What works, what won’t, if you get your phone wet

Phone wet and won't turn on? Here's how to deal with water damage - and soaking it in rice won't work.


How to keep your phone sanitised

Your phone touches everything, and then makes direct contact with your face, so you want to keep it as clean as you can.


Voice recognition tech explained

Voice recognition technology is taking over, but is there anything to fear?

Technology News

Why you may have to buy a new device whether you want to or not

Every year vendors such as Apple and Google add to their list of vintage devices that no longer get operating system or security updates.


What should you do with your old devices? Recycle or repurpose?

Steve wants to know the best way to dispose of his old devices in an environmentally friendly manner.


Your technology questions answered

This helpful page has information on Microsoft Word, updating your pc, anti-virus software, the purchase of Skype and help with getting started online. Do you…


Are you killing your smartphone?

There’s a fine line between being battery-savvy and silly. Are you killing your smartphone by committing these seven battery-charging mistakes?


Concerns over COVIDSafe app

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has issues with how public education about the COVIDSafe app could hamper its functionality.

Mobile Phones

New measures to fight mobile fraud

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is stepping up its fight against mobile number fraud.


‘Nano-thin’ touchscreens coming

Flexible, transparent touchscreens could soon move from sci-fi to reality after a multi-institutional team showed that the material can be produced.


Aussies spending less time talking

Average real prices for mobile phone services dropped by 6.6 per cent during the past year, while fixed broadband prices fell by 1.5 per cent.

Health news

Smartphones linked to deaths

A new study finds that texting while walking compromises pedestrian safety. But you probably already knew that, didn’t you?

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