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  • Apple mandates reviewers take sales pitch

    For more than 12 years now, I’ve reviewed products from hundreds of companies across dozens of product categories and until recently, I’ve never been forced to take a sales pitch before reviewing their product. That was until Apple. After seeing the announcement from Blackmagic that they were releasing an...
  • Apple iPad for education adds pencil, forgets schools are poor

    The iPad is an incredible device, it’s easily the best tablet on the market, but for for all the hype and fanfare around Apple’s big education event, the new version of the iPad, now comes with a Pencil. The iPad features a retina display, has 10 hours of battery...
  • The next version of macOS is macOS High Sierra

    Apple have just announced the name for the next version of macOS. It’ll be called, macOS High Sierra. In the new version of the OS, Apple are adding Autoplay blocking to Safari. They’re also adding intelligent tracking that lets you control the data. The Mail app will no use...
  • MacBook Pro replaces function keys with customisable Touch Bar for $500

    Overnight Apple announced an update to their aging MacBook Pro. Of course its thinner, lighter, faster, smarter, better, but the stand out feature this time is the inclusion of the Touch Bar. An integrated touchscreen that’s replaces your tradition F1-F12 keys which to be honest are rarely used in...
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    iPhone 7 arrives today, if you’re in the Apple camp, there’s lots to like

    It’s iPhone day. The day where those Apple fans get their hands on the latest and greatest from Cupertino. While there’s plenty of discussion around Apple’s decision to ditch the headphone port in this release, and the fact the hardware design enters its third year, but for those getting a...
  • Apple’s iPhone 7 announcement event is on September 7th

    We’re about to head into September which also means we’re about to get a new iPhone. Overnight Apple confirmed the announcement event will happen on September 7th. For those of us in Australia, the east coast will need to be up at 3AM on September 8th, thanks to the...
  • Holden Spark is the cheapest car to get Android Auto and CarPlay

    Holden have added Android Auto and Apple Car Play to the brand new Holden Spark. Like many others auto makers, Holden are handing the keys to the infotainment display to mobile phone manufacturers. Of course there’s still a default experience which provides navigation and music if you don’t have a phone, but...
  • Why Apple will disappoint us again with Apple TV tomorrow

    Apple TV as it stands today, is still a hockey puck with a HDMI output. Their app lineup has grown slightly, but have been severely left behind the rest of the Apple OS family. Most recently Apple created a whole OS dedicated to their wearable, the Apple Watch, but...
  • Apple Music now live, are you signing up ?

    Apple Music is now available. The streaming service starts with a 3 month free trial where thanks to Taylor Swift, Apple will pay artists everytime you play. You know Apple are serious about a new product or service when they takeover Apple.com with a promotion. If you want to...