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todayWednesday, 22 October 2014

Apple’s latest quarterly results show iPad unit sales fell 13% and growth from China was weak

Apple has posted profits of $US8.5 billion ($A 9.679 billion) in the quarter to September 27, up from $US7.5 billion a year earlier, with total revenues up 12% to $US42.123 billion, despite China and iPad sales remaining sluggish. by Andrew Sadauskas

Lenovo wants to eat BlackBerry: takeover rumours resurface

BlackBerry is once again the subject of takeover speculation, with its share price surging following rumours Chinese electronics giant Lenovo is interested in launching a bid for the company. by Andrew Sadauskas

Bye bye Nokia: Microsoft prepares to drop the “Nokia” brand in favour of just “Lumia”

Microsoft is reportedly preparing to finally end the use of the “Nokia” brand for its mobile phone division, with its smartphones set to be marketed solely under the Microsoft Lumia brand. by Andrew Sadauskas

todayWednesday, 22 October 2014

Venture capitalists need to better understand failure for an ecosystem to thrive, says Steve Blank

In a true, thriving startup ecosystem, venture capitalists understand failure, according to Steve Blank, the academic and entrepreneur who popularised the lean startup movement. by Kye White

Samsung reveals 64-bit octa-core smartphone processor as union urges families to join leukaemia talks

Samsung has unveiled a smartphone processor dubbed the Exynos 7 Octa, with the new 64-bit chip boasting eight processor cores, as a leading trade union urged cancer victims to join peace talks with the tech conglomerate. by Andrew Sadauskas

Microsoft unveils key new features for Azure as it prepares to launch Australian data centres next week

Microsoft has unveiled a number of major new features for its Azure cloud services at a conference in San Francisco, while also confirming in a keynote the company is launching datacentres for the service in Australia next week. by Andrew Sadauskas

Apple’s ‘bendgate’ scandal smoulders on: Man claims leg was burned after iPhone 6 bends and catches fire in his pocket

A man in the US has claimed his leg was burned after his iPhone 6 bent and caught on fire in his front pocket, as the susceptibility of the devices to bending continues to be a hot issue for Apple. by Andrew Sadauskas

Are you being ripped off on website development?

Many small business owners are still bewildered by the process of getting a website built or redeveloped and some are being taken for a ride as a result. by Engel Schmidl

Monday, 20 October 2014

The BlackBerry Passport is coming to Australia, local pricing revealed

BlackBerry has confirmed its recently announced Passport device will receive an Australian release, with the Android app compatible device set to carry a local price tag of $899 outright. by Andrew Sadauskas
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