Nokia has hedged survival bets on Windows

Nokia has hedged survival bets on Windows
The future of Nokia continues to hang in the balance as the once dominant mobile phone brand tries to convince consumers to walk away from established smartphone operating systems like Android and Apple. Last year, the company posted a global net loss of $1.5 billion as its failure to grab the smartphone market with its Symbian range hit the firm hard. The company's Lumia ranges…

Mobile phones could control the home

Mobile phones could control the home
Such is the amount of work being put into mobile phones in Australia, they could soon be able to control everything in the home ranging from TV recordings to the thermostat. Using smartphones and tablets could allow people to control internet-connected cameras that would let people check on their house while at work or on holiday, the Herald Sun reports. In a connected home it…

Federal Court hopes to make swift TV rights decision

Federal Court hopes to make swift TV rights decision
The Federal Court is hoping to make a quick decision regarding the appeal by the nation's two biggest football codes and Telstra against Optus. Centred on the fact that Optus has been given permission to show near to live coverage of the NRL and AFL despite not being the rights holder, this case has been rumbling on for some time. The appeal case was wrapped…

Queensland students will need ‘licence’ to bring mobile phones to school

Queensland students will need ‘licence’ to bring mobile phones to school
High school students in Queensland will need to acquire a "licence" to bring mobile phones to their institutions under a plan to try and tackle cyber bullying. Education minister Cameron Dick says the Bligh government will introduce a range of measures recommended by renowned child psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg, the Australian reports. Some of these will include making pupils sit an online tutorial about the…

Galaxy Note finally coming to Australia

Galaxy Note finally coming to Australia
Six months after the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note, people in Australia are finally able to get their hands on the device. Optus, Telstra and Vodafone will be offering the Android smart mobile phone and it will be available for purchase from $899. Such is the delay in people being able to get hold of the Note in Australia, the firm released a…

Mobile phone prices rising in Australia

Mobile phone prices rising in Australia
Mobile phone prices in Australia are continuing to rise as networks try and boost profit margins following an 18-month pricing war prompted by Telstra's push for more customers. This aggressive approach is now easing as Vodafone, Optus and Telstra all moved their prices up in recent months, according to research undertaken by Commonwealth Bank's global market research division. With the extra prices consumers are being…

Calls for better mobile phone reception in Australia

Calls for better mobile phone reception in Australia
Folk festival organisers in Port Fairy, Victoria, have called for upgrades to be made to its mobile phone coverage after thousands of music lovers were left with no way of contacting anyone. The area's coverage couldn't cope with the extra 15,000 or so extra mobile phones on the network and so most festival-goers couldn't receive or make calls for the duration of the Port Fairy…

Mobile phone football rights battle returns to court

Mobile phone football rights battle returns to court
Australia's biggest football codes and mobile phone companies will be returning to court today (March 13th) to battle over internet distribution rights worth millions of dollars. Lawyers for the Australian Football League, National Rugby League and Telstra want to overturn the controversial decision by Justice Steven Rares to allow Optus to continue to show football near-to-live despite not being an official rights holder. Justice Rares…