Organ donor registration comes to iPhone

Organ donor registration comes to iPhone
For the first time ever, iPhone users will be able to sign up to become an organ, eye and tissue donor from the Health app on their smartphone. This is thanks to a collaboration between Apple and Donate Life America - and the development comes with the release of iOS 10. A simple sign up process is all that is required for iPhone users to learn more…

Xperia X launches in Australia

Xperia X launches in Australia
Sony has launched the Xperia X series and confirmed the pricing of the new range of smartphones in Australia. Leading the way is the Xperia X, which is already available for AUD$799 Sim-free from Sony stores, in addition to a range of contract options. The Xperia XA, a lower-tier option, will go on sale from Sony on July 7th for AUD$499. Finally, the top-of-the-range Xperia X Performance…

Can checking your smartphone in bed make you blind?

Can checking your smartphone in bed make you blind?
We've all woken up groggy in the morning and looked at our smartphone to check updates from our friends, family and loved ones on social media - and to try and wake ourselves up first thing. However, this act could carry a greater risk than might be expected, as two doctors have found two women went temporarily blind after doing just this. They are alerting others to…

Eight million phones damaged in past five years

Eight million phones damaged in past five years
A new study from the UK has revealed that a staggering £3.1 billion (AUD5.5 billion) has been spent either fixing or replacing broken gadgets over the course of the past five years. This gives a flavour of the kind of expense involved in failing to insure a phone, with mobile phones being highlighted as the most likely personal item to meet its end through accidental causes. Some…

New Android smartphone set to challenge dominance of Apple and Samsung

New Android smartphone set to challenge dominance of Apple and Samsung
OnePlus - a China-based smartphone manufacturer - has announced the launch of its latest flagship product, the OnePlus 3. Touted as one of the most eagerly anticipated Android smartphones of the year, it is a premium device that could mount a challenge to the dominance of offerings from industry heavyweights Apple and Samsung. OnePlus says it intends to build a better smartphone experience - and one of…

Self-retweeting among the latest Twitter updates

Self-retweeting among the latest Twitter updates
Twitter has introduced a new feature that makes it possible for users to retweet their old tweets afresh. This was originally announced last month and the feature is now live - although it is only possible for people to retweet themselves once. If you feel a reflection or a witty remark went unnoticed, it can be given a second chance - although it might be time to…

Vulnerability exposed in Facebook Messenger app

Vulnerability exposed in Facebook Messenger app
A security flaw has been uncovered in Facebook's Messenger app for smartphones, which allows malicious users to alter the content of a message after it has been sent. The vulnerability was discovered by online security company Check Point Software Technologies - and it is thought to affect the online desktop version of the browser software, as well as the smartphone version. Check Point reported the issue to…

New service helps smartphone users avoid excessive roaming fees

New service helps smartphone users avoid excessive roaming fees
Bill shock is something everyone is keen on avoiding if they go abroad for a holiday - but many people still fall into this trap. This is the unpleasant feeling you get when you come back from a holiday in another country to find you are expected to pay a huge mobile bill for additional data used outside the terms of your contract.Notoriously, this has come…