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

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

Converting from PC to Mac


Dan Kaufman Switching from a PC to a Mac ought to be easier, as a disillusioned Dan Kaufman discovers.


Apple eyes the trillion dollar threshold


Nick Bilton If Apple continues on its current trajectory, something remarkable might happen on April 9, 2015, at around 11am.

'Spyware' installed on rental laptops


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.

Gadget watch

Why Apple is making an iPad mini

Concept design ... the iPad mini, centre, in a concept drawing.

James Manning Apple is poised to launch an iPad mini as figures show the tech giant's tablet market share in the US fell by 29 percentage points in the past year.


Microsoft, Intel tablets struggle to bite Apple

Dina Bass A push by Microsoft and Intel to combat Apple's iPad is getting off to a slow start.


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.

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.

Exec tech

Platform politics rife at the office


Sylvia Pennington Stuffy suit, outspoken opinion leader, tedious try-hard... the way you interact with technology may be telling your colleagues more than you realise about the sort of person you are.

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Gadget launch

Apple unveils new iPad

Apple has given the new iPad a whole host of new features, but no new name.

Mobile crisis

What to do when you've lost your phone

Pat Pilcher Anyone who's spent any amount of time overseas will appreciate just how much of a lifeline a mobile phone is.

Mobililty tools

What are phablets?

The Samsung Galaxy Note

Jenneth Orantia Slightly larger than a smartphone and a fair bit smaller than a tablet, they are the next big thing in mobility.

Personal best


Simon Sharwood Can technology really help you get fitter?

Start your engines


Eliot Fish Race Driver Grid could be called the Star Wars of racing simulators.

Behind the wheel


Mike Wilcox takes some Bluetooth speaker phones through their paces.



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

The personal computer for the car


Richard Blackburn A US firm is claiming a world first with an integrated personal computer system for the car.

Review: Beijing 2008

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Jason Hill Beijing 2008 again lets armchair athletes go for gold in traditional button-bashing contests.