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iOS 13's killer feature will make your battery last longer... but there are downsides

Do you want your battery to be charged to 100 percent as fast as possible, or do you want your last longer before it needs to be replaced? You decide!

17 Jul 2019 8:06 pm
Sprint says hackers breached customer accounts via Samsung website

Hackers had access to customer info such as names, billing, device details, and more.

16 Jul 2019 5:01 pm
Optus gained exemption to store metadata unencrypted

Use of legacy applications allow Optus to seek an exemption from the rules.

16 Jul 2019 11:50 am
Singtel will give free mobile data to people that walk

Customers will receive 3GB of mobile for walking 10,000 steps daily for a month.

16 Jul 2019 11:45 am
Vodafone Australia admits to misleading customers

ACCC completes treble of hits on big three telcos as Vodafone admits to likely breach of ASIC Act.

16 Jul 2019 6:05 am
Microsoft thrives on Android, iOS as bet away from Windows pays off

As Microsoft Word tops 1 billion installs on Android and Office is all over the iOS productivity rankings, the software giant has its beyond Windows hits. Now it may have a needle or two to thread.

15 Jul 2019 9:01 pm
Lenovo Yoga C630, hands-on: Extreme battery life, woeful sound

The hybrid laptop has travel potential but won’t replace your main system.

12 Jul 2019 3:11 pm
Commerce Commission gives Infratil all-clear to acquire its half of Vodafone NZ

With Brookfield Asset Management to acquire the other 50%, the overall deal is worth a total NZ$3.4 billion.

11 Jul 2019 7:08 am
Dodo to refund AU$360,000 for misleading NBN streaming claims

The Vocus-owned telco will compensate around 16,000 customers.

10 Jul 2019 9:46 am
Three-quarters of US millennials believe job-hopping has helped advance their careers

If you manage millennials and millennial managers at work, you had better get more tech into the workplace to stop job-hopping, according to a new report.

10 Jul 2019 2:30 am
Moment takes to the sky with an anamorphic lens, filters, and cases for drones

As cinematographers look for other ways to add visual elements to movies, Moment announces support for popular drones with its fantastic anamorphic lens and more.

9 Jul 2019 9:30 pm
Esri forms data partnership with Mobileye for instant map updates

The integration will bring Mobileye's data collection capabilities into Esri's platform as native services.

9 Jul 2019 9:30 pm
Best BBQ tech gadgets for a perfect July 4

Make sure your food is cooked to perfection with these must-have tech tools and gadgets for your outdoor cooking kit.

4 Jul 2019 12:01 am
3 Jul 2019 12:16 am
iOS tip: How to clear your iPhone's RAM and make it faster

Finding that your iPhone is feeling a little slow? Here's a quick and easy trick to help speed it up without having to restart it or delete any apps or data.

1 Jul 2019 8:42 pm
Cirque du Soleil app gives attackers same admin rights as operators

The developers of the app did not implement any form of authentication.

1 Jul 2019 3:14 pm
NEC overhauls Tasmania's Triple Zero Emergency Service platform

NEC Australia's solution replaces the former Telstra analogue telephony service.

1 Jul 2019 9:16 am
Ive departs Apple, iPad OS, Chrome OS 75, and T-Mobile 5G (MobileTechRoundup show #473)

Matt's back for the most part while Jony Ive leaves Apple. Huawei may be back in business and T-Mobile releases its first 5G phone. These and other topics are covered in the latest Mobile Tech Roundup podcast.

1 Jul 2019 5:35 am
President Trump lifts US ban on Huawei at G20 summit

In typical Art of the Deal fashion, Donald Trump has reportedly discussed the US Huawei ban with the president of China and has decided to change his mind and allow US companies to sell goods to Huawei once again.

29 Jun 2019 7:40 pm
RHA T20 Wireless review: 12-hour battery with option for wired or wireless connectivity

RHA Audio is well known for its high quality headsets and to give users their choice of connectivity, you can use the new T20 Wireless in either wired or wireless mode. The 12 hour battery will also keep you going for days.

29 Jun 2019 6:17 pm
Can Apple compete on privacy?

Apple's has revved up its focus on privacy both in its products and marketing. Given today's mature smartphone market, though, the company may see greater benefit from its stance beyond today's consumers and devices.

28 Jun 2019 11:32 pm
Fitbit app updated: Redesigned for greater personalization and easier access to tools

With the recent launch of new wearables in March, Fitbit has been working on a smartphone app redesign to help users personalize their experience while improving access to tools in the app.

28 Jun 2019 5:51 pm
iOS 13 and iPadOS: Will your iPhone or iPad run it?

Will your existing iPhone or iPad run the new iOS 13 and iPadOS upgrades, due out this fall, or has the time come to give Apple a huge chunk of cash for new devices?

28 Jun 2019 3:45 am
Orbit B-hyve Sprinkler Timer review: Affordable, powerful smart watering controller

While we all love green grass and healthy gardens, we are also cognizant of water restrictions and limited water supplies. The Orbit B-hyve Sprinkler Timer provides control for your home and business through your smartphone and on the controller itself.

27 Jun 2019 5:51 pm
T-Mobile offering Galaxy S10 5G with service in six cities on June 28

While I was skeptical that we would see 5G from US carriers in 2019, it's really happening. T-Mobile will be selling the new Galaxy S10 5G on Friday with 5G service in six cities.

26 Jun 2019 9:00 pm
Here's how I survived a SIM swap attack after T-Mobile failed me - twice

After a crazy week where T-Mobile handed over my phone number to a hacker twice, I now have my T-Mobile, Google, and Twitter accounts back under my control. However, the weak link in this situation remains and I'm wary of what could happen in the future.

26 Jun 2019 4:30 pm
Polar announces Ignite GPS fitness watch: Advanced sleep tracking and training guides at an affordable price

Polar announced its newest mid-range GPS sports watch that takes some of the technology from its high end Vantage line and offers improvements in sleep tracking and overnight recovery insights.

26 Jun 2019 3:30 pm
Apple launches iOS 13 public beta for iPhone users

Apple's next major software update for the iPhone is now available for anyone to test before launch.

24 Jun 2019 11:03 pm
Apple opens public beta program for iPadOS 13

iPad users who are curious what the future of computing on Apple's tablet looks like, here's your chance to get a glimpse at the future.

24 Jun 2019 11:02 pm
Connected cruising: Remote work options when you just can't stay away

It's always best to disconnect and recharge while on a vacation but sometimes you need to get a bit of work done. There are connectivity options on all major cruise lines with today's speeds fast enough to get you back into the sun in no time.

24 Jun 2019 9:23 pm
Samsung adds a home security camera, light bulb, and Wi-Fi plug to SmartThings lineup

All three products are priced to attract new users to SmartThings, with and without a dedicated hub.

24 Jun 2019 6:41 pm
Bill Gates: My biggest mistake? Not making Android

In the cut-throat world of software, it is winner takes all. And on mobile, Google won it, according to Bill Gates.

24 Jun 2019 3:41 pm
Apple says go to Best Buy for repairs. A Best Buy salesman gave me the bad news

Apple says it has expanded its authorized service network to 1,000 Best Buy stores. A visit to a Best Buy, however, reveals some of the catches. They're quite big.

23 Jun 2019 6:30 pm
Do you make these iPhone charging mistakes?

My informal poll suggests that most people make at least two of these mistakes, possibly three.

22 Jun 2019 7:30 pm
Top 10 iPhone privacy and security tips you should check today

Here are the top 10 tips for keeping the data on your iPhone safe from hackers and snoopers. Even if you are pretty confident in your security, it might be worth checking to make sure things are in good order.

19 Jun 2019 12:51 pm
SIM swap horror story: I've lost decades of data and Google won't lift a finger

First they hijacked my T-Mobile service, then they stole my Google and Twitter accounts and charged my bank with a $25,000 Bitcoin purchase. I'm stuck in my own personal Black Mirror episode. Why will no one help me?

17 Jun 2019 7:49 pm
SIM-swap attack, iPad OS, Mate X delay, Pixel 4 reveal (MobileTechRoundup show #472)

A week from hell started when a hacker took over my SIM card and Google account and it continues today. Hopefully, this podcast serves as a PSA to prepare for an account takeover and lock down your cloud services as much as possible.

17 Jun 2019 12:12 am
Huawei's Android puzzle: Is Linux Sailfish now an option alongside its own OS?

Huawei looks at a Sailfish OS option to solve the US block on accessing Google Android.

14 Jun 2019 5:59 pm
14 Jun 2019 3:01 pm
Google Pixel 4: Official picture, Project Soli, leaks, and launch date

If you're waiting to switch from iOS or upgrade to Google's Pixel 4, here's everything you need to know.

13 Jun 2019 9:33 pm
Stop using terrible PIN codes!

One thing I couldn't help but notice when I was at the Genius Bar at my not-so-local Apple Store the other day is that people use terrible PIN codes.

13 Jun 2019 2:42 pm
WWDC 2019: Apple WatchOS 6 includes App Store, women's health, more complications

Apple revealed details on the upcoming WatchOS 6 update for Apple Watch wearers. New health tools, complications, and more are included in this significant release.

3 Jun 2019 10:51 pm
WWDC preview, ZenFone 6, Pixel Slate sale, iPod Touch (MobileTechRoundup show #471)

Apple kicks off WWDC tomorrow and we are sure to see news about MacOS, iOS, WatchOS, and more. Reviewers are very pleased with the new $500 ASUS ZenFone 6 with unique swivel camera.

3 Jun 2019 1:16 am
The 10 best smartphones you can buy right now (sorry, Huawei)

It's easy to find a great phone today. In fact, current flagship devices are so good you really don't need to be replacing them every year.

29 May 2019 10:40 pm
11 reasons the OnePlus 7 Pro is good for business

With Huawei taken out of consideration due to current security concerns and restrictions, there's a place for premium phones priced less than flagships from Apple, Samsung, and Google. OnePlus continues to partner with T-Mobile in the US and it's latest phone offers a lot for enterprise users at fairly reasonable prices.

29 May 2019 6:51 pm
Fitbit Pay rolls out access to seven transit systems worldwide, including New York's MTA

Fitbit is one of the world's most popular wearable brands and I see them on wrists during my commute every day. In addition to 24/7 activity tracking, Fitbit devices function as mobile payment devices and with today's release can even be used in lieu of your transit card.

29 May 2019 6:30 pm
Huawei P30 review: Triple rear cameras and lovely design for hundreds less than the P30 Pro

While much of the focus has been on the periscope telephoto camera of the P30 Pro, you can save a couple hundred dollars on the P30 and still have a very capable triple camera system. It's easier to handle, has a headphone jack, and a flat display so it may be favored over the other two P30 models.

28 May 2019 6:17 pm
Huawei P30 Pro camera experience: Stunning results that may be worth owning a banned phone

Last year, Huawei passed up Apple in global smartphones sales with recent quarter reports indicating it was fast approaching Samsung at the number one spot. With the current political climate and trade wars, Huawei's future is in flux. However, looking strictly at camera performance, no other phone can match the P30 Pro.

27 May 2019 6:51 pm
Huawei woes, OnePlus 7 Pro, Forerunner 945, and Pixel Slate improvements (MobileTechRoundup show #470)

Huawei had a heck of a week last week and it seems Matt's expensive P30 Pro may not be worth much anymore. Kevin showed off improvements in the Pixel Slate, Garmin continues to impress, and one phone shines at $130.

27 May 2019 4:24 am
Totallee screen protector for Google Pixel 3: Affordable, bubble-free, with edge-to-edge security

As expensive as phones are today, it's worth spending $25 to add a tempered glass protector to act as a sacrificial anode for your display. The Totallee protector is easy to apply, has no bubbles, and works with cases.

26 May 2019 10:41 pm