Many of the challenges faced by social media companies come down to failures of design.
Tech companies are beginning to recognise that there is an ethical dimension to their work, and that they have some responsibility for the well-being of their users.
Apple’s expertise isn’t in operating theme parks.
Acquiring companies that don't complement the main business went out of fashion more than a decade ago.
Kids shouldn’t be expected to self-regulate the amount of time they spend on the device. And parents are finding it tougher and tougher to impose limits.
The problem isn't kids owning smartphones. But when daily use exceeds two hours a day, mental health issues start to crop up.
An artist’s depiction of the new Apple store proposed for Federation Square.
Apple’s interest in Federation Square, and in co-opting the idea of the public square in general, goes beyond the quest for profit.
See it, touch it, smell it, buy it.
They engage with your senses and subconscious.
Should you be worried that tech giants are making huge investments in cultural content?
Who should be allowed inside?
Scholars dig in to the debate on whether police should be able to defeat or circumvent encryption systems.
One happy customer.
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Why do so many people queue overnight (or longer) for an over-priced, at best incrementally-changed gadget?
The iPhone X’s big new features come with a high price tag.
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Apple's latest iPhone sold out within minutes of its launch, but questions still remain about whether that pace of demand will continue and, if so, whether the company's supply chain will be able to keep up.
Are you someone who needs the latest gadgets?
Will you buy the new iPhone straight away?
Or do you buy your smartphone based on its cost-benefits? Either way Apple might be using your own psychology against you.
The popularity of the corporate campus over the past fifty years suggests the form is here to stay.
What attaches us so deeply to our phones?
Why we love our phones so much might be related to our basic yearnings as human beings, explains a scholar, who is also a pastor.
As the iPhone X rolls out, there are plenty of security expectations and concerns waiting to be verified by users and researchers.
While security researchers are yet to perform a thorough analysis of iOS 11 and Face ID, past issues with the hardware and software of the iPhone point to areas of potential concern.
Apple seeks out the high ground.
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The tech giant has doubled down on its strategy of exclusivity, but does it risk weakening its position in emerging markets?
A lot of tech companies are betting on augmented reality.
Apple's iPhone X is here, which means its push into augmented reality begins in earnest.
Many accused Delta, shown here over Tampa in 2014, and other carriers of price gouging ahead of Irma, but it’s just business as normal.
Some consumers were alarmed that airlines were charging thousands of dollars to get out of the hurricane's path. That's actually business as usual for more and more companies.
It feels like we've seen less progress on charge time than almost anything else in smartphones. Could software efficiency be the answer?
A smashed screen is just a hazard of having a smartphone.
The guarantees in Australian Consumer Law trump your new phone contract's fine print.
Foxconn was nominated for the 2011 Public Eye Award, which produced this image as part of its campaign to end labour exploitation.
The first ten years of the iPhone has been a bloody decade of labour abuse, especially in Chinese factories such as those run by Foxconn, the world’s largest electronics manufacturer.
How safe is it to use an iPhone?
Some of the iPhone's innovations have made users less secure.