Aussies prioritising smartphones over sunscreen for a day at the beach

Aussies prioritising smartphones over sunscreen for a day at the beach
We all know how important mobile phones are. Our handsets contain our entire lives, from social media to online banking to the media we watch when we want a bit of a laugh. However, that doesn't mean we have to take them absolutely everywhere, especially when you're considering a trip to the beach.A new survey from price comparison site Finder.com.au has found that 14 per…

OPPO releases hi-spec, mid-range phone

OPPO releases hi-spec, mid-range phone
While we love our smartphones down under, it's tough for those of us who want the most exciting, high-end models but can't afford the ludicrous price tag. With the cost of the iPhone X reaching an astonishing $1,829, it's no surprise that many Aussies are switching to more affordable handsets.This is where OPPO comes in. The firm has just released the OPPO A73, which retails…

Sony announces three new phones, but only one for down under

Sony announces three new phones, but only one for down under
CES 2018 is underway, and new electronic devices - including smartphones - are being released and unveiled. One of the most exciting reveals has been from Sony, which announced three new mobile devices: the Xperia XA2, Xperia XA2 Ultra and Xperia L2. However, only the XA2 is set to make its way to Australia.Fortunately, the XA2 is still a good mid-range smartphone for Aussie users.…

OPPO wins award for most satisfied customers

OPPO wins award for most satisfied customers
When it comes to smartphone brands, you've probably heard of the big ones - Apple, Samsung, HTC and the like - but there are so many that some are bound to pass you by. However, some of the lesser-known companies could be producing some of the best products out there, as the latest Canstar Blue Award suggests.Chinese brand OPPO has been awarded the 2018 Canstar…

New app can help you control your data

New app can help you control your data
We've already written about how Australians are spending an extra $300 million a year on their mobile data, due to going over their monthly allowances. Thankfully, this isn't per person, but it still represents a significant cost. However, a new app from Google could help to end this.Datally is a free program that allows you to track the data you're using in real-time. Of course,…

Moose Mobile launches new budget plan

Moose Mobile launches new budget plan
Mobile phones are a major expense for most Australians. Whether you're buying the latest $1,000 (or more) handset or signing up to a $50 per month plan, it seems they're constantly draining our bank accounts. However, if that is putting you off getting on board the smartphone craze, then fear not; there is another option. Quite a few companies are bringing out budget handsets, so…

Aussie mobile broadband to be boosted thanks to spectrum auction

Aussie mobile broadband to be boosted thanks to spectrum auction
While Australia is a great country, there's no denying that in many places it can feel quite rural. There's a lot of empty space, and the people who live there often lose out in terms of things like mobile broadband. However, a new government initiative looks set to change that in the near future. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced it will…