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Apple iOS 13 preview: Dark Mode, Sign In with Apple, all-new Maps
iOS 13 is faster and more responsive with optimisations across the system that improve app launch, reduce app download sizes and make Face ID faster.
New iPadOS powers unique experiences designed for iPad
“iPadOS delivers exciting features, including a new Home screen with widgets, more powerful multitasking and new tools."
Gartner: smartphone sales still suffering
Australia, sales down 10.2% in 1Q19, but New Zealand sales grew slightly by 1.3%.
The world thought the iPod touch was dead: 'Nope', says Apple
It has been four years since Apple released the 6th generation iPod touch, so clearly Apple thinks there’s still life in the iPod yet.
Hands-on review: The 2018 MacBook Air
The 2018 MacBook Air looks completely different from its predecessor. They managed to capture the essence of what made the Air special, and then they took all of that and made it more compact.
Hands-on review: iPhone XS Max is a luxury phone
The XS Max’s RRP puts it squarely in the premium market and is definitely one of the priciest you can get.
Hands-on review: Is the Apple Watch 4 worth the price?
Apple’s flagship wearable device, the Apple Watch, is generally touted as the gold standard for what wearables should be able to achieve today.
Apple brings 8-core processors to MacBook Pro
The addition of 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors will deliver 40% more performance than a 6-core Pro.
Hands-on review: Playing the long game with the iPhone XR
The red XR is a rare case of having a phone that’s ‘too pretty to be covered’ - and it’s not hard to see why.
IDC: Apple slips to third behind Huawei in smartphone market
Huawei is now within striking distance of Samsung at the top of the global market.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.