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Samsung takes on Apple with new ad comparison, but is it fair?

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In a new print advert that will soon be plastered on newspapers in the United States, Samsung is claiming that “it doesn’t take a genius” to determine that the Galaxy S III is “the next big thing”. However, it does slightly skew the comparison with it and the iPhone 5 to its favour, by adding a bunch of things that are highly gimmicks. Of course, we can see they didn’t [...]

Apple revamps iPod nano – adds 2.5-inch screen, ditches the square

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The iPod nano is getting a revamp again, and ditching the square shape that has made it popular (mainly as a watch). The new model goes back to the old shape of being a rectangle, adds a 2.5-inch multi-touch display and comes in colours (which, to be honest, makes it look a bit cheap) It is, apparently, the thinnest iPod ever with a 5mm thin body. The iPod nano features [...]

Apple reveals the iPhone 5 – “the biggest thing since the iPhone”

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A thinner body, LTE, a 4-inch Retina display and a brand new A6 chip – the iPhone 5 is finally here. And while we going to suspend the fact that this is technically the sixth-generation of the iPhone, the new iPhone is coming to Australia on September 21, with preorders starting at September 14. But what else is inside? The iPhone 5 features a 7.6-mm andoized aluminium body that makes [...]

Foxconn “ahead of schedule” in improving working conditions, says Fair Labor Association

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After an initial investigation in February – initiated by Apple, in the wake of a New York Times piece and a Mike Daisey’s piece on Apple working conditions (which was later retracted) – the Fair Labor Association has released their follow-up verification report to see if they are implementing the 195 actions that had to happen, and the organisation has found that some progress has been made. “Our verification shows [...]

Apple reverses EPEAT decision – all ‘eligible’ products back on the list

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Apple took the decision last week to ditch the EPEAT rating saying that it was “inconsistent” with its design practices, and now they have backfliped. It has reversed its decision to pull out of EPEAT, and has added back the products that were eligible on EPEAT. “We’ve recently heard from many loyal Apple customers who were disappointed to learn that we had removed our products from the EPEAT rating system. [...]

Apple Broadway opening this Saturday (June 30)

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After Twitter going crazy for a new Apple store in New South Wales (despite the fact it was pretty obvious). Apple has announced the date on when it will open the doors to its brand new Broadway store in Sydney. As you can see above – Apple is launching this store on Saturday 30th June at 10:00am. So, if you want to go to an Apple Store and think Sydney’s [...]

Apple reveals “Next Generation” MacBook Pro – high performance, Retina Display in 1.8cm thin body

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The “Next Generation” MacBook Pro has arrived, and it basically is what the rumours suggested what it will be. No optical drive, featuring a retina display, no ethernet port – basically, reducing all the crap that was deemed not necessary by Apple. And this replaces the 17-inch model MacBook Pro in terms of specs, but it isn’t a 17-inch laptop. Rather, it’s only 15-inches. There are two configurations possible: a [...]

Apple refreshes MacBook Pro line – ditches 17-inch model; adds Thunderbolt, FireWire and Ivy Bridge

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The MacBook Pro got a revamp that saw Apple ditching the 17-inch model, and adding Ivy Bridge chips, Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 and the return of FireWire 800 port to the 13-inch and 15-inch models, something that was removed in the major refresh that saw the unibody and only available in the now-dead 17-inch model. The 17-inch model’s demise means that the new high-end is the 15-inch model, with that [...]

Apple updates MacBook Air lineup – includes Ivy Bridge, up to 512GB of SSD storage

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The MacBook Air gets a slight refresh at this year’s WWDC press conference. The new June 2012 refresh sees the Air getting new Ivy Bridge processors from Intel, new USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt ports and faster memory. The 11-inch and 13-inch models will run the latest Core i5 and Core i7 dual-core processors, and run Intel’s HD Integrated Graphics 4000 – making it 60 percent faster and plenty of power [...]

Apple to settle with ACCC over ‘4G claim’ – pays $2.25m in penalties

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Apple will pay $2.25 million penalty to settle its case with consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; after it agreeing that it had misled the public by claiming the “WiFi + 4G” model could connect to the 4G network in Australia, when in reality it could not. According to The Australian, ACCC’s lawyers told the court that this “substantial” penalty would send a message to the industry “that [...]

RUMOUR MILL: Apple looking to buy German TV maker Loewe, potentially for Apple HDTV?

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An Apple TV – minus the box? The rumour mill is exploding after a report is claiming that Apple is in negotiations to purchase German television manufacturer Loewe, fuelling speculation that this purchase could be used to make the long-awaited and much-hyped Apple TV. According to AppleInisder, citing anonymous sources, Apple is offering 87.3 million euros for the company, which is apparently a tiny premium on its market cap of [...]

Microsoft, Apple to be asked by Parliament on why they charge so much in Australia

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Image: Mark Pegrum/OzMark17 via Flickr (Creative Commons) Apple and Microsoft, among other tech companies, have been called to Canberra to explain why Australians are being charged much more on software, music and games in comparison to other nations, according to a new report. Wait, Parliament doing something? (Okay, that might not be fair, they have done some good work – such as the R18+ laws) According to the Sydney Morning [...]

Kaspersky: Apple is 10 years behind Microsoft security-wise

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Get ready to hear some Apple fanboy rage. CEO and founder of security vendor Kaspersky Labs, Eugene Kaspersky, has said that Apple’s security for its Mac OS X operating system is ten years behind Microsoft’s Windows. “I think they [Apple] are ten years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” Kaspersky said in an interview with CBR. “For many years I’ve been saying that from a security point of view there [...]

Phil Schiller dumps Instagram because it went to Android – yes, facepalm

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So turns out, write an app that Apple loves and then port it to Android is a big no-no for Apple Marketing VP Phil Schiller. Well, that’s according to a little tweet that was captured by our friends over at 9to5Mac. Instagram was previously an iOS exclusive application, before it expanded to Android. And that is why you see crazy hipsters complaining and repulsed by the fact that their precious [...]

German court upholds iCloud and MobileMe push emails ban

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Germans won’t be getting push email anytime soon with Apple’s appeal to the Mannheim regional court failed. The court basically sided with Motorola Mobility, and agreed with an earlier decision that saw the company forced to remove the service in Germany earlier in February. The court also is forcing Apple to pay damages to Motorola Mobility (and indirectly Google, since now they own the company), but the exact amount has [...]