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Get the new Moto G for around $255 at Officeworks with price match plus 5% discount

Get the new Moto G for around $255 at Officeworks with price match plus 5% discount

I dropped into my local Officeworks this morning on the way to work to see if they had any stock of the new Moto G or “Moto G2” as they are calling it. I found a dummy version on display with a price tag of $299 which is well above The Good Guys price of $268 plus delivery. I asked a store assistant if they had any in stock and whether they price match with The Good Guys. He checked The Good Guys website and came back and he said they could price match plus 5% discount as per their[Read More...]

by 9:06 AM on September 22, 2014 3 comments News, Phones, Sale
Google Chromecast streams into even more retailers

Google Chromecast streams into even more retailers

The Chromecast is getting easier to find, with more retailers recently adding the HDMI dongle to their range and now you can add a few more to the list, with The Good Guys and Bing Lee now beginning to sell the device through their website and in stores. Reader, Anthrox was in his local Good Guys and noticed the stand full of the dongles sitting next to the TV’s. The Chromecast is also available to purchase on their website for $49 – limited to 3 per customer – with options to pick it up in-store or have it delivered for[Read More...]

by 3:04 PM on September 21, 2014 3 comments Chromecast
Moto 360 display may suffer from an image persistence problem while charging

Moto 360 display may suffer from an image persistence problem while charging

While the display on the Moto 360 isn’t an AMOLED, and thus isn’t susceptible to the most egregious of screen issues — image burn-in, the LCD display does appear to be susceptible to an image persistence issue which typically arises after the watch has been on charge for a while. As you can see in the image shown above, while the settings screen is being displayed, there’s still a residual, ghosting image of the charging display. Unlike an AMOLED, which can burn an image into the display if a static image is displayed for too long, the persistence issue on an[Read More...]

by 1:18 PM on September 21, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, News, Smartwatch
All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

All Nexus 7 variants on Google Play showing as out of stock

With rumours circulating of a Nexus 9 launch mid-next month, there’s possibly something in the fact that customers checking stock levels on all variants of the Nexus 7 (2013) on the Australian Google Play store are being told ‘We are out of stock. Please check back soon’. It could also be nothing, with the tablet having previously gone out of stock, with stock being replenished after a brief time. Though it could be nothing, there’s also signs that stock of the Nexus 7 (2013) is beginning to dwindle at retailers with a number of stores – Dick Smith, OfficeWorks only[Read More...]

by 9:30 AM on September 21, 2014 6 comments Google Play, Manufacturer, Tablets
Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear is a new device category, there’s three watches now on the market, with another three about to hit. There’s common hardware to each of the Android Wear watches on the market, but there’s also some differences and we wanted to check out what differences there are and which will suit you spec wise, so we’ve laid them all out in a single table so you can check each of them out and see for yourself. Screen: 1.65” IPS LCD 1.3-inch P-OLED Display 1.63” SuperAMOLED (278 ppi) 1.56″ Backlit LCD AMOLED1.63″ 278ppi touch display 1.6” Transflective Display Resolution: 280[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 21, 2014 8 comments News
Aldi bringing back the 3G enabled Onix tablet Wednesday the 24th September

Aldi bringing back the 3G enabled Onix tablet Wednesday the 24th September

After launching the Onix branded 3G enabled 9″ tablet for Fathers Day, Aldi must still have some stock left over, with the supermarket chain re-advertising the tablet as going on-sale this Wednesday. The tablet isn’t going to win prizes for high-end specs, but it’s 3G enabled and will satisfy media junkies with a decent enough processor to watch some videos and microSD Card support to really boost the storage and store more videos on. Onix Tablet (AT9-014) 9″ 1024 x 600 TFT 5 point capacitive screen Dual core 1.2GHz CPU 1GB DDR RAM 8GB internal memory 2MP Rear Camera with[Read More...]

by 8:30 AM on September 21, 2014 0 comments Manufacturer, Tablets
The Nexus 4 could receive Android L when released

The Nexus 4 could receive Android L when released

We do love the Nexus 4, it’s still a solid handset even approaching it’s second birthday, and there-in lies the problem: it’s nearly two years old. Typically Google has dropped support for Nexus phones around this time, and the impending release of Android L has many Nexus 4 owners worried that their handset won’t receive the update. The lack of Android L developer preview for the handset has added to those worries, but it may be for nought, with several Googlers running Android L on their Nexus 4. According to entries in the Chromium bug tracker, several Googlers have been[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on September 21, 2014 4 comments OS Update
Good Deal: Get a 16GB LG G3, G Watch and a 32GB microSD card for $629 at Harvey Norman this weekend

Good Deal: Get a 16GB LG G3, G Watch and a 32GB microSD card for $629 at Harvey Norman this weekend

Harvey Norman has a “Dollar Deals” promotion on at the moment where you can buy an LG G3 (16GB) for $628, and for $1 more they’ll throw in an LG G Watch and a Sandisk 32GB Ultra microSD card – at least $275 extra value. The phone’s available either in Metallic Black or Silk White, but it doesn’t specify if you get to choose between the black or white G Watch – I’d imagine the back will be more popular. It’s good news for those wanting to pick up a new Android Wear watch and in the market for a[Read More...]

by 4:10 PM on September 20, 2014 9 comments Deal, Phones
Kickstart This: Qimini Deuce is a portable Qi charger with 2,000 mAh battery built in

Kickstart This: Qimini Deuce is a portable Qi charger with 2,000 mAh battery built in

Qimini, the creators of the Pocket wireless charger, are taking it to the next level with the introduction of Deuce, a wireless charger with a built-in 2,000 mAh battery for use in places where USB ports aren’t readily available. The project is now available for backing via Kickstarter, promising a thin and light powerbank with a Qi inductive charging coil to charge compatible devices on the go. Qimini claims that Deuce’s 2000 mAh battery will be able to supply an additional 50% battery life to a Nexus 5, or 45% to a Samsung Galaxy S5. Deuce is just 14mm thick and[Read More...]

by 2:23 PM on September 20, 2014 9 comments Accessories, News
In Pictures: Moto 360 unboxing and first impressions

In Pictures: Moto 360 unboxing and first impressions

It wasn’t easy (or cheap) but I’ve finally got my hands on a Moto 360. After being disappointed by Motorola.com at 2am on 6 September and failing with Google Play and Best Buy, my last option was to pay the premium and get one on the US eBay site – and I went there because prices were inflated to $500+ on the International site with overseas shipping. I bought with domestic shipping and had it delivered to my ComGateway address. I paid AU $40 for Express shipping from ComGateway to Sydney. After watching my shipment tracker all week, my Moto[Read More...]

by 2:14 PM on September 20, 2014 17 comments Android Wear, Smartwatch
Get a new Marvel case for your Nexus 7 (2012) for as little as a $1

Get a new Marvel case for your Nexus 7 (2012) for as little as a $1

If you’re still rocking a Nexus 7 (2012), and there’s quite a few of you out there who still are, then you may want to check out your local EB Games store for a bit of a bargain. The store is having another one of their sales and is clearing some of their Nexus 7 (2012) cases. There’s two available on the EB Games website, an official Nexus 7 Travel cover in Pink, or a Spiderman branded Nexus 7 (2012) cover for just $2. Now, that’s the price on the website, but in-store I found the Spiderman branded one on[Read More...]

by 6:09 AM on September 20, 2014 2 comments Accessories
Android phones running Android L and above will come with Encryption by default

Android phones running Android L and above will come with Encryption by default

The revelations regarding spying by the NSA by Edward Snowden, have moved a large number of people to begin caring about their information security. Google had already begun to introduce the idea of encryption of data on phones back in 2011, but people who don’t know Android rarely use it, but all that is about to change. In a report by the Washington Post, Google has advised that from the next release of Android – known currently as Android L – the encryption feature will be enabled by default. With encryption enabled out of the box, encryption keys are stored[Read More...]

by 8:13 PM on September 19, 2014 1 comment Google Services
OnePlus will open limited pre-orders for the One

OnePlus will open limited pre-orders for the One

OnePlus has been under fire since they launched their first phone- the One, due to their one of a kind (for a phone) system of ordering which requires you to scrounge for an invite to even purchase the phone. The invite system has drawn ire from a lot of fans, but that invite system may be close to ending with OnePlus announcing they will begin taking pre-orders for the phone next month. OnePlus is expecting to open the up pre-orders in late October, with stock being immediately allocated as orders are received, or if there’s no stock on hand orders[Read More...]

by 7:47 PM on September 19, 2014 10 comments Manufacturer, Phones