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Another Dubious Nexus X Image Leaks

Another Dubious Nexus X Image Leaks

The folks over at TK Tech News have been receiving quite a few Nexus X leaks lately with yet another leak arriving today. Just like the leak the other day where Dan was very sceptical of the authenticity of the image I also have misgivings about the image today. Firstly, let’s imagine that the leak today is authentic. The image shows a 64GB Nexus X available for pre-order from a European site for €449.99, only €30 more than the 32GB version apparently. Once again the image lists the Nexus X as coming with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 clocked at 2.7GHz[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on August 27, 2014 6 comments News
Want a fancy charging dock for your LG G Watch? Aerios Moduul could be it.

Want a fancy charging dock for your LG G Watch? Aerios Moduul could be it.

There’s no doubt that the first generation LG G Watch is a functional device first, and aesthetically pleasing maybe fifth or sixth; it isn’t the most glamorous watch. The same can be said of the charging dock; it’s a black little plastic brick, and it’s rather unappealing. It doesn’t look great on the nightstand, and on the desk, it just looks a bit out of place. Enter Sydney design firm Aerios. Launched by the guys behind Gadgets 4 Geeks, Aerios has announced the Moduul range, with its first piece an upgrade to the dock for your LG G Watch. As[Read More...]

by 5:45 PM on August 27, 2014 1 comment Accessories, Android Wear, News
Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Shipments of wearable devices have soared in the last year

Canalys has reported that shipments of smart wearable devices have soared by 640% in the last year, in part thanks to our new obsession with this new category of devices. The report, which shows that Fitbit and Jawbone are clearly leading the pack in the health and lifestyle category, states that Samsung has become the worldwide leader in the smart wearable band market in the first half of 2014 with the release of the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit helping them to cement their position. The report also notes that Samsung released its fifth smart wearable in[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on August 27, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Smartwatch
Amazon Coins are now on sale in Australia, everyone gets 500 Coins for free

Amazon Coins are now on sale in Australia, everyone gets 500 Coins for free

Amazon announced today that Amazon Coins are now available for purchase in Australia. Coins can be used on the Amazon AppStore as an alternative purchase method for both apps and in-app purchases, and you can buy them from Amazon directly. In the future you might also be able to redeem coins for other things should the company launch its content stores in Australia. In the US, you can also earn coins on some promotional items in a sort of “cash back” arrangement and Amazon says they’ll continue to add ways to earn and spend coins in Australia too. The going[Read More...]

by 1:10 PM on August 26, 2014 1 comment News, Sale
Amazon buys out Twitch for $1Billion – Not Google

Amazon buys out Twitch for $1Billion – Not Google

UPDATE: It appears that the purchase has actually gone through, with Engadget reporting that Amazon has purchased Twitch for $970M in cash. After earlier this year reporting in May this year that Google was looking at purchasing the gaming network service Twitch for $1Billion (US), the Wall Street Journal is now stating that it is Amazon that is looking to buy out Twitch for the same amount. The report which surfaced overnight is stating that Amazon will acquire Twitch.tv for over $1billion (US) and has surprised many given that the deal with Google was reported closed back in June. The deal[Read More...]

by 6:26 AM on August 26, 2014 1 comment Apps, News
The Galaxy Note 4 is coming…

The Galaxy Note 4 is coming…

More teasers are appearing from Samsung that continue to ask “Are you ready to Note?” This time the minute long advert looks at the S Pen and it’s function in the Galaxy Note environment; from communication, to games, to creativity and general interaction with your Galaxy Note device. Finally closing off with the notable date of September 3rd and the phrase “ready to note” which is the date Samsung are delivering their annual presentation. We know it’s the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, through various leaks it’s unlikely there will be much by way of surprises but the Galaxy Note range[Read More...]

by 6:22 AM on August 26, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Samsung “wall hugger” adverts hit Australia

Samsung “wall hugger” adverts hit Australia

The none-too subtle advertising; Labelling iPhone users as “wall huggers” that hit some USA airports a couple of weeks ago, has now hit Australian shores in video format. The advert that runs for a full minute has 3 good jabs and a right cross at the users of ageing iPhones, showing scores of users “tethered to walls” and complaining about the battery life of their phones. Until the lightbulb moment for one user who sees a Samsung user changing batteries. The timing is right for Samsung to strike now before the launch of the new iPhone which is expected shortly[Read More...]

by 6:21 AM on August 26, 2014 1 comment Manufacturer, News, Phones
Qantas and Virgin Australia to join the rest of the world and allow mobiles to stay on

Qantas and Virgin Australia to join the rest of the world and allow mobiles to stay on

It seems that Australian airlines Qantas and Virgin Australia will now allow passengers to keep their mobiles turned on during taxiing, take-off and landing under a new ruling from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Heralded as a bit of a revolution, passengers will be allowed to keep their mobiles turned on (albeit, in flight mode), and use tablets and e-readers, as well as portable games and other electronic devices from gate to gate, instead of having to turn them off when the final cabin door was closed. CASA spokesman Peter Gibson has said that both Qantas and Virgin Australia[Read More...]

by 4:57 PM on August 25, 2014 2 comments News
LG Tease A Round G Watch

LG Tease A Round G Watch

LG, along with Samsung, were first out of the blocks with their Android Wear smartwatch, the LG G Watch. It was a basic square watch which seemed to be lacking that final finishing touches. At the time LG said that they didn’t have time to include everything they wanted in the G Watch including a heart rate monitor. They were put under pressure by Google to have the G Watch ready for Google IO and the official release of Android Wear. Since then we have seen rumours of a successor to the G Watch arriving soon. Last week we reported[Read More...]

by 10:20 PM on August 24, 2014 7 comments News
Chrome Remote Desktop to receive Screen Record functions

Chrome Remote Desktop to receive Screen Record functions

Chrome Remote Desktop is set to receive another update which will extend its usefulness – the ability to record your screen for future playback. Chrome advocate François Beaufort has advised ‘that the chromium team is adding Record button to the Chrome Remote Desktop App’. This useful feature will be highly useful for people looking to record “how to” guides. Any budding developers looking to build their own Chromoting App, are encouraged to check out the Google Code Review for instructions. What would you like to see to add a killer feature to Chromoting?

by 2:39 PM on August 24, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Services, News
Dick Smith Runs on Google Apps and Drive

Dick Smith Runs on Google Apps and Drive

During the Google I/O keynote, Drive was featured for a few minutes to show off new updates for Workplaces. Updates included unlimited storage for all Google Apps, as well as collaboration tools for the low price of $10 per employee per month?! It seems one of Australia’s favourite electronics retailers – Dick Smith – began using Google Apps a year ago and Daniel Chiha, Communications Specialist (Operations) at Dick Smith has described the transition and benefits on the Google Enterprise blog. Dick Smith employs over 3,000 staff across 376 stores around Australia and New Zealand. The logistics of dealing with[Read More...]

by 11:27 AM on August 24, 2014 3 comments Google Services, News
More Motorola Shamu Evidence Surfaces

More Motorola Shamu Evidence Surfaces

Towards the end of July we saw leaks of a possible Motorola-made Nexus phablet with the codename Shamu surface. The Shamu didn’t go into hiding after that either with another rumour that it was to become an Android Silver device and would actually be released as the Moto S. Today another piece to the Shamu puzzle surfaced. Over in India a mention of a Shamu device with the code number XT1112 appeared in an import/export tracking system. While it is not the most reliable of sources there is a definite mention of “SHAMU PHONES (PROTOTYPE) (FOR DEMO PURPOSE) MOTOROLA XT1112”.[Read More...]

by 9:41 PM on August 23, 2014 6 comments News
James Bond can’t even get a Kitkat update for his phone Xperia T, TX and V to remain on Jelly Bean

James Bond can’t even get a Kitkat update for his phone Xperia T, TX and V to remain on Jelly Bean

Seems even the inimitable James Bond can’t sway the Android update gods for his Xperia TX. Back in November last year, soon after the launch of Kitkat, Sony announced that they were investigating the possibility of bringing this latest Android update to a number of their phones. Among those being looked at were the Xperia T, TX and V, but unfortunately it looks like they won’t be seeing the update. Sony was looking to deliver the Android 4.3 update for these phones in February and that will remain the final update. Sony has updated the support page for the Xperia[Read More...]

by 7:09 AM on August 23, 2014 3 comments News