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Free Games Friday: Torque Burnout, Star Wars, Tales From The Borderlands

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.

Mobile Emergency: What To Do If You Just Lost Your Phone

We’ve come to depend on our smartphones so much that losing one can be a real problem, whether it’s gone missing in a restaurant or been grabbed on the subway. If you want to make sure your phone and its contents are protected, here’s what you need to do next.

App Deals: A Live Wallpaper That Visualises Notifications

Today’s best deals include Meter on Android, Whiteboard on iOS and Sengoku Jidai on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

Google Plans To Make Mobile Web Browsing Even Faster

Searching for online content has grown exponentially easier since my Nokia N80 (internet edition!), but Google thinks it can do even better. It’s testing a new HTML protocol that will make mobile internet shift gears for faster web surfing.

Swiftkey Has A Neural Network Keyboard And It's Creepily Good

It’s always been a little comforting that no matter how clever our smartphones get, the autocorrect will still be a hot mess of dumb suggestions. Well, Swiftkey’s new keyboard uses a neural network to think more like a human — and it’s almost too good at it.

Sony Xperia Z5, Compact And Premium: Australian Price And Release Date

Sony’s brand new flagship smartphone line now has three different screen sizes on offer in the 5.2-inch Z5, 4.6-inch Compact and 5.5-inch Premium variants. We finally know Australian pricing and availability, too; here’s when you can get one, and how much you’ll pay.

Virgin Mobile Offers An Extra 1GB Of Data For Listening To Music

It sounds too good to be true – free data for listening to free music? Sign us up. The deal is a partnership with streaming service Guvera and applies to all existing and new postpaid customers.

Aussie Android Sales Share Down Compared To Last Year

Based on data released by Kantar Worldpanel Comtech, over the past year sales share has shifted from Android to iOS and Windows Mobile. The data was collected up to the 30th of August, and the Android sales share in Australia actually took the biggest hit of any country worldwide.

Fairphone 2: A Smartphone Made With Entirely Open Hardware

Are you sick of having smartphones that can’t be repaired? You wind up creating e-waste instead of just fixing the darn thing up and using it for another year, and that’s just annoying. Enter the Fairphone 2, which is made with open hardware and is designed to be completely fixable.

App Deals: LIMBO On Sale For Android

Today’s best deals include LIMBO on Android, Tales From The Borderlands on iOS and Quoridor 3D on Windows Phone. Deals end without warning, so be quick!

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