• Google brings Assistant to iPhone; boosts Home, Android features

    During a two hour keynote presentation at its I/O developer conference, Google showed off its prowess in the technology world's hottest field: artificial intelligence. From its voice-based digital Assistant to photo sharing and automatic image recognition, AI is everywhere it can possibly be in ...

    POSTED 18 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Google wants Android (and its Assistant) to power your car, too

    Android already powers most smartphones on earth. Now Google is placing its mobile operating system right inside cars, a bid to cement its core service in the auto industry as more technology sweeps in. On Monday, ahead of its I/O mobile developers conference, Google is showing off its next step...

    POSTED 15 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Sneak peek: are these Google's new Android smartwatches?

    Google and LG are reportedly set to release two new smartwatches in a partnership which could play same card as Google's Pixel (and before that, Nexus) smartphone brand. These first photos of the devices reveal a simple rounded face with a 'digital crown' on the right side of the bezel, with OLE...

    POSTED 17 Jan, 2017 0 Comments

  • First look: Sony's flagship Xperia XZ smartphone

    Sony's new Xperia XZ – on sale this month at $999 – sees the previous X and Z models merged into a new flagship for the Xperia line of Android-powered smartphones. As such, the spec sheet reads like a track listing from the Sony's Greatest Xperia Hits double CD – albeit with a ...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2016 1 Comment

  • Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat: what's new in your pocket

    Android smartphone and tablet users can begin upgrading to Google’s latest Android 7.0 Nougat software this week, unleashing many new features to make multitasking, global roaming and conserving your battery life much easier. Top of the list: native Android OS support for running two apps ...

    POSTED 26 Aug, 2016 6 Comments

  • First look: Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 big-screen stylus smartphone

    Samsung Galaxy Note7: on sale in Australia on August 19 for $1,349 Pre-sales order August 5 with bonus 256GB MicroSD card (valued at $299) Samsung's new Galaxy Note7 brings the stylus-equipped smartphone in line with its slightly smaller Galaxy S7 Edge sibling in what many consider a pre-em...

    POSTED 3 Aug, 2016 4 Comments

  • Android Pay launches in Australia with AMEX, ANZ, Macquarie on board

    Android smartphone users can now use ‘Android Pay’ to make contactless payments in-store using their mobile device, funded using a credit card from American Express Australia, ANZ, Macquarie, MyState and Teachers Mutual Bank. It’s a similar concept to Apple Pay for iPhone: you ...

    POSTED 14 Jul, 2016 5 Comments

  • Hands on: Huawei Mate 8

    Huawei’s Mate 8 'phablet' is the Chinese carrier’s flagship smartphone, and it packs in some handy features for business travellers. Featuring an aluminium unibody design, the Mate 8 is a premium phone that feels rock solid in the hand. The sharp design is complemented by extremely t...

    POSTED 14 Jun, 2016 3 Comments

  • Review: 7 reasons travellers will love Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge

    First impressions count for plenty, and our first impression of Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 Edge is that this will be the Android smartphone to beat in 2016. The Korean colossus could perhaps have settled for incremental upgrades to the S6, which already chalked a starting line well down the f...

    POSTED 9 Mar, 2016 12 Comments

  • Samsung Pay en route to Australia, American Express on-board

    Smartphone manufacturer Samsung will soon launch ‘Samsung Pay’ in Australia – a contactless payment option for Android phone users to rival the similar Apple Pay system used on the iPhone – with American Express Australia signed up as a launch partner. That allows cardhol...

    POSTED 22 Feb, 2016 1 Comment

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