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Oppo’s $529 mid-range metal smartphone reviewed

With phones hitting well and truly past the thousand dollar mark, the mid-range is now the attractive area to price a device, and with a tag of $529 outright and a decent spec sheet, Oppo’s R7s may well offer some of the best value out there.

5:14 pm 11/02/2016 By Leigh D. Stark
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LG previews the G5 with an always-on screen

Not a fan of being forced to switch on your screen to check notifications? LG might have a solution coming in a new phone.

11:10 am 11/02/2016 By Leigh D. Stark
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Optus gears up for the cashless revolution

Getting the notes out of your wallet and switching you to tap-and-go payment technologies was just the first stage. Next up, card companies will be getting into fashion.

4:18 pm 10/02/2016 By Leigh D. Stark
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Speed Demon: which phones deliver the fastest 4G?

If you spend a lot of time on the internet when you’re out and about, chances are you’re using your mobile as a hotspot. But how do you get the fastest speeds? You use a faster modem.

3:37 pm 10/02/2016 By Leigh D. Stark
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Telstra goes down, but your downloads on Sunday go up

This week, Telstra suffered a pretty serious outage, cutting mobile and data services on Tuesday. If you were affected, you’re probably angry, but on Sunday, you can take out your frustrations with free data.

10:18 am 10/02/2016 By Staff writers
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Oppo takes on budget buyers with a $299 metal phone

Just because you don’t want to spend almost a grand on a phone doesn’t mean you can’t get the goods, and Oppo is keen to show it, announcing a budget smartphone that will bring premium looks to a value phone.

2:56 pm 03/02/2016 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: HTC Desire 520

Whenever we hear the word “cheap” associated with a phone, we hit the deck, preparing ourselves for the onslaught of something awful. Can HTC’s Desire 520 shake us from this feeling?

4:31 pm 29/01/2016 By Leigh D. Stark
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Oppo’s R7s targets big iPhone buyers with mid-range prices

As smartphones start to climb in price, the middle ground is beginning to look more and more attractive, because why should you have to pay a grand for a new phone?

12:15 pm 19/01/2016 By Valens Quinn
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Security threat finds its way to iPhones, iPads doing the dodgy

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: there’s no such thing as a safe operating system, and proving this is a threat that has found a way to break into Apple’s normally fenced off garden that is the iPhone and iPad.

5:01 pm 18/01/2016 By Leigh D. Stark
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No OS is safe as security scares come to Mac, iOS

You might think that Windows is where all the security problems are, but the Apple side of things is also getting a security woe or two, as Symantec chimes in with some interesting information.

11:39 am 13/01/2016 By Leigh D. Stark

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