Are feature phones making a comeback?

Are feature phones making a comeback?
Modern smartphones offer the kind of functionality that was once the stuff of science fiction.Loaded with invaluable apps, user-friendly interfaces and impressive memory capacity and processing power, the smartphone has become an essential item for consumers in this digital age.But it seems that many people are starting to turn their back on them, as new figures have revealed that old-fashioned feature phones are growing in…

Only 4% of Australians have ad blockers on their smartphones

Only 4% of Australians have ad blockers on their smartphones
Pop-up ads are a common bugbear among internet users. We're happily browsing our favourite websites and before you know it, an annoying video or image has appeared out of nowhere to interrupt our online experience.No wonder then that one in four Australians now use ad blockers on their devices, while awareness of these systems has gone up from 59 per cent a year ago to…

More Apple iPhone 8 details slip out

More Apple iPhone 8 details slip out
Apple is great at keeping its cards close to its chest in the run-up to a major product launch.In fact, the level of secrecy can be downright frustrating, as we're all desperate to know what features its upcoming iPhone 8 will have on offer.Of course, you'll have seen all the rumours, with various sources suggesting it has everything from a curved glass casing, a plastic…

Nearly 9 in 10 Australians own a smartphone

Nearly 9 in 10 Australians own a smartphone
The popularity of smartphones appears to know no bounds, new research suggests.According to a study commissioned by Commercial Radio Australia (CRA), Southern Cross Austereo (SCA) and Triton Digital, 88 per cent of Australians now own a smartphone.That's a staggering number, but one that shows how their appeal and usefulness isn't something that's confined to one particular demographic.Smartphone ownership rates are, predictably enough, highest among 12…

Samsung to get nostalgic with flip phones

Samsung to get nostalgic with flip phones
Mobile phones have been around for long enough now that we're starting to get nostalgic about our old handsets.These days, many of us remember our first phones in the same way we recall our first car or our childhood toys. For people of a certain age, your first smartphone could be a defining item in your life and one that carries lots of powerful and deep…

Stolen Phone checker unveiled

Stolen Phone checker unveiled
How much do you really know about a mobile phone when you are buying it secondhand? After all, if you stop to think about how many handsets are stolen every year, there's actually a fair chance that you could be purchasing stolen goods.That's why Washington-based company CTIA has developed a new online tool called the Stolen Phone Checker, allowing users to check whether a used…

New colours announced for iPhone 7

New colours announced for iPhone 7
The new iPhone 7 might have been on the market for several months now but new colours have become available for those looking to purchase the product in the coming months. As well as the new colours, there have also been some significant changes to the updated models. The iPhone SE has now had its storage doubled – the largest can now hold 26GB, which is…

What next for the Apple iPhone?

What next for the Apple iPhone?
Six months after the release of the iPhone 7 technology experts are already discussing the release of the next updated model. According to rumours, the iPhone 7S and iPhone 7S Plus will become commercially available in the autumn.  The incremental upgrades on the standard models routinely make an appearance around twelve months after the initial product. The updates provided by the S devices are generally small.…