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RSS Ausdroid

  • Boost Mobile now selling the Sony Xperia E4 on their pre-paid plans July 10, 2015Pre-paid wireless service Boost Mobile has today announced they’ve added the curvy Sony Xperia E4 to their line of pre-paid phones for sale. Announced back in February, the Xperia E4 is aimed at the budget conscious purchaser. The phone looks pretty decent, but has a fairly low-end specification list which includes a 5″ 960×540 resolution […] Daniel Tyson
  • LG announces a mid-range version of the G4: introducing the LG G4 Beat July 10, 2015Hot on the heels of the launch of the LG G4, which will become available in Australia on July 14th, LG in Korea has announced a mid-range version of the handset, the LG G4 Beat. LG believe the handset will be a good value proposition for users who aren’t able to shell out for the […] Daniel Tyson
  • Facebook is giving you more control over your News Feed July 10, 2015My Facebook news feed is a mess. I rarely go in there, and mainly to administer to the Ausdroid Facebook feed. One of the reasons is the amount of garbage content that is surfaced from past colleagues I friended on Facebook and don’t want to ‘unfriend’. Facebook has announced this morning that they’re trying to […] Daniel Tyson

RSS Android Australia

  • LG G4 pre-orders go live with great bonuses for early birds July 1, 2015Ahead of the local launch of the LG G4 this month, LG Australia has announced the gates are opening for all those wishing to get in early through select carriers and retailers to secure their handset first. From today (that’s the 1st of July by the way), the LG G4 will be available from Optus […] David Raghavan
  • OPPO strikes nationwide retail partnership with Dick Smith July 1, 2015Chinese OEM OPPO are on track to seeing their presence expand locally with an exclusive new retail partnership with Australian tech retail giant, Dick Smith. OPPO as you may be aware by now, have gradually been making their way on their feet in the Aussie market. Their Australian launch was only in the latter part […] David Raghavan
  • Review: HTC One M9 June 12, 2015HTC has spent the past few years developing and refining its flagship line of One smartphones, starting most significantly with the One (M7) which for its time brought a build and finish which blew the rest out of the water entirely. It was then also when we were first introduced to what has now become […] David Raghavan

RSS Android News, Rumours, and Updates

  • Sending pictures with Hangouts just became a whole lot easier July 10, 2015Earlier today, Google pushed out an update to Hangouts. This update applies to the Chrome version of the application only and works on PC, Mac or Chromebook. The update brings a small but very useful tool that helps users send pictures in all different formats more easily. With this new tool, users will be able […] Doug Demagistris
  • OnePlus 2 will be using a 3300 mAh battery, not ditching the invite system July 10, 2015While we wait for the official announcement of the OnePlus 2, the company is slowly trickling out information about the device all over the internet. The OnePlus team took to Reddit for an AMA of their upcoming device, answering a few questions and raising others. Some of the biggest takeaways from the AMA are about […] Jared Peters
  • Google Apps get some Android app updates July 10, 2015Although Google may not have caught Microsoft’s Office suite for hardcore office workers, they continue to pursue that goal. Sometimes that means adding major new features. Other times, like this latest batch of tweaks to the Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps for Android devices, the updates are minor items that can be big productivity boosters. […] Jeff Causey

RSS GSMArena.com – Latest articles

  • OnePlus 2 will have 3,300 mAh battery, support for more bands July 10, 2015OnePlus doesn’t want to get off the hype train when it comes to its next smartphone. A few members of the Chinese company’s team took to Reddit today for an AMA session, during which a few new details about the OnePlus 2 have been revealed. First off, the picture you can see below got posted. […]
  • Android M Developer Preview receives first OTA update July 9, 2015The Android M Developer Preview was launched by Google at the end of May, after the official unveiling of the most important new features in the latest OS release. Back then, Google promised that the M Developer Preview would receive a couple of updates before the software becomes stable enough to be consumed by the […]
  • GSMArena smartphone buyer’s guide: July 2015 July 9, 2015The summer doesn’t always look like the best time to get a new smartphone. Most people have other things on their mind and even the makers are taking a break after a busy start of the season. CES, MWC…

RSS PhoneArena

  • H1 2015 in review: Best smartwatches July 10, 2015October 21, 2015 – this fast-approaching date might ring a bell in a nerd’s head. It’s the point in time when Marty McFly lands upon making his trip through time in Back to the Future II. Alas, the not-so-exciting fact of the matter is that we’re not very good at traveling through time, at least […]
  • Concept video renders an iPhone 8 with a rear low-power display, and just one camera July 10, 2015The graphical design prowess of artist Jermaine Smit is at it again, this time imagining what the iPhone could look like with the obligatory complete redesign that should be coming next year. Dubbed tentatively iPhone 8, the unit offers a 2K display, in line with the current Android flagship times, but there is a more […]
  • Android M Developer Preview 2 brings new features and a dedicated memory manager July 10, 2015The Android M Developer Preview 2 just hit the airwaves, as promised by Google, and with it come several new features, compared to the first release. Some are welcome, like the new memory management system (looking at you, Lollipop), some look like a step back, like the vertical scrolling in the app drawer, or the hide-and-seek […]

RSS FreeFileSync News

  • FreeFileSync 7.2 has been released! July 1, 2015FreeFileSync 7.2 has been released! Download the new version via the FreeFileSync homepage: http://www.freefilesync.org/ FreeFileSync 7.2 [2015-07-01] —————————– Support synchronization with SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol) Detailed error reporting when checking folder existence Synchronize MTP devices with no modification time support Set focus to comparison button on startup Fixed transactional stream clean up error if […]

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RSS Linux.com News

  • Endless: A Computer the Rest of the World Can Afford July 9, 2015Designed for developing economies, the Endless computer (which runs Linux) aims to deliver affordable and useful computing. Administrator
  • Open Sourcing the Census Project July 9, 2015Core Infrastructure Initiative Blog: The Census  Project, developed by David Wheeler and Samir Khakimov of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), goes live today!  Administrator
  • IBM’s 7nm Chip Breakthrough Points to Smaller, Faster Processors July 9, 2015It’s usually Intel that leads the way with the latest processor innovations, but today an IBM-led consortium has leapt ahead by announcing it has produced the world’s first functional 7nm node test chips. The most advanced commercial CPUs of today are built using a 14nm process and there are plans afoot… The Verge

RSS The Linux Mint

  • Endless: A Computer the Rest of the World Can Afford July 9, 2015Designed for developing economies, the Endless computer (which runs Linux) aims to deliver affordable and useful computing. Administrator
  • Open Sourcing the Census Project July 9, 2015Core Infrastructure Initiative Blog: The Census  Project, developed by David Wheeler and Samir Khakimov of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), goes live today!  Administrator
  • IBM’s 7nm Chip Breakthrough Points to Smaller, Faster Processors July 9, 2015It’s usually Intel that leads the way with the latest processor innovations, but today an IBM-led consortium has leapt ahead by announcing it has produced the world’s first functional 7nm node test chips. The most advanced commercial CPUs of today are built using a 14nm process and there are plans afoot… The Verge

RSS CentOS News

  • CentOS Pulse #1005 – The CentOS Newsletter July 12, 2010HelloI am proud to announce another version of the CentOS Newsletter. Thisrelease is packed with information from the Community for theCommunity. We have an interesting interview and have introduced a newsection in which we monitor Twitter, to obtain further feedback. Asusual, there are the jokes and tips.You can read the English newsletter at:http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/LatestFurther thanks to […] Didi Hoffmann
  • CentOS Pulse #1004 – The CentOS Newsletter June 9, 2010HeyWelcome to another issue of CentOS Pulse. After the recent release of CentOS 5.5, we can now revert back to the task of hunting down and logging the (inevitable) bugs in RHEL 6 beta — thereby helping to improve the product which will ultimately provide the CentOS 6.0 sources.You can read the English newsletter at:http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter/LatestFurther […] Didi Hoffmann
  • CentOS Pulse #1003 – The CentOS Newsletter May 3, 2010HeyAnother release of the Newsletter has just been published. After the recent release of RHEL 5.5, we have been allowed no rest at all as “The Upstream Vendor” announced their release of RHEL 6 Beta for public testing just over a week ago. Of course we have full coverage of this, a interview with Frank […] Didi Hoffmann

RSS DistroWatch.com: News

  • Distribution Release: Point Linux 3.0 July 9, 2015Peter Ryzhenkov has announced the release of Point Linux 3.0, a Debian-based distribution for the desktop with a choice of MATE and Xfce desktop environments. GNOME 3, used during the development and beta testing period, has been dropped and replaced with Xfce. From the release notes: “The Point…. distro@distrowatch.com
  • Development Release: LXLE 14.04.2 Beta “LS” July 8, 2015The LXLE project, which creates a lightweight desktop distribution based on Ubuntu, has announced the availability of a beta release of new small office and business edition. “I recently setup a small local garage with Linux. Particularly LXLE which is now handling all their business needs. This led…. distro@distrowatch.com
  • DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 617 July 6, 2015This week in DistroWatch Weekly: Review: Exploring Alpine Linux 3.2.0News: Fedora running on MIPS processors, FreeBSD 8.4’s life extended, the OctoPkg package manager and Solus unveils daily buildsQuestions and answers: The source of Ubuntu’s packagesTorrent corner: antiX, DragonFly BSD, Linux Mint, OpenMediaVault, VectorLinuxReleased last week: Linux Mint 17.2,…. distro@distrowatch.com

RSS Apple Hot News

  • Introducing Apple Music — All The Ways You Love Music. All in One Place. June 8, 2015Apple today unveiled Apple Music, a single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music — all in one place. Apple Music is a streaming music service, a worldwide live radio station broadcasting 24 hours a day, and a new way for music fans to connect with their favorite artists. Apple Music combines […]
  • Apple Previews iOS 9 June 8, 2015Apple today unveiled iOS 9, giving a preview of new iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch software that will be available this fall. In this upcoming release, iOS devices become more intelligent and proactive with powerful search and improved Siri features — all without compromising users’ privacy. New multitasking features designed specifically for iPad allow you […]
  • Apple Announces News App for iPhone and iPad June 8, 2015Apple today unveiled an all-new News app delivering the best news reading experience on any mobile device. Available with iOS 9 this fall for iPhone and iPad, News combines the visually rich layout of a magazine with the immediacy and customization of digital media. News follows over a million topics and pulls relevant stories based […]

RSS Macworld

  • The Week in iPhone Cases: A solar panel? Check out EnerPlex’s innovative charger July 9, 2015…plus wallet cases, classic standards, and more!This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases brings you minimalistic cases from Cygnett, Incase, and SwitchEasy, a wallet case from Griffin, and kid-friendly protection from SwiftBox.CygnettThe UrbanShield Pro (iPhone 6; $40) completely surrounds your iPhone 6 in a perforated aluminum shell that sports a round opening in the back […]
  • The vanishing: What happened to Google Street View’s missing streets July 9, 2015With the arrival of El Capitan on Google Street View last month, you can now haul yourself virtually up one of the most famous rock faces in the world. Navigating certain streets in urban areas, however, can still be a challenge. As Google expands Street View into ever more exotic places, it appears to have […]
  • Can your wearable’s sucky battery life be saved? Maybe by streaming to a smartphone July 9, 2015Is there any wearable user who’s not completely happy with his or her battery life? Yes? Aaah! Stop shouting! You’ll be happy to hear that Microsoft Research believes they’ve found a possible solution.According to a paper that Microsoft Research employees Ranveer Chandra and Anirudh Badam will present at the USENIX Technical Conference this week, eliminating the need to read […]

RSS 9to5Mac

  • Apple debuts “If it’s not an iPhone, it’s not an iPhone” ad campaign with two TV spots July 10, 2015Apple today uploaded a pair of new ads to YouTube. The first ad, entitled “Hardware & Software,” showcases the fact that Apple is responsible for both major aspects of the iPhone, making for a more seamless and stable experience. The obvious goal here is to advertise the fact that with an Android device, you get hardware […] Chance Miller
  • Tim Cook meets with Bill Gates, other tech execs at Sun Valley media conference (Gallery) July 10, 2015New photos show Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared at the Sun Valley media conference this week, one of the few industry events the executive has been known to attend in recent years. We noted last month that Cook was once again on the guest list this year but photos published today show Cook was indeed in […] Jordan Kahn
  • Purdue Pharma may use ResearchKit-collected drug data for profit July 9, 2015Apple’s ResearchKit platform has received a significant amount of praise since its launch earlier this year alongside iOS 8.2, and now researchers are looking into new ways to take advantage of the platform. BuzzFeed News today published an interesting report detailing how Purdue Pharma is investigating using ResearchKit to aid in its drug R&D efforts, […] Chance Miller

RSS MacTalk

  • Friday News July 9, 2015If you are one of the brave, or some may say lucky, ones to be part of the Apples public beta programs you can expect to get your hands on OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 at some point today. Reports suggest they have both now been released. Good luck! That public release comes […]
  • Tuesday News July 6, 2015It is fair to say we all love our Apple unboxing experience, and indeed the way Apple packages its products is something it gets worthy praise for. So Apple is looking to take that a step further with 9to5Mac reporting that they are working with third party accessory makers to help redesign their packaging that […]
  • Monday News July 5, 2015We kick off a new news week with 9to5Mac having a deeper look at what we might see in expected iPhone 6S later this year. Based on some new images of the logic board that seem to indicate an updated NFC chip and whilst it will contain a new flash memory, it may well still […]

RSS Macworld Australia

  • Wasp – Megan DonoghueThe post Wasp – Megan Donoghue appeared first on Macworld Australia.
  • First look at the OS X El Capitan public beta, out todayApple announced OS X 10.11 El Capitan at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, due to ship in the spring but with a public beta release to follow this summer. If you’re just too excited about El Capitan to wait for spring, your chance to try out the next generation of OS X is coming this morning. Today, Apple will […]
  • iOS 9 public beta is live: here’s everything you need to knowSo far today is shaping up to be software Christmas, with a public beta of OS X El Capitan, as well as a final version of Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac shipping to Office 365 subscribers. Don’t let your iPhone and iPad feel neglected, though – Apple is also launching the public beta of iOS 9. Now, a […]