Apple

'People will give up a MacBook Air for this': Google challenges Apple with high-end laptop

Glenn Chapman Google unveils a touchscreen notebook computer designed for high-end users, throwing down a gauntlet for Apple and its MacBooks.

Music

Apple, Beats discuss music streaming service

Poornima Gupta and Ronald Grover Apple has held talks with Beats on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, sources say.

Apple may challenge Google with wearable device

google glass

Salvador Rodriguez Apple have been awarded a patent for a wearable display device similar to Google's Project Glass.

Review

Toss-up: Wi-Fi extenders and music streamers

wi fi

Adam Turner Wi-Fi extenders fix wireless black spots, but these two also stream music.

Windows 8: a new beginning with no Start

The Windows 8 home screen

Windows 8 touches in with a tiled interface, writes Adam Turner.

Listen up: a brief history of headphones

Phones

Fran Berkman Headphones have come a long way in the past 100 years, revolutionising the way we consume media and the way we communicate.

Review

Transformer AiO P1801: Weird 'Windroid' better in theory than fact

The Transformer AiO P1801

Reviewed by Rich Jaroslovsky The Windows and Android operating systems have had one thing in common: Both are designed to work on many different kinds of hardware.

Wearables

Time is ripe for smartwatches, analysts say

iWatch concept

Rob Lever Amid much speculation on the future of the "smartwatch", the consensus is growing: the time is right.

Slip into the music stream

MOG.

Bleeding Edge Telstra-MOG will put 14 million tracks at your disposal for a monthly fee.

Stream of the crop

Spotify logo.

Adam Turner Subscription service Spotify has joined the fight for supremacy in the online music market.

Microsoft releases incomplete Windows 8 for public probing

Windows' and Windows Live Division President Steven Sinofsky.

Microsoft has released an incomplete version of Windows 8 for the public to download and try out, looking to rev up excitement for the slick, new-look operating system that it hopes will restore its...

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