Skrillex Made Some Expensive Phone Cases With Google

Skrillex and Google have “teamed up” to bring a new line of Live Cases that juice your phone with new features.


NSA Planned To Sneak-Attack App Stores To Put Spyware On Smartphones

Another day, another cynicism-inducing reminder that the NSA hasn’t just been unlawfully dragnet spying on our digital lives — it has also rigged up new and complicated techniques to do so, like hijacking app stores to put spyware on smartphones.


What Happens Behind The Scenes When You Buy Things With Your Phone

You’ve decided to buy a new pair of shoes, and you’re going to pay for them by tapping your smartphone against the checkout stand. It’s just like using your credit card — except that it isn’t. Here’s what’s really happening to the money on your phone, when you spend it and when you are just carrying it around.


Free Games Friday: Boshi, SQUIDS, Ball Alien, Pixelmon Hunter

The weekend’s almost here, so you have time to relax and check out a free game (or three) on your smartphone. Here are the highlights from the last week.


Apple Prophet Says New iPhone Is Coming

We are apparently so desperate as a civilisation for news of the next iPhone that there are Apple diviners who specialize in predicting when it will come. Now the best of these diviners, KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, says he’s convinced the new iPhone is coming in August.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Twitch on Android, Colors on iOS and Battleship 3D War Game on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!


The Quickest Way To Send Photos In IMessage

A picture is worth a thousand words, so the old saying goes, so you’ll often want to snap a photo of what you’re seeing or looking like rather than try and describe it using old-fashioned text. If you’re on iMessage on iOS, there’s a shortcut you can use to get your images sent faster.


TPG's New Mobile Plan: 6GB Of Data For $45 Per Month

Need some cheap mobile data to go along with your unlimited calls and texts? TPG’s new mobile plans include 6GB of data for a $45 monthly fee, using the Optus network.


Oppo's Super-Thin R7 And R7 Plus: Coming To Australia

Overnight, Chinese smartphone maker Oppo announced two new and very impressive devices. Taking over from the already excellent R5, Oppo’s new R7 is a super-thin, 5-inch with a decidedly luxurious design and production process. There’s a 6-inch version, too, in the R7 Plus, and both are coming to Australia.


App Deals: Discounted iOS iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Apps

Today’s best deals include Voice Chat on Windows Phone, Momento on iOS and Layout from Instagram on Android. Deals end without warning, so be quick!