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Security scare reveals the dangers of iPhone jailbreaking

Not everyone who owns an iPhone keeps their smartphone the way Apple would want it, and some opt for more control, removing the limits set out by the company. But this can have unfortunate consequences, as Symantec has found.

4:06 pm 03/09/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Huawei first with a “force touch” 4G smartphone

Apple’s use of a pressure-sensitive touch panel might have been a world first when it appeared in both the Apple Watch and the MacBook Pro, but Huawei is beating the iPhone maker to the punch in a phone.

1:49 pm 03/09/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Sony announces three Xperia phones, one with a 4K screen

It’s been a while since Sony announced a new flagship model was coming to Australia, but in the next couple of months, you’ll find three, and one of them manages to outdo every single smartphone screen out there.

11:45 am 03/09/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Amaysim encourages its users to have oodles of talk and text

For some people, phones are still the gadget that let you talk to others and message them, with internet usage and social activity secondary to these main functions. If that’s you, an updated plan from Amaysim may be ideal.

11:38 am 02/09/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Optus adds a little bandwidth for big broadband buffs

If you’re having trouble containing your data allowance on your tablet or WiFi hotspot and you’re on Optus Prepaid, good news: your data allowance and expiration is about to increase.

9:15 am 01/09/2015 By Staff writers
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HTC in with a $199 4G phone on Optus

Entry-level and mid-range are the new hot areas for phones, because you shouldn’t need to spend up a fortune to get high-class tech, and HTC is hoping to grab some attention with its own take on something sitting in between the segments.

12:33 pm 31/08/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Android apps posing problems, here’s what to avoid

Just because something exists on the app store doesn’t mean you should download it, and two apps are evident of that, with vulnerabilities popping up that might do you some harm.

4:47 pm 28/08/2015 By Leigh D. Stark
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Instagram gets over the square, allows rectangles too

Square photos have predominantly been seen as something of a retro thing, as people recall Polaroid-esque images through Instagram, but the photographic social network isn’t going to limit you to squares only from here on in.

3:25 pm 28/08/2015 By Staff writers
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It’s official: Apple is launching stuff on Sept 9 (Sept 10 in Australia)

Apple has confirmed the launch date for its latest products to be September 9, at an invitation only event in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. And we’ll be there.

9:46 am 28/08/2015 By Valens Quinn
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Trekkers get a new keyboard for Android with Swype

With the next generation of Nuance’s Swype keyboard replacement for Android, sci-fi buffs will get an original series of Star Trek-inspired designs to boldly take with them where no phone has gone before.

12:55 pm 27/08/2015 By Leigh D. Stark

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