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In Australia There Are More Old Mobile Phones Than People

The number of old mobile phones cluttering up Australian homes has reached a whopping 25.5 million handsets, of which four million are broken and no longer even working.

Consumer smartphone saturation and hoarding behaviour in Aussies has created what e-waste experts are calling a ‘critical mass’ of mobile phone clutter, as they call for more education around recycling.


7 Apps, eBooks, Podcasts And Courses For Autism Education On Your Smartphone

There are one in 100 Australians living on the spectrum, and with World Autism Awareness Day tomorrow, 2 April, we’ve put together a collection of educational resources for your smartphone or tablet.

These ebooks, audiobooks, apps, courses and podcasts explore different facets of the autism spectrum for parents, kids and students.


Australian Smartphone Sales Dropped By 1 Million In 2015, But Are Forecast To Rise

1 million less smartphones were sold in 2015, with the market “maturing” and the higher cost of premium models pinpointed as the reason. The Telsyte Australian Smartphone and Wearable Devices Market Study 2016 found 7.9 million smartphones were sold in 2015 compared with 8.9 million in 2014 — that’s an 11 per cent decline.

The future is looking up though, with a forecast 8.4 million units to be sold due to an anticipated major iPhone refresh, a stronger line up of Android-based handsets and new smart accessories that complement latest smartphones such as Virtual Reality headsets.


8 Ways To Use Your Phone As A Scientific Instrument

Your smartphone already wears a number of hats: camera, MP3 player, and it can even make and receive calls — but with the right set of apps, you can do much more with your handset. Here are 8 scientific instruments your phone is capable of transforming into.


The Most Important New Smartphone Feature Is A Little Magic Slot

When LG announced its new flagship smartphone, the G5, at Mobile World Congress, it did something radically different. At the base of the phone, LG built a small slot that might just change everything.


Apple Is Already Being Sued Over The 'Error 53' Issue

Find any problem with an Apple device, and sure as carrion crows will rip the still-beating heart from a carcass, class action lawyers will assemble. So it goes with Error 53, the latest (non) issue to befall Cupertino.


Smartphone Technology Could Be The Key To Aiding Australia's Indigenous Blindness Crisis

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are six times more likely to go partially or completely blind than non-Indigenous Australians.


The Next-Gen Tech That'll Improve Your Laptop And Smartphone Battery

We all want our favourite devices to go longer between charges, but so far improvements have been incremental at best. Chin up though — here are 8 coming advancements that will ease life battery woes.


Hands On: Telstra Tough Max

Are you one of those people who gets a little rough with their gadgets? Telstra has a fix for you, in the form of a dust and waterproof phone aimed at those who spend a lot of time outdoors. Check out the video as we have a little fun testing the Tough Max.


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.


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