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Here's Everything We Know About 'Pixel': The First Smartphone Built By Google

In two weeks from now we will likely have official confirmation of brand new smartphones from Google, the first to be designed by the company itself.

The web giant has teased an unveiling set for 2am AEST October 5, and unless it’s planning to reveal a completely unexpected product that just happens to have the rounded oblong dimensions of a smartphone, it seems like the long-held rumours of a Google phone will come to pass. Here’s everything we know so far.


Postbox 5 Adds Dynamic Responses And Quick Forwarding To Other Services

Windows/macOS Sierra: With the launch of macOS Sierra, Postbox, one of our favourite desktop email clients, just got a huge update as well. Postbox 5 features custom placeholders for your canned responses, anti-tracking alerts and the ability to instantly forward important messages to Evernote, Slack and Zapier.


Lower Your iMessage Image Quality To Free Up Space And Bandwidth On Your iPhone

iOS: Messages can take up a lot of space on your iPhone. It’s simple enough to go in and delete old messages (and the photos that came with them) to free up space. However, there’s another option: Lower your image quality and size to begin with.


Planhacker: Which NBN Tier Provides The Best Value?

Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) currently provides five wholesale access speeds known as “tiers”. The highest tier (Tier 5) provides download speeds of up to 100 Mbps, while the lowest tier (Tier 1) barely rivals traditional ADSL2+. But how do they compare on price? Let’s find out…


Why You Shouldn't Trust Amazon 'Reviewers' Who Receive Free Products

It goes without saying that not all Amazon reviews can be trusted. That glowing five-star review for an el cheapo hair drier was posted by the manufacturer. That scathing review of the iPhone 7 came from an Android fan who never tested the product. And so on and so forth.

But what about reviews from regular users who received a free or discounted product in exchange for “unbiased” feedback? Well, it turns out they’re the least trustworthy of all. According to a new study by ReviewMeta, Amazon reviewers who use incentive disclaimers usually rate the products a lot higher. Well, duh.


Airmail For iPhone Gets A Bunch Of iOS 10 Integration Features

iOS: iOS 10 brought a ton of great new features and opened things up to third-party apps. Airmail, one of the best iPhone email apps, is taking advantage of those new features with an update today.


How To Tell If You Have A Dodgy Samsung Galaxy Note 7

In case you’ve somehow missed the news, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is being recalled due to a nasty case of occasionally exploding battery. If you’re buying a used one, however, you can find out if its safe by looking for the green battery indicator.


The LG X Power Is A $349 Smartphone With A 4100mah Battery

At first glance, the LG X Power looks like pretty much every other budget Android phone on the market. However, a glance at the specifications reveals its secret power — a massive 4100mah battery that reportedly lasts nearly twice as long as high-end phones from the likes of Samsung and Apple. Here are the specs and where to get it.


How To Downgrade iOS 10 Back To iOS 9

iOS: We’re fans of iOS 10, but not everyone’s enjoying Apple’s newest operating system. If you want to go back to iOS 9, you have a limited time window for doing so, so you should do it now while you still can.


How To Discourage Idiot Colleagues On Talk Like A Pirate Day

Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day (AKA every office jerk’s favourite day of the year.) If you’re sick of hearing multiple exclamations of “shiver me timbers”, “matey” and “arrrrr!”, you need to take matters into your own hands. Here are some methods to kill vernacular piracy dead.


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