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Windows 10 has officially been with us for close to a year now, but even if you've spent a lot of time with the OS since its launch, you may not have found everything it has to offer. Here are five of our favourite hidden features that we've discovered over the course of the last year, and why you might want to start using of them.

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The new ARM Cortex-A73 and its companion Mali-G71 graphics processor are more efficient than ever, with stronger single-core computing performance and stronger consistent performance over time. It'll start appearing in top-end smartphones and tablets from next year onwards, and it represents a significant jump forward in the power available inside our portable gadgets. Here is why that's important.

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When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net. Today, and for the next couple of weeks, Apple's 64GB Wi-Fi iPad Air 2 gets a fair bit cheaper with a $50 discount at JB Hi-Fi.

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Big, chunky laptops are going out of fashion fast — the future is about small, portable tablets. Samsung's TabPro S is a 12-inch, super-thin slate with an incredibly beautiful and detailed Super AMOLED display. It's on sale around the country today, and it wants to dethrone Apple's iPad Pro as the future of personal computing.

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All the power you want, in a size that you can actually carry with you. That's the overriding trend of today's Apple announcements, which extend to a brand new smaller iPad Pro, with the same 9.7-inch form factor that we've become used to with the iPad and iPad Air. The smaller 9.7-inch iPad Pro also includes a very important world-first — a screen that changes colour to suit the ambient light in the room around you. Here's how much you'll pay, and when you can buy one in Australia.

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The personal computer revolutionised the home in the 1980s and '90s. And by the mid-'90s the mainstream was getting online. But with Donald Trump now the presumptive nominee of the Republican party, there's an interesting question that must be asked: Has Trump ever used a computer?

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Alongside a fleet of new smartphones at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, there's one announcement that stood out to me as a particularly interesting piece of tech. Huawei's Matebook is an extremely thin, lightweight Windows 10 tablet — its first foray outside of Android — that it wants to take on the Microsoft Surface with.

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Whether you want to get back into that game you loved in 2012 or you want to curiously tally how much you've spent on apps from Google or Apple the last few years, there are a couple of ways of listing all the apps you've installed through your account — even if they're no one your phone or tablet.

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Android tablets don't get much love these days. Team them with a good keyboard and they're useful for basic productivity tasks, as proven by our time with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. And beyond that they're still great for playing games, reading books, watching TV shows and listening to music like any other Android device. But hey're just a little less cool than iPads. And a little less useful than laptops.

The Google Pixel C turns all that on its head. Or tries to, at least, and has a very good try indeed.

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Tablets are designed to be portable so you can take them around anywhere, but they're exceptionally useful in the house as well. There are a range of things you can do with an Android tablet from the comfort of your lounge room. Here are five ways you can use your Android tablet to make life easier without having to lift your butt off the couch.

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These days, you probably spend more than a couple of hours per day browsing your favourite social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Your smartphone's screen is way too small to make viewing videos and photos and your friend's ramblings easy, though, and a laptop is too big and clunky. A tablet is the perfect compromise, so we've rounded up our favourite big-screen tablet apps for social networking.

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No matter how smart our TVs get, they can't compete with the experience of being able to tap and swipe to select what you want to watch. Seeing your favourite movies close up on a big, beautiful, bright tablet display is just about the best experience you'll get short of sitting back in a big-screen cinema. These are our top apps for watching streaming movies, TV and catch-up video on your Android tablet.

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Tablets with detachable keyboards are the new black. HP's Spectre X2 looks remarkably like a Microsoft Surface Pro 4, even down to the felt-backed keyboard cover, but it sets itself apart with more energy-efficient hardware inside, a digitiser pen made by Wacom, and an entirely fanless design.