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Pebble adds sleep and activity tracking to the platform and drops pricing on hardware

Pebble adds sleep and activity tracking to the platform and drops pricing on hardware

Smartwatch maker Pebble, who have remained quite popular even with the launch of competing smartwatch platforms, has today announced a variety of updates for their watch, as well as announcing some pricing changes. The big news is of course that Pebble will now track your activity and sleep patterns in the background, with the company announcing new updated apps from Misfit, Jawbone and Swim.com which all take advantage of the new features. Pebble has also introduced a new Quick Launch, a way to access your favourite Pebble Apps with a long press of either the physical up or down buttons[Read More...]

by 12:02 PM on October 1, 2014 2 comments Smartwatch
Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 adds three more titles to the list

Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 adds three more titles to the list

After kicking off the Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 deal a little over a week ago, the folks over at the Humble Bundle have chipped in a little extra. The bundle has been updated, and is now offering three new titles, making it just under $1 per title if you want to grab everything. The three new titles are available if you pay more than the average price which has risen to US$6.27, with Quest of Dungeons, Don’t Move and Space Chem joining the pack. The Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 offers you the option to pay anything[Read More...]

by 11:44 AM on October 1, 2014 0 comments Apps
Five day old Android L build shown off in Chromium Tracker

Five day old Android L build shown off in Chromium Tracker

The latest update we have for Android L is the LPV81C build, which Google updated from LPV79 back in early August. But development of Android L – currently thought to be called Lemon Meringue Pie – continues unabated and it seems that a new build of Android L is doing the rounds internally at Google and a video of this build has shown up in the Chromium Tracker. The video, which Myce who caught the entry in the Chromium Issue Tracker, is of Android L build version LRW87D. The video shows off a crash in the Android Chrome browser, so[Read More...]

by 11:34 AM on October 1, 2014 0 comments Android Development
Google Play now showing IAP price ranges and physical addresses

Google Play now showing IAP price ranges and physical addresses

In what is assumed to be a bid to adhere to new requirements of the European Union surrounding In-App Purchases (IAP), Google began asking developers last month to add a physical address, as well as a price range for their In-App Purchases to the Developer Console. Yesterday the physical address section of Google Play began showing up for developers to add an address, and today, the actual changes are showing on both the mobile and web version of Google Play. The information for IAP and Physical addresses is visible in the ‘Additional Information’ section of the Google Play Store. The[Read More...]

by 11:06 AM on October 1, 2014 0 comments Google Play
Oppo Find 7 — Review

Oppo Find 7 — Review

Review: Oppo has just entered the market in Australia, they’ve arrived with four phones to sell through their OppoMobile website, offering phones from the budget conscious Neo 5, up through the N1 mini, Find 7a, all the way to their current flagship phone, the Find 7. Oppo has the distinction of holding several firsts in the mobile phone market, and indeed in their Find series of phones. The Find 5 was the first phone to market with a 1080P screen, and they’ve followed this up with the Find 7 being the first phone released with a 2K (2560×1440) resolution display.[Read More...]

by 10:30 AM on October 1, 2014 0 comments Design, Manufacturer, Phones, Reviews
Bose Quiet Comfort 25 – First Impressions

Bose Quiet Comfort 25 – First Impressions

The package sitting on my desk when I arrived in the office yesterday morning filled me with excitement, then I opened it and my excitement was justified. I spend pretty much all day in front of a PC, most of it with headphones on listening to music so a “cheap” or low quality set of headphones just doesn’t cut it for me when I’m listening to over 100 hours of music at work every month, plus my listening at home. For a number of years now I’ve been somewhat loyal to Sennheiser headphones, they’re not cheap; they sound great and[Read More...]

by 7:52 PM on September 30, 2014 2 comments Accessories, News, Other
Deal – Get an LG G Pad 10.1″ 16GB Tablet for $299 at Bing Lee or $348 at Harvey Norman

Deal – Get an LG G Pad 10.1″ 16GB Tablet for $299 at Bing Lee or $348 at Harvey Norman

UPDATE: Bing Lee have the Black LG G Pad 16GB 10.1-inch for $299 in-store or delivered for an extra $5 flat fee shipping. Harvey Norman have one of their  “Hot Deals” on an LG G Pad 10.1-inch 16GB tablet at the moment where you can pick one up for $348 for a limited time. The original price these tablets were selling for was around $400 which was well above the $249USD they were selling for in the US. At least with this hot deal it brings it down to a more reasonable price for a tablet with low to mid[Read More...]

by 7:43 PM on September 30, 2014 1 comment Deal, Manufacturer, Tablets
Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony launches the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact in Australia

Sony is busy tonight, presenting their launch plans for their newest Xperia smartphones, wearables and accessories in Australia. We’ve seen the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact and Smartwatch 3, and they’re all coming your way in the next few weeks. Xperia Z3 & Z3 Compact At the launch of the Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact at IFA we were advised that both phones would be heading to Australia, with the Xperia Z3 heading to all four carriers (Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and Virgin Mobile) while the Xperia Z3 Compact would be heading to Optus and Telstra.[Read More...]

by 7:19 PM on September 30, 2014 38 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Protect your Google account with 2 Step Verification in just 5 easy steps

Protect your Google account with 2 Step Verification in just 5 easy steps

It’s easier than you think for someone to steal your password, no matter how well you protect it. Instead of protecting your Google account with just a password, consider adding 2 Step Verification. This adds an extra level to the login process that requires a unique key that’s supplied to you by Google, and you need to supply this key before your login is completed. The principle is that even if (or perhaps when) your account password is compromised by someone maliciously, they won’t have access to your phone so they won’t be able to get the unique key to[Read More...]

by 2:10 PM on September 30, 2014 9 comments
The Nexus 6 WILL Be A 5.9in Phablet

The Nexus 6 WILL Be A 5.9in Phablet

The Android fanatics, myself included, love every single morsel of Nexus news or rumours they can get their hands on. Lately we have seen quite a bit of rumours hitting the interwebs regarding the make and size of the sixth Nexus device. We have heard the rumour that the device will have a 5.9in display and last week we saw via XDA an image of the supposed Nexus “Shamu” next to a LG G3. Today Android Police are reporting, with a confidence level of 9/10 that that the Shamu is in fact the next Nexus phone. Android Police have received[Read More...]

by 11:24 AM on September 30, 2014 48 comments News
Modified version of Android L for Google’s Project Ara will allow hot-swappable modules

Modified version of Android L for Google’s Project Ara will allow hot-swappable modules

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group is getting set to release their Project Ara modular smartphone system at some stage next year. When it does, we now know that the phone will run Android L, but it will be a modified version which will allow for extra functionality specifically for the modular platform. With a modular phone the ability to swap modules in and out is a big plus, and according to Google’s Paul Eremenko, when launched the phone will be able to do just that. The phone will run a modified version of the upcoming Android L version[Read More...]

by 10:38 AM on September 30, 2014 0 comments News
Telstra announces nation-wide trial of Wi-Fi hotspots will go live in November

Telstra announces nation-wide trial of Wi-Fi hotspots will go live in November

Back in May, Telstra announced a plan to create one of the world’s largest Wi-Fi networks. Telstra plans to install two million Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation within five years. Officially set to launch next year, Telstra has this morning announced that a trial of the system will begin in November, in more than 1,000 locations across Australia. The trial isn’t just hitting out of the way places either, Telstra has chosen some of the biggest, busiest and what should be traffic heavy locations across the country. The first trials will be using Wi-Fi access points in payphone sites, including[Read More...]

by 10:30 AM on September 30, 2014 4 comments Carriers
Telstra adds the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus To its Pre-Paid line of devices for $149

Telstra adds the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus To its Pre-Paid line of devices for $149

There’s another Samsung handset on the market, with Telstra adding the Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus, to its prepaid line of devices, offering the handset for $149. The handsets is an updated version of the Galaxy Trend which launched at Dick Smith late last year, to its prepaid line of devices, offering the handset for $149. Thought it’s technically an upgrade, the Trend Plus offers only a slightly upgraded CPU along with the ‘Plus’ monniker. The Samsung Galaxy Trend Plus isn’t going to wow you spec wise, but it certainly still good value price wise. The list of specs include: 4″[Read More...]

by 10:02 AM on September 30, 2014 0 comments Carriers, News, Phones