Want something different to an iPhone but just as good?

Want something different to an iPhone but just as good?
If you were asked to picture a smartphone, the chances are your mind would probably conjure up an iPhone. The brand has become so synonymous with the devices that they tend to be seen as the Holy Grail of ownership.   However, there are actually some really good alternatives to Apple out there, if you're prepared to stop yourself from being swayed by all the…

Smartphones ‘will be able to take pregnancy tests’

Smartphones ‘will be able to take pregnancy tests’
The question, with regards to smartphones, is simply “what next?” It seems to be the case that every second that passes by, there is some interesting, newfangled development.In short, the smartphone has become a malleable object, something you can effectively reshape to do what you want it to do.Although the latest development sounds like the stuff of science fiction, it’s as real as it gets.Researchers…

Free mobile service coming to UK

Free mobile service coming to UK
Free mobile plans sound too good to be true, right? The stuff of dreams? Impossible?Not only is this very real, it has been around for the last three years, although, up until now, only available in the US. However, it is to launch soon in the UK.Users are able to access “basic levels of mobile service 100 per cent truly free”, thanks to the telecom…

Save money with a new Sony Xperia E dual-SIM mobile phone

Save money with a new Sony Xperia E dual-SIM mobile phone
Users may be able to save considerable sums on their mobile phone bill by purchasing a new dual-SIM Sony Xperia E.Those who opt for this model over the single-SIM version can take advantage of lower tariffs offered by different network providers without hassle.The device itself is unlikely to set buyers back much either - the manufacturer claims that the handset will be "competitively priced" and…

Mobile phone owners should take advantage of new unit pricing

Mobile phone owners should take advantage of new unit pricing
Regulations which mean that mobile phone plan providers must supply unit pricing under the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code came into force on October 27th, and handset users across Australia could save money by taking advantage.As of Saturday, text advertising for phone contracts must include prices for 1 MB of data, one SMS or text message, and a two-minute call.The new guidelines will allow customers…

Mobile phone owners: Save money on calls with Skype deal

Mobile phone owners: Save money on calls with Skype deal
Owners of high-end mobile phones in Australia should take advantage of an offer by Skype, which will allow them to make free phone calls.Those who own devices like the Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S3 or HTC One X can download the company's application if they have not already done so.The tool can be installed to compatible mobile phones for free from application centres like…

TomTom app now available for Google Android mobile phones

TomTom app now available for Google Android mobile phones
TomTom has released a navigation application for Android mobile phone users, which can now be downloaded from Google Play.Owners of devices like the Samsung Galaxy S3 4G, HTC One XL, Motorola Razr HD and Sony Xperia P will be able to purchase the tool for around $55.This represents a significant saving for the consumer compared to a dedicated GPS system.A driver is likely to always…

How to avoid bill shock with 4G mobile phones

How to avoid bill shock with 4G mobile phones
Mobile phone users should be cautious of data usage on new 4G networks, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) warns.Smartphones like the Apple iPhone 5, HTC One XL and Samsung Galaxy S3 support Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology. This allows owners to utilise the new high-speed 4G networks.Users of LTE mobile phones may not realise how much data they are consuming because 4G is…