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I switched my banking from ANZ to Up … and it took half an...

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Now, I should preface this by saying I've had an Up account for over a year, but that doesn't really matter much - signing up for an Up bank account takes minutes, and your account (and virtual debit card)...

Google Pay for a travel debit card? Yes please!

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We're always monitoring to see which banks and financial institutions are addling Google Pay support (check out the complete list here), but today we noticed a card with a slight difference, it's primarily a debit travel card. TransferWise in an...

Jabra Elite 75t fully wireless earbuds — Australian Review

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To say the world has embraced fully wireless earbuds in a big way would be a fair assessment of the current market. Within that market there are a few front runners for best product, but here’s a secret: there's...

Optus claims check out – Coverage in Tasmania has really improved

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At the beginning of my Tasmania driving holiday I noticed that Optus was claiming it's mobile coverage of the state was much better than before. My tests driving along the popular east coast route, inland to the Deloraine region via...

Samsung takes the wraps off the Galaxy S20 series – it’s packing impressive specs,...

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While most of Australia is stirring and getting ready for work, Samsung has held its first Galaxy Unpacked event for 2020 in sunny San Francisco, announcing its newest S-series flagship. As rumoured, the new phone is the Galaxy S20 -...

Fossil HR Collider Hybrid smartwatch — Australian Review

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The wearables market isn’t going anywhere. There is definitely a market for wearables, but no one has really hit on the perfect formula; this is certainly the state of play for smartwatches. There’s a lot of choice in the...

Razer HammerHead True Wireless Earbuds – Review

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In the world of wireless earbuds the competition is heating up. There are devices at almost every price point and many companies are looking for their point of differentiation. Razer is a popular gaming brand who have recently released...

HP Spectre X360 — Australian Review

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HP has a strong history of producing great looking hardware and also - as a result - has earned huge respect in the market. The company's offerings are rarely budget-friendly, but having had HP hardware in the past, they...

Reviews: Alienware gaming gear – the 510K keyboard and the 610M mouse

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The last few weeks I have had the opportunity to check out some new Alienware gaming products: the Alienware 510K keyboard, the Alienware 610M mouse and a couple of headsets, the 510H and the 310H. All four accessories share the...

CNET managed to break a Moto Razr after 27,000 folds .. but it’s not...

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One thing is clear in the current market, the major manufacturers are investing a lot of money in foldable devices. One of those is the Motorola Razr which has been met with varied feedback over the entire device, especially...

HMD is updating more of its Nokia phones to Android 10

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Nokia's parent company HMD Global is adding Android 10 support to the Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 6.1 handsets. The 7 Plus and 6.1 join the Nokia 7.1, 8.1, and 9 PureView in running the latest version of Android. It's...

Ausdroid Review – ASUS ROG Strix Scar III – Game your heart away

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ROG or Republic of Gamers, owned by ASUS, is a laptop PC gaming range you've probably heard of. The brand has enjoyed some success within the Australian marketplace, and with the recent announcement of the ROG STRIX gaming laptops,...

Google is upset with Samsung over ‘unnecessary’ changes to Android’s Kernel

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Samsung, which is Google’s biggest OEM partner, is naturally also one of the closest partners, but Samsung's latest moves - including modifying the Android kernel - have seen that partnership on some rocky shores. This week, Google’s Project Zero, tasked...

Nokia 2.2 Review – Could this device be the best budget smartphone?

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Nokia have recently introduced some new devices, mainly aimed at the budget to mid range end of the market and through their value for money have become a firm favourite since their relaunch 3 years ago. We have reviewed a...

Travelling overseas? Don’t pay bank fees, try a fee-free option

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Ever year, Australians are slugged hundreds of millions of dollars in fees for using their banking products overseas. While your daily banking services will work overseas, there's a good chance you're not getting a good deal. If you use your...

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