Five things to know about Google's 'mobilegeddon'

Jefferson Graham   Mobilegeddon is here. Are you ready for it?

Phones

Microsoft's new Lumia phones are coming to Australia

lumia 640 xl

Tim Biggs   Microsoft has announced that the low-priced Lumia 640 smartphone and its phablet brother the 640 XL — both announced earlier in the year — will be coming to Australia next month.

The HTC One M9 is a very expensive portable radio

The new HTC One M9 smartphone in dual-tone silver and rose gold.

Hannah Francis   The Taiwanese company's latest flagship has very little to tempt iPhone and Samsung fans.

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Blog

Telstra unveils answer to bill shock

Telstra.

Adam Turner   The scariest three words in tech — "excess data rates" — should be a thing of the past once Telstra joins its rivals in automatically issuing extra data packs when you exceed your mobile data limit.

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Review

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review: finally, a more beautiful handset than the iPhone 6

Hannah and phone

Hannah Francis   Other smartphone manufacturers are going for the 'luxury' look but Samsung has really nailed it.

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Mobiles

Australian Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge pricing and launch date revealed

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge features a curved screen.

Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pricing and availability announced amid complaints about bloatware.

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Phones

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: first look

Last chance: the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Farhad Manjoo   Facing increased competition from both higher and lower end phones, Samsung needs to drive home a single message to consumers with their new phones: 'we have changed'.

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Switching back from smartphones to dumb phones

Nick Fuentes with his beloved Nokia 208 after breaking so many smartphones.

Peter Munro   Abandoning your smartphone for an older-style mobile phone frees you to pay more attention to the world around you.

Mobiles

Australian 4G download speeds slump

The OpenSignal report shows that 4G download speeds slowing is a global phenomenon. <i>Illustration: Simon Bosch</i>

Hannah Francis   An independent report suggests mobile retailers are not keeping up with our love for data.

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HTC One M9 details revealed

The new HTC One M9 smarphone is displayed during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona March 3, 2015. Ninety thousand executives, marketers and reporters gather in Barcelona this week for the telecom operators Mobile World Congress, the largest annual trade show for the global wireless industry.     REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino (SPAIN  - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS TELECOMS)

Hannah Francis   Australian pricing and availability announced for HTC flagship phone as telcos tout freebies to lure you in.

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Mobiles

Kids' smartphone usage rampant, says study

Last chance: the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Australian children are spending, on average, almost an entire day of the week on their smartphones.

Young boy 'given same mobile number as brothel'

Android phones are hampered by anti-competitive Google rules, users say.

Brendan Foster   Nine-year-old given same number as a brothel in Melbourne and footballer issued the same number as someone in Queensland.

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Phones

How to become an iPhone photo ninja

This iPhone photo by Sydney PhD candidate and lecturer Kim Goodwin has been selected by Apple to feature in it's 'World Gallery'. See below for the full image.

Tim Biggs   Mobile imaging technology is finally at a point where, with some practice, the camera on your iPhone can produce images almost as stunning and natural as the traditional SLR.

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Virgin Mobile introduces data rollover for mobile plans

Virgin will now allow customers to have any unused data roll over to the next billing month.

Ben Grubb   Virgin Mobile has responded to a push by consumer groups and their customers to allow ever-precious mobile phone data to roll-over to the next month.

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MWC

HTC's One M9 improves on the M8 but is still incredibly similar

The HTC One M9's dual speakers are a cut above the rest.

Hannah Francis   Taiwanese phone-maker adds some nice touches but drops one of the previous handset's best features.

MWC

Samsung on a course of 'relentless innovation'

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Hannah Francis   South Korean electronics giant announces a new flagship smartphone, with either a flat or curved screen, a fully metal frame and wireless charging.

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Mobile World

Samsung Galaxy S6, LG Watch Urbane and more: What to expect at MWC 2015

LG has confirmed it will showcase four new mid-range smartphones next week.

Hannah Francis   Our guide to the exciting new gadgets on show at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.

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Identity

Apple's new 'diverse' emojis are not diverse enough

Apple branches out: a beta software upgrade reveals a colour palette will allow customisation of emojis.

Hannah Francis   No muslims? No gingers? Experts say Apple shouldn't have opened this can of worms.

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Mobiles

Optus switches on customers' global roaming automatically

Virgin will now allow customers to have any unused data roll over to the next billing month.

Liam Mannix   Optus has begun automatically switching on global roaming for many of its mobile customers, the latest move in an increasing trend that has consumer advocates worried.

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Phones

iPhone 6 Plus users download more data

More screen, more data: The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Alana Schetzer   The bigger your mobile phone handset is, the more data you are likely to download, a new report suggests.

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