The LG V30+ Hopes To Be Phone Of The Year, So How Does It Measure Up?

ALL the talk might be about the Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy or Apple iPhone but there is another lesser known model that could be a contender for device of the year. WHEN you are talking about LG’s impressive product range, the company’s OLED TVs and Dolby Atmos soundbars are at the top of the list. … [Read more…]

Cracked Screens May Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

RESEARCHERS may have discovered a solution to one of life’s most annoying first-world problems — the dreaded cracked phone screen. But walking around with a smashed screen or being in constant fear of getting one may soon be a thing of the past, with research from the Australian National University (ANU) heading the development of … [Read more…]

Queensland Police consider camera technology that will photograph drivers using mobile phones

QUEENSLAND Police are considering camera technology capable of photographing drivers using their mobile phones behind the wheel to combat road crashes in the state. Assistant commissioner Mike Keating said he was aware of the world first red-light-style camera, which has just been trialled in Victoria, and would consider taking it to the state government if … [Read more…]

Oh Look, iOS 11 Had Yet Another Phone-Breaking Bug

As explained by iMore  and software engineer Yoshimasa Niwa, the bug appears to cause iOS 11’s local notifications service to consume massive amounts of memory, crashing “springboard, the iPhone and iPad windowing manager.” User reports  confirmed that the bug occurred while using any third-party “app that has local notifications with repeating settings (this means apps … [Read more…]

Why Every Smartphone Screen Looks Different

The OnePlus 5T launched with a choice of five colour calibration options; Google has been pushed to add an extra color mode to the Pixel 2 XL; while DisplayMate says iPhone X manages colours better than any other phone. So why are colours on smartphone displays suddenly an issue? Here’s what you need to know … [Read more…]

Amazon launches in Australia

Amazon has launched in Australia, ending months of speculation around the timing of when it would finally open its full offering Down Under and setting up a sales frenzy before Christmas. The e-commerce giant has already been selling Kindle e-reader devices, audio books and content from its Australian website but it has now activated its … [Read more…]

Google Pixel Buds

Alongside the new Pixel 2 smartphones Google unveiled , the company also launched a set of Bluetooth earbuds called the Pixel Buds with one standout feature: instant translation between 40 different languages using a Pixel smartphone. In a live demo on stage, the Pixel Buds were shown translating short phrases back and forth between English … [Read more…]

Amazon Echo Show

Alexa’s latest home works as a digital photo frame, a small TV, a video-calling hub and is smart in the kitchen, making it more than just a novelty device The Amazon Echo Show takes the Alexa voice assistant and squeezes it into a cross between a digital photo frame, small TV and smart speaker for … [Read more…]

App’s Clever Hack To Turn iPad Camera Into A Menu Button

“WHILE Apple is taking away buttons, we found a way to add one.” That’s the humble brag from a company called Astro HQ, which spent months developing a way to turn the iPad’s camera into a handy button for their new software app. Why? Because as Apple continues to strip away bezels and buttons in … [Read more…]

Westpac Reveals Cheap Wearable Wallet Technology

NO MORE burying your wallet in the sand — one of Australia’s big four banks will launch a waterproof wearable debit card this year to make buying lunch at the beach significantly less risky. Westpac will also collaborate with well-known Australian designers to make its cheap PayWear wristbands more fashionable, and compete with more expensive … [Read more…]