You might have memories of ZTE as a cheap mobile brand, making throwaway phones you'd give to your aunt just for texts and phone calls. But two new phones from ZTE want to take on the best of Samsung and Apple and China's own Huawei. The Axon 7 is compatible with Google's Daydream VR, has "professional quality audio" chips inside as well as — weirdly — support for Dolby Atmos.
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Huawei's big-screened Mate 9, previewed at CES this year, picked up a bunch of awards at the show for its impressive spec sheet and massive high-density battery. Combine that with the dual-lens Leica camera and you've got the recipe for a pretty tempting phone. Here's how much it'll cost and when you'll be able to get one in Australia.
If you've caught a domestic or international flight any time over the last few months, you would have heard a pilot or cabin crew make an announcement about the Galaxy Note7 — specifically about how you're not allowed to have one of the potentially explosive devices on a plane.
Now that over 95 per cent of Note7s have been returned to Samsung in Australia — with just over 2000 devices left unaccounted for — it's hoping that Australia's airline safety watchdog will follow the US in removing the mandate for carriers to keep on reminding us about the Note7 every damn time we sit down on a plane.
HTC is reinventing itself. It's no longer the old-school Android smartphone company of a few years ago. It's leaving that behind along with its old, industrial, metal-bodied line-up of One smartphones. Instead, the new HTC is positioning itself as slick and modern, and it's doing that with two new phones built around shiny glass backs and funky colours, with AI smarts that make your life better.
If you're buying a phone in Australia, there's a pretty damn good chance that it's running Android or iOS. Apple is far and away the most popular brand, but it's not the most popular platform. 50.1 per cent of all phones sold in Australia in the middle three months of 2016 ran the Android operating system, just beating out Apple's iOS. But Blackberry or Windows Phone? Hardly worth writing home about.
A new year means a new opportunity to put into practice all those good habits you keep promising to stick to — like keeping a journal, for instance. Journaling has actually been proved to do wonders for your health, and it can keep your creative juices flowing too, as well as giving you an archive of memories to look back on. Here are the best mobile apps for getting your thoughts down.
We've spent the last week scouring the halls and show floors of the Consumer Electronics Show in gaudy Las Vegas, and we've found something worth writing home about. A few new smartphones big and small, expensive and inexpensive, and a few world firsts, were on display — and will be coming to Australia.
We're all disappearing under a virtual avalanche of photos and videos, and no one's really sure about how to organise it all — though Apple and Google keep trying. Android and iOS both have smart photo services built in nowadays, but what happens when you want to jump from one to the other? Here's what you need to know.
Google Keep has been quietly storing our grocery lists and random musings since 2013, but since then it's evolved to handle much more than daily task reminders and phone numbers of friends. Here are 5 extra features you can make use of next time you launch the app.
Music production isn't the only area in which smartphones and tablets can help those with no experience (or talent) push out something slick and professional. Here are the best apps for creating eye-catching works of art, whether or not you've ever put digital pen (or paintbrush) to virtual paper before.
Music apps are some of the most rewarding to download because the payoff is immediate and they're usually easy to play. Not only can the right apps help people make music wherever their smarphone goes, but it can also spark creativity in those with little-or-no musical talent. Here are some of the best apps for composing songs, casual beat-makers, and other people that just want to mess around and see what happens.
You wouldn't say it to their faces, but a lot of the time, your friends are pretty boring. Which is why you need to subscribe to updates from some of the much cooler, more famous celebrities on Snapchat. The way to do it isn't obvious, but we'll take you through it step by step.
Google Calendar isn't just for remembering your appointments and meetings any more, because it now has a far more productive feature built into it, one that helps you set goals and work toward them over time. Whether you want to start working out more often or need to finish the David Foster Wallace novel, here's how Google Calendar can help.
For a lot of us, the only reason you even snap a photo in the first place is so you can share it with family and friends. The problem is, most of the time you don't want to blast all of your friends on Facebook or Twitter with pictures from your kid's birthday party. This can make sharing personal photos a little more difficult. Here are a handful of apps that help mitigate that problem by making it easier to share more selectively.
Good news: the best read-it-later service, Instapaper, is now giving away premium features for free, which means most of us have got a whole bunch of new goodies to play around with. Here are ten of Instapaper's best features you might not know about.
We think Google's soft, friendly Daydream View virtual reality headset is — just quietly — one of the biggest leaps forward that VR has had this year. It's relatively affordable, easy to set up and use, and includes a motion-sensitive controller, so all you need is a new phone to use it with. As of today, the headset now ships to Australia in two new colours and there's a bunch of new VR-ready apps.