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Daniel’s Top Picks (and a miss) for 2018

With just hours left in 2018 and an entire year laid out ahead of us, the team has taken the opportunity to look back on all the goodies that have arrived over the year...

MediaTek looking to boost chip sales with AI move into premium smartphones

Taiwanese chip-maker MediaTek wants to get its AI-powered chipsets into premium smartphones. A report in DigiTimes suggests the firm has been in talks with the likes of Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi about opportunities. MediaTek built a...

Google re-affirms commitment to 2 years of software updates for Android One

Google's commitment to two years of software updates for Android One remains unchanged. This is despite removing the actual commitment from the public-facing Android One website. The original text on the Android One website was unambiguous. “With Android...

Great Deal – Lenovo Smart Displays going super cheap from $178

The Lenovo Smart Display captured Duncan's heart, mind and wallet when he reviewed one over the last month or so. Don't tell him, but the post-Christmas sales have them going super cheap at a...

Duncan’s best smartphone and smart home gear for 2018

As 2018 draws to a close the annual tradition of introspection, prognostication and general navel-gazing is upon us. To that end, let’s look back over 2018 at what in the consumer tech sphere piqued...

Alex’s top tech picks for 2018

It's that time of the year again and 2018 has been an interesting year for Google, Android and its many partner manufacturers. We have seen the rise of the mid range smartphones, and home...

JBL LINK View Smart Speaker – Australian Review

Smart speakers are now more and more prevalent in our homes and businesses. It can be a bit hard to work out which one to go with. Trying to work out what smart speaker...

Phil’s Best Smartphones, Smart Home Gadgets and more of 2018

Don’t you hate it when a year disappears and you’re not entirely sure where it went? Well that was 2018 for me with the usual array of family, Emergency Services, Tech and Work commitments...

Neerav’s Best Smartphone, Smart Home Devices and Android TV of 2018

Yes 2018 is almost over so it's time for the Ausdroid team to individually reflect on the phones and gadgets that they judge to be the best this year. For myself and my family, this...

Scott’s top picks of the bunch for 2018

At the end of each year we reflect back on the various devices, new software and tech that were introduced during the year. This year we saw a few companies play it safe but...

Google’s new Spam Protection feature is rolling out to Messages. Here’s how to stop...

Google is rolling out a new Spam Protection feature to its messages app. Users in Australia started to notice the feature yesterday, but Google is enabling the feature is slowly server-side. Users will notice a...

Chris’ best smartphone and smart home gear for 2018

Somehow it's the end of 2018, the year that disappeared in the blink of an eye. I know it's trite to say, but quite honestly, this year has disappeared in a flash. Personally, it's been...

New Year New Huawei — Win a Huawei Nova 3i thanks to Ausdroid

With Christmas now behind us, the spirit of giving continues at Ausdroid. We've got a brand new Huawei Nova 3i handset to give away to ring in the New Year, and entering couldn't be...

Instagram testing horizontal scrolling, making app harder to use

Instagram teased a new feature this morning, but unlike most things teased, it's a feature no one wants. Horizonal scrolling through user's feeds is the latest move destined to make users dislike the app...

Huawei P30 Pro image leaked on Weibo, possible specifications

Huawei's next major phone announcement is likely to be a couple of months or so away. This means its the right time for leaks, and we have a possible image of the upcoming Huawei...

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