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Xiaomi joins Huawei and ZTE in being blacklisted by US government

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In the dying days of the Trump administration, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has been blacklisted from buying goods and services from US vendors. In so doing, it joins the unhappy company of Huawei and ZTE who have also felt...

Facing mass user exodus, WhatsApp extends privacy deadline to May 15

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If you've read the news - even in the mainstream - in the last week or two, you'd have heard about WhatsApp and its new privacy policy. Claimed to allow Facebook to do everything from reading your messages to...

Samsung gives everyone Google Messages on Galaxy S21 range .. except US buyers

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For as long as I can recall, Samsung has had its own messaging app for Android phones, and for just about as long, it hasn't been especially good. One of the beautiful things about Android is that you can...

An Android fan spends a month with an iPhone: Week 2 – Some highlights...

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Week two of my iPhone adventure is underway and it’s interesting to find that once I got my regular use apps installed, it’s not a chore to use. In fact, stuff just works! The apps work well, the functions...

Samsung shows off its new Galaxy S21 and S21+

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It feels like it's been 87 months since the Galaxy S20 came out with 2020 being such a slog, but the S21 series is finally here with many improvements over the previous model. Here's a quick look at the S21...

Samsung announces the Galaxy S21 Ultra, its latest Ultra Premium mobile handset

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In the past few years, OEMs have been bringing a new line of Ultra-Premium devices to market. These phones represent the very best those companies have to offer and traditionally give users that cutting edge feel, for a premium...

Telstra 5G now covers more than 50% of Australian population

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Telstra has made a major announcement this morning, confirming that its next generation 5G network now covers more than 50% of the Australian population. Not content with that, there's more to come - Telstra is aiming to raise that figure...

LG CES Roundup: Intriguing rollable phone, Google Stadia on webOS 5 & 6, new...

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LG made a lot of announcements at CES 2021, here's a roundup of some news that's of interest to Ausdroid readers: Two project explorer concept devices make it to production and sale LG's Project Explorer continues and it's second device will...

Whatsapp responds to the Facebook furore

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A few days ago something of a storm erupted around the changes to the Whatsapp privacy policy and the requirement to share certain data with Facebook. While the changes do result in a not-insignificant amount of data being...

TCL Mobile CES 2021 line up features colour eInk-like NXTPAPER tablet, smart glasses and...

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TCL Mobile's virtual CES 2021 briefing for Australian media revealed it has expanded it's product range a lot. Although we probably won't see all of them for sale in Australia, I'm glad to see the most interesting products I...

CES 2021: HP announces new sustainable PCs and more

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With so many more of us working on the go over the last 12 months, the PC - and more importantly, the laptop - has never been more important. These days, the term PC and laptop are almost synonymous. HP...

Motorola announces new Moto G lineup and new Moto One 5G Ace at CES...

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Look, we don't usually expect to see an awful lot in terms of mobile news coming out of CES; typically, those announcements come later in the year. However, Moto has leapt early this year, and announced a refresh for...

Could Felix Mobile replace your NBN connection for small users?

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Felix Mobile is a brand new telco operating in the mobile space and made a bit of a splash when it launched, offering unlimited data for $35 a month. As with all deals, though, there was a catch - that...

Samsung pushing out offers to current Samsung users for the upcoming Galaxy S21

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Samsung has begun pushing out text message offers to current Samsung users giving them an offer when pre-ordering the Galaxy S21 when pre-orders open. The message, which has begun rolling out to current Samsung users through the Samsung Push...

An Android fan spends a month with an iPhone: Week 1 – Foreign territory

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One of the criticisms I regularly hear from my iFan friends is that I don’t know what it’s like in “their world”. I think some of them work under the pretence that, because I write for an Android website,...

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