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PSA: Optus offers aid to those in the Philippines as well as free calls...

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With the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippines needs a lot of help right now. With a number of Australians trying to reach friends and relatives abroad, Optus has offered to help make that a bit easier by announcing...

Google release the developer preview 2 for their IoT platfrom, Android Things

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Following the initial announcement and Developer Preview for Googles rebranded IoT platform, Android Things today we're getting the first major update to the developer platform. Most of the information is very developer centric, however, just because it's a developer...

Samsung: Galaxy S III immune to USSD vulnerability (with OTA)

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Updates Sep-27 10.30am: Telstra's current CrowdSupport Handset Updates page says a "bugfix" update for the Galaxy S III was approved on September 25 and is awaiting vendor deployment. This update has an ETA of today and may address this issue. 1.30pm:...

Android Nougat has a hidden ‘partial screenshot’ function, likely to come in next release

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The ability to take a partial screenshot is something that many users of Samsung's Note range of devices will know and enjoy, but it's something we can't easily do on most other Androids. Google is working to address this,...

Optus announces 5G availability for its “Click and Connect” mobile service Optus Flex

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While Optus Flex has been around a little while, the Optus prepaid offering hasn't given its customers everything that its postpaid customers have enjoyed for a little while, and with this week's announcement, the gap is closing. From Monday, Optus...

Telstra to begin selling the Nexus 5 starting November 26

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According to a source of ours, Telstra could be selling the Nexus 5 as soon as November 26th -- a little over a week and a half away. Details remain scarce for now, however, this source has been good...

Google Duo might be coming to tablets soon, and that’s a good thing

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Google Duo is Google's answer to consumer friendly video conferencing, and according to the Play Store, it's been downloaded more than 100 million times. It's not hard to understand why, because it offers some of the easiest, most seamless...

OnePlus 2 certifications and benchmarks start cropping up ahead of July 27th launch

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OnePlus 2 will be announcing their next flagship later this month. On July 27th, OnePlus are inviting the world to see what they've got up their sleeve for their so-called 'follow-up album'. With that date looming, there's sure to...

Twitter officially announces the expanded tweet function – letting you fit more into 140...

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As rumoured, Twitter has today announced the expanded tweets function which no longer counts selected multi-media such as gifs, pictures, videos, as well as Polls and quoted tweets towards your 140 character limit. The expanded tweet function was announced back...

Offline Maps Added to the New Google Maps

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Just yesterday Google released a new version of the Google Maps Android App that brought a new UI as well as gestures to the app. It's a pretty big step forwards in terms of a new look and...

Google’s new ‘Who’s Down’ app appears on Google Play

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Google has been working on a social planning app, it seems, which it's quietly released onto the Play Store with little if any fanfare. Dubbed simply 'Who's Down', the app is all about working out who amongst your friends...

LG replaces a number of senior executives after Q3 2019 profit slump

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South Korean tech giant LG has made a number of executive changes this week, after net profits for Q3 2019 dropped more than 30%. LG is the second largest electronics company out of South Korea behind Samsung, and besides just...

Chinese super-brands Huawei, Oppo and Vivo claim a quarter of global smartphone sales for...

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According to Gartner reports, the global smartphone market grew 9.1 percent in the first quarter of 2017, on the back of growth of three Chinese manufacturers - Huawei, OPPO and Vivo. Of the 380 million units shipped in Q1,...

YouTube Android app finally goes Material

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It's here, folks - the YouTube Android app has finally entered good company by having a Material Design makeover. The design of the new app isn't entirely unexpected: things like circular avatars, full-height navigation drawer and a toolbar coated in...

Cortana Beta for Android can now supplant Google Now on your home button.

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Earlier last month Microsoft released a closed Beta for their Cortana Digital assistant on Android. As is the way with such thinks the APK for the beta leaked into the wild giving the broader Android tinkering community a behind the...

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