Monday, 13 April 2015
Data-Hungry In his report entitled A Snapshot of Australia’s Digital Future to 2050, IBISWorld founder Phil Ruthven predicted that average data usage per month will skyrocket to 200 GB by 2020 and 5 TB by 2030. It shouldn’t be a surprise that increasingly sophisticated business functions will use more data. To start with, businesses make more calls than do households. Fortunately, Telstra offers data monitoring services that help businesses stay within their data allowance. The Mobile Data Usage Meter, for instance, not only keeps track of your own usage but also that of your employees. The system immediately notifies as soon as you reach your plan’s monthly data threshold.
Monday, 6 April 2015
Telstra's 4G network is fast, but apparently not fast enough. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last March, Telstra announced its partnership with Ericsson to develop 5G technology. They hope to introduce the successor to 4G by 2020 with two separate tests to be conducted later this year, one in Sweden and another in Australia. The key will be to increase performance while lowering energy consumption. Although still five years away, it doesn't mean 4G won't get any faster anytime soon. The same partnership developed an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network last year, achieving a world-first speed of 450 Mbps. LTE-A is scheduled to launch in capital cities like Melbourne by April 2015. Later the same year, Telstra plans to launch LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B).
Saturday, 4 April 2015
Samsung has enjoyed great success in the smartphone market with their Galaxy models. The latest model they released was the Galaxy S5, and while most users have been having a stable experience with it, others have not been as fortunate. A few common problems have been reported by several users in Melbourne and other places, but thankfully, these may be fixed with some quick and safe remedies. Wi-Fi Connection One common problem is with the Wi-Fi. Users have reported about the tendency of their S5’s Wi-Fi to suddenly just stop working. When this happens, the first thing to do is to reboot the device. If this doesn’t do the trick, then you can try reconnecting to the Wi-Fi network by first selecting the ‘Forget Network’ option then connecting to it again.
Thursday, 2 April 2015
People bring their phones everywhere. This is why it is susceptible to damages--from scratches to falls. However, those are minor compared to getting your phone wet, or worse, submerged in water. People tend to panic when this happens, and for good reason. Water damage can be very difficult to fix. It doesn’t mean that the case is completely hopeless, however. Water damaged phones may be restored, especially by professionals who are skilled at mobile phone repairs in Melbourne. If you cannot go to a repair centre right away, there are some things you may try that may just do the trick. One thing to remember, however, is to not turn your phone on or use it in any capacity, press any buttons, or tap it. Some people may tend to blow on the phone to get water particles off, but this could also send water into the interior. Making use of a blow dryer is also unadvisable as it may fry certain parts of the phone.