New app can help you control your data

New app can help you control your data
We've already written about how Australians are spending an extra $300 million a year on their mobile data, due to going over their monthly allowances. Thankfully, this isn't per person, but it still represents a significant cost. However, a new app from Google could help to end this.Datally is a free program that allows you to track the data you're using in real-time. Of course,…

Moose Mobile launches new budget plan

Moose Mobile launches new budget plan
Mobile phones are a major expense for most Australians. Whether you're buying the latest $1,000 (or more) handset or signing up to a $50 per month plan, it seems they're constantly draining our bank accounts. However, if that is putting you off getting on board the smartphone craze, then fear not; there is another option.Quite a few companies are bringing out budget handsets, so no…

Aussie mobile broadband to be boosted thanks to spectrum auction

Aussie mobile broadband to be boosted thanks to spectrum auction
While Australia is a great country, there's no denying that in many places it can feel quite rural. There's a lot of empty space, and the people who live there often lose out in terms of things like mobile broadband. However, a new government initiative looks set to change that in the near future.The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced it will be…

Rumours indicate details of three new iPhones

Rumours indicate details of three new iPhones
Apple fans will remember the iPhone X release for some time to come, especially the queues in Sydney. However, there may be more of the same coming up, as rumours are circulating of what the Californian tech giant might have up its sleeve for next year, including three new potential handsets.This all comes from Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst for KGI Securities. He's well-known for his…

New research shows Australian smartphone division

New research shows Australian smartphone division
How do you use your smartphone? If you immediately thought of social media, photographs and browsing the internet, the chances are that you're younger than 36. Anyone older than this would probably have thought of texting and making phone calls, according to new research.The study - undertaken by Dr Lyn Vernon and PhD candidate Bep Uink from Murdoch University, and Dr Kathy Modecki from Griffith…

Huawei to release most expensive phone in Australia

Huawei to release most expensive phone in Australia
One of the many exciting things about the iPhone X release on November 3rd was that it would be the most expensive smartphone Australia has seen. The $1,829 price tag did not put people off, however, with sales being very impressive. However, the handset might not be able to lay claim to being the most expensive for much longer.Huawei has announced that a special Porsche…

Australians love their smartphones: The proof

Australians love their smartphones: The proof
What would you do without your smartphone? According to the latest research, you almost certainly own one. Australians have fallen in love with their handsets over the last decade, and that's not speculation; it's based on data from the latest Telstra Smartphone Index, which comes from the nation's largest telephone company.Telstra has found that mobile phones have well and truly taken over, with 91 per…