Tuesday , November 21 2017

Jason Murray   Deputy Editor

Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn’t need a smartphone. Now he can’t bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you’d like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He’d like to think he’s a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you’ll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter – follow @JM77 and say hi!

Get a look at upcoming collectables before you buy with in-app augmented reality

It’s no secret that besides being a big Android fan, I’m also a Transformers collector. Thus, I jump at anything that mixes my two passions, and this is a great combination of AR (augmented reality) and Transformers … well, almost. We’re talking about Maketoys, a Japanese company that makes “transforming …

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Brolly is a great Australian alternative to Dark Sky that does hyper-local weather here and now on Android and iOS

With today’s news that Dark Sky is now available for Android and that the developers are considering adding support for Australia, it’s appropriate to look at an Australian alternative named Brolly that’s providing hyper-local rain forecasts right now. Like many weather apps, Brolly tells you when it’s going to rain …

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First Impressions: HTC 10

HTC found themselves in the middle of a storm of good news and positive vibes this week after the announcement of the HTC 10, the company’s latest flagship smartphone. Packed with best-in-class specs and sporting a distinctly “HTC” design, the phone is currently top of our 2016 flagship poll, and …

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Nintendo’s Miitomo and My Nintendo service launch tomorrow in Australia

Update: It’s now available to download from Google Play. Nintendo Australia announced overnight that their first smartphone app, Miitomo will launch late tomorrow afternoon in Australia alongside their new My Nintendo rewards program. Miitomo lets you use your Mii avatar (which can be imported from existing Nintendo services and devices …

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