Review: Sony SmartWatch 3 stainless steel edition

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The selection of local smartwatches has changed rather drastically these past few months and there’s now a respectable lot of Android Wear smartwatches available for Aussies, but in those past few months it seemed Sony’s silicone-banded SmartWatch 3 couldn’t quite cut a break for being a stylish everyday smartwatch. Recently that changed with the release of the much needed SmartWatch 3 stainless steel edition, but with a $399 price tag it’s among the priciest of Android Wear offerings right now, so is it worth it?

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Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge launch in Australia with pre-orders live for April 10 release

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The Galaxy S6 is upon us Aussies! Well, almost. Samsung Australia yesterday held its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge launch event and word on pricing, pre-order details and availability have since surfaced from the source and carriers.

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AMP NFC mobile payments now a reality for customers

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AMP Bank has today announced it will offer NFC mobile payments for customers through Host Card Emulation (HCE) on Android compatible handsets.

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ASUS ZenWatch launches in Australia through Google Play Store, coming to Bing Lee soon

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ASUS’ first foray into the Android Wear space is with their ASUS ZenWatch and now Aussies will have the opportunity to snag one from the new Google Store — within the Play Store — and soon from Bing Lee.

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Review: OPPO R5

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When it comes to OEMs who set out to push the envelope, beyond the well known there’s one Chinese OEM who are by no means a stranger to challenging the market ‒  OPPO.

One of OPPO’s latest offerings has an impeccable design with a good few specs to boot, but in our time with it, we’ve been left wondering whether the race to produce one of the thinnest smartphones was at all worth the effort, given the certain trade-offs that those who purchase it will be made to live with.

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amaysim 4G goes live, new plans added

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amaysim announced plans back in December of last year that it would launch 4G by around Easter 2015 — thanks to a renewed agreement with Optus — and seeing as April and the Easter period is just around the corner, amaysim have managed to jump the gun and launch their long awaited 4G service to most of its existing month-to-month plans, whilst adding a couple of new plans along the way.

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HTC One M9 pricing and availability in Australia

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Last night HTC put together an event all in the name of their latest flagship, the One M9 and we have details on when you’ll be able to pick one up in Australia and from where.

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Google Now will soon allow third-party app integration through open API

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Google’s personal assistant Google Now will soon be able to offer a great deal more relevant information to you based on third-party applications thanks to an open API currently in the works.

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Pocket Casts receives Material makeover in v5.0, adds new features

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They say good that things take time and these words are no truer than in the case of the Pocket Casts v5.0 Material redesign. Today Shifty Jelly the Aussie team behind this podcatcher app have gone above and beyond with their Material Design overhaul, but scrape beneath the surface and it’s more than a visually stunning update.

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Google officially takes the wraps off Android 5.1

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Google has today officially announced Android 5.1 and along with a host of bug fixes and improvements those of you already on Lollipop would no doubt be looking forward to, there are also a few new features and support added.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 edge awarded best in show at MWC 2015

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Mobile World Congress 2015 has been and gone in a flash and now in its wake, the body which stage the entire event have again for the second consecutive year awarded Samsung for overall best in show — this time for their Galaxy S6 edge.

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Google Play is celebrating its third birthday today, mass of content on sale

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In case you haven’t checked in on the Google Play Store in the last couple of days, today is a better day than ever to enter the store’s home page and nab some deals, as the Play Store celebrates its third year in existence and being our home for downloadable content.

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