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What We Know About The iPhone 5E

Iphone 5 repair MelbourneUnsurprisingly, Apple has been dropping most of its resources into the iPhone 6S and 6S+, following the success of the two iPhone 5 upgrades, the iPhone 5S and 5C.

The mobile technology monolith has not yet abandoned the popular iPhone 5, apparently, as the Internet has been abuzz with ruzors of the as-yet-unannounced iPhone 5 variant, the iPhone 5E.

Despite Apple’s reluctance towards launching a “phablet”, the iPhone’s have been gradually increasing in size, with each successive generation. Of course, not everybody wants a big phone, leading to the speculation that the iPhone 5E will be a slim, trim 4″.

Little is known, definitely, about the new iPhone 5 variant. Even the name is still uncertain, with some speculating it will be released as the iPhone 5se. If this is true, this will be the first iPhone with two letters after its name.

Specifications Speculations:
  • RAM: Sourches predict the iPhone 5E (or iPhone 5se) will featyre 1GB of RAM DDR3, making it identical to the iPhone 6.
  • Storage: The new iPhone 5 should come with at least 16GB. However, little is known about its maximum storage capacity. A 128GB variant is unlikely, but a 64GB variant of the iPhone 5 isn’t hard to imagine. Most likely, Apple will only feature 16GB and 64GB model, similar to the iPhone 6.
  • Camera: Most likely, the iPhone 5E will feature the rear-facing 8Mp and 1.2Mp front facing cameras that the iPhone 6 has
  • Battery: Some Chinese manufacturers are reporting a 1642mAh battery, which would make it slightly smaller than the iPhone 6, which has 1810mAh, and the iPhone 6s, which comes with a 1715mAh battery, but larger than the iPhone 5c, with a sparse 1510mAh.
  • Connectivity: The iPhone 5E is expected to come with a NFC chip, Bluetooth 4.2 and, here’s hoping, the enhanced 802.11ac WiFi chip that comes with the iPhone 6s.
  • Design: The iPhone 5E’s design is expected to be identical to the iPhone 6.
  • Colours: The iPhone 5E is anticipated to be released in exactly the same colours as the iPhone 6s: Gold, Silver, Space Gray, and Rose Gold. Recent reports have also suggested that there will be Hot Pink and Bright Pink variants, as well.
  • Other features: It remains to be seen if the iPhone 5E will include the Touch ID, but it seems likely, for now, that it will be included.

That’s about all that we know, for now.

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5 Things To Love About The Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Repairs MelbourneThe Samsung Galaxy S6 has been one of the hottest Android devices on the market, since its debut in April 2015. People can’t get enough of its sleek design; its innovative dual-edge touchscreen and the crisp, clear 16 MP camera.

Considering the rampant popularity of the S6, it’s no wonder the Samsung Galaxy S7 is one of the most highly-anticipated mobile devices on the market. Samsung has been issuing little teasers and tastes for the past few months, but as we get closer and closer to the launch date, we’re starting to see firsthand accounts of the wonders the Samsung Galaxy S7 will bring into our lives.

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Here’s 5 things to get excited about, with the Samsung Galaxy S7.

5 Things You’ll Love About The Samsung Galaxy S7

  1. Looks And Feels Amazing: The S6 was a huge leap forward for Samsung, in terms of the Galaxy’s  design. They’re continuing the trend with the S7, with premium metal and polished glass design. The Samsung Galaxy S7 phones looks particularly slick, with its dual curved screen. Both models will be available in Silver, Black and Gold, so there’s a style for every Android lover.
  2. Resistant To The Elements: Sometimes it seems impossible to have a phone that is both stylish AND durable enough for an active lifestyle, but that’s exactly what the Samsung Galaxy S7 delivers. Both the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are entirely water, sand and dust resistant.The new Galaxy smartphones are also IP68 rated,  meaning they can be submerged in water up to 1.5 metres deep for up to half-an-hour.
  3. Augmented Reality: Samsung are known for crisp, clear displays. With the Samsung Galaxy S7, they’re taking their displays to a whole new universe, quite literally. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are both optimized to be paired with the Samsung Gear VR headset, for a fully-immersive virtual experience. Select Samsung Galaxy S7’s will include a Samsung Gear VR headset, when you pre-order, giving one more fantastic reason to get this miracle device when it’s launched.
  4. Lightning Quick And Super Dependable: Samsung’s are known for super speedy and dependable access to the web, even on the go. This is just going to get better, with the S7. Both the Galaxy S7 and the S7 edge are built for high speed web browsing on the Telstra mobile network. Both models are capable of accelerated mobile internet speeds, up to 450Mbps, for all of your streaming and surfing needs. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge will also support next-generation voice calling, or voice over LTE,  on Telstra’s network, which delivers faster call set-up times and high-definition voice quality.
  5. Superb Photography: Having a great and dependable camera has become essential for modern living. You won’t be disappointed with the Samsung Galaxy S7. Samsung’s new, innovative Dual Sensor camera will deliver the clearest, most HD picture resolution imaginable, together with the ability to perform admirably in low-lighting level situations. What else could we need?

Of course, we also specialize in repairing older Samsung’s in Melbourne, as well. Need a Samsung screen repair in Melbourne? Come on down today, and let us help you!

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Telstra To Acquire Melbourne’s Kloud Services

Melbourne TelstraTelstra is continuing their bid to become one of Melbourne’s leading media providers with the acquisition of Kloud Solutions, for an estimated $40 million.

Last May, Telstra announced plans to lead the charge in Australia’s technological industry, under the guidance of new chief executive Andrew Penn. Penn proved his commitment to this mission, with the acquisition of the Australian Microsoft subsidiary.

Telstra and Kloud have been working together to bring innovative technological solutions to Australia for years. This is just another step, solidifying the partnership in the process, to bring high-speed, high-quality information and communications technology to Melbourne and the rest of the Sunshine Coast.

Moving Forward Towards The Future

Telstra has expressed hopes that the merger with Kloud will catapult them into the vanguard of information technology.

According to Telstra’s executive director of Global Enterprise and Services Michelle Bendschneider, “We are committed to helping Telstra customers increase agility, lower costs, and increase their competitive advantage. Kloud’s expertise can make it even easier for our customers to transition their workloads and applications to the cloud. Kloud will enhance Telstra’s consulting-led capabilities by expanding our professional and managed services, complementing recent acquisitions such as NSC, O2 Networks, and Bridgepoint.”

This merger follows hot on the heels of a wide array of mergers, as alluded to by Bendschneider. North Shore Connections (NSC) Group is a communications solution and contact centre which Telstra acquired in August 2013; network integration services provider O2 Networks was acquired for roughly AU$60 million in January 2014; while information security, data management, and networking provider Bridgepoint joined the team in October 2014.

Telstra has also acquired a health analytics company, Anywhere Healthcare, in April 2014, and an e-health management system, EOS Technologies, in October 2015.

These are ust some of the steps Telstra is taking to ensure their Melbourne Telstra customers have the latest, most up-to-date technology and services.

If you’d like to see how our lightning fast information services can speed up your life, come into a Telstra dealer in Melbourne today, and let us show you what we’ve got!

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A Shortage Of Raw Materials Could Drive Up The Cost Of iPhone 5 Repairs

iPhone 5 repair MelbourneMany iPhone 5 owners have been watching with growing concern, as the cost of iPhone 5/5C/5S LCD assemblies have continued to skyrocket.

This was originally anticipated as being a short-term situation, the shortage of LCD assemblies has continued, causing great concern for those looking for iPhone 5 repairs.

What’s Causing The Shortages?

Factories are having a hard time keeping up with the demand for iPhone 5 LCD assemblies, due to an increasingly difficult time procuring certain raw materials.

Some Raw Materials Found In An iPhone 5 (Some Might Surprise You):

  • Gold
  • Platinum
  • Aluminium
  • Copper
  • Gadolinium
  • Europium
  • Yttrium
  • Lanthanum
  • Dysprosium

In fact, there is 324 times more precious minerals in one ton of iPhone 5’s than in a ton of ore from the Yanacocha Complex, the largest gold deposit in the world in Peru. There’s also 6.5 times as much silver in a ton of iPhone 5’s than a ton of ore from the Cannington Silver Mine.

It might make you wonder if it would be more worthwhile to recycle your iPhone 5, considering its interiors read off like some demented prospector’s fever dream, but we know your iPhone 5 is worth 10 times as much, to you, as it would for a gold digger.

After all, you’ve been through a lot together, and there are certain irreplaceable things on that phone that money just can’t buy. Don’t let the shortage deter you – our repair experts are standing by to help you!

Sources haven’t been forthcoming on which materials they’re running low on, but it’s having a big impact on the price of iPhone 5 repairs in Melbourne, and all over the world.

Should We Abandon Hope?

Not at all! These kind of shortages are actually rather common. Factories run short on raw materials and components in a similar fashion when a new model of iPhone comes out, causing a similar level of panic (and a similar rise in repair costs).

A lot of repair shops take advantage of people in need of iPhone 5 repairs. We would never! We value our customers too much.

We can typically repair an iPhone 5 in 24 hours, or less, even in times of shortage. We’ve had time to compile all the most common parts, for times like those, so if you need an LCD, a new battery, or an iPhone 5 screen repair in Melbourne, we’ve got you covered.

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Leave The Weight Of The World Behind With Samsung Gear VR!

Samsung MelbourneAs long as computers have been connecting to each other through cables and wires, people have dreamed of Virtual Reality. Why not? Who doesn’t want to know what it’s like to fly, or be someone else for a little while?

Movies have been predicting the rise of VR since the ‘90s, when films like The Matrix or 1995’s Strange Days set our imaginations on fire with the possibilities. Would it be a new Golden Age or the beginning of the end? We’re about to find out, as Samsung is rolling out their first VR headset, the Samsung Gear VR

Introducing The Samsung Gear VR

The Samsung Gear VR has been a firm fan favorite since its debut in 2014. The website stated “There’s currently no better way to get started with virtual reality.”

If you own a Samsung phone in Melbourne, the Samsung Gear VR is your best best to see what the exciting world of virtual reality is all about.

The premise is simple, especially if you’ve seen any of those ‘90s cyberpunk films. A pair of wraparound shades provides a panoramic view, while high-definition headphones provide a deep 360-degree listening experience. It’s a fully immersive experience.

Entertainment companies are already starting to take advantage of the format to create complete imaginary worlds, full of vibrant colors and otherworldly sounds. 2015’s breakout hit The Martian will be unleashed in a virtual reality edition for the Samsung Gear in 2016, transporting the audience to the dusty red planet instantaneously, saving us the arduous 300 day journey.

It should hopefully be a less distressing experience than 2014’s Oculus, one of the first films to take advantage of the Oculus Rift technology on which the Samsung Gear is based.

The only thing for certain, at this point, is that we’re heading into a strange new world of media, and Samsung is at the vanguard.

Gear VR Specs

Optical Lens
96˚ Field of View
Accelerator, Gyrometer, Geomagnetic, Proximity
Motion to Photon Latency
< 20ms
Focal Adjustment
Covers Nearsighted / Farsighted Eyes
Interpupillary Distance Coverage
55 ~ 71 mm
Physical User Interface
Touch Pad, Back Button, Volume Key
microUSB connection to the Galaxy Note 4
Dimension (Headset)
198(W) x 116(L) x 90(H)mm
Available through Oculus Store
* microSD Card(16GB) in-box

Still have an “old-fashioned” Samsung Galaxy? Don’t worry, they’ll be around for a while. Keep yours fresh and new with one of Melbourne’s leading Samsung repair specialists.

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