Twitter brings Moments to Australia

Twitter brings Moments to Australia
Twitter started to roll out its new Moments feature to users across Australia today (March 2nd). This offers a new and more carefully curated means of discovering trending content, as well as making it easier to keep tabs on the latest breaking news developments and live sport. Discovery of information on Twitter previously relied on following the right people, or curiosity about what other users are talking…

WhatsApp withdraws support for BlackBerry after hitting 1bn users

WhatsApp withdraws support for BlackBerry after hitting 1bn users
WhatsApp - the popular cross-platform mobile messaging app - has announced its intention to withdraw support for a range of mobile devices. The list of affected handsets were largely older handsets such as the Nokia S40, the Nokia Symbian S60 and older mobile operating systems (OS) like Android 2.1, Android 2.2 and Windows Phone 7.1. However, also among the list of withdrawn support were all BlackBerry devices,…

Sony releases pink version of Xperia Z5

Sony releases pink version of Xperia Z5
Sony has expanded its family of Xperia Z5 smartphones with the addition of a pink variety to the range. The variant is presented in a warm shade of the hue, which is intended to round out the options for prospective owners of the Xperia Z5 who wish to express their own individual style through their choice of smartphone. The smartphone has the same frosted glass finish…

Facebook Live comes to Android

Facebook Live comes to Android
Facebook has made its real time broadcasting feature Facebook Live available to Android users, as well as adding the service to new territories. The feature allows people to share their experiences with people on their friends list in real time. It has been embraced by public figures who want to connect with their fans all over the world, in addition to anyone who wishes to broadcast a…

Sony unveils wearable assistant with the Xperia Ear

Sony unveils wearable assistant with the Xperia Ear
Sony has unveiled a raft of new products as part of its X range of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The firm claims it is attempting to offer a vision of the future of communications, as it has announced ambient connected devices that could change the way users communicate with one another and interact with the world at large. Foremost among these is the…

Will this new feature replace the iPhone headphone jack?

Will this new feature replace the iPhone headphone jack?
With each new iPhone release, speculation almost immediately starts to grow over what new features are going to be included on the next iteration of Apple's flagship device. It feels like the latest model - the iPhone 6s - was only launched yesterday, but already the rumour mill is in full flow regarding what new features will be included in the next version, which is expected…

Is the Facebook smartphone app a power drain?

Is the Facebook smartphone app a power drain?
Social media is undoubtedly one of the most popular reasons to use a smartphone - although it may come with a price. Some sources have tested using their smartphones with and without the Facebook app installed - and a significant disparity in battery life has been reported. Guardian technology reporter Samuel Gibbs claimed to have saved up to 15 per cent of battery life on his iPhone…

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…