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Why Dual SIM Phones Are Useful 

Until now Australian telecoms companies have not sold dual SIM smartphones and that is of course understandable. That has now changed with the launch of the Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro which some companies are offering to their customers with an option for dual SIM. Many have chosen not to offer a dual SIM version and have stuck with only offering single SIM phones, but thankfully not all. 

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When To Buy A New Smartphone

Its Official Australians Love Their Smartphones 

It is no secret that smartphones are now considered an essential part of our daily lives. In fact, Australians think they are so important that 94 per cent refuse to leave home without their device according to a survey carried out by Deloitte Access Economics and the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association. The survey polled 1,000 Australians at the beginning of the year and the results were quite interesting. 

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Google To Stop Supporting Flash

Two Alternatives To Fixed Line Broadband 

Are you tired of waiting for a fixed line broadband connection or is your current FTTN connection unreliable and letting you down? The good news is there is no need to settle. There are alternatives in the form of mobile broadband and home wireless broadband. Both options are powered by 4G networks but there are some subtle differences and, in both cases, there are plans with quite large data limits. Whilst for some the data limits may not be enough to do away with a fixed line connection, they represent a giant leap from the tiny allowances that used to be available for data-only mobile plans.  

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New Technology Developed To Deliver Wireless Gigabit Internet Access

Australian Home And Mobile Internet Speeds Getting Faster 

Australia is still not at the top of the league table when it comes to home broadband speeds. According to Ookla Speedtest which is the most popular online speed test, Australia is number 60 and had slower internet speeds than New Zealand, China and other countries that are less developed. In January Ookla found the average download speed was 33 megabits per second whilst the average household upload speed in Australia was 13Mbps. 

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No More Cracked Phone Screens

Australians Need To Start Recycling Their Old Smartphones 

It is always hard to say goodbye even when we are saying it to an old smartphone. Australians like people all over the world are holding on to their old phones for much longer instead of having them refurbished or recycled. This has consequences on the environment. Nearly half of Australians intend to recycle their devices but only one in ten actually follow through according to the latest research from MobileMunster which is a mobile phone recycling program accredited by the Australian Government. 

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No More Cracked Phone Screens

Self-Healing Phones Really Could Be A Thing One Day

If you have ever watched Terminator 2 you will know how useful it would be to self-heal. In fact, you don’t need to be a cyborg made from liquid metal to do this, human being’s bodies self-heal all the time. Wouldn’t it be great if our cracked and scratched phones did it as well? Earlier in the year Samsung filed a patent for an “anti-fingerprinting composition that has a self-healing property” and a coating of that kind may eventually appear on a smartphone perhaps as early as this year.

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Some Bold Predictions For iPhone In 2019

Ming-Chi Kuo who is arguably the most reliable of all Apple analysts when it comes to making predictions says that this year’s line-up of iPhones will have a range of new features, most notably a triple-rear camera set-up. According to Mr Kuo, this year’s iPhone models will also have the latest connectivity bands that will deliver indoor positioning and navigation with more precision. He also thinks that 2019’s iPhones will also have bilateral wireless charging features that will allow users to charge other iOS products.

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New Technology Developed To Deliver Wireless Gigabit Internet Access

Russia Wants The Ability To Disconnect From The Internet

We have all had that feeling of needing to unplug from social media. Russia seems to want to take that feeling the extra mile and is experimenting with disconnecting the whole country from the internet. The country understandably wants sovereignty over the internet (before freedom warriors freak, all countries ideally would like to have that control). As a result, Russia wants the ability to shut out outside traffic during times of cyber war.

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5G World

LG Likely To Be The First To Market In Australia With A 5G Flagship Smartphone

By the end of this year it is quite likely that every flagship smartphone will be fifth generation (5G) capable. Whilst mobile networks will not quite be ready to support the technology nationally early adopters will probably flock to one of the first options on the market which is LG’s V50 ThinQ. LG has telegraphed the impending release of this phone for quite some time and leaked images have already appeared online.

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Happy Tenth Anniversary Android

Ten years ago an Australian telco launched the first Android phone in the country, the HTC Dream following its success in its incarnation as the G1 in the United States. It goes without saying that since the launch of that device, Android has taken Australia by storm with success in a wide variety of areas. Android has been so successful that Android devices now outsell iPhones routinely in Australia. Ten years ago, feature phones ruled the roost in Australia and smartphones were limited to PalmOS, Windows Mobile and the feature hamstrung iPhone.

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