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IDC: Global personal computing market sees growth bump
Year-over-year growth during the quarter reached 4.7%, which was notably higher than expected.
Apple updates MacBooks for uni students
Barely two months since its last spruce-up, Apple is giving the MacBook Pro yet another update – while the MacBook Air has also had an upgrade.
Hands-on review: In the age of smart TVs, how relevant is the 4K Apple TV?
Apple proves that the devil is in the details - and an unmatched user interface.
IDC: Earwear and watches driving wearables market
Smartwatches and ear-worn devices will account for more than 70% of the 200 million wearables shipped by 2023.
A detailed look at the global wearables market
ResearchAndMarkets.com released a new report, providing a comprehensive examination of the state of the wearables market for the next five years.
Apple recalls 2015 MacBook Pros because they could catch fire
Apple has issued a worldwide recall of older MacBook Pros, due to serious battery overheating and fire risks.
PC market back on the downslide, says IDC
New Zealand PC market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC New Zealand reports.
Apple gets serious about enterprise & security features
Features include new BYOD policies, managed Apple IDs, security enhancements, and even an app that allows users to find their phone or their friends.
GlobalData: Automated home device spend to hit $75bn by 2025
According to the company’s latest report, much of that growth will be driven by two types of devices: smart thermostats and smart speakers.
watchOS 6 preview brings Watch-only apps, new faces, and features
“watchOS 6 extends our commitment to helping users better manage their health and fitness with powerful and personal new tools.”
Smartwatches drive wearables market, up 55%
Ongoing demand fuels a strong growth trajectory for wearable devices in Q1 2019 with wrist-worn and ear-worn leading the market, according to IDC.
Apple’s new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR
Apple introduced the all-new Mac Pro, a redesigned workstation for pros.
Apple previews macOS Catalina
New security features keep users better protected and voice control lets users control their Mac entirely with their voice.
Apple iOS 13 preview: Dark Mode, Sign In with Apple, all-new Maps
iOS 13 is faster and more responsive with optimisations across the system that improve app launch, reduce app download sizes and make Face ID faster.
New iPadOS powers unique experiences designed for iPad
“iPadOS delivers exciting features, including a new Home screen with widgets, more powerful multitasking and new tools."
Gartner: smartphone sales still suffering
Australia, sales down 10.2% in 1Q19, but New Zealand sales grew slightly by 1.3%.
The world thought the iPod touch was dead: 'Nope', says Apple
It has been four years since Apple released the 6th generation iPod touch, so clearly Apple thinks there’s still life in the iPod yet.
Hands-on review: The 2018 MacBook Air
The 2018 MacBook Air looks completely different from its predecessor. They managed to capture the essence of what made the Air special, and then they took all of that and made it more compact.
Hands-on review: iPhone XS Max is a luxury phone
The XS Max’s RRP puts it squarely in the premium market and is definitely one of the priciest you can get.
Hands-on review: Is the Apple Watch 4 worth the price?
Apple’s flagship wearable device, the Apple Watch, is generally touted as the gold standard for what wearables should be able to achieve today.
Apple brings 8-core processors to MacBook Pro
The addition of 8th- and 9th-generation Intel Core processors will deliver 40% more performance than a 6-core Pro.
Hands-on review: Playing the long game with the The iPhone XR
The red XR is a rare case of having a phone that’s ‘too pretty to be covered’ - and it’s not hard to see why.
IDC: Apple slips to third behind Huawei in smartphone market
Huawei is now within striking distance of Samsung at the top of the global market.
Hands-on review: The Apple iPad Pro, five months on
Apple claimed that the new iPad Pro is faster than 92% of portable PCs on the market. I was surprised when I found that to be true.