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  • Apple iPhone 6 hands-on

    By Tony Ibrahim | 19 September, 2014 16:16

    The long awaited Apple iPhone 6 went on sale today. The next generation smartphone is bigger, faster and better equipped than its predecessors. It brings many features to existing iPhone users, although most of them have long been enjoyed by its Android rivals.

  • Full review: iPhone 6 and 6 Plus - Bigger is in fact better (in the right hands)

    By Jason Snell | 17 September, 2014 23:50

    When Apple released the first iPhone, its 3.5-inch touchscreen seemed huge compared to the displays of other phones. Nonetheless, competitors responded with even larger screens, trying to find areas where they could provide clear alternatives to Apple hardware. Consumers responded positively, so the competition started making even bigger phones.

  • Showdown: Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs LG G3

    By Tony Ibrahim | 17 September, 2014 09:06

    Phablets are all the buzz with the impending release of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4. Earlier in August rival LG entered the space with its best smartphone yet, the G3. Comparison showdowns have never been this tight.

  • yARN: Why Apple changed my mind about smartwatches

    By Lex Friedman | 16 September, 2014 23:07

    I own two smartwatches. I wear zero smartwatches. I can't wait to buy the Apple Watch.

  • Best iPhone 6 plans: Optus vs Telstra vs Vodafone vs Virgin

    By Tony Ibrahim | 15 September, 2014 15:22

    Pricing for Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has been revealed ahead of the smartphones’ 19 September release. Picking the right plan can be confusing, which is why we’ve compiled this cheat sheet to help qualify the plans from Telstra, Vodafone, Optus and Virgin.

  • How to choose between the iPhone 6, Plus, and iPad

    By Ryan Faas | 12 September, 2014 02:45

    Like a great many people, I'm planning to pre-order one of the new iPhones, but I'm still on the fence about whether to order an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus.

  • 7 questions following #AppleLive

    By Jonny Evans | 10 September, 2014 08:53

    Apple's Tim Cook has kicked back against critics with new iPhones, the Apple Watch and future big business, Apple Pay, but there are some questions for Apple fans:

  • Showdown: Sony Z3 Compact vs LG G3 Beat vs Samsung S5 Mini vs HTC Mini 2

    By Tony Ibrahim | 08 September, 2014 15:10

    Not everyone wants a behemoth smartphone flagship, which is why the miniature smartphone market has spawned iterations from Samsung, Sony, HTC and LG. Donning screens 5-inches and less is one way these smartphones prove more comfortable in the pocket, but be warned: these miniature smartphones have not been created equally.

  • Germany's IFA show, debut ground for numerous new products, hits 90 years old

    By Martyn Williams | 03 September, 2014 02:00

    When German radio manufacturers gathered in 1924 to show off their products, just a year after regular broadcasting began in the country, they probably didn't imagine they were sowing the seeds for what eventually would become IFA.

  • WESTCON IMAGINE 2014: Making Cloud profitable panel

    By Nermin Bajric | 25 August, 2014 14:17

    A selection of Westcon Group’s vendor partners sat alongside the distributions Asia-Pacific services and Cloud solutions director, Darryl Grauman, to negotiate the state of resellers in the current Cloud climate, and where small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) fit in its adoption.

  • The 6 best tablets for getting work done in 2014

    By Jared Newman | 21 August, 2014 23:03

    A few years ago, it was easy to scoff at the idea of using tablets for productivity. The hardware was too weak, and the software was too limited, so turning a tablet into a work device made sense only for a few fringe users.

  • Even rivals are waiting for Apple to get into wearables

    By Gregg Keizer | 21 August, 2014 06:40

    There may be big expectations for the wearables market, but the reality is that until someone transforms the category -- Apple's the usual suspect -- it won't break out of a very small constituency.

  • I switched back to an iPhone - and I'm disappointed

    By Nancy Gohring | 14 August, 2014 01:25

    It's been a long time since I had an iPhone. I've spent a few years wishing I had one again. But now that I do, I'm not as pleased as I expected to be.

  • Apple-IBM deal threatens Android's enterprise push

    By Matt Hamblen | 17 July, 2014 02:57

    The new Apple-IBM partnership seems sure to help Apple sell more iPads to businesses, but it may also be setting off alarm bells at mobile device management companies large and small.

  • The best iPhone lens kit: Put a little DSLR on the front of your iPhone

    By Dave Johnson | 01 July, 2014 03:48

    Thanks to the ubiquity of our smartphone cameras, we're all taking more photos than ever. But those photos are largely confined to the iPhone's one-size-fits-all, somewhat wide angle lens; gone are the days when most of us were willing to schlep around an SLR with multiple lenses, or even a single bulky zoom lens. You can recapture some of your SLR's interchangeable lens flexibility, however, with a set of add-on lenses for your iPhone. We've rounded up 6 of the most popular options and put them to the test: Here are our recommendations.

  • Is the Epson XP-950 a photographer’s dream printer?

    By Mike Gee | 29 June, 2014 13:38

    Epson calls this an "occasional A3 Multifunction Premium Photo Printer". And I am a reasonably talented -- on a good day -- amateur photographer, shooting a Canon EOS 7D DSLR camera with a variety of quality lens. 'Do we go together?' is the question.

  • Google's move into home automation means even less privacy

    By Jaikumar Vijayan | 27 June, 2014 04:58

    Plans by smart thermostat maker Nest Labs to share some customer data with corporate parent Google means the search engine giant will be fending off privacy concerns as it expands into home automation.

  • How Samsung and Apple stack up in the race to dominate digital health

    By Wes Novack | 06 June, 2014 05:29

    There is no love lost between Samsung and Apple. The archrivals continue to trade blows in court and in the consumer electronics market, and it seems the next frontier for their competition is in the health and fitness space.

  • Computex 2014: Best rip-offs of Samsung, Apple and more

    By Tony Ibrahim | 05 June, 2014 18:40

    Computex 2014 was riddled with knock-off smartwatches, phones, tablets, headphones, televisions and even one company who is trying to cash in on another brand. Here is a collection of our favourites.

  • Showdown: LG G3 vs Samsung Galaxy S5

    By Tony Ibrahim | 28 May, 2014 11:00

    LG has put forward its flagship smartphone contender, the G3, and it is a beaut. A 5.5in Android smartphone clad in aluminium with display technologies superior to what’s available today. But LG has made great phones before, and they’ve lingered behind in sales due to the brand prestige of its South-Korean rival, Samsung. Is this the moment LG turns the tide? Can the G3 really be that good?

 

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