Could Aussies end up paying over the odds for the Apple iPhone X?

Could Aussies end up paying over the odds for the Apple iPhone X?
All eyes have been on Apple this week as it unveiled its long-awaited iPhone 8 and then surprised us with the new iPhone X.The handset offers a whole range of exciting features, from Face ID, an impressive dual camera system and a super-fast A11 Bionic chip with a neural engine.Apple's iPhone X also marks the fulfilment of the company's ambition to create a handset that…

Apple iPhone 8 will break sales records

Apple iPhone 8 will break sales records
The wait is nearly over. The Apple iPhone 8 will be officially unveiled at 3am on Wednesday, Australian time.For those of us who have been eagerly following every snippet of speculation and rumour over the last few months, quite frankly, this can't come soon enough.We're not sure how much more of the suspense we could have coped with!Thankfully, we can be reassured by the fact…

Australia ‘is a nation of smartphone streamers’

Australia ‘is a nation of smartphone streamers’
What do you mainly use your smartphone for? Checking your emails? Sending text messages? Taking photos while you're out and about?Chances are you probably do all these things regularly, but according to Telstra, we're increasingly using our smartphones to stream as well.Indeed, a spokesman told NewsMail that Australia has become "a nation of smartphone streamers"."Our research shows...one in four smartphone users [are] watching catch-up TV,…

Premium smartphone market is on the way back

Premium smartphone market is on the way back
How much are you willing to pay for a smartphone? If you're in the market for a high-end device, then chances are you aren't too restricted by budget.Of course, with the price of some handsets passing the $1,000 mark, some people might just start to find themselves priced out of the market.But at the same time, there's every chance that most customers will simply accept…

Samsung launches Bixby in Australia

Samsung launches Bixby in Australia
Voice-activated technology is increasingly moving into the mainstream, with the likes of Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa fundamentally changing how we interact with technology.Samsung has also been moving into this space with its voice assistant Bixby, which has now been rolled out in more than 200 countries, including Australia.With the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone set to be unveiled in the coming days, we reckon it's…

What next for smartphones?

What next for smartphones?
Smartphones are such a big part of our lives these days that it's easy to forget they're a fairly recent innovation.Technology moves at such a staggering pace, so whereas a few years ago, the idea of being able to check the internet on the move would have been fanciful, nowadays we demand and expect speedy connectivity everywhere we go.So what, if any, changes can we…

Can you live without your smartphone?

Can you live without your smartphone?
A groundbreaking new study into smartphone usage in Australia could throw up some potential findings, one of the researchers believes.ABC has teamed up with experts from Griffith University, Murdoch University and Western Sydney University to identify exactly how smartphones are changing people's lives and relationships, especially with their kids.Members of the public have been asked to reply to this survey and answer questions on how…

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…