The Smartphone Industry Pledge That Could Stop Your Phone Being Stolen

The likes of Apple, Google, Microsoft and other major figures in the smartphone industry have signed a pledge that will make it harder to steal mobile phones — from July 2015, at least. The pledge sees the companies promise to enable every smartphone user with the ability to remotely brick and wipe their phones when they’re stolen.

The New HTC One Has A High Performance Mode Just For Benchmarks

HTC has confessed that its new HTC One is able to detect benchmark testing tools and throw more resources at them, although rather than fudge the issue as Samsung did when it was rumbled pulling the same trick, HTC says this “High Performance Mode” is actually a feature.

New HTC One Teardown: This Is Why The Warranty Is So Good

The HTC One M8 may well be HTC’s best-ever smartphone, but you’d better keep it cocooned in bubble wrap — the latest teardown from the iFixit team shows that the new flagship Android device will be incredibly difficult to carry out DIY repairs on.

The Most Ethical Phone In The World Is Back In Production

The most popular phones in the world — the Samsungs, Apples, HTCs and Sonys — aren’t always manufactured in the most ethical ways. Tantalum, for example, is an integral ingredient in the capacitors inside your smartphone; it’s a rare element that is only found in high densities in a few places on the earth’s crust. One of those places is Congo, where armed conflict and civil war means tantalum mining is a deadly, slave-driven process.

Breakfast Wrap: Wednesday Night's Top Stories

Samsung Galaxy S5: Australian Telco Pricing Revealed So far, it’s looking like Vodafone is cheapest, with the bonus of double data on its $60 plan upwards.

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Will Let You Tap ‘N Pay With Westpac, Commbank If you’re a Commonwealth or Westpac customer with a wallet full of credit cards, this is a great reason to buy a new phone.

HTC One M8 2014: Everything You Need To Know Another mobile phone! We’ll be at the Australian launch of the new HTC One tonight, so stay tuned.

An Hour With The Photographer Behind Windows XP’s Iconic ‘Bliss’ Background With bug support for Windows XP ending in a few days, we chatted to the man responsible for the operating system’s most recognisable feature.

An Australian Rescue Helicopter Almost Had A Mid-Air Collision With A Drone This is why we need tougher regulations on the use of drones, especially where emergency services are involved.

You Can Buy The New HTC One On Google Play Right Now - But Only In The US

Following the launch of the all-new HTC One internationally yesterday, you can already buy one from the US Google Play Store, stripped of its HTC guff.

Inside The New HTC One Duo Camera: A Whole New Way To Shoot

There’s been loads of speculation about the HTC One M8′s strange new camera. With one large lens on the back and a slightly smaller one just above it, no one quite knew what to think. Is it just a 3D camera? Is one telephoto and one wide? Is it a light field camera like the Lytro? None of the above.

HTC One Priced Outright, On Telstra And Vodafone

HTC’s refreshed, reinvented One (M8) now has Australian pricing info. We now know how much it will cost when it’s released for sale on Telstra and Vodafone, as well as outright from HTC.

Breakfast Wrap: Tuesday Night's Best Stories

HTC One Live Blog: Follow The News As It Happened The all new HTC One has launched overnight in the US, and we were there. We’ll also cover tomorrow evening’s Australian launch.

HTC One M8 2014: Everything You Need To Know Here’s all the nitty-gritty detail on the One M8, including specifications, design and availability.

The New HTC One M8 Is Real, And It’s Gorgeous Feast your eyes on its metal beauty.

Jawbone UP24 Finally Released In Australia It’s been a long time coming, but one of our favourite fitness trackers is finally here.

Kogan Expanding Online Sales To New Zealand The Kogan online empire grows some more.

HTC One M8 2014: Everything You Need To Know

The HTC One you know and love from last year is all new again in the form of the HTC One M8. Yes, it’s really called that. Here’s everything you need to know.