The OnePlus One Lives

With about 90 minutes still left on the countdown clock on the OnePlus landing page the announcement of one of the most hyped phones in a long long time was presented to the world. And barely a ripple was caused. The hype surrounding this phone was built up over the past few months saying that they had managed to put a 5.5" screen into a 5" body, it would fit underneath a Sony Xperia Z1, it would sport the best specs available, and it would be a stunningly beautiful device. The countdown on the landing... Continue reading

Humble Mobile Bundle 5 adds three more games if you pay above the average

Launched a week ago, the Humble Mobile Bundle 5 was already good value, but today you can get even more for your money with three more games being added to the list. But they're premium so you're going to have to pay above the average price to get them. At this stage you can still grab all nine games from the Humble Mobile Bundle 5 for under US$6, with the average price still at just US$5.23. The games added today are Paper Monsters, R-Type, and Enviro-Bear 2010. As usual, your money is split between the Humble Bundle website, the... Continue reading

The LG G3 is getting leaky – UI and more specs leaked

The upcoming, unannounced LG G3 is getting leakier by the day. There's been two leaks regarding the LG G3 overnight, the first of which shows off the new LG UI and the second is from a User Agent Profile (UAProf) for a version of the LG G3 destined for US Carrier Sprint. The Leaked UI screenshots shows off a very welcome change to what has been described as a very 'cartoony' looking interface. The new design direction that LG appears to have adopted with the LG G3 is flatter and very much in line with where software UI design has... Continue reading

Sony’s Xperia Z2 Tablet available in Australia from April 29, starting at $599

Here's some news to excite people that are looking for a high-end 10" tablet: Sony's Xperia Z2 Tablet is now available for pre-order in Australia and set to be released on April 29. We've known the specs of Sony's new tablet for a while, and the manuals leaked online in late March, but it's taken until today's press release to get pricing and availability. With the Z2 Tablet hitting our shelves now, hopefully Sony's Z2 phone won't be far behind. The Z2 Tablet will be available in 3 SKUs - Sony's standard 16/32GB Wi-fi models,... Continue reading

The OnePlus One and Why It Needs to Succeed — Opinion

In case you have had your head buried in the sand for the past couple of months there will be a phone officially announced by a new startup company at 6pm today (AEST). The level of interest in this phone, the OnePlus One, is unprecedented considering the company has never produced a device of any sort before and very few people have seen the actual phone. There have been leaks galore, but the only leaks that seem anywhere close to real are those that have been carefully released by OnePlus itself. OnePlus is a company started by Pete... Continue reading

Catch of the Day having a Sony Xperia Z, Z Ultra & Micro-USB drive sale

Australian bargain site Catch of the Day is having another sale, The sale began Tuesday and ends this afternoon (Wednesday 23rd April) at 3pm AEST which includes the Xperia Z, Z Ultra & the Sony 32GB Micro-USB storage drives. Andy likes the water too The first up is Sony’s 2013 flagship, the Xperia Z, which is available in purple and white for $419.95 + shipping – a decent discount given the age of the device (it’s a little over a year old and it’s due for an update to KitKat). » Xperia Z review » Buy: black only available,... Continue reading

Sony Smartwatch 2 update brings new features like custom watch faces, wallpapers + more

One of the biggest complaints from owners of the Sony Smartwatch 2 was inability to customise their watch faces to make them more personal. That is, until today. Sony have released a software update for the Smartwatch 2 which adds custom watch faces to the mix, and also provides a built-in editor right within the app. Users now have the ability to choose from a base set of faces that include the standard digital and analog faces in a variety of styles, and create / edit their own from these sets. The watch face editor presents users with a blank slate, to which they... Continue reading

Aldi offering the Medion 7.85″ LifeTab on Saturday 26th April for $199

Aldi are set to introduce yet another Android tablet this Saturday, with the new Medion LifeTab 7.85" Android tablet to go on sale for $199. The Medion LifeTab 7.85" tablet is offering some decent specs for a tablet given the market it is aiming for. The list of specs are: 7.85" IPS HD Display (1024 x 768) 1.6GHz ARM Cortex A9 quad-core processor 1 GB DDR3 RAM 16 GB internal memory, expandable via microSD memory card 5MP rear camera, 2MP front facing WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Android 4.4 200x137x9mm @ 370grams The main selling point is this, is the inclusion of Android 4.4, on a budget model tablet,... Continue reading

LG Shows Off Their Smartwatch in Champagne Gold

When Google launched Android Wear, their initial launch partners were Motorola - who managed to corner most of the press with their circular Moto 360 - and LG, who showed off a not very visible 'G Watch' in a render. LG has since been playing catch-up. We got a slightly better look at the watch thanks to their Facebook page and Pocket-Lint got an even closer look last month and today via their Facebook page LG have shown off the LG/Google designed smartwatch, based on Google Now information, in a champagne white colour. Apparently due to... Continue reading

Google shows off a new dialler app design with updated coloured action bar

Google is consistently working on updating their core Android apps, that's a fact, they're also constantly testing those apps by giving them to staff to 'Dogfood' them before going public, and it's this process that slipped someone in Google's social media teams mind this morning when they showed off a new dialler app with an updated coloured action bar. Nothing earth shattering here, but it shows the way that Google may be going with their design. The design has up till now been fairly drab with the grey theme. Google IO is only a short time away and... Continue reading

Samsung exec says the Galaxy Note 4 will feature a new form factor; confirms Android Wear device in development

With the global launch of the Galaxy S5 this month, the rumour mill is now turning its attention to the next big smartphone - or phablet - Samsung is expected to announce later this year, the fourth Galaxy Note. In an interview with Reuters, Samsung’s senior VP for product strategy Yoon Han-kil, said that the manufacturer is looking to launch the next version of the Galaxy Note with a “new form factor” in the second half of 2014. Yoon did not elaborate further on what exactly that new form factor would look like, but Samsung is clearly... Continue reading

Samsung confirms 20 devices are compatible with Gear 2 series smartwatches

Samsung last week confirmed that 20 Samsung Galaxy devices are compatible with their recently-launched Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit smartwatches. Unlike last year's Galaxy Gear, which only worked with the Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, there's now 12 compatable smartphones and 8 tablets. Users with compatible devices can now download the latest versions of the Gear Manager or Gear Fit Manager apps from the Samsung Apps store. The full list of compatible Galaxy Smartphone devices are: Galaxy S5 Galaxy Note 3 Neo Galaxy Grand 2 Galaxy Note 3 Galaxy S4 Galaxy S4 mini Galaxy S4... Continue reading

5 tips to speed up your Galaxy S5

If you’re coming to a Galaxy S5 from a Nexus 5 (as I am), or something else that's similarly speedy, it can feels like the whole world is moving just a little slower. I expect my gadgets to perform tasks I ask of them quickly and efficiently - what exactly am I supposed to do while waiting for a task to finish, right? If you're finding the Galaxy S5 isn't quite up to speed, you've got two options. Firstly, complain. Talk to your friends about it, get on social media, forums or tech blogs and have a great... Continue reading