If you read certain tech sites, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the only smartphones worth owning are top-of-the-range flagship models (it's all they ever talk about.) In reality, very few people need a smartphone that costs $1200 - or even half that price.

For well under $500, it's possible to snap up a great handset with all the essential features - including fast performance, an excellent camera and decent battery life. Here are five of the best.


Small improvements can all add up to make a big difference. And we're talking small improvements here. Tiny ones. It's clear that the idea of marginal gains has had a huge impact in the world of professional sports and performance. I wanted to find out how we can take some of these learnings and apply them to our own lives to make things a little easier, our routines a little healthier and our minds a little clearer. Here are five things simple things you can improve that will make a difference to your life in a small but meaningful way.


The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released its average weekly earnings report which does exactly what it says on the tin. By taking the average weekly earnings and multiplying them by 52, it's possible to work out the average annual wage in Australia. Here's how much you want to be earning.