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    If you asked me a couple of months ago, this should have been a Surface Book or at least a Surface Pro 4 review. I replace my devices annually and I had planned on getting the new Surface Pro 4 as a replacement for my Surface Pro 3 and when the Surface Book arrived, I decided to change my order to a Surface Book.

    So what changed? Well, lets give you some of the history:

    I wrote a series of 3 articles on the Surface Pro 3 which I moved to as my work machine. I've been looking at stylus access ...
    Published on 17th September 2015 by  Number of Views: 14078 
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    Another year, another version of iOS. However, little did people think that another version of iOS would run on the iPad 2!

    Released in early 2011, The iPad 2 has had quite a remarkably long life. It was sold alongside the iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad Air before being finally discontinued in 2014. However it lived on as the up until recently sold iPad Mini 1, which is merely a miniaturised iPad 2.

    The iPad 2 also lives on in its installed base, it was the iPad with the highest usage base until quite recently, and despite being overtaken by the iPad Air, it still holds a respectable usage share for a 4 and a half year old tablet.

    In 2012, people started ...
    Published on 16th September 2015 by  Number of Views: 8659 
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    Hi all, just a quick update this afternoon.

    As you all probably know, iOS 9 will be out in the early hours of Thursday morning.

    In case anyone has forgotten, Apple's main focus in iOS 9 was across four key areas: Apps, The iPad Experience, Intelligence and 'Foundation'.

    In terms of apps, there are multiple improvements to the built in apps, with a much improved notes app and improvements to mail and ...
    Published on 10th September 2015 by  Number of Views: 16071  2 Comments
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    Early this morning Apple held its 'Hey Siri, give us a hint' event. As the last minute rumours swirled, here in Australia those of us willing to sacrifice our sleep were waiting up for the live stream to start at 3am. We were treated to an interesting keynote focusing on the iPad, Apple TV and iPhone.

    The keynote started off on a different note this time. There was no time for Tim Cook's usual 'updates' on store openings and marketshare. Instead we were straight ...
    Published on 6th September 2015 by  Number of Views: 12154  4 Comments
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    As I watch Apple announce the next version of iOS at every WWDC, I usually start trying to think how much useful each announced feature will be, and almost every year I overestimate the usefulness of certain features by the time the software is actually released. So with the release of iOS 9 just around the corner, I thought I'd look over what major iOS 8 features I thought I would use, and compared what I thought to how much I actually used them.

    Photos - New Tagging, Search and Editing features.

    When iOS 8 was announced, I doubted I would use any of these new photos features. I ...
    Published on 2nd September 2015 by  Number of Views: 8461 
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    Welcome to the Thursday Morning News Roundup, covering the last week and a half of news.

    Last Thursday saw the biggest news we’ve had in recent times - Apple sent out press invitations for its much speculated September event. The iPhone 6S, a new Apple TV in addition to the release of iOS 9 and possibly OS X 10.11 are rumoured to be highlights of the event. The ...
    Published on 21st August 2015 by  Number of Views: 9561 
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    Good evening MacTalkers, Oldmacs here with your Friday night news update.

    As the spring public release of El Capitan draws closer, yesterday saw the release of OS X El Capitan Developer beta 7. Alongside the developer beta, Apple relaunched the El Capitan developer beta 5. Apple had presumably accidentally pushed out the 5th public beta on Tuesday, as the update briefly ...
    Published on 10th August 2015 by
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    Before we get going on the news, a big thank you to everyone for the well wishes on the safe arrival of our daughter Lara. Also thanks to OldMacs for stepping in with some news updates during my time away.

    As it happened it was not all that heavy a news period but today turns out to be a good day to step back in.

    Leading us off are reports that the next Apple event will be held on ...
    Published on 4th August 2015 by  Number of Views: 12529 
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    Hi everyone. As some of you would know, SRG is on a break from the news desk with the birth of his daughter so I'm going to try and do the news until his return, so feedback is welcome, I'm not very good at this sort of thing.

    To start off today, I'll do a quick recap of the last couple of days, then I'll do morning news as I can.

    The 6th beta of Mac OS X El Capitan (Build ...
    Published on 17th July 2015 by
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    Clearly the place to start today is the new range of iPods, which were released yesterday. An advantage in reporting on them today is that the tech sites have had a chance to play with them. The biggest update is to the iPod Touch, which sees a big processor jump and also an increase in its maximum size to a 128GB model. As you might expect now the device sports the same A8 chip as the iPhone ...

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