Katie Cincotta

Katie Cincotta

Katie Cincotta is a technology writer and regular contributor to the Livewire section on The Age

I've got the talking fridge but where's my paperless office?

Katie Cincotta TV will keep growing and our homes will be overrun by even more gadgets, according to leading technology experts.

Apple's watch tick tocks the right boxes

Apple Watch: Exquisite and functional.

Katie Cincotta Sceptical about the massively hyped Apple watch? Strap it on and you may change your mind.

Fitness trackers appeal to competitive natures

Katie Cincotta The latest device from Fitbit isn't trying to compete with the likes of Apple but it does aim to get you up off the couch.

IFTTT: a new way to pick up your toys

The Philips Hue lights and app home automation tool is used to manage home lighting.

Katie Cincotta The proliferation of supposedly time-saving apps and services is so great, they require a tool to streamline their use.

Win helps inventor Marita Cheng develop Teleroo robot

Marita Cheng and her mother Judy Cho.

Katie Cincotta The mobility challenged are set to benefit from a young scientist's work.

Samsung takes it to the Edge in competition with iPhone 6 Plus

Katie Cincotta The new Samsung has reduced the bloatware in its Android OS and has moved ahead of Apple with a superior camera.

Tree Change Dolls put a cute face on viral marketing

Sonia Singh and one of her Tree Change Dolls.

Katie Cincotta Viral success in a social media context doesn't have a set formula and can't be be predicted, but there are common threads.

Teensafe spy app forces parents to choose between trust and online safety

Dr Joe Tucci believes there are inherent problems with spy apps.

Katie Cincotta The internet can be a dangerous place for kids but respect and trust are vital to healthy family relationships.

Fuzzy camera sinks otherwise stunning HTC One M9 flagship phone

Katie Cincotta The new HTC looks great, sounds better, and is loaded with Android features, so why did the company put in a second-rate camera?

How families deal with the trauma of online life after death

Natalie Darcy, of the NSW Trustee & Guardian.

Katie Cincotta With the proliferation of social media, the matter of what to do with accounts after a user's death has become an important topic.

Review

Review: Garmin's Vivoactive smartwatch

The Garmin Vivoactive feeds the wearer data tailored to their preferred activity.

Katie Cincotta In the race to capture a piece of the smartwatch market, Garmin’s Vivoactive is targeting fitness buffs.

Computers

Asus fuses laptop and tablet to challenge MacBook Air

Katie Cincotta Asus has borrowed ideas from Apple and Microsoft to develop its own version of a ‘‘work-play’’ fusion device.

Why made in Australia is rare for high-tech products

Katie Cincotta High costs drive companies overseas, but many Australian developers have found benefits in making their products at home.

Review: Samsung's Powerbot VR9000 robotic vacuum really sucks

The Samsung Powerbot VR9000 robotic vacuum.

Katie Cincotta The Powerbot is something of a game-changer in robo-vacs but it comes at a price.

Self-publishing sites help writers get the word out

Katie Cincotta Online self-publishing tools help writers put their books into the hands of readers.

New Kindle Fire HDX crosses into tablet territory

Katie Cincotta The versatility of the Fire HDX is undeniable, particularly appealing for families who want a multimedia device.

Zik fashion headphones sound as great as they look

Katie Cincotta Parrot's upgraded range includes a feature-packed app to add good sound to eye-catching style.

Social media grows up, and wants its privacy

Katie Cincotta An emerging social network category celebrates everything the big mainstream players are not – private, ephemeral, mysterious.

Tech

How to turn your old gadgets into cash

Australians queued up for new iPhones last year, picking up more than 7 million new phones and tablets in the second half of 2014, creating a mountain of unwanted discarded devices.

Katie Cincotta Smart people trading up to new phones or tablets discover they can get cash for their old devices or at least dispose of them wisely.

Voice control does the job for curvy new Moto X

The Motorola Moto X.

Katie Cincotta Motorola's new offering is anything but a straightforward phone.