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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Viber severs ties with Facebook in #StopHateForProfit boycott escalation

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Viber is a very popular messaging platform, with over one billion users worldwide albeit far from the 5 Billion installs of the Facebook-owned Whatsapp on the Android platform alone. So for them to pull the pin on a...

Nest Hub Max will soon work with Duo and Meet

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The Nest Hub devices (originally Home Hub) were a leap forward for home automation and smart home control. They bring a visual and touch interface to tasks otherwise requiring you to use your phone. So it's interesting...

Android Auto cruises past a huge milestone

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Android Auto is going places (see what I did there?) and it's supporting us to do that as well. Over the past 12 months we've seen a UI overhaul, new features appearing and wireless connectivity. Despite these...

ICYMI: You can share your Wi-Fi without divulging potentially sensitive passwords

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We’re living in a world where we need connectivity, so much so that if we’re not on Wi-Fi at times we feel a little lost. So, it’s pretty common to allow your family and friends (if you’re generous) onto...

Swiping on album art to change songs coming to YouTube Music

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Google are continuing to improve YouTube Music with what seems like weekly feature releases ahead of the shuttering of Google Play Music by the end of the year. Today a new feature has been spotted by an eagle-eyed...

Fearing bill-shock in the YouTube Music move? Relax, your billing will continue as...

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We've seen a lot of coverage over the last few weeks regarding YouTube Music. First, it was about if users would be able to transfer libraries over from GPM, which turned into when? Then we got the...

HMD Global is providing 50 Nokia 5.1 Plus phones to at-risk community members

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Nokia's parent company HMD Global has partnered with CCNB to provide new smartphones to community members who are at risk of social isolation and loneliness. CCNB is a not-for-profit organisation that helps the elderly and those living with disabilities with...

ALDImobile is bringing back its 1 year Super Pack mobile plan

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ALDImobile is once again offering its 1 year Super Pack, offering unlimited standard calls and texts with 15GB of data for an annual fee of $99. If you ration out the data, the plan works out at $8.25 and 1.25GB...

Skype adds Android Auto functionality to its app — text messages only

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Microsoft's approach to the mobile space in recent years has seen it become ever more popular to those users. Having given up on it's own OS on mobile hardware their focus on bringing their software to popular mobile...

Google Play Music transfers to YouTube Music are live and official for Australian users...

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It's been a long, slow and shaky road, but Google is finally accelerating the transfer from Google Play Music to YouTube Music, and the library transfer feature is now live and functioning in Australia. You no longer need a...

Android 11 Beta now available for the OPPO Find X2 Pro

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OPPO have been criticised (by us as well) for their slow (if they actually ever arrive) updates to their phones over the years but they have been slowly turning that around and at least providing updates, eventually. Now...

Google rolling out fix for Assistant bug on Android Auto

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Google Assistant is meant to work across the entire Android ecosystem but there are still bugs, especially with its use on Android Auto. One such bug has been occurring where Assistant would refuse to answer due to it...

Chris Lacy sells Action Dash, allowing him to focus on an upcoming app launch

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Chris Lacy is a genuinely nice bloke so it's such a treat to see a major announcement about one of his apps in these strange times. In a blog post, he has announced that one of his recent...

Spotify set to follow YouTube Music into tabbed browsing, including video

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Spotify is the biggest streaming music provider around and has a very loyal client base. That being said, it's hardly surprising that when one of their competitors has a great feature that Spotify don't - it makes its...

There’s a .new way to start a new video call in Meet

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Following the integration with Gmail this week, Google has introduced a new way to start a Meet video call with the meet.new URL - confirmed by Googler Javier Soltero. https://twitter.com/jsoltero/status/1273686386567045121 The URL is a shortcut to creating a new meeting that...

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