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 committing these battery-charging mistakes?

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


Concerns remain over technical shortfalls of 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 number fraud

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


Technology breakthrough set to transform smartphones

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


Mobile phone and broadband prices continue to drop

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

Smartphone behaviour linked to increased road death rates

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


Blocking numbers on smartphones

We have all been bombarded with calls by companies, telemarketers or even debt collectors. Instead of panicking when receiving these calls, you can now simply block the number.

Mental Health

How to deal with smartphone stress

There’s an increasing body of research that shows smartphones can interfere with our sleep, productivity, mental health and impulse control.


Worst apps for draining your phone battery

One of the most common complaints from smartphone users is how fast they run out of juice. These apps are the worst culprits for draining the life from your battery.


Drones and smartphones can save older Australians from falls

Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a lifeline to the world’s growing elderly population who are at risk of falls.

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