Samsung beats Apple smartphone sales


A surge in Galaxy smartphone sales fuelled earnings at Samsung Electronics to a record high in the first quarter.

Apple asked to explain Google Voice rejection

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The US communications regulator has asked Apple and AT&T to explain the decision to reject an application developed by Google for the iPhone.

Microsoft to open shop 'next door to Apple'

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Microsoft's chief operating officer has revealed the software maker is planning to open a string of retail stores "right next door to Apple" later this year.

Apple claims Woolies is getting fresh with new logo


Julian Lee MARKETING EDITOR WOOLWORTHS insists its new logo is a stylised W, or a piece of fresh produce; Apple thinks it is an apple, and the California-based technology company wants to stop Australia's largest retailer from...

Finding high-tech flaws for fun and an optional profit

Ben Grubb NATHANIEL CAREW makes a living protecting computer systems. In his spare time, he hacks into Google.

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More than a pretty phrase

Adam Turner With just a little bit of effort and carefully clever passwords, you can protect yourself from hackers.


School pays $621k for spying on pupils using laptop webcams

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Jon Swaine A school authority has agreed to pay $US610,000 ($621,000) after admitting it spied on pupils in their homes through the cameras on their laptop computers.

Smartphones offer new frontier for identity theft


As more people switch from traditional cell phones to smart phones, worries have increased that users will fall prey to the same virus and malware problems that can plague personal computers.

Slice of Silicon Valley as social media moves in

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Carolyn Cummins DOTCOMS are back. A decade after they fled from their large, funky offices leaving North Sydney a ghost town, they are now back filling the office void caused by the shrinking corporate sector.

To catch your own thief

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Chalpat Sonti A Perth man has developed software to help victims of laptop thefts track the whereabouts of their machines.

Is innovation dead at Microsoft?


Louisa Hearn It's not often you read the words Microsoft and innovation in the same sentence these days, which is odd for a company with one of the biggest research laboratories in the world.

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In the palms of their hands

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Julia Talevski Staying away from the office without getting the full extent of what's happening day-to-day in the business is a frightening thought for many small-business owners. But not for Paul Dane.

iPhone suicide puts spotlight on counterfeiting


One week after the apparent suicide of a Chinese factory worker accused of stealing a carefully guarded Apple iPhone prototype, one question remains unanswered: what happened to the missing phone?

Better design produces love at first site

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Website design is more than animated spinning logos, embarrassing soundtracks and an inappropriate use of scrolling marquees and blinking text.

Macs a growing target for malware: Sophos

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With more Macs installed globally, laying traps for Mac users is now more worth their while.

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It's RIP Vista as Windows 7 is launched


Louisa Hearn Microsoft launches Windows 7 today knowing full well that another disaster like Vista could spell curtains for the once indomitable software giant.

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