●      25th September 2019 – Sydney photography challenge for Youth finalists

●      26th September 2019 – winners announced

●      Grand Prize: $10,000 of Sony digital imaging gear (Youth category ineligible)

●      Category Prize Winners: $2,000 of Sony digital imaging gear per category

●      Youth Award: $2,000 of Sony digital imaging gear

Details here.

OPPO shows off under glass selfie camera

OPPO is the first to demonstrate an under-screen camera (USC) selfie that can get rid of unsightly notches or O-holes.

By integrating the front camera and the screen, USC provides users with a complete view, an immersive screen and an integrated body. It also enables users to see and capture the entire screen, take photos, use face unlock and make video calls.

USC features a customised camera module that captures more light; zoning control on the screen, together with “highly-transparent” material that enhances transmittance of light through the screen. 

Through OPPO’s customised algorithm, haze removal algorithm and white balance algorithm, USC can enable a complete photography experience and support features like smart beauty mode and photo filters. 

“As smartphones offer more functionalities than ever before, consumers have a higher demand for technologies that provide enhanced user experience,” said Michael Tran, Managing Director of OPPO Australia.

ITy Bytes 18 July

OPTUS craptus over NBN disconnection claims

The ACCC has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against Optus Internet Pty Limited and Optus Mobile Pty Limited (Optus), alleging Optus misled consumers about the need to move to the NBN or risk disconnection.

On 24 May 2018, Optus sent an email offering its NBN broadband services to 138,988 of its mobile customers and advising them that their broadband service would be ‘disconnected very soon’ and encouraging them to ‘make the switch before it’s too late.’

This is not the first time Optus has been craptus.

ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court said