Mobile Phone News // Pete Ottery

a-JAYS Four: the best commuter headphones I’ve ever owned
| By Pete Ottery

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
| By Pete Ottery

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
| By Pete Ottery

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
| By Pete Ottery

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,...

| By Pete Ottery

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?
| By Pete Ottery

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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Best Vodafone phones on plans

Best Vodafone phones on plans

Vodafone has put a lot of work into bolstering its network and has some great...

Virgin Double Data, Now With Data Rollover

Virgin Double Data, Now With Data Rollover

Virgin is currently offering double data on its 24 month plans, and varying...

Best Optus Phones on Plans

Best Optus Phones on Plans

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

Best Phones on Telstra Plans

Best Phones on Telstra Plans

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

Is it cheaper to buy an iPhone outright with a SIM-only plan?

Is it cheaper to buy an iPhone outright with a SIM-only plan?

Tech types sing the virtues of buying iPhones outright and grabbing a SIM card...

HTC One M8s review: great, affordable, still beautiful

HTC One M8s review: great, affordable, still beautiful

The One M8s is one of the best value Androids on the market right now. And it's...

 

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Optus Preorder Deal: Get the LG G4, add a G Watch Urbane

Optus Preorder Deal: Get the LG G4, add a G Watch Urbane

Only the first 100 online preorders will nab this deal. Get in quick!

Apple's iOS 9: Smarter Siri, improved apps, and Apple Pay in the UK

Apple's iOS 9: Smarter Siri, improved apps, and Apple Pay in the UK

Apple has revealed what to expect from iOS 9 later this year - here's what's...

Apple Music set to take on Spotify, but there’s a problem

Apple Music set to take on Spotify, but there’s a problem

Can Apple Music grab the market share it needs without a free option?

Google's Android Pay ready to take down Apple

Google's Android Pay ready to take down Apple

Google has unveiled its upcoming Android Pay mobile payments system, and it...

Need a New Telstra Plan? Say Goodbye to Bill Shock

Need a New Telstra Plan? Say Goodbye to Bill Shock

Never fear, Telstra is here... finally. After Optus and Voda embraced...

Telstra Family Plans: how does data sharing work?

Telstra Family Plans: how does data sharing work?

Telstra has matched its competitors and now allows customers to add multiple...

 

Guides

Best iPhone alternatives

Best iPhone alternatives

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

Telstra phone plans & hidden features: what do you actually get?

Telstra phone plans & hidden features: what do you actually get?

Ever wondered what all those extra features and caveats mean on your phone plan...

Budget SIM Only Plans with Big Data

Budget SIM Only Plans with Big Data

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

Best Prepaid Phones from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone

Best Prepaid Phones from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone

Prepaid is great for saving cash, but you miss out on those juicy phone...

Telstra's plan refresh: the difference between the old & the new

Telstra's plan refresh: the difference between the old & the new

Telstra has launched new plans, offering seriously bigger data on the...

The Phone Plans Secret That Will Save You Hundreds

The Phone Plans Secret That Will Save You Hundreds

Tech savvy phone lovers know something about the phone industry that saves them...

 

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