Optus launches new Optus X device range

Optus launches new Optus X device range
Optus has announced the launch of a brand new smartphone range - Optus X - with the first device in the line being the 4G Optus X Sleek. This is a premium handset targeted at prepaid customers, offering them a feature-rich experience at a budget price of $149. It comes with a bright five-inch high-definition display and is encased in a curved design made from metal and…

Facebook adds new recommendation and event-finding features

Facebook adds new recommendation and event-finding features
Facebook has unveiled a raft of new features that are intended to help people find out recommended places to eat, discover local events and get more out of locals businesses - all with help from the people on their friends list. People often turn to their friends, family and loved ones for tips when they are doing anything from travelling to a new place to simply…

What are the futuristic possibilities of adding AI to smartphones?

What are the futuristic possibilities of adding AI to smartphones?
Smartphone technology is always improving, with many fans keeping a close eye on rumours and speculation regarding what new features will be included on the next iteration of the Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy S device. With this in mind, it should perhaps come as no surprise that many people working within the consumer electronics industry are actively considering new features that sound like they could…

Apple unveils new TV app

Apple unveils new TV app
Apple has announced the launch of its new TV app for the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV, which offers a unified experience for users who want to discover and access new TV shows and movies from multiple apps. This means the app is a kind of aggregator where this content can conveniently be accessed from one place on the user's device of choice. An update to Siri…

Xiaomi showcases gold and ceramic smartphone with edgeless screen

Xiaomi showcases gold and ceramic smartphone with edgeless screen
Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has unveiled a new Android-powered device dubbed the Mi Mix, which boasts a large 6.4-inch edgeless display. The smartphone has a 91.3 per cent screen-to-body ratio - and this compares favourably to the corresponding figures of 65.6 per cent for the iPhone 7 and 76.1 per cent for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. While the Mi Mix has been announced as a concept…

Samsung makes new Galaxy Note7 available

Samsung makes new Galaxy Note7 available
Samsung Electronics has announced that new Galaxy Note7 devices will soon be made available for purchase in markets all around the world.Sales of the new device commenced in Korea on October 1st - and other markets are set to follow suit in the coming weeks.The global replacement program for the Galaxy Note7 is well underway, with Samsung stating that "an isolated battery cell issue" created…

Facebook introduces Messenger Lite for Android

Facebook introduces Messenger Lite for Android
Social network Facebook has announced the launch of Messenger Lite - a new standalone version of its private messaging service for Android smartphones. Messenger Lite is essentially a slimmed down version of Messenger that offers the same core experience of Messenger - with a particular emphasis on basic budget smartphones or those with slower than average internet speeds. The firm said the release comes as part of…

Rumours of the iPhone 8 already brewing

Rumours of the iPhone 8 already brewing
The iPhone 7 has been on the store shelves a matter of days but speculation is already starting to emerge as to what its successor will be like. An Apple employee told Business Insider that the computer manufacturing giant is using an office in Israel to develop hardware for the iPhone 8. The device is expected to be released a little under a year from now and…