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Apple releases iPhone 8 (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition to fund the fight against AIDS


Apple has announced the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Editions with a remarkable red glass enclosure with a portion of the profits going directly to the Global Fund to assist people living with HIV/AIDS. The new (PRODUCT)RED iPhones will be available on Friday, April 13 in selected countries including Australia and New Zealand with pre-orders kicking off tonight at 10:30 PM AEST. …

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iMate can charge and sync all of your Apple products at the same time


Loyal Apple users with a MacBook, iMac, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch can only dream about having one device that can charge and sync them all. Well, imagine no more – the iMate can do it all. The Kickstarter project has easily exceeded its funding goal weeks ahead of its deadline with an expected release in May. The device lets you charge and sync all …

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Apple sixth-generation 9.7-inch iPad review – more bang for your buck with Apple Pencil support


Apple’s sixth generation iPad is a leap forward even from the previous model thanks to a faster processor and support for Apple Pencil which previously only worked with the more expensive iPad Pro. Unveiled by Apple at last week’s education event in Chicago, the new 9.7-inch iPad now has even more impressive abilities. And despite being targeted at education, it is a device everyone can …

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Apple’s new iOS 11.3 update for iPhone and iPad is available now


Apple’s new iOS 11.3 software update is available now and brings with it new features including increased visibility of battery health, improved AR experiences and new animojis. The free update also offers access to personal health records in the Health app and more ways to monitor the performance of your iPhone. To install iOS 11.3 you need to head over to Settings > General > …

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We went back to school with the new iPad after Apple’s education event


Attending the Apple education event in Chicago was like going back to school and imagining what would have been possible if we had an iPad way back when we were students. After the keynote held in the auditorium of the Lane Prep High School we were issued with individual class timetables to see demonstrations of how the new iPad with Apple Pencil support and the …

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Apple’s launches new iPad with Apple Pencil support and powerful educational programs and apps


Apple has introduced a new 9.7-inch iPad that will support Apple Pencil and unveiled a range of new apps and capabilities to help teachers inspire and empower their students. The company has recognised the digital classroom of the 21st century can unleash creativity using the hugely popular iPad and the many apps designed especially for education. The new products and apps were introduced by Apple …

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Apple’s Chicago Store provides a preview of what we can expect at Melbourne’s Federation Square


Apple’s new generation of stores are not just a place where you can buy the company’s latest products –  they’ve become gathering spots for the local community and a way to create a deeper connection with the city. Tech Guide took a tour of the recently opened Chicago Apple Store on Michigan Avenue, located between Pioneer Court and the Chicago riverfront. Apple already has plans …

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What we can expect to see at Apple’s education event this week

Apple's popular iPad Pro - 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch models

This week Apple is holding a special education-related event. How do we know that? It’s being held in a Chicago high school and there’s an excellent chance there will be new products unveiled. The event invitation issued to the media said: “Let’s take a field trip”. It will be held at Lane Tech College Prep High School and kicks off at 10am (2am Sydney time). …

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Give your Apple Watch a new season look with the latest watch band collection


Apple Watch owners can spruce up their device with the 2018 autumn collection of Apple Watch bands that include a number of new colours and unique designs. There are new bands for Apple Watch, Apple Watch Nike+ and Apple Watch Hermes. For Apple Watch, the updates include woven nylon bands with a stripe that alternates white with colour. Apple Watch Series 3 (GPS + Cellular …

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Apple to kick off Worldwide Developers Conference on June 4 – here’s what we can expect to see


Apple has announced it will be hosting the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose from June 4 when we will see the latest software updates as well as new products. It will be the 29th annual WWDC and will take place at the McEnery Convention Centre where the world’s best developers will hear about the latest operating system upgrades. Apple CEO Tim Cook will kick …

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Apple’s HomePod can now stream your favourite ABC radio stations


Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker has learned some new abilities with users now able to access and live stream numerous ABC radio stations just by asking Siri. HomePod naturally works incredibly well with Apple Music when requesting songs, artists, playlists and various types of music. And it also sounds amazing as well thanks to the onboard technology that optimises the audio quality based on where …

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Australian smartphone and smartwatch sales on the rise and so are mobile payments


Australian smartphone sales grew in 2017 with year-on-year figures showing an 11 per cent increase for a total of 9.2 million units and taking the total number of smartphone users to more than 19.3 million, according to figures from Telsyte.  Smartwatch sales also increased and for the first time have overtaken smart wristband sales. And it’s no surprise to hear mobile payments are also growing …

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Apple HomePod review – stunning speaker combining intelligence of Siri and Apple Music


Apple has packed a lot of innovative technology into its new HomePod speaker so your music sounds amazing – but it’s also smart speaker and can also control your smart home accessories as well. The timing of Apple’s HomePod release (it was originally due to land in December but was delayed till February) came at an interesting time when we already had Google Home and …

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Apple explains how iPhone performance and battery management will work with iOS 11.3


Apple has revealed an insight into its upcoming iOS 11.3 update which will give iPhone users the ability to monitor their battery’s health and have a greater understanding about how it will affect the device’s performance. Apple published a support document on its website outlining iPhone battery and performance and an explanation about how batteries chemically age. The company is also pointed out how it’s …

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What you need to do if you lose one of your Apple AirPods


Apple’s AirPods are great – until you lose one. That’s exactly what happened to us in an elevator of all places. Our left AirPod fell out – bounced once and slipped straight into the crack between the floor and the elevator. If I sat there and had 100 attempts at that shot I would have missed the 3cm gap every time. But not this time, …

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Sneak peek of iOS 11.3 which adds new animojis and checks iPhone battery health


Apple has provided a sneak peek at its upcoming iOS 11.3 update which will have a number of new features including the ability to check your iPhone’s battery health and choosing whether to accept Apple’s power management system. This update will also include for new animojis – a dragon, bear, skull and a lion. Emilia Clarke, the Game of Thrones star who plays the “mother …

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Apple’s new HomePod smart speaker will be available on February 9


Apples highly-anticipated HomePod smart speaker goes on sale on Friday, February 9 with pre-orders kicking off for Australian customers this Saturday, January 27. HomePod will be priced at $499 and can be controlled by Siri using your voice to play your music, send a message, set a timer, play a podcast and check the news, sports, weather and traffic. The device can also be used …

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Apple CEO Tim Cook says “we should have been clearer” over iPhone slowdown


Apple CEO Tim Cook has opened up and apologized to customers in a TV interview about the controversy surrounding the battery issues and iPhone slowdowns saying “we should have been clearer”. “Our actions were always the purest,” Mr Cook said in an exclusive interview on ABC News in the US. The Apple boss also said the company was introducing a system update to monitor the …

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Apple enjoys a record-breaking holiday season in the App Store


Apple has had a record-breaking holiday season as customers downloaded more apps and games than ever before culminating on New Year’s Day with purchases totalling more than $US300 million. Starting on Christmas Eve, there were a record number of purchases and app downloads from the App Store totalling more than $US890 million in that seven-day period. “We are thrilled with the reaction to the new …

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Analysts predict Apple is likely to acquire Netflix in 2018


One of the standout predictions by business analysts for 2018 is that tech giant Apple is likely to buy the world’s number one subscription video on demand service Netflix. According to Citi analysts, there is a 40 per cent chance Apple will acquire Netflix. And it could be all thanks to US President Donald Trump and his new tax laws. Under these new tax rules, …

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