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Student in tears after being kicked out of iPhone 6 queue

The upset student was questioned by police.

Hannah Francis and Ben Grubb   A young woman was in tears after police kicked her out of the line to Appleā€™s flagship Sydney store before she was able to buy the new iPhone 6.

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The Apple dilemma: which iPhone 6 to choose?

Though different sizes, the design of the two new phones is near-identical.

Garry Barker   I am hooked on the horns of a smartphone dilemma, and you will be there, too.

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Coming to grips with Apple's iPhone 6

Apple's iPhone 6 sports a larger 4.7-inch display to put more screen real estate at your fingertips.

Adam Turner   First impressions of Apple's latest iPhone depend on whether you've held Android rivals which paved the way.

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Google Analytics for your baby's movements is closer than you think

Sensors and software helped record a baby's movements.

Sholto Macpherson   When Nico Minelli decided to help his aunt record her baby's first years, pulling out a video camera seemed a little old-fashioned.

Microsoft lays off 2100 staff

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella.

Bill Rigby   The moves are part of CEO Satya Nadella's goal of cutting 18,000 staff, or about 14 per cent of its workforce.

Can voice commands turn Apple's Siri against you?

Can hackers control digital assistants at a distance?.

Jenneth Orantia   One of the new advantages in Apple's new iOS 8 and highly anticipated smartwatch is Siri's active listening feature. But there may be drawbacks.

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The seagulls that ate Sydney

Out of control: Seagulls divebomb patrons at the Sydney Opera House.

Rachel Browne   They are the unwanted dining companions which have Sydney restaurateurs and their patrons in a flap.

Ageing of Australia's scientists creating a void in future research workforce

Funding discrimination: Professor Alan Trouson warns Australia faces a catastrophe if we neglect our young scientists.

Nicky Phillips   The pioneering Australian IVF and stem cell scientist Alan Trounson has warned of a "catastrophic event" in Australian science unless more is done to support early career scientists and prevent them leaving research in droves.

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Gadgets on the Go

Coming to grips with Apple's iPhone 6

Adam Turner First impressions of Apple's latest iPhone depend on whether you've held Android rivals which paved the way.

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Get the picture with a good photo viewer

Terry Lane One thing missing from both Windows and Macs is a decent photo file viewer but fortunately there are several around and they're free.

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It's all linked in Appleworld

Garry Barker The connectivity built into the new Apple operating systems represents the most significant and far-reaching move in the company's history.

Astronomy

Boeing, SpaceX to take Americans to space

Kenneth Chang Boeing and the Space Exploration Technologies are the winners in the competition to carry American astronauts to the International Space Station, ending NASA's reliance on Russia.