These days, Optus seems to spend most of its money on content deals — but it's also investing in network infrastructure for the people that need it the most. Optus will build 500 new mobile sites out across rural regional parts of Australia, will upgrade 1800 sites from 3G to 4G, and will boost existing sites with better 4G and small cell satellite coverage at a cost of $1 billion — the largest regional investment in its 25 year history as a company.
Google is stepping up its effort to block phishing attempts that use app permissions to gain access to users' Gmail accounts. These phishing attacks invite users to grant an app permission to manage their Google account — which a lot of safe apps do, too — and then exploit those permissions to take over an account or send spam.
If there's one thing smartphone cameras have going for them, it's that they're not cameras — and that means they're not big, obtrusive, uncomfortable objects thrust into the face of unwilling subjetcs. Huawei's 100 Portraits project brought together some of the region's most talented photographers, including New Zealand's Stu Robertson, to capture compelling stories in portrait form with the Huawei P10's dual-lens cameras.
You might be tempted to think this is just a cool experiment, but don't be surprised when Mark Zuckerberg rips it off and it's suddenly packaged with Instagram.
Remember when encrypting stuff was really hard? It kinda drives me crazy to think about how much time I wasted trying to set up encrypted OTR chat on Adium a few years ago, and now we can just download Signal or WhatsApp or Messenger and bam! Our chats are encrypted, just like that. We can even have an encrypted group chat. We're so cyber-spoiled these days.
Samsung's refurbished Galaxy Note7, AKA the Note Fan Edition, was announced last month. But instead of excitement, everyone had one question in mind: Will it also explode?
With the introduction of iOS 11 and a development tool called ARKit, Apple is betting that augmented reality could be the next revolutionary feature for smartphones. At the very least, it's facilitated a secret feature that lets iPhone users pretend they're giant monsters stomping through a tiny city.
Having guided you through the not-all-that-straightforward process of switching from Android to iOS, we're back to tell you how to go in the opposite direction. (Make your mind up will you?) Going from Apple-powered devices to Google's platform is either ridiculously easy or rather taxing, depending on your current setup.