The iPad's secret sauce: it's the software, stupidview story

http://apcmag.com – All the people (including me) who felt underwhelmed by the iPad initially might have missed its true potential. (IT news)

Microsoft praises, follows Apple’s design philosophy in Office for Mac 2011view story

http://apcmag.com – They may be bitter rivals in the operating system stakes, but Microsoft has openly praised “the Apple design philosophy” in its new release of Office for Mac. (IT news)

Attacks on Conroy work better than petitions: "Anonymous"view story

http://apcmag.com – The loosely-knit group known as Anonymous has brought out war rhetoric to defend their continuing distributed denial of service attacks on the Australian government. (IT news)

Windows 7 gets tough new anti-piracy checksview story

http://apcmag.com – The latest raft of Windows 7 patches will bring one that rings home to Microsoft more often to check your copy is legit. (IT news)

Microsoft Surface gets Dungeons and Dragonsview story

http://apcmag.com – Porn may be out, but another great geek pastime gets the Surface treatment: Dungeons & Dragons. (IT news)

Windows 8 breaks cover, gets hushed up again by Microsoftview story

http://apcmag.com – An anonymous Microsoft blogger lets slip some next-next-gen OS tattle, only for the message to pulled by a company still trying to flog Windows 7. (IT news)

ASUS K52F-SX032V: The first Core i5 notebook under $1,000view story

http://apcmag.com – ASUS's 15.6inch notebook is the first with a powerful Core i5 processor to crack the sub-$1,000 barrier, the compromises being integrated graphics and a smaller drive. (IT news)

Vivid Wireless to build WiMax nationwide in Australiaview story

http://apcmag.com – Australia's role as one of the best wireless connected countries in the world is set to continue, with Channel 7 announcing it would build a WiMax network nationally. (IT news)

Telstra financial results: more bacon, less fatview story

http://apcmag.com – Telstra today unveiled a muted set of half-yearly financial results, with revenue and earnings both slightly down, but free cash flow showing a spike upwards. (IT news)

Telstra speaks to Google about rolling out fibre-to-the-homeview story

http://apcmag.com – Telstra today said it had spoken to Google management about its rollout of gigabit fibre-to-the-home in the US which was announced overnight. (IT news)