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D-Link Cobra modem router review – blazing speed and coverage for modern users

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D-Link’s new modem router – the AC5300 MU-MIMO Cobra – is the fastest it has ever produced and it’s designed to deliver fast Wi-Fi speeds especially for NBN customers. The Cobra DSL-5300 has a built-in VDSL2 and ADSL2+ modem along with a dedicated Gigabit WAN (wide area network) port and four Gigabit LAN (local area network) ports. The product has an aggressive design with eight …

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Netgear Powerline Wi-Fi review – the range extender that uses your power lines

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Improving connectivity in our home is always an important mission for customers everywhere and Netgear has introduced a product that utilises your power lines for a fast connection. The Netgear Powerline Wi-Fi is a simple plug-in solution that uses your home’s electrical wiring to link to your modem or router. The product consists of two adapters – a powerline adapter that connects to your modem …

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Is Foxtel Now worth using after the Game of Thrones meltdown

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Game of Thrones is back for Season 7 but Foxtel Now crashed under the weight of demand for the show. But is the Foxtel Now service still worth considering after the issues it experienced? The answer is yes. The outage was traced back to HBO’s central distribution server. HBO is extremely protective of Game of Thrones and insisted it would be streamed from one place rather …

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Logitech MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse review

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Logitech has created a powerful duo with the MK850 Performance Wireless Keyboard and Mouse to make the everyday task of using a computer and mobile devices even easier. There also designed to be comfortable as well with the keyboard providing a cushioned palm rest for full wrist support. It also has a curved keyframe to offer a more natural typing position and adjustable legs allows …

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iPad Pro 10.5-inch review – better, faster and a genuine laptop replacement

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The iPad Pro was already a powerful device and it’s just got even better with the release of a slick new 10.5-inch model which now features improvements across the board to make mobile usage better than ever. The new 10.5-inch screen size means you’re getting almost 20 per cent more screen yet only a minimal increase in the device’s overall size. The iPad Pro range …

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Dragon Professional dictation software review – say it instead of typing it

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I didn’t type this story. I used my voice to write it. And I did that with Dragon Professional from Nuance which has remarkable speech recognition technology so you can say it instead of type it. It’s common knowledge that we can talk faster than we can type and Dragon Professional allows you to take advantage of that fact so you can complete your documents …

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Apple’s 2017 iMac review – a dramatic update that will impress every type of user

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The iMac has undergone its biggest update ever. The stylish desktop computer is brighter, faster and better than ever before and packs quite a bit of grunt behind its sleek good looks. Unveiled at Apple’s worldwide developers conference in San Jose, the iMac family has had some dramatic improvements that will make it attractive to both professionals and consumers. On the design front, there’s not …

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Canon PIXMA Endurance G4600 printer review – never buy a new ink cartridge again

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One of the biggest frustrations with any inkjet printer is the constant need to replace expensive ink cartridges but that’s not an issue with the new Canon PIXMA Endurance G4600 printer. It always seems to happen that whenever you need something printed – you’re out of ink and need to dash to the store. This is particularly true in a household with students or in …

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Logitech Spotlight review – the device that will help you nail your presentation

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If you’ve ever had to give a presentation you know there’s a lot of work to do beforehand. But one thing that will help you nail your performance is a handy controller like the Logitech Spotlight. Spotlight works with Mac and Windows computers and can also connect to tablets and smartphones as well so you can control your presentation no matter which device you choose …

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Logitech BRIO review – the webcam that brings 4K quality for your video chats

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We’re now living in a 4K world – our content, our TVs, our computers and even some mobile devices have ultra-high definition screens and now Logitech has released a 4K webcam called BRIO. The device can sit on top of a monitor or laptop or also positioned on a tripod and can provide sharp video with excellent colour and audio. The Logitech BRIO webcam can …

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Netgear Nighthawk X10 review – a router with the speed and range to meet our modern needs

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If you want a great wi-fi network at home – you need a great router. It’s as simple as that. One router that can certainly be hailed as great is Netgear’s new Nighthawk X10 which can provide combined wireless speeds of up to 7.2Gbps. The “Netflix effect” has made customers take more notice of their wi-fi networks than ever before so they can stream 4K …

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Meet SCOTTeVEST – the jacket that has room for your laptop and all your gadgets

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We carry a lot of gadgets around with us and usually that means we need a bag to fit all that stuff. But not anymore thanks to the SCOTTeVEST jacket which has numerous pockets to store all your items. SCOTTeVEST makes jackets and vests for men and women that addresses the fact that 21st century customers have more devices than ever before. Regular apparel manufacturers …

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Optus Home Wireless Broadband offers a reliable connection that’s easy to set up

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Optus has introduced a new home broadband option that’s affordable, flexible and easy to set up because it utilises the company’s high-speed 4G network to connect you to the internet. Usually it takes a lot of time and effort to organise a fixed home broadband connection – you need to have a technician around to establish the connection and connect the modem. And you need …

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Netgear Orbi tri-band wi-fi system review – a wider and faster network that’s easy to set up

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A fast and reliable wireless connection in our homes is more important than ever and Netgear’s new Orbi system has come to the rescue to offer greater coverage everywhere. Orbi is the world’s first tri-band mesh home wi-fi system that creates a network that can cover up to 370 square metres. With the average size of an Australian home at about 215 square metres – …

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Apple MacBook Pro review – cool new features added but others taken away

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Apple’s new MacBook Pro introduces numerous improvements including the all-new Touch Bar and is stunningly thinner, lighter and smaller than the previous version of the popular laptop. But while Apple giveth, it also taketh away. There is no questioning the stunning design and the slick overall look and feel. It’s a product that only Apple could have made. Yet it seems like something had to …

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