NBN Breaking News: No new HFC connections for several months

From 7pm AEDST Tuesday 2 February, NBN says they will not be accepting new orders from NBN retailers for HFC customers and they expect this to last for several months. NBN says that this decision will not affect the more than 1.9 million HFC premises already connected to the nbn, and they will also be […]

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Google to allow gambling apps on the Play Store

Google will allow gambling apps, advertisements and fantasy sports apps on the Play Store in Australia from 1st March, provided they follow a few guidelines. These apps must follow all other Google Play policies, and must be approved with governmental licensing to provide a gambling service, meaning only a select few operators can supply apps. […]

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Transport NSW Digital Opal Card trial kicks off, early invites sent out

From today, users across NSW can get access to a digital Opal Card for use across Sydney and New South Wales public transport networks. The move allows users to ditch the physical card, and tap on and off with their compatible mobile phones or smart accessories. Commuters have long been able to tap on and […]

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AGL Mobile is Australia’s newest telco

AGL today launched AGL Mobile, adding telco services to AGL’s energy and recently-announced broadband offerings. As with the NBN plans recently announced by AGL, the big draw to the new mobile plans are included discounts for bundling with an AGL energy plan. Plans are month-to-month with no cancellation fees, however porting your phone number out […]

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Huawei’s Watch GT 2 Pro is now available in Australia

Huawei today launched the Watch GT 2 Pro in Australia, adding to its wearable lineup. This model launched overseas late last year, and is available today in local stores. The Watch GT 2 Pro offers great features like previous models in the lineup, including long battery life up to two weeks, durable build quality and […]

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Xiaomi Smart Speaker Review — A decent Assistant speaker with a few quirks

It seems most companies are offering a smart speaker these days, and recently Xiaomi launched its own smart speaker. It’s their first real entry into the Australian market with a device of this sort. The Xiaomi Mi Smart Speaker is a Google Assistant driven speaker that offers some surprisingly good value. The Hardware While it’s […]

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Microsoft to ScoMo – we can fill the Google void with Bing

A report has surfaced from the Australian Financial Review that Microsoft had advised our Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, that its search engine Bing, can fill the void should Google withdraw its search from Australia. The report states that Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, held talks last week with Satya Nadella, Microsoft chief executive officer and president, […]

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Great Deal – Officeworks & JB Hi-Fi discounting the Moto RAZR (4G) to $799

Foldable devices have been the latest thing in mobile devices and tech the past couple of years, with Manufacturers such as Samsung, OPPO, Huawei, ZTE and Motorola all getting on the bandwagon but its seems the original Motorola RAZR (4G) is now $1000 cheaper, discounted to $799 at Officeworks and JB Hi-Fi. The deal is […]

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Android fan spends a month with an iPhone: Week 4 – Both have their place in the market, but Android still my choice

So over the last month, I’ve been using an iPhone. Not because I had to, but at least in part because I wanted to. A lot of comments from friends and the occasional taunt on social media about “not understanding” the iOS ecosystem and always insulting it. Well, now I can do that guilt-free because […]

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amber electric – real-time, wholesale electricity, on your mobile

While technology has revolutionised so much of modern life there’s still some things left behind, and the humble utility provider has been a big one. When you look at household expenses, your utilities can be a significant portion; between electricity, gas and water we spend hundreds if not thousands a year. Surely technology could bring […]

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