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Where to Buy the Apple Watch 3

The Apple Watch Series 3 was announced at Apple’s September 2017 launch event, and brings with it a handful of tweaks and features, including one big one: the option for a version with its own cellular connectivity. So, if the new Apple Watch has piqued your interest, where can you get one? Here are all the places you can pick up an Apple Watch 3, with or without the cellular data option. It’s worth noting that pre-orders only start from…

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Tech Advisor November 2017 Digital Edition

In the November issue Choosing the best laptop can be difficult these days. With companies like Dell, HP, Acer and Apple continually launching updates of popular notebooks and expansions of product lines, we’re all but swimming in options right now. If you’re having trouble finding your perfect portable partner we’re here to help – our round-up reveals the best models on the market. Also this issue, Google has finally unveiled the final version of Android O – we reveal every…

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Samsung launches bug bounty program for mobile devices

Sarah Tew | CNET Samsung has launched a bug bounty program to find and neutralize bugs impacting the firm’s mobile platform. On Wednesday, the company said the new scheme focuses on mobile devices and their firmware, including the Galaxy S series, the Note series, Galaxy A and J product lines, and the Galaxy Tab. In total, 38 mobile devices have been included in the bug bounty, ranging from low-end to premium mobile devices manufactured by the South Korean electronics giant.…

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Google’s Pixel 2 will finally be revealed on October 4

Last year, Google made a big splash with its first Pixel smartphone (well, as much of a splash as a non-water resistant handset can make), and now it appears that we’re only a few weeks away from seeing its much-anticipated follow up, expected to be dubbed the Google Pixel 2.  Spotted by a Droid Life reader, a new billboard has appeared in Boston with the words “Ask more of your phone” in large lettering, followed by the Google logo and…

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Apple Watch Buying Guide 2017: Best Model, Size, Material and Strap

Which Apple Watch should you buy? The range of models, materials, colours and straps was baffling enough even before the new Apple Watch 3 was unveiled, which has made things even more complicated. Here, we help you choose between Apple Watch Series 1,2, and 3, and which models within those will be best for you. The Apple Watch made a big splash when it launched in 2015, and was one of the hottest Christmas presents that year. It later saw a…

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Telco national security Bill passes Parliament

The Australian House of Representatives has passed the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016, with the Telecommunications Sector Security Reforms (TSSR) to establish a framework for national security threats within the telco industry. The lower house’s approval follows the Senate last month passing the Bill after accepting all recommendations made by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS). Communications Minister Mitch Fifield and Attorney-General George Brandis in August said the TSSR has an emphasis on “the shared…

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The 10 best 2-in-1 laptops of 2017: the best hybrid laptops ranked

Update: Having joined the ranks of our best 2-in-1 laptop list, our latest addition proves that premium Chromebooks don’t have to break the bank. Read on to number 2 to find out more about the Asus Chromebook Flip! With a brand-new batch of Surface devices , it’s only a matter of time before Panos Panay and the gang are bound to shake up our pick of the best 2-in-1 laptops. Until then, if you need one of the top 2-in-1…

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How to get the beta of macOS High Sierra

The final release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra will be available from 25 September 2017, but the developer beta and the public beta of macOS High Sierra are available now. In this article we will show you how to get the beta of macOS High Sierra on your Mac. If you want to download and install the final version of High Sierra read this article, which includes information on the steps you should take before installing if you want to avoid any…

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AirPods Latest News: UK availability, pricing, specs and features

Apple’s wireless AirPods were first announced alongside the headphone jack-less iPhone 7 back in September 2016. The headphones went on-sale in December 2016 following a two-month delay, and even nine months after launch, they’re still difficult to buy. Here, we discuss what the AirPods offer, how much they cost, where you can find them, and all the latest information about the AirPods wireless charging case announced at Apple’s iPhone 8 event.  If you’re on the market for a pair of wireless…

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​Oracle joins the Kubernetes movement

Is open-source software really free? At The Linux Foundation’s Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Foundation and Oracle, announced that it was joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Platinum Member. In addition, Oracle is releasing Kubernetes on Oracle Linux. With this move, as Zemlin noted “six of the largest clouds are now running Kubernetes.” Kubernetes is the industry-leading, open-source container orchestration and management platform. It’s rapidly emerging as the standard for…

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10 best gaming laptops 2017: top gaming notebook reviews

No matter how much you want one, you might be a little standoffish when it comes to buying a gaming laptop. After all, you might feel as though you’re sacrificing staple laptop features – like convertible form factors – in favor of better graphics performance. But, as Acer has exemplified with the , that certainly doesn’t have to be the case. Today, the best gaming laptops take on many different appearances, with a wide variety of manufacturers putting them out.…

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Apple Watch Series 3 launch: As it happened

Apple sent out invitations to a press event on 12 September 2017 where many assumed we’d see the reveal of the iPhone 8, alongside the highly-anticipated iPhone X. While these did make an appearance during the event, they were not alone: Apple also announced the Apple Watch Series 3, offering a range of upgrades compared to the Series 2. Here, we discuss the Apple Watch Series 3 announcement and show you how you can re-watch the announcement any time you…

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Apple’s iPhone 8, iPhone X, Apple Watch, augmented reality: What it all means for business

Apple’s launch of the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X will grab headlines, spur debates over specs, features and pricing and probably extend the use of the Apple Watch, but there’s a lot more to digest. Here’s a look at everything business pros need to know about Apple’s iPhone event and what it all means. Don’t be distracted by the hardware. This iPhone event was all about the roadmap, catching up on AI, developing another line and augmented…

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The Evil Within 2 release date, news and trailer

Update: It’s just one more month until The Evil Within 2 brings the scares and there’s a brand new gameplay trailer available that’ll give you a much better idea of what to expect from the game. Showing shots from a variety of points in the game, the trailer gives us a glimpse at plenty of action, frightening monsters and creepy locations. Watch it for yourself below: Original article continues below… As many hoped and suspected, The Evil Within 2 was…

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macOS High Sierra release date, , new features and compatibility

Apple gave us a preview of macOS High Sierra, the newest version of its Mac and MacBook operating system, at WWDC in June 2017. The updated software, which will launch to the public in September and is currently in beta testing, brings new core technologies, opportunities for developers looking to jump on the VR bandwagon, and refinements to apps such as Safari, Photos and Mail. In this article we’ve got everything you need to know about High Sierra: interface changes,…

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Apple TV 4K News: UK Price, Release Date & Specs

At its September 2017 event, Apple unveiled a new, fifth-generation Apple TV device, which will bring new features like 4K and HDR to Apple TV for the first time. Here’s everything we know about Apple TV 4K, including the specs, features, release date, and price. For more information, don’t forget to check out our Apple TV 4K preview. If you’re looking for information about the fourth-gen Apple TV, unveiled by Apple in 2015, we’ve got plenty of details, including pricing and the best places…

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One in six NBN HFC households cannot order a service: Rowland

Almost 250,000 premises were stuck in “service class zero” limbo as of the end of June, the National Broadband Network (NBN) company has revealed. In response to a Senate Estimates Question on Notice, NBN said hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) connections make up the bulk of the service class zero collection, which comprises premises that cannot connect despite the rest of their region being able to order NBN services. Across HFC, 132,691 premises are classified as such. Fibre-to-the-node (FttN) and fibre-to-the-basement (FttB)…

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Best phones in Australia 2017: the 10 top smartphones we’ve tested

Update: An all-new ‘coming soon’ section has been added to our list of the best phones in Australia 2017, including details on the newly-announced iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Find out more on Page 11. If you’re interested in Apple’s flagship handset, then perhaps you’d be more interested in our best iPhone list. Alternatively, if you prefer Google’s OS, then our best Android phone roundup should be right up your alley. 2016 was a stellar year for…

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Apple Watch Series 3 announcement: As it happened

Apple sent out invitations to a press event on 12 September 2017 where many assumed we’d see the reveal of the iPhone 8, alongside the highly-anticipated iPhone X. While these did make an appearance during the event, they were not alone: Apple also announced the Apple Watch Series 3, offering a range of upgrades compared to the Series 2. Here, we discuss the Apple Watch Series 3 announcement and show you how you can re-watch the announcement any time you…

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Apple Watch Series 3 Launches: UK Release Date, Price, Features, Specs

Apple unveiled its new Apple Watch Series 3 smartwatch at a press event tonight, alongside new iPhones and the Apple TV 4K. The Series 3 looks the same as the Series 2 (no bad thing as far as we’re concerned), so those dreams of a round watch face have been crushed. But there are some major changes under the hood. In this article we cover the specs, new features, release date and pricing of the Apple Watch Series 3. Design…

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