Apple iPhone 5 may have fingerprint technology

Apple iPhone 5 may have fingerprint technology
Apple is attempting to acquire fingerprint technology firm AuthenTec, generating rumours that the iPhone 5 will utilise this type of security measure.AuthenTec is expected to accept Apple's US$365 million (AUS$353 million) offer in a vote on October 4th.The American firm specialises in mobile phone security. It currently provides products for other mobile phone manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG.Developments of 2D fingerprint technology have…

Nokia controversy over Lumia 920 video

Nokia controversy over Lumia 920 video
A video which seemed to show footage taken with the new Lumia 920 camera was actually a "simulation", and Nokia has issued an apology.The manufacturer claims that the Lumia 920 camera offers "professional-looking results" in photographs and video, but in an attempt to demonstrate the technology in a short film the Finnish company has misled customers.Footage shows a man filming his girlfriend with his Lumia…

Apple iPhone 5 to be revealed next week

Apple iPhone 5 to be revealed next week
An Apple event taking place next week in California is likely to unveil the next generation iPhone.The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco will host the event, as it did for the release of the iPad and iPad 2. It will commence at 10:00 local time on Wednesday September 12th, which is 03:00 on Thursday in Sydney.Official invitations say 'It's almost here',…

Motorola Droid Razr HD and Razr M out later this year

Motorola Droid Razr HD and Razr M out later this year
Motorola unveils its first smartphones since the company was by acquired Google in May.The new Razr M, Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD mobile phones were revealed at an event in New York City yesterday. There are no plans for the Razr Maxx HD to be released in Australia, but the other two handsets should be available with Telstra in the fourth quarter.The smartphones have…

Trade in mobile: Mobile phone is number 1 communications device

Trade in mobile: Mobile phone is number 1 communications device
Most Australians regard their mobile phone as their number one communications device, according to a study conducted by the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN).The ACCAN National Consumer Perceptions Survey found that only 29 per cent of Australians chose their fixed phone line as their number one communication tool. Over half of the respondents (58 per cent) picked their mobile device.ACCAN also reports that "younger…

Nokia Lumia Windows 8 smartphones pictures leaked

Nokia Lumia Windows 8 smartphones pictures leaked
Nokia is expected to reveal its new generation Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones in a joint event with Microsoft on Wednesday September 5th, but an apparent leak by Twitter user @evleaks reveals what the handsets will look like.The smartphones are highly anticipated as they utilise Microsoft Windows 8 software. Both Microsoft and Nokia are hoping to penetrate the market which is currently dominated by Apple…

Recycle mobile now: mobile phones dirtier than toilets

Recycle mobile now: mobile phones dirtier than toilets
Mobile phones have more bacteria on them than the average toilet seat, a study has found.Researchers at the University of Arizona believe that mobile phones become so dirty because they are frequently touched by hands and mouths.Tests found ten-times more pathogens on the average mobile phone compared to the normal toilet seat. People are usually aware that bathrooms are a breeding ground for germs and…

Mobile phone recycling: Schools divided on whether to allow mobile phones

Mobile phone recycling: Schools divided on whether to allow mobile phones
Schools continue to be divided over whether to allow students to have mobile phones on campus, while many youngsters use them in place of books and computers in classrooms. Students are using mobile phones at school to text, surf the internet, post on social media websites and record images. Across the pond in the UK, education officials called for the banning of the devices in…