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Listen to this: it’s Phil on the Ausdroid Podcast!

If you just can’t seem to get enough Android (or enough Phil) you can check out episode 108 of the Ausdroid Podcast where our own Phil Nickinson guest starred this week. Phil joined Jason Murray, Dan Tyson, and Phil Tann to talk Galaxy S5, HTC One M8 and other fun Android-like things. If you’re a fan of Android and Australian accents — this one’s for you.

Check it out: Ausdroid Podcast 108 – An Abundance of Phils

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LG G Watch to launch in the UK this summer for £180

While we anxiously wait to see what the first Android Wear device out of the gate will be, it appears that LG may try to take that title. As there were very few announcements so far, it seems like an obvious battle between the Moto 360 and LG’s G Watch. Now Pocket-lint has confirmed that the G Watch will be available before July and will retail for less than £180 in the UK.

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Samsung Galaxy Ace Style to launch this month with Android 4.4 in tow

Samsung’s Galaxy is growing again.

Samsung just announced the Galaxy Ace Style, its newest Galaxy-branded Android smartphone. Described as a “fun, expressive and easy-to-use smartphone designed for the social user,” the Galaxy Ace Style is a low to mid-range handset that includes the following features:

4-inch WVGA TFT display 1.2GHz dual-core processor 5-megapixel rear, VGA front camera 4GB storage microSD card slot 512MB of RAM 1500mAh battery Android 4.4 KitKat running beneath Samsung’s TouchWiz Essence UI

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Old English means this guy is serious about the HTC One M8

OK, maybe not quite as good as this guy’s English. (Or Guy English?) But still. This Robert Downey Jr. guy’s got promise.

Samsung Galaxy S5 coming to C Spire this May; information page posted to keep you up to date

Good news for C Spire customers looking to upgrade their phone this spring. The company has put up a device page for the Galaxy S5, complete with a form you can complete to get more information. The tell us it’s coming in May, but don’t offer much more detail. We know there are a good number of folks out there who enjoy the great service they get from C Spire, and the Galaxy S5 seems like  [Read More…]

Top 10 Android app updates this week: WordPress, SwiftKey

Welcome back to our weekly Top 10 Android App Updates column, where we take a look at the most frequently-upgraded apps for the week. I’ve found that one of the best ways to discover useful apps is to find the ones that are actually being updated by the developers rather than selecting the apps with the most installs. As in the past, we’re going to filter out minor updates for the super-popular apps that have over 10 million installs, but I’ll make exceptions  [Read More…]

This is an image of David Hasselhoff and Sergey Brin is a mosaic of tiny Google Glass wearers

It’s The Hoff and The Brin. Glasselhoff and the Brinmeister. Explorer Hasselhoff and Master Brin.

Kris Kitchen, himself a Google Glass Explorer, took the next logical step from the April Fools’ Day jocularity of yesterday — Google+ David Hasselhoff Auto Awesome Photobombs — and took a massive collection of portraits of Google Glass users and assembled them into a masssive mosaic image of David Hasselhoff and Google co-founder Sergey Brin.

Challenge: Find the Phil.

Source: +KrisKitchen

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WhatsApp is down this morning

Hang tight, folks. WhatsApp, Facebook’s $ 16 billion baby, appears to be down for many this morning. While there’s never a good time for an extremely popular service to go down, it’s especially ironic given last night’s boasting of a record number of messages sent and received — to the tune of 20 billion sent and 64 billion received.

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Microsoft announces official OWA app for Android, coming later this year

Microsoft has announced Outlook Web App (OWA) for Android. If you’re in a company that uses Office 365 for Business you probably are already familiar with OWA. Outlook Web App is the webmail service that comes with Office 365 or Microsoft Exchange Server. A dedicated OWA app for Android is expected to come later this year.

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What I’m playing this week: First Strike

One of the cooler games I scoped out on the show floor at GDC 2014 was First Strike. It’s similar to the nuclear war game Defcon, but built for mobile, and with a whole bunch of different game mechanics. Players start as a major super power nestled in their respective corner of the globe. Slowly, players expand into neighboring countries and begin researching recon, efficiency, missile, and national military technologies. Then the stockpiling begins. Every country  [Read More…]