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TechLife December 2019

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TechLife is a tech mag with a difference. It focuses on how technology can help you rather than on product specs. In an era when the tablet and smartphone have joined the personal computer as essential devices in our lives, TechLife shows you how to get the most from them.

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Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

in this issue

1 min.
i can stop any time!

IF YOU’RE READING this magazine there is a very fine chance that you have a similar bad habit to me. Namely... you’re a gadget fiend. In which case, look, honestly, I am sorry. Because this issue is packed almost to the gills with cool gadgets. Gadgets that will help you work, and some gadgets that will help you play. Gadgets that will tidy your house, and gadgets that will tidy your lawn. Small gadgets, large gadgets, and every kind of gadget in between. In fact, we have over one hundred of them. Sure, only just, but it’s still one very large load of very cool tech. So... chances are after even a cursory glance you’ll be thinking that, yes, you cannot in fact live without ... *checks notes* a robotic lawn mower. And I…

2 min.
exclusive software

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5 min.
iphone 11 pro max

THE IPHONE 11 Pro Max is the largest and most powerful phone Apple’s ever created, taking the very best of its technology and combining it with an upgraded design that includes a new matte back, three cameras designed to rival the best from Google and Huawei, and an enhanced battery for greater endurance. However, it’s also one of the most expensive phones on the market. Digging deeper into the camera, we’re impressed most with the Night mode: the iPhone 11 Pro Max is capable of turning night almost into day, but doing so while preserving plenty of detail. We found the newly-added ultra-wide camera to be handy when you want to squeeze in more of a scene (although we didn’t find we needed it that often) and for improving the background defocus…

1 min.
essential tech news

NINTENDO’S NEW SWITCH LITE ALSO SUFFERS FROM JOY-CON DRIFT, GETS ADDED TO LAWSUIT THESE FAULTY CONTROLLERS ARE BUILT-IN. A number of original Nintendo Switch users have reported that, even when sitting idly in a neutral position, the analog sticks on their Joy-Con controllers would register a slight movement in one direction. This issue has been dubbed Joy-Con drift and has also been experienced by owners of the new Switch Lite, who have been officially added to a class-action lawsuit against Nintendo as a result. [HD] NSW TRAFFIC CAMS WILL DETECT – AND FINE – DRIVERS FOR USING THEIR PHONE 45 NEW CAMERAS BY DECEMBER. After conducting trials earlier in the year, Transport for NSW will begin rolling out a host of world-first cameras that are exclusively designed to catch drivers using their mobile phones on…

1 min.
facebook is now hiding like counts in australia

With the current ubiquity of social media, experts and companies alike have been looking into its potential negative impacts. One such area of concern is in the competitive nature of ‘counting likes’ and other such quantifiable interactions. So far, Instagram, the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing platform, has already disabled the counter to show how many ‘likes’ an individual post receives in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Ireland and Brazil. The social media giant has rolled out the same treatment to its primary Facebook platform, kicking things off in Australia with other regions likely to follow if it proves successful. Like with Instagram, users won’t be able to see the number of likes on other users’ content but they will be able to see it on their own posts. The same…

3 min.
taking a look at the amd ryzen processor inside the surface laptop 3

Finally, Microsoft has unveiled its latest devices and innovations at its much anticipated October 2 event. And, it rolled out novel products – like the Surface Neo, Surface Pro X and the Surface Buds – alongside expected follow ups like the Surface Pro 7 and, of course, the Surface Laptop 3, which brings a number of new things to the table – including a custom AMD Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 processor (CPU). The Surface Laptop 3 is now available in 13- and 15-inch models. And, as we speculated, Microsoft’s light and thin laptop will now boast the coveted 10nm Ice Lake chips, not to mention the all-but-necessary USB-C ports. But, that isn’t all. The 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 model will have configurations on offer touting a custom AMD Ryzen 7 Surface…