A tough truth about Apple is making headlines this week, and you'd better hold on to your butts, because it is salacious. Apparently, Apple is snatching up all the very best trees for its new campus, leaving local tree purchasers scrambling for solutions.
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Apple's pulling the cord on its iOS guillotine a little early this year. The next operating system update will reportedly only be available for the iPhone 5S and newer devices. That means if you have an iPhone 5 or an iPhone 5C, your expensive slab of aluminium and glass is about to become obsolete. (See the update below: you iPhone 5 might survive just a little longer.)
With just two weeks until the new Samsung Galaxy S8 hits stores in Australia, it’s time to ask the tough questions. Is the edge-to-edge Infinity Display all it’s cracked up to be? What’s the deal with DeX, and does it work? But perhaps most importantly: is it cheaper to buy an S8 on a plan than an iPhone 7?
Australia's consumer and competition watchdog is taking Apple to court again. This time, it's over the Error 53 message that bricked iPhones with third-party screen repairs. The ACCC says its investigation shows Apple appears to have refused to look at defective devices repaired by a third party.
Fitness trackers aren't what they used to be. The fad gadget you strap to your wrist has seen a precipitous fall in the last year. Pebble closed its doors after releasing a solid fitness tracker, and Fitbit has struggled (though we liked its new Fitbit Alta HR). There's also the fact that fitness trackers, while great for athletes, seem to not actually help most of us lose weight.
You no longer have to worry about your laptop's bright screen disrupting your sleep schedule. Apple just released Night Shift — a feature that reduces blue light from the display in the evening — on the newest version of macOS Sierra (10.12.4). The update has been in testing since January 24, but only developers have been able to download it. Now, the update is available for everyone to use.
Tech titans like SpaceX's Elon Musk, Apple's Tim Cook and IBM's Gini Rometty have all met with President Trump during his first two months in office. But it was always under a cloud of suspicion about the true motives of tech's biggest names. We now have a hint about Phase II of Operation Tech Oligarchy.
Macs are great computers, but you can't tap into their full potential straight out of the box. Fortunately, there's the World's First Lifetime Mac Bundle, delivering ten of the top-rated Mac apps from the App Store for a fraction of the retail price. From password protectors to photo editing software, this bundle has you covered - plus, with lifetime access, you're guaranteed full access to all the apps (including major updates) for life!
Apple's automatic shotgun approach to patent filing means we get all sorts of weird and wonderful insights into the imaginations of the company's designers, who have come up with everything from "sick vapes" to phones made entirely from glass. The most recent patent appears to err on the more conventional side of design, proffering a contraption that combines a phone or tablet with a notebook "shell".
When a young boy identified only as Roman couldn't wake up his unconscious mother, he did what any astute, technologically-adept four-year-old would do: He used his mother's finger to unlock her phone, and then asked Siri to call emergency services. The boy's actions saved his mother, but the incident exposes some dark and dangerous flaws in our increasingly landline-less world.
You know how when you get a new pair of headphones, taking them out of the box is always a task? You always end up ripping the box to bits because the headphone cable is tangled throughout and hidden away behind plastic and cardboard.
But not Beats' new BeatsX wireless headphones. I cracked open the gorgeous box you see here, pulled a little tab, and saw the headphones presented in their full, tangle-free glory. That's when I thought yeah, that's what's up.
Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of malicious content that could infect your entire home network with one errant click. Yet things have changed dramatically. Windows has much more robust security options built in, browsers are smarter, and, hopefully, so are the users.
Apple's online store was down for maintenance this morning, leaving us all in wonder as to what mystery product would soon be available to purchase. Would it be a new iPad Pro? A souped-up MacBook? The mass-availability of AirPods? Not quite, but there is now a red iPhone 7 or 7 Plus!
Good news for anyone with an Android phone that isn't a Pixel: Google Assistant is rolling out to more phones, new and old. That means many more of us will be able to take advantage of Google's latest and smartest AI. There are some things both the Google Assistant and Siri are excellent at — like pulling up emails or showing photos you've taken in the last week in a specific city (Apple really seems to be catching up to Google in the image analysis department).
Over the next month, I'll be spending upwards of 90 hours in the air, and probably just as long sitting in airport lounges and standing in queues — I travel a fair bit for work. I always have a laptop and a couple of phones with me, but juggling them all is a pain. I find it much more relaxing to switch everything off and put it away, except for one phone I have filled to the brim with movies, books, music and podcasts.