Monday, June 20th, 2022 by Gina Thompson
Gone are the days of the humble video shop with scratched CDs and late fees. In the last 10 years, video streaming has blossomed into a better way to watch our favourite shows and movies, alongside the benefits of live TV. You may already know about Netflix, Disney+, Stan, Prime Video and Paramount+* but there’s one platform where you can watch them all and more that you may not know about: Fetch.
In this article, we’ll look at what Fetch is and how you can use it. Even if you’ve used the platform before, you might discover a useful trick or two!(more…)
Thursday, March 10th, 2022 by Gina Thompson
What would we do without WiFi – that awesome, handy way to connect devices to the internet without any pesky wires?
In your home, you might find that your WiFi is stronger in some rooms than others. Perhaps you even have some ‘dead spots’ in your house. While it can be frustrating, the good news is that there’s a way to strengthen your connection throughout your whole home: Mesh WiFi!
You may have already seen the term floating around online or even at your local electronics store. So, what’s the difference between standard WiFi and Mesh WiFi, and who needs it? Let’s find out!(more…)
Wednesday, October 20th, 2021 by Gina Thompson
Can you believe it’s been nearly fifty years since the invention of the mobile phone? It’s true! A prototype mobile handset developed by Motorola was used to make the world’s first mobile phone call in 1973 – they called one of their competitors to let them know the good news.
However, while mobile phones existed way back in the 70s, it would be a long time before the average person owned one! In Australia, the earliest mobile network wasn’t built until 1981 with just three 500MHz base stations operating out of Melbourne, and 2G mobile networks didn’t roll out in capital cities until 1993. It’s fair to say that mobiles have gotten pretty popular in the decades that followed, with 75.8% of Aussies owning a smartphone as of 2017.
Let’s take a walk down mobile memory lane and find out how our handsets got to be the way they are today.(more…)