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Apple unveils latest iPhones, gadgets at its launch event

Apple unveils latest iPhones, gadgets at its launch event

Apple unveiled four new iPhones, a new Apple Watch and new iPads on Tuesday during a virtual media event held from California. The new smartphones — the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max — don’t include any groundbreaking design changes or features, at least compared to...

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How a fake social media network pushes pro-China propaganda

How a fake social media network pushes pro-China propaganda

A sprawling network of more than 350 fake social media profiles is pushing pro-China narratives and attempting to discredit those seen as opponents of China’s government, according to a new study. The aim is to delegitimise the West and boost China’s influence and image overseas, the report by the Centre for Information Resilience (CIR) suggests....

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Jack Dorsey’s Square in Australia’s biggest buyout

Jack Dorsey’s Square in Australia’s biggest buyout

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey’s digital payments platform Square has agreed to take over the Australian ‘buy now, pay later’ firm Afterpay. The $29bn (A$39bn; £21bn) deal is to be Australia’s biggest-ever buyout. The offer is a more than 30% premium to Afterpay’s stock market closing price on Friday. The agreement will create an instalments payment...

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Older Kindles may lose internet connection, Amazon warns

Older Kindles may lose internet connection, Amazon warns

Some older Kindle e-readers will soon no longer be able to connect to the internet to download new books, Amazon has said. First- and second-generation Kindles did not come with wi-fi functions included, using mobile internet only. But the slower technology used at the time – 2G and 3G internet – is being discontinued in...

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Australian photographers among the winners announced in Apple iPhone Photography Awards

Australian photographers among the winners announced in Apple iPhone Photography Awards

Apple has announced the winners of its global 2021 iPhone Photography Awards on Friday and Australian photographers have taken out awards in multiple categories. Winners in the awards span across 17 countries, with the selected photos all taken on Apple’s popular iPhone series. The winners were the best shots from thousands of submitted photos from...

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Australia joins international community in blaming China for large scale Microsoft hack

Australia joins international community in blaming China for large scale Microsoft hack

Australia has joined the United States and other allies in accusing China of engaging in “malicious cyber activities”, including a massive global hack on the Microsoft Exchange software that compromised tens of thousands of computers earlier this year. In a joint statement, the Ministers for Home Affairs Karen Andrews, Foreign Affairs Marise Payne and Defence...

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Australia ‘soft target’ for cyber attacks

Australia ‘soft target’ for cyber attacks

A policy vacuum has exposed Australian businesses and government departments to a tsunami of cyber crime. Ransomware attacks have caused global losses totalling more than $1.3 trillion and Australia is not immune. Logistics company Toll Holdings has twice been targeted while Nine Entertainment was brought to its knees by an attack that saw the company...