Samsung Australia accepting Galaxy Note 8 pre-registrations

Samsung Australia accepting Galaxy Note 8 pre-registrations
The launch of Samsung's latest addition to the Galaxy range is just around the corner.Samsung Australia has begun accepting pre-registrations for the Galaxy Note 8 and issued a teaser image to get people excited about the gadget's forthcoming unveiling.Of course, this means we still don't know a great deal about how the device will look.However, the teaser image does suggest that the Galaxy Note 8…

Smartphones have transformed what we want from brand experiences

Smartphones have transformed what we want from brand experiences
Smartphones have fundamentally altered how we engage with the wider world over the last few years.They've changed how we communicate with our friends, how we spend our free time and encouraged us to share every detail of our lives with everyone we know.But they've also had a huge impact on how we deal with brands and feel about the organisations we transact with.According to a…

Could the Apple iPhone 8 be delayed?

Could the Apple iPhone 8 be delayed?
The rumour mill has been suggesting for some time that the Apple iPhone 8 is set to be unveiled in early September.But we're still not very clear on exactly when it will hit the shelves, and rumours suggest it could be several months after the big launch before it goes on sale.Some industry observers have suggested that manufacturing issues could lead to a potential delay,…

Australians increasingly using smartphones to shop online

Australians increasingly using smartphones to shop online
Consumers in Australia are becoming more and more willing to purchase goods online via their smartphone.According to a new report from Australia Post - entitled Inside Australian Online Shopping Report - an overview of eCommerce in Australia - online shopping sales went up by 11.5 per cent last year.However, one notable finding was that the number of purchases made from a mobile device was 52…

Tech firms dominate brand health list

Tech firms dominate brand health list
Technology companies are among the most highly rated brands in the world, a new study has revealed.In YouGov's first ever brand health index, Google, YouTube and Facebook bagged the top three positions.They were closely followed by consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung, the company behind the Galaxy smartphone range and other hugely popular devices.Messaging app WhatsApp made it to fifth, while the Apple iPhone secured sixth place…

Could smartphone manufacturers start limiting usage times for kids?

Could smartphone manufacturers start limiting usage times for kids?
Many mums and dads will worry about the sheer amount of time youngsters spend on their smartphones.As adults know only too well, the devices can be utterly addictive, as they offer internet access and an endless selection of apps and games.But parents might want to place limits on how long their kids spend on their phones for many reasons.Perhaps they're not spending enough time doing…

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…

When should you let your kids have their first smartphone?

When should you let your kids have their first smartphone?
How young is too young when it comes to owning a smartphone? While even the youngest kids are confident using the latest gadgets, allowing them to have their own handset is a different thing entirely.Perhaps that's why parents can't agree on what the right age to give a child their first smartphone actually is.According to a new survey by Finder.com.au, 44 per cent of people…