Nokia releases Windows Phones updates

Nokia releases Windows Phones updates
Nokia has begun rolling out a Windows Phone software update for the Lumia 800 and Lumia 710, it confirmed in a blog post on Wednesday ( June 27th). Owners of the two mobile phones won't be getting their hands on the Windows Phone 8 update whenever that is released but they will be able to enjoy some unique new features. These include Wi-Fi tethering and…

Apple app downloaders more loyal than Android

Apple app downloaders more loyal than Android
Research has shown that consumers who download apps to an iPhone or iPad device are far more loyal than those that use other mobile phone operating systems such as Google Android. According to new data from mobile app analytics firm Localytics, the overall app development sector continues to boom and app retention rates have improved 19 per cent over the last year. Single app usage…

Mobile phone recycling: St George Bank launches pay-to-mobile feature

Mobile phone recycling: St George Bank launches pay-to-mobile feature
St George Bank has announced it is launching a pay-to-mobile feature for its mobile phone app, which is available on iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 smartphones. All users need to do is enter the mobile number of the person they would like to give money to and then hit transfer. The app will then notify the recipient of the transfer and direct them…

Mobile phone recycling: Vodafone to launch 4G network

Mobile phone recycling: Vodafone to launch 4G network
Mobile phone operator Vodafone Australia has announced its intention to battle Telstra and Optus for speed-hungry consumers in the country with the launch of a new 4G network next year.The network operator also confirmed it is on schedule to complete the £1 billion two-year upgrade of its 3G mobile network by the end of 2012.It was forced to spend the money on an upgrade after…

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales suspended in US

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 sales suspended in US
A court in the US has banned sales of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the country while litigation involving the firm and Apple is resolved. Apple had earlier claimed that Samsung infringed its design patent for the iPad, while the Korean firm has also made similar accusations against the American conglomerate. The trial for the case is scheduled to begin in California on July…

Google Android will be overtaken by Windows Phone

Google Android will be overtaken by Windows Phone
Google Android is currently the dominant operating system (OS) in the world with over half of the market share, with Apple's iOS following behind.One of the OS's that is looking to make a real move in the next couple of years is Microsoft's Windows Phone and independent software development consultant and author Matthew Baxter-Reynolds thinks it will.Mr Baxter-Reynolds said there is a big difference between…

Google’s new Nexus tablet to hit Australia in July

Google’s new Nexus tablet to hit Australia in July
Google's new Nexus tablet is set to be announced later this week and it will be available to Australian consumers from as early as next month. Gizmodo Australia has viewed a leaked training document from the search giant detailing what's going to be in the new tablet. As had been rumoured, Google will announce a seven-inch Nexus-branded tablet called Nexus 7. It has been built…

Sell my mobile: Telstra signs $474m Human Services deal

Sell my mobile: Telstra signs $474m Human Services deal
Telstra has secured a $474 million contract with the Department of Human Services (DHS) in return for managed telecommunications services. The mobile phone operator has won a contract that will see the consolidation of 20 existing deals. It had originally been touted as a five-year agreement worth $500 million, however, this has now been scaled back. People will now be able to enjoy free mobile…