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Late last month, Microsoft fired a shot across Apple's bow. With the Surface Studio and Dial and an updated Surface Book, Microsoft made clear its plans to woo Apple's old core audience of creative professionals — a group Apple has seemingly forgotten in favour of a more mainstream target. Apple fired back with the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro, but unfortunately, the OLED touchscreen that replaces the function keys feels more like a gimmick than a game changer. Has Apple lost its old base? Though both laptops go for over $2000, a peek under the hood of both Apple and Microsoft's laptops tells the real story: When it comes to a mobile workhorse, at least, Apple still reigns supreme.

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The MacBook Air was Apple's everyman computer, but as it slowly sunsets that notebook, we're looking to Apple for a new vision of the do-everything laptop. The MacBook Air was the computer that businesses issued to their employees, the notebook college students bought, and the laptop you saw littered across coffee shops throughout America. The MacBook, because of its price-to-performance ratio, hasn't quite hit that sweet spot. But the new MacBook Pro without Touch Bar could. This is your MacBook Air replacement, and it's going to cost you.

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I've always wanted to learn how to code, even if I'm probably a bit old and dumb to try. Kids aren't though, and Apple wants to teach them. This year, from 5-11 December, Apple is holding a series of hour-long coding lessons at every one of its nearly 500 stores around the globe to give students a kick-started education in its own Swift programming language.

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Designed by Apple in California. It's a phrase that has, for the last couple of decades, pointed to a certain "effortless" look and style and industrial design language — the original iPhone, the iMac, the Apple Watch. If you like the way Apple gadgets look — and if you do, chances are you already own a few — then there's a new book that you might like. It's called Designed by Apple in California, it's published by Apple, and you can buy it from today.

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Today, News.com.au ran a story: "Pregnant mum burnt by iPhone 7". A woman has apparently suffered superficial burns from what she says was an overheating iPhone, despite the phone itself being designed to cease charging and power down before any dangerous temperature is reached. It's a terrible thing to happen to anyone, but let's take a lesson from this: don't fall asleep with your phone anywhere near you.

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If you own a MacBook, you're likely well aware of how scrolling and right-clicking work on the trackpad, but you may not know how to invoke Quick Look, Notification Center, or Exposè. Whether you're new to macOS or you just never bothered to learn them, these gestures can make your life a little simpler.

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I was very impressed with the Apple Watch Series 2. It added GPS and waterproofing and became a far more effective fitness tracking tool. But there's another new Apple Watch, and this one has even more sporting cred. Nike's take on the Apple Watch adds a fancy lightweight band and two exclusive watch faces, but is that a good enough reason to choose one over the equally priced regular Watch?

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Four million more Aussies will be able to use their banks' credit cards on Apple Pay soon, with credit card processing giant Cuscal signing off a deal with Apple that sees Credit Union Australia, Police Bank, Bank Australia and dozens of other banks and credit unions added to the contactless payment app for iPhone and Apple Watch.

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It's the beginning of the end for terrestrial free-to-air TV, guys — you may as well pull your antenna down off your roof right now. Following the launch of the FreeViewPlus hybrid internet catch-up and live TV a couple of years ago, you can now watch all 16 major digital TV channels, in real time, on your phone. If you want to.

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The iPhone 7 is the first version of the phone to use a stationary home button, so if it stop working, it can be a little scary. Thankfully, Apple built in a failsafe, so you can keep using your phone until you have time to go into the Apple Store and get it repaired or replaced.