Apple's newest release comes without a wall charger and earpods. While the shift could reduce the company's carbon footprint, users shifting to wireless charging will use more energy.
Telstra’s new digital advertising payphones can be found at Melbourne’s Bourke Street Mall. In this photo, the older centre booth sits between two of Telstra’s larger high-tech booths.
City of Melbourne
The new payphones have Wi-Fi, mobile charging and transport information. But city councils are concerned they're digital billboards for Telstra, which could cost billions in lost productivity.
No problem, I can talk….
Phones' functions go far beyond making calls these days. Here's the basics on why you can use some features and not others – and why planes may someday soon be filled with passengers yakking on phones.
SIM cards contain a computer chip that can do some simple mathematics and store some data.
SIM cards link accounts to handsets. They keep communications private. They store messages. Although small and simple, they are a big part of modern mobile phone systems.
Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen testing a prototype Mesh Extender device in Arkaroola, in Outback South Australia.
Dr Paul Gardner-Stephen
Technology designed to keep mobile phones connected during a natural disaster could have wider uses in regional australia.