmware’s region, if you update to Android 4.4.x and have to re-install the app, you are likely to face errors each and every time you try to set up Tap & Pay once again. There are many posts on the Commonwealth Bank’s community support forum raising[Read More...]

by 8:55 PM on April 9, 2014 17 comments Apps, News
Dick Smith ready themselves for the Galaxy S5 and Gear 2/Gear Fit launch

Dick Smith ready themselves for the Galaxy S5 and Gear 2/Gear Fit launch

The Galaxy S5 goes on-sale on Friday at retailers and carriers Australia wide, Dick Smith has released their latest catalogue which lists their pricing for the phone at $896. There’s a range of accessories for the phone available, DSE is offering covers, as well as the Gear 2 and Gear Fit. To protect your new phone, there’s three covers on offer with all three listed as ‘Water & Dust Resistant’. You can choose from either the Galaxy S5 Wallet Flip cover for $49.98, the Galaxy S5 S-View Cover for $59.98 or the GS5 S-View Charge Cover for $89.98 which will[Read More...]

by 8:50 PM on April 9, 2014 5 comments Accessories, Phones, Smartwatch