smartphones

Five New Ways To Improve Your Fitness

Getting fit requires willpower, determination and planning — but that doesn’t mean that you can’t help the process along with the right gadgets and apps. Here are five recent contenders to consider.


Sadapter Adapts Micro SIMs And Nano SIMs To Different Sizes

Being able to swap your SIM card into a different phone is great — until you find out it isn’t the right size. If you need to fit your nano SIM into a micro SIM slot, the Sadapter can help.


Use A Silent Ringtone As The Default To Minimise Distractions

Smartphones can be great, but they only give you a few options to handle incoming calls: ring, vibrate or silent. You can eliminate distractions by using a silent ringtone as the default and changing it for just the important contacts.


Five New Apps To Buy

So you’ve acquired a shiny new tablet or phone, but what apps should you install on it? Here are five recent apps that are definitely worth checking out.


Five New Gadgets To Buy

We’re finally getting to that special time of year when all the new toys come out. New smartphones, tablets, and wearables are all the rage right now; this most recent crop of devices all improve substantially on their predecessors — you’ll find new features, improved specifications, and refined designs. Here are five new gadgets available now or soon that we really think you ought to be lusting over.


Planhacker: All The Samsung Galaxy S5 Contract Deals (Updated)

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 goes on sale on 11 April, and you can place pre-orders from 9am on 27 March. Telstra, Optus, Virgin Mobile and Vodafone are all offering the phone on contract, but who has the best deal? We’ve rounded up all the offers.


Use Your Phone To See Without Glasses

Our smartphones are incredibly powerful tiny computers, and they’re useful for a lot. This video roundup from the folks at Buzzfeed go over some clever ways to use your phone to get around, see without your glasses, save money at the store, and keep tabs on things you normally lose track of.


Telstra Selling Unlocked Xperia Z1 Compacts In-Store For $552

Android is currently enjoying a good run on the device front. Between the Nexus 5 offering amazing bang-for-buck and well-designed handsets such as the Moto X if you’re after a bit more, it’s hard to go wrong when buying a smartphone powered by Google’s OS. And, for those after something more portable, you can now pick up Sony’s Xperia Z1 Compact, unlocked from Telstra for the tidy sum of $552.


Ask LH: What Should I Do If I Break My Phone?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m clumsy. I dropped my phone and broke its screen badly. The problem is I don’t have the money to spend on a new phone right away. What are my options?


This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You’re in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian mobile networks (Optus, Telstra and Vodafone), and tell you when you can expect them on your device.