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Emojis mark the changing mood in Australia during the pandemic
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Opinion

Emojis mark the changing mood in Australia during the pandemic

Emoji have become the new body language at a time when seeing someone in person is either strongly discouraged or involves having half your face covered.

  • by Alice Clarke

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Lucky 13: Apple expecting booming sales for its new iPhone

Lucky 13: Apple expecting booming sales for its new iPhone

Apple is ramping up its production as it anticipates bumper sales for its first iPhone launch since the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines.

  • by Debby Wu and Mark Gurman
Laura decided to ditch her smartphone. Then came the withdrawal symptoms

Laura decided to ditch her smartphone. Then came the withdrawal symptoms

Her story is familiar to researcher David Gillespie, who explains that many apps on a smartphone are designed to be addictive, via a “variable reward system”.

  • by Evelyn Lewin
Screamtime

Screamtime

Not 20 minutes after he’d imposed a 24-hour phone ban, there was Lola, in a fugue state, staring into the bloody thing!

  • by Paul Connolly
Don’t spit the dummy, it’s iPhone 13

Don’t spit the dummy, it’s iPhone 13

With two months to go, the rumours are coming in thick and fast but the iPhone 13 isn’t likely to look all that different from its predecessor.

  • by Tim Biggs
Apple’s strategy bends the world
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Opinion

Apple’s strategy bends the world

How Apple’s business tactics, partly driven by fear, affect the rest of us.

  • by Shira Ovide
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Apple unveils new FaceTime features, privacy controls in iOS 15

Apple unveils new FaceTime features, privacy controls in iOS 15

Apple has previewed its next-generation operating systems, focusing heavily on making FaceTime a better experience to compete with Zoom and adding more privacy controls.

  • by Mark Gurman
Does your $2000 phone really need a $100 screen protector?

Does your $2000 phone really need a $100 screen protector?

While it’s easy to see how a case can protect a phone, it’s harder to see the value in getting a screen protector. But it’s still worth considering.

  • by Alice Clarke
What is an iPhone? Apple’s Epic Games stoush will not be its last fight over the App Store
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What is an iPhone? Apple’s Epic Games stoush will not be its last fight over the App Store

Is Apple abusing a monopoly over how over a billion iPhone owners download their apps? The question seems to be one that serves mainly to lead to more questions.

  • by James Titcomb
Innovative LG’s departure leaves a void in the smartphone market
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Opinion

Innovative LG’s departure leaves a void in the smartphone market

As Apple, Samsung and their many imitators continue their very careful paths forward, a true innovator has been forced out.

  • by Krishan Sharma
Apple silences talk the world has hit ‘Peak iPhone’
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Opinion

Apple silences talk the world has hit ‘Peak iPhone’

Even in a week when other Silicon Valley giants have broken financial records, the riches detailed by Apple’s quarterly results are hard to comprehend.

  • by James Titcomb