Boost offers 20GB of data for just $50

Boost offers 20GB of data for just $50
While most of us still use our phones to text and call people - even if it's only occasionally - we all know the main reason we have them. They're mostly used as little computers we can carry around with us, for a variety of reasons from gaming to work. For the majority of us, that means we need mobile internet.It can be annoying, having…

Sony to bring out new flagship phone

Sony to bring out new flagship phone
Sony seems to have struggled to attract press attention for its smartphone releases, despite creating some good models. However, it has grabbed many people's attention with its new announcement, promising a new flagship phone designed around entertainment, with some incredible features.The Sony Xperia XZ2 was announced at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress - probably the biggest trade show in the smartphone industry - with the Japanese…

Australians are paying more for their smartphones and keeping them for longer

Australians are paying more for their smartphones and keeping them for longer
Australians bought more smartphones, paid more for them and kept them for longer in 2017, new research from Telstye has revealed.The tech analyst firm’s study showed that 9.2 million units were sold in Australia last year, marking an 11 per cent year-on-year rise.An estimated 4.8 million smartphones were sold in the second half of 2017, which is six per cent higher than the last six…

Samsung beats Apple in worldwide smartphone sales

Samsung beats Apple in worldwide smartphone sales
There was quite surprising news for tech fans this week, as it was revealed that Samsung had beaten Apple when it came to the number of smartphones shipped last year.According to research firm TrendForce, Samsung ended 2017 with a 21.9 per cent share of the global market for such devices, having shipped more than 310 million units during the 12-month period.However, Apple's iPhone could only…

Google Pixel sales showing steady growth

Google Pixel sales showing steady growth
If the company was looking for a strong competitor against the iPhone, then Google is likely to be pretty pleased with the most recent sales results for its Pixel and Pixel 2.According to figures from market intelligence firm International Data Corporation, Google shipped 3.9 million of the phones during 2017, which was double the number recorded for 2016.However, the Pixel did only launch during the…

How much will the Galaxy S9 cost?

How much will the Galaxy S9 cost?
How much are you willing to drop on a phone? Some people might prefer to err on the cheaper side of things, while others are comfortable putting down over $1,000 to purchase the latest flagship handset. Contracts allow that cost to be spread across a year or two, but buying a high-end smartphone is still a pretty expensive activity these days.If you thought the $1,829…

Are Aussies the most smartphone-savvy people in the world?

Are Aussies the most smartphone-savvy people in the world?
It should be no surprise to find out that we Aussies love our phones. Ask around, and you'll hear plenty of people professing that they can't live without their handset. However, it turns out this is not normal around the world. In fact, Australia is the most smartphone-savvy nation on Earth.This all comes from research from Deloitte, which just published its 'Technology, Media and Telecommunications…