+ Thursday April 25th, 2019

Apps, Games & Google Services

Facebook Messenger brings dinosaurs of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom into your living room using Augmented Reality

The highly anticipated sequel to Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom, launches in Australia this month on digital and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, 3D and DVD and while the launch on Digital is usually more up our alley, it’s the physical launch that caught our eye with an Augmented Reality (AR) tie-in …

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Google Calendar brings native support for Citrix and other conferencing suites

Managing one’s business schedule is what calendar tools do best, and so it’s little surprise that some of the first add-ons for Google Calendar come from Cisco, Citrix and others which provide online conferencing tools. The new add-ons allow users to create, view and join video conferences hosted on these …

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Instagram expands shopping to Stories and Explore to help you spend more money

After Instagram introduced shopping in March, they’ve been looking to expand further experimenting with including it in Stories starting in June. They’ve today announced the broader rollout of shopping in Stories, as well as a new personalised channel in Explore. Shopping in Stories is rolling out globally to brands in …

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Commonwealth Bank adds Visa to digital wallets across Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Fitbit and more

After a long wait, Australia’s Commonwealth Bank has today announced they’ve added Visa support across their Digital Wallet solutions. The support for using Visa credit cards and business debit cards comes after Commonwealth Bank saw a large increase in the use of Tap & Pay. The bank saw an increase …

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Google One storage now live in Australia for existing users – with bonus Google Play credit

Google’s new all-in-one storage service for Google Drive, Gmail, and Google Photos – Google One is finally going live in Australia after the service was launched here last month. Customers who previously paid for additional storage from Google are receiving an email advising their storage account ‘has been officially upgraded …

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Google kills another service we love – Inbox will close down in March 2019

After launching their Gmail alternative Inbox in October 2014, Google has today announced they’re killing off the innovative client in favour of concentrating on Gmail proper. The company has announced the end of Inbox via social media, announcing they are ending the service in favour of concentrating on features for …

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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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