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You can now schedule your Uber trips in Australia

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Uber is now going to be more useful in Australia, as the company has announced today that it plans to roll out its Scheduled Rides feature to selected areas in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. As the name suggests, Scheduled Rides will let you book an Uber trip 30 minutes to 30 days in advance. This provides some peace of mind if you want to use Uber to take you to […]

Lebara will give you 2GB of data – if you’re willing to see ads after unlocking your phone

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Lebara Mobile has today announced its new Lebara Plus scheme, which gives its customers an extra 2GB of data or credit worth up to $20 – if you agree to see advertisements and “special deals” every time you unlock your phone. While there is no minimum time limit, this offer only applies to each user once per month. It also only applies to Android users (which constitute 65 percent of its customer base, […]

Sony reveals Australian info for Xperia Z5 series

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Sony has finally announced the local availability and pricing of its upcoming flagship device range, the Xperia Z5 series. The range will include the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium – which is being touted as the “world’s first 4K smartphone”. According to Sony, the Xperia Z5 and Xperia Z5 Compact will be available from next week, with a recommended retail price of $999 for […]

You need Google Keep for iPhone in your life

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There’s seriously only one app that gives me Android envy, and it’s now officially available on iPhone and iPad. Launched as a super simple, underrated reminders app, Google Keep is exactly what I want from a Notes app. With simple filing systems, like applying colours and tags to notes and reminders, Google Keep is almost like a minimalistic version of Evernote. Even better, real-time sync features similar to those found in Docs means, unlike Evernote, you’ll never […]

Samsung announces pricing and release date for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – comes out on April 10

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Revealed to the public just a couple of weeks ago at Mobile World Congress, Samsung has finally announced when Australians will be getting their hands on the company’s latest smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Both phones will go on sale from April 10 in 32GB, 64GB and 128GB storage capacities, with prices starting at $999. The full pricing chart is below. Model AU Cost Galaxy S6 – […]

Optus to offer up to six months of Netflix to customers

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In addition to making Netflix unmetered for all broadband customers, Optus has announced that it will be giving up to six months of Netflix to all new and reconnecting customers for free – but only if you sign up between March 24 and July 5. Customers will get six months free of Netflix if they sign up to either a home broadband bundle on a $60 plan or above; a postpaid […]

MWC 2015: Samsung updates Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Other than two new smartphones, Samsung also announced an update to its Gear VR virtual reality headset. Produced with the help of Oculus, the new Gear VR has been optimised and will be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It is also 15 percent smaller and more comfortable to wear thanks to redesigned straps to give it better weight balance while wearing it. Other changes include improved […]

MWC 2015: Microsoft accidentally reveals Lumia 640 and 640 XL before press conference

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Microsoft’s own press conference for Mobile World Congress doesn’t begin until 6:30pm tomorrow (Sydney time), but someone inside Redmond accidentally hit the publish button a little bit too early. They revealed that it will be announcing a the Lumia 640 and the 640 XL at its press conference. The post – now removed, but still available in Google cache – was first spotted by WinBeta. According to the rumours, the Lumia 640 […]

OneNote for Windows is now completely free

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Back in 2014, Microsoft took a big step forward with OneNote, a movement which was our first glimpse at the future for all of their Microsoft Office family. First they released a version of their popular OneNote service for Mac, as well as improving iPad, iPhone and Android versions. And the craziest thing of all? They released these apps with the sweet pricetag of free, while also making the previously paid OneNote 2013 similarly free for […]

Samsung’s streaming service Milk Music is coming to Australia

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After being available in America for almost a year, Samsung has today announced that Australian customers will be able to experience its Milk Music service – a free radio streaming service exclusive to Galaxy phone owners. The service allows users to choose from 150 genre-based and curated radio stations. Users will also be able to “fine-tune” the radio stations by choosing nine different genres on the dial interface, and change the preferences […]

BlackBerry wants Congress to force everyone to make BlackBerry apps

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It’s no secret that if you acquire a BlackBerry or Windows Phone, a lot of your favourite apps won’t be there – well at least officially. However, while Microsoft is pushing hard in trying to court companies to build a Windows Phone app, BlackBerry is taking a different route. The company is asking the US Congress to force developers to make apps on BlackBerry. In a blog post written by […]

Optus offers more talk and data for prepaid users – for a limited time only

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Optus has quietly made changes to its My Prepaid Monthly plans today, with the telco increasing the amount of data and giving users more talk time. However, the changes are available for a limited time only, with customers having until April 19 to sign up before they go away. Below are the new My Prepaid Monthly plans. All recharges have a 30 day expiry date. Recharge Minutes Data Text Extras $30 […]

ASUS unveils Intel-powered ZenFone 2 smartphone at CES

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At its press conference earlier this morning, ASUS has unveiled its brand new flagship phone in this year’s ZenFone lineup with the ZenFone 2. Featuring a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor, the ZenFone 2 promises to deliver powerful all-round performance while not compromising on style. The design features a “luxurious brushed-metal finish and distinctive concentric-circle detailing.” ASUS also says it is more ergonomic […]

ASUS introduces the ZenFone Zoom – world thinnest smartphone with optical zoom

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At its press conference at this year’s CES, ASUS revealed a brand new smartphone for those who are really vested into mobile photography with the ZenFone Zoom. The Taiwanese manufacturer is also proclaiming the device as the thinnest smartphone on the market with 3X optical zoom – measuring at just under 12mm thin. The rear camera features a 13-megapixel sensor and its 10-element lens so it can have 3X optical zoom. It […]

CES 2015: LG refreshes its curved smartphone with the LG G Flex 2

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  LG has announced at its CES 2015 press conference what everyone knew yesterday: it will introduce a new curved smartphone. Called the LG G Flex 2, the revamped phone is smaller, faster, and a bit tougher than its predecessor. It is smaller because the phone’s display has been reduced from the massive 6-inch display found on the original G Flex to just 5.5 inches. LG says it makes the phone a […]