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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…