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ANZ customers can now Apple Pay

April 28, 2016

ANZ today announced it will offer Apple Pay to its five million customers in Australia. This enables ANZ card account holders to use their compatible iPhones to make

HTC’s 10 is here: metal with UltraPixels, 24-bit sound

April 12, 2016

It can be hard to discern the difference between flagship phones these days, but HTC is hoping to sweeten the deal with a focus on design, sound, and camera quality to make its 2016 phone the best of the bunch.

Google’s new Nexus phones are here and no longer mid-range

October 27, 2015

There was a time when Google’s own devices were designed to bring in new customers not terribly familiar with Android, employing sub-$500 prices to get people on board. Not so anymore.

Sony’s Xperia Z5 range arrives in Australia

October 9, 2015

Apple’s iPhone 6S and 6S Plus might win the attention of Apple fanboys, but over in the Android world, eyes are on Sony because it has three models on the way to grab lovers of Google’s mobiles.

Tap and Pay comes to Galaxy S6, S6 Edge owners at Westpac

April 28, 2015

In the future, you’ll be able to leave your wallet at home, and you might not even have one altogether. That’s the idea, anyway, as Westpac joins CommBank and switches NFC payments on for owners of the Samsung Galaxy S6.

Sony gives two 30x compacts the ability to take selfies

April 15, 2015

We all know what a “selfie” is, but we’re not always happy with the outcome, and sometimes that’s just because of the quality of photos, but what if you had a compact camera that you could see the image on? As of June, Sony will have two.

Samsung launches Galaxy S6, S6 Edge; pricing revealed

March 30, 2015

Samsung’s new line-up of Galaxy phones is almost here, with a release date in early April, but if you’re eyeing one, you’ll want to know the price, and in line with other new smartphones, neither the Galaxy S6 or its S6 Edge sibling are particularly cheap.

Canon offers enthusiast photographers and videographers a choice

February 6, 2015

Part of the reason cameras have been getting smaller over the years has been the convergence of technologies. For instance, you don’t need a top LCD if the big one at the back can do it. But while Canon has made changes like that in its own cameras, it will now be giving camera owners the choice.

LG flexes its hand with a second curved smartphone

January 8, 2015

One of the most frustrating things about owning a smartphone is knowing that the screen can shatter, but curved displays can help stop this LG experimented in that area last year, and in 2015, it’s back with a new phone that hopes to make the idea even stronger.

Sony’s Walkman is all about the high-res audio this year

January 7, 2015

You can’t take a record player with you, because it’s big, bulky, and just not portable, so what do you do when you want high-res sound on the go? This year, you might be turning to a Walkman.

HTC’s 13 megapixel photography phone landing in Australia shortly

November 18, 2014

Like taking pictures? Like taking selfies? If you checked yes on both of those, HTC’s next phone might be for you, and as luck would have it, you’ll even find it on shelves soon enough, too.

Parrot updates Zik wireless headphones with artist-designed dynamic sound

November 11, 2014

Musicians rarely get an influence on how headphones interpret their music, but a new pair from Parrot could fix that on an album by album basis.

Google taps Motorola and HTC for next Nexus products with the 6 and 9

October 16, 2014

If you like big phones or thin tablets and love the Android thing, two new products are on the way to provide some competition to Apple, and start showing the world how the next iteration of Android should look.

Plantronics goes into noise cancelling, cuts cords in the process

September 25, 2014

We’ve seen plenty of headsets from Plantronics in the past, and now the company that has sent headphones into space is cutting noise from your overseas plane trip, with its first active noise cancelling cans.

Panasonic outs a Lumix phone — yes, we said phone

September 16, 2014

Overseas, there’s a bunch of things happening in the world of cameras, with Photokina on in Germany showcasing all that’s new in the world of cameras and digital cameras, and one of the important things happening is actually a phone.

Apple launches iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

September 10, 2014

Following the Android driven trend of larger mobile phone displays, Apple has released two new models, both of which are larger, and thinner, than previous iPhones.

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