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HTC Nexus Tablet To Get A Keyboard Case

HTC Nexus Tablet To Get A Keyboard Case

Everyone here at Ausdroid loves a good Nexus rumour. Today another one has surfaced from a couple of different sources. At this stage it seems a given that the next Nexus tablet will be made by HTC. The rumour today is not about the device per se but about the accessories associated. Two days ago there was the tweet from the folks who seem to have taken over from EvLeaks, @upleaks: HTC T1 accessories; Magic Cover Leather(Natural/Black), Magic Cover TPU(Coral Amethyst/Mint Indigo/Lime Stone/Indigo Black), Keyboard Folio. — @upleaks (@upleaks) August 30, 2014 They all seem standard fare except for the[Read More...]

by 11:57 AM on September 2, 2014 4 comments News
Sony Xperia Z3 Compact photos appear and look spectacular (update: some specs revealed)

Sony Xperia Z3 Compact photos appear and look spectacular (update: some specs revealed)

As IFA is just around the corner, we’re seeing increased chatter about what’s to be announced. It seems that we can firmly remove Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact from the rumour file, though, and move it firmly across to fact. Ausdroid has obtained access to press shots of the Z3 Compact, shown here for your enjoyment: The press photos don’t confirm any specs, so at the moment we’re stuck with what’s been rumoured from earlier leaks; a 4.5″ display running at 720p, a 2.5 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor and 2GB of on-board RAM. As Sony is well known for its optics, the[Read More...]

by 8:35 AM on September 2, 2014 10 comments Exclusive, News, Phones
HTC announces the HTC One Mini 2 on Telstra 4G

HTC announces the HTC One Mini 2 on Telstra 4G

HTC has today announced that they will be releasing the HTC One Mini 2 on the Telstra network. From tomorrow, the HTC One Mini 2 will be available from Telstra stores and online in Gunmetal Grey, as well as a Telstra exclusive: Amber Gold. The HTC One Mini 2 will be available on a 24 Month contract on the $55 Mobile Accelerate plan with a $5 per month handset repayment on top. While Telstra has the exclusive on the Amber Gold coloured HTC One Mini 2, we’ve yet to hear if other carriers will receive the Gunmetal Grey version. With[Read More...]

by 12:49 PM on September 1, 2014 2 comments News
Photo editing app Over makes its way to Google Play

Photo editing app Over makes its way to Google Play

If you’re like me and where in a previously an iPhone user but have since moved over to Android and love photo editing but have found it hard to find a photo editing app that adds wonderful texts and stamps over your photo’s, then you’re in for good news as the popular iOS photo editing app, Over, has become available to purchase on Google Play. The app, which is available to purchase for $2.14 on Google Play, does come with the basic fonts and artwork stamps however if you need additional fonts and artwork stamps, these can be purchased for[Read More...]

by 9:33 PM on August 31, 2014 2 comments Apps, News
Looking for something fun to play? Go Back to Bed

Looking for something fun to play? Go Back to Bed

If you’re like me, you’re having a pretty lazy Sunday right about now. Are you looking for something to do, as you flick mindlessly between the cable channels? Look no more. We’re big fans of beautiful games, and Back to Bed, from Bedtime Digital Games is one such game. Reminding us firmly of Monument Valley, Back to Bed is a 3D puzzle game set in an isometric dream world, where the aim of the game is simply to guide Bob, the player’s character, back to bed. It’s not as simple as it might sound, though; you control Bob’s subconscious (aptly[Read More...]

by 12:05 PM on August 31, 2014 2 comments Apps, Google Play, News
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 7 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