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  • 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?

  • Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

    By Susie Ochs | 28 May, 2014 23:54

    If you believe the weekend rumors, Apple will announce a connected-home platform next week at WWDC. But before you get too excited about an iThermostat and an iFridge and an iCamera watching you sleep, consider this: If Apple does get into the home-automation market, that doesn't necessarily mean it'll make smart-home gadgets of its own.

  • Where's my robot butler? Good (high-tech) help is hard to find

    By Tim Hornyak | 24 May, 2014 01:30

    If you're looking for signs of our collective robotic future, it's either terrifyingly near or forever just around the corner.

  • The best Android smartphone of 2014: Samsung vs HTC vs Sony?

    By Tony Ibrahim | 15 May, 2014 15:02

    Flagships from the leading Android manufacturers are on sale now in Australia. There’s the 5.2in Xperia Z2 from Sony, the 5.1in Galaxy S5 from Samsung and the 5in One (M8) from HTC. All three are fantastic choices, but one of them will go down as an all time great.

  • Why the Beats deal shows Apple is actually listening

    By Michael Simon | 10 May, 2014 02:44

    After the Financial Times yesterday broke the news that Apple is in advanced discussions to purchase Beats Electronics for the tidy sum of $US3.2 billion, the reaction was swift and immediate: Apple has finally gone off the deep end. Clearly the company's enormous cash pile was burning a hole in Tim Cook's pocket, because no one in their right mind would spend so extravagant a sum on a trendy company that makes overrated, overpriced headphones.

  • Samsung Gear Fit review: A dazzling wrist wearable with serious software deficits

    By Jon Phillips | 14 April, 2014 22:51

    Samsung has taken a big step forward in its wearables effort--if only in its philosophy of what a wrist gadget should be.

  • A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks

    By Bob Violino | 10 March, 2014 11:04

    Apple has improved its security in recent years, but is it enough?

  • A year with Pebble: What I've learned from the smartwatch

    By Jason Snell | 07 February, 2014 14:15

    As it turns out, 2013 probably wasn't the Year of the Smartwatch, given that none of the wearable tech released last year set the world on fire. But 2013 was the year I got my first smartwatch, as the Pebble shipped in January, and, as one of the device's Kickstarter backers, I received mine a month later.

  • Sony VAIO's fatal flaw: The PCs cost too damned much

    By Brad Chacos | 06 February, 2014 19:34

    Sony's floundering PC business is no more, sold to a group of investors that plan to pull the once-vaunted VAIO brand back within Japan's borders.

  • 7 things marketing wants to say to IT

    By Mary K. Pratt | 05 February, 2014 12:28

    Attention, IT: As marketing goes all-digital, your CMO needs more from you than back-office support. Are you ready to be a marketing partner?

  • Has Samsung nailed the smartwatch with the Galaxy Gear?

    By Tony Ibrahim | 29 January, 2014 08:16

    Wearable technology is being heralded as the next big thing and the big companies are competing to see who can crack the form factor first. We don’t yet know what potential wearable tech has, but today we look at one of the more popular renditions, the Samsung Galaxy Gear. Could this 1.9MP Android smartwatch be the thing our wrist has been longing for?

  • Mac flashback: Bill Gates on the business impact of the Macintosh (3/2/1987)

    By InfoWorld staff | 24 January, 2014 11:06

    Microsoft chairman praises Macintosh but never sees corporate buyers being a strong point for Apple

  • 5 'commuter headphones' that put the bass in your face

    By Mark Sullivan | 22 January, 2014 14:12

    We like our music loud and loaded with bass. At least that's what the recording industry seems to think: Popular releases from artists such as Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and Kanye West reliably push the VU meters way into the red. Many consumer-level headphones are designed to reproduce that very sound.

  • Tomorrow's news today: The biggest tech stories of 2014

    By Mark Sullivan | 02 January, 2014 19:53

    I write one of these "Tech Trends of 20XX" stories every year. For me, it's as big a part of the holidays as the Yule Log. I can remember some years when the big predictions for the next year were just the natural, incremental growth of current trends.

 

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