Did Apple just leak a new iPhone 6C on its own site?

Tim Biggs 8:43 AM   Apple appears to have leaked its next smartphone early, with images on its website showing what looked very much like an iPhone 5S but with the coloured plastic backing of an iPhone 5C.

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Ban mobile phones to help underperforming students: study

Students at a school in Melbourne use their mobile phones in class.

Michael Koziol   New research in the UK suggests mobile phone use in the classroom can have a negative impact on test results for under-performing students.


Mystery behind long-dead PM 'claiming' phone expenses solved

Former PM John Gorton.

Has the ghost of John Gorton been making phone calls?

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Apple can't patent rounded rectangle, appeals court rules

An Apple iPhone 4S and a Samsung Galaxy S III at a store in Seoul in 2012.

Brian X. Chen   Court upholds the bulk of Apple's patent victory against Samsung in 2012, but overturns one important decision.

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YotaPhone faces uphill battle to acceptance

The YotaPhone 2 features a power-saving, customisable e-paper second display which is always on.

Neil MacFarquhar   ​A phone with back-mounted e-paper display might become very popular coming from one of the big western or Asian phone makers, but coming from Russia it faces some very specific challenges.

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Is this the next iPhone? Details leak

Due for an upgrade: the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Tim Biggs   First substantial leak ahead of next iPhone's reveal shows Apple is looking at the Apple Watch for inspiration.

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Consumers just want a SIMple plan

More post-paid mobile customers are choosing to hang onto their existing SIM card.

Esther Han   More Australians are holding on to their existing mobile phones when signing up to post-paid plans, saying they enjoy the "freedom and flexibility" the choice offers, new research shows.

Cheaper mobile calls and text as ACCC moves to slash wholesale fees

Calls and SMS will get cheaper from next year if telcos pass on savings.

Esther Han   Mobile calls and texts could become cheaper next year after the ACCC proposed to slash and cap the fees telcos charge each other to access rival networks.

Samsung gets the Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

Katie Cincotta   The new Samsung has reduced the bloatware in its Android OS and has moved ahead of Apple with a superior camera.


Hands on with LG's new leather-clad smartphone

LG's G4 features a groundbreaking screen and removable, interchangeable backs, some made of real leather.

Stephen Pulvirent   Genuine leather, an awesome camera and possibly the greatest smartphone display yet mark LG's leap into the luxury phone market.

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Five things to know about Google's 'mobilegeddon'

Mobilegeddon: Google is changing its search algorithm on mobile phones.

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


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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Telstra unveils answer to bill shock


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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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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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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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.


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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