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.