mobile phones

What Is 5G And How Does It Work?

If you take a stroll outside today, you’ll see a lot of people with mobile phones, phablets or tablets in their hands making calls, using the internet to catch up on the news, watch videos, or interacting with others via Facebook, Tumblr or Twitter.


How To Pick Your Next Android Phone: 2015 Edition

Fun fact: there are roughly seven different model Android phones per human on the planet. While that statement isn’t actually true, it seems close. Since you’ve got things to do, here’s what matters when buying a new Android phone.


Optus Offers 1GB Extra Data To 'SIM Only' Customers

To ring in the new year, Optus is offering My Plan Plus SIM Only customers an extra 1GB of data per month. The deal covers new and existing customers on all month-to-month BYO plans; including the cheapest $30 option which previously only offered 500 megabytes.


Ask LH: What Happens If I Use Two-Factor Authentication And Lose My Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, I’ve heard that I need to enable two-factor authentication on my phone, but it seems risky. What happens if I lose my phone? Will I lose my entire account? And if I change phones, how do I move the authenticator to a new device?


This Is What Looking Down At Your Mobile Phone Does To Your Spine

Our mobile phones and tablets have transformed the way we hold our bodies — and not for the better. Looking down at your device is like having a 30-kilo weight on your neck, according to a spine surgeon.


Why Tablets And Phones Can Be Bad For Really Young Kids

A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists.


A Developer's Guide To Monetising Your App

Dominic Williamson is an app developer who began his career as a psychology student with no prior coding experience. Within six months of changing to an IT degree, he had produced one of the most successful fitness apps on Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store, the Gym Pocket Guide. Here are some tips from Dominic that will help budding app developers make actual real money from their apps.


How Much You'll Have To Stretch Your Thumb To Use The New iPhones

The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were made available yesterday. Both are a bit bigger than previous versions of the phone, and that means using them is a little different. Over on Quartz, designer Scott Hurff shows how reachable the new phones are.


These Are The 39 Phone Companies And ISPs ACMA Has Formally Warned

One of the jobs of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is to track whether phone companies and internet service providers are meeting regulatory requirements. Today, it announced it had issued formal warnings to 39 providers for not meeting basic requirements around paperwork and customer information. That would make us cautious about using any of them.


RFSNA Site Helps You Find Current And Planned Mobile Base Stations

Curious about where the nearest mobile tower is? The Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFSNA) lets you search by address to find current mobile base station sites in Australia, as well as locations where new towers are proposed and details of any community consultations.