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  • IN PICTURES: Microsoft unveils Surface 3

    By James Henderson | 01 April, 2015 15:02

    Microsoft has revealed a new addition to the Surface family, the Surface 3, which will be available by early May.

    Billed as the “thinnest and lightest” Surface yet, the device ships with full Windows 8.1 and can be upgraded to Windows 10 for free when available.

    In a bid to lure customers over to the Microsoft ecosystem, the Surface 3 also comes complete with a one-year subscription of Microsoft Office 365 Personal, including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote, plus OneDrive Cloud storage.

  • Tablet resurgent key as regional device penetration excels

    By James Henderson | 01 April, 2015 10:43

    “Market saturation, along with consumers extending the lifetime of their tablets, has caused a re-calibration in the growth trajectory in the market."

  • Dell edges HP despite toughening enterprise device shipments market

    By James Henderson | 24 March, 2015 03:32

    Looking ahead, Asia/Pacific is expected to reclaim the title as the biggest region for shipments in 2015, as a number of delayed projects in 2014 should resume.

  • INSIGHT: Hope, experience and the Apple Watch

    By Edited by James Henderson | 12 March, 2015 05:20

    “Gen 1 of any complex product, which aspires to a high design aesthetic - and let’s be clear, other smart watches don’t aspire to what the Apple Watch does - are almost never ready.”

  • Apple's 12-inch MacBook vs. Windows laptops: Fight!

    By Gordon Mah Ung | 11 March, 2015 01:31

    When Apple's MacBook Air made its debut in 2008, PC companies were caught flat footed and utterly unprepared for what was arguably a ground-breaking moment in thin computing designs. With the world in financial ruin at the time, it would take years for competitors to catch up.

Interviews
  • ARN Hall of Fame profile: Kate Burleigh

    By Jennifer O'Brien | 04 December, 2014 15:15

    2014 Hall of Fame inductee, Kate Burleigh, talks openly about the journey to the top and her leadership style.

  • EXCLUSIVE: HP - an evolutionary journey

    By Nermin Bajric | 22 May, 2013 12:39

    When HP first announced it was retrenching more than 25,000 staff worldwide and the depth of its financial problems, Nermin Bajric spoke exclusively to the HP PPS South Pacific vice-president, Robert Mesaros. Now, six months later, he and Mesaros met again to discuss what has happened at HP since.

  • Microsoft Q&A: With Windows 8, the choice is yours

    By Shane O'Neill | 12 June, 2012 16:33

    Day two at Microsoft TechEd 2012 was all about Windows 8. CIO.com caught up with Windows corporate VP Antoine Leblond, who discussed why CIOs should test Windows 8, why developers should love it, and why we'll all be touching our laptop screens sooner than we think.

  • CEO Whitman: PCs to stay, but fewer products in HP's future

    By Jeff Bertolucci | 07 June, 2012 12:48

    Hewlett-Packard has gone through a rough spell lately, what with weak PC sales, declining profits, an embarrassing CEO scandal involving sex harassment claims and dubious expense reports, and another CEO (Leo Apotheker) getting the boot after less than a year on the job.

Opinions
Reviews
  • Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

    By Brian Nadel | 03 March, 2015 22:35

    It's a cruel world out there for tablets: Every day, there's the possibility they will be dropped, knocked, spilled on or just shaken around. And that's just in a normal business day -- if you use your tablet outdoors, while traveling or in a work zone, the odds of a disaster go up precipitously.

  • Samsung Gear VR virtual reality headset

    By Elias Plastiras | 16 February, 2015 13:58

    Expectations around our Sydney office weren’t very high when we took possession of Samsung’s Gear VR headset. Even though we had a keen interest to see what Samsung's teaming with Oculus has come up with for this consumer offering of virtual reality, the consensus was that it would be perhaps be lame and not worth the effort. By the end of the second day, however, even the most cynical of our staff members were enthralled by some of the things they saw.

  • Oppo R5 review: Among the most innovative of smartphones

    By Tony Ibrahim | 16 February, 2015 08:30

    Oppo has one-upped the established heavy weights in the smartphone industry with its R5. The 4.85mm smartphone has earned many 'world first' titles, but an important concession has been made along the way.

  • Apple Mac Mini review: A Macintosh that's easy on the wallet

    By Tony Ibrahim | 05 February, 2015 14:55

    Apple's Mac Mini has a low $619 price, is unobtrusively styled and proves versatile in that it can be used as an everyday computer or a sophisticated media player.

  • Kogan Agora 4G+ review: Is Kogan's best smartphone good enough?

    By Tony Ibrahim | 16 January, 2015 13:46

    Serial discounter Kogan has released the second generation Agora 4G+, a BenQ manufactured smartphone that aims to deliver top-tier features for a low $239. Several subtle improvements have been added to the second gen smartphone; some for the better, others for the worse.

 

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