Google confirms that YouTube subscriptions and purchases don’t count towards Google Play Points

When Google launched its Google Play loyalty rewards program – Google Play Points – we had assumed that all of Google’s digital services, subscriptions and purchases would be included when calculating a user’s points balance. It turns out we shouldn’t assume. Google has confirmed to Ausdroid this week that subscriptions and purchases made via YouTube […]

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Weekend Warrior: HyperX Pulsefire Haste – a serious lightweight weapon

HyperX has this week, released the HyperX Pulsefire Haste gaming mouse into the Australian market. It’s a seriously lightweight gaming weapon weighing just 59 grams. It’s got a honeycomb shell that helps not just reduce the weight of the device, but also improve airflow – making it comfortable to use for longer periods of time. […]

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Why I switched from Aussie Broadband NBN to Future Broadband Performance NBN

We moved house a few weeks ago and I chose Future Broadband Performance NBN because it has a unique service offering and Aussie Broadband prices have risen substantially recently. Don’t get me wrong, Aussie Broadband is a great NBN service provider and they did an excellent job for us during the last few years. I’d […]

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Review: Aspera R9 is a budget rugged phone suitable for apprentice tradies

Aspera Mobile’s new rugged “R9” 4G smartphone has a tough chunky exterior to cushion it from knocks and drops and the highest IP rating IP69 which should protect it from being blasted by a high pressure hot steam jet or dropped into up to two meters of water (for up to half an hour). What […]

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Innovative neobank 86 400 acquired by NAB, reducing banking competition

Robert Bell CEO of digital only neobank 86 400 has announced to customers that they’re “joining the NAB family”, which means they’ve been bought out by NAB. 86 400 was launched as a new digital only bank in late 2019. Until today it’s backers were Cuscal (Australia’s leading independent payments provider) along with an Australian superannuation […]

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HMD Global Australian launch for Nokia 5.4 and Nokia 8000 4G

HMD Global, the powerhouse behind the Nokia brand of smartphones, has announced the launch of 2 new devices, the Nokia 5.4 and a feature phone, the Nokia 8000 4G. The main selling point is the Nokia 5.4, which comes with a 6.39-inch IPS LCD display (720 x 1560), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor, […]

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HFC is shaping up as a nightmare for NBN and for customers alike

Launtel boss Damian Ivereigh has savaged NBN’s hybrid-fibre coax access technology (more commonly just called HFC), calling it the network’s single most unreliable product. That savagery is not without cause. While most people know that NBN’s Fibre to the Node product is far from ideal – and to be sure, it does have its own […]

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realme has launched its 2021 wearable lineup

Budget smartphone brand realme has launched its 2021 wearable line-up that includes the Buds Air Pro and realme watch s. The new wearables seem to centre around both earbuds and a smart watch that are aimed at the budget conscious. So what are the products? Let’s have a look shall we. The realme Buds Air […]

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Telstra and Amazon Web Services to develop differentiated multi-access edge computing solutions

Telstra has announced that it has signed an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) that will see both companies develop differentiated multi-access edge computing solutions. In simple terms, that will bring cloud services closer to Australian customers and their devices while delivering game changing speed and flexibility. The collaborative agreement will see over 4000 Telstra […]

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Jimeoin spruiks Epson EcoTank printers – don’t get ripped off by expensive print cartridges!

Look, we know that printers aren’t exactly a sexy consumer good in the same way that mobile phones or fast cars are. However, they’re something you’ll find in most households, and for many years now, there’s been a sneaky pricing ploy to separate you from your money. You see, most printers these days are sold […]

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