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 January 14th 2021

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 …

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Satellite Phone Services & Plans Explained

Posted by January 12th 2021

Satellite phones provide a vital link of communication for people in rural areas. Which satellite service is best? Canstar Blue reviews satellite phones.

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.

Sim Cards

Types of SIM cards explained

Posted by June 16th 2021

The details of phone plans can be confusing, particularly finding the right SIM card to fit into your phone. We explain the different types of SIM cards.

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.

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How to reduce swimming pool energy costs

Posted by December 29th 2020

Swimming pools are a quintessential feature of the Aussie home, but they use up a hefty amount of electricity. Here’s how to save money.

Are personal trainers worth the money?

Are personal trainers worth the money?

Posted by February 8th 2021

Even if you haven’t a clue about exercise, there are several reasons why hiring a personal trainer isn’t always necessary.