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I have to say I love the SoundLink Revolve+ sound – it is my BT speaker of choice. It sends sound out in 360° by a downwards firing speaker into an acoustic ‘deflector’. We hope to review it soon.

Bose Portable speaker

Intel 10th generation Cascade Lake-X for high-end desktops

Key features of the 18-core, i9 processors include:

  • Greater clocking speeds: up to 4.8 GHz
  • Updated Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
  • Support for Thunderbolt 3 and Intel Optane SSD 905P
  • AI learning with Intel’s Deep Learning Boost
  • Support for Intel’s auto-overclocking Performance Maximiser software

So, if you need an 18-core/36-thread V12 supercharged PC, then this is what to look for. Don’t we all?

Intel X

Nokia 2720 flips out

The $149 Nokia 2720 classic flip has two screens (Main display 7.1 cm QVGA and Front display 3.3 cm 240×240). It has LTE bands : 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41, Wi-Fi N, BT 4.1 and GPS. RAM is 4GB, and you can add up to 32GB via microSD. The removable 1500mAh battery has a standby time of 20 days and about 6.6hours 4G talk-time. It has Google Assistant, Facebook and Whatsapp (although it runs KaiOS and not Android).

Nokia Flip 2720

Buy this for the big buttons and retro flip style. Oh, and it has an emergency call button to send an emergency text message, including the current location, and calls five emergency contacts in the address book.

Nokia updates 7.2 with 48MP tri-camera and more

The pick of last years models was the 7.1 for features and value. The $499/549 (4GB/64/128GB) Nokia 7.2 looks amazing with a 48MP triple camera, 6.3” FHD+ HDR daylight readable screen, Qualcomm SD660, dual sim, NFC, and Android 9 (10 coming). The Cyan Green colour is superb but you can have boring ICE or Charcoal.

This ticks every box – we look forward to reviewing it.

Nokia 7.2

Aspera Mobile updates Jazz to Jazz 2, dual sim for $99

Aspera launched in Australia in 2014 with a range of rugged smartphones and feature phones. The first rugged smartphone, R5, sold by Harvey Norman and BigW, topped the ratings in the Choice network performance testing in 2014.

At $99 you don’t expect miracles, but the Jazz 2 has decent pre-paid specs. From Big W, Harvey Norman, BP and Retravision.

  • LTE bands 3/5/7/28 a+b, (missing band 1 on Telstra and Optus and Band 8 on Telstra but still can make 3G calls where necessary)
  • MT 6739 processor, 1/16GB/microSD
  • Dual hybrid sim slot
  • 4.95” FWVGA, 18:9, TN display
  • 1900mAh removable battery and micro-USB charger
  • 5MP rear and 2MP front fixed focus camera
  • Android 9 Go
Jazz 2

Microsoft OneDrive Personal Vault – for you alone

Personal Vault is a protected area in OneDrive that can only be accessed with a strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification, such as your fingerprint, face, PIN, or a code sent to you via email or SMS. It gives an added layer of protection for your most important files, photos, and videos—for example, copies of documents such as your passport, driver’s license, or insurance information—should someone gain access to your account or device.

It also includes the following security measures:

Microsoft Personal Vault
  • Scan and shoot— directly into your Personal Vault, keeping them off less secure areas of your device, like your camera roll.
  • Automatic locking— Personal Vault o and open files open will close and lock automatically after a period of inactivity.
  • BitLocker encryption—On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive automatically syncs your Personal Vault files to a BitLocker-encrypted area of your local hard drive.
  • Restricted sharing—To prevent accidental sharing, files in Personal Vault and shared items moved into Personal Vault cannot be shared.

ITy Bytes 5 October – vendors should send releases to [email protected]

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