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Google Now updated to soak up data from third-party apps

Google Now

Tim Biggs 12:30 PM   Google Now is set to get even more prescient, with the search giant announcing the service will now soak up data from third-party apps like Pandora, eBay and Airbnb.

Foxtel broadband bundles take aim at Freeview

Foxtel hopes to conquer more Australian lounge rooms with its broadband deals.

Adam Turner 11:40 AM   Foxtel is selling broadband, but do its plans add up?

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Microsoft's new Outlook app for iPhones, iPads, Android: hands on

Outlook

Edward C. Baig 10:12 AM   It's hard to imagine getting jazzed about an email app in this day and age. But my early impressions of the fresh Outlook for iOS app that I've been checking out on an iPhone since Microsoft released it Thursday are overwhelmingly positive.

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How Apple left Microsoft for dust

Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

James B. Stewart 9:51 PM   When Microsoft stock was at a record high in 1999, and its market capitalisation was nearly $US620 billion, the notion that Apple would ever be bigger was laughable. Last week Appleā€™s worth became double that of its rival.

Alastair MacGibbon weighs in: law enforcers need metadata

Alastair MacGibbon

Alastair MacGibbon   OPINION: Alastair MacGibbon argues access to metadata is vital for criminal investigations, provided proper oversight is in place.

Chinese netizens squirm as party tightens grip on internet

China's President Xi Jinping.

Simon Denyer   Brick by brick, China is building its Great Firewall steadily higher, experts say. It infuriates netizens, exasperates foreign business executives, and appears to contradict China's pretensions to be a global superpower.

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Gadgets on the Go

Foxtel broadband bundles take aim at Freeview

Adam Turner 11:40 AM   Foxtel is selling broadband, but do its plans add up?

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Imaging

Why you should take your camera off auto

Terry Lane   Left to its own devices, a camera will get some things right most of the time. But the one thing it will fail at is focus.

MacMan

Apple times a watch-and-learn strategy

Garry Barker   Industry soothsayers believe wearables are the next great life-changing trend. Design and finish will count hugely.

Astronomy

NASA shows off highest resolution photo of space

Tom Decent   NASA has released its highest quality image ever; comprising 1.5 billion pixels and boasting 1000 times the resolution of a regular high-definition picture.