Could your old phone be a goldmine?

Could your old phone be a goldmine?
We're so used to upgrading our phones every year or so, we rarely think about what we're chucking when we throw away our old ones. Not only is your previous handset an intricately designed piece of machinery, it also contains components that are valuable in their own right; including gold.That's right, your smartphone is a tiny goldmine. However, because the mineral is used in circuitry,…

Australia gets its own set of emojis

Australia gets its own set of emojis
Everyone with a smartphone is used to communicating with emojis. In some cases, we're more likely to use little smiley faces than we are words. However, the options are fairly one-size-fits-all, without many choices for those of us who want to express something uniquely Australian.Lucky for us down under, there's a new set of Aussie-themed emojis available for iOS phones, courtesy of NSW's Amber Hooper.…

Could the iPhone X be discontinued?

Could the iPhone X be discontinued?
Apple made headlines late last year when it brought the iPhone X to our shores. Aussies found themselves among the first people to experience the smartphone, but many were astonished by the whopping $1,829 price tag. It seems that this hefty cost might have put potential customers off, as a leaked note suggests Apple might be getting ready to discontinue the product.The research note was…

LG V30 Plus available for $200 less

LG V30 Plus available for $200 less
Unfortunately, Australians were disappointed to find out that the LG V30, a flagship phone from the Korean tech titan, was not coming to our shores. However, in November last year the improved version of the handset - the LG V30 Plus - was finally released. Now, Aussies can get their hands on this device at $200 less, thanks to an exclusive discount from JB Hi-Fi.The…

Telstra announces Tough Max 2 for active Aussies

Telstra announces Tough Max 2 for active Aussies
Smartphones are great, but with so many of us down under working in physical jobs - or spending a lot of our time in the great outdoors - it's often quite a risk taking them with us every day. Luckily, there's an option for us active Aussies: the new Telstra Tough Max 2, a hard-wearing phone designed to take a lot of punishment.Telstra describes the…

OPPO releases hi-spec, mid-range phone

OPPO releases hi-spec, mid-range phone
While we love our smartphones down under, it's tough for those of us who want the most exciting, high-end models but can't afford the ludicrous price tag. With the cost of the iPhone X reaching an astonishing $1,829, it's no surprise that many Aussies are switching to more affordable handsets.This is where OPPO comes in. The firm has just released the OPPO A73, which retails…

Aussies prioritising smartphones over sunscreen for a day at the beach

Aussies prioritising smartphones over sunscreen for a day at the beach
We all know how important mobile phones are. Our handsets contain our entire lives, from social media to online banking to the media we watch when we want a bit of a laugh. However, that doesn't mean we have to take them absolutely everywhere, especially when you're considering a trip to the beach.A new survey from price comparison site Finder.com.au has found that 14 per…

Sony announces three new phones, but only one for down under

Sony announces three new phones, but only one for down under
CES 2018 is underway, and new electronic devices - including smartphones - are being released and unveiled. One of the most exciting reveals has been from Sony, which announced three new mobile devices: the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2. However, only the XA2 is set to make its way to Australia.Fortunately, the XA2 is still a good mid-range smartphone for Aussie users.…