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…

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…

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…

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…

Browsing activity shifts to smartphones, but people still prefer paying via desktop

Browsing activity shifts to smartphones, but people still prefer paying via desktop
Smartphones are increasingly becoming the first-choice means of getting online for people in Australia and New Zealand.According to a new report by Adobe Digital Insights, smartphones account for 37.7 per cent of browser traffic in these countries.This means it is narrowing the gap on desktop computers, which remain slightly ahead with a 52.2 per cent share of browser traffic.Yet curiously, web users who are planning…