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Chris Rowland   Director / Editor (Ex-Officio)

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 announced, with advanced battery savings for new smartwatches

Overnight Qualcomm has announced the next generation of its wearable technology platform, Snapdragon Wear 3100. At its heart, the system is built on an advanced power-saving core, designed to deliver in three main areas: rich interactivity, personalised experiences, and extended battery life. At the announcement, Anthony Murray, Qualcomm’s General Manager …

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Australian users can use the new PayPal for Android layout, focus on sending money between friends

PayPal’s utility for sending and receiving moeny between friends has been around for quite a while, but it’s always been kind of secondary to PayPal’s main focus on ecommerce transactions. However, with the growing popularity of peer-to-peer payments, PayPal has decided to re-design its mobile app to better emphasise sending …

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It turns out the Fortnite installer had a vulnerability, but it’s been patched already

Epic Games’ decision to distribute Fortnite outside of the Google Play ecosystem was bound to get people’s attention, and though I earlier said this probably wouldn’t cause issues, it seems I wasn’t entirely right. A technical vulnerability was discovered – by Google, no less – and patched fairly well immediately …

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