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‘Opening of a new world’: How international students are helping seniors to log on

‘Opening of a new world’: How international students are helping seniors to log on

A program run through UTS is helping both seniors and international students deal with social isolation.

  • by Daniella White

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Apple’s ‘extreme’ iPhone security to combat state-sponsored hacks

Apple’s ‘extreme’ iPhone security to combat state-sponsored hacks

Very few people will ever be targeted by a multimillion-dollar hack, but Apple’s new feature is designed to protect those who are.

  • by Tim Biggs
An iPhone without Lightning is inevitable, but Apple’s stalling for time
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An iPhone without Lightning is inevitable, but Apple’s stalling for time

Apple may be forced to ditch the iPhone’s proprietary Lightning port in the coming years thanks to incoming EU laws.

  • by Tim Biggs
One plug for all: Apple may be forced to adopt USB-C to charge phones and devices

One plug for all: Apple may be forced to adopt USB-C to charge phones and devices

Forget rummaging through the junk drawer. Soon, we may only need to reach for one cable to charge our smartphones and other devices after a development in Europe.

  • by Kelvin Chan
Big changes in store for iPhone with iOS 16
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Big changes in store for iPhone with iOS 16

From the most fundamental phone functions like messages and notifications, to health and smart home features, Apple is making a number of changes to its software this year.

  • by Tim Biggs
Snubbed for a phone? There’s no need to take it personally

Snubbed for a phone? There’s no need to take it personally

The impolite habit of ignoring a partner scrolls on a phone is such a widespread phenomenon that behavioural experts even have a term for it – “phubbing”.

  • by Sarah Knapton
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From ‘door detection’ to scanning braille, phone accessibility keeps expanding

From ‘door detection’ to scanning braille, phone accessibility keeps expanding

As smartphones become our default computing platform, the devices are having to adapt to make connectivity more accessible for people with disabilities.

  • by Tim Biggs
Stronger parental controls only one piece of phone safety puzzle
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Stronger parental controls only one piece of phone safety puzzle

The government wants to force Apple and Google to make stronger tools for parental oversight, but a cultural and educational shift is also needed.

  • by Tim Biggs
SCEGGS bans students using mobiles as schools battle online dependence

SCEGGS bans students using mobiles as schools battle online dependence

Teachers across school sectors say students’ screen habits have intensified since last year’s pandemic lockdown.

  • by Jordan Baker
Naps, no phones and bath time: How youth is wasted on the young

Naps, no phones and bath time: How youth is wasted on the young

Our little ones may be in a rush to grow up, but they’ll soon realise that childhood offers plenty of advantages.

  • by Amelia Lester
Forget capitalisation and turn on mute: the new rules for texting

Forget capitalisation and turn on mute: the new rules for texting

Is the thumbs-up emoji passive-aggressive? And what to do about those dreaded, anxiety-inducing Gen-X ellipses . . . Ahead, a guide to texting etiquette in 2022.

  • by Tatum Hunter