Reviews

The best budget smartphones you can buy right now

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Flagship smartphones might grab the headlines but there are plenty good options out there for those looking to get their hands on a decent phone for under $400.

Lenovo’ Yoga Tablet 2 Pro road tested

Lenovo's latest device bristles with features when compared to your average Android tablet, but then it should. At $799, the tablets sits squarely in the premium category.

REVIEW: PlayStation TV

The smallest member of Sony's PlayStation family has a lot to tell us about the entertainment giant's big plans for its gaming and content ecosystem. It may also have a secret mission to force the trusty old PlayStation 3 into retirement, but there's a lot of work to be done.

REVIEW: Retina 5K iMac

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The latest iMac doesn't just boast a gorgeous 5K monitor it’s also a powerhouse of a computer even at the base model. While it's unlikely to reverse the decline of the PC market it does offers a compelling reason to invest in a desktop once again.

First look: Android Lollipop

Google's revamped Android operating system Lollipop has started to roll out in Australia and if you have a recent Android phone or tablet, upgrading to it will bring significant changes to your device.

PREVIEW: The Oculus Rift

The success of the Rift is now out of Oculus' hands. Mark Zuckerberg’s $2 billion gamble on virtual reality now hinges on the whims of third party developers and hyped-up gamers.

iPhone 6 vs Sony Xperia Z3 Compact

Both devices deliver the power and functionality of their bigger brothers but in a much smaller physical footprint. So, which one should you buy?

Google Nexus 9: A killer tablet for Android fanatics

Google Nexus 9 is an outstanding piece of hardware but it's not for everybody.

REVIEW: Asus Transformer Book FlipTP500LN

With a 15.6-inch screen and weighing in at 2.3kg this hybrid boasts plenty of grunt but delivers very little.

REVIEW: Sony Xperia Z3

The Xperia Z3 is the best smartphone Sony has ever made. It might not have cutting edge specs of newer flagships like Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 but there's plenty of appeal for Android users.

REVIEW: Apple iPad Air 2

Ludicrously thin and ridiculously powerful, Apple's latest tablet is a worthy successor to the original iPad Air and more of a leap forward than you would expect.

REVIEW: Huawei Ascend P7

The Chinese giant aims big with its flagship smartphone but the end result is still not quite up to mark.

Hands on with HTC Re and Desire Eye

HTC is hoping that a focus on photos and video will lure in consumers this holiday season.

REVIEW: iPhone 6 Plus

Apple's phablet is a killer content consumption device but those expecting exciting new features in iOS 8 for the device will be left disappointed.

November IPO tipped for $400m-plus Aconex

Tech firm expected to hit ASX boards in November, 50% of the firm likely up for grabs.

REVIEW: iOS 8 - iPhone 6 versus iPhone 6 Plus

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iOS 8 makes quite a few concessions for iPhone 6 Plus owners in acknowledgement that Apple's giant smartphone will feel more like a tablet to some people.

iPhone 6 Plus versus Galaxy Note 4: Which phablet comes out on top?

Apple and Samsung's flagship big-screen smartphones may share the same dimensions but they are quite different beasts.

REVIEW: BlackBerry Passport

The smart phone pioneer's latest device has some neat tricks and longer battery life than the competition, but it's living in the past. It's not 2005 anymore.

REVIEW: Apple iPhone 6

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Apple's "iWay or the Highway" approach to smartphones is finally at an end, as Cupertino concedes that size does matter. The result is a breathtaking new iPhone, although it might leave Android lovers underwhelmed.

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Tab S

The iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch might give Samsung a headache. But when it comes to the tablet, the Galaxy Tab S is more than a match for the iPad.

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