This week we’re getting our first real taste of 5G in Australia. This requires two components, the network and the devices and the first implementation of both are finally ready for prime time. Ahead of the official release tomorrow, media were invited to Telstra to see the network in action. After...
  • Apple Pay now available for Commonwealth Bank

    We’ve known it was coming for some time, but today is the day. Apple Pay is now available for Commonwealth Bank customers. Apple Pay through the phone and watch, is making mobile payments easy and convenient. From today, you can add CBA and Bankwest personal debit and credit cards...
  • ALDI solves the family data problem

    ALDImobile are kicking off 2019 with a new family data plan. This responds to Aussies growing data consumption and most of us struggle to find both the data caps we need and an affordable price. The new family plan comes with enough data (for most), calls and texts for...
  • Leak: Xiaomi’s foldable phone video

    Overnight a video leaked on to the internet, courtesy of Evan Blass (go follow him @evleaks). The video shows a device, thought to be a Xiaomi device and is likely a prototype, but we know multiple manufacturers are working on this technology, so its possible we see it some...
  • Breaking: Telstra unveils first 5G device, the HTC Mobile Smart Hub

    Telstra have just announced a HTC Mobile Smart Hub will be the first 5G device. While there’s been many test devices, this will be the first device at retail that will work with the Telstra 5G network.  Testing of 5G networks has taken place over the last 12 months...
  • All about the new Android update

    A Piece of the Pie We all knew it was coming, the Android update. This one looks like it is going to be one of the most impactful updates that has come out so far. It seems that the folks at Android have a bit of a sweet tooth,...
  • OPPO readies 5G device for 2019, achieves 1.4Gbps/160Mbps in testing

    OPPO announced yesterday that they have successfully completed the first 5G testing on a mobile device in Australia. This important milestone has been reached ahead of a commercial launch of 5G smartphones in 2019. OPPO has been at the forefront of 5G technology since the standard began development in...
  • Huawei Mate20 Pro AI is streets ahead of Not Hotdog

    While my review of the Huawei Mate20 Pro is already up, one of the features I’m really enjoying is the camera’s ability to detect objects in the real world using AI.  The Computer Vision system works by firing up the camera app, selecting the standard Photo mode and tapping...
  • Review: Huawei Mate20 Pro should be your next phone

    Huawei have a new flagship phone and it’s brilliant. Building on the success of the P20 Pro and the Mate 10 Pro last year, the Mate 20 Pro features an absolutely stunning full-face display with curved edges. Built right into that gorgeous 6.39″ OLED display (running 3120 x 1440)...
  • Telstra, Optus and Vodafone pricing for Apple iPhone Xs and XsMax released

    If you want the latest and greatest iPhone, you’re probably comfortable with paying around A$100 per month, but if you want the newest iPhones, the iPhone Xs and iPhone XsMax, then get ready to grow you mobile budget.  This afternoon pre-orders went live and below are the prices broken...
  • Huawei is bringing their quad-cam nova 3i to Australia

    Huawei may be shipping the 2nd most smartphones on the planet, but they’re not stopping there. In Australia, they’ve just announced the Huawei nova 3i smartphone is coming later this month. The latest phone is represents a further acceleration of the Huawei’s efforts to deliver higher end features to...
  • Telstra’s new ‘Peace of Mind Data’ mobile plans move to speed tiers instead of data blocks

    Telstra have announced updated plans today with the big focus on the elimination of excess data charges. When it comes to their SIM only plans, the A$69.00 per month plan is back and Telstra has a had a rethink on the branding. Gone is the contentious ‘unlimited’ branding, despite...
  • Oppo’s notch solution is the best yet, the Find X slides

    This year the design direction of mobile phones is to remove the bezels and everyone’s tripping over themselves to deliver a face full of glass. Today OPPO launched the OPPO Find X at the Louvre Museum in Paris. This has perhaps the best solution to the notch that we’ve see so far....
  • Asus just announced the ROG Phone with crazy air cooling accessory

    On stage at Computex 2018, Asus’ performance gaming division ROG have just announced a new mobile phone. The ROG Phone features a Snapdragon 845 processor 8GB of RAM. That processor is overclocked to run at 2.96GHz and instead of letting the processor throttle its performance as the temperature rises,...
  • OPPO offering free screen repairs at first Australian Service Centre in Sydney

    Chinese smartphone manufacturer, OPPO has recently announced the opening of its first Australian Service Centre. This speaks to the company’s commitment to being in Australia and for those located near Sydney’s Macquarie Park, you’ll be able to walk-in or send-in their devices for repair. The Service Centre will process...
  • HUAWEI P20 Pro coming to Aus May 18th, a bargain at just A$1,099

    In an era where the flagship phone from Apple and Samsung are $1,500, Huawei’s newest flagship, the P20 Pro will cost just A$,1099. At around 1/3 less than its rivals, the phone doesn’t short change on features, with super fast facial recognition, great screen camera, and battery life. The...
  • Unboxing the Huawei P20 Pro

    Huawei’s latest flagship phone the P20 Pro has received some very impressive commendations from international reviewers, but now its in our hands, its time to unbox the device ahead of an Aussie review. The phone comes in a variety of colours, but the stand out is this gradient, known...
  • Auction smarter with Gavl, lets you bid for a house from your phone

    Bidding on an Aussie property is a tough gig, weekend after weekend visiting locations only to be outbid by people prepared to pay double the asking price. Add to that that auctions often take place outdoors, prone to weather conditions, well thankfully there’s a better way. You can now...
  • Telstra launches new unlimited data BYO plan! 40GB uncapped for $69.

    Those longstanding customers on Telstra will remember when data caps were prohibitively restrictive. With amazing smartphones in our pockets and smart devices all around us, having the right amount of mobile data to power those mobile experiences is imperative. Today, Telstra have announced their first smartphone plan with unlimited...
  • I just cancelled my Mate 10 Pro order for a Huawei P20 Pro

    Chinese-based Huawei are doing some very impressive things in the smartphone industry. While the challenge of standing out from the crowd is more difficult than ever, the company is doing a great job at innovating and avoiding the standard, ‘just another slab of glass’ look. The company announced yesterday...
  • OVO is offering an insane 150GB of 4G data for just $89.95pm

    If you’ve been paying attention to your mobile usage over the past few years, you’ll notice your phone is eating more and more data. The ultra-restrictive 1-2GB plans are gone, making way for 10-20GB plans. As our relentless thirst for data marches on, OVO have recognized just how mobile...

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