LG Adds Budget Spirit And Leon Phones To Its Australian Offering

LG is gearing up to announce the not-at-all-secret LG G4, but meanwhile, it has also announced the LG Spirit and Leon phones for the Australian market.

Microsoft Announces Lumia 640/640XL Australian Pricing

Microsoft announced the mid-range Lumia 640 and 640XL at Mobile World Congress, and today it has released local availability and pricing details.

What I Learnt From A Week Away From Tech Distractions

My days are filled with emails, pings and notifications. So much so that I forgot what it was like to be away from all of the distractions of technology I’ve grown accustomed to. Here are some lessons I learnt spending a week away from it all, and how you can incorporate them in your own life.

Briefly: Best Smartphone Keyboards, Tesla Model S 70D, Teens Vs '90s Music

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: 12 smartphone keyboards that are trying to reinvent mobile typing, Tesla unveils new dual-motor electric car, teens listen to early 1990-era music for the first time.

Build Your Own Smartphone Powered By Raspberry Pi

You wouldn’t think of it to look at it, but the Raspberry Pi can make a pretty decent DIY smartphone. Instructables user Mach_5 shows you how to do it.

Are Smartphones Better Than Fitness Trackers?

If you want to measure your walking pace, there’s no shortage of fitness bands that you can buy to help you along the way. Equally, a number of smartphones offer step tracking too. Which approach is best?

Microsoft Wants To Turn Android Phones Into Windows 10 Phones

If you can’t beat them, convert them? That seems to be the idea behind a custom ROM that Microsoft’s working on that will turn Android phones into Windows 10 phones.

Five Best Mobile Document Scanning Apps

Scanning receipts while you travel, notes on a whiteboard, or sketches on an envelope can be easy with the right tools. The best apps for the job take a snapshot, offer text recognition, and save your scan to the cloud for future reference on other devices. This week, we’re looking at five of the best smartphone apps that get the job done.

Next NSW Election Could Decide If State Gets Digital Drivers Licences

Fancy swapping your plastic vehicular permission slip for an electronic one? NSW drivers could find themselves in a few years’ time pulling out their smartphones rather than their wallets when asked for ID, if the state government survives this month’s election.

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.