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 in readiness...
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    Pre-orders now live for Galaxy S7 on Telstra, Vodafone, Virgin

    Telstra Telstra customers can pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge now (from Friday 26 February from 12:01am). Customers pre-ordering these phones will receive a free Samsung Gear VR, but you better be quick, with the disclaimer of “while stocks last”. There’s no stated number of GearVRs that are...
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  • Telstra’s largest ever network stress test is today with free data

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  • Why Microsoft bought a lot more than a keyboard with SwiftKey

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    Android Pay coming to Australia, NAB, CBA missing

    If you’ve ever spent time in Asian countries, you’ll know that tapping your phone to pay is second nature. Despite mobile phone manufacturers including the required technology in our devices for years, Australians still can’t use this option. Google’s has confirmed today that Android Pay is coming to Australia...
  • Watch the Melbourne Cup from your mobile or tablet

    Today is the day where a horse race stops the nation, yep, its November and its Melbourne Cup day. This is a tech story today thanks to Channel 7’s decision to live stream through their PLUS7 website and mobile apps. At 3pm, millions of Aussies will gather around TVs...
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    HTC announces the One A9…

    Early this morning, HTC’s Jason Mackenzie and Drew Bamford took the stage live from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to announce the newest addition to the One smartphone family: the One A9. Available in the first week of November “globally”, the One A9 seems as though it’s going to target the...
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    Factory made marshmallows now shipping

    Android 6.0 Marshmallow is officially shipping on the new Nexus 5X, the first phone to ship with the latest release. The Nexus 5X is latest smartphone collaboration from Google and LG Electronics, and today is released to the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, India, Korea and Japan. You’ll...
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    Microsoft unveils new Lumia devices…

    Microsoft’s ‘#Windows10devices’ event has been garnering some genuine excitement and interest in the weeks leading up to it. It has been all but confirmed by, speaking loosely, everybody, that we were to expect new Lumia devices. And Microsoft delivered. Two new handsets, the Lumia 950 and 950 XL, were given...
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    Google’s unveils why there’s “S’more to love” about Nexus smartphones…

    Google officially announced the latest iteration of its Android operating system, dubbed Marshmallow, earlier in the year. Since then, it hasn’t taken much more than a brief Web search to gather details relating to how Android 6.0 will help shape new devices and services from Google. This morning, we learned...
  • Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge + and Note 5

    Samsung announced two new phones this week, the Galaxy S6 Edge + and the 5th generation Galaxy Note. This morning in Sydney, Australian media were invited for the local launch of the new devices. After an efficient briefing, it time for a hands-on with the two new large, curved...
  • Android 6.0 is M for Marshmallow, SDK available to developers

    Overnight Google announced the next version of Android, M, will stand for Marshmallow. There’s no fancy corporate associate on this one, like we had with KitKat, but with the food product now know, our attention turns to what will be included in the next release. Version 6.0 of Android...
  • Oppo Mirror 5 has a fancy back and Android 5.1

    OPPO are continuing to roll out new phones and the latest is the Mirror 5. There’s a lot of attention being paid to the external design of this phone, with the unique back made from a sparkling diamond-like mirrored surface, it’s available in a ivory white or midnight blue....
  • Moto 360 gets updated to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

    Motorola has one of the most popular smart watches with the round-faced Moto 360 and it’s now being updated. While later than some would like, the latest version of Android, 5.1.1 Lollipop is now being rolled out to Moto 360’s. If you have a Moto 360 and are furiously...
  • Renault R.S Monitor connects your car, smartphone and t-shirt

    Renault Sport Technologies have teamed up with Sensoria to produce the R.S. Monitor app. This is an iOS app that monitors vehicle merics, captures footage and GPS location around the track but has the neat extra of integrating with wearable Bluetooth Smart heart rate sensing t-shirt. European automotive company...
  • Siri gets more proactive, and a lot more colourful in iOS9

    In iOS9, Siri is getting smarter.. lots smarter. Siri will become a blend of Cortana and Google Now and also received big cheers for being released to developers as an API. This means iOS9 apps will be able to leverage the power of voice commands to get common tasks...
  • Android Nanodegree, learn how to develop for the next billion users

    This isn’t the sexiest video you’ll ever watch, but it is likely the most important you’ll watch this week. Education is something dear to my heart and at Google’s I/O developer conference, ex-GoogleX employee, now Udacity founder, Sebastian Thrun talks about how anyone can learn to develop for Android....
  • Watch the Google I/O 2015 live stream and social stream in one place

    Google IO developer conference is on tomorrow and this year the annual event has plenty of expectations. From Android on the phone, to Chromecast in the living room, even Auto in the car and Wear on your wrist, Google is everywhere in our lives and at I/O in 2015,...
  • Lumia 930 and Lumia Icon get Windows10 but you probably don’t want it

    Windows 10 for phones is still very much in development and yesterday Microsoft released their latest build 10080. Since Microsoft first spoke about Windows 10 coming to phones, way back in January, enthusiasts naturally expected their flagship phones would be amongst the first to receive the tech preview. We...

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