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Telstra bring real-time data usage alerts to customers

Telstra bring real-time data usage alerts to customers

Unless you’ve managed to somehow acquire an unlimited data plan, you’re probably quite careful about your data usage on your mobile. With excess data charges quite exorbitant for the most part, your’re quite right to do so, and Telstra is making monitoring your data usage even easier. Previously, alerts for data usage have taken up to 48 hours (and still[Read More…]

by 11:02 am on November 12, 2014 7 comments Carriers
Google announces new Games available for Chromecast

Google announces new Games available for Chromecast

Google has been moving the Chromecast platform forward from the back-end, but it’s developers who have been coming up with new and interesting ways to use Chromecast. Today, Google has announced a new range of gaming applications for Chromecast, allowing you to cast games to your screen and enjoy a family board game night around the TV. There’s a fair[Read More…]

by 8:16 am on November 12, 2014 3 comments Apps, Chromecast
Leaked Android Wear app preview shows off upcoming Material Design update and new features

Leaked Android Wear app preview shows off upcoming Material Design update and new features

With Lollipop set to roll out to Nexus – and the LG G3 – devices in the (hopefully) very near future, Material Design is set to take centre stage for Google apps and indeed, if Google gets their wish, most of the apps in the Play Store. So, it should come as no surprise to anyone that the next update[Read More…]

by 7:50 am on November 12, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Apps
Rumour: Samsung’s leaking info about the Galaxy S6 already?

Rumour: Samsung’s leaking info about the Galaxy S6 already?

It’s been at least a week since Samsung sprung a leak, while this is something of a tongue in cheek leak. Website 3g.co.uk, have produced a concept video and some renders based on current trends in recently released Samsung phones, giving an idea of what COULD be seen next year when Samsung announce the Samsung Galaxy S6. Based on the[Read More…]

by 7:34 am on November 12, 2014 5 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Oneplus pre-orders: Round 2

Oneplus pre-orders: Round 2

After a frustrating first attempt at pre-orders, followed by an apology, as well as a promise of a do-over on pre-orders, Oneplus are set to open the flood gates and accept pre-orders once again. The second pre-order window will open on the 17th of November in the USA (VERY AM, approximately 3AM for Eastern States). The pre-order site is up,[Read More…]

by 7:20 am on November 12, 2014 2 comments Manufacturer, News, Phones
Huawei launch the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia with fingerprint scanner and Ultra long-lasting battery life

Huawei launch the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia with fingerprint scanner and Ultra long-lasting battery life

After announcing the phone back at IFA in Germany, Huawei has tonight launched their current flagship phone, the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia. Hauwei are launching two versions of the Ascend Mate 7 in Australia, one with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage and one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Vodafone will be selling the[Read More…]

by 9:13 pm on November 11, 2014 14 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Optus opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Optus opens up pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

At IFA, in September Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4, as well as a slightly modified version of the phone with a curved side display called the Galaxy Note Edge. The Note 4 went on sale on the fourth of November, but just four days ago, Samsung announced that the Note Edge was delayed for a second time, with stock[Read More…]

by 1:31 pm on November 11, 2014 3 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, Phones
Good Deal: Get a Turquoise HP Chromebox delivered from Amazon to Australia for under $170

Good Deal: Get a Turquoise HP Chromebox delivered from Amazon to Australia for under $170

The HP Chromebox hasn’t made a massive splash here in Australia, but they’re a decent machine if you’re looking for a kiosk machine, or even just a replacement for a basic websurfing desktop. The Chromebox starts at around the $276 mark at various computer shops around Australia on StaticIce, but Amazon has a deal on the Turquoise coloured HP Chromebox,[Read More…]

by 12:29 pm on November 11, 2014 4 comments ChromeBox
Grab a bonus Chromecast with a range of Samsung Tablets from Dick Smith

Grab a bonus Chromecast with a range of Samsung Tablets from Dick Smith

Chromecast dongles are fairly cheap as a device, but with quite a lot of utility. With such a low price, it’s surprising that more retailers aren’t using them as a sweetener when purchasing the higher end devices. We saw last week the Good Guys do a special, offering the Chromecast with a Moto G Gen 2, and now Dick Smith[Read More…]

by 11:47 am on November 11, 2014 2 comments Chromecast, Tablets
Vodafone and Huawei make 4G LTE more affordable with the Ascend Y550 at just $99

Vodafone and Huawei make 4G LTE more affordable with the Ascend Y550 at just $99

Vodafone and Huawei this morning announced the availability of the Huawei Ascend Y550, a 4G LTE phone at a budget-friendly price of $99. Vodafone wants to make 4G more accessible to a wider audience with its network due to offer 95% metropolitan coverage by the end of the year, so bringing out handsets at affordable prices that can use the[Read More…]

by 11:25 am on November 11, 2014 4 comments Carriers, Manufacturer, News, Phones