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Hands-on review: The Apple iPad Pro, five months on
Apple claimed that the new iPad Pro is faster than 92% of portable PCs on the market. I was surprised when I found that to be true.
12 Apr 2019
HP takes top spot from Lenovo in PC market
In the worldwide PC market, global shipments were above expectations, reaching 58.5 million during the last quarter.
12 Apr 2019
Apple's AirPower Wireless Charging Mat gets axed
Apple has pulled all plans to bring its anticipated AirPower Wireless Charging Mat to market, because it can’t live up to Apple’s ‘high standards’.
01 Apr 2019
Data centre titans blazing green energy trail – AWS under fire
Data from Cloudscene has revealed tech giants like Google and Apple are setting a precedent in renewable energy, but AWS has come under fire.
28 Mar 2019
Apple mania! A brief look at Apple TV+, Apple Arcade, and Apple News+
Whether you’re after news, TV, or gaming, it seems like Apple is pulling out all the stops to get your attention.
26 Mar 2019
Aussies out of love with smartphone upgrades
According to IDC, the Australian smartphone market suffered a record 9.0% decline in unit shipments in 2018.
25 Mar 2019
IDC: Aussie PC market back on the downhill
After two quarters of near 10% growth, the Australian PC market dipped -2.5% in 4Q18 - a trend that looks set to continue in 2019.
25 Mar 2019
Why 'right to repair' legislation could be a new lease on life for broken devices
“These companies are profiting at the expense of our environment and our pocketbooks as we become a throw-away society that discards over 6 million tonnes of electronics every year.”
22 Mar 2019
Apple's AirPods now come with 'Hey Siri' functionality
The new AirPods come with a standard case or a Wireless Charging Case that holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
21 Mar 2019
Apple says its new iMacs are "pretty freaking powerful"
The company has chosen the tagline “Pretty. Freaking powerful” as the tagline – and it’s not too hard to see why.
20 Mar 2019
Apple launches revamped iPad Air & iPad mini
Apple loves tinkering with its existing product lines and coming up with new ways to make things more powerful – and both the iPad Air and iPad mini seem to be no exception.
19 Mar 2019
Spotify calls out Apple's anti-competitive behaviour
Apple's App Store rules "purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience—essentially acting as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers".
15 Mar 2019
Apple says it's 'protecting the planet's resources'
Apple says it’s ‘protecting the planet’s resources’ and expanding educational opportunities for workers who assemble Apple products.
12 Mar 2019
High cost means the foldable phone fad won’t catch on in 2019
Research analyst Canalys says while it’s inevitable that more vendors will jump in on the fad, it won’t be gaining much traction in 2019.
08 Mar 2019
UPDATED - Foldables: The new battleground for smartphone fads
Move over OLED screens, stylus pens and speaker quality, the new battle of the smartphones is in foldables.
22 Feb 2019
IDC: Worst smartphone sales year ever
"Globally the smartphone market is a mess right now" as worldwide shipments down 4.9% in 4Q18 capping off the worst year ever.
31 Jan 2019
ASB rolls out Apple Pay for secure contactless payments
ASB Bank has relented to the apparent seduction of Apple Pay and is now offering it to customers.
23 Jan 2019
The message behind the Apple/Samsung iTunes partnership
Futuresource has released its perspective on what Samsung Smart TV’s new iTunes Movies and TV Show app means for Apple as a company.
22 Jan 2019
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
17 Jan 2019
iPhone XS Max costs average Kiwi 11.6 work days – world comparison
A new study has compared how long it will take the average worker in 42 countries to purchase Apple's newest iPhone - NZ doesn't do too bad.
17 Jan 2019
IDC: PC shipments decline even in holiday quarter
The traditional PC market saw shipments decline 3.7% in 4Q18, although this was less than the expected 4.7%.
14 Jan 2019
Headphones market revenue still on the rise, says Futuresource
Thanks to the desire for advanced features like noise-cancelling and true wireless, the revenue in headphones has grown 26% in 3Q18.
31 Dec 2018
Hands-on review: Apple AirPods gives unbeatable convenience, but with trade-offs
Apple’s first wireless earphones, the AirPods, have been polarising to say the least.
21 Dec 2018
Huawei and Oppo fastest growing handsets in Oz
Although they still are far from Apple and Samsung's numbers, the Chinese manufacturers are staking their claim on a piece of the Aussie market.
20 Dec 2018