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An iPhone User's Guide To Falling In Love With Android Wear

When you buy an Apple product you buy into the ecosystem more than with any other company, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with only what they offer. If you’re a lover of wearables you’d be remiss to overlook Android Wear, even if you’ve chosen iOS as your primary mobile platform.


Chromebooks Are Now Outselling Macs

According to the latest figures from IDC, Chromebooks sales overtook Macs for the first time ever last quarter, with over two million Google-powered laptops sold in the US alone. (Apple “only” sold 1.76 million laptops in the same period.) The sales boost could not have come at a better time for Google, which is finally arming Chrome OS with a treasure-trove of apps from its Google Play store. In other words, we can expect the sales gap to widen as Chromebooks become fully-fledged computers — particularly in the business sector.


From Disrupter To Disrupted: Could Apple Be The New Nokia?

Tech giant Apple’s share price, that peaked above US$132 a year ago, is now around US$94. This is despite the news that Warren Buffett’s investment conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway had recently acquired more than 9.8 million Apple shares. Since last year’s market peak, Apple has lost around one quarter of a billion dollars in market capitalisation, with a reduced valuation just above US$500 billion. In the wake of these financial dips, Apple has ramped up its spending on R&D — but that’s no guarantee it is building the ‘next big thing’.


How To Completely Hide Apple Music In iTunes

If you’re not using Apple Music, but still use iTunes, it’s pretty obnoxious that Apple pushes the music subscription service in your face all the time. Good news though: with just a couple clicks, you can remove it.


Report: Apple Is Killing Off iTunes Music

We don’t normally report on tech rumours at Lifehacker, but we felt this one needed to be brought to your attention. According to a report on Digital Music News, the Cupertino juggernaut will be killing off iTunes music downloads entirely within two to four years. It’s not a matter of if, but when.


Last Week's Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from last week.


How To Run Windows 95 On An Apple Watch

If you were born before the early 90s, chances are you’ll remember Microsoft’s Windows 95, the popular operating system that is still loved today. It celebrated its 20th birthday last year and now somebody has figured out a way to install it onto an Apple Watch and has outlined the steps to do so.


Apple Pay Is Now Available To All ANZ Bank Customers

Today, ANZ switched on Apple Pay for its five million Australian customers, allowing contactless payments to be made with iPhone and Apple Watch devices. Here’s what you need to know.


Stanford's Developing iOS 9 Apps With Swift Is Now Available

Stanford’s free app development courses are awesome. If you’re interested in making an app for the iPhone or iPad, subscribe to their newly launched iOS 9 course on iTunes U.


Hey Apple, It's Time You Replaced Our Cracked Screens For Free

Yesterday afternoon, we attended the Australian launch of the LG G5; an intriguing Android smartphone that boasts a modular design with a host of snap-on peripherals. But arguably the most exciting announcement was LG’s commitment to replacing smashed G5 screens for free — not questions asked. This is something we’re seeing more and more of as smartphone vendors look to win over prospective customers. But so far, Apple has refused to come to the party. What gives?


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