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Desire Set To Lift HTC Market Share

Despite the critics who cry stagnation, 2016 has seen the landscape of the smartphone world face unprecedented upheaval with even once-stable smartphone brands facing false-start after false-start and misfire after misfire. Apple has been dragged into rows with both sovereign governments and its own customers while Samsung’s gamble to seize the silicon throne blew up their faces. However,…

Google & Their Pixel Set To Hurt Apple, As Telstra & JB Hi Fi Go Hard

The slump in sales of Apple iPhones is starting to have an effect as all three carriers in Australia report that demand for the new iPhone 7 was not as strong as the iPhone 6. Another problem set to impact Apple is the release today by Google of their new Pixel smartphone which goes on…

Worldwide IT Spending Forecast To Reach US$3.5 Trillion Next Year

Gartner has forecast growth in worldwide IT spending next year, with software and IT services revenue leading the way. Spending will reach US$3.5 trillion in 2017, up 2.9 per cent year-on-year, according to the Gartner forecast. Software spending is forecast to grow 6 per cent this year to US$333 billion, and another 7.2 per cent…

Google Chief Picks Redflow For Across-Property Solar Energy

Google A/NZ engineering director Alan Noble is the first Australian customer to install Redflow’s new world market-leading ZCell batteries to deliver round-the-clock solar energy at his off-grid property in Willunga, SA, as Redflow – whose CEO/chairman is former NBN director Simon Hackett – has revealed. Previously mains power was available in only one corner of…

Microsoft Surface Pro Slammed In Massive Put Down

Microsoft’s Surface Pro has been slammed, literally, already plagued with display problems a leading US NFL coach was so frustrated with the Microsoft tablet device that he slammed it into the ground at a game being watched by millions. The putdown by leading New England Patriots’ Bill Belichick who also happens to be the most…

New TomTom Fitness Tracker Adds Fat And Muscle Analysis

A new fitness tracker from TomTom claims to be the first on the Australian market to combine body composition analysis with step, sleep and heart-rate tracking. Adding a feature typically only found in dedicated scales or expensive technology, users of the TomTom Touch will be able to receive measures of body fat and muscle mass…

Sammy Offers Galaxy Sweeteners In Bid To Keep Market Share

Australian telcos, primed by Samsung, are offering “sweeteners to Galaxy Note 7 customers” in a bid to prevent them switching to competitors, according to an Australian IT report. The report says Telstra, Optus and Vodafone are all giving customers who agree to recontract on a Samsung device $250 of credit. The Galaxy Note 7 may…

Apple Seeks OLED Supplier To Replace ‘Terrible’ iPhone Display

It’s a well-known fact that the iPhone has a terrible display screen. In fact, if you pick up a high-end smartphone these days and chances are it will have a crisp, energy-sipping organic LED display — unless it’s an iPhone. Now Apple who are desperately trying to slow a slump in demand for the iPhone’s…

Galaxy S7 Update Integrates Note 7 Features

Samsung has begun to roll some of the software upgrades offered by the Note 7 into their Galaxy S7 handset. Reports by users of both the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge say a new software update has seen users gain access to the customisable Always-On Display function originally introduced with the Note 7. It’s a notable value-add to both devices…

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