Australian smartphone sales grow in 2017

Australian smartphone sales grow in 2017
Around the world, smartphones had a disappointing end to 2017. In the last quarter of the year, phone sales fell for the first time in history. However, this doesn't appear to have been the case in Australia, with sales growing throughout 2017 as Android users upgraded their devices for the newest models.This is according to technology analyst firm Telsyte, which estimates that around 4.8 million…

Telstra breaks record for smartphone speed

Telstra breaks record for smartphone speed
Mobile phones are getting more and more impressive, but all that tech can be rendered fairly pointless if your telco can't provide you with fast enough data speeds. Nobody wants to be stuck waiting for Twitter to load because the mobile internet is performing slowly. Luckily, Aussie consumers can turn to Telstra, which just broke a new record for download speeds.The telco tested part of…

HTC brings U11 life down under

HTC brings U11 life down under
HTC has created some great smartphones, which have been very popular down under, so fans will be glad to find out that the company is bringing a new offering to our shores on March 14th. The HTC U11 life is headed our way, and it comes with a range of features that many Aussies will love.One of the first elements that HTC is keen to…

iOS once again most popular in Australia

iOS once again most popular in Australia
The world of the smartphone is largely a two-horse race in Australia, at least when it comes to operating systems. The vast majority of handsets either run on Apple's iOS or Google's Android, with a few using Microsoft's Windows Phone. However, the battle for the top spot is heating up, with Apple usurping Android's place as the number one OS.According to the International Data Corporation…

Boost offers 20GB of data for just $50

Boost offers 20GB of data for just $50
While most of us still use our phones to text and call people - even if it's only occasionally - we all know the main reason we have them. They're mostly used as little computers we can carry around with us, for a variety of reasons from gaming to work. For the majority of us, that means we need mobile internet.It can be annoying, having…

Sony to bring out new flagship phone

Sony to bring out new flagship phone
Sony seems to have struggled to attract press attention for its smartphone releases, despite creating some good models. However, it has grabbed many people's attention with its new announcement, promising a new flagship phone designed around entertainment, with some incredible features.The Sony Xperia XZ2 was announced at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress - probably the biggest trade show in the smartphone industry - with the Japanese…

Australians are paying more for their smartphones and keeping them for longer

Australians are paying more for their smartphones and keeping them for longer
Australians bought more smartphones, paid more for them and kept them for longer in 2017, new research from Telstye has revealed.The tech analyst firm’s study showed that 9.2 million units were sold in Australia last year, marking an 11 per cent year-on-year rise.An estimated 4.8 million smartphones were sold in the second half of 2017, which is six per cent higher than the last six…

UK churches will be used to boost WiFi and mobile coverage

UK churches will be used to boost WiFi and mobile coverage
They used to be the buzzing hub of social communities, but churches in England are set to play a very different role in the 21st century after plans were revealed to use their spires to improve WiFi and mobile phone signals.Around two-thirds of Anglican churches and English parishes are in rural areas, which are renowned for their patchy mobile coverage, so their locations at the…