Monday, 23 November 2015
Telstra Has The Lowest Amount Of Complaints Of All Major Telecommunication Companies, According To Ombudsman
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman have released the figures from a recent study on customer complaints. TIS found Telstra leading the pack, with only 6 complaints per 10,000 customers, from April to June 2015. Telstra attributes their success to paying attention to customers needs when they raise them. Telstra also do everything in their power to make sure nothing goes wrong in the first place, so customers never have to raise a complaint.Optus saw a huge rise in complaints the last twelve months. 8.5 complaints were registered per 10,000 customers, up from 5.2 last year. Optus credits the complaints to problems with landline and home internet, as well as keeping up with data usage. Optus also saw a drop in mobile users, decreasing from 9.3 million to 9.2 million customers.Cause For Comment Nearly half of the complaints registered with the TIS were about cell phones. Billing and payment was the most common area of dispute, followed by customer service. Other Common Complaints
Mobile phone aficionados cannot wait for Samsung to drop the Galaxy S7. The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge breathed new life into Samsung’s brand with stunning features and design. The world wonders will Samsung do it again with the S7?We’ll have to wait and find out, however, as Samsung has officially announced the release date of the S7 as early 2016, a little too late for the holidays, but likely to be worth the wait. Samsung usually unveils its flagship products at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress in March, and is likely to do the same for the Galaxy S7.In the meantime, we’ve compiled all of the news and updates on the Samsung Galaxy S7.Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Updates, Rumors, and NewsProduct: Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 EdgeRelease Date: Possibly as early as January 2016, otherwise at MWC in MarchExpected Cost: The S7 is slated to be one of the most expensive phones of next yearSamsung is rumored to be in talks with Sony to incorporate an IMX300 Xperia Z5 camera sensor. The 23MP sc
Saturday, 21 November 2015
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, Australians use their smartphones to read news more than any other nationality. A survey by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford found revealed that 59 per cent of all smart phones in Australia is used to stay updated with the news. The study also found that Aussies don’t only like to read news; they like to discuss it online as well through platforms like Facebook. If you are one of the many people likes to stay updated with the latest headlines, you need a phone that can keep up with you. Here are some tips from a Melbourne Telstra shop to help you pick a smartphone. Choose a Device Wisely No doubt, you already have some ideas of what device you should pick. By far, the most popular brands of smartphones available today are Apple and Samsung. Both are safe bets and excellent choices for the news-savvy people.
Friday, 20 November 2015
Did you go way over your data limit for this month? It is likely that you found an unpleasant surprise waiting for you in mobile plan bill. When you are on a tight budget for all of your expenses, it can really throw a wrench in your plans. Now, you will have to spend the extra money you had tucked away for a rainy day. You can actually avoid getting an unexpectedly high bill by keeping your data consumption in control. Here are a few tips form trusted Melbourne Telstra shops like TelcoWorld Corp Pty Ltd. Track Your Usage One of the best ways to avoid high bills is to keep track of your usage. First, find out just how much your data allowance is and how it is measured. Also, try to figure out how your provider actually charges you for each megabyte over the limit. Track your unbilled charges before the month is over so you can see if you have already exceeded your limit.
Thursday, 19 November 2015
Finding out that your phone failed to charge at all before leaving for work in the morning is one of the little things that can really ruin your dig in a big way. You may automatically think that the fault lies in your battery or the charger but your phone. Some Samsung handsets like the Galaxy A8 are known their charging issues. Before you take it to a phone repair shop in Melbourne as a last resort, however, you could try some of these fixes to find out if your phone really is the problem. Restart Your Phone “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” is probably the most overused line by tech guys. Don’t be so quick to dismiss this as a useless tip; sometimes your phone just needs to restart in order to start working again. For instance, if you have been heavily using your phone while charging it at the same time, the charging might become slower. Try switching the phone off and on again. If it fixes the problem, then you are all set.
Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Dropped your phone into the toilet or spilled your drink on it? Don’t panic; you can still save your device from irreparable water damage if you act quickly. Before you take your gadget, to a mobile phone repairs expert in Melbourne, there are a few things you can do to minimise the damage. You must, however, be careful in trying to fix up your phone to ensure that it will still work as it should afterwards. Here are some things you should avoid doing at all cost. Don’t Leave it Wet It doesn’t matter if you have completely submerged your phone in water or accidentally splashed it, you should never leave it wet for too long. Immediately dry out your phone so the water doesn’t do any more damage. First, wipe it off. Then, try to get water out from the ports and sockets without blowing on them and shaking or tapping the phone. Don’t try to take your phone apart to get to the water that seeped in especially if you don’t want to void the warranty.
Tuesday, 17 November 2015
Every iPhone owner is familiar with the frustration that ensues every time the device hangs. As an iPhone is essentially a compact computer, device crashes make it hard to make a call, send a message, read emails, or finish other time-sensitive tasks. Basic troubleshooting requires you to reset your iPhone, which can mean something as simple as restarting your device. At times, though, you may have restore its factory settings, which involves deleting most of its content and personalized data. While you can perform this on your own, it would still be best to see your trusted Melbourne iPhone screen repair technician before resorting to such a drastic action.
Monday, 16 November 2015
Have you ever cracked a screen by dropping your iPhone? Or damaged your SIM card, when your phone hit the sidewalk? Obviousy a lot, as 30% of iPhones have
Various problems plague iPhone users here in Melbourne, and many of these concerns have something to do with audio. Audio issues range from the phone not ringing or making alert sounds and disappearing volume bars to unrecognized headphones and utter loss of sound when music is played. While they may be caused by several factors, you can take some steps that might reduce the impact of the problem before getting in touch with an iPhone repair service. Try the following measures for a quick fix: 1. Restart your iPhone. Like a lagged PC, your iPhone may just need a refresher. If it’s just a harmless bug, resetting your iPhone should do the trick. To do this, hold the Power/Sleep and home button at the same time until the screen blacks off and turn it back on again until you see the Apple logo. This solution won’t affect any of your personal settings and files.
Saturday, 10 October 2015
A few days ago, Apple unveiled the latest gadget in its smartphone line, the iPhone 6S. This nifty device has been so anticipated that scores of people could hardly wait for its official release. On Tuesday, September 8, 2015, International Business Times featured the story of an eager fan camping outside the Apple store in Sydney, Australia, probably awaiting the official announcement of the phone’s release. While it is not uncommon to queue outside a phone manufacturer’s outlet, as there are many people around the world who want to be the first to lay their hands on a new product, what makes this particular instance an interesting story is that the people had already set up a tent outside the store even before Apple announced the new product. The expected date of announcement was 10:00 am the next day – in San Francisco. Almost a full day ahead!
Thursday, 8 October 2015
Tablet computers are becoming more popular than ever. They are enjoying more demand in various online and offline stores, especially with the swelling usage of computer network services globally. There are a couple more reasons why tablets are so popular these days. Some users favour them due to their convenience and ease of use, whereas others prefer them due to their capability and portability. Unfortunately, just like any other mobile computer device, tablets may likely develop problems over time. This can be extremely frustrating; more so if you were in the middle of something important when the problem emerged. However, there is no need to panic. All you need is to locate a Telstra store or any of its partner outlets around Melbourne to provide the right solution for the problem.
Tuesday, 6 October 2015
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is one of the most advanced and sought-after smart phone models with its perforated design, large display, and impressive features. It also boasts of other cool features, like a fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and camera technology that rival that of IPhone and other similar units. Despite the superior quality, however, this Samsung model is still prone to various problems as with its predecessors, like camera crashes, Wi-Fi network issues, and easy battery drains. Whether or not you have encountered these problems, being familiar with them will help you know when you need to go to a Samsung repair shop, or simply troubleshoot.
Sunday, 4 October 2015
With its 5” display and elegant metallic profile, the HTC One M9, is one of the leading and most sought-after smartphone releases this year. It promises users a more personalized mobile experience than other brands. The newest member of the popular HTC One series offers various customization options that allow users to add a touch of their personality to their phone. Using the built-in Themes App, you may change how your phone looks by using your own photo or one you have selected. When you go online, its BlinkFeed feature detects where you are, and provides recommendations on nearby restaurants, local events, and others. Meanwhile, the M9’s sapphire camera technology boasts of stunning and clear photos in every shot. Its One Gallery feature acts like a built-in organizer for your photos and videos with user-friendly controls.
Friday, 2 October 2015
All iPhone models (including the earliest ones) are initially designed to adapt to various lighting conditions, which is done via a special ambient light sensor situated near the phone’s speaker. Going from a dark room into a brightly lit one may cause the iPhone to stay dim until the screen is unlocked. Sometimes, though, this simple trick doesn’t solve the problem—and may sometimes even reset the phone entirely. iPhone screen repair centres around Melbourne have likely dealt with this issue on several occasions, and they can give a few explanations why. Most of the time, the problem is caused by the iPhone’s brightness setting or the special “auto-brightness feature” described in the previous paragraph. For the worst-case scenario, something may have gone awry within the phone’s screen itself, though screen failures aren’t necessarily that bad—the issue might be caused by a single, failing component inside.
Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Technicians who perform iPhone repairs around locales such as Melbourne deal with a few concerns that are all too familiar: broken screens, phones that don’t charge, and waterlogged units. In the same breath, there’s also overheating and battery drain—two issues that seem to coincide on specific occasions as well. First, the heating issue. There are times when an iPhone feels a bit warmer than it should, and there are times when it gets hot enough to ‘hurt’ the user a bit. iPhone smartphones are essentially handheld computers sporting hardware that’s almost similar to your desktop PC’s; they’re just much smaller. Unlike PC components, though, iPhone parts don’t have a fan to cool them down, running the risk of overheating.
Saturday, 12 September 2015
Many consumers consider smartphones an essential everyday gadget. It speedily connects them to the rest of the world at their own convenience, and it is becoming quite difficult to imagine how life used to be before the advent of these devices. Across a diverse range of users, smartphones have helped to make life in the 21st century a more enjoyable experience. In keeping up with the current demand, smartphone manufacturers, like Apple, HTC and Samsung, continue to roll out new and improved phones yearly. One of the leading devices in the market this year is the Galaxy S6 from telecoms giant, Samsung.
Thursday, 10 September 2015
All over the world, smart business owners are learning how to utilise the Internet to attract more clients, generate more sales, and stay ahead of the competition. For small and medium businesses, the Web effectively levels the playing field against much more established competitors as they can reach a wider audience and provide great service without spending as much as they would on traditional advertising. Many companies these days also use the Internet to speed up communications, transfer files, and facilitate everyday operations. These businesses require fast and reliable connections to reap more benefits in terms of cost and labour efficiency. Notable internet providers in Melbourne, such as Telstra, offer high-speed broadband services that small businesses can leverage for their success. Employees are able to send and receive large files, hold virtual video conferences, access critical applications, and even perform remote troubleshooting in real time.
Tuesday, 8 September 2015
With a bigger display and cool features, the Samsung Galaxy S5 brings in a whole new mobile experience for all types of users. As one of the newer smartphone releases, the Galaxy model never falls short in design with a sleek profile and perforated patterns. The Samsung phone’s new 5.1-inch HD AMOLED display aims to deliver the perfect viewing experience with more vivid, brighter colours that easily adapt to various light conditions. This means that you will see it dim a little if you’re in a dark place and brighten up when you’re under the sun. Since screen brightness is a large consumer of battery power, this technology is convenient in preserving or extending your battery life.
Sunday, 6 September 2015
No one wants to find his smartphone lying in a dirty puddle of water or, worse, on the toilet. We all know that this could happen, though, especially if you’ve been particularly careless or clumsy in handling your phone. If you find yourself in this unlucky situation, you might panic and turn to the legendary powers of uncooked rice to help your phone turn on again. Okay, so uncooked rice does expand when soaked in water so it’s likely absorbing the water around it. Sounds plausible. Rice may be effective in absorbing excess liquid from your phone, but can it totally make your phone dry? Could it bring your phone back to normal? Let’s look at this little experiment done in the U.S.
Friday, 4 September 2015
You’re minding your own business and simultaneously sending a text while listening to music when all of a sudden, your phone’s screen starts flickering. This is certainly annoying to a certain degree, but don’t forget that it may also be a harbinger of concerns regarding your phone, from simple issues to bigger underlying problems. If you own an iPhone, this situation can happen to you at any time. Flickering is something that several users of later models (specifically the iPhone 5) have complained about on forums and during their visits to iPhone screen repair shops in Melbourne in recent years.
Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Several factors can account for why an iPhone’s battery simply refuses to charge. By that time, you typically have no choice but to bring it to someone who is trained in iPhone repairs, in Melbourne or elsewhere, as well as battery replacement (since an iPhone’s battery can’t be replaced by an average user). Before your battery gets replaced, here are some steps that can be taken to try and sort the problem out. First, you may be dealing with a relatively simple (though easily overlooked) problem: a dirty Lightning Port. A good amount of dirt, lint, and other debris can accumulate inside the port and prevent the contacts from connecting perfectly. Any small tool, e.g. a toothpick or the sim card remover which came with your phone, may serve as a makeshift lint remover.
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Phone scammers have been the cause of many nuisance calls all over Australia. In fact, 2015 has already seen more than 4,000 calls from such scammers seeking to obtain information illegally. All over Australia, New South Wales recorded the highest number of nuisance calls cases, with over 1,734 telephone scams. Say that these calls happen during the night while you’re having dinner with your family. Though you may opt not to answer the call, the ringing from the phone will still leave your evening disturbed. Telstra has an answer to these nuisance calls in the form of the Call Guardian 301, which you can get from a Telstra shop near you.
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Research has shown that over 76 per cent of Australian and New Zealand employees are using between one to five unapproved applications in their laptops and mobile devices for their work. This phenomenon only shows the prevalence of shadow IT, or IT solutions that employees use without proper approval from their superiors. This practice, while beneficial for most employees because it gives them the freedom to use their preferred applications for doing their work, can also pose security threats that can put a business in jeopardy. Fortunately, the growing concern with shadow IT can now be abated with the new partnership between Telstra and US cloud security firm Elastica, aiming to provide additional protection among businesses.
Tuesday, 28 July 2015
Experience has shown on a number of occasions, that it is quite common to see a new smartphone besieged with a few teething problems. Sometimes, you get lucky and the problem is widespread and minor, so the solution is quickly known or the manufacturer fixes it right away—but this is not always the case. The problem may be serious and persistent, recurring even after phone repairs. Last year in Melbourne, telecoms giant, Samsung unrolled its latest flagship line: the Galaxy S5. Designed to be powerful and professional, it is feature-packed as ever, so it has a lot to offer. While it has received its fair share of accolades, it is not without its share of consumer complaints and problems either. Here are the three most common Samsung Galaxy S5 problems and some potential solutions on how to fix them.
Sunday, 26 July 2015
Given the world’s demand for staying informed and connected, it’s safe to say that most people rely heavily on their smartphones. The easy internet access, social media apps, games, and other functions have made them an integral part of your daily routine. For some, a phone is not just for communication purposes, but a valuable companion that helps them overcome boredom and keeps them updated with current events. So it comes as no surprise that people sometimes panic when their phones break down.
Friday, 24 July 2015
The iPhone itself is a marvellous piece of modern convenience, but it wouldn’t work its wonders if it’s broken. Unfortunately, people aren’t very good at keeping their iPhones intact, making services like iPhone screen repair or replacement a must. In an article posted at the PC Advisor website, it was highlighted in a report that a person could damage his or her iPhone within 10 weeks, from minor nicks to full-blown cracked screens. In fact, it was also reported that users are more likely to damage newer iPhone models compared to old ones. Most people can place their phones at risk of damage in a variety of settings. A survey by a U.S.-based warranty provider indicated that people accidentally ruin their iPhones most in the kitchen, followed a close second by in the living room and the bathroom. All in all, about 51 percent of iPhone accidents happen indoors rather than outdoors, which almost entirely puts the blame on the owners’ carelessness.
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
When the iPhone 4 was launched in Melbourne and other parts of the world in 2010, it caused quite a stir—and not all in a good way. Some of those who spent hours lining up to get a whiff of that new iPhone smell subsequently found out that the phone had difficulty connecting to the network, with all signs pointing to issues with the antenna. Problems with the iPhone 4’s antenna became a hot topic, although not all iPhone 4 units actually experienced crippling signal interruptions. Several owners reported that their handsets were often dropping calls, and they had more trouble getting a good signal reception compared to competing smartphones. This prompted countless consumers to seek out professional iPhone repairs.
Thursday, 9 July 2015
A cell phone is one of those big purchases you will likely make at least a couple of times in your life. Residents of Melbourne can enjoy the vast selection of phones available on the market. With an authorized Telstra shop like TelcoWorld Corp Pty Ltd selling almost all of the latest models you’ve been longing to have, shopping for a new phone can be exciting. However, there are a number of blunders you have to avoid. Not Checking the Features Just because a phone is constantly advertised on TV doesn’t mean it’s the best option. Some of the best units are not heavily advertised and you may have been missing out on them. Before heading out to the retail outlets, make sure that you’ve done your research. At least check the specs of the phones that you’re interested in online. Most phone manufacturers provide this information on their websites. You can also look for independent reviews that compare phones from different brands.
Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Telecommunications affect Aussies’ lives in various ways every day. Besides being a key element in business, it is also a preserver of familial ties. Well-maintained communication between family members strengthens bonds and develops openness and trust. If you live in Melbourne where the bond among families is a big deal, you need to invest in telecommunications at home. Residential Mobile Plan Communication technology has greatly evolved over the last century. From primitive candlestick to handheld cellphones, tools for communication have dramatically changed to make connecting with loved ones much easier. You can send a text message or make a call to check on someone, send a greeting, or invite friends or family for a get-together. Thanks to telecommunications companies like Telstra, communication technology will continue to improve.
Sunday, 5 July 2015
Among the brands in Australia’s mobile phone market, Samsung is one of the top contenders. It has taken the lead in previous years, though it seems that it’s going neck and neck with Apple in the first quarter of 2015. Well, it can be said that Apple has the advantage since it’s the only brand with the Apple iOS while Samsung has to contend with many other brands in the Android realm, but that’s a topic for another day. In any case, it’s safe to say that a good number of Australians, particularly in populous cities like Melbourne, own a Samsung phone. The company also provides a considerable amount of attention to the quality and performance of its devices. In a news report by AusDroid, a website for Android-related news, Samsung gave the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge two over-the-air (OTA) updates only a week apart. These updates are to address issues with the devices in terms of their OS.
Friday, 3 July 2015
To say that mobile phones are all the rage today is an understatement. In Australia, the use of internet-enabled mobile phones has been rising steadily year after year. The trend continues up to today. Tech news resource ARN reported in June that Australia’s mobile phone market was strong in the first quarter of 2015. Phablets, a hybrid gadget that’s a mix between phones and tablets, is increasing in popularity. In a year-on-year (YOY) comparison, the overall market experienced a 29.2 per cent growth. Moreover, data shows that Australians, particularly in populous cities such as Melbourne, have said goodbye to using mobiles exclusively for texting and calling long ago. With the combination of the ability of mobile devices for internet access and widespread internet availability, people are now using mobile phones for various purposes. This includes checking emails, accessing mobile entertainment, researching, shopping, and connecting with family and friends on social media.
Wednesday, 1 July 2015
Do you make sure your hands are clean every time you handle your iPhone? If not, chances are it’s already due for some major cleaning. Regularly cleaning your phone is essential for its upkeep and longevity—sometimes, it can be enough to keep major iPhone screen repairs at bay. Here’s how to thoroughly wipe away those smudges from your screen, and protect it from other destructive substances. Safe Screen Cleaning To clean your smartphone screen, use a soft, lint-free cloth such as a microfiber cloth. Never use a paper towel, tissue paper, or any other abrasive cloth which can scratch the screen. To remove dust, smudges, and lint, dip your lint-free cloth in a bit of water and use one corner of your cloth to gently wipe the screen.
Monday, 29 June 2015
The iPhone 5 is such an amazing device, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by its fantastic features. Some consider it even better than the latest model, the iPhone 6. On the other hand, it can also be easy to get frustrated with some of its annoying quirks. The iPhone 5 is not perfect, but fortunately, there are workarounds for its hiccups to make your use practically stress-free: Deleting Photos iPhone’s latest operating system iOS 8 now comes with a trash bin for photos, so there’s no need to worry about deleting photos by accident. However, if you actually want to delete photos, then go to your Photos app, head onto Photos, click the ‘Recently Deleted’ album, hit ‘Select,’ then ‘Delete All.’ If you’re not on iOS 8 yet, then perhaps it’s time to upgrade your device
For the past years, Telstra has proven itself to be one of, if not the biggest, telecommunications company in Australia, offering mobile plans that can bring people closer together. Now, their mobile plans are getting simpler and more affordable without compromising their promise of better means of communication. Going to a Melbourne Telstra store now can make you enjoy these revamped and affordable mobile plans suited for you and your family’s needs.
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Telstra’s Easy Share Business Plan was introduced with small to medium businesses in mind, offering gigabytes of data ready for use, along with unlimited calls and MMS within Australia to standard Australian numbers. Undeniably, Melbourne Telstra business mobile plans like the Easy Share Business Plan help businesses everywhere keep in touch with everyone, and now this plan is bound to get better.
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Last September, Samsung rolled out a new update in their Android operating system, namely the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, on the Samsung Galaxy Note series, including the Note 4 and its predecessors Note 3 and Note Edge. However, no update comes without problems, as Note users had been plagued with problems on their devices. These issues caused by the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update on Note devices can be attended to by Melbourne Samsung service providers for repair.
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Smartphones are a popular accessory nowadays. People carry them around everywhere, which makes them susceptible to having accidents. A slip of the hand and your phone can have a cracked screen or end up in the sink. Thankfully, there are local services that specialize in mobile phone repairs around Melbourne, like TelcoWorld Corp Pty Ltd. Here are a few of the common types of damage that smartphones experience.
Sunday, 21 June 2015
iPhones are notoriously fragile; just one slip of the hand and you can have yourself a cracked screen. Though still functional, a cracked iPhone is not exactly an attractive sight. That’s why you need to consult services that specialise in iPhone screen repair in Melbourne, like TelcoWorld Corp Pty Ltd. Such services can help you restore your iPhone back to its original condition.
Friday, 19 June 2015
iPhones are a popular accessory for many people. You can see it in the way that people are constantly using their devices on the street or around their homes. However, continued use can put a unit in awkward situations that risk it getting damaged. Thankfully, if it does happen, shops that specialize in iPhone repairs in Melbourne like TelcoWorld Corp Pty. Ltd. would be able to help you in getting your iPhone repaired. There are two types of damage that you should look out for.
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Good news for Telstra users who often lose track of their data usage. Telstra has released extra data packs to kick in once you go over your monthly limit. Starting May 12, Telstra will invite users to take advantage of this new feature, which will cost $10 per GB block. By comparison, the current $0.03 per MB in excess will cost $30 to achieve one GB. In a press release, Telstra touted this as a first in Australia, part of a larger campaign to promote confident data usage.
Monday, 11 May 2015
A teen-ager in Melbourne is showing how technology can help improve the lives of the disabled. Bree Synot, a 16-year-old with osteogenesis imperfect (or brittle bones) used to shuttle between two wheelchair-friendly respite homes to get the caring she needs. Thanks to the support of the non-profit Summer Foundation, however, Bree has found a new home that uses internet technology to facilitate some basic functions and abilities that many disabled would otherwise have difficulty performing on their own. As reported in The Age, “Thanks to her iPad app connected to her home's locks, airconditioning and blinds, she could let visitors in without moving from her bed, the couch or her chair. On one occasion she was able to let a support worker into her apartment from her hospital bed.”
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Samsung's new Galaxy S6 flagship smartphone is its direct answer to Apple's iPhone 6, and so far, it has lived up to the billing. However, there have been numerous reports from owners of the S6 and its Edge variation, claiming that the device has yet to address some issues. These issues have reportedly plagued earlier versions of the model (i.e. poor battery life and wi-fi concerns), though several problems are more specific to the S6 itself. Here are a few of the most common, along with simple fixes.
Saturday, 9 May 2015
The industry-standard smartphone battery holds a charge of 1,440 mAh (approximately 5.45 watt-hours). While this is a generous amount of energy, though, it’s rarely enough to make a phone go through even just one whole day without recharging. This has led the burgeoning portable charger market to fill the gap between end-of-day charges. The flip side of this development, however, is that incessant charging can and will shorten a battery’s lifespan, as uncovered by several studies. In particular, frequently going from no charge to full charge has drastic effects on the longevity of a battery, as these power packs are designed with a limited number of charge cycles (that is, the number of times that they can go from 0% to 100% charge). In fact, in some devices, fully discharging and then charging can even activate failsafes that would permanently disable the battery.
Friday, 8 May 2015
A screen saver, which serves as a desktop enhancement like a wallpaper, is a great way to personalize your computer. It can also be an animated image activated on a computer display when no user activity has been perceived for a while. Its purpose is to prevent burn-in—the burning of image into the phosphor inside the cathode ray tube (CRT) after hours of the same image being rescanned. With the efficiency of today’s technology, however, CRT burn-in is quite unlikely in our modern computers. Windows and Mac come in with built-in screen savers, or at least lets you set up one from a choice of many. Whenever you leave your computer unattended for a couple of minutes, the screensaver is activated on the screen or computer display. On your iphone, it would be helpful to have a screen saver enabled, though, many prefer simply a black screen to save on battery life.
Thursday, 7 May 2015
If you have been vexed more than once about taking what you thought was going to be a great video only to find out too late there was no room to record, then don’t sulk around for the next fiasco to come around; it’s time to free up space before things get out of control, or take your phone to a Melbourne iphone repairs services to help you get it done fast. Old text messages, voice mails, podcasts, and audiobooks will choke up your phone’s storage space. Games, photo editors, and the latest cool apps do make a slow day a bit more interesting, but they consume space pretty fast. Go to your Settings and check for the list of apps that you have added over time, and how much space they’ve consumed. You’ll know then what to trim to clear space. To delete the app, simply tap the name and tap the “Delete App” button.
Monday, 13 April 2015
Data-Hungry In his report entitled A Snapshot of Australia’s Digital Future to 2050, IBISWorld founder Phil Ruthven predicted that average data usage per month will skyrocket to 200 GB by 2020 and 5 TB by 2030. It shouldn’t be a surprise that increasingly sophisticated business functions will use more data. To start with, businesses make more calls than do households. Fortunately, Telstra offers data monitoring services that help businesses stay within their data allowance. The Mobile Data Usage Meter, for instance, not only keeps track of your own usage but also that of your employees. The system immediately notifies as soon as you reach your plan’s monthly data threshold.
Monday, 6 April 2015
Telstra's 4G network is fast, but apparently not fast enough. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last March, Telstra announced its partnership with Ericsson to develop 5G technology. They hope to introduce the successor to 4G by 2020 with two separate tests to be conducted later this year, one in Sweden and another in Australia. The key will be to increase performance while lowering energy consumption. Although still five years away, it doesn't mean 4G won't get any faster anytime soon. The same partnership developed an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network last year, achieving a world-first speed of 450 Mbps. LTE-A is scheduled to launch in capital cities like Melbourne by April 2015. Later the same year, Telstra plans to launch LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B).
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Samsung has enjoyed great success in the smartphone market with their Galaxy models. The latest model they released was the Galaxy S5, and while most users have been having a stable experience with it, others have not been as fortunate. A few common problems have been reported by several users in Melbourne and other places, but thankfully, these may be fixed with some quick and safe remedies. Wi-Fi Connection One common problem is with the Wi-Fi. Users have reported about the tendency of their S5’s Wi-Fi to suddenly just stop working. When this happens, the first thing to do is to reboot the device. If this doesn’t do the trick, then you can try reconnecting to the Wi-Fi network by first selecting the ‘Forget Network’ option then connecting to it again.
Thursday, 2 April 2015
People bring their phones everywhere. This is why it is susceptible to damages--from scratches to falls. However, those are minor compared to getting your phone wet, or worse, submerged in water. People tend to panic when this happens, and for good reason. Water damage can be very difficult to fix. It doesn’t mean that the case is completely hopeless, however. Water damaged phones may be restored, especially by professionals who are skilled at mobile phone repairs in Melbourne. If you cannot go to a repair centre right away, there are some things you may try that may just do the trick. One thing to remember, however, is to not turn your phone on or use it in any capacity, press any buttons, or tap it. Some people may tend to blow on the phone to get water particles off, but this could also send water into the interior. Making use of a blow dryer is also unadvisable as it may fry certain parts of the phone.
Tuesday, 31 March 2015
It’s the quintessential “First World Problem.” A shattered iPhone screen has left many an owner of the iconic smartphone in despair, scrambling for ways to save their treasured gizmo. Ever since it has become an extension of people’s lives, the iPhone has literally gone to places where it has become susceptible to a wide array of screen-shattering truths. The risk for damage increases when the device is without a protective case or skin, vulnerable to being accidentally dropped or flung. In the event that you inadvertently shatter your iPhone’s screen, fret not. There are various options for urgent iPhone screen repair in Melbourne alone; you just have to know how and where to find them.
Monday, 30 March 2015
A lot of iPhone owners in Melbourne, and around the world for that matter, have found themselves in a situation where their device simply won’t turn on. Pressing the power button doesn’t literally do anything, and users are left staring blankly at a black screen. This issue may be caused by a lot of factors ranging from the relatively simple to the more severe—the latter of which are best addressed by professional iPhone repairs in Melbourne. In the event you figure in the same situation, try these troubleshooting tips first to know what you’re dealing with. Charge it up – Start with the obvious: your phone’s battery may simply be dead. Your iPhone’s battery can be completely drained on occasion, more so if you leave it unused for a long time and fail to reconnect the charger. Try plugging your phone in for at least 20 minutes using the charger (don’t charge using a computer’s USB port, since it doesn’t provide the same amount of power as a wall outlet); then try turning it back on.
Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Always let callers know that you are driving. This lets them know that driving safely is your first priority so they can make the necessary adjustments to the conversation, even maybe forgo the call for another, more appropriate time. It goes without saying that you need a reliable phone if you plan on using your phone heavily while driving. Melbourne Telstra store like TelcoWorld offer a wide selection of high-quality new and used mobile phones to fit your needs.