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Steve Jobs: new insights from the latest book

2:55 PM   Early impressions and lists of interesting tidbits from the new book are hitting the internet. Here are five recurring highlights.


Netflix arrival signals golden age

Adam Turner 8:19 AM   Four streaming services are scrambling to establish themselves, painfully aware that Australia isn’t big enough to sustain them all for long.

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Steve Wozniak on the future of humanity

Paul Smith   Steve Wozniak says Apple needs a new market to keep growing. He's also resigned to computers becoming the masters of us.


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Tim Biggs   In 1976 former Atari employee Steve Jobs approached the game-maker's boss with a proposal, but Nolan Bushnell wasn't interested.



How the Australian Netflix differs from US

Ben Grubb   The Australian Netflix has officially launched but has 7000 fewer titles than the US version.


Bloodborne is the game the PS4 needed

James 'DexX' Dominguez   After great critical success with Demon's Souls and Dark Souls, the same studio has produced Bloodborne, a thrilling artistic achievement matched with a crushing level of difficulty.

The risks of Australian online voting tools

Tom McIlroy   Australia and other countries are a decade or longer away from safe methods of online voting in elections and current tools pose a serious risk to democratic processes, researchers warn.


Anonymous app spoils Cruz's presidential party

Josephine Tovey   Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's campaign launch party has been spoiled by the app Yik Yak, an anonymous social media network that has exploded in popularity with college students in the US.

How to watch Australian Netflix on your old gear

Adam Turner   Netflix has finally arrived in Australia, but what can you do if your old home entertainment gear isn't invited to the party?


Wikipedia’s Aussie-made hoax exposed

Stephen Hutcheon   It has survived unchallenged for almost a decade, but Jared Owen's Wikipedia hoax has finally been uncovered.


Foxtel iQ3 embraces Freeview free-to-air

Adam Turner   Foxtel's new iQ3 video recorder lets you watch all the Freeview digital free-to-air channels and may even get Catch Up access.


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How to watch Australian Netflix on your old Smart TV or Blu-ray player

Adam Turner   Netflix has finally arrived in Australia, but what can you do if your old home entertainment gear isn't invited to the party?


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The truth about pirates - who’s doing it and why

Laura Demasi   A new study has shed more light onto why Australians are so keen to grab content anyway they can.



Watch is at the core of new Apple releases

Garry Barker   The Watch occupied centre stage at its recent launch event but there was much more. It was a peek into where Apple’s thinking, technology, design and innovation are headed.


Apple opens Aperture debate with beta release of Photos

Terry Lane   Aperture is being retired in favour of Photos, which is built into the next version of the Yosemite operating system. Are we really going to get a free replacement for Aperture, for which we paid good money a couple of years ago?