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iPad now the thinnest tablet with Air 2

There’s a new definition of thin in town, at least in how it applies to tablets, as Apple builds the world’s thinnest tablet, hitting 6.1mm.

11:14 am 17/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Aussie design house firms up Apple’s iPhone, stops #bendgate with a case

While the tale of Apple’s bendy iPhone 6 Plus seems to be more talked about than seen, a design company from Melbourne has seen it as an opportunity to capitalise on the design fault with a design win in the form of a new case.

11:20 am 15/10/2014 By Staff writers
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Review: Moto G (2014, G2)

Big phones are in, and to go with that trend, Motorola is upgrading one of its entry-level handsets, increasing the screen size of its G series phone to make it a sub-$300 5 inch handset, but is the G2 better or just a bigger version of the same?

2:31 pm 14/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Sony’s Z3 Compact now rated for rural Australia

Not everywhere in Australia has the same support for mobile coverage as the big cities do, and rural Aussies are often left out from the choice of new handsets due to operational differences, but at least there’s a new phone to choose from, and it’s a pretty good one.

11:15 am 14/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Apple announcing something October 17, what will it be?

The invite has gone out, and now we just have to wait, as Apple’s regular end of year showcase is set to happen, but what will it be: a new iPad, a new Mac, or something else that has been long overdue for an update?

9:11 am 09/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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You little beauty: Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact reviewed

Smartphones may well be getting bigger, but Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact aims to show people that a smartphone doesn’t need to be big to be powerful, boasting high-end specs in a small-scale body.

5:26 pm 07/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Skip the spiel: how to buy a smartphone

Forget the hype, forget the marketing pitches. Forget the guy in the telco store telling you this phone will change your life. Forget it all, because this is how you buy a phone, and you can make the decision mostly by your lonesome.

12:42 pm 03/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: Bose QuietComfort 25i (QC25/QC25i)

If there’s one company that tends to do well in the field of noise cancellation, it’s Bose. We’ve seen its headphones used by so many on overseas trips, and now we’re about to see a new model on the heads of people who love sound, with the highly portable QC25i.

5:25 pm 02/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Big headphones on the way from Audeze with an eco-friendly angle

Larger headphones are often considered luxurious not just because they have big drivers and equally big sound, but high grade materials like wood, leather, and more, but what if you want something a little more ecologically friendly and equally luxurious?

4:40 pm 01/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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WD TV gets an update, and this time it’s personal

Western Digital’s foray into TV appliances isn’t a new thing, but the company is getting more serious about it with a version of its WD TV made for families, bringing media playback to a connected TV in your home.

12:55 pm 01/10/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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  • You little beauty: Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact reviewed

    Smartphones may well be getting bigger, but Sony’s Xperia Z3 Compact aims to show people that a smartphone doesn’t need to be big to be powerful, boasting high-end specs…
  • Review: Bose QuietComfort 25i (QC25/QC25i)

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