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Buy a Google Play Gift card at Woolworths and get back 20%, ends soon

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We normally keep a close eye on the Google Play discounts as it's a great way to get services like Google Play Music (long live GPM) and Google One at a discount. However we missed one last week, so...

Google is rolling out Improved voice recognition in Australia

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A few months ago we started to see reports internationally that Google was rolling out improved voice recognition for the Google Assistant. The new process involved training the Assistant with longer phrases. Users in Australia are now being promoted when...

Weekend Warrior: Mad Catz multi-format controllers are here

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Whether you're into the old-school brawlers, racing, flight sim or sports games there's a controller you'll need to make the most of your gaming. Mad Catz have just released a couple of new bits of hardware, compatible across...

Australian Review: Dual SIM TCL 10 Pro (T799H) is a strong midranger that faces...

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For many years TCL's Alcatel brand has been king of the budget and burner phone market. Now TCL has unveiled the 10 Pro their first entry into the competitive upper mid-range phone market. I've been testing the 10 Pro for...

Humans will review Google Assistant interactions but it’s opt-in

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Following the widespread criticism of the AI smart assistant providers for not disclosing the fact that humans may review interactions, lots of water has passed under the bridge. Yesterday many users received an email from Google about the...

Cast Connect enabled apps are launching in Australia, today

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Yesterday we learnt about Cast Connect, a new SDK that will allow developers to better integrate improved control of Google Cast streams on Google TV's -- you can check out all the details here. Today Google officially launched the...

Folding Pixel set to launch alongside Pixel 6 Q4 next year

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Foldable phones, they're here, they 100% have a place in the market and I think in time could represent a real segment of devices shipped each year. It seems Google may well think the same thing if a leak...

Vivo X50 Pro 5G appears for $999 on pre-order at JB Hi-Fi

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Vivo, owned by the same company as OPPO, realme and OnePlus, BBK Electronics, has been gently making their way to Australian shores. OPPO has been a presence in Australia for some time, so it makes sense for...

Google rolls out Android 11 Beta 3 to supported Pixel phones, final version next

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Last month we saw Android 11 Beta 2 pushed out to Pixel phones and time has marched on, as has the Google engineering team with more bug fixes for Android 11. As such the Beta 3 is now...

New Google Nest smart speaker coming at the end of the month

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Google have teased us with an upcoming Nest, with what according to other leaks appears to be a replacement for the original Google Home. Now rumours are pointing towards an August release date for the new Nest speaker. Leaker,...

Google Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5, both with 5G, available for pre-order October...

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It was a surprise to most of us that Google gave us all a heads up about the upcoming Pixel 4a and Pixel 5. Normally we are making inferences from rumours and leaks but this time Google has...

Sony’s brand new WH1000-XM4 over-ear noise cancelling headphones are coming to Australia this month...

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We've seen some amazing noise cancellation advances in personal audio in the last few years, and Sony has emerged as a favourite in the space with their XM series of over-ear headphones and in-ear true wireless earbuds. Today Sony...

TCL Australia launches 10 Pro and 10L value for money mid range Android phones

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TCL Communication has announced the availability of the TCL 10 Pro and TCL 10L in Australia. The 10 Pro at $749 is a substantially lower price than the estimated $899 we were told a few months ago, making it...

Files by Google adds PIN protection for personal files

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In a world where we increasingly give our phones to other people, be that friends, spouses or children perhaps there's often a few files you'd prefer to have protected from deletion or prying eyes. This week Google has added...

Google introduces ‘Cast Connect’ bringing remote control support to all Cast streams on...

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Since the dawn of Google Cast on Android TV there has been inconsistent/ non-existent support for control via the Android TV remote control -- this is a frustrating and poor user experience. Well, there is a solution, Google quietly...

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