Huawei's G8: an iPhone wannabe

Ben Grubb   Review: Huawei G8 proves you can buy a cheap Chinese phone and not have to deal with too much "nasty" factor.

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If you're going to buy an iPhone 6s, buy it now

Plans for the iPhone 6s Plus, and its smaller sibling, will get more expensive with time.

Joseph Hanlon   If telco fees for the latest iPhone mirror pricing for last year's model, you will save a lot.

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Hands on: Nexus 6P and 5X

The halo surrounding the Nexus P6.

Ben Grubb   There's a halo surrounding the Nexus device I'm looking at and I'm not sure why at first.


Google unveils latest Nexus phones, tablet

Nexus 6P and 5X.

Ben Grubb   Google unveils new Nexus phones in its latest attempt to take a bite out of Apple.

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BlackBerry to bring keypad, security features to Android phone

A leaked image reportedly shows the new Android-powered Blackberry phone, which the company officially announced would be called Priv.

Ian Austen   ​Struggling for relevance in the smartphone business, BlackBerry is turning to Google's popular mobile software for a helping hand.


Pink iPhone proves popular as record weekend sales expected

The camera lens component of an Apple Inc. iPhone 6s smartphone is seen in an arranged photograph in Hong Kong, China, on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015. The latest models, following last year's hugely popular design overhaul that added bigger screens, may not match the success of previous releases, according to analysts. Photographer: Xaume Olleros/Bloomberg

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit stores around the world on Friday, kicking off what is expected to be revealed as a record weekend of sales as customers scrambled to buy Apple's marquee product in pink for the first time.


The hidden iOS 9 feature you should probably turn off

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Tim Biggs   If you're the kind of person who routinely uses almost all of the mobile data included in your monthly plan, there's something you should know about Apple's latest iPhone software.

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Why I'm ditching Android for iPhone

Plans for the iPhone 6s Plus, and its smaller sibling, will get more expensive with time.

Ben Grubb   I was really hoping to say my switch to an Android phone was pleasant. But it was not.


Fans brave wet as iPhones go on sale

The keenest fans braved a very cold and wet morning on George Street.

Ben Grubb   There were no tears this year — just a bunch of drenched geeks waiting in a line to upgrade their smartphone to the latest model or buy a new one.

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Some tools to use on those new iPhones

Got a new iPhone? Here are some apps to try on it.

KIT EATON   Apple's newest iPhones are hitting store shelves this Friday. Many millions of older iPhones and iPads are also getting an upgrade, as the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 9, is now available.


iOS 9 slowing down older phones, users say

iOS 9 is compatible all the way back to iPhone 4s, but some users say the new software is sluggish on old phones.

Tim Biggs   Some iPhone users are reporting significant performance issues on their phones after upgrading to the new iOS 9 operating system.

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What you won't get in your iPhone plan

An iPhone 6s Plus shows the 3D Touch menu on the phone app.

Joseph Hanlon   A lack of innovation from telcos means many will be stuck with a hefty monthly bill, locked-in for the next two years.

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This is the fastest iPhone yet

3D Touch is a pressure-sensitive layer that's been added to the iPhone's display, allowing you to access shortcuts and previews when you press down on an icon or link.

Sam Grobart   While Apple nailed 3D Touch and supercharged the smartphone camera, speed makes the biggest difference in the iPhone 6s.

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iPhones crashing after iOS 9 update

Plans for the iPhone 6s Plus, and its smaller sibling, will get more expensive with time.

Heather Somerville, Jane Wardell and Melissa Redma   Significant number of Apple customers report their devices have crashed after attempting to upgrade.

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Apple handed win in Samsung battle

The decision could have far-reaching consequences in how disputes are resolved when it comes to complex devices.

Susan Decker   ​Apple wins appeals court ruling that may force Samsung to stop using some features in its smartphones and tablets.

Review: Oppo, the phone that goes on and on

The Oppo R7 Plus has lightning-fast focusing capabilities, too.

Katie Cincotta   With a battery life as long as 35 hours, the new Oppo R7 Plus means you can leave your charger at home.

What you get from iOS 9

iOS 9 was meant to smooth out most of the rough edges left from previous versions.

Apple's mobile devices are getting free software updates, as iPhones and iPads receive battery improvements and a smarter virtual assistant.

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Apple users face issues upgrading to iOS9

Users are having problems downloading iOS 9.

Apple customers were facing issues while upgrading to iOS 9, which was released this morning in Australia, technology blog 9to5Mac reported.

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Telstra announces super-fast world first

Telstra's new device will deliver blistering fast speeds.

Ben Grubb   New device can deliver download speeds up to six times faster than the government's fibre-to-the-node network will.


Rumours point to foldable Samsung phone

A Samsung concept design for convertible phone and tablet device.

Hannah Francis   Samsung rumours blog says manufacturer is testing a foldable display that could hit stores in January.

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