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If you’ve already finished robbing and killing everyone on the ten year anniversary edition of Grand Theft Auto 3 and are itching for more, it’s time to put on that Hawaiian shirt, leg warmers, hair spray and listen to some 80s power ballads.
Set in the 80s with a Miami (Florida) theme, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City has made its way to Android.
Filled with cars that look like Ferrari Testarossas and Corvettes, tunes from the 80s, and The Pole Position Club (you can figure that one out yourself), you can climb your way to the big crime kingpin of Vice City at the expense of the unworthy others.
Ready to take on Vice City? You can get it now …
Gesture typing, gesture typing, gesture typing – it’s all the buzz at the moment. It was a long time coming, but after the success of Swype and Samsung’s foray into the area, gesture typing comes as standard on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
However, one of the world’s most popular (if not the most popular) keyboards in SwiftKey was still without a little bit of g to the esture. This is all about to change. The devs of SwiftKey have now opened up a public beta to get the keyboard yourself, test it out and give your feedback. Don’t expect it to work perfectly just yet, but it should get the job done for the most part.
Oh yeah, and there’s …
Google Search/Now has today been updated to reflect some new niceties that make us remember why we love the app. The new update is mainly focused towards travel features, which plays nicely into Google’s power of providing relevant location based information.
We’ve seen El Goog give us some nice little tidbits of travel information before, like the flight card prior to the departure of a flight. However, the new cards that have come in today provide information with greater insight into your plans. Before you travel to a new city, Google Now will tell you the local weather in your next location (based on any itineraries sent to your inbox), currency conversation, flight status and provide the actual boarding pass …
Amongst the new features:
- You can choose to have emails automatically resized to fit your screen with the ability to use pinch to zoom for closer looks. No more annoying cutting off of emails and scrolling left and right. I’ve given this a try and it makes my emails look tidier, but in some cases I’ve needed to pinch to zoom. You can turn this on via Settings > General Settings
- You can choose to swipe to archive or delete from your inbox, making it quicker and easier to manage your inbox on the go. If
Swiftkey adds Australian English language pack, predicts you will say “Come over for a barbecue, Mate!”
Do you ever feel that the predictive keyboard on your phone just doesn’t understand you? Like it’s not even speaking the same (sub)-language? Well apparently SwiftKey understands, and is now offering Australian English as one of the language packs available for download.
For those that don’t know, SwiftKey is a replacement keyboard for your Android phone. What makes it special is its predictive features that take the sentence structure into account and also learn from your own typing style. This usually allows it (in my personal experience and after the keyboard has had some time to learn your habits) to often correctly predict the next word you’re going to type within one or two letters being entered, if not just …
So, you’re out and you need to go to the bathroom but you just don’t have anywhere to go. You ask the store clerk and and are greeted with an unwelcoming “are you going to buy something?” So – what on earth are you going to do now?
This is the question the developers of Busting! Australia, WeUni, were faced with when developing their latest app. The result? An incredibly simple and easy to use app that shows you the location of the closest public toilet with just one click. That is exactly what their mission was, as sent to me in a press email. The developers was motivated to “create something that looked good, was fun easy and simple …
Google’s Drive app has today been updated on both Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS devices. Today’s update has included a few new interesting pieces of usability, but the most interesting among the lot is the ability to edit spreadsheets natively.
The full change log is as follows:
1. Edit Google spreadsheets in new native editor
2. Edit contents of tables in Google Docs editor
3. Formatting is maintained when copy/pasting within Google Docs
4. Single tap to enter edit mode in Google Docs editor
5. Add a shortcut to Drive files/folders to your homescreen for quick access
6. Send Link now supports copying link to clipboard
There’s quite a bit new here, so it’s definitely …
Have you been waiting to bring out the inner hoon in Need for Speed Most Wanted? Or are you the quiet productive type who values an office suite to keep up with some serious portable word processing, spreadsheets and presentations? Perhaps you value a launcher that has big simple buttons to keep you from squinting at the screen or staring at it 5cm from your face?
Well, if you’re like me and like saving a quick buck, head over to Google Play today for a sale on a huge list of apps!
If you’re wondering why all the sales happiness, it’s because overnight the USA went into crazy Black Friday mode – a day when huge retailers put on …
Is your android app library lacking a few high-end games? Have you finished all the Angry Birds levels and require a challenge? Do your friends mock your ongoing obsession with Draw Something and its lack of 3D graphics?
Well then listen up because I’ve got the deal for YOU!
*The picture on screen changes from black and white to colour and suddenly all the people have big relieved smiles on their faces*
Ok, terrible infomercial stereotypes aside, if you have been considering paying to get yourself some games for your android device, then this is a good place to start. Gameloft for a limited time have 4 games each for iOS and Android (three are the same, and each …
The world is all talking about the future of mobile, payments and bringing our lives to our phones. We know that CommBank has their own money transfer app (though it lacks NFC abilities), while WestPac and ANZ are working on their own mobile payment apps.
Vodafone have today released a media statement about an upcoming technology that they have been working on for a worldwide deployment. Voda have teamed up with Visa to develop the SmartPass app which is supposedly very simple and easy to use. You will apprently need an ‘NFC-SIM’ and an NFC-smartphone to get the app working. You can then utilize the NFC chip to make payments through Visa and any PayPass/PayWave terminal as you would with …
You either just got yourself a shiny new Nexus 4/10 or have an updated Galaxy Nexus/Nexus 7. You would have also discovered that Android 4.2 Jelly Bean includes the great new feature of lock screen widgets. But, what’s it missing? The widgets.
As stock, the lock screen widgets that you can get your mits on come in the form of only Gmail or Calendar – not all too helpful.
We’re just one week into Android 4.2 and it looks like the developers of HD Widgets have done us all a favour and gotten to work very quickly. They’ve made 5 new widgets for phones and the remainder for tablets.
The phone widgets are separated into the two fully operational ‘side’ …
Have you got some information on your device that you don’t want anyone else to see? How about some emails, texts and other important messages? Or, are your friends the kind to delve into your Facebook, Twitter and Google+ accounts to ‘frape’ you back into the stone age? Or maybe you often pass your phone to younger children, siblings, cousins or relatives and you just can’t have them looking at your gallery.
To be able to protect your precious apps you’d usually have to make yourself a lock screen. That would involve unlocking your Android device every single time you’d like to use it and is a hassle to turn off. You’ll need to go into the settings and sift …