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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.
Chinese espionage: Sweating Apple insists breach allegations are ‘not true’
The dust still hasn't settled on the report that caused Supermicro's stocks to collapse, and now Apple is stressing its innocence.
Hands-on review: The 2018 MacBook Pro - mesmerising design with a powerful punch
Nothing will ever feel as good as opening the box of a brand new MacBook.
Supermicro, Apple, & Amazon vs crippling scandal – who’s lying?
A report has exploded claiming Chinese spies have managed to plant backdoors into servers sold from Supermicro to some of the world's biggest players - all of whom deny it.
Apple Watch Series 4 offers fall detection and emergency alerts
Apple is now up to Series 4 of the Apple Watch, and this time the company has opted to boost fitness capabilities to the point where the watch can detect hard falls and detect if you have a heart condition.
Apple unleashes iPhone XR, Xs, and Xs Max
Tech enthusiasts and general Apple fans won’t have to venture too far in any direction before they encounter the word iPhone today, as Apple unveils three different new iPhones and a new Apple Watch today.
Apple still on top as wearables market grows worldwide
Apple’s share of the market continues to grow along with Chinese competitors Xiaomi and Huawei. Fitbit still in decline.
Synnex AU adds TaaS solution and Apple CTO platform
Synnex Australia adds a tech-as-a-service solution to let partners supply anything as a managed service, plus the Apple configure to order platform.