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Slimmed down before the Christmas binge. Apple’s latest iPads. Slimmed down before the Christmas binge. Apple’s latest iPads.

Slim iPad and new hardware show Apple can still innovate

Is it time to reappraise the idea that Apple is incapable of innovation in the post Jobs era? The company has failed to introduce a game changing consumer device since the iPad but its latest range contains…
Apple share price has been punished after unveilling disappointing first quarter earnings, but its “cool” status has taken a bigger hit. Apple share price has been punished after unveilling disappointing first quarter earnings, but its “cool” status has taken a bigger hit.

No longer a brand apart: getting to the core of Apple’s share price slump

The stockmarket was hoping for great things from Apple’s earnings announcement for the December quarter. Most of all, they were hoping for something that would turn around a four month slide in Apple’s…
After launching with fanfare less than two years ago, News Corporation’s iPad newspaper, The Daily, will close after failing to attract a large enough audience. After launching with fanfare less than two years ago, News Corporation’s iPad newspaper, The Daily, will close after failing to attract a large enough audience. AAP

The Daily didn’t work, but it’s not the end for news on tablets

The Daily was launched in February 2011 to great fanfare. It was the first iPad only newspaper (although it did have a web mirror but that was just for sharing). It had a simple price, $1 per week, and…
Ropey for writing on … but still easy to fall in love with. Ropey for writing on … but still easy to fall in love with. ebayink

Finger-flicking good: have digital tablets become essential?

The onward march of digital tablets looks incontestable. Tablets are now threatening sales of personal computers in K-12 education in the USA. And the forthcoming launch of a new kiddie-tablet called Tabeo…
The jury is still out over the environmental impacts of eReaders versus paper books. The jury is still out over the environmental impacts of eReaders versus paper books. Julie Falk

Weighing the environmental costs: buy an eReader, or a shelf of books?

Bookshelves towering floor to ceiling filled with weighty tomes, or one book-sized device holding hundreds of “books” in electronic form: which one of these options for the voracious reader creates the…
It’s got new cameras, a new screen and it generated plenty of old-fashioned launch hype. It’s got new cameras, a new screen and it generated plenty of old-fashioned launch hype. Apple

Apple’s new iPad is no game-changer … but does that really matter?

Ever since the death of Steve Jobs, interested onlookers have been watching for the first missteps in Apple’s seemingly faultless journey to becoming the world’s most valued and valuable company. Because…
The days of bulky textbooks could soon be behind us. The days of bulky textbooks could soon be behind us. Apple

Teaching with tech: could iBooks Author spark an education revolution?

Late last week, Apple announced the launch of a new piece of software, iBooks Author, and a new version of its eBook reader, iBooks 2. It’s a development that promises to accelerate the move to interactive…
Steve Jobs discussed iOS5 in one of his final public appearances. Steve Jobs discussed iOS5 in one of his final public appearances. AFP/Kimihiro Hoshino

iOS 5 is a leap forward for Apple … once you get past Error 3200

Apple has made a series of releases today, including an upgrade to its iPhone and iPad operating system iOS 5, the introduction of iCloud, its cloud storage service and, in the US, its new music matching…
Jobs’s influence on the “iGeneration” has been profound. Jobs’s influence on the “iGeneration” has been profound. Kimiro Hoshino/AFP

Steve Jobs transformed our lives: now he’s dead this changes everything

More than one commentator has noted the poignant irony of learning today of the death of Steve Jobs on a product the founder and former CEO of Apple created. Millions of people around the world, writing…
Apple’s “visionary and creative genius” has died at the age of 56. Apple’s “visionary and creative genius” has died at the age of 56. Apple

RiP Steve Jobs – the CEO we felt we knew

Apple founder Steve Jobs, one of the technology industry’s most influential figures, has died after a battle with cancer, at 56. In a brief statement, the company announced his death without giving a specific…
The battles currently being waged raise serious questions about patent law. The battles currently being waged raise serious questions about patent law. Yonhap/AAPIMAGE

Samsung Galaxy Tab vs Apple iPad: the tablet patent wars hit Australia

The mobile patent wars, it seems, have reached Australian shores. On Monday, representatives of Apple and Samsung were in the Australian Federal Court, fighting it out over Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablet…

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