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Copa America

How to watch the Copa America in Australia

Posted by May 28th 2024

The Copa America is just around the corner, meaning football fans are going to be treated to some of the world’s best football. The competition features South America’s CONMEBOL members, but how can you watch …

Drive to Survive

How to watch Drive to Survive in Australia

Posted by May 28th 2024

The world of F1 racing has always been fast-paced, entertaining and thrilling, but it turns out the behind-the-scenes is as equally intense, with the drivers, pit crew and managers all putting their pedals to the …

How to watch State of Origin 2024

Posted by May 27th 2024

Will the Maroons claim victory, or will the Blues outclass their rivals? Here’s a quick guide to everything you need to know about this year’s State of Origin. How can I watch State of Origin? Each game …

How to watch the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia

Posted by May 27th 2024

The World Cups keep on coming in the cricketing world, as the international 20-over tournament draws closer. Being held in the USA and West Indies for this year’s instalment of the limited-over format, the world’s …

Euros 2024

How to watch the UEFA Euro 2024 Championship in Australia

Posted by May 28th 2024

There’s nothing like the big-stage to get a football fan’s blood pumping, with stages not coming much bigger the UEFA European Championship. Known simply as ‘The Euros’, the European Championship pits the best European countries …

Light bulbs and calculator

What default price cuts mean for your electricity bills

Posted by May 27th 2024

Electricity consumers in multiple states stand to save as much as $104 - and potentially more - on their bills from July 1, after energy regulators delivered decreased default plan prices for 2024-25. The Australian Energy …

Piggy bank by electricity bill

Default power prices to drop July 1: How much will you save?

Posted by May 23rd 2024

Australian households on standing offers could see as much as $190 shaved off their annual electricity bills from July 1, with the country's energy regulators locking in default energy prices for 2024-25. The Australian Energy Regulator …

French Open

How to watch the French Open in Australia

Posted by May 27th 2024

It’s Roland around again – the French Open – one of the Grand Slam tennis tournaments, is getting underway in the Hexagon (France, if that wasn’t clear enough). Second best to only Wimbledon in terms of …

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Felix Mobile’s big data sale: Get 60% off 25GB plans

Posted by May 15th 2024

If you're looking to trim your budget, considering a new phone plan might be a smart move. Opting for a more affordable plan that still meets your needs, coupled with taking advantage of current deals, …

What the $300 energy relief payment means for your bills

Posted by May 17th 2024

More than 10 million Australian households will receive a new $300 relief payment toward their energy bills under measures outlined in the Federal Budget 2024-25, as Canstar Blue data showed that average annual electricity costs …

Watching sports on TV

How to watch Women’s State of Origin 2024

Posted by May 27th 2024

For the first time in history, the 2024 Women's State of Origin will take place over a not-to-be-missed three-match series. So, bust out your merch and settle in with your favourite snacks, as the best …

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Report reveals telco customers’ frustrations as complaints rise

Posted by May 9th 2024

New data has revealed customers’ ongoing frustrations with Australia’s telco companies, with close to 16,000 complaints lodged to the industry’s authority in the first quarter of 2024. The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) revealed on Wednesday that …

Google Pixel 8a

Google announces new, feature-packed Pixel 8a phone

Posted by May 8th 2024

Google has announced the latest member of its flagship Pixel phone family, the super-charged Pixel 8a. Featuring the company’s signature Tensor chipset, as well as integrated AI and ongoing security updates, the Pixel 8a is …