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Apple has become a leading consumer electronics company by reinventing the smartphone with the iPhone as well as the MP3 player with the iPod. Now Apple is looking to revolutionize computing with the iPad. And of course there's the Mac. Simply put, the company is firing on all cylinders.

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Siri and Wolfram: friends with benefits

Once you've found out what the weather's like in Ukraine, and asked what the meaning of life is, Apple's Siri assistant can seem pretty useless — doubly so, if you're in Australia. But if you team it up with Wolfram Alpha, you can get some nice results to questions with substance.

December 1, 2011 by Luke Hopewell

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Apple and Samsung's patent (thumb) war

The freight train of patent litigation that is Apple vs. Samsung in the Australian Federal Court continues to barrel along with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Is there a chance that we could settle this case quickly, like adults?

November 17, 2011 by Luke Hopewell

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iOS 5.0.1: is Siri fair dinkum fixed?

The first update to iOS 5 is out, and Apple has promised better dictation results for Australians using Siri on the iPhone 4S. Does Apple live up to its promise to make Siri more fair dinkum with her results?

November 10, 2011 by Luke Hopewell

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PARC scientist recalls Jobs' famous Xerox visits

At a Churchill Club event in San Jose, Calif., former PARC engineer Larry Tesler talks about Steve Jobs' trips to Xerox's PARC, including the one where Jobs eyed the company's graphical user interface prototype, which ended up making it into the Mac OS. Tesler decided to leave Xerox soon after and started working at Apple.

November 10, 2011

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The story behind Apple's NeXT OS in 1996

At a Churchill Club event in San Jose, Calif., Jean-Louis Gassée discusses why Apple chose Steve Jobs NeXTSTEP OS over Gassée's Be OS. In hindsight, Gassée says, "Thank god that didn't happen, because I hated Apple's management."

November 10, 2011

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The iPhone 4S(teve)

The iPhone that experts told us no one would buy has flown off of the proverbial pre-order shelves in the US. This week's Nerdcam looks at why this happened.

October 10, 2011 by Luke Hopewell

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Steve Wozniak on Steve Jobs

Apple co-founder and longtime friend Steve Wozniak talks about his "unbelievably fortunate partnership" with Steve Jobs. Wozniak also reveals what Jobs said to him in recent months about his illness. He spoke with Erica Hill, co-anchor of CBS News' "The Early Show."

October 6, 2011

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Remembering Steve Jobs: Launching iTunes on Windows

A pivotal moment in Apple's history, CEO Steve Jobs announces iTunes for Windows on October 16, 2003. Jobs stated at the time, "It's probably the best Windows app ever written." The release was also considered a good strategic move by Apple because, for the first time, Windows users could buy music from Apple's online store, giving them a feel for the Apple user experience.

October 5, 2011

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