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, highest among 12…

Can you live without your smartphone on holiday?

Can you live without your smartphone on holiday?
Is fear of missing out getting in the way of your holiday, so you end up checking your phone or laptop more than actually enjoying your destination?If so, you're far from alone, as a new survey has revealed just how hooked on our devices we are during a trip away.According to research by McAfee, 52 per cent of people spend at least one hour a…

Why the iPhone is the smartphone for students

Why the iPhone is the smartphone for students
Tech-savvy young people are spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a new smartphone.After all, much of the marketing is aimed squarely at so-called millennials, and the big brands will all rave about how their handset can help you work and play.But it's interesting to get first-hand testimony about which device really fits the bill and meets the lifestyle needs of young people.Chanel Zagon,…

Samsung to get nostalgic with flip phones

Samsung to get nostalgic with flip phones
Mobile phones have been around for long enough now that we're starting to get nostalgic about our old handsets.These days, many of us remember our first phones in the same way we recall our first car or our childhood toys. For people of a certain age, your first smartphone could be a defining item in your life and one that carries lots of powerful and deep…

Stolen Phone checker unveiled

Stolen Phone checker unveiled
How much do you really know about a mobile phone when you are buying it secondhand? After all, if you stop to think about how many handsets are stolen every year, there's actually a fair chance that you could be purchasing stolen goods.That's why Washington-based company CTIA has developed a new online tool called the Stolen Phone Checker, allowing users to check whether a used…

Production of Apple’s A11 processor begins

Production of Apple’s A11 processor begins
Production of one of the key components of Apple's upcoming iPhone 8 has begun, a new report has stated.According to Digitimes, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) now has the A11 processor on its production lines.Issues involving stacking components had led to the work being put back from April, contributing to speculation that the launch of the iPhone 8 could in turn be delayed.However, it…

New colours announced for iPhone 7

New colours announced for iPhone 7
The new iPhone 7 might have been on the market for several months now but new colours have become available for those looking to purchase the product in the coming months. As well as the new colours, there have also been some significant changes to the updated models. The iPhone SE has now had its storage doubled – the largest can now hold 26GB, which is…

BlackBerry set to release new model

BlackBerry set to release new model
It might seem like Apple and Samsung currently dominate the phone market but BlackBerry is making a comeback with its new release – and it's a far cry from the type of phone we have come to expect from the Canadian giant. The new BlackBerry model, the BlackBerry Keyone, looks set to hit the market after it gained approval from the Federal Communications Commission – meaning…