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  • REVIEW: BlackBerry Z10 | Business Spectator
    swiping Swiping down from the top of the screen displays settings from the bottom of the screen minimises your current app and shows a grid of previously opened apps to switch to or close Swiping up in a right turn curve opens the Blackberry Hub universal inbox for notifications call log messages etc The BlackBerry Z10 s bright high density 4 2 inch 768x1280 pixel screen makes text on screen appear crisp and easy to read However it isn t protected by Corning s Gorilla Glass so may be more susceptible to scratches or getting smashed if dropped The back camera is 8 megapixels and provides middle of the road image quality Call quality using the Optus SIM supplied was alright most of the time but in noisy environments it wasn t loud enough The BlackBerry Z10 supports the Optus and Telstra 4G networks but this may be more of a curse than a blessing as using 4G data transfers depletes battery power swiftly and the 1800Mah removable battery capacity is woefully small The BlackBerry World app store is a real weakness with many popular apps we use all the time not available for the Blackberry 10 platform including Google Maps Pandora Tripview Shazam Youtube and Runkeeper Readers who rely on maps a lot should definitely avoid the Z10 because unfortunately BlackBerry Maps lacks Google Maps like options for walking cycling and integrated public transport information While this is the best touchscreen smartphone that Blackberry has made none of the features stand out as world beaters and some are still sub standard compared to iPhone and Android At best BlackBerry can hope that the Z10 can retain fans that haven t yet fled to the arms of Apple s iPhone 5 or one of the flagship Android phones The BlackBerry Z10 is available from Optus or Telstra at time of writing it wasn t listed as an option for Vodafone customers So the BlackBerry Z10 isn t a bad device by any means but it just doesn t have the wow factor to convince consumers that have left the flock to return The one positive for BlackBerry is that its security credentials ensure a place for the Z10 in some organisations especially government and defence However that probably gives BlackBerry some breathing space nothing more While BlackBerry rested on its laurels its competitors built an army of products to lure away its seemingly rusted on fans A new look BlackBerry needs to repay the favour and to do that it needs more than the Z10 Print this page More from Neerav Bhatt 09 Dec REVIEW Google s Nexus 5 06 Sep Postcards from Kansas Google Fiber lessons for our NBN 16 Aug A solar catalyst for the auto industry 12 Aug REVIEW Nokia Lumia 925 28 Jun 4K TV a solution looking for a problem Related articles 10 Jan ACMA hits Telstra with record fine 10 Jan Google v Facebook Who knows wins 08 Jan Will Twitter s founder strike

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  • Neerav Bhatt | Business Spectator
    the South Korean conglomerate is clearly aiming higher by Neerav Bhatt 9 27am April 03 REVIEW BlackBerry Z10 The Blackberry Z10 is a nice phone but nice just isn t going to cut it for BlackBerry at this stage with none of the features standing out as world beaters and some still sub standard compared to iPhone and Android by Neerav Bhatt 10 21am March 27 3 comments REVIEW Samsung 840 PRO SSD Promising faster load times and a better battery life a Samsung SSD may be a good alternative to buying a new laptop by Neerav Bhatt 11 17am February 13 REVIEW Samsung Galaxy Note 2 It may be bigger than most smartphones and smaller than most tablets but the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 truly is the device for every business occasion by Neerav Bhatt 8 59am January 25 Seven clever gifts for execs Rather than put together a typical Christmas gift guide here are seven suggestions which are immediately useful and not very expensive by Neerav Bhatt 9 41am December 21 The future of flying Making money is a tough game for airlines at the best of times and here s how they are using technology to combat rising costs by Neerav Bhatt 10 23am December 19 REVIEW Panasonic Toughpad FZ A1 The Toughpad FZ A1 isn t the fastest nor the prettiest tablet doing the rounds but it s almost indestructible by Neerav Bhatt 7 33am December 10 REVIEW Lenovo ThinkPad Twist Lenovo s attempt to give enterprise users a viable Windows 8 laptop tablet combo fails to hit the mark by Neerav Bhatt 10 34am November 23 REVIEW Asus VivoBook F202E At just under 500 the Vivobook F202E is the first of a new wave of budget Windows 8 laptops that cover the basics without breaking the bank by Neerav Bhatt 10 22am November 21 Talking start ups with a Silicon Valley champion Aspiring start ups need all the help they can get and those with Silicon Valley dreams need an ample supply of perseverance by Neerav Bhatt 10 54am November 19 An inside look at StartupHouse We love to celebrate local start up heroes when they strike gold in Silicon Valley but it takes a lot of work to hit paydirt by Neerav Bhatt 10 39am November 14 REVIEW Toshiba PORTÉGÉ Z930 Toshiba s lightweight 13 3 inch ultrabook is lighter than the MacBook Air but still packs plenty of punch when it comes to hardware by Neerav Bhatt 7 42am November 08 Page 1 REVIEW Google s Nexus 5 Despite its unremarkable exterior Google s Nexus 5 provides exceptional value for money and lots of raw speed by Neerav Bhatt 10 04am December 09 6 comments Postcards from Kansas Google Fiber lessons for our NBN As we get closer to the federal election finish line and ponder what lies ahead for the NBN it s easy to forget that there s a very different discussion underway about the virtues of fibre across the Pacific

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  • US court keen to remove secrecy in Apple-Samsung hearings | Business Spectator
    dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu US court keen to remove secrecy in Apple Samsung hearings Reuters 27 Mar 2013 9 29 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Move comes on the back of pleas from media advocacy groups and news organisations that Apple s testimonies in the patent fight with Samsung are in public interest You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password A federal appeals court has aggressively questioned the scope of the public interest and trade secrets at a hearing overnight over document secrecy in Apple Inc s patent litigation against Samsung Electronics Co Ltd A coalition of media advocacy groups and news organisations is asking the Federal US Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a lower court ruling that ordered the companies to unseal many financial documents filed in the high stakes patent case Such a decision from the Washington based appeals court would set an important precedent for high level intellectual property cases in which filing documents under seal has become almost standard procedure as companies try to keep their trade secrets and other sensitive business information from becoming public in court The coalition of media and free speech advocates including the New York Times and Bloomberg argued that access to the sealed information is important for the public to understand the judicial process and why one tech giant may ultimately prevail But the three judge Federal Circuit panel which specialises in patent cases expressed concerns about whether their definition of trade secrets is too narrow and public interest too broad You really seem to be saying that a trade secret is the formula for Coke and not much else said Judge William Bryson If there are investors out there who are very interested in the sealed financial data are they part of the public interest he said adding that such knowledge wouldn t affect one s perception of the fairness of the proceeding US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose California had allowed Apple and Samsung to keep source code and details of patent licensing deals secret but ordered them to reveal

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  • Apple nearly catches up to Samsung in Q4 2012: IDC | Business Spectator
    Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Apple nearly catches up to Samsung in Q4 2012 IDC Harrison Polites 27 Mar 2013 9 04 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Mobility Combination of the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini helps Apple close in on Samsung s hold over in the international smart device market You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Apple is closing in on Samsung s hold over the international smart device market according to the latest shipping figures from IDC Examining the company s 2012 Q4 worldwide device shipments IDC found that a combination of the iPhone 5 and the iPad Mini held the tech giant in good stead during the holiday season Apple s market share rose to around 20 3 per cent in the period rivalling Samsung s hold over the sector which it maintains with a 21 1 per cent slice of the market However i n terms of revenue generated by the sector Apple continues to dominate Apple accounted for 30 7 per cent of the total revenue generated from the smart device sector in Q4 2012 Meanwhile Samsung s

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  • Tablets fuel growth in smart device sales | Business Spectator
    it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Tablets fuel growth in smart device sales 27 Mar 2013 3 58 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Telecommunication Worldwide sales of tablet computers passes 1bn mark in 2012 for first time You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AAP Tablet computers have fuelled growth in 2012 in the market for smart connected devices which crossed the threshold of one billion units for the first time a study shows A report by the research firm IDC said worldwide shipments of these devices personal computers tablets and smartphones grew 29 1 per cent in 2012 to 1 2 billion units with a value of US576 9 billion A553 94 billion The expansion was largely driven by 78 4 per cent growth in tablet shipments which hit 128 million in 2012 IDC said sales of desktop and portable personal computers fell 4 1 per cent and 3 4 per cent respectively for the year while smartphones were up 46 per cent Looking ahead IDC forecast tablet shipments will surpass desktop PCs in 2013 and portable PCs in 2014 It predicted tablet sales would grow another 48 7 per cent this year to 190 million units The smartphone market is expected to grow 27 2 per cent to 918 5 million units IDC said and sales of traditional PCs will struggle again especially in emerging economies In emerging markets consumer spending typically starts with mobile phones and in many cases moves to tablets before PCs said IDC analyst Megha Saini The pressure on the PC market is significantly increasing and we can

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  • BlackBerry under pressure ahead of key results | Business Spectator
    the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu BlackBerry under pressure ahead of key results Reuters 26 Mar 2013 9 53 AM Technology BYOD Smart Devices Reports of a lacklustre launch of the Z10 in the US market has seen BlackBerry cop an influential downgrade on its stock overnight You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Reports of a lacklustre launch of its pivotal new smartphone in the US market cost BlackBerry an influential downgrade on its stock overnight and a four per cent drop in its share price just days ahead of quarterly results that will offer the first concrete gauge of how its new phone is being received The results due on Thursday will offer a glimpse of sales of the new Z10 device in Britain Canada and several other markets where it has been available for more than a month Sales in the vital US market began only on Friday and to little or no fanfare prompting Goldman Sachs to cut its rating on BlackBerry to neutral from buy Goldman cited little marketing support from the company and apparently low sales The Goldman report coupled with other media and analysts reports of a flat US debut have pulled down the volatile stock more than 11 per cent on the Nasdaq since Friday including a fall of 4 5 per cent to US14 23 on Monday Nevertheless an upbeat forecast from the company on Thursday could push BlackBerry shares higher again said Eric Jackson founder and managing Partner of Ironfire Capital LLC which owns shares in BlackBerry Even if they report a so so quarter If they provide robust guidance for the current quarter that could really light a fire under the stock said Jackson once a long time bear on BlackBerry s stock but who is now bullish on its prospects Low expectations BlackBerry unveiled the Z10 on January 30 and has reported fairly solid demand for it in its home country Canada and in other countries such India and the United Arab Emirates where BlackBerry still has a strong brand and presence But the late debut in the United due to a longer carrier testing process and the muted reception there has cast doubts

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  • Smart Devices | Business Spectator
    and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Smart Devices BlackBerry shares slump after muted US launch for Z10 Smartphone finally hits US stores but uninspiring turnout bodes ill for BlackBerry by Reuters 10 03am March 25 Microsoft did not violate Google patent ITC judge Long running fight over the Xbox console related to the larger smartphone patent war between Apple Microsoft and the mobile phone makers who use Google s Android by Reuters 9 49am March 25 4G and next iPhone key to unlocking Apple demand in China China Mobile plans to spend billions in developing 4G technology this year hoping to tap pent up demand for Apple smartphones as it gets an iPhone model that will finally run on its network by Reuters 8 15am March 15 BlackBerry plans security feature for Android iPhone BlackBerry will offer technology to separate and make secure both work and personal data on mobile devices powered by Google s Android platform and Apple s iOS operating system by Reuters 7 26am March 15 What does a CDO really do Every company is keen to get their hands on one but all chief digital officers are not the same nor are they created equal by Mark McDonald 9 26am March 14 Blackberry hopeful after strong early Z10 sales Company encouraged by launch feedback about new phone and platform by Reuters 11 54am March 08 Optus starts taking pre orders for the BlackBerry Z10 Optus has started taking both consumer and business plan pre orders for the new BlackBerry Z10 by Harrison Polites 10 06am March 08 Blackberry hopeful after strong early Z10 sales BlackBerry has gotten its new touchscreen mobile device on store shelves in more than 20 countries and is very encouraged by the traction that the smartphone is gaining Chief Executive Thorsten Heins said on Thursday by Reuters 8 02am March 08 What s next for BYOD The Bring your own device concept is evolving and this year we will see organisations of all sizes move beyond device management by Kieran O Shaughnessy 11 41am March 07 Boost launches pre paid offering on Telstra s network Boost mobile has today launched its new mobile plans on Telstra s 3G network by Harrison Polites 11 16am March 07 Foxtel partners with Zeebox to tap into social TV trend Foxtel has partnered with international social TV app company Zeebox to tap into the potential of Australia s growing social TV scene by Harrison Polites 11 12am March 07 News Corp unveils education tablets Business SpectatorNews Corp has taken the wraps off its new tablet computer for

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  • Smart Devices | Business Spectator
    year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Smart Devices PREVIEW Samsung Galaxy Note 3 The latest iteration of Samsung s Galaxy Note packs a hefty punch and the refinement on display should help the tech giant hold the top spot as the phablet wars heats up by Krishan Sharma 10 39am September 10 2 comments New TV technology to boost industry recovery Samsung Organic light emitting diode and ultra high definition TVs to boost sales company says by Reuters 7 09am September 06 Huawei rules out future mobile phone maker acqusitions Says it want to rely on itself for innovation by Reuters 7 21am September 05 Malware profits continue to rise Hackers target Androids to turn over tidy profits new report says by Vanessa Desloires 12 27pm June 27 Rubik unveils COIN Rapid iPad app for financial planners The iPad app will allow financial planners using COIN software to access and update client information while on the road by Vanessa Desloires 12 24pm June 27 ING Direct joins smartphone age launches app Global bank s Australian arm launches an app to tackle the massive surge in mobile banking by Vanessa Desloires 12 15pm June 27 Optus launches fresh assault on bill shock Telco delivers on CEO Kevin Russell s promise to focus on existing customers by introducing new plans that stop excessive data usage fees by Vanessa Desloires 10 44am June 26 PC shipments continue to drop Gartner Research firm s latest worldwide devices forecast shows an overall increase of 5 9 per cent in device shipment but PCs are struggling to compete smart phones and tablets by Vanessa Desloires 12 13pm June 25 Vodafone s HD Voice clears way for comeback The embattled telco continues its fightback adding HD Voice technology to its 3G network by Vanessa Desloires 11 59am June 25 1 comment Nvidia eyes Apple in licensing plan Chipmaker hopes its plan to license its graphics cores and visual patents will angle it into the smartphone market by Reuters 11 32am June 20 Huawei unveils world s slimmest smartphone The Ascend P6 underlines Huawei s ambition to compete with Apple and Samsung in the top tier of mobile technology by Reuters 11 05am June 19 Samsung to release faster S4 phone South Korean giant s latest variation of flagship smartphone will transmit data at nearly twice the normal speed by Reuters 9 26am June 18

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