Do you have enough data allowance on your plan?

Do you have enough data allowance on your plan?
Most millennials are thought to be using more data than is included with their mobile broadband plan. According to Tim Cowan, head of mobile marketing at Optus, nearly 58 per cent of young people are in this position. Speaking to News Australia, he said that as a result of this trend, users are keeping a more of a close eye on how much data they use each…

Just how good is the sound quality on the new iPhone?

Just how good is the sound quality on the new iPhone?
With the iPhone 7 now available to buy, buyers thinking of making the upgrade are asking many questions of the device - not least of which revolve around the audio quality. This is an understandable point of interest, given the fact that one of the headline changes to the iPhone with this update was the removal of the industry-standard 3.5mm headphone jack. One of the main reasons…

Moto G Play Force launched in Australia

Moto G Play Force launched in Australia
Moto G Play, an affordable new smartphone from Motorola, has been officially launched in Australia. It is designed for users who want all the essentials offered by a modern day smartphone but at a lower price point than premium devices. Those who want to simply keep in touch with their friends, family and loved ones, catch up with the latest news updates or watch the occasional YouTube…

Apple Launch: ‘Biggest iOS release ever’ complements iPhone 7 release

Apple Launch: ‘Biggest iOS release ever’ complements iPhone 7 release
Alongside the eagerly-anticipated launch of its latest marquee devices - the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus - Apple unveiled the newest version of its proprietary mobile operating system, iOS 10. Describing this update as the biggest iOS release ever, Apple revealed that iOS 10 includes a huge update to Messages. This is set to deliver more expressive and animated features for those who use the app…

Apple confirms keynote for September 7th – could this be the iPhone launch?

Apple confirms keynote for September 7th – could this be the iPhone launch?
Apple will hold a keynote address at 10:00 PDT (18:00 BST) on September 7th, the company announced on Monday (August 29th). The event will be livestreamed from the company's website - and this is widely expected to be where the next iteration of the firm's perennially popular iPhone is launched. Journalists from all around the world will descend on Apple's San Francisco headquarters to be told about…

Samsung set to offer refurbished phones

Samsung set to offer refurbished phones
Samsung is planning the launch of a new programme that will allow users to buy refurbished second hand versions of its smartphones. The South Korea-based technology giant could unveil the scheme as early as next year, Reuters reports, as the company looks for ways to sustain its earnings momentum. Such a scheme would bring it in line with it major smartphone manufacturing rival Apple, which has started…

Are wireless earbuds and larger storage lined up for the new iPhone?

Are wireless earbuds and larger storage lined up for the new iPhone?
Now that Apple has announced a keynote event for September 7th, the days are trickling away before what is very likely to be the unveiling of the next generation of the iPhone. Rumours and speculation have been coming in thick and fast over the last few weeks and months as anticipation builds for one of the biggest events on the consumer electronics calendar. While the heavily rumoured…

Smartphones are making a difference to Australia’s deafblind community

Smartphones are making a difference to Australia’s deafblind community
People all over Australia are being asked to donate old smartphones to support the country's deafblind community. Able Australia - a national not-for-profit organisation that works with people with sight and hearing impairments - highlights figures that show 288,000 Australians live with such afflictions. Research shows that more than one million Australians could have no hearing and sight by 2050 - and this prompted Able Australia to…