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iPad 4G claims put Apple in hot water with Europe

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Australia might not be the only country having issues with the new iPad’s claim that it will have 4G, despite the fact that it doesn’t have it anywhere in the world except for the US and Canada (which we have explained before). European regulators are starting to take notice with such claims as well. Pocket-lint is reporting that the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority have confirmed to them that they are […]

Are Australia’s 3G networks really 4G? It’s complicated…

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Apple has today claimed that Australia’s 3G networks are actually 4G networks if compared to international standards, and that our carriers have simply mislabelled them. And while we may ponder what was in their lawyer’s head when he made that statement, the 4G issue is, well, really complicated. First, let’s explore what each carrier uses. At a base level, all carriers support UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) as their 3G […]

Logitech stealing Apple’s swagger

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We all have seen/experienced Apple’s ever so ambiguous product announcement invitations, yes? And they seem to have worked well, especially at sparking off rumours amongst the associated fan-boys. Now Logitech Australia has uploaded quite a poor quality image to their Facebook page, which I think is a copy of Apple’s marketing strategy, specifically ‘the new iPad‘. As you can read from the above image, Logitech appear to be announcing something ‘here’ (Facebook maybe?), at 10pm, next Tuesday. From the the […]

Apple TV adds 1080p, new UI for “easier access” to content

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The Apple TV is getting a bit of an upgrade with support for full 1080p High Definition support and a brand new user interface that makes it easier – apparently, according to Apple – to access purchased content and stuff from iCloud and iTunes Match from the small device. The push for 1080p will mean that all iTunes movies and TV shows, Netflix streaming (only in the US) and Vimeo […]

Apple iPad 3 event officially happening at 5AM on March 8 AEDT

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As always, Apple is finally putting us all out of our rumour-fed misery a few days before we explode, by announcing the real, official iPad 3 launch date. On March 7 at 10AM US PST at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco Tim Cook will likely take the stage to show off the new iPad, alongside other Apple conference regulars. In Australian time the even will start […]

OPINION: Foxconn is not just an Apple problem, it’s a consumer problem – and there’s no way out

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Image of Foxconn's facilities (Image by ttstam/Flickr, under Creative Commons) You may have heard in the news that Apple has had a serious problem with building its products with China. Constant news reports from the main technology press, and soon the more mainstream press, have shined a light of the inner workings of its manufacturing partners. But, why are we so focused on Apple? We shouldn’t focus on them at […]

Apple manufacturer Foxconn hacked after protests over labour conditions

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Screenshot of the data dump (Image: 9to5Mac) Controversial manufacturer Foxconn has been hacked in protest over its working conditions, with the group leaking login details of the staff inside the company. This comes as protesters are demanding Apple to make an “ethically-made iPhone 5”. Yes, because they are stuck between two problems – remain hipster with the iPhone, or support poor working conditions. I know, it’s a really hard decision. […]

Sony Walkman Z: an iPod touch competitor and a worthy Walkman?

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The iPod touch may finally have a competitor in the multimedia space, with Sony today announcing the Walkman Z at their CES 2012 keynote. The Sony Walkman Z has a 4.3 inch touch screen with a 800 x 480 resolution, but sadly runs Android 2.3, meaning it’s already out of date before it’s even made available. It’s expected to arrive in mid-2012, in the US, but an Australian date and price […]

2011 – A Year of Many Things: A recap of the big events of the year

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The year 2011 was one year that we will all never forget. Even though they were all in the beginning of the year, the floods in Queensland and Brazil, the earthquakes in Christchurch and the tsunami in the north of Japan are still present in all of our minds. We also saw the death of a tech luminary, Steve Jobs; and the powerful News Corporation losing its influence over politicians […]

Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction extended next Friday

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So, Samsung’s attempt to make the Christmas shopping season is getting slimmer and slimmer with the Australian High Court extending the for its ban until next Friday. So, if you’re planning to get this tablet – you can send all your fury to Apple. The extension was to allow Apple to have its case heard in the High Court. Samsung, obviously, is annoyed by the result – as it had […]

Galaxy Tab ban overturned, Apple to appeal decision in High Court

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The tablet that is in the middle of a patent war between Apple and Samsung – The Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Image: Samsung) UPDATED: Apple’s injunction against Samsung has been overturned by the Federal Court of Australia, meaning that the South Korean electronics company can now sell their Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia. The decision – a unanimous decision by the full bench – also sees Apple paying all costs […]

RUMOUR MILL: MacBook Air to get redesign, iPhone to get 4-inch display?

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Is the MacBook Air going to get an upgrade soon? Here’s a double whammy of Apple rumours to drool over. A report is claiming that the MacBook Air could have another redesign in the first-half of the year to compete with the new “ultrabooks”; while another is claiming that the iPhone could have a larger, 4-inch screen. A MacBook Air ultrabook? DigiTimes is reporting, from unnamed sources, that the MacBook […]

Apple announces its “Black Friday” sale

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Mark this on your calendar, Apple’s annual Black Friday sale is on again. The company has announced quietly on its Apple Store online that it will hold a “special one-day Apple shopping event” on November 25 – which is Black Friday. It has not revealed what are the discounts, but don’t expect it to be much. Apple is notoriously known for having minuscule discounts. Last year’s event saw the iPad […]

Steve Jobs had plans to reinvent television, photography and textbooks

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Steve Jobs biography, written by Walter Isaacson, has detailed a number of details of Steve Jobs’ life, work and achievements, occasionally showing a darker side to the man who brought such innovative products to the world. But Isaacson has revealed to the New York Times that he had left out some of the upcoming Apple products details out of respect for Apple and Jobs. According to Isaacson, Jobs had planned […]

Apple begins recall of first-gen iPod nanos after battery problems

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Apple has begun its recall program to replace the first generation iPod nano, after determining that there is a problem with the battery. Any iPod nano that was sold between September 2005 and December 2006 could “overheat and pose a safety risk”. The company has said that it traced it to a single battery supplier, and says that the likelihood of the battery overheating increases as the battery ages. Because […]