Aussies concerned by mobile phone etiquette

Aussies concerned by mobile phone etiquette
The rise of the mobile phone has been something to behold, but despite so many of us using the devices almost constantly, we are still concerned about the etiquette associated with doing so.That is according to the Enhanced Media Metrics Australia Product Insights reports, which revealed 97 per cent of Australians use mobile phones and the majority are worried about the etiquette of using their…

Samsung announces 40m Galaxy S4 sales

Samsung announces 40m Galaxy S4 sales
South Korean mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has revealed that it has sold 40 million Galaxy S4 handsets to date.Around ten million S4 handsets have been sold in the last two months, according to inews24, which took the smartphone to the 40 million mark just six months since its launch.It has outperformed its predecessor the Galaxy S3, which took seven months to hit the milestone, and…

Vodafone Australia offering fastest 4G services

Vodafone Australia offering fastest 4G services
Vodafone Australia is currently offering the fastest 4G services in the nation, according to its chief executive Bill Morrow.However, he did note that the title is a temporary one as the firm's competitors, Telstra and Optus, are working hard to improve the speeds they offer to customers.He said: "Neither of our competitors like the fact that we can go out and say we have the…

Texting aisle considered by cinema chain

Texting aisle considered by cinema chain
Everyone knows that you should turn off your mobile phone when watching a film, but it seems people are still using their devices during a film.Due to the issue, AMC, which owns more than 400 cinemas in the US is considering implementing an aisle in their screens for those who feel the need to keep in touch with their friends and families.AMC said it was…

Scientists harness lightning to charge mobile phone

Scientists harness lightning to charge mobile phone
Scientists in the University of Southampton in the UK have harnessed the power of lightning to charge a Nokia Lumia 925.Neil Palmer, manager of the Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory, led a team that used the lab's equipment to create artificial lightning bolts.These were captured and channeled into the smartphone's batteryMr Palmer said: "Using an alternating current, driven by a transformer, over 200,000 volts was…

Apple cuts iPhone 5C orders

Apple cuts iPhone 5C orders
Apple has cut back on the number of iPhone 5C devices it will make in the final quarter of the year, as consumers prefer the iPhone 5S.Sources familiar with the Cupertino-based firm's supply chain said that the cheaper smartphone has not been as popular as expected, with some suggesting it was priced too high.Pegatron Corp, which is responsible for the assembly of many iPhone 5C…

BBM Messenger coming to Android and iOS ‘in days’

BBM Messenger coming to Android and iOS ‘in days’
The launch of BlackBerry Messenger on Android and iOS operating systems is just days away, according to the Canadian firm.Chief marketing officer Frank Boulben told Reuters that the BBM apps for iPhone and Android users will finally launch, a month after the date originally suggested.The app suffered delays when an unofficial Android version was leaked, but Mr Boulben confirmed that these issues have now been…

Australian networks will offer emergency text messages

Australian networks will offer emergency text messages
All mobile networks in Australia will now be able to send warning text messages to people in the vicinity of an emergency.Previously, only the Telstra network could send warning messages to customers, but now Optus and Vodafone Hutchison Australia have the capability.The new service was launched in Melbourne by Victorian police and emergency services minister Kim Wells and Michael Keenan, the federal justice minister.The new…