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Huawei's G8: an iPhone wannabe

Ben Grubb   Review: Huawei G8 proves you can buy a cheap Chinese phone and not have to deal with too much "nasty" factor.


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Apple's smaller iPad finally measures up again

Tim Biggs   The iPad Mini 4 is great news for those who prefer a smaller form factor but don't want to compromise on power.


If you're getting a 6s, get it now

Joseph Hanlon   If telco fees for the latest iPhone mirror pricing for last year's model, you will save a lot by getting it before Christmas.



Video profile pics coming to Facebook

Animated profile pictures and more customisation options part of an upgrade coming to mobile versions of Facebook.


Today's News: Apple punches Google

Peter Wells   Is Apple's News app just another front in its war against Google?

Free to air TV, free from the telly

Adam Turner   In the internet age, there's no reason to stay tied to the couch to watch live TV.

Unis try to defeat iphone cheats

Katie Cincotta   Social media and smartphones are making it easier for students to cheat, with a misconduct investigation at the University of Sydney confirming the need to lock down the channels for collusion and plagiarism.


Hands on: Google's Nexus 6P and 5X

Ben Grubb   There's a halo surrounding the Nexus device I'm looking at and I'm not sure why at first.


El Capitan arrives as a free update

Peter Wells   Apple's El Capitan operating system is a welcome refinement to the dramatic Mac changes of the last two years.



Google unveils latest Nexus phones, tablet

Ben Grubb   Google unveils new Nexus phones in its latest attempt to take a bite out of Apple.


Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Grand final finally screens in high-def again

Adam Turner   This weekend's AFL and NRL grand finals will both screen in high-definition as part of the HD sport revival on free-to-air television.


Social Radar

Grey nomads navigate Facebook land

John Elder   In her first week of taking an online course through the Copenhagen Business School, Melbourne woman Justine Raczkowski was challenged to name a social problem that needed solutions.


How my Apple Watch saved my life

Garry Barker   I woke up feeling a bit odd. I strapped on my Apple Watch, unlocked the iPhone, and then felt for my pulse on my right wrist. Soon I was in the hospital cardiac unit for observation and treatment.


Three bonzer little photo apps

Terry Lane   Three excellent apps are all you need to prepare brilliant slide show photo presentations.