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Hands-on review: Glass Elite VisionGuard+ For iPhone 11 Pro Max
When you pay more than $2,000 for a device, and you are as clumsy as I am, the next natural step is to look for a really good screen protector.
Dunedin firm wins Dubai World Expo 2020 Innovation Grant.
“It is an enterprise with a mission to end preventable blindness through the use of affordable smartphone technology and artificial intelligence."
Hands-on review: OPPO A5 2020
Priced at under $350, like me you’ll be kicking yourself for spending more than twice that for a whole lot less phone.
ASUS launches ROG Phone II in Australia
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ASUS ROG) is reinforcing its dedication to keen mobile gamers, with a new iteration of its smartphone product, the ROG Phone.
Hands-on review: The Nokia 7.2 smartphone
Finally, for the first time in my life, I can discuss the merits of my photography and casually remark, “Oh that one was taken with one of my ZEISS lenses.”
Consumers fail to see value of 5G, Deloitte study finds
Up to 84% of respondents said they were not prepared to pay the $15 premium operators are proposing for 5G, indicating that telcos need to better communicate the value of the upgrade to consumers, Deloitte says.
Hands-on review: The OPPO Reno 2Z
The OPPO Reno 2Z will be causing many of its pricier competitors a lot of angst, writes Owen McCarthy.
IDC: Global smartphone market returns to positive growth
"The market returning to positive growth shows the resilience of the industry as well as the ongoing demand for mobile phones, all in the face of many global macroeconomic challenges."
Hands-on review: One month with the Apple iPhone 11
This year, Apple released three iPhones into the market: The iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. While everyone was taken by the Pro line, I believe this year’s magic was all in the humble iPhone 11.
realme smartphones launch into Aussie market
The Oppo-supported up-and-comer has announced the release of four devices, three of which include quad-camera, all under $500.
Google launches four new home products
Google has made a bunch of announcements around the Nest Mini, Pixel Buds, Pixelbook and the Pixel 4 this week – here’s a quick roundup of what you need to know.
Samsung Singapore says the Galaxy Fold is now back in stock
Samsung Singapore is also offering a ‘premier service’ for those who purchase the Galaxy Fold LTE.
Microsoft shows off dual-screen Surface tech
Has the company figured out the answer to the elusive dual-screen touch device?
Aspera Mobile launches the Jazz 2, a dual-SIM, budget smartphone
In an age where the ticket price of mobile phones seems to be ever increasing, such a low-cost alternative definitely has its place.
Hands-on review: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ is sleek and sexy
To quote my favourite Jedi master, while not yet complete is my journey to the Android side, much closer to turning I am. Want one I do.
Nokia releases latest low-price Android Go phone
Nokia 1 Plus delivers exceptional value with a big screen, latest Android and clean design.
Smartphone market at 'tipping point' while PC landscape is changing
"Unless the devices provide significant new utility, efficiency or experiences, users do not necessarily want to upgrade their phones."
Huawei's Mate 30 goes it alone without Google
The Mate 30 will run EMUI10 which is an Android-based OS, but there’s one key difference – there won’t be any trace of Google Play or any Google apps on the devices.
Samsung says 'hundreds of apps' will work with Galaxy Fold
‘Hundreds’ of apps on the Google Play and Galaxy Stores have been updated to work with the foldable phone, thanks to a collaboration with Google to improve integrated Android OS support.
All the details on Apple’s newest iPhones
Apple unveiled its latest range of iPhones today focusing on camera improvements on top of the standard performance updates users have come to expect.
TECNO releases CAMON 12 smartphone range
Mobile phone brand TECNO Mobile has launched a new range of CAMON smartphones: The CAMON 12, CAMON 12 Pro and CAMON 12 Air.
Nokia releases low-price, high feature 4.2 smartphone
Includes integration with Google Assistant, Photos, face unlocking on the Android 9 Pie OS.
Concerns around smart device privacy continues to grow
According to the research, Australian consumers have concerns specifically around smart devices listening in on their conversations and organisations extracting personal information from their digital footprints.
UNISOC releases Octa-Core SoC with improved image processing and AI
The Tiger T618 SoC boasts the latest and greatest in smartphone photography tech to boost the mobile shooting experience.