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  • Podcast: EFTM #016

    Our exclusive review of the all-new Apple HomePod – the boys discuss everything from the sound to the smarts of this $499 new Apple device. Winter Olympics – does anyone care? Is the problem we are a summer nation? South Australia’s bold power plan with solar for 50,000 homes...
  • Inside Apple’s secret Audio Labs where the HomePod was created

    There’s something very different about Apple’s latest product the HomePod – it’s new territory for the tech giant and while they might be proud of what they have created there is some confusion as to where it sits in the market. Perhaps that explains the unique and highly unusual...
  • Apple showcases changes coming in iOS 11.3

    Apple releases updates to its software quite regularly, security updates, minor changes and now and then some new features – next month a new version hits and it seems packed with more than ever as far as new announcements goes. Most of the focus on Apple externally relates to...
  • Apple HomePod available February 9: Australian Price $499

    The oldest of the Voice Assistants just grew up with Apple announcing (Finally) the availability of its HomePod speaker with Siri. Siri has been around for six years, yet this is the first time she’s been available to talk to outside of a phone or mac, this speaker has...
  • Tim Cook speaks about the iPhone slowdowns: “We always focus on user experience”

    When Apple apologised for the lack of information and communication over their decision to slow down iPhones with battery issues it was always going to be a big story.  Yesterday Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with ABC News in America and talked openly about the battery woes and...
  • Apple apologises for iPhone slowdown drama: reduces replacement battery cost

    They aren’t words that are often put down in black and white by a company the size of Apple, yet today they published an extensive post at Apple.com in response to a week or more of reporting about their decision to slow the performance of phones where the battery...
  • Apple admits to slowing iPhones to preserve device and battery

    There’s conspiracy theorists jumping with joy today as Apple confirms they have software to throttle the performance of older iPhones which is being seen as the end of the world, but lets take a closer look at this. For a couple of years now there’s been a problem occurring...
  • Apple’s best of 2017: The top songs, movies, apps and more

    It’s that time of year – when all the big tech companies look at their data sets for all the consumption across the year and today it’s Apple’s turn. Apple sees the popularity of a huge range of content each year through their iTunes and App Stores as we...
  • Vodafone launching WiFi calling and Apple Watch Series 3 eSIM support on Monday

    Next week is a big week for Vodafone with two great new technologies launching for their Aussie customers – WiFi calling and Apple Watch Series 3. Late to the party, Vodafone’s system upgrade launching late Sunday night will enable these two features for users on supported devices. Listen: Ben...
  • EFTM Best Smartphone 2017: Apple iPhone X

    “Apple Fanboy” – so many times I’ve heard this, but check the records folks, the iPhone 6s won EFTM Best Smartphone in 2015, the year before it was the HTC One M8.  Last year it was the Huawei P9. So it’s a solid journey Apple is on to regain...
  • EFTM Best Wearable 2017: Apple Watch Series 3

    Perhaps a sign of how fast the wearable space is moving, in 2014 for our first EFTM Best Awards the winner was the Jawbone Up 24, a fitness tracker that at the time I couldn’t take off – loved it. Fast forward to 2017 and Apple has now won...
  • EFTM Best Innovation 2017: Apple’s Do Not Disturb While Driving

    This is something that deserved to be recognised with an award from the moment it was announced.  Back in June Tim Cook and his team were announcing new features for the software running on iPhones, and one quick mention went to “Do Not Disturb While Driving”. Having now used...
  • Bendigo Bank adds Apple Pay: The first of the banks who took ACCC action to offer Apple Pay

    In a sign they are listening to their customers and not their fellow big-banks, Bendigo Bank has today enabled Apple Pay for Bendigo Bank customers with iPhones. As one of the named parties who applied to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) for approval to act as a...
  • EFTM Best Tablet 2017: Apple iPad Pro 10.5

    If we reflect on the tablet announcements of 2017 there’s a lot of options for our EFTM Best award. Samsung hit hard early with a range of tablets offering both Windows and Android variants and there’s no doubt they are a class act. The Android based Galaxy Tab S3...
  • Australian First: RMIT offering Apple’s Swift coding curriculum

    In an Australian first, Melbourne’s RMIT University has announced they are offering a new Apple App Development course using Swift curriculum which has been developed by Apple to teach app development techniques to all ages. Since creating the Swift programming language three years ago, Apple has poured huge resources...
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