Sell my mobile: Telstra raises costs for fixed-line mobile phone plans

Sell my mobile: Telstra raises costs for fixed-line mobile phone plans
Telstra has announced it will be raising costs on many of its mobile phone price plans for the first time in nine years. From October 1st, local calls will increase by two cents on some plans. The company said, when taking inflation into account, these charges have effectively fallen 19 per cent in the last nine years as they have remained fixed. Mobile phone customers…

Apple posts poorer than expected profits in Q3

Apple posts poorer than expected profits in Q3
Apple has reported a net profit of $8.8 billion (£5.7 billion) in the three months to the end of June, which is less than had been expected. The profits increased by 21 per cent when compared to last year's figures, but disappointing sales of iPhones have led to poorer than anticipated results. It managed to sell 26 million iPhones during the period. While this is…

Apple’s figures a ‘disappointment’

Apple’s figures a ‘disappointment’
The results that Apple posted yesterday (July 25th), which showed lower than expected profits for the three months to the end of June, wasn't necessarily a surprise. It made a net profit of $8.8 billion (£5.7 billion) in the three-month period, which is an increase of 21 per cent year on year. Co-manager of Capital Advisors Growth Fund Channing Smith told Reuters the results were…

Australians told to ignore hitman texts

Australians told to ignore hitman texts
Hundreds of Australians have been targeted by a so-called "hitman scam" after receiving death threats via text messages on their mobile phones in the last few days. The messages have ordered the respondent to thousands of dollars to prevent them from dying. However, New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, South Australian and Tasmanian police issued statements telling people not to be alarmed as it is…

Apple vs Samsung patent trial begins

Apple vs Samsung patent trial begins
Apple and Samsung have begun their latest round of their long-running global legal battles after an Australian judge began hearing testimony at the start of an anticipated three-month long trial. The two conglomerates have been locked in an acrimonious battle across at least ten different countries involving patents for mobile phones and tablets since last year. It has come to a head once more in…

New iPhone 5 connector to make previous Apple accessories ‘obsolete’

New iPhone 5 connector to make previous Apple accessories ‘obsolete’
Apple is set to annoy millions of iPhone users by including a new adapter that will make connecting to current accessories impossible. The Daily Telegraph claims that a smaller connector will be on the next version of the mobile phone - expected in October - which would render all docking points obsolete. Two sources were quoted as saying the new handset will come with a…

US court rejects Samsung appeal on Galaxy Tab

US court rejects Samsung appeal on Galaxy Tab
A Federal Appeals Court in the US has rejected Samsung's request to lift the ban on sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country. The ban was initially imposed last month after Apple won a court case against the Korean company when District Judge Lucy Koh ruled the device had "slavishly copied" the iPad. This ruling saw the tablet removed from shelves in…

Mobile phone recycling: Qantas to provide iPads for customers

Mobile phone recycling: Qantas to provide iPads for customers
Qantas passengers on the airline's 767 planes will be travelling in style soon as the company confirmed it would be providing iPads for people's in-flight entertainment. Both business and economy classes will be handed iPads on board, which they will be able to use to access more than 200 hours of entertainment programs. The first aircraft to have the technology installed is set to be…