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.


Is China installing surveillance apps on tourists’ smartphones?

A joint investigation has revealed that a ‘spy app’ is installed on the smartphones of travellers who cross the border between Xinjiang and Kyrgyzstan.


This is why you should always switch your phone to flight mode

An Aer Lingus passenger learns the hard way why you should always switch your phone to flight mode when you fly. Same goes for cruisers.


Travel company to ban smartphones on tours

A leading tour company has introduced a policy strongly discouraging the use of smartphones and devices when travelling.


How to get better sound quality on your travel videos

Sound quality can be every bit as important as beautiful images when you are recording. Here are our tips for getting it right.


The Government wants to access your smartphone

News proposed laws will compel tech entities such as Facebook, Google, Apple and Telstra to hand over sensitive data when requested or else face fines of up to $10 million.

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