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TechLife July 2019

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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13 Issues


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everyone’s a photographer

THIS ISSUE OUR Superguide is packed with an abundance of tips to improve your photography – all from pro photographers that are experts in their specialised areas. Sure, this is expert advice, from some of the best in their respective fields, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t accessible. On the contrary, if you take any kind of photography, these tips will boost what you do. You may not often work with models in a studio, but the same tricks that make those images pop can be used in any photos you take of your family and friends. You may not be entering your holiday shots from that last trip to the beach into the next National Geographic photography competition, but there’s a lot you can learn from expert landscape photographers. Even better, a…

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exclusive software

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Editorial Editor: David Hollingworth Senior Journalist: Shaun Prescott Journalist: Joel Burgess Journalist: Stephen Lambrechts Journalist: Sharmishta Sarkar Journalist: Harry Domanski Creative Director: Troy Coleman Designer: Sharnee Swinnerton Contributors Adam Banks, Graham Barlow, J.R. Bookwalter, Tim Bothwell, David Chartier, Alex Cox, Anne-Marie Coyle, Cat Ellis, Kate Gray, Lindsay Handmer, Charles Handmer, Matt Hanson, Kenny Hemphill, Samuel Horth, Ben Mansill, Carrie Marshall, Rob Mead-Green, Bo Moore, Jonathan O’Callaghan, James O’Connor, Howard Oakley, Joe Osborne, James Paterson, James Pinnell, Nick Peers, Nick Ross, Nathan Taylor, Robin Valentine. Advertising Advertising Manager: Paul Marttila Management Managing Director: Neville Daniels Managing Editor: Dan Gardiner…

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inside techlife

TECHLIFE IS AUSTRALIA’S most practical mainstream technology magazine, having been in print since 2012, when we launched as a redesigned and modernised version of Australian PC User. The latter was first printed in 1990, and we take that 25-year heritage seriously and strive to be both ethical and transparent in our coverage of technology and any other topics we broach. Like our sister magazine, APC, we have two main goals here at TechLife: to track down the best of modern tech and to help our readers get the most from it. We’re also an open church in terms of platforms. We know most people aren’t wed to a single brand’s products and use a variety of devices in their lives. And like you, TechLife’s journalists want to know what’s good in…

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apple ipad mini (2019)

MAKE NO MISTAKE, the iPad mini 2019 is the iPad mini 5 that you’ve been waiting for Apple to deliver, and it’s everything you’ve wanted – as long as you didn’t want a dramatic upgrade. It’s Apple’s most satisfyingly totable iPad and proof that things won’t change very much when serious small tablet competition is nowhere to be found in 2019. The familiar 7.9-inch display feels perfectly sized to grip in one hand and operate with two, just as it did when the iPad mini 4 released nearly four years ago. Almost nothing has improved on the outside. Beneath the bright display, however, Apple tweaked the iPad mini 2019 to work with the first-generation Apple Pencil. It’s so easy to quickly pick up this tablet, flick open the Smart Cover and instantly scribble…

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vodafone and tpg are taking the accc to court over blocked merger

AFTER CONFIRMING LAST year that the Australian Vodafone mobile network and TPG internet service were planning a merger, the consumer watchdog ACCC officially revealed that it would be blocking the $15 billion move. However, it made the news public while stocks were still trading in error, which sent TPG’s share prices plummeting, dropping 13.5 % to $6.07 and lowering the market value of the company by around $1 billion. “Australia already has a very concentrated mobile services market, with the three network operators, Telstra, Optus and Vodafone, having over 87 per cent share,” the ACCC argued. “Similarly, the fixed broadband market is concentrated, with Telstra, TPG and Optus having approximately 85 per cent share.” The ACCC would much prefer TPG to instead enter the mobile market as a separate entity,…