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Spytech installed on tourist phones

Is China installing surveillance apps on tourists’ smartphones?

Spytech installed on tourist phones

Investigation finds that Chinese authorities are installing spy apps on tourists’ phones.

Why you should use flight mode

Why you should use flight mode

Why you should use flight mode

A passenger learnt the hard way why you should always switch your phone to flight ...

Should phones be banned on tours?

Should phones be banned on tours?

Should phones be banned on tours?

Leading tour company wants you to stop using your smartphone on holiday.

Voice recognition tech explained

Voice recognition tech explained

Voice recognition tech explained

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

Get good audio on your travel video

Get good audio on your travel video

Get good audio on your travel video

Sound quality can be every bit as important as beautiful images when you are recording.

Govt wants to access your phone

The Government wants to access your smartphone

Govt wants to access your phone

Draft legislation will give the Government power to access your smartphone data.

Cold weather and your battery life

Cold weather and your battery life

Cold weather and your battery life

Winter is here and if your battery isn’t behaving as normal there may be a ...

Tech giants’ push to cut phone use

Apple and Google want you to use your smartphone less

Tech giants’ push to cut phone use

Helping you to use your phone less is good for business.

Apple’s plan to tackle hearing loss

Apple’s plan to tackle hearing loss

Apple’s plan to tackle hearing loss

The company that revolutionised mobile phones is set to do the same for hearing aids.

Apple to stop Facebook tracking

Apple to stop Facebook tracking

Apple to stop Facebook tracking

Facebook’s ability to automatically track web users comes under attack.

Apps that drain your battery

Apps that drain your battery

Apps that drain your battery

Is your phone battery dying faster each day? Maybe these apps are responsible …

What Google does with your data

What Google does with your data

What Google does with your data

The ACCC is investigating why Google charges it users to be spied upon.

Blocking numbers on smartphones

Blocking numbers on smartphones

Blocking numbers on smartphones

Instead of panicking when receiving calls from unknown numbers, simply block them.

Do devices slow down with age?

Do devices slow down with age?

Do devices slow down with age?

There may be a simple reason behind your device slowdown and even a quick fix. ...

Why you must turn off your device

Why you must turn off your device

Why you must turn off your device

All devices have a limited lifespan but here’s how to maximise yours.

An instant camera in your pocket

An instant camera in your pocket

An instant camera in your pocket

How would you like to have an instant camera in your pocket?

Unlimited safe wifi in your pocket

Unlimited safe wifi in your pocket

Unlimited safe wifi in your pocket

Your very own fast, secure wifi hotspot in the palm of your hand.

Phone cuts Apple to the core

Huawei Mate Pro 10 surpasses Apple’s iPhone as world’s best seller

Phone cuts Apple to the core

The Huawei Mate Pro 10 just surpassed iPhone as the world’s best-selling smartphone.

How your iPhone could save your life

How your iPhone could save your life

How your iPhone could save your life

With a few taps, your iPhone could get you out of danger or save your ...

Internet complaints skyrocket

Internet, mobile phone complaints go through the roof

Internet complaints skyrocket

Telecommunications complaints increased by 41.1 per cent in the last financial year.

Are you at risk of infection?

Are you at risk of infection?

Are you at risk of infection?

Airborne viruses can silently attack your digital devices.

Telstra ends third-party bill shock

Telstra ends third-party bill shock

Telstra ends third-party bill shock

Telstra has announced that it will no longer offer third-party mobile subscriptions.

What is the cloud?

cloud computing

What is the cloud?

How does cloud storage work? And is it a secure way to store photos and ...

How to use video calls on your phone

video call

How to use video calls on your phone

Handy apps to help keep you in touch with loved ones.

Three smartphones under $200

Three smartphones under $200

Three smartphones under $200

Being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t afford an up-to-date smartphone.

Understanding your smartphone

A woman holding s smartphone

Understanding your smartphone

This guide will walk you through the components and features of your device, from A ...

Is banking on my phone safe?

Person uses their phone and an atm is phone banking a safe option

Is banking on my phone safe?

Being able to bank on the move seems great, but how safe is it?

Can the CIA hack your smartphone?

Can the CIA hack your smartphone?

Can the CIA hack your smartphone?

Leaked documents reveal that the CIA is able to hack any Apple iPhone or Android ...

Are you killing your smartphone?

Are you killing your smartphone?

Are you killing your smartphone?

You may be killing your phone by committing these battery-charging mistakes.

The Apple iPhone X is coming

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The Apple iPhone X is coming

Experts suggest the iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and the iPhone X will be released in ...

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Cybersecurity fail – mobile risks

Australian smartphone and tablet users need to more vigilant.

Should I turn off my tech?

a finger turning off power

Should I turn off my tech?

Beryl wants to know if turning off her phone at night will help it run ...

Smartphone virus hits millions

Over 1 million Google accounts compromised by smartphone virus

Smartphone virus hits millions

After biggest breach on record, Google account holders warned to be on guard.

5G network expected by 2020

5G network expected to launch in Australia by 2020

5G network expected by 2020

Telcos expected to launch a 5G network throughout Australia by 2020.

Hidden iPhone Flashlight feature

iPhone flashlight icon in menu bar

Hidden iPhone Flashlight feature

Your iPhone has a built-in flashlight. And now you can adjust the brightness.

Receive voicemails as SMS messages

Close up person recieving voicemail messages as texts

Receive voicemails as SMS messages

How to receive your voicemails as text messages straight to your phone.

Is the internet taking over your life?

Australians are becoming increasingly addicted to the internet

Is the internet taking over your life?

Australians are spending 22 days per year more online than two years ago.

Text and take notes hands-free

Hands of senior women using smartphone

Text and take notes hands-free

Give your thumbs a rest with these tricky tech tips.

Is iOS 10 worth the update?

Drew takes you through the features of Apple’s new iOS 10

Is iOS 10 worth the update?

New iPhone and iPad features are now available through Apple’s iOS 10.

How to listen to podcasts

How to listen to podcasts

How to listen to podcasts

You may have heard of podcasts, but do you know how to find them?

Phone plans: prepaid vs postpaid

Close up of cross legged woman with iphone and dog

Phone plans: prepaid vs postpaid

When trying to save money on your phone plan, which option is best for you?

Ways to make your data last longer

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Ways to make your data last longer

Easy ways to cut down on data usage on your iPhone or Android.

How to use iPhone panorama mode

hand holding a phone with iphone panorama

How to use iPhone panorama mode

Here’s how to make use of the iPhone’s panorama function.

Top five gadgets of 2016

Top five gadgets of 2016

Top five gadgets of 2016

Here are five of the best gadgets for 2016. Do any entice you?

How to better organise your apps

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How to better organise your apps

Is it time to organise your smartphone apps? Well we know just how to do ...

How to use ‘Find My iPhone’

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How to use ‘Find My iPhone’

Discover how to use Apple’s handy ‘Find My iPhone’ feature to track your missing device.

Emoji your messages

Happy and sad yellow emoji against a blue background

Emoji your messages

Here are 10 fun emojis that will perfectly illustrate your messages.

How to sell your old smartphone

A smartphone with money coming out of it as it is sold

How to sell your old smartphone

You could make some extra money by selling your old smartphone or tablet.

Travel SOS – No more bill shock

Travel SOS – No more bill shock

Travel SOS – No more bill shock

How can you avoid coming back from overseas to a massive phone bill?

Store your photos online for free

Store your photos online for free

Store your photos online for free

Here are three of the best free cloud storage services to consider.

Unlimited free photo storage

Unlimited free photo storage

Unlimited free photo storage

Backup and protect your cherished photos forever with Google’s new photo app.

Which phone plan is for you?

Which phone plan is for you?

Which phone plan is for you?

Learn about the differences between pre-paid, post-paid and month-by-month plans.

Vodafone finishes VoLTE trials

Vodafone finishes VoLTE trials

Vodafone finishes VoLTE trials

Phone call speed and quality is being revolutionised.

Multinationals continue to avoid tax

Multinationals continue to avoid tax

Multinationals continue to avoid tax

Multinationals continue to shift profits offshore to avoid paying tax.

$35 simple smartphone

$35 simple smartphone

$35 simple smartphone

Nokia has just unveiled its newest mobile phone.

Aussie shocked by $571,000 mobile bill

Aussie shocked by $571,000 mobile bill

Aussie shocked by $571,000 mobile bill

An Aussie traveller has returned from holiday to a $571,000 mobile phone bill.

Queen hates selfies

Queen hates selfies

Queen hates selfies

The Queen is said to find it “strange” that she sees nothing but the back ...

Free easy-to-use smartphone keyboards

Free easy-to-use smartphone keyboards

Free easy-to-use smartphone keyboards

These new smartphone keyboards can get you typing faster than ever before.

Tablets cause injuries

Tablets cause injuries

Tablets cause injuries

Avoid musculoskeletal complaints commonly associated with the use of tablets and smartphones.

Keep your smart device charged

Keep your smart device charged

Keep your smart device charged

Drew explains how a battery case can keep your device charged.

New iPhone expected for September

New iPhone expected for September

New iPhone expected for September

Apple is expected to unveil the new iPhone 5s at an event on 10 September.

Bigger smartphones on the way

Bigger smartphones on the way

Bigger smartphones on the way

Recent trends have seen bigger and more powerful devices favoured

Urgent: update your iPhone

Urgent: update your iPhone

Urgent: update your iPhone

iPhone users have recently been excessively charged for data downloads

Simple mobile phone

Simple mobile phone

Simple mobile phone

YOURLifeChoices member Cathy is looking for a simple pre-paid mobile phone without any ...

The biggest bird of them all

angry birds, apps, games, iphones, smartphones

The biggest bird of them all

The game of Angry Birds has been downloaded more than 500 million times worldwide.

More iPhones sold every second than babies born

More iPhones sold every second than babies born

More iPhones sold every second than babies born

There are now more iPhones being sold every second than there are babies being ...

Smartphone insurance

Smartphone insurance

Smartphone insurance

Smartphones are really just mini computers these days. Unlike computers, however, we shove them ...

Mobile phone plans explained

Mobile phone plans explained, Australia, technology, Smartphones, Mobile, Iphone, Seniors

Mobile phone plans explained

Choosing the wrong mobile phone plan can be a costly error but working your way through the myriad of information available is almost impossible as YOURLifeChoices subscriber, Brian, has found. Q. Brian I have an 80 year old friend who has ...

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