- 9 JanRead more »
Which Wireless Earbuds suit you?
It's 2019, and the headphone jack has gone the way the Dodo. With its passing, there has been a huge boom in wireless headphones and earbuds. Here are some of the top options to pick from in 2019.
Originally released in December 2016, AirPods are a fashion statement as well as a great peice of technology, especially those that use iPhones. Using the proprietry Apple W1 chip, these earphones offer additional connectivity options that can only be accessed with an Apple device, with limited settings and options acessible from non Apple devices, a huge drawback for Android users. With about 5 hours of playtime in the earbuds and an additional 19 hours of charge available in the case, Apple AirPods remain a great choice for any consumer.
Huawei's answer to AirPods, the Huawei Freebuds were released in late 2018, but unlike AirPods, the Freebuds offer a full IEM experience, with balanced
- 2 DecRead more »
What are Frequency bands?
Phones communicate with mobile towers using radio waves, like how a television works. As our cities are flooded with waves from radio, television, wifi and other devices, governments strictly control the frequencies on which mobile phones are allowed to operate. These are known as frequency bands. If you wish to use your phone overseas, or with different carriers, it is important to ensure your device supports as many frequency bands as possible.
Australian Frequency Bands
Australia's three major carriers currently share the majority of frequency bands, but there are some key differences.
Telstra (Boost, Aldi, Belong etc)
Telstra and resellers use a wide variety of bands in the 3G/4G spectrum. To ensure the best coverage, make sure your device supports the following bands.
3G - 850 Mhz, 2100 Mhz
4G - 2100Mhz (B1), 1800Mhz (B3), 2600Mhz
- 12 NovRead more »
For many years now phones have come with the humble Fingerprint reader as the preferred method for securely access your phone. Recently however, there have been developments with newer technologies like FaceID, Iris scanning and in-screen fingerprint readers becoming more common. Today we will try to explain the differences between each of these.
First introduced by Apple in 2017 with the iPhone X, FaceID replaced the previous Fingerprint reader based TouchID. Using what Apple calls a 'True Depth' camera system, the iPhone uses a small infrared light to projector over 30,000 points of light invisibly onto your face. These are mapped by the front-facing camera, and then stored securely on the phone. In practice its pretty magical, a quick glance at your iPhone is enough to unlock it, and it won't be easily fooled by photos or twins. Due to the use of the infrared light, it also works in the dark, meaning you won't annoy your partner if you decide to check your