Take part in a national smartphone survey

Take part in a national smartphone survey
Smartphones have become truly indispensable, allowing us to stay connected with our friends and relatives easily.But for parents, the ability to stay in close contact with their kids is particularly valuable.They're now only a phone call or text message away, so smartphones are offering mums and dads invaluable peace of mind every day of the week.That's a huge transformation, so perhaps it's no surprise that…

Charging your smartphone overnight DOESN’T harm the battery

Charging your smartphone overnight DOESN’T harm the battery
It's long been said that leaving your phone on charge overnight damages the battery. But some experts argue that this isn't actually the case.Kyle Wiens, the head of US-based repair company iFixit, for instance, has insisted that having your phone plugged in at night doesn't diminish the battery.Speaking to Business Insider, he said the idea that it does is partly based on people's experiences with…

How clean is your smartphone?

How clean is your smartphone?
How often do you use your smartphone? And do you use it in lots of different locations, such as on the bus or while you're in the bathroom?We're betting that the answers are 1) lots and 2) yes. So it stands to reason that it probably picks up a few nasty bugs along the way.How could it not when you're using it anywhere and everywhere?…

Samsung Australia accepting Galaxy Note 8 pre-registrations

Samsung Australia accepting Galaxy Note 8 pre-registrations
The launch of Samsung's latest addition to the Galaxy range is just around the corner.Samsung Australia has begun accepting pre-registrations for the Galaxy Note 8 and issued a teaser image to get people excited about the gadget's forthcoming unveiling.Of course, this means we still don't know a great deal about how the device will look.However, the teaser image does suggest that the Galaxy Note 8…

Smartphones have transformed what we want from brand experiences

Smartphones have transformed what we want from brand experiences
Smartphones have fundamentally altered how we engage with the wider world over the last few years.They've changed how we communicate with our friends, how we spend our free time and encouraged us to share every detail of our lives with everyone we know.But they've also had a huge impact on how we deal with brands and feel about the organisations we transact with.According to a…

Could the Apple iPhone 8 be delayed?

Could the Apple iPhone 8 be delayed?
The rumour mill has been suggesting for some time that the Apple iPhone 8 is set to be unveiled in early September.But we're still not very clear on exactly when it will hit the shelves, and rumours suggest it could be several months after the big launch before it goes on sale.Some industry observers have suggested that manufacturing issues could lead to a potential delay,…

Australians increasingly using smartphones to shop online

Australians increasingly using smartphones to shop online
Consumers in Australia are becoming more and more willing to purchase goods online via their smartphone.According to a new report from Australia Post - entitled Inside Australian Online Shopping Report - an overview of eCommerce in Australia - online shopping sales went up by 11.5 per cent last year.However, one notable finding was that the number of purchases made from a mobile device was 52…

Tech firms dominate brand health list

Tech firms dominate brand health list
Technology companies are among the most highly rated brands in the world, a new study has revealed.In YouGov's first ever brand health index, Google, YouTube and Facebook bagged the top three positions.They were closely followed by consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung, the company behind the Galaxy smartphone range and other hugely popular devices.Messaging app WhatsApp made it to fifth, while the Apple iPhone secured sixth place…