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Student in tears after being kicked out of queue

Hannah Francis and Ben Grubb 4:21 PM Police remove young woman out of line to Apple's flagship Sydney store.

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What's the best deal on iPhone 6?

Joseph Hanlon 11:57 AM If you're heading out to grab a new iPhone 6 over the weekend, you need to know who is offering what before joining the bandwagon.

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The Apple dilemma: which iPhone 6 to choose?

Sony to lose $2.35b despite massive PS4 sales

Apple will no longer unlock devices for police

Google's right to refuse "right to be forgotten"

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iPhone 6 draws crowd at Brisbane CBD Apple Store

Apple devotees queued hundreds of metres outside the Brisbane CBD on Friday morning, waiting to be among the first to get their hands on the iPhone 6.

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Mobiles

Hands on review with Apple's iOS 8

Ben Grubb Apple's new mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads is out and while it may not look like much of an upgrade at first look, it offers a number of new features that will please Apple users.

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Smartphone

Want an iPhone 6? Head downtown, say telcos

Hannah Francis Mobile phone retailers are wooing die-hard Apple fans with live music and free coffee ahead of the iPhone 6 release on Friday morning.

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Phones

iPhone 6 review roundup

Tim Biggs Here's what the media's gadget gurus think about the changes in Apple's newest flagship devices.

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Tech

Airbus patents in-flight virtual reality helmet

Michael Koziol Airbus has filed a patent for an in-flight virtual reality helmet to make flying more bearable.

Phones

How to get iOS 8 without deleting everything on your phone

Samantha Murphy Kelly If you've tried downloading iOS 8, or know anyone who has already done so, you're probably familiar with the biggest complaint: The download is huge. Here's how to install it without needing to clear out all your photos and music.

Security

How I hacked my friend's Telstra mobile account

Ben Grubb I hacked a friend's Telstra mobile account using just one trivial piece of information this week.

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Social

Social media sites may be fined over cyber bullying

Matthew Knott The federal government is considering fining social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter if they refuse to remove material deemed harmful to young people from their sites.

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Apps

iOS 8: 5 apps to upgrade your keyboard

Karissa Bell iOS 8 is finally here, and for the first time in its history, developers can create custom keyboard apps. Here are five of our favourites so far.

Games

Destiny review: Less than the sum of its parts

James 'DexX' Dominguez Destiny may have broken sales records, but underneath all the polish is a game that feels like it should be better than it is.

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Telstra boosts security to stop ID thieves after flaw identified

Ben Grubb Telecommunications giant Telstra has boosted its security follow Fairfax revelations it was using flimsy security to protect customers' private details.

Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Coming to grips with Apple's iPhone 6

Adam Turner 2:46 PM First impressions of Apple's latest iPhone depend on whether you've held Android rivals which paved the way.

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Imaging

Get the picture with a good photo viewer

Terry Lane One thing missing from both Windows and Macs is a decent photo file viewer but fortunately there are several around and they're free.

MacMan

It's all linked in Appleworld

Garry Barker The connectivity built into the new Apple operating systems represents the most significant and far-reaching move in the company's history.

Astronomy

Boeing, SpaceX to take Americans to space

Kenneth Chang Boeing and the Space Exploration Technologies are the winners in the competition to carry American astronauts to the International Space Station, ending NASA's reliance on Russia.