Charging your smartphone overnight DOESN’T harm the battery

Charging your smartphone overnight DOESN’T harm the battery
It's long been said that leaving your phone on charge overnight damages the battery. But some experts argue that this isn't actually the case.Kyle Wiens, the head of US-based repair company iFixit, for instance, has insisted that having your phone plugged in at night doesn't diminish the battery.Speaking to Business Insider, he said the idea that it does is partly based on people's experiences with…

Could the Apple iPhone 8 be delayed?

Could the Apple iPhone 8 be delayed?
The rumour mill has been suggesting for some time that the Apple iPhone 8 is set to be unveiled in early September.But we're still not very clear on exactly when it will hit the shelves, and rumours suggest it could be several months after the big launch before it goes on sale.Some industry observers have suggested that manufacturing issues could lead to a potential delay,…

Australians increasingly using smartphones to shop online

Australians increasingly using smartphones to shop online
Consumers in Australia are becoming more and more willing to purchase goods online via their smartphone.According to a new report from Australia Post - entitled Inside Australian Online Shopping Report - an overview of eCommerce in Australia - online shopping sales went up by 11.5 per cent last year.However, one notable finding was that the number of purchases made from a mobile device was 52…

Tech firms dominate brand health list

Tech firms dominate brand health list
Technology companies are among the most highly rated brands in the world, a new study has revealed.In YouGov's first ever brand health index, Google, YouTube and Facebook bagged the top three positions.They were closely followed by consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung, the company behind the Galaxy smartphone range and other hugely popular devices.Messaging app WhatsApp made it to fifth, while the Apple iPhone secured sixth place…

Browsing activity shifts to smartphones, but people still prefer paying via desktop

Browsing activity shifts to smartphones, but people still prefer paying via desktop
Smartphones are increasingly becoming the first-choice means of getting online for people in Australia and New Zealand.According to a new report by Adobe Digital Insights, smartphones account for 37.7 per cent of browser traffic in these countries.This means it is narrowing the gap on desktop computers, which remain slightly ahead with a 52.2 per cent share of browser traffic.Yet curiously, web users who are planning…

Does Apple’s anniversary tweet point towards iPhone 8 unveiling time?

Does Apple’s anniversary tweet point towards iPhone 8 unveiling time?
When it comes to major tech brands like Apple, it's true to say that very little of what they do is an accident or unintentional.This week saw the tenth anniversary of the launch of the landmark iPhone and Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, hailed the landmark on Twitter.He tweeted: "Here's to the #iPhone that changed the world, to the man who dreamed it, and…

Motorola unveils new smartphones at different price points

Motorola unveils new smartphones at different price points
Motorola is looking to make waves in the Australian smartphone market by launching new handsets at a range of prices.The Moto C will retail at $149, while the Moto E4 will be priced at $249. The Moto G and G5 Plus will cost $299 and $399 respectively, while the Moto Z2 Play will cost $699.Furthermore, Motorola is expanding its range of Moto Mods, add-ons that…

Nokia unveils new phones for Australian market

Nokia unveils new phones for Australian market
Nokia has lifted the lid on three Android-based handsets that are set to be rolled out later this year.The Nokia 3, 5 and 6 handsets were unveiled this week in Sydney, ahead of them hitting the market in July.Parent company HMD Global is hopeful these will be an attractive proposition to Australian consumers, as they are relatively cheap when compared with other Android-based phones.Indeed, the…