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WhatsApp Starts Testing Video Calling For Beta Users

Android: WhatsApp is one of the biggest chat apps in the world, but it’s still been missing one key feature until now: Video calling. If you’re running the WhatsApp beta, you can try it out.

The 'F Word' Is No Longer Deemed Offensive In Australia

An Australian judge has dismissed charges of offensive language against three marriage equality protesters who were caught on camera chanting swear words. Apparently, yelling expletives into a loudspeaker on public property no longer constitutes offensive language. Good to know.

Australia's Internet Satisfaction Has Hit Rock Bottom

Australians have one of the lowest broadband satisfaction ratings in the world, with a new Ipsos poll ranking us 23rd out of 26 countries. South Korea, with its average peak connection speed of 95.3Mbps, topped the list. (Well, duh.) The NBN clearly isn’t doing its job.

Android 7.1's Keyboard Is Hiding A Handy New GIF Search Tool

Android: Apps like Facebook Messenger have had built-in GIF search for a while, but now Google is adding it directly to the default keyboard in Android 7.1. It will even remember the ones you use the most.

How Repairable Is The Google Pixel XL?

Few of us would dare to crack open electronic goods to see what’s inside in fear of never being able to put them back together again. Luckily, iFixit specialises in gadget teardowns and it busted open the Google Pixel XL to investigate the guts of the new smartphone in order to assess just how easily it would be to repairable it.

Translation Tool Showdown: Google Translate Vs. Microsoft Translator

Whether you’re a globetrotter, language student, or business owner, tools like Google Translate and Microsoft Translator make it easier for everyone in the world to understand one another. But while both can translate text, speech, and images, they still each have their own quirks. So all aboard the showdown train! Next stop: translation station.

How To Be A Better Storyteller

Inspired gabblers can turn even the most uninteresting anecdote into a captivating tale, while less confident talkers can mutilate everything they say. Be you in search of small talk, or a way to impress at an interview, there are techniques that can help you craft more salient stories.

The Best Wallet-Friendly Camera Phones In Australia

Google reckons its new Pixel range have the best cameras in the business. And with a DxOMark score of 89 — the highest that’s ever been awarded to a smartphone — they might just be right. Unfortunately, the Pixel is expensive to buy outright and locked to Telstra when it comes to contract plans. Fortunately, you can get camera phones that are almost as good for much less money. Here are some of the best.

Use Present Tense To Make Your Stories More Engaging

Everyone wants to be a great conversationalist, whether you’re networking or just catching up with friends. Share your stories in the present tense to make them (and yourself!) more engaging and interesting.

Master The Six Qs To Make An Impression In Job Interviews

When you’re looking for a new job, you want to present yourself as a strong candidate. Showcase how you have mastered the “six Q’s”, basically six key skill areas, and you’ll come across as a better applicant.

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