Phones

  • Review: Oppo N3

    The OPPO N3 smartphone is another device from China, but one with a difference. The company continues to power it’s devices with VOOC (Voltage Open Loop Multi-step Constant-Current Charging) or Flash Charging for normals. This is a rapid-charge technology that means if you’re running low, in as little as five minutes of charge, you’ll...
  • Continuum for Phones could be Microsoft’s biggest challenge to Chromebooks

    Among the many announcements that came out of the first day at Build 2015, was a new feature called Continuum for Phones. Those Windows 10 users will know Continuum as the feature for convertibles which automatically detects if you’re in keyboard and mouse, or tablet mode and adjusts automatically....
  • Updated home screen arrives in Windows 10 for phones build 10070

    Windows 10 for phones has been trailing behind the desktop, especially in relation to new features. Now arrives a new leaked version that shows an update to home screen. Build 10070 shows a massive reduction in the spacing between tiles to make more use of the available real estate....
  • Microsoft Lumia 435 and Lumia 532 running Denim rock up to Australia

    The Lumia 435 is the most affordable Lumia to date and will be available for RRP$129. This is of course if you don’t find a discount 630, for under $100, but the new low end lumia now includes a front facing camera. As the first 400 series Lumia, the...
  • Windows 10 for phones now available, for the worst phones

    Microsoft have ended the speculation around a release date for Windows 10 on Windows Phone. The preview for Insiders is available now. Microsoft say this is the earliest preview they’ve ever done for Windows Phone, so expect far more of an alpha quality than beta. This preview is still...
  • Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Win 8.1, WP8.1 and Win7 for 1st year

    Microsoft just announced that Windows 8.1 users will get a free upgrade to Windows 10. Windows Phone 8.1 users will also get a free upgrade. And those still running Windows 7 will have a 12 month timeframe to upgrade for free (before presumably attracting a cost). Microsoft want to...
  • Review: Huawei Ascend Mate7 Gold

    Huawei one of a number of Chinese manufacturers that ascended in 2014 to not just compete, but stand up and be counted in Australia. With products like the Ascend Mate7 a lavish gold, 6” smartphone that is thin, powerful and has great battery life, it’s a compelling device. The...
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    Huawei Ascend P2 [Sponsored]

    The Huawei Ascend is a 4.7” 4G enabled smartphone that’s slim, light and doesn’t mess around, it’s looks are straight down to business. Weighing in at just 122 grams, it’s lighter than most competitors. At just 8.4mm, it’s a fashionably slim smartphone, great for those hipsters rocking the tight...
  • Cover for Android is the context-aware future of smart phones

    Smart phones are meant to be smart right? So why are we still trawling through home screens to find the relevant apps to where we are in the world and what we’re doing at the time? Thanks to Cover, Android users are about to get a taste of the...