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Free Games Friday: Sage Fusion, EPOCH.2, Axe In Face

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Our Favourite Android, iOS And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

Congratulations! We all just survived another seven complete revolutions aboard Mothership Earth. Time to celebrate with new apps. This week we have stuff that’s going to make tweeting better, music better and chatting securely better. Let’s find out how.


Am I The Only Person Here Who Goes Phone-Spotting?

I think about smartphones more than any normal person should. I could say it’s part of my job as a gadget blogger to think of these things with irregular frequency, but that would really be a cover up, a convenient lie. The truth is I’m naturally obsessed, and I indulge that obsession to a creeptacular degree.


WSJ: Android Is Coming To Virtual Reality

Well, if Google’s small cardboard-based foray into virtual reality last year wasn’t a big enough hint, a new report from the Wall Street Journal says that Google is about to get even more serious about VR — by trying to become the standard OS for headsets everywhere.


Free Games Friday: Diesel Racer 2, Twisted Lands, Tainted Keep

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


12 Android Widgets For A Great Home Screen

One of the most obvious ways in which Android differs from iOS is the way you can customise your home screens with panels and widgets. We’ve picked out some of our favourite ones for adding features and functionality to your device — use them as quick shortcuts for key tools without having to open up the full apps themselves.


NotCulus Rift: How I Hacked Together My Own Serious VR Headset

Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey told me not to buy an Oculus Rift. That was two years ago, and he’s repeated the plea every time I’ve seen him since. Don’t buy it. It’s not ready. It’s just a developer kit. He’s right, but I’m tired of waiting. I want a VR headset and I want it now. So I built one. Sorta.


Withings' Wonderful Watch-Looking Fitness Tracker Now Works With Android

At this year’s CES, we found out that one of the most attractive (and expensive) fitness trackers out there was going to come in an affordable form: the Withings Activité Pop. The catch? It was iOS only. But no more! Withings has announced both the $US400 and $US150 versions (there is no word on local availability just yet, but those prices translate to $515 and $193 in Aussie dollars) of its watch-based fitness tracker are coming to Android.


What's The Worst Reason You've Heard For Switching To Apple Or Android?

People are always howling about how you NEED to switch to Apple or Android devices. iOS is the best! Android is the … whatever rhymes with Android and is awesome! Sometime they have perfectly good reasons for switching. Other times, not so much. What are the worst reasons you’ve heard?


Huawei Accidentally Revealed Its First Android Watch

All the cool kids are peddling Android wearables these days, and it looks like Huawei is no exception: in advance of the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it looks like the Chinese phone giant has revealed its upcoming watch in an ad.