Briefly: Inside Holden's VF Commodore, JB-Hi Fi's TV Sales Sputter, Apple and Microsoft Summonsed To Aussie Court

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including the latest IT pricing inquiry developments, an in-depth look inside the Holden VF Commodore and JB Hi-Fi's latest financial results.

  • Apple, Microsoft and Adobe have been summonsed to speak at a public hearing in Canberra to answer questions regarding the increased pricing of its technology in Australia. “In what’s probably the first time anywhere in the world, these IT firms are now being summonsed by the Australian Parliament to explain why they price their products so much higher in Australia compared to the US," explained federal politician Ed Husic.
  • Our colleagues over at Gizmodo have put the Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone through its paces in an in-depth review. Click here to find out why it's a fantastic, cheap and cheerful handset.
  • Elsewhere at Gizmodo, Luke Hopewell takes a look at Holden's next-generation VF Commodore. Check out his report for a complete tour.
  • JB Hi-Fi has released its latest financial results — and the results are a bit of a mixed bag. "The industry has seen TV sales decline over the past few years as the category moves towards a more typical replacement-driven sales market," the retailer admitted in a statement. On the plus side, JB Hi-Fi’s NOW music streaming service has been showing healthy growth. The company plans to expand the service into “new media categories” this year.


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