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June 18

The Best Budget Smartphone Buys in Australia for 2016

Posted by on June 18, 2016 at 8:07 AM

Buying a good smartphone these days doesn’t need to cost you the earth anymore. Smartphone prices have decreased globally bringing cheaper, more affordable options to the mass market. But with no shortage of models to choose from, how do you define what’s both a good quality and competitively priced smartphone?

The Best Budget Smartphone Buys in Australia for 2016

Many phones these days can cost you over $800 when bought outright and in some cases they can even surpass the $1,000 mark. Therefore, to determine whether a device should fall into the “budget” category or not, I’ve chosen to focus on models costing $550 or less. So let’s delve into which are the top models available within this price range as well as why.

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June 16

Samsung Pay Launches to Rival Apple Pay in Australia

Posted by on June 16, 2016 at 8:28 AM

It’s official, Apple Pay’s competitor has launched its service in Australia. Samsung Pay works on a range of different smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. Due to the service being available on multiple devices, it has the potential to become the countries leading contactless payments system.

Samsung Pay Launches to Rival Apple Pay in Australia

Samsung Pay wants to take things a little further with intentions of replacing the cards that we hold in our wallets for all manor of payments, e.g. gym, loyalty, library and even public transport cards. During its Australian launch event Samsung hinted at the idea that it was working on technology that would hopefully replace the Opal or Myki card too, but for this we will have to wait and see.

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April 4

The Best Budgeting and Money Saving Apps of 2016

Posted by on April 4, 2016 at 8:14 AM

2016 has started out to be a good year generally across the global market place. Companies are reporting positive sales figures, the property market is moving in the right direction and tourism and travel have been on the rise too. All signs of a growing economy. So with more money spinning around the world it’s about time we started focussing on saving more of it with less strain via smartphone apps that do all the hard work for us. 

The Best Budgeting and Money Saving Apps of 2016

It’s time to set new goals, make new financial plans and hopefully begin more targeted budgets. This year is no exception and with modern technology and smartphone apps making leaps and bounds in terms of progress, you will be happy to hear that there are numerous financial apps out there to help you keep on track. Here’s my list of the top budgeting and money saving apps available on the market today.

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October 3

Exciting New Features in Google’s Latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Posted by on October 3, 2015 at 8:22 AM

Although Google Marshmallow isn’t out yet, everybody knows what to expect as Google is planning to launch two new smartphones (the Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X) in India during mid-October preloaded with the latest version, Android 6.0. Having read up on it, what stands out for me in particular is how so many of the new features increase the value for money of all Android devices globally.

 Exciting New Features in Googles Latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow

It was during May this year that Google announced Android 6.0 was on its way, and if you’re a Nexus owner then you will be happy to know that you will be at the front of the rollout line, starting this week. So what can you expect from the latest Android M operating system update and how will it increase the value for money of your device if you upgrade?

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September 19

The Lowdown on Apples Latest iOS 9 Update

Posted by on September 19, 2015 at 8:23 AM

Many Apple fans have been eagerly awaiting the launch Apple’s latest operating system update, iOS 9. If you haven’t received the notification to upgrade yet, you may have to wait a little bit. Otherwise try going into your settings and click ‘Software Update’. The features in iOS 9 that have been focused on to improve the users experience consist of aspects such as improvements to Siri’s intelligence, transit directions within Maps, true tablet multitasking and newly built in apps.

The Lowdown on Apples Latest iOS 9 Update

This update was announced ahead of the release of the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, and you will be happy to know that it only takes up 1.4GB of space compared to iOS 8’s 4.5GB. It also looks as though developers have worked hard to improve stability and connectivity with other devices, but how will your experience differ? If you are eager to find out more detail about what Apple is actually delivering with this new software update, continue reading.

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