Sam Bloom

Sam Bloom lives in Brisbane and has been researching and writing stories for Canstar Blue since 2014. He loves long morning rows on the beautiful Brisbane River, hanging out with friends, and watching far more football than is good for him.


What is Android Auto and how does it work?

Posted by January 14th 2021

In-car screens have become increasingly advanced over the past few years, with many models now offering touchscreen controls for music, navigation and much more. Google has now got in on this act with its mobile …


How to change your Wi-Fi password

Posted by February 24th 2022

Your Wi-Fi router’s default password is often long and annoying, so how can you change your Wi-Fi settings to make it more memorable and more secure? Everybody knows the annoyance of asking your friends or family …


How Electricity Works

Electricity Explained: How it works

Posted by June 25th 2019

Electricity is everywhere and operates almost everything we use, but have you ever wondered how it really works? Find out at Canstar Blue.



TPG vs Vodafone

TPG vs Vodafone: How do they compare?

Posted by January 15th 2021

TPG and Vodafone are doing an increasing amount of business, so how do the two companies compare and contrast? Canstar Blue has reviewed their offerings.


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What is Vodafone MyMix?

Posted by April 2nd 2019

What is Vodafone MyMix? What is a customisable phone plan? Find out everything you need to know at Canstar Blue.


Australia’s smartphone pet hates

Australia’s smartphone pet hates

Posted by February 24th 2022

Most Australians carry a smartphone with them all day long, so it’s no wonder they’ve developed several grievances. Find out their top complaints.


Cold washing machine temperature

Cold washing your clothes

Posted by February 25th 2022

When it comes to washing your clothes in cold water, when and why should you do it?


Make your own dishwashing liquid

Posted by October 29th 2018

It's a necessary expense in most of our homes, but what if you could make it yourself for a fraction of the cost?