Smart Devices

Nokia wins Chinese regulatory approval for Microsoft deal

Swedish firm won't have to change its main patent practices as Chinese authorities give green light to sale of its mobile phone business.

Qualcomm, Samsung pump $US17m into wearables chip maker Ineda

Ineda Systems, which designs low-power chips for wearables and other smart devices, closed series B funding in December.

PayPal launches smartphone POS system

App and Bluetooth PayPal Here device allows businesses to turn a mobile phone into a complete payments system.

Apple's iWatch takes a healthy approach to wearables

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Apple is vying for position as leader in digital healthcare platforms, but will the iWatch be enough to lure consumers from rival wearables makers?

Shoppers with smartphones spend the most: Mi9

Report into grocery buying habits shows 'one size fits all' marketing days are over as shoppers chase personalisation.

B2B organisations must go mobile to survive

A mobile-centric approach allows firms to get more out of customer data and deliver the kind of service that is now essential for businesses to thrive in today’s 24-7, connected world.

Candy Crush maker valued at more than $7bn in IPO

Pricing of King Digital Entertainment is highest in mobile game industry since Zynga.

Nokia delays handset sale to Microsoft

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Finnish telco says sale delayed until April due to approval hurdles in Asia.

Smartphone app to track public transport woes

University of Sydney's RateIT will allow commuters to exchange real-time information about services with transport providers and each other.

Data industries must be prepared for $300bn Internet of Things

Gartner Inc says data management sector must transform itself to accommodate significant new challenges.

Apple replaces iPad 2 with iPad 4, launches cheaper iPhone 5C

Upgraded version available at same price, lower capacity iPhone 5C available in Australia.

Microsoft shares soar on iPad Office news

Tech giant's stock scales levels of dotcom boom with reportedly imminent release of app set to reap billions in revenue.

How will the new privacy laws affect smartphone tracking?

The extent to which the Privacy Act's new definition of 'personal information' covers this growing practice is unclear - and a missed opportunity.

BlackBerry Australia's most popular mobile enterprise service

Study finds BES10 is most widely used solution; Australian National Audit Office, Questas sign on.

Turning the connected house into a smart home

Cramming your house full of smart gadgets doesn't make it a smart home, but there are a range of tools available to pull it all together.

Five ways your IT department is changing

The uptake of mobile and cloud services is pushing traditional IT department decisions into other areas within a business. It’s a great opportunity to restructure and boost productivity.

Tablet sales surged 50% in 2013

Apple retains market leadership as rivals start to close large gap.

Apple loses appeal to stop e-book price fixing monitor

Attempts to block an antitrust monitor from keeping an on the company's e-book pricing regime.

PREVIEW: Samsung Galaxy Note 3

The latest iteration of Samsung's Galaxy Note packs a hefty punch and the refinement on display should help the tech giant hold the top spot as the phablet wars heats up.

New TV technology to boost industry recovery: Samsung

Organic light emitting diode and ultra high-definition TVs to boost sales, company says.