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The only thing the iPad mini doesn't have is a traditional phone dialler, but with FaceTime support and the ability to have a landline number through Skype and other services, along with WhatsApp and plenty more, the awesome new iPad mini may well morph into a future iPhone Mega.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 11:54

Apple announces iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Global computer and mobile device provider, Apple, today unveiled iOS 14 for iPhones and iPadOS 14 for iPads, available in beta to developers today and out for general release later this year.

Published in Mobility

Australia’s Telecommunications Association Telsoc has repeated its call for the federal government to fast-track improvements to the country’s telecommunications infrastructure – including mobile and the National Broadband Network – as part of its response to the Coronavirus.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A new report called "Connecting Australia" by NBN Co tells us people who have the fast version of the NBN use it to connect more with family and friends, in what is yet another case of stating the obvious.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 21 February 2018 13:13

Telstra claims iMessage and FaceTime bug now fixed

Earlier today, Telstra announced that "some" of its customers "experienced an issue with Apple iMessage and FaceTime", but has since announced the problem has been fixed.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has raised concerns about future federal government funding of the National Relay Service which has a critical role as a communications channel for Australians who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 25 January 2017 11:19

Apple sued over texting driver's accident

Apple has been sued by a driver whose vehicle was hit by another car, the driver of which was using an iPhone to send an SMS while driving.

Published in Automotive
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Monday, 03 October 2016 14:50

Apple fined US$302.4m for FaceTime patent copy

Apple has lost its retrial appeal on one of the patent infringement suits for its FaceTime app. There is a second trial for another infringement for iMessage still underway.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 17 August 2016 09:12

Google’s dastardly duo biffs FaceTime and Skype

Google thinks we need another instant video messenger (IM) like FaceTime, Skype, Yahoo!, Hangouts, Slack, HipChat, SnapChat, WeChat, Viber, WhatsApp and hundreds more. Or does its parent Alphabet just need another “D” to join Drive, DeepMind, Design, and DoubleClick?

Published in Apps

9to5Mac has come out with supposed upgrades we’ll see in a 2016 Apple Watch 2, but will you wait that long to join the wearable revolution?

Published in Mobility

Technology and the all-consuming Internet is having a massive influence on the lifestyle of all Australians and, if a new research report from NBN is any guide, we’re likely to see even greater lifestyle transformation in the future with the next generation re-arranging the traditional work-rest-play model to better suit their lifestyle needs.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Although Skype went through hell last week with a massive meltdown, Skype was clearly gearing up to stun and amaze us all with its new Skype video call version for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, something that works over 3G and Wi-Fi, in a clear challenge to the Wi-Fi only FaceTime - although Skype STILL doesn't work with Bluetooth!!!

Published in Mobility

If the latest iPad 2 rumours are to be believed, the iPad 2 will feature the same size screen but a slightly smaller overall size, leading to a smaller bezel, although there'll supposedly be a better speaker, a new flat back, the expected two cameras and a potentially unlikely January release date.

Published in Home Tech
Monday, 22 November 2010 11:21

New iPad scheduled for February or March 2011?

News concerning supposed suppliers suggests the next version of Apple's iPad may arrive towards the end of the first quarter of calendar 2011.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 28 October 2010 12:50

Apple's FaceTime freakin' rocks

Although Apple has introduced video calls nearly a decade after the first 3G video calls started to be made, Apple's Skype-esque video calling works a freakin' treat, as long as you are in range of Wi-Fi.

Published in Mobility

Hot on the heels of rumours of a new camera-equipped iPod touch, the word on the street is that Apple will be announcing an event to unveil a new iPod touch and a few other interesting updates.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 06 August 2010 11:13

2010 iPod touch to include camera(s)?

Speculation is mounting that Apple is preparing a revamped iPod touch featuring at least one camera.

Published in Mobility
Tuesday, 03 August 2010 14:37

iPhone 4 and FaceTime - just works

We've had the opportunity to put Apple's new video-chat feature, FaceTime, to the test. What we found was that it really does just work although those looking for true video call functionality will be disappointed.

Published in Mobility

iTWire contributor Renai LeMay has beseeched Apple's CEO Steve Jobs to let the iPhone 4 Facetime video conferencing capability to be unlocked for use over Telstra's 3G network, but I'm thankful it's locked to Wi-Fi, and here's why, guys. 

Published in Mobility
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