Remember when The Daily was launched by last year Rupert Murdoch? It was meant to save journalism by updating it with fresh, amazing content presented in a new and fancy tablet-only format. Doesn't look like that's working out so well, with reports pointing to the publication's demise before the year is out.
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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.
Optus had originally stated that it would launch its 4G services in the Newcastle region in April 2012, which it did… sort of. That was due to be followed up by capital cities in June, but that's looking shakier all the time, with the telco apparently still at the tendering stage for its 4G equipment.
Ouch. Things just go from bad to worse for the Blackberry vendor, as it's revealed that it's sitting on a stockpile of unsold Playbooks and Blackberry smartphones worth a billion bucks.
We've had a number of reports claiming Vodafone stores are getting stock in sealed boxes for some kind of product launch tomorrow. The rumour: Samsung is launching the Galaxy S III tomorrow. Then this image ended up in our tips inbox.
The rumour mills are whirring into a frenzy over pictures that suggest the next iPhone may feature a smaller docking connector, with some commenting that it could be a Thunderbolt port. It'd be a fascinating move for Apple — but I doubt it'll happen.
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.
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.
It's been a long time coming — and hardly a secret — but Telstra's confirmed that it'll be selling its first 4G Windows Phone 7 handset — and only its third 4G handset overall — from next Tuesday.
Last week we took at a crack at nominating the most stylish smartphones. That stirred up a really lively conversation – so let’s take a look at laptops and ultrabooks. For many laptop buyers, how it looks is just as vital as how it runs. Which mobile machine do you think has that extra dash of style? Here are ten candidates to get things started...