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Asher Moses

Asher Moses is the Technology Editor for Fairfax Media. He started his own gadget review website more than a decade ago at age 14 and has since written for most of Australia's leading technology publications. He has twice been named Young Australian Online Journalist of the Year by the Walkley Foundation.

iStunt? Apple iPhone 5 'sell-out' questioned

Asher Moses Apple iPhone 5 pre-orders ahead of Friday's launch are virtually sold out leading some Apple faithful and marketing experts to question whether the sell-outs are deliberately engineered by Apple for...

iPhone 'halo' launches Apple into stratosphere

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Asher Moses The iPhone has created a ''halo'' around the Mac and iPad that has made Apple the most valuable company in the world and sent its revenues skyrocketing, says Apple's CEO Tim Cook.

Haiti survivor 'saved by first-aid iPhone app'


Asher Moses An American filmmaker who was injured and trapped under rubble in the devastating Haiti earthquake credits a first-aid iPhone application with helping him get out alive after 65 hours.

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iPhone sex: make someone very app-y


Asher Moses A new iPhone application has been released that purports to measure how competent you are in the sack.

Hands on: BlackBerry 10 and the new Z10 smartphone


Asher Moses The BlackBerry has been radically re-engineered with several impressive and unique features, but it will have a tough time paring back the relentless rise of iPhone and Android.

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Apple's maps: its worst software product yet?

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Asher Moses Embarrassing, appalling, illogical, incomplete, erroneous - these words are rarely used to describe Apple's products but all and more have been applied to Apple Maps.

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iPhony? Samsung claims Apple ripped off Sony

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Asher Moses Apple's early iPhone prototypes were inspired by Sony, while Samsung knew its tablets and smartphones were virtually indistinguishable from Apple's but launched them anyway, court documents reveal.

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Australian game developer reaches Apple's core

Rob Murray

Asher Moses In the hullabaloo of the iPhone 5 launch, many missed that an Australian had entered the hallowed realm of Apple's chosen few.

Faster, more addictive: a recipe for 4G bill shock


Asher Moses The communications regulator and consumer groups have sounded warnings about 4G smartphone bill shock after studies showed users of newer phones could double their data usage compared to 3G.

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Faster, more addictive: a recipe for 4G bill shock

Asher Moses THE communications regulator and consumer groups have sounded warnings on 4G smartphone bill shock after studies showed users of newer phones could double their data usage compared to 3G.

Rogue apps causing bill shock, battery drain


Asher Moses Smartphone apps can cause you to chew through your monthly mobile data limit in a matter of days, while free versions of apps often end up costing more than the paid premium version and eat up your...

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Apple to run your purse, no strings attached


Asher Moses The new iPhone will be the start of a radical push by Apple to run your digital wallet.

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Teen's $28m payday a high price in Yahoo's quest for cool


Asher Moses When a 17-year-old high school student can sell an iPhone app based on another firm's technology and with no revenue for $US30 million ($28m), has the world gone mad?

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Apple losing cat and mouse battle with hacker

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Asher Moses A Russian programmer who released a hack allowing iOS users to steal paid app content has thwarted Apple's attempts to fix the flaw.

Bye bye fines: app helps drivers beat parking cops

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Asher Moses Councils say there is nothing they can do about a new mobile app that drivers in Australian capital cities are using to skirt parking meter fees and fines.

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Barriers to Skype on mobiles evaporate


Asher Moses in Barcelona New Skype apps for the iPhone and Symbian platforms will allow mobile users to bypass telco voice networks completely, making calls using the internet over the 3G data network.

The year of satnav and vampires: iTunes charts 2009

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Asher Moses Apple unveils iTunes Rewind 2009, providing a glimpse into the top-selling apps, games, movies, TV shows and music for the year.

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