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…

Top features of the LG V10

Top features of the LG V10
Phone Arena has given a review of the LG V10, stating that it's one of the most surprising devices of 2015, and completely revolutionises the Android experience.One of the things that set apart the LG V10 from the rest of the Android market this year was its "ticker" feature, which is more often found on websites rather than phones.Phone Arena has called this a "funky…

Are basic feature phones better than high-tech smartphones?

Are basic feature phones better than high-tech smartphones?
Despite all of the many conveniences offered by the latest smartphone technology, some of us still pine for the good old days of the seemingly-indestructible Nokia 3310 and their classic games like Snake. While the pros do not usually outweigh the cons of trading down to a much more basic model for most people, a new study has suggested that older bricks may have a few…

Windows tablets growing in popularity

Windows tablets growing in popularity
Sales of media tablets powered by the Microsoft Windows mobile operating system (OS) are rapidly gaining in popularity and catching up with those of their competitors. This is according to the findings of a new study from Strategy Analytics, which specified that 2015 was the year Microsoft finally found form with its tablet offerings, after an uncertain entry into the market. Titled 'Tablet Operating System Forecast - Shipments,…