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LG brings Lollipop to G3, here’s what it looks like

When you don’t have a lot of flagship devices, an update is a big deal. Case in point, LG’s G3, which today is getting a little sweeter thanks to Android 5.0, which is rolling out now.

11:49 am 23/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Microsoft shows off Windows 10, HoloLens with augmented reality computing

The next version of Windows is almost here, with Microsoft revealing more about Windows 10, an OS that skips a number and unites a bunch of devices under one operating system.

5:06 pm 22/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Vodafone takes 4G home with a 32-device dongle

While we’re all waiting for the National Broadband Network to be little more than words from the mouths of politicians, some people want more speed than what ADSL2 can offer, and if that’s you, Vodafone has something that could do the job.

5:58 pm 21/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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D-Link makes TVs out of Android phones and tablets

Video-on-demand may be gradually impeding the world of broadcast TV, but many of us still switch on every night, and with a new gadget on the way, we might even be able to do it from any place we have our phones and tablets.

3:59 pm 20/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Flow imagines a home screen that’s all about your life

Android may not have the ecosystem where the games land first, but it does let you change the look and feel of a phone to make it match your life, with loads of customisation options, and if you’re particularly social, a new style of presenting the Android home screen may be suited just for you.

2:55 pm 20/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Google’s Translator reveals a neat new trick

Ever since Star Trek coined the idea of a universal translator, someone has been trying to come up with something close, and while we don’t yet have a Babel fish for our eyes and ears, Google has an app with a neat new trick that gets close.

3:26 pm 19/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Google’s modular Ara phone could change how we buy new phones

For some of us, phone upgrades are a constant exercise, with a new product landing in our hands every year, or two, or three. But a project from Google could mean updates are quick, frequent, and easy.

9:26 am 16/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Microsoft in with another budget-friendly phone

There are cheap phones, and then there are cheap phones, with an emphasis on that last cheap. Microsoft Devices (formerly Nokia) might have something for that category, and while it isn’t quite ready for Australia, we’ve heard rumblings it might be on its way.

12:34 pm 15/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Samsung announces metal-framed A7 smartphone

Years of saying “Samsung needs to make a metal phone” might finally be paying off, as Samsung announces a new metal-framed phone, though Australia isn’t likely to be on the release list.

3:05 pm 13/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Motorola’s second-generation Moto X (2014) reviewed

Motorola was last to the table for 2014 flagship phones, with the handsets arriving mere weeks before the year ended. Now that 2015 is here, let’s see what all the fuss is about with Motorola’s all new Moto X.

1:38 pm 13/01/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

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