Mobility

Apple working on a bigger iPad

Tech giant reportedly sets the wheels in motion to give the tablet a major makeover, with work on a new iPad - sporting a 12.9 inch screen - set to start in 2015.

REVIEW: Surface Pro 3 - Third time lucky for Microsoft?

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With Steve Ballmer out of the picture and Microsoft chanting the ‘platforms and productivity’ mantra espoused by new CEO Satya Nadella, the Surface Pro 3 just might be Microsoft’s last chance to turn its tablet/laptop hybrid into a commercial hit.

Amazon bets big on Twitch

Online retail giant is splashing almost a billion dollars to secure its seat in the video-streaming merry-go-round and it could be money well spent.

California smartphone ‘kill switch’ bill to become law

Smartphones sold in California will be required by mid-2015 to come with a pre-installed feature to deter thieves.

Don't give up on the iPad

Apple's next iPhone may hog the spotlight in coming weeks, but the iPad isn't going to be relegated to a sideshow anytime soon.

What is a VPN and why might you need one?

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Whether you're concerned about the government trawling through your browsing history or prying eyes peeking at sensitive business information, a Virtual Private Network is an easy way to protect your internet traffic.

Apple iPhone 6 hits screen snag: report

The highly anticipated release of the iPhone 6 has reportedly hit a bump on the road, with the tech giant's hardware suppliers scrambling to get enough screens ready for the smartphone.

St George goes biometric with mobile banking

Bank’s iPhone 5S customers will be able to access its mobile-banking service using only a fingerprint from next month.

Is anyone interested in Windows Phones anymore?

As Android and Apple carve up the smartphone market between them HTC’s decision to release a Windows version of the One M8 phone is unlikely to do Microsoft any favours.

Tablet sales in Australia slump as upgrade cycles bite

Android-based devices outsell the iPad for the first time in the market but Apple's unlikely to lose sleep over the trend.

The Android Wear experience: Google's smartwatches

Google reckons the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live have the design and software chops, but is an Android Wear smartwatch really a must-have accessory?

Samsung dives into the Internet of Things trend

South Korean giant buys high-profile IoT start-up SmartThings.

OmniVision gets Chinese offer

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Consortium of Chinese investors puts $1.7 billion on the table for the maker of digital imaging chips for smartphones and other devices.

The iPhone 6 could come with sapphire display screen

Apple already uses sapphire to cover the iPhone’s camera lens and fingerprint reader but may push for broader use of the material in more-expensive models.

My week with the FitBit Flex - a desk jockey's hands on review

If you spend your days parked at a desk, a FitBit alone isn't going to turn your life around.

Amazon enters mobile payment market

Online retail giant looks to go head-to-head with PayPal, Square in growing market.

Apple gets cracking on HealthKit rollout

With health data likely the next big battleground among tech companies, Apple is reportedly exploring avenues where HealthKit could make an impact.

Apple gets the ball rolling on new iPads: report

Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen already under way.

The start-up superstar that had to leave Australia

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Ollo Wearables was the darling of the local start-up scene but for CEO Hugh Geiger the move to San Francisco was inevitable.

Samsung looks set to unveil its next big device

Facing pressure from Asian smartphone makers, Apple and now the South Korean government, the tech heavyweight is preparing to recapture the momentum.

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