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Local music sharing via mobile phones in Melanesia

This article by Amanda H A Watson, Denis Crowdy, Cameron Jackson and Heather Horst argues this recent phenomenon is worthy of investigation.

It begins by providing a background on music production and mobile phones in Melanesia. It then presents research data from Papua New Guinea (PNG), introduces a specific example of a local music sharing service in Solomon Islands, and offers suggestions for further research.

Contemporary music production in Melanesia

How to better manage your relationship with your phone

How does it feel for you? What emotions come up in your mind and body?

What about when you realise you've left your mobile device at home, or in a taxi? Are you bereft? Do you crave it?

Last year, 84 per cent of Australians owned a smartphone — and among young people, that figure was 94 per cent.

And our dependence on mobile devices has crept up on us over time, leading to a range of problems, University of Washington Information School's Professor David Levy said.

Oppo, the new brand in town

As part of its awareness program, the team will be based at the mega mall through to Monday, carrying promotional activities involving crowd participation.

Oppo is the fourth ranked smartphone brand globally.

It arrived in Papua New Guinea early December of 2016 and only started selling about a month ago.

Oppo has come full set with a service center as well, making it the only smartphone brand in PNG to do so.

Turi: Police warned not to take mobile phones or property

And people have the right to report such incidences which amounts to stealing under the law.

Even under the guise of searching for porn, police do not need to forcefully remove phones.

This is stealing, according to NCD Metropolitan police commander Ben Turi.

However he says if the phone is used to produce and distribute porn, police can confiscate for purposes of court exhinits.

Parents are totally snooping on their teens' phones

Nearly half say they go through their teen's cell phone history, while a majority check web history and social media accounts.

The survey, which was run by the Pew Research Center, collected responses from parents of teens ages 13 to 17. All told, 1,060 parents answered the survey.

You probably won't be surprised to hear that the vast majority of teens in this age range access the Internet via mobile devices and use social media.

Stuff you didn't know you could do on Facebook


Overlay colorful text on the photos you post? How about mark the end of a relationship without your 500 closest friends getting notified?

Many of these tips and tricks aren't well known, even to veterans of the 1.5 billion-strong people-connector and time-waster. Facebook is constantly updating its service, adding new features or tweaking old ones. A lot can slip through the cracks even if you are scrolling through your friends' updates several times a day.

Here are a few ways to enhance your Facebook experience: