Hands on: Microsoft's new Lumia phones

Matthew Hall 12:35 PM   Microsoft has introduced a new range of smartphones called Lumia and has missed a chance to link them to the new Surface brand, Matthew Hall says.


Microsoft unveils new phones and laptop

Microsoft's flagship Lumia 950 can be docked to behave as a Windows 10 PC.

Tim Biggs 10:08 AM   Microsoft has made a firm push into the consumer hardware business, unveiling at a dedicated devices event on Wednesday morning a trio of new phones, a new surface tablet, and the first laptop the company has ever built.

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Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection review

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.

Tim Biggs 9:03 AM   The incredibly influential trilogy of Uncharted games is remastered in a single package for PS4.


Twitter debuts Moments in bid for mainstream appeal

How Twitter's new 'Moments' feature appears on mobile.

Jessica Guynn 7:14 AM   With new feature, Twitter wants to make it easier for everyone to catch up on what's happening.


Apple 'iRing' rumour may come full circle with patent filing

An artist's impression of what an 'iRing' might have looked like, from a few years ago.

Hannah Francis   One of the most absurd Apple rumours could turn out to be real following news the tech giant has filed a patent for a wearable device for your finger.

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Apple quietly makes iCloud opt-out


Tim Biggs   Apple has made a small but important change to its iCloud service, meaning users setting up a brand new iPhone or iPad will no longer be asked whether or not they'd like their content sent to Apple for storage and syncing across devices.

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Why Microsoft Office has had its day

Microsoft Office 2016 for desktop and laptop computers is joined by versions for Android and iOS, but can the software dinosaur keep up in a mobile world?

David Glance   As mobile changes the way we communicate, we need Microsoft's ancient suite of software less and less.

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Feeling anxious? There's an app for that

David Bakker's mental health app MoodMission is designed to help people cope with anxious feelings.

Bianca Hall   A Monash University project is aiming to bring cognitive behavioural therapy to users' smartphones.


Apple services broken on Telstra

Users of Apple's new iPhone 6s may be finding it difficult to download or update apps if they're with Telstra.

Tim Biggs   Telstra users are complaining of unusually slow download speeds when accessing Apple services.

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Huawei's G8: an iPhone wannabe

The backs of the Huawei G8 and iPhone 6s Plus.

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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Ad blocking on iPhone: is it worth it?

Will ad blocking really make your browsing faster and your battery last longer?

Brian X. Chen   Our tests look at loading times, data usage and the effect on battery life when blocking and not blocking ads.

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If you're going to buy an iPhone 6s, buy it now

Plans for the iPhone 6s Plus, and its smaller sibling, will get more expensive with time.

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

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Microsoft Sydney store gets opening date

A rendering of Microsoft's Sydney store.

Ben Grubb   Microsoft reveals its first Australian store will open in Sydney in just over a month's time.

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iPad Mini 4 review: Apple's smaller tablet finally measures up again

The official case for the Mini no longer comes with a flap for the front attached. The case is also now silicon and has a thick lip that takes a bit of getting used to but will protect your screen if you lay the device down face first.

Tim Biggs   Forgotten though it may have been by Apple during its last press conference, the iPad Mini 4 is great news for those who prefer a smaller form factor but don't want to miss out on the latest features.


Video profile pics coming to Facebook

video profile pics

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

'Yelp for people': The app that lets everyone you know rate you

It's inherently invasive, even when complimentary.

Caitlin Dewey   Needless to say, it's inherently invasive, even when complimentary.


Hands on: Nexus 6P and 5X

The halo surrounding the Nexus P6.

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


Google unveils latest Nexus phones, tablet

Nexus 6P and 5X.

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

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Twitter may be dropping 140 character limit, reports say

Posting longer messages on Twitter' may soon be a lot easier.

The micro-blogging website operator is apparently working on a new product that will allow users to share longer tweets.

Huawei unveils new devices for Australia

The Huawei G8 in front of the Golden Gate bridge.

Ben Grubb   Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei is bringing a new Android-powered smartphone, smartwatch, and tablet computer to Australia by the end of next month in an effort to boost its local marketshare in all three categories of smart devices.

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