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Tech Guide Episode 238 coming to you from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

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Tech Guide Episode 238 comes to you from Barcelona where editor Stephen Fenech is attending Mobile World Congress to keep you updated and educated about the new smartphone releases. On this week’s show, we talk about the devices that have been unveiled including the Huawei P10, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book tablets and the comeback story of the show – the return …

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Amaysim announces a range of simple NBN plans with no lock-in contracts

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Amaysim, the game-changing company that shook up mobile phone plans, is now offering a suite of NBN plans designed to offer simple choices for customers without locking them in to a contract. There are plans that all offer unlimited data allowances and three different speed choices. These plans will go live in 90 days and start at $60 a month for the 12Mbps download/1Mbps upload …

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Sony Mobile unveils the XZ Premium – the world’s first to feature a 4K HDR display

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Sony Mobile has raised the bar for video quality on a mobile device after unveiling the Xperia XZ Premium – the world’s first smartphone with 4K HDR display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Also announced were the super mid-range Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra that build on the success of last year’s models. The Xperia XZ Premium has a dazzling 5.5-inch 4K HDR display …

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Fox movies will be delivered straight to your phone in new Telstra pilot program

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Customers will have movies piped directly to their device that are ready to watch anywhere and anytime using an industry-first content delivery system created in partnership with Telstra, Ericsson and the Fox Innovation Lab at 21st Century Fox. Announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the personalised movie delivery system can position the content for customers to view on their device or offline without affecting their device’s performance …

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Samsung releases two new tablets – Galaxy Tab S3 and Galaxy Book – at MWC

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Samsung didn’t have any new smartphones to announce at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona but it was all about tablets – the new Tab S3 and the Galaxy Book – which are designed to provide a powerful mobile computing experience. Both of Samsung’s new tablets have an eye-catching slim look and are designed to offer a premium experience whether it is used for work or …

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Nokia brings back the 3310 for a blast from the past alongside new Android devices

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Nokia has gone back to the future and reimagined the old favourite 3310 phone for the modern user and rolled out an impressive new range of devices running the Android operating system for the first time. Nokia was once a powerhouse in the mobile industry was swamped after the release of the iPhone and taken into the Windows world when it was acquired by Microsoft. …

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Huawei Watch 2 has an updated design and room for its own SIM card

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Huawei unveiled an updated smartwatch at Mobile Congress in Barcelona – the Huawei Watch 2 – which ups the ante in terms of features and performance and that’s also the first to include the Android Wear 2.0 operating system. The Huawei Watch 2 features a similar timeless design to its predecessor and is available in two versions – sports and classic. But now it also …

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Huawei launches the P10 with a blaze of colour and improved dual-lens camera

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Huawei has revealed its new P10 smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in a blaze of colour and with a range of dazzling features that includes an enhanced dual-lens camera co-engineered with Leica. The Chinese company, currently third global smartphone manufacturer behind Samsung and Apple, had a dazzling event to introduce the P10 front and also the latest Huawei Watch 2 which will reach …

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LG unveils the G6 smartphone which fits a larger screen into a smaller body

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LG has unveiled its new G6 smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that has managed to fit an even larger screen into a regular size device to meet our screen-centric demands. LG’s G6 has a 5.7-inch FullVision display that’s housed in a 5.3-inch body to offer customers the bigger screen they want without weighing them down with an even larger device. It does this …

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Telstra begins optical transformation and deploys dedicated network for smart devices

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Telstra will build a nationwide optical network to provide the backbone for the company’s 5G rollout and enable a dedicated national Internet of Things mobile network to make it easier to control and monitor smart products from anywhere. Telstra announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it has partnered once again with long-term collaborator Ericsson to supply, install and integrate the optical network for …

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Our hands-on look at the new BlackBerry KEYone smartphone

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BlackBerry has officially launched its comeback device – the BlackBerry KEYone – in Barcelona before Mobile World Congress officially kicks off and Tech Guide was able to get their hands on it. This is great news for the many users who spent years with their fingers flying across BlackBerry’s keyboard. Well, it’s back! And it brought back its famous keyboard with it. But this is …

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BlackBerry is back with the KEYone smartphone and yes, it has a physical keyboard

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BlackBerry is back! The brand which had all but disappeared has just unveiled a brand-new device called the Blackberry KEYone on the eve of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. TCL Communications, the global smartphone manufacturer of Alcatel, has partnered with Blackberry to create a new device that combines the latest technology with BlackBerry’s iconic software and security along with its unmistakable physical keyboard. The BlackBerry …

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Fetch TV goes “Skinny” with new and affordable channel packs

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Fetch TV has announced new and affordable “Skinny” packs that will bring customers up to 49 additional channels including hit stations like SyFy, TVHits, ESPN, CNN and National Geographic. The Fetch TV set top box and PVR includes a high definition digital tuner and a 1TB hard drive. It is available through Australia’s leading internet service providers including Optus, iiNet, Dodo, iPrimus and Internode or …

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HTC announces pricing and availability of U Ultra and U Play flagship smartphones

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HTC has announced the release date and pricing for its new U Ultra and U Play flagship smartphones which offer a range of new features and a system that learns more about the user and their habits. The HTC U Ultra has a 5.7-inch display along with a small secondary screen that relays notifications and reminders without disturbing what you’re doing on the main screen. …

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You can take Rogue One: A Star Wars Story home next month

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The smash hit box office sensation Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will be available to watch at home next month and will include hours of extra features to dive even deeper into the Star Wars universe. The film, which tells the story about Rebels stealing the plans to the fearsome Death Star, will be released on Digital as well as Blu-ray Disc and DVD. …

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Apple Park campus will open in April and honour Steve Jobs

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Apple’s co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs will be honoured by the company when it opens its incredible new 175-acre campus in the heart of the Santa Clara valley this year. Apple Park, which was envisioned by Jobs as a creative and peaceful workspace, transformed miles of asphalt and created a green space around the campus’s ring-shaped 2.8 million square-foot main building which will include …

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Happy 6th Anniversary to the Two Blokes Talking Tech

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It’s six years today since the first episode of the popular Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast was recorded with Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and EFTM’s Trevor Long. Exactly six years later, the blokes have recorded Episode 288 (there have actually been more than 300 shows when you factor in the multiple shows from the Consumer Electronic Show) at the Optus campus. On this week’s …

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Optus flicks the switch on its high-speed 4.5G network

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5G is just over the horizon for Optus with news the company’s 4.5G network has just been switched on to deliver high speeds and seamless access to content for their customers. The foundations for Optus’s 5G plans is being built with this 4.5G network update which will be capable exceeding the 1Gbps mark. Optus’s 4.5G network has kicked off in Sydney’s Macquarie Park – the …

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Want to save more than 90 per cent on your energy bills? Here’s how you do it.

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If you needed an incentive to go solar and install a Tesla Powerwall here it is. The first owners of the Tesla Powerwall have reduced their total power bills in the first year by more than 90 per cent. The Pfitzner family made headlines after having Australia’s first Tesla Powerwall installed by Natural Solar in their four-bedroom home in Sydney’s Hills District in January 2016. The …

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Get the latest tech news and reviews with Episode 237 of the Tech Guide podcast

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It’s time to tune in to Episode 237 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech, so you can stay updated and educated about the latest tech news and products. On this week’s show, will Australian telcos follow the US carriers and offer unlimited mobile data, will we see the iPhone 8 at Apple Worldwide Developer Conference in June, EHang passenger drones …

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