Desktop

New Microsoft Office for iPad tested

David Flynn The verdict on the software package that could see your tablet finally usurp your laptop.

'Spyware' installed on rental laptops

Spyware

Ben Grubb An Australian business that rents out computers is installing software that in the US has been used to spy on users, including taking webcam images.

Gadgets

Australians addicted to tablets

Surface

Liam Tung Microsoft set to offer Australian retailers its iPad competitor ahead of other nations on the back of world-leading tablet popularity.

Gadgets

Latest wizardry all just a tease

A man looks over a Panasonic 4K tablet.

Omar L. Gallaga Apart from a confirmed trend away from desktop computing, it's tough to accurately pick the coming trends at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

Gadgets

Is it a tablet? A PC? It's both

Surface Pro

David Pogue Microsoft's Surface Pro is a full-blown computer, complete with powerful i5 processor.

Gadgets

Google challenges Apple with touchscreen laptop

A Chromebook Pixel.

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

Cotton candy

Tiny USB actually a personal computer

Candy USB.

Glenda Kwek Norwegian developers have created one of the world's smallest computers on a USB-like stick.

Hot gadgets

Apple's iPad: future-proof or passing fad?

ipad

Louisa Hearn With a new iPad coming next week, can Apple's tablet shrug off its label as a plaything for well-heeled technophiles to become the computing device of the future?

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Opinion

Death to Microsoft Word

clippy

Tom Scocca Microsoft Word is cumbersome, inefficient, and a relic of obsolete assumptions about technology. Tom Scocca believes it's time we all gave it up.

Review: Blackberry Bold

Pic of BlackBerry Bold smartphoneSMH THE GUIDE /

David Flynn Don't let anyone tell you the new BlackBerry Bold is an iPhone killer.

Immobilised?

Unspecified

Garry Barker MobileMe is a great idea but glitches abound, writes Garry Barker.