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Gadgets

Aussie's airport lounge app takes off

Ben Grubb Young Australian's airport lounge discovery app featured prominently in Apple's store.

Sound of music

Three-way shootout: home-theatre soundbars

Yamaha soundbar.

Road test These sleek bearers of sound are no longer the gimmick they seemed only years ago.

Leaked photos

iPhone 5 release date rumours mount

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Charles Arthur Speculation is mounting that Apple will announce a new version of its iPhone on September 12 and an "iPad mini" in October.

Hands on: iPhone 5

iPhone 5.

Ben Grubb The iPhone 5 is lighter, thinner, faster and taller than its predecessor.

No strings

Apple wants to run your wallet

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Asher Moses The new iPhone will be the start of a radical push by Apple to run your digital wallet.

Phone shortfall

Scratches cause iPhone 5 supply issues

Apple's iPhone 5 supply shortfall is being exacerbated by a quality-control crackdown designed to cut the number of devices shipped with nicks and scratches, according to a source.

Apple news

iPad mini likely to be announced soon

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Deborah Netburn If you are dying to know more about the long rumored iPad mini, you may not have much longer to wait.

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.

Review

Hands on with the iPad mini

iPad mini

Michael Liedtke It only takes a few minutes playing with the iPad mini to realise the scaled-down tablet computer will be a sure-fire hit.

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

Five clever things we love: April

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Megan Willett Our monthly series of innovative, fun and useful gadgets includes several funky phone accessories.

Tablet wars

Google challenges Apple and Amazon with hardware blitz

Nexus

Stephen Hutcheon in San Francisco Google has launched a tablet to challenge the iPad and a social streaming device to stake a foothold in the living room.

Hand held

Is it bye, bye BlackBerry?

The Porsche designed Blackberry

Alexandra Smith In cities around the world, a sharp-suited executive would not have been seen without a BlackBerry in hand.

Hot gadgets

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

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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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Gadget launch

Apple unveils new iPad

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

Wired generation

Hyper-connected and happy

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Ted Gregory Constant connection to electronic devices is second nature to millennials.

Review: Blackberry Bold

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

Personal best

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Simon Sharwood Can technology really help you get fitter?

Muscle mantle

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Rod Easdown Listen to Tajikistan's airwaves with a dedicated and stylish internet radio.