smartphones

What Do Smartphones Need That They Don't Already Have?

Welcome to the first week of September, also known as crazy-insane IFA 2014 and iPhone event extravaganza. During the next 10 days we’ll see new handsets, smartwatches, and other tech paraphernalia from almost every major hardware manufacturer. So now I’m wondering, where do smartphones even go from here?


Our Favourite Android, iOS, And Windows Phone Apps Of The Week

It’s the start of Spring today Down Under! What other reason do you need to spring clean your apps and download some shiny new ones?


What's The Perfect Smartphone Screen Size?

Now that we have confirmation of Apple’s next iPhone event being just around the corner, it’s only a matter of days before we (very, very likely) see a bigger iPhone screen finally rounding out the bunch. Which got us thinking — what’s your ideal smartphone screen size?


Brace Yourselves: The iPhone/Android Wars Are Back In Town

With the announcement that Apple’s holding an event on September the 9th that’s likely to see the official reveal of the next iPhone, we’re going to shift back into the inevitable Android/iOS fan bickering. I really wish we wouldn’t.


A New Kind Of Chip Could Make Wearables Last Way Longer On A Charge

Smartwatches, Google Glass, even humble fitness trackers: all great, apart from the fact that the batteries last for what seems like minutes. But now, a new kind of low-power processor could change that.



Motorola's Phone-Unlocking Keyfob Might Be Getting Way More Useful

Released in tandem with the Moto X last year, the Motorola Skip was a handy, if slightly silly little NFC fob that you could use to unlock your phone. According to documents posted by Droid Life, the new version will be Bluetooth enabled, making it way more useful.


Lumia 530 Aussie Pricing Announced

Add another budget Lumia to the lineup. Microsoft’s announced local availability for the Lumia 530.


What Apps Do You Download First On A New Smartphone?

This week, ComScore published a report saying that 65.5 per cent of smartphone users over the age of 18 will go months without purchasing apps through their respective app stores. That seems like a particularly high considering all the great apps that come out every week, let alone every month.


50 Things Cortana Can Do Right Now (Compared To Siri And Google Now)

Cortana is Windows Phone’s answer to Siri and Google Now: A voice-activated artificially intelligent personal assistant with an only slightly off-putting robot voice. Technically, she’s still in beta on Windows 8.1, but PhoneBuff is here to show us 50 things Cortana can already do.


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