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Lovers and haters divided by Apple

Stephen Hutcheon In the binary world of technology there are two types of people: those who adore Apple and those who loathe it.

Why Microsoft needs Minecraft

Bill Rigby 8:36 AM Impending purchase of open world brick-building reportedly aimed at pulling users onto Windows Phone.


Facebook testing vanishing posts

Latest game releases: Minecraft, Destiny

iPhone 6 demand crashes Apple online store

Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent

Editor's picks

Samsung ads mock Apple

Patrick Begley iPhone 6, Apple Watch the butt of "unfunny" jokes in ads from Samsung following Apple's unveiling event.

The end of an era

Scott Butterworth Device inspired a new business model and turned a struggling computer maker into the most valuable company in the world.



Man arrested for Facebook post

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai US man jailed and accused of terrorist threats for posting the lyrics of a metal song to Facebook.



Tech has us playing just as hard

Laura Demasi Researcher Laura Demasi argues technology hasn't just made us available to work 24/7.



Biggest games of the rest of the year

James 'DexX' Dominguez Destiny has had a predictably huge launch, kicking off the busy three-month video game peak season.



Apple 'unhappy' with battery life

Adario Strange There was one feature that Tim Cook failed to detail when talking up the Apple Watch.

Digital life

ATO's new tech to speed up calls

Ben Grubb Tax office brings in automated voice identification system.



Copyright law proposal a 'failure'

Matthew Knott Back to the drawing board to tackle online piracy, Malcolm Turnbull says.



Gmail passwords leak online

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai It might be time to change your password again.


iPhone 6 Plus v Galaxy Note 4

Jenneth Orantia Apple now has a phablet. How does it compare with the new generation phablet from Samsung, which led this new category until now?


iPhone 6 cool but not essential

Stephen Hutcheon You would think that, after seven years of a product becoming progressively faster, thinner and cooler, we would have reached the point of peak iPhone. But apparently not.

Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Go old-school with a DIY arcade machine

Adam Turner 11:25 AM How do you bring your favourite games back to life?


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.


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.


Find and see elusive Mercury

Perry Vlahos Close to the spring equinox in September is a good time for evening viewing of Mercury.