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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 […]

BlackBerry goes back to its roots with BlackBerry Classic – coming to Telstra in 2015

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It’s been a while since we actually wrote anything about BlackBerry, but the Canadian phone maker has today announced a brand new smartphone. Called the BlackBerry Classic, it promises to deliver a no-nonsense smartphone to meet the needs of “productive people”. After numerous attempts to change it with the Passport and Storm, the BlackBerry Classic sees the return of the ‘traditional’ BlackBerry look – where it features the cramped screen, the QWERTY […]

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Smartphones

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It’s nearly two more weeks before Christmas, and now is the time to start figuring out what you want to give someone for Christmas. If you’re planning to give someone a smartphone, then you’re going to find there are so many options available. But which phones should you be wrapping under the tree this Christmas? We’ve chosen six phones for you to consider this Christmas shopping season. Image: Norman Ma/TechGeek ON A CONTRACT […]

Guess what, Facebook has a separate app for Groups now

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Facebook’s strategy of creating separate apps for every feature of Facebook has been very controversial amongst its users – take for example, the Facebook Messenger furore when they forced everyone onto it. Well, get ready to add another app to your home screen. Facebook has created a new app for Facebook Groups. As you would have expected, this app allows you to create and manage your groups, send posts and other […]

Spotify and Uber partner up to let you control the music

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The ride-sharing app Uber has announcing a brand new partnership with the Swedish-based streaming service Spotify, giving Spotify Premium customers the ability to control the music during their Uber ride. So, how does it work? Uber customers connect their Spotify Premium accounts in the Uber app. Once you are connected to an Spotify-enabled Uber car, you are then given a choice to play either one of Uber’s curated playlists or one […]

Huawei launch the Mate7 – a 6-inch monster

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Huawei have recently launched their flagship device, the Mate7. The phone features a new single-touch fingerprint reader, a big 6-inch Full HD display, a slim 7.9mm body, octa-core processor and a 4100 mAh battery. The Mate7 also includes the 4G CAT6 technology which offers download speeds of up to 300Mbps on supported networks. It has a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera. “We are proud to offer one of the fastest and most enjoyable […]

Optus launches Cash – a NFC payment system only for Android

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This morning, Optus has quietly launched Cash by Optus – the telco’s brand new NFC mobile payments app, allowing you to pay for goods using your smartphone instead of pulling out your debit and credit card. Partnering up with Heritage Bank and Visa, Cash by Optus operates like any other Visa payWave card. You can load up to $500 at any one time to the virtual card, but will be […]

Moto X gets updated with 5.2-inch display and 13-megapixel camera

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Motorola has updated the Moto X today – adding a bigger display, better processor and adding more megapixels to its camera. The new Moto X will now feature a 5.2-inch AMOLED display, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Other hardware specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 4G LTE, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 LE support. The Moto X’s camera at […]

Motorola updates the Moto G – coming to Australia later this month

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Motorola had several big announcements today, announcing the release date of the Moto 360 and updating both the Moto G and the Moto X smartphones. The updated Moto G will still feature a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with less than 1GB of RAM, but will now feature a 5-inch display – though, it keeps the 720p resolution. The Moto G’s camera also gets an upgrade. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel […]

Microsoft challenges Apple and Samsung with “affordable flagship” Lumia 830

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Microsoft has announced what it calls “the most affordable flagship” device at its IFA press conference today. Called the Lumia 830, the company says that this device is going head-to-head with the flagship devices of Samsung and Apple by making the entire argument all around price. In other words, the Lumia 830 promises to deliver the same – or better – experience and performance at a lower price. Much of the […]

Nokia Lumia 930 – A Photographer’s Review

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Sometimes, lightning strikes twice. We’ve already had the chance to review the Nokia Lumia 930 as a day-to-day phone, and Stewart found the Lumia to be the best Windows Phone to date. However, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a deeper look at the phone from a photographer’s perspective – to see how Nokia’s vaunted reputation for mobile photography fares here.

Melbourne’s City Loop to get 3G coverage by end of year, 4G next year

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The Victorian Government has announced today that Melbourne’s City Loop tunnel – which contains the Flagstaff, Melbourne Central and Parliament underground stations – will get full 3G coverage by the end of the year, and will be upgraded to 4G by next year. “It is frustrating when people coming into the City Loop drop off … in the 21st century we need full connectivity throughout our transport system,” Premier Dennis […]