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Believe the hype … Siri will transform the way we use our phones. Michael Nagle/Getty Images/AFP

Apple’s iPhone 4S is a game changer … Siri-ously

The recent release of the Apple iPhone 4S was met with some disappointment because it wasn’t the iPhone 5. Curiously, people seemed to be most disappointed that the shape of the phone hadn’t changed. What…
Ritchie created the C programming language and used it to create the operating system Unix. Both developments underpin modern computing, experts say. Flickr/mrbill

Dennis Ritchie, father of modern computer programming, dies

Dennis Ritchie, whose invention of the Unix operating system and programing language C paved the way for the creation of…
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…
Apple founder Steve Jobs revolutionised our relationship with computers and phones, experts say. AAP

Apple founder Steve Jobs dead

Apple founder Steve Jobs, widely seen as one of tech industry’s most influential figures, has died after a battle with cancer…
Stepping into the shoes of Steve Jobs was never going to be easy. EPA

The iPhone 4S: has Tim Cook started his tenure as Apple CEO with a dud?

If Steve Jobs’ illness wasn’t so apparent, one could be forgiven for thinking he had deliberately left Apple when he did to avoid making the “Let’s Talk iPhone” announcements. Instead, it was left to Apple’s…
Grindr is an app that allows gay men to meet up for … fun and friendship. flickr/nathaninsandiego

Grindr, Blendr and why gays get all the cool stuff first

The second Stephen Fry mentioned Grindr on Top Gear of course its popularity surged. Not only did the app – designed to help homosexual blokes hook up with those geographically convenient – surge in popularity…
Mobile phone tracking could be used to better coordinate aid distribution during natural disasters. Flickr/United Nations Photo

Mobile phone tracking could revolutionise disaster aid response

Mobile phones could track human movement during disasters or disease outbreaks, directing authorities in real time to where…
Has TeaMp0isoN missed the point with its latest hacking stunt? Kerim Okten/AAP

Hackers squeeze BlackBerry for spilling juice on London riots

The hacking of BlackBerry’s official blog by the mysterious collective TeaMp0isoN raises serious questions. This black-hat hacking group, founded in 2009, has so far claimed responsibility for more than…
If you’re concerned about the data on your phone, there are a few things you can do. Daniel Barry/EPA

Seriously, how private is the data on your iPhone?

The Apple iPhone feature of logging and storing users’ location information has attracted worldwide attention. But discussions about location privacy aside, a more basic question needs to be asked: how…
Rupert Murdoch’s News Limited will charge readers for access to certain online content on the Australian, the Daily Telegraph and the Herald Sun after October. AAP

News Ltd announces pay wall plan as newspapers struggle online

Media giant News Limited will charge for online access to its broadsheet paper The Australian after October and for certain…
Apple might not use location information for its own benefit, so why collect it? AAP

Is Steve Jobs right about iPhone tracking?

Steve Jobs, Apple CEO, hit back at reports yesterday that the company’s iPhones track the movements of its 100 million users. The charge was that Apple was storing a database of this information, to which…

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