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Preview: The New Ford Ranger

The Next-Gen Ford Ranger is a hugely important vehicle to Australia, and for Australia. Its global design and development has been led by a passionate and dedicated team from Ford Australia who has stopped at nothing to listen to customers and drive that knowledge into what will be one of the most capable trucks ever made.

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On The Recently Discovered iOS “Schou” Networking Bug

Earlier this week, news broke of a strange networking issue that can permanently disable all WiFi activity on iOS devices. It’s currently known to affect iOS 14 only, and can cause quite a mess. The news was originally revealed by reverse engineer Carl Schou (via BleepingComputer (story sourced via MacTrast), and while there was originally very little information revealed about the issue or how it functions, we decided to put our research hats on and see what we could discover. On iOS 14, the problem can be quickly fixed by...

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CES 2021: The Future of Technology is Here!

The CES event presentation comes to us annually, and the anticipation prior to the convention is always speculation on who will bring the newest and greatest tech from around the world. Although 2020 caused everyone to struggle and was a difficult year globally, we can now have hope in the future and allow 2021 to bring in some light as the year begins. 

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Google Maps – Holiday Updates

As many thousands of us start to move about for the Holiday Season in the northern and southern hemispheres, Google Maps has released a number of updates across iOS and Android to help us stay informed and safe as we continue to live with COVID-19.

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Best Display Alternatives to Apple’s Showcased Monitors in 2020

We are now closing in on 2021 and hoping to find some good deals with comparable information on high-quality displays worthy to be in our top alternatives to Apple’s selected monitors. Let’s figure out which are considered the best overall and what models are worthy to be included in this list.  When it comes to comparing anything to Apple or Apple sponsored products, the features list and design quality gets to be a little blurred. We search and search but can’t truly find what we are looking for. So...

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Samsung A30 Smart Lock

Samsung has just released their A30 Smart Lock via Bunnings with an RRP of $569. The WiFi-connected Smart Lock is the perfect addition to any existing security door providing award-winning design and security.

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Apple’s Silicon Strategy: How Apple’s Custom Chips May Change Their Product Lineup

Naturally, following Apple’s WWDC announcements on June 22nd, there has been a great deal of chatter and discussion regarding the future of the Mac now that Apple is transitioning to using it’s own custom designed chips. And naturally, we may have heard a thing or two from sources who have served us well in the past (including one of the sources that gave us great information on Apple’s AirPower plans). That being said: I have an immense dislike for rumors on an existential level. The level to which rumors...

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Arts-n-Crafts with BWS

It was quite literally a dark and stormy night recently when we attended an evening of “Arts-n-Crafts” with the team from BWS. The event was held in the bowels of the old Readers Digest building in Surry Hills which is now home to Woolworths subsidiary Endeavour Drinks Group which covers brands like Dan Murphy’s, BWS, and Cellarmasters to name a few.

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Google Maps – 15th Birthday

You may have noticed recently that the Google Maps app on your smartphone or tablet has changed. Gone is the little snippet of a map that we had all become so used to, and in its place the new colourful “map pin” that aligns to the other Google apps such as Home, Chrome, and the main Google app. Something you may not have noticed was that on Friday February 8th 2020, Google Maps celebrated its 15th birthday.

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It’s Back to The Future for Amazon Prime

It was a very smoky and hazy afternoon in early December when we attended the Amazon Prime Video Australia end of year party. Held on the edge of Sydney Harbor this was a glimpse into what Amazon has achieved in the past two years since launching Amazon.com.au and more recently Amazon Prime and Amazon Prime Video. At the entrance to the event sat the Amazon Tiny Holiday House – that has spent much of the week in the center of Sydney with no views – and now had arguably...

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First physical leak of Apple’s new iPad Pro Mockup

We’ve obtained a final design mockup of Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro hardware from a source that has repeatedly been reliable about previous iPad hardware, showing Apple’s new camera hardware as featured on the iPhone 11 Pro gracing their upcoming refreshed lineup of iPads. The hardware is extremely similar to what is featured on the iPhone 11 Pro, and is expected to offer the same benefits to creative video professionals. The design is a nod to Apple’s intent to offer pro users of the iPad a device on which they...

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