Apple will reopen stores in Australia, and Austria this week
Apple Stores have finally started to reopen their doors in Austria and Australia, and hopefully, more stores will reopen in the following weeks
Pocketnow Daily: The Huawei Mate 30 Pro looks DIFFERENT! (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible leaked design of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, how Huawei’s ban is affecting Samsung and more
Telstra makes 5G boasts with HTC, Ericsson, ZTE, Netgear and Qualcomm
Ericsson helped with a 5G video call, HTC has a hub, Netgear has another hub and ZTE has a test phone. All of it’s powered by Qualcomm.
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Australian intel: Huawei gave network keys to the Chinese government
The intelligence claims that Chinese government spies pressured Huawei into giving access codes for a network within the past two years.
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Australia locks Huawei out of 5G network contracts, Beijing angered
The Australian government has more generally banned any Chinese vendors from bidding for any network equipment contracts with the nation’s carriers.
The OPPO Find X is a step toward Bezel Zero | #PNWeekly 310
Instagram is basically letting users do hour-long videos while Apple seems to be taking its time fixing problems on futurist products. All on our show!
More than a million students may go without smartphones in Australian schools
In New South Wales, the government has commissioned a study to look into the digital behaviors of students from kindergarten to Year 12.
Google Pay working on Wear OS in three more countries
Google has recently started enforcing region-locking for use of Google Pay in the UK and the US. Now, it’s available in three more countries.
Razer Phone sold out at Microsoft Store, may hit Asia-Pacific soon
The Microsoft Store is selling a gaming phone and people can’t get enough of it. Razer is also tapped to hit Singapore with an announcement.
It’s official iPhone 8 launch day, and demand still seems impaired by iPhone X shadow
While it’s nearly impossible to estimate the early iPhone 8 and 8 Plus sales numbers, all signs point to lower enthusiasm than previous releases.
US iPhone market share grew in the spring, Huawei shrank in Europe
Kantar Worldpanel measured iPhone market share gains on Android in five of its nine tracked individual markets in the second quarter.
Apple Store in Australia sees first queue for iPhone X
It was set up on September 10 and, as of press time, the one man in a folding lounge chair should still be there in front of the store on George Street.
OnePlus 5 finally gets around to Australia from August 29
The Chinese manufacturer has been busting other brands for a while in the US, China and Latin America. Not Australia, though. That’s about to change.
McDonald’s Australia uses iPhone 8 render in promotional email
25 percent your next mobile order at the Macca’s ’round the Darling Downs? For sure. But what’s that phone it’s using to promo this deal?
Soft OnePlus 5 launch in Australia set for ‘later this month’, gold variant teased internationally
The OnePlus 5 will finally land in Australia by the end of the month in limited numbers, while the rest of the world is gearing up for a gold model intro.
This is a HomePod, the Siri speaker
WWDC 2017 was the time for Apple to finally pull out its Google Home and Amazon Echo competitor, but using only Apple services.
AAA batteries in Apple headphones explode, company says it’s a “third-party” issue
Apple doesn’t make AAA batteries, did not include any with the headphones and did not specify any that should be used in the headphones, the victim claims.
Original Huawei Watch with Android Pay? [UPDATE]
Huawei Australia told a domestic outlet that the Android Wear 2.0 update would bring Android Pay to the original Huawei Watch. Huawei US? Not so.
Moto recovering in Brazil, US, growing in India, focusing on APAC
Just when Motorola gets tapped for wear, the post-Moto Z improvement trend is reported to be continuing and with it, a new focus on Japan and Australia.
Samsung staffing airport kiosks for Galaxy Note 7 returns
If you cannot get your Galaxy Note 7 changed up in time before your next big flight, you can hope that your closest airport terminal has a Samsung booth.
Australian Apple Store staffers fired for creepshots of customers, other staff
Four male employees allegedly took and stole pictures of female customers and crew members and judged their attractiveness and their body parts.
Galaxy Note 7 replacements coming to Australia September 21, new sales begin early October
Early Galaxy Note 7 adopters in Australia who’d like to replace their explosive phones with safe-to-use units only have to wait a couple of weeks longer.
HTC 10 availability has timelines in the UK, maybe in Australia
Three has pre-orders up, but you have to get a new plan or an upgrade to have your way with the HTC 10. In Australia, brace for the deals.
iOS still tops in Australian tablet market, but could face challenge from Windows
The market’s contracting with Android losing out to iOS and Windows, but with the rise of convertible tablets, we may see the big bang, part two.
Ransomware expands to Android banking with “Xbot” trojan
The “Xbot” trojan takes aim at Russia and Australia. Once infiltrated, your phone can lock up and hackers can ask for money. And Xbot’s growing.