Smart Phones

Smart phones injure texters

Marie-Pierre Ferey Increasing numbers of the tech savvy are coming down with ailments such as 'text neck'.


iPhone growth lowest since 2007 launch

iPhone 5

Samantha Murphy It may seem like everyone already has all the mobile devices they need, but global shipments for notebooks, tablets and smartphones reached 308.

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Mobile data usage sparks bill shock

bill shock

Peter Cai Close to half of Australian mobile users are receiving bill shock and paying 40 per cent more than their advertised monthly contract, according to a study of the sector by Macquarie University.

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New technology could make texting while driving 'safe'


2nd Lieutenant James Edge-Williams with his early stage 'Chorded keyboard' design and holding the newer under-development model. 
11 December 2012

Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times. 


David Ellery Helicopters and motorcycles have inspired Second Lieutenant James Edge-Williams to come up with a chorded keyboard prototype that may make safe texting while driving a possibility.

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Demand pushes mobile numbers into the 05s

Phone numbers will eventually be pushed into the 05s.

Lucy Battersby About 100 million new mobile phone numbers starting with '05' will be introduced in 2017.

Smart video phones are a sign of better days for deaf users


Erik Jensen HEALTH FOR Andrew Wiltshire, video smart phones have broken the final barrier. The 45-year-old is fourth-generation deaf - ''I've never known what it is to be hearing'' - but he says by using his iPhone for...

PayPal launches mobile payment device


Online payments provider PayPal has moved to grab a share of the growing "mobile" payments market by launching its own device enabling merchants to accept credit or debit card payments anywhere,...

Android dominates smartphone market, study says


Deborah Netburn If you are one of the 104 million people in the US who own a smartphone, chances are it's running Google Android, ComScore said in a report released Tuesday.