Tagged With mobiles

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For sale: One corporate jet. Previous owner selling due to lack of cash flow brought on by poor business decisions, a failure to innovate and a perpetually delayed operating system. Condition: slightly used, some stains from where board members have cried themselves to sleep.

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Watching live TV on your mobile phone sounds appealing, but Telstra's Mobile FOXTEL option has never been particularly cheap. From July 27 that pain will ease a little with a simpler pack lineup and more live channels, but options for casual users are disappearing.

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Yesterday, the Commonwealth Bank minted the Android version of Kaching after months upon months of waiting for it, and the most notable thing in the app was the complete absence of NFC payments capabilities. The bank blames Google and device manufacturers for not giving it the keys to the secure element on Android devices, but chief marketing officer Andy Lark spoke to Gizmodo Australia briefly after the event, where he made his real feelings known.

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The demand for data on mobile devices is doubling year-on-year. But the availability of radio waves, known as spectrum, which broadcast all that data has remained constant since 2008. Estimates suggest that demand will exceed supply by 2013 — so what are we going to do?

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HTC's first Windows 7 smartphone in absolutely ages is also Telstra's first 4G smartphone not running Android. Does the combination add up to a must-buy smartphone? Read on to find out.

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Ever been told that you should fully discharge your battery to prolong its life? Or that jailbreaking your phone is illegal? Or that you should wait for the newest Intel processor because it's going to be "so much faster"? These are tech myths we hear all the time, and likely spread to our friends — but most are just a waste of your time (and in some cases, they can actually harm your gadgets). Here are some of the worst offenders.

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Good things come in small packages, so we're told. Motorola's Defy Mini takes the core parts of the Defy experience — most notably its rugged build — and drops it into a smaller form factor with a much lower asking price. Does that equate to good value?

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If last week's question about accidentally killing smartphones is any indication, we're all a clumsy bunch with a particular predilection towards dropping phones down the toilet. The standard "fix" for such things — beyond going begging for another phone — is to drop it in some kind of moisture absorbent material, with rice being the easiest and cheapest alternative.

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Zhengzhou is, according to most reports, where around 70 per cent of iPhones are made, but as with all things Foxconn, it's not always easy to get a look inside. This video shows the factory in its immense scale, as well as a walkthrough of the iPhone production process.