Mobile Phone News // Pete Ottery

a-JAYS Four: the best commuter headphones I’ve ever owned
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a-JAYS Four: the best commuter headphones I’ve ever owned

A 3rd party set of canal tips can improve the sound quality of in-ear headphones dramatically. You can expect better comfort, higher quality sound and better durability.

Lumia 925 vs HTC One vs iPhone 5: Head to Head Camera Test
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Lumia 925 vs HTC One vs iPhone 5: Head to Head Camera Test

Cameras in the Nokia Lumia 925, HTC One and the Apple iPhone 5 are all tested on quality, sharpness & colour in real world situations. All have their own strengths. The iPhone just nudges the others out for the title.

iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920: Camera Test
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iPhone 5 vs Lumia 920: Camera Test

I'm desperate for the Nokia Lumia 920 to do well. Don't get me wrong - I love taking photos with my iPhone 5 but it'd be nice to have some serious competitors in the camera stakes. Which one is better? It's close. And note: this...

Huge Update For Flickr's iOS App
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Huge Update For Flickr's iOS App

Flickr released a major update today to their iOS app. Much of the talk has been about the addition of filters (ala Instagram) but there's a lot more to it that is worth a look. The contacts view. Double tap = favoriting/liking ...

iPhone 4S & 5 Camera Test - Part 2
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iPhone 4S & 5 Camera Test - Part 2

In yesterday's iPhone 4 vs 4S vs 5 camera battle, we had pretty good daylight conditions - and each of the phones performed pretty well. I decided to do some more testing in lower light, in order to push the camera sensors to...

iPhone 4 vs 4S vs 5 - The Camera Test
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iPhone 4 vs 4S vs 5 - The Camera Test

The camera quality in the iPhone jumped a massive amount from the 3GS to the 4. In resolution, exposure control and colour. It jumped up again in quality with the 4S (enough for me to purchase an upgrade solely due to the better...

Apple Warranty: Sticky Home Button
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Apple Warranty: Sticky Home Button

Just wanted to share a good news story about an iPhone 4, warranties & customer service. About 2 months ago my iPhone started having the 'ol sticky home button problem. (Turns out it's a very common problem. Sounds like dirt...

Mobile plan minutes: Visualised
| By Pete Ottery

Mobile plan minutes: Visualised

Australian Telcos have been in the news of late, along with ACMA (The Australian Communications and Media Authority). The Sydney Morning Herald reported some of our investigations here at WhistleOut into simplifying mobile plan...

Mobile Plans by Minutes - InfoGraphic
| By Pete Ottery

Mobile Plans by Minutes - InfoGraphic

It's time to think laterally. We've crunched the advertising claims on mobile plans from Australia's big telcos to reveal what you really get in terms of minutes for your dollars. We did this because we know that in their report...

Telstra: free calls to Japan Mar 11-25
| By Pete Ottery

Telstra: free calls to Japan Mar 11-25

After AT&T and Verizon offered free calls to friends and family in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami disaster, Lifehacker is reporting Telstra are also now offering free calls: Telstra will not charge for calls to...

WhistleOut Illustrated: Time-lapse
| By Pete Ottery

WhistleOut Illustrated: Time-lapse

Here in the WhistleOut office we'd been thinking for a while it would be cool to have some sort of interior illustration on the wall that depicts what we're on about as a company. Below are the steps we took in finding someone,...

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Word Lens: Translate with an iPhone

Just launched from Quest Visual is an iPhone app for translating text in images (think road signs etc) on the fly! How handy will this app be on a Europe holiday to decipher signs/menus/accommodation details on the go.

My Morning Pocket Computer Routine
| By Pete Ottery

My Morning Pocket Computer Routine

Every morning on the bus I'm still amazed at how much stuff is packed into this little pocket computer - the iPhone 4 in this case. I seem to have created myself a little routine for each morning - strategically shaped around...

Could Australian Telco's Join Forces?
| By Pete Ottery

Could Australian Telco's Join Forces?

News out of the U.S. is that their prominent mobile operators AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have joined forces to create a new mobile payments system called Isis, which will allow customers to make payments using their...

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Night Video with the Nokia N8

Nokia N8 plans as they're announced

Top 5 Business Smartphones
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Top 5 Business Smartphones

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HTC Desire HD Coming Soon

Vodafone has announced the HTC Desire HD will be arriving soon and exclusive to Vodafone & 3 customers... HTC Desire HD plans (added as they're announced)

Dell Streak: Phone or Tablet?
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Dell Streak: Phone or Tablet?

HTC Desire Z on the Way
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HTC Desire Z on the Way

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Motorola Moto 360 review

Motorola Moto 360 review

The Moto 360 is fantastic as far as smartwatches go. It's a beautiful piece of...

2014 in review: the year's best phones and plans

2014 in review: the year's best phones and plans

It's been a news-filled year in the mobile market. Looking back now that all's...

Best upcoming phones of 2015

Best upcoming phones of 2015

Keen for a glimpse at the best future smartphones coming soon to a store near...

Best Telstra phones on the market right now

Best Telstra phones on the market right now

Telstra has some fantastic phones on its plans, here's a list of the best ones...

Best Optus phones

Best Optus phones

Optus has some great devices, we've compiled a list that we'll keep updated...

5 Great phones to unwrap this Christmas

5 Great phones to unwrap this Christmas

Here are some great, affordable phones for you to give away this holiday season.

 

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Enter your pick for the Canstar Innovation Excellence Awards

Enter your pick for the Canstar Innovation Excellence Awards

Canstar are looking for the most innovative telco products in Australia and it...

Australia's Top 5 phones available now

Australia's Top 5 phones available now

Take a look at the best phones available in Australian phone stores right now.

Cash by Optus means you can leave your wallet at home

Cash by Optus means you can leave your wallet at home

Optus has partnered with Visa and cooked up a neat innovation allowing you to...

Huawei Mate 7 coming to Australia Nov 17 (and it’s awesome)

Huawei Mate 7 coming to Australia Nov 17 (and it’s awesome)

Up and coming phone maker Huawei is releasing its latest flagship handset in...

Telstra officially launches its new, lightning-fast 4GX network

Telstra officially launches its new, lightning-fast 4GX network

Already live in parts of Sydney, Adelaide and 10 regional centres.

Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact preorders go live in Australia

Xperia Z3 and Z3 compact preorders go live in Australia

The waterproof Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact from Sony are soon to hit Aussie...

 

Guides

Best iPhone alternatives

Best iPhone alternatives

Apple's iPhone may be the most well-known smartphone, but it is not your only...

Transferring phone contacts from Android to iPhone

Transferring phone contacts from Android to iPhone

Switching from one phone to another doesn’t mean that you have to lose all of...

What you need to do before selling an iPhone

What you need to do before selling an iPhone

If history repeats itself, your precious iPhone will soon drop in value, the...

6 Best Android phones in Australia on plans

6 Best Android phones in Australia on plans

We’ve created a list of our current top Android phones to help you out. This...

Samsung Galaxy S5: our best tips and tricks

Samsung Galaxy S5: our best tips and tricks

Unless you've dedicated some time to finding them, chances are there are a...

Budget SIM-only plans with big data

Budget SIM-only plans with big data

Do you find you use data a lot more than calls or SMS messages? We've put...

 

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