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Google is helping users break out of the Apple walled garden with Switch to...

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There are several barriers to moving between the major mobile operating systems. This is particularly difficult if you're moving from iOS to Android. Google is doing its bit to make a move from iOS...

Apple iPhone SE 2022 Review — Can Apple “do” budget?

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What's this, an iPhone review on Ausdroid? Yeah, we're not so locked in our ways that we can't at least look at that other OS. We did the same last year when I spent a...

History of Corning Gorilla Glass: how it makes our phone screens scratch & drop...

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For over a decade, the best mobile phones have often listed Corning Gorilla Glass front and/or back protection in their specifications, and more recently, wearables have used it as well. Competitors to Corning Gorilla...

Google Messages begins a limited feature rollout

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Over the last 18 months, Google Messages has seen a continuous stream of upgrades and feature additions. Previously we saw the potential for some tablet-style features including sorting by categories. Sources in the US show...

Is Google finally ready for a big swing at the tablet market?

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Tablets have been a "thing" for over 10 years with the biggest success clearly being the Apple iPad. There have been some very good Android tablets along the way -- I still miss my...

Matter: Why it matters in 2022

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Ask a physicist what Matter is and you’ll get a long-winded answer about life, the universe and everything. But in the tech world, that answer has changed and - in the context of smart...

Google SVP Hiroshi Lockheimer takes aim at Apple over messaging again

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Following the, far more subtle, dig at Apple in early October 2021 Hiroshi Lockeimer has given Apple both barrels. Taking aim at its now documented "lock-in" strategy, questioning the morals of using Apple...

What’s in my bag? Phil’s 2022 gear cache

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I’ve done this in the past, the last one in 2020 and have recently had a number of requests to update what I carry when I’m on the go. Typically I’ve got review...

Vodafone offers vouchers up to $1,200.00 to use on a new device with an...

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In days gone by, you could get your desired handset subsidised by carriers when you contracted for a set term. More recently, we've seen a movement to buyers being able to repay --...

Google Messages gives us a first glimpse of iMessage interoperability

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When it comes to messaging, iMessage has the entire Apple ecosystem behind it making it one of the leaders. Google has -- after a couple of false starts -- continued to work hard...

3 months free Apple TV+ for Aussie LG Smart TV owners

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Free offers are always worth checking out. From next Tuesday November 16th Australian LG Smart TV owners will be able to explore watching Apple TV+ free for the first 3 months, as long as...

Active or Passive? Your Android phone works best with 1 kind of USB-C to...

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Someone in my family recently bought an OPPO Find X3 Neo and asked me how they can continue to use their favourite Sony cabled headphones with it. I know that the Find X3 series of...

Roundup: Samsung Galaxy and iPhone Antimicrobial phone cases

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Your smartphone is probably not very clean considering you touch it all day, including during meal times. If you're considering a phone case that's anti microbial there are several brands which sell them, note these...

Google’s Nexus Twitter account trolls Apple on iPhone day after years dormant

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Imagine the surprise when I awoke to find a notification of a tweet from @googlenexus this morning. The account hasn't posted a new tweet in nearly four years or even responded to one...

FaceTime on Android and Windows announced at WWDC

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No, that's not a mistake. Apple really did announce that FaceTime is coming to Android and Windows as part of their WWDC Keynote overnight. The downside is that it's not going to...

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