• Samsung teases Galaxy X in preview of folding phone with bendy screen

    Samsung intends to launch a smartphone with a foldable screen – a device some expect to to be called the Galaxy X or Galaxy F – in 2019, built around new technology revealed overnight at an event in San Francisco. The 'Infinity Flex Display' will allow a smartphone to have two screen...

    POSTED 8 Nov, 2018 2 Comments

  • Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Apple iPhone Xs Max, Samsung Galaxy Note 9

    Huawei Technologies overtook Apple in August to become the second-biggest seller of smartphones globally, with just Samsung Electronics left to beat. And earlier this week it revealed the Mate 20 Pro – a flagship device to rival the iPhone Xs Max and Galaxy Note 9. All three devices share...

    POSTED 19 Oct, 2018 2 Comments

  • Review: Google Pixel 3 adds an AI assist to photos

    Combining an exquisite OLED screen with impressive camera tricks, Google's new flagship Pixel 3 smartphone aims to ensure that every happy snap is a masterpiece – even if the rest of the phone fails to make a solid case for upgraders. At first glance the Pixel 3 – which will $1,199 w...

    POSTED 16 Oct, 2018 2 Comments

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will be dual-SIM, Galaxy Watch gets roaming eSIM

    Samsung's new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone will be sold in Australia as a dual-SIM card model while the Galaxy Watch's embedded eSIM will allow international roaming under new plans from Optus, Telstra and Vodafone. The twin travel-friendly moves show the South Korean tech colossus plans to not only...

    POSTED 14 Aug, 2018 5 Comments

  • How to buy a 3 SIM card for roaming in London, UK and Europe

    Mobile telco Three (also known as 3) offers great value for prepaid roaming SIM plans which can be used throughout the UK as well as in Europe, with free data roaming on your smartphone or tablet. I regularly travel to London, the UK and Europe and Three's pay-as-you-go SIM is a must-have item o...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2018 19 Comments

  • Apple: no new hardware, but here’s a walkie-talkie app...

    Apple decided not to pull back the curtains on any new hardware at this week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, focussing instead on a range of software upgrades for its iPhone and Mac operating systems. More significantly, the two platforms will merge next year, allowing apps built for it...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Samsung plans camera revamp for Galaxy Note 9

    Samsung plans to highlight an upgraded camera when it unveils its next Galaxy Note smartphone on August 9, according to people familiar with the matter. The new model, likely to be called the Note 9, will look similar to last year’s model, but will also include an upgraded processor from Q...

    POSTED 5 Jun, 2018 0 Comments

  • Apple's next iPhone breakthrough: a 'touchless' curved screen

    Apple is working on touchless gesture control and curved screens for future iPhones, projects that may help the company differentiate its most-important product in an increasingly crowded market, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The control feature would let iPhone users perform...

    POSTED 5 Apr, 2018 0 Comments

  • At long last, Apple is planning a dual-SIM iPhone

    Apple could release its first-ever dual SIM iPhone this year, in a move which would be a boon for business travellers. A report from Bloomberg places a twin-SIM iPhone X or iPhone 9 on the company's launch list for 2018, which is said to include an upsized iPhone X – codenamed D33 – ...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 14 Comments

  • Apple's three new iPhones for 2018 to include supersized iPhone X

    Apple is preparing to release a trio of new smartphones later this year: the largest iPhone ever, an upgraded handset the same size as the current iPhone X and a less expensive model with some of the flagship phone’s key features. With the new lineup, Apple wants to appeal to the growing n...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 0 Comments

  • Sony Xperia XZ2 pins hopes on 4K video to revive smartphone sales

    Sony is turning its focus to 4K high-definition video recording in its new Xperia XZ2 smartphone to differentiate itself from rivals that have caught up in camera technology. Unwrapped at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress on Monday, the XZ2 features Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front and ...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Smartphone smackdown: Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone X

    Samsung’s new flagship Galaxy S9 follows in the wake of Apple's iPhone X, but which is better? When Microsoft revealed a replacement to Windows 8, it skipped the number 9 and went straight to Windows 10. Apple’s iPhone 8 was followed by the iPhone X (pronounced “ten”). Bu...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Nokia reveals 8 Sirroco, reboots classic 8110 slider

    Seeking to capitalise on their comeback over the past year, the makers of Nokia phones are expanding to include its first premium Android smartphone – the Nokia 8 Sirroco – and a remake of one of its biggest hits of the 1990s, the 8110 "slider" phone. Set up by ex-Nokia executives wh...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Samsung launches Galaxy S9 with focus on social media

    Samsung Electronics unveiled its flagship Galaxy S9 smartphone on Sunday with an emphasis on visual applications for social media, hoping to attract tech savvy young consumers to weather a market slowdown. With the global smartphone market set to stay flat or even shrink after meagre growth of o...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2018 1 Comment

  • Google powers up Pixel smartphone with billion-dollar HTC buy-out

    Google agreed to buy part of HTC’s engineering and design teams for US$1.1 billion, taking on a cadre of veterans that worked on the Pixel phone and could bolster its nascent hardware business. Alphabet Inc.’s Google is taking on some 2,000 employees with experience working on its si...

    POSTED 22 Sep, 2017 0 Comments

  • Apple's new flagship Phone will be iPhone X, also iPhone 8 and 8+

    Apple’s most important new phone for years will be called the iPhone X, according to a leak of the company’s latest mobile operating system on Saturday. Strings of software code inside of the leaked operating system, first detailed by Apple news website 9to5Mac, show the expected thr...

    POSTED 10 Sep, 2017 2 Comments

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 lands in Australia on Sept 22

    The stakes are high for Samsung's rollout of the Note 8, after the previous model’s exploding battery fiasco last year. “None of us will ever forget what happened last year,” Samsung Mobile chief executive DJ Koh told a New York audience today at the phone’s unveiling. L...

    POSTED 24 Aug, 2017 0 Comments

  • First look: Nokia 8 flagship smartphone

    Finnish company HMD Global has unveiled its latest Nokia-branded smartphone in a first bid to win over Samsung and Apple customers. The Android-powered Nokia 8 will be available in September and will retail for a global average price of €599 (US$703), HMD said Wednesday. The company, whi...

    POSTED 17 Aug, 2017 1 Comment

  • Samsung debuts rugged Galaxy S8 Active with larger battery

    Samsung is introducing a new model for its Galaxy S8 smartphone line featuring a metal frame, larger battery and shatter-resistant screen. The Galaxy S8 Active, which the South Korean company says has passed military specification testing, is geared toward users in environments such as extreme o...

    POSTED 9 Aug, 2017 1 Comment

  • Samsung to launch Galaxy Note 8 next month

    Samsung will reveal its all-new Galaxy Note 8 on August 23, with the flagship smartphone expected to go on sale in selected markets – including Australia – in September. It's also the device which Samsung hopes will wash away the woes of the Note7 – which began with spontaneous...

    POSTED 26 Jul, 2017 4 Comments

  • BlackBerry KEYone Android smartphone goes on sale July at $899

    Calling all BlackBerry enthusiasts – your next phone is about to land in Australia. The BlackBerry KEYone will be available from July at JB HiFi stores for $899 on outright purchase. However there's no word as yet on which mobile networks will add the Android-powered KEYone to their line-...

    POSTED 1 Jun, 2017 6 Comments

  • Experience all the new Qantas App features

    Qantas flyers will be familiar with the airline’s smartphone app, but now the airline with the Flying Kangaroo has released an updated version, promising more features  to improve every step of your journey, rather than just your flight. This article is sponsored by Qantas Airways St...

    POSTED 30 May, 2017 0 Comments

  • Apple readies iPhone 8 overhaul for smartphone's 10th anniversary

    Ten years after Steve Jobs held up the original iPhone to a gushing San Francisco crowd, Apple is planning its most extensive iPhone lineup to date. Apple is preparing three iPhones for launch as soon as this fall, including upgraded versions of the current two iPhone models and a new top-of-the...

    POSTED 19 Apr, 2017 5 Comments

  • First Look: Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

    Samsung Galaxy S8 with 5.8" screen: $1,199 Samsung Galaxy S8+ with 6.2" screen: $1,349 1Gbps download speeds on Telstra 4GX network Australian release date April 28 Samsung’s new Galaxy S8 and S8+ will land in Australia on April 28, and the company's best-ever smartphones will come ...

    POSTED 30 Mar, 2017 10 Comments

  • Triple treat: Sony unveils Xperia XA1, XA1 Ultra and XZ Premium

    Sony's 2017 Xperia line-up is an Android triple treat spanning the mid-range XA1 to a large-screen XA1 Ultra version and the top-shelf XZ Premium. Unveilled overnight at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress expo, we're yet to hear when these will land in Australia and what sort of sticker they'll c...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2017 0 Comments

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