China's telecommunications and networking giant Huawei today launched a charm offensive to convince Australian MPs that they have nothing to fear. In fact, Australia's 5G wireless network would be considerably worse off without the company's input. Here's what you need to know.
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According to the latest hardware leaks, Apple will be launching three new phones in 2018 - including a followup to its polarising flagship, the notch-equipped iPhone X. Here are five things you need to know about the upcoming phone, based on the latest credible leaks and rumours, including images of a 6.5-inch screen.
Huawei is receiving rave reviews for its latest handset, the P20 Pro. Even in the United States, where the phone isn't on sale, reviewers are importing the device to declare it the phone of the year. The praise is understandable - it pushes the camera past its nearest competitors and is arguably the prettiest phone ever built.
And yet... I find it difficult to wholeheartedly recommend this phone in the current climate.
We all know it's a bad idea to use electronic screens directly before bed. (Despite this, most of us do it anyway -- those Netflix shows aren't going to watch themselves, right?) The artificial light emitted by laptops, tablets and smartphones has been linked to disrupted sleep alongside a variety of more serious ailments. But is it actually dangerous? The evidence in this infographic makes for some scary reading...
When we think of the leading smartphone makers, Apple and Samsung are probably the first to come to mind but the top five is usually rounded out by the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and OPPO and we often forget is that the "Other" category, outside the top five, accounts for well over a third of the global market. And that's where you'll find Vivo, a company that is big in China and India. And their X21 brings an in-display fingerprint scanner to the market.
Last week, we reported on a leaked Google Pixel 3 XL screen protector that had an iPhone X-esque notch on top. Now, an alleged photo of the actual phone has appeared online - and that telltale little rectangle is plain as day. We're all going to have to get used to notches - they're here to stay.
There's plenty of phones on the market, but not much in the way of specific gaming phones. Motorola has tried to target the gaming market with specific accessories, while Razer upped the ante with the release of the Razer Phone. Both of those now have a proper, beefier competitor: the ROG Phone, a phone so beefy that ASUS claims it's faster than a Samsung S9 or an iPhone X.
Samsung is not a company to rest on its laurels. Barely three months after the launch of the Galaxy S9, the manufacturer is reportedly working on a tougher and more powerful version for specalist users. Enter the Galaxy S9 Active SM-G893.
Though many potential smartphone buyers are after the Biggest and Best that they can find, there are those of us that like to stick to cheap phones that just get the job done - a cheeky phone call every now and again, easy texting and an occasional jaunt online to check the news. If that's you, you're probably looking for a mid-range phone that doesn't break the bank, so we've rounded up the best of them. Plenty of familiar names here -- and plenty of bargains too.
With its peerless camera, instant OS updates and sleek design, the Pixel 2 is arguably the best Android smartphone on the market. Today, the internet caught its first glimpse of the Pixel 3 - and it's looking quite different to its predecessor. It appears that an iPhone X-esque notch is coming to the Pixel family.
More and more phones are adding wireless charging capabilities, but if you're using an older handset or one that still needs a cable to juice up — hello, Google Pixel 2 — you don't have to be left out of the party. Here's a straightforward guide to the kit you need to charge up any phone by just placing it down on a surface.
In a perfect world, we would all ignore our phones while behind the wheel, but the sad truth is that some people just can't resist the dopamine boost of a new text message or Facebook notification.
Android P is here, for those who want it, with a compatible device and the patience to put up with a few extra bugs and crashes. We've been playing around with the beta OS on a Pixel 2, and these are the most promising features we've come across so far - including a few hidden goodies Google hasn't mentioned yet.
Android/iOS: Sometimes when you show pictures to a friend or relative, they start rudely swiping to other pictures. We have a hack for that. But what if they start opening other apps? Good Lord! I was shocked to hear people do this. But you can stop them. Here's how to enable the Guided Access shortcut and easily lock people into one app when they borrow your phone. You can even use it to entirely freeze your phone on one screen.
For the past few months, die-hard Android users have been busy testing the Android P developer preview. While that already contains some great new features, the just-released beta update brings even more innovation to the table. We think it's going to be Google's most significant mobile operating system in years. Here are five new features you need to know about.
The concept of an Android smartphone that you can fold up and put in your pocket is inching closer to reality. According to the latest leaked reports, Samsung's long-rumoured folding Galaxy X is set to make its debut in under a year. Here's what you need to know.
Hack your notification badges. Go greyscale. Announce the reason you are about to look at your phone. There are endless tactics available these days to help you reduce the amount of time you spend on your phone.
Is it going to be called Pumpkin Pie or Peppermint Patty? Or how about Popsicle? Well, whatever Google ends up deciding on, if history is any indication, we're not going to know for sure until spring. So to hold us over, why don't we take a look at all the new updates and features Google showed off for Android at I/O 2018?