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APC November 2018

For people who love technology, APC is unique: it's the world's longest-published monthly tech magazine. Launched in May 1980, we were there when Apple's Macintosh and IBM's PC were born, and have been at the forefront of tech ever since. With a combination of insights, testing and tutorials APC lets you stay up-to-date with tech as it changes the world.

Land:
Australia
Språk:
English
Utgivare:
Future Publishing Ltd
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australia’s top two tech mags are joining forces

Realising that this issue of APCwill be the last I ever edit is, frankly, a fairly bittersweet moment. APCis the mag that gave me my first full-time job out of university — I was originally employed as a features writer, but quickly worked my way into the heady word of product testing and benchmarking, and I still derive pleasure from it to this day. Although there were a few other stops on the way, finding my way back to APCand then eventually becoming its steward (a role which I’ve enjoyed for the last six-and-a-bit years) has been a huge privilege. Putting together a magazine every month is a challenge, but it’s also immensely rewarding — and, in the case of APC, it also lets you spend a lot of…

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inside apc

APC is Australia’s oldest consumer technology magazine — having been consistently in print for over 35 years, since our first issue way back in May 1980 — and we take that heritage and responsibility very seriously. While our focus is obviously on the personal computer — it’s in our name, after all — the very definition of the PC has changed and shifted markedly since the early 1980s. As such, we touch on many other areas of tech, too, from smartphones and apps to peripherals, accessories, online services and beyond. We have two main goals: to track down the best of modern tech and also to help our readers make the most of it.We’re also an open church in terms of platforms. We know most people aren’t wed…

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tech notes

ACCC warns Aussie telcos not to mislead customers with “unlimited” data plans The sky is not the limit; 1.5Mbps is. The latest trend among Australian telcos has been to offer “unlimited” data mobile plans, but it’s a move that’s now led Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) chairman Rod Sims to officially warn the companies not to mislead customers with the terminology. The issue that the Commission found with plans from Optus, Vodafone and Telstra is that their respective “unlimited” plans did, indeed, pose some limits on customers. The plan from Optus restricted speeds to 1.5Mbps when tethering, streaming and downloading (in other words, pretty much everything except for light browsing), while Telstra and Vodafone both imposed the same throttled 1.5Mbps download rate once the user had surpassed a…

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number crunch

US$22 billion SAMSUNG PLANS TO SPEND BIG ON AI, AUTO TECH AND 5G BY 2020 While Samsung is famous for being the world’s number one manufacturer for smartphones and TVs, the company’s recent announcement will see it spending big on expanding its domain into future tech. Up until and throughout 2020, Samsung has announced that it intends to spend US$22 billion on its artificial intelligence, automotive technology, and 5G cellular network tech. Given these investments, it’s likely we’ll see benefits across Samsung’s different divisions, just as we’ve seen the company’s display panel manufacturing lending a big hand to its smartphone team. 8000 NUMBER OF REMOTE ACCESS SCAM REPORTS THE ACCC HAS RECEIVED IN 2018 SO FAR Australians have lost at least $4.4 million to remote access scammers so far this…

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is vr really dying?

Back in June, Microsoft announced that it was moving away from development of any new virtual reality or mixed reality headsets for the Xbox to concentrate on PC platforms. The reason the tech giant cited at the time was that the technology wasn’t quite there yet, sparking rumours that VR was dying. In addition to that, there’s the price tag on the mainstream headsets, plus the lack of game development in the sector, and it’s hard to convince naysayers that virtual reality is here to stay. However, VR companies are doing their best to make VR more accessible to the first-time user. Facebook-owned Oculus has begun donating Rift and Go headsets to museums and schools, while developments in ‘consumer VR’, driven by the mobile sector, are making it easier…

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gadgets

MAVIC 2 PRO AND MAVIC 2 ZOOMTwo bird’s-eye views, one drone. PRO $2,299, ZOOM $1,999 | STORE.DJI.COM DJI flew in under the radar with a pair of high-end consumer drones this year, to give loyal air cinematographers a choice of unique capabilities. The Mavic 2 Pro features a Hasselblad camera with adjustable aperture (f/2.8-f/11) that gives it unparalleled depth of field and a 20-megapixel sensor for 10-bit HDR colour support and superior lighting. Its wingman on the other hand, the Mavic 2 Zoom, is the first foldable drone to offer optical zoom, alongside a speedy autofocus, and 12-megapixel photos that can be automatically stitched together to create a detailed 48-megapixel image. Both naturally shoot in 4K (at 100Mbps) and feature new 360º obstacle avoidance. JB…

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