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Optus has had 4G LTE testing sites in New South Wales for a while now, experimenting with network capacity and throughput to multiple devices. With 4G technology advancing and speeds increasing, telcos have to keep adding new hardware and tweaking it to provide maximum performance to their customers. Optus’ latest network test has turned up some impressive numbers.
Vodafone has dropped the price of its prepaid international call rates in 12 countries: Bangladesh, Thailand, Lebanon, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Germany, Turkey and Jordan. In addition, prepaid customers will receive 250MB of data for all international recharges $20 and above from now until 3 March.
Traffic accidents are annoying enough on their own, but they’re even worse when they’re caused by a complete idiot. This Russian man takes a little initiative by dispensing some righteous road justice. Not to the driver that (almost) caused the mess, but to the driver’s mobile phone.
It might not just be your ears that are stuffed with wax for long — because researchers want to pack your phone full of the stuff too. In the process of trying to make processors more efficient, they hit on an intriguing idea: cover the chip in a mesh of wax that can melt and absorb some of that excess heat when the processor is pushed.
It’s no secret that a smaller version of the Galaxy S4, known as the Galaxy S4 Mini, is on its way. Nor is it hush-hush that a camera/phone hybrid known as the Galaxy S4 Zoom is coming. While there’s still no information about when these will arrive on our shores, we just got a little play time with them. Here are our first impressions.
Apple’s rumoured to be dropping its next iPhone September 10. Sure, year two of an iPhone design cycle typically means an incrementally improved upon device, but it could be a bigger launch than anticipated — and not just because of the rumoured iPhone 5c.
Here’s an interesting figure: every month, 150,000 Australians port their mobile number from one provider to another. That number is likely to rise drastically this month with the closure of Kogan Mobile, but industry bodies say extra staff are being put on to ensure major delays don’t happen.