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Apple MacBook Pro notebook

31 October, 2016

The Apple MacBook Pro notebook offers an interface that replaces the traditional row of function keys with a Retina-quality multitouch display called the Touch Bar.

Fitbit trackers unreliable, says Consumer NZ

28 October, 2016

Consumer NZ will no longer be recommending Fitbit fitness trackers, calling their reliability into question.

Xplore XSLATE R12 detachable rugged tablet PC

28 October, 2016

The Xplore XSLATE R12 detachable rugged tablet PC is a 12.5″ tablet designed to be reliable enough to be the primary computing device for public safety, manufacturing, utility, insurance and construction industry professionals alike.

Apple adds Touch Bar to MacBook Pro

28 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Apple's latest line of MacBook Pro notebooks replaces the function keys with a full-colour, multitouch Touch Bar interface.

Microsoft gets creative with Surface line

27 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Microsoft has announced new products in its Surface line of computing devices and a free Windows 10 update targeted at creative professionals.

Tablet device sales increase in Australia

25 October, 2016

Research by Telsyte reveals that the market for tablet devices has stabilised, with sales in Australia increased by 4% in the first half of 2016.

Victoria rolls out real-time information for trains

21 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Victorian government is working to implement real-time travel information across the state's public transport network, with information for almost all metro train stations accessible via the PTV mobile app.

Australian banks hit back at Apple over NFC access

18 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Four Australian banks have submitted a follow-up to their application with the ACCC to require Apple to open negotiations over allowing third-party access to iOS's NFC payment function.

Travellers keep multiple devices handy

18 October, 2016

A new Signal survey reveals that almost half of all consumers use two or more devices when booking and planning travel.

No more useless device chargers?

17 October, 2016

With one million tons of external power supplies manufactured each year, a new standard for universal chargers is aiming to significantly reduce e-waste.

Telsyte predicts $5.5bn enterprise mobility market by 2020

12 October, 2016

Findings from the Telsyte Australian Enterprise Mobility Market Study 2017 predict that by 2020, the enterprise mobility market will consist of $1.9bn worth of devices (smartphones and tablets), $1.2bn worth of management tools (including MDM) and $2.3bn of integration and support services.

Google launches first homegrown smartphone

05 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Google's new Pixel smartphone — the first to be developed entirely in-house by the company — aims to take on Samsung in the high-end Android device segment.

iPhone 7 has lowest battery life among rivals

04 October, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The iPhone 7 scored lowest for both talk time and mobile browsing time during independent battery life tests of the latest crop of smartphones.

Kingston DataTraveler 2000 encrypted drive

01 October, 2016

The Kingston DataTraveler 2000 encrypted drive is designed to be secure.

BlackBerry to exit the hardware business

30 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

After years of bleeding market share to Android and iOS, BlackBerry has decided to stop producing its own devices, concentrating instead on licensing its brand and developing enterprise software.

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