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  • Apple Lays Out Its Social Media Aspirations

    Apple CEO Tim Cook unequivocally tells PBS' Charlie Rose that the company has no plans to be in the social media business. "We have no plans to be in the social networking area," he tells Rose without hesitation.

  • Microsoft heads back to the desktop

    Microsoft has flopped on smartphones and tablets. At the same time, its Windows 8.x has continued to be such an abject failure, with a mere <a href="">13.4% share of the PC market</a>, that it's trailing even legendary fiasco Vista in market acceptance.

  • Will Apple Pay Take Off (and Take Down BYOD)?

    Lofty promises of a mobile electronic wallet have been around for a decade, only to crash down to earth as consumers continue to stick with the venerable plastic credit-card swipe. Will the newly unveiled Apple Pay be any different? There are signs Apple might be able to pull it off.

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    NBN Co completes penultimate satellite station

    NBN Co has completed construction of its ninth satellite ground station at Waroona in Western Australia as it builds out infrastructure to provide residents in remote and regional areas with high speed broadband services.

  • In pictures: CIO roundtable - Improving your digital intelligence

    CIOs gathered at Sydney's O Bar and Dining to discuss how they deal with the business disruption created by a new global digital economy.

  • The new Intel: Defining the future starts at the top

    Intel's executive leadership stepped it up at last week's Intel Developer Forum. I used to do speaker reviews for Intel. After Andrew Grove left, though, poorly prepped speakers, sloppy presentations and missed opportunities defined IDF, with folks changing their presentations right up until they went on stage. Intel found my speaker reviews too critical, so I wasn't asked to continue.

  • Savor Food iOS App Is a Social Network for Foodies

    When researching a new place for dinner, I typically focus on price, cuisine, location, reviews, noise level and availability. It would be cool, and valuable, to be able to discover new restaurants based on the popularity of their dishes.

  • iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch may make these 5 things irrelevant

    As I watched Apple's big unveiling of its new iPhones, Apple Pay, and Watch on Tuesday, I just had to start writing up an "endangered" list. My relationship with the following apps, devices and other stuff could come to an end once I get my hands on an iPhone 6 Plus and Watch. However, there is one gadget that no iOS device will likely topple in terms of my affections.

  • Twitter Erupts During Apple's iPhone and Watch Event

    As is often par for the course during an Apple event, Twitter along with much of the Internet went into overdrive earlier today as Apple unveiled two new iPhones with bigger screens and a new Apple Watch

  • iPhone 6 buyers may wait due to high cost

    Australians intending to buy Apple’s new iPhone 6 might delay their purchase due to the high cost, according to Telsyte.