How to unlock the unseen extras in computer programs and games.
17 Apr 2014 |
Think you know all the tricks your software has to offer? Think again. We go hunting for hidden features called Easter eggs, and show you how to see what you were never meant to find.
Overzealous Facebook app the main culprit in killing battery life, says former 'Apple Genius'.
9 Apr 2014 |
A former “Apple Genius” has pointed the finger at the social networking giant’s overzealous app for sucking the life out of your iPhone.
We test 15 laptop computers that won’t break the bank.
9 Apr 2014 |
You don’t have to sacrifice speed when buying a cheap laptop. We test 15 low-cost laptops that provide a good combination of power and features at a reasonable price.
Microsoft ends support for the popular operating system, telling Windows XP users "upgrade or else".
7 Apr 2014 |
Microsoft is ending support for Windows XP, effectively stopping all security updates, patches, fixes and online technical help for a quarter of the world's PC users.
Across the board increase will hit Australian app store customers as the end of the sub-$1 app era arrives.
7 Apr 2014 |
You’ll have to reach deeper into your virtual wallet for iPhone and iPad apps, following across the board price increase in Apple’s App Store for Australia.
Manufacturer to crack down on rampant phone theft.
7 Apr 2014 |
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 will include two complimentary security tools.
The iPhone 6 - also rumoured to be known as the iPhone Air - could be in Australia by July, according to reports.
1 Apr 2014 |
The new iPhone 6 will be known as the iPhone Air and will come in two sizes, with a choice of 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch screen, according to widespread reports.
Got too many log-ins? Try a password manager.
31 Mar 2014 |
Password managers tested and compared on both desktop and mobile computers.
We've tested 15 ebook readers, including e-ink and tablet models, from Amazon, Kobo, Apple, Sony and Google.
25 Mar 2014 |
Find out which models have the best readability and design for reading eBooks, and are the easiest to use.
20 free tablet apps that can boost your productivity.
20 Mar 2014 |
Having trouble getting things done? Feeling a bit overwhelmed by your to do list? These free productivity apps could be the answer.
Used right, wearable gadgets and fitness apps can help you kick your fitness goals. But used wrong, they can make you feel like a failure.
5 Mar 2014 |
Will a shiny new wearable fitness tracker or smartphone app help keep you on track with your health goals?
Not all retailers have embraced the web as a "borderless world", with geo-blocking forcing Australians to pay more.
5 Mar 2014 |
We look at some of the ways you can avoid paying top dollar when shopping online from home.
CHOICE busts the myths and reveals the facts behind the cost of IT and technology goods in Australia.
4 Mar 2014 |
CHOICE tells you eight things you need to know about IT pricing.
Can free photo editing software match up to paid programs?
5 Feb 2014 |
Image editors can bring out the best in your happy snaps. We compare 10 programs that you can use for free.
How to exit from the internet, including social media.
5 Feb 2014 |
It's possible to remove yourself from social media and some websites, but you'll never be able to erase every trace of your digital footprint.
Find the tablet computer that's right for you.
13 Jan 2014 |
Tablets are taking over personal computing. We test more than 70 models you can buy in Australia.
Smartphones ranging in price from $139 to $1129 are put through their paces in our lab.
8 Jan 2014 |
We review the LG G2 and Google Nexus, as well as the latest models from Apple, Samsung, Sony and Nokia.
Is there a problem with ebook pricing?
6 Dec 2013 |
Apple's recent loss at a US trial into ebook price fixing raises questions about the market.
We take a look at Parallels Access, which lets you run Windows software on your iPad.
26 Nov 2013 |
Find out how you can run Office and any other Windows program on your iPad almost anywhere you go.
Is a fair-use system the way to go?
19 Nov 2013 |
With copyright law under review, a fair-use system could allow people to enjoy their legally purchased digital music and movies without needing to break the law.
We test 12 thin and light laptops to see which give the best mobile computing experience.
6 Nov 2013 |
We test 12 thin and light laptops to see which offer the best combination of speed, portability and battery life.
When the light bulb moment strikes, capture that great idea with these tools
16 Oct 2013 |
Capture that great idea in a few clicks with brainstorming and journaling apps and websites.
The latest iPhones have not escaped the ‘Australia Tax’
11 Sep 2013 |
The new products from Apple are up to 14% more expensive in Australia.
Which NBN plan will result in consumers getting the best network?
12 Jul 2013 |
The national broadband network is underway, but with an election looming and two competing plans, will consumers get the best network?
When it comes to watching popular TV shows via online streaming, we're missing out.
9 Jul 2013 |
Australian viewers get a raw deal when it comes to streaming our favourite TV shows online. We pay more, yet content isn’t easily accessible or not available when we want.
We help you take the guesswork out of buying a next generation mobile phone.
27 Jun 2013 |
We reveal how 17 mobile phones available on the Next G 850MHz network perform in the Australian outback.
Browser cookies can reveal your online habits, so how do you protect yourself?
22 May 2013 |
Information gleaned by cookies is valuable to marketers and advertisers, but you may not realise just how much can be pieced together about you.
Missing some files? These hard drive hunters could find what you're looking for.
22 Apr 2013 |
Desktop search tools offer faster search speeds, content searches, and time-saving features not found in the default Windows tools. We put six to the test.
How soon will e-wallets make your own wallet redundant?
12 Feb 2013 |
Google Wallet, Apple Passbook and Windows Phone 8 Wallet e-wallet apps on your smartphone can be used to make payments and store your details for loyalty cards, movie tickets and even some travel documents.
Just how reliable are your tech devices?
13 Nov 2012 |
The CHOICE technology reliability survey reports on what types of problems can go wrong with common computer devices.
A hands-on look at Apple's new iPad mini 7.9 inch tablet.
2 Nov 2012 |
Apple's iPad mini throws down the guantlet to 7-inch tablet rivals from Google, Samsung and Amazon.
This smaller tablet plugs the gap between the iPod Touch and the iPad.
25 Oct 2012 |
Apple's iPad mini announcement ends months of speculation and throws down the guantlet to 7-inch tablet rivals from Google, Samsung and Amazon.
We get hands on with Apple's new mobile operating system.
24 Sep 2012 |
We take a hands-on look at Apple's updated iOS 6 mobile operating system for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The NSW government takes Apple to task over sneaky in-app purchases.
21 Sep 2012 |
The NSW Minister for Fair Trading says consumer regulators are looking at ways to put a stop to parental bill shock resulting from in-app purchases.
We look at some of the features on offer and what you can expect to get once it arrives.
18 Sep 2012 |
The iPhone 5 due is due for release next week, and we check out some of its new features.
Apple has copped a $2.25 million fine for misleading consumers about its iPad's 4G capabilities.
22 Jun 2012 |
The Federal Court has found that the technology giant contravened the Australian Consumer Law by misleading consumers.
Products shipped in from abroad without the permission of the local trademark or intellectual property owner.
19 Jun 2012 |
How can some products look, taste and function the same, yet vary so markedly in price from their mainstream, retail counterparts?
Parliamentary inquiry to demand answers for price discrimination.
30 Apr 2012 |
Federal Labor politicians are seeking answers as to why Australians pay more than shoppers overseas for products that are exactly the same.
The ACCC seeks orders against Apple for claiming the new iPad has 4G capabilities.
28 Mar 2012 |
The ACCC says Apple's promotion is misleading because Australia’s 4G network runs on a different frequency to the one the iPad is capable of using.
A quick review of Apple's updated set-top box
20 Mar 2012 |
We get hands on with the new 1080p Apple TV, and check out some of its new features.
Our impressions of the third-generation iPad.
16 Mar 2012 |
We take a hands-on look at Apple's latest iPad and find out how it compares to its predecessors.
We head to the world's largest digital and IT trade fair in Hannover.
12 Mar 2012 |
We check out a couple of high-tech cars, another waterproof smartphone, and robots that perform some pretty unusual tasks.
We check out some of the latest mobile and wireless technologies at the MWC in Barcelona.
2 Mar 2012 |
On day four of the MWC we check out 4G technology, QR codes, and Windows' latest operating system for smartphones.
Move over beer and wine, it's the summer of cider.
31 Jan 2012 |
Whether you’re after sweet, sparkling, English-style or other, there’s a cider out there for everyone, as results of our blind taste test show.
We round up some of the best buys for your globetrotting friends.
16 Dec 2011 |
We pick fun and handy products that will make great Christmas presents for anyone who loves to travel.
Gadgets and gizmos always make great presents for the tech-savvy and tech-curious.
23 Nov 2011 |
We round up the best technology buys, from tablets, to televisions, to MP3 players, to eBook readers.
We've trawled our test results to bring you a range of great gift ideas.
16 Nov 2011 |
From digital cameras to kitchen gadgets, our gift ideas cater to all budgets.
Some of these general purpose family laptops offer unprecedented performance and value.
11 Nov 2011 |
We test 12 laptops that suit the whole family, with models ranging between $730 and $2100.
CHOICE tries out the Apple iPhone 4S to see if it's a worthy upgrade.
17 Oct 2011 |
We take a hands-on look at the iPhone 4S and find out how it compares to its predecessors.
Smartphones are now mini-computers, so you need to consider what operating system (OS) your next mobile will use.
30 Aug 2011 |
The mobile phone OS has transformed the phone into to a web-surfing, social networking tool however while Apple's iOS and Google's Android dominate the landscape, there are other options emerging.
We test 12 programs that store and share your digital pictures.
30 May 2011 |
Photo management software can bring order to digital-picture chaos.