Apple launches new music apps to encourage music makers

Apple launches new music apps to encourage music makers
Apple has unveiled a new addition to its range of music-making apps for iOS, as well as an update to a classic app. The update and the new addition are both intended to make it easier for people to tap into their musical creativity while on-the-go, making it possible to create music no matter where the user finds themselves. Music Memos is a new app that helps…

Do you still make traditional phone calls?

Do you still make traditional phone calls?
With the growing popularity of smartphones appearing to show no sign of abating, the various ways in which people keep in touch with friends, family and loved ones is inevitably changing. A wider range of options for keeping in touch - including text messages, emails, video calls and social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter - mean that the traditional phone call is losing ground. This…

AC wall plug adapters recalled by Apple

AC wall plug adapters recalled by Apple
Apple has announced a voluntary product recall on certain AC wall plug adapters that have been designed for use in countries all over the world. Customers using chargers for certain iOS devices in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, continental Europe, New Zealand and South Korea have been advised to return these adapters. Affected Apple two-prong wall plug adapters may break. Although the iPhone and iPad maker assured its customers…

All-time record revenue for Apple driven by iPhone sales

All-time record revenue for Apple driven by iPhone sales
Apple has posted its latest financial results covering its fiscal 2016 first quarter, which accounted for the three months ending December 26th. The company enjoyed an all-time record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion (AUD 107.44 billion) on a record quarterly net income of $18.4 billion, or $3.28 per diluted share. Apple claimed this positive performance was driven by strong sales of its iPhone, Apple Watch and…

Apple fans spend over $1.1bn on App Store over Christmas

Apple fans spend over $1.1bn on App Store over Christmas
Apple has announced that its customers all over the world spent a combined total of $1.1 billion (AUD1.57 billion) on apps and in-app purchases in the two weeks ending January 3rd. This helped to make the festive season the biggest ever for the computer manufacturing giant's App Store, with new records set for both the weeks of Christmas and New Year. Back-to-back weekly records were achieved for…

Sony developing longer-lasting battery

Sony developing longer-lasting battery
Smartphones are notorious for running out of battery fast - little surprise considering just how much they do. However, for smartphone users it's a real frustration, which makes any new developments in the battery world rather exciting.Japanese site Nikkei has now revealed that Sony is developing a phone battery that could last as much as 40 per cent longer than the standard lithium batteries currently…

Android Pay to arrive in Australia in early 2016

Android Pay to arrive in Australia in early 2016
Android Pay is set to arrive Down Under in the first half of 2016, Google has revealed. In a recent blog, director of product management at Android Pay Pali Bhat stated that Australia would be the first country outside of the US to receive the service.What's more, Android Pay will hit Australia with an improved service. Until now, it has allowed users to tap and…

WhatsApp made available on Samsung and Nokia smartphones

WhatsApp made available on Samsung and Nokia smartphones
Popular platform WhatsApp is already available across a breadth of smartphones and soon it will be available for full download for the first time on both Samsung and Nokia smartphones.There have been a multitude of reports stating that although the WhatsApp application is available for some Samsung and Nokia devices, it will now update its features to provide a better service for users.Users of WhatsApp…