Samsung wins Design Excellence awards for The Freestyle and BESPOKE

It’s that time of the year when Samsung rakes in awards. After winning the Smartphone Manufacturer of the Year and Smartphone of the Year titles, the company announced today that it earned four more prestigious awards for its efforts across the BESPOKE Home Appliance range and consumer electronics. More specifically, the 2022 Australian Good Design […]

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First Apple Watch Ultra and AirPods Pro 2 Orders Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand

It’s already September 23 in Australia and New Zealand, aka AirPods Pro and Apple Watch Ultra launch day. Customers in these two countries who preordered the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 or an ‌Apple Watch Ultra‌ are beginning to receive their new devices. We will soon start seeing the first hands-on pictures of the ‌AirPods Pro‌ 2 […]

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First iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro Orders Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand

Because of time zone differences, it’s already September 16 (aka iPhone launch day) in Australia and New Zealand, which means customers in these countries who preordered a new iPhone 14, iPhone 14 Pro, or ‌iPhone 14 Pro‌ Max are beginning to receive their devices. Customers receiving new ‌iPhone 14‌ devices will soon be sharing photos […]

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Samsung to host its first music “Flextival” in celebration of Galaxy Z 4 series

Samsung is celebrating the launch of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and the Galaxy Z Flip 4 in Australia with a music festival, or “Flextival,” as the company calls it. The Flextival is an “exciting music and visual event” headlined by MC SHantan Wantan Ichiban and PNAU’s DJ Set. Other acts include Set Mo, Dena […]

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First M2 MacBook Air Orders Now Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia

It’s July 15 in New Zealand and Australia, which means the M2 MacBook Air launch day has officially kicked off. Customers in New Zealand and Australia are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences. Customers who ordered the ‌M2‌ ‌MacBook Air‌ last week are starting to receive […]

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First M2 MacBook Pro Orders Arriving to Customers in New Zealand and Australia

It’s officially Friday, June 24 in New Zealand and Australia, which means it’s the launch day for the 13-inch M2 MacBook Pro. Customers in New Zealand and Australia are always the first to get their hands on new devices due to time zone differences, and the ‌M2‌ Macs are no exception. ‌M2‌ MacBook Pro models […]

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Samsung Australia fined AUD 14M over misleading water resistance ads

Back in 2019, Samsung Australia was taken to court by the The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over misleading water resistance advertisement of its phones. The Korean tech giant repeatedly advertised several of its Galaxy S, Galaxy A and Galaxy Note phones as being suitable to use in pool and sea water in its […]

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Samsung fined $9.7 million over misleading water-resistance claims

Well, the latest reports don’t seem to be good for Samsung’s marketing team, as Samsung Australia has been fined a penalty of A$14 million ($9.65 million) over misleading water resistance claims in its Galaxy smartphones. A good number of Samsung phones are touted to be water-resistant, and it is claimed that these Galaxy phones could be […]

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Australia Has Finally Woken Up to Climate Change

One of Labor’s election promises on energy and emissions is to strengthen the existing cap-and-trade system for big carbon emitters, known as the Safeguard Mechanism. Under this, big polluters are required to buy or surrender carbon credits to offset any direct emissions that exceed an agreed-to baseline. Labor’s plan is to reduce the emissions baselines […]

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Apple Defends Ecosystem in Australia as Antitrust Firefighting Around the World Continues

Apple has robustly defended its ecosystem in a submission to Australia’s competition watchdog, amid growing global scrutiny of the power of big tech companies and “gatekeeping.” The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has scrutinized Apple’s ecosystem in a series of investigations since last year and encouraged the company to give users more control over […]

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Australia Moves Ahead Cautiously With ‘3-Parent IVF’

Australia’s cautious approach is similar to that of the UK, where Parliament voted to legalize mitochondrial donation in 2015. There, only one clinic, Newcastle Fertility Centre, is licensed to perform the procedure. It must appeal to the UK’s fertility agency, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, to approve patients on a case-by-case basis. Under the […]

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First Mac Studio and Studio Display Orders Begin Arriving to Customers in Australia and New Zealand

It is officially March 18 in Australia and New Zealand, which means that it’s Mac Studio and Studio Display launch day. Customers in these countries are always the first to get their hands on new devices, and Apple’s new studio devices are being delivered. The ‌Mac Studio‌ and Studio Display are starting to arrive to […]

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Apple Rolls Out Updated Maps Interface in Australia

Apple today announced that it has expanded its updated Apple Maps app to Australia, with Maps now offering more detailed road coverage, improved navigation, three-dimensional landmarks, and improved views of parks, buildings, airports, shopping centers, and more. “Apple Maps is the best way to explore and navigate the world, all while protecting your privacy. We […]

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Samsung announces pair of jeans with a dedicated Galaxy Z Flip 3 pocket

Samsung has announced a new fashion collaboration revolving around the Galaxy Z Flip 3, and it’s rather unusual compared to the limited edition variants and accessories we usually get. Samsung has partnered with Australia’s most beloved brand of jeans, Dr Denim, and has just announced a new pair of limited-run jeans that embrace and celebrate […]

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Here’s where you can buy the Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition

The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is arguably the most fashionable smartphone on the market, and Samsung made it even more so with the release of the Bespoke Edition at Galaxy Unpacked 2. The Bespoke Edition is based on the 256GB Galaxy Z Flip 3. It doesn’t have any hardware changes, but the main selling point […]

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Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition is official, flaunts 49 color combinations

After Samsung generated some hype on social media, Galaxy Unpacked 2 went live moments ago, and fans are finally getting to see what the new event is all about. In short, it mostly revolves around the “new” Galaxy Z Flip 3 Bespoke Edition, or more appropriately, the company’s new design studio for the fashionable foldable […]

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Revamped Apple Maps Rolls Out in Australia

Tuesday October 19, 2021 3:01 am PDT by Sami Fathi Following a promise of “later this year” in June, Apple has officially rolled out its new and updated Apple Maps in Australia. The new ‌Apple Maps‌ offers richer details in roads, parking lots, parks, buildings, airports, and more, and is part of Apple’s push to […]

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Galaxy Watch 4 is now a COVID monitoring tool for Australia’s workforce

Samsung Australia announced that it’s trialing the Vital Monitoring System (VMS) solution from re-open.com on the Galaxy Watch 4 series. VMS is part of the re-open.com cloud-based platform created by Deakin University, NTRI, and SaniteX Global to support the world as it recovers from COVID-19. More specifically, VMS (Vital Monitoring System) is a system designed […]

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Australians can’t stop buying Samsung’s new foldable phones

Samsung has been hard at work bringing foldable smartphones to the mainstream over the past couple of years. The exceptional response it has seen for the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 shows that more people are finally willing to take a chance on these handsets. It’s a similar story down […]

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Australia Continues to Scrutinize Apple Pay Amid Push for Regulation

The government of Australia is considering creating new laws that could more heavily regulate digital payments systems such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and WeChat Pay (via Reuters). An Australian government-commissioned report into digital payments systems has made a number of recommendations, one of which suggested actively regulating ‌Apple Pay‌ and other similar digital payments […]

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