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A nice easy way to get Android apps onto your Chrome

A nice easy way to get Android apps onto your Chrome

We’ve already spoken a bit about the movement of Android apps onto Chrome, and whereas the process was a little convoluted previously, there’s now a very easy way to get your favourite Android apps into Chrome. Released today on XDA Developers, the Chrome APK Packager tool makes the process of moving your Android apps onto Chrome very straightforward. Simply download the tool, select the app from your phone or tablet that you’d like to run in Chrome, and generate Chrome ARChon Custom Runtime packages straight on your device. Simply email or otherwise transport the created ZIP file to your Chrome[Read More...]

by 2:31 PM on September 24, 2014 1 comment ChromeOS, News
HTC releases Scribble into Google Play – doodle your day away.

HTC releases Scribble into Google Play – doodle your day away.

The latest HTC app to make its way to Google Play as a standalone app is HTC Scribble, which has launched overnight to much rapturous applause. The app was first launched on the HTC One Max last year, it’s essentially an app you can draw in, or as HTC describe it, a way to make a ‘digital scrapbook or create interesting photos to share on your blog or social network’. The app allows you to choose from a number of pre-existing templates which you can further customise, as well as adding in animated GIFs or HTC Zoes as well to[Read More...]

by 8:03 AM on September 24, 2014 3 comments Apps, Manufacturer
Google Now ‘Flight Price Monitor’ card lets you know when flight prices drop

Google Now ‘Flight Price Monitor’ card lets you know when flight prices drop

Google Now is always introducing new features and the newest feature that’s been added is the ability to receive updates on flight prices that you have searched for. I have to be honest, I had never heard of Google Flights before tonight. However, I am a big Google Now user so I will definitely start using it from now on. The last time I flew, I loved the fact that Google Now reminded me when to leave for the airport and automatically displayed my boarding passes (with QR codes) which could be scanned prior to boarding. This new automatic feature allows[Read More...]

by 7:46 AM on September 24, 2014 9 comments Google Services, News
Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 offers Android and PC games for any price you want

Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 offers Android and PC games for any price you want

Gamers rejoice, the Humble Bundle PC and Android 11 is now open, offering a range of games for any price you want, as well as offering more games if you’re prepared to pay a little more. The Humble Bundle PC and Android offers titles which are available on Windows, Mac, Linux as well as Android, so you can take your gaming obsession with you on the move. The games are provided DRM free on Android and for PC, with Steam keys available for handing over a $1 more. There’s currently four Games on offer for whatever price you want: Thomas[Read More...]

by 7:39 AM on September 24, 2014 0 comments Apps
Nexus 5 No Longer In Production, Bring On The Nexus 6

Nexus 5 No Longer In Production, Bring On The Nexus 6

In mid August the Nexus 5 black version showed as out of stock on the Google Play Store, showing a dwindling of Google’s supply of their Android reference device for phones. A couple of weeks later it returned to the Play Store and all was well. We are all waiting for it to either be discounted or disappear entirley to signal the imminent release of the sixth Nexus device. Today Canadian carrier Wind let slip in a tweet that the Nexus 5 is no longer in production. Not long later they deleted the tweet but the Internet being the Internet,[Read More...]

by 8:46 PM on September 23, 2014 11 comments News
Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Australian carriers advise availability of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

There’s a lot happening with Samsung tonight, with the manufacturer launching their Note products as well as the Gear VR headset in Australia. So far we’ve received outright pricing for the Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge, which will be selling in Samsung Experience stores and retailers for $949 and $1249 respectively. But what are the carriers saying? Telstra Telstra will be carrying the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and also offering the Gear VR. The Galaxy Note 4 is launching as the first phone on the Telstra network to support LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation. The aggregation will work accross[Read More...]

by 8:21 PM on September 23, 2014 11 comments Accessories, Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Samsung Australia announces pricing and availability for Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Samsung Australia announces pricing and availability for Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR

Samsung is busy running the launch event for their range of products announced at IFA in Germany earlier this month. As we thought, the Galaxy Note 4, Note Edge and Gear VR are all coming to Australia in the next couple of months, but if you’re looking for pricing from carriers you’ll have to wait just a little longer. Galaxy Note 4 Starting off with the phone that finally caused Apple to copy them, Samsung has launched the 4th generation Galaxy Note, advising the phone will be made available from Samsung Experience Stores and other retailers from the 29th of[Read More...]

by 6:56 PM on September 23, 2014 7 comments Accessories, Manufacturer, Phones
Register your interest with Sony Australia to find out more about the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

Register your interest with Sony Australia to find out more about the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact

The Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact are coming to Australia. The Xperia Z3 will launch on all four national carriers – Telstra, Optus, Vodafone Australia and Virgin Mobile and the Xperia Z3 Compact will launch on Telstra and Optus at this stage, but if you’re holding out for an Xperia Z3 or Z3 Compact you’re obviously wanting more information and Sony want to give it to you, as soon as they can. Sony Australia has launched a micro-site for the Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact on their Australian website, encouraging potential new owners to sign-up to their mailing list[Read More...]

by 12:00 PM on September 23, 2014 3 comments Manufacturer, Phones
Motorola’s Moto X and Moto 360 to hit Australian retailers in October / November

Motorola’s Moto X and Moto 360 to hit Australian retailers in October / November

Motorola is hosting media briefings today in Sydney to show off its latest products – the Moto X and Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch. The products need no introduction, but the interesting items to come from today’s event is the launch window. Motorola told us earlier this year that they learned their lesson from the US-only launch of the Moto X in 2013, and that seems to be the case. The company wouldn’t put an exact time frame on the launch — nor, disappointingly, a price — but it’s good to see the company turn its eye to the Australian[Read More...]

by 10:57 AM on September 23, 2014 16 comments Manufacturer, Phones
tinyCam Monitor Pro for IP Cam updates with Android Wear support

tinyCam Monitor Pro for IP Cam updates with Android Wear support

Owners of IP Cameras using tinyCam Monitor Pro have begun receiving a decent update to their app. Developer Tiny Solutions LLC have begun rolling out version 5.6 of the app, which adds support for streaming their IP camera feed to their Android Wear watches. To launch the app from your wrist, you can say ‘OK Google. Start tinyCam Monitor’ or simply select it from your list of apps installed. Once loaded you can all the IP Cams you have setup in your app, it allows you to tap to zoom from your wrist, as well as swipe to the right[Read More...]

by 10:05 AM on September 23, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Apps
Google will require a developers physical address and a list of prices for apps with IAP

Google will require a developers physical address and a list of prices for apps with IAP

Google has been cracking down on in-app purchases (IAP). Recent sanctions in the European Union, as well as by the FTC in the US has seen Google (and others) taken to task over the ease with which children can access IAP and how hard it is to then refund those purchases. Google is about to get a little more serious about IAP in a big way at the end of this month. The Android Developer Console has some announcements for developers, which will go into effect as of the 30th of September. The first announcement is that going forward, any[Read More...]

by 9:46 AM on September 23, 2014 4 comments Android Development
Unsurprisingly, Google developers are working on Android “M”

Unsurprisingly, Google developers are working on Android “M”

Android L is coming, we haven’t seen the final features, or look of the next version, but it’s coming and unsurprisingly it’s a little too late to add new features. With that in mind it’s logical that Google developers have begun talking about the next version of Android and website MyCE has seen a couple of references. There’s a couple of features which make reference to Android M, notably change 107689 ‘Update protobuf library from 2.3 to 2.6′ a change which looks at the proto-buffers, a way that Google interchanges data between Android and their servers, and change 107482 ‘liblog:[Read More...]

by 9:15 AM on September 23, 2014 11 comments Android Development, News
6-inch behemoth, Galaxy Mega 2 now showing on Samsung’s Thai website

6-inch behemoth, Galaxy Mega 2 now showing on Samsung’s Thai website

The Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 has begun showing on Samsung’s Thai website. The presence on the website could possibly indicate a launch in Australia before the end of the year. The original Samsung Galaxy Mega came in two sizes, 5.8 and 6.3-inch, and were originally available as import only, before JB Hi-Fi started selling the 6.3″ variety in August last year for around $600. Jason reviewed the 6.3 version and had mixed feelings about the device due to the 720p screen, size and performance. The Galaxy Mega 2 on the other hand is slightly smaller with a 6-inch 720p display[Read More...]

by 8:43 AM on September 23, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Phones