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UPDATED - Foldables: The new battleground for smartphone fads
Move over OLED screens, stylus pens and speaker quality, the new battle of the smartphones is in foldables.
IDC: Worst smartphone sales year ever
"Globally the smartphone market is a mess right now" as worldwide shipments down 4.9% in 4Q18 capping off the worst year ever.
ASB rolls out Apple Pay for secure contactless payments
ASB Bank has relented to the apparent seduction of Apple Pay and is now offering it to customers.
The message behind the Apple/Samsung iTunes partnership
Futuresource has released its perspective on what Samsung Smart TV’s new iTunes Movies and TV Show app means for Apple as a company.
Can it be trusted? Huawei’s founder speaks out
Ren Zhengfei spoke candidly in a recent media roundtable about security, 5G, his daughter’s detainment, the USA, and the West’s perception of Huawei.
iPhone XS Max costs average Kiwi 11.6 work days – world comparison
A new study has compared how long it will take the average worker in 42 countries to purchase Apple's newest iPhone - NZ doesn't do too bad.
IDC: PC shipments decline even in holiday quarter
The traditional PC market saw shipments decline 3.7% in 4Q18, although this was less than the expected 4.7%.
Headphones market revenue still on the rise, says Futuresource
Thanks to the desire for advanced features like noise-cancelling and true wireless, the revenue in headphones has grown 26% in 3Q18.
Hands-on review: Apple AirPods gives unbeatable convenience, but with trade-offs
Apple’s first wireless earphones, the AirPods, have been polarising to say the least.
Huawei and Oppo fastest growing handsets in Oz
Although they still are far from Apple and Samsung's numbers, the Chinese manufacturers are staking their claim on a piece of the Aussie market.
Mac malware on WatchGuard’s top ten list for first time
The report is based on data from active WatchGuard Firebox unified threat management appliances and covers the major malware campaigns.
Is Supermicro innocent? 3rd party test finds no malicious hardware
One of the larger scandals within IT circles took place this year with Bloomberg firing shots at Supermicro - now Supermicro is firing back.
IDC: Smartphone shipments ready to stabilise in 2019
IDC expects year-over-year shipment growth of 2.6% in 2019, while the world's largest market is still forecast to be down 8.8% in 2018.
The 2018 Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote
There was a lot to unpack at the Canalys APAC Channels Forum keynote. This long-form piece tries to cover all the most relevant points for A/NZ.
Hyperscalers hurling colossal capital at data centres
The old proverb ‘you have to spend money to make money’ could never be truer than in the hyperscale data centre industry.
Study claims Denmark has been misled by hyperscale data centres
Despite repeated assurances from Danish ministers, almost none of the new hyperscale data centres are reusing their waste heat.
Hands-on review: The iPhone Xs
The iPhone Xs is a win that brought numerous new and exciting features to the market.
The smartphone wars continue as shipments decline
This quarter saw a global 6% YoY decline in smartphone shipments, largely due to a 13% decline for market leader Samsung, but Xiaomi’s rise continues.
Apple revamps iPad Pro; introduces Apple Pencil as accessory
“The new iPad Pro is a huge step forward for powerful, creative, mobile computing," says Apple's Philip Schiller.
Apple's new Mac mini & MacBook Air greener than ever
Apple’s unstoppable juggernaut of product updates are set to roll out into stores next week – this time it’s the Mac mini and the MacBook Air that received the full makeover treatment.
Hands-on review: Apple Motion & Compressor
For the user looking to create absolutely stunning motion graphics at blazingly fast, real-time speed, look no further.
Hands-on review: The Final Cut Pro X 10.4 update
Apple has finally given users a way to colour grade and correct their projects.
Supermicro to test for spy chips, Apple & AWS call for retraction
Big feathers have been ruffled following the bombshell Chinese spy allegations, and now Supermicro has announced it will be conducting a review to prove its innocence.
Apple Pay “brandjacked” in new phishing attack
Cybercriminals are mimicking well-known companies, “brandjacking” them in a bid to infect computer systems and to steal sensitive data.