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How Apple tricked me into buying a new MacBook Air

18 November 2018 in Beerfiles

I have been using MacBook Air laptops for several years now and I like them much better than anything in…

How a mid-range smartphone rescued me from Apple

18 November 2018 in Beerfiles

As a father I care deeply about the future of the younger generation so I don’t want them to be…

Group seeks details of Assange charges after leak

17 November 2018 in Strategy

American journalists' grouping Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has filed a motion in the eastern district of Virginia…

Encryption bill: problems due to secret drafting, says IA

16 November 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The level of public criticism and opposition to the Federal Government's encryption bill has come about because it was developed…

Encryption bill: 'systemic weakness' eludes definition

16 November 2018 in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government is yet to properly define in its encryption bill what a systemic weakness means, and the question…

Digital Realty ramps up data centre investment in Australia

16 November 2018 in Data Centres

Global data centre provider Digital Realty continues to expand its investment in Australia with the opening of a new data…

Encryption bill: US academic questions what law is trying to achieve

16 November 2018 in Government Tech Policy

American cryptography fellow Riana Pfefferkorn has questioned what end the Federal Government's encryption bill is trying to achieve, asking whether…

‘Vaporworms’ among new security threats in coming year: report

16 November 2018 in Security

The emergence of Vaporworms — a new breed of fileless malware with wormlike properties that allow it to self-propagate through…

Labor says 'mish-mash of recommendations' will not help telco consumers

16 November 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party says Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has finally dumped his original plan to abolish the Telecommunications Industry…

Telstra BGP routing error hits other Australian ISPs

15 November 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Australia's biggest telco Telstra took down part of the Internet in the country on Thursday morning due to a stuff-up…

Claimed 'world-first' fibre transmission over 1 Pbps, 12 million times faster than fastest NBN connection

15 November 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

A "world-first optical fibre as fine as a human hair" has been developed by scientists from the Macquarie University Photonics…

CA warns Government on retaining TIO independence

15 November 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications industry lobby group Communications Alliance has cautioned against Australian Government recommendations that could threaten the TIO’s independence by placing…

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Ilic heading up Australia, NZ business for Zscaler

16 November 2018 in People Moves

Cloud security vendor Zscaler has appointed former Actifo executive Budd Ilic as country manager for the Australia and New Zealand…

VIDEO: AMD launches new 12nm GPU in Radeon RX 590 graphics card, offers bonus AAA-rated free PC games

16 November 2018 in Entertainment

Promising "beyond 60 FPS in the latest AAA and eSports titles", powered by AMD's Polaris architecture, Radeon software and paired…

DiDi allows Greater China users to seamlessly book DiDi Express in Australia

16 November 2018 in Home Tech

Stating the move "significantly expands driver earning potential" for Australian DiDi driver-partners as it delivers access to thousands of Chinese…

US confident of putting Assange on trial: report

16 November 2018 in Strategy

The US Justice Department is getting ready to prosecute WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange and is increasingly confident that it will…

Data centre operator adds industry veteran to board

16 November 2018 in People Moves

Data centre operator Data Exchange Networks has appointed 20-year industry veteran John Duffin to its board as a non-executive director…

VIDEO: Amazon lets you create your own personalised Alexa skill 'in just minutes'

15 November 2018 in Home Tech

Amazon has introduced Alexa Skill Blueprints, billed as "a new way to create your own personalised skills and responses for Alexa".

VIDEOS: Intel's new Neural Compute Stick 2 means smarter AI edge devices

15 November 2018 in Hardware

Intel hosted its first AI dev conference in Beijing, and kicked off the event by introducing its "Intel Neural Compute…

Boost Mobile boosts data inclusions with huge 23GB bonus data on first 5 $30+ recharges

15 November 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Boost Mobile, which proudly boasts of winning a Canstar Blue customer satisfaction award, has just boosted its pre-paid plans with…

Kogan Mobile offers 'permanent data upgrades' and discounts on plans

15 November 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The battle for the hearts, minds and wallets of pre-paid mobile phone users is raging, with Boost, Amaysim, Ovo and…

Telstra's Essentials 8-inch Android tablet for $129 even makes phone calls

15 November 2018 in Home Tech

Ok, so Android tablets that can make phone calls aren't new, but even so, a 2018 Android Tablet running Android…

British Airways, Newegg customer data up for sale on dark web

15 November 2018 in Security

Financial data stolen from British Airways in a recent attack by a group known as Magecart is being hawked on…

Competition watchdog greenlights Punters’ acquisition of Racenet

15 November 2018 in Technology Regulation

Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, is not opposing the proposed acquisition of Racing Internet Services (Racenet) by Punters Paradise, a…

Any health data for sale? Google is ready to slurp it up

15 November 2018 in Strategy

If Australian health data brokers are looking for a buyer with plenty of money, then they need look no further…

Metadata on offer? We'll have a bit of it too, mate

15 November 2018 in Open Sauce

The Communications Alliance, or more accurately its boss, John Stanton, was the most forthright of the multitudes who appeared at…

Satellite start-up Myriota teams up with AIMS in oceans study

15 November 2018 in Internet of Things

South Australian satellite start-up Myriota has teamed up with the Australian Institute of Marine Science to deploy marine drifters with…

Fragmented secondary data worries IT execs: survey

15 November 2018 in Data

A survey conducted by Vanson Bourne for hyperconvergence vendor Cohesity reveals extensive concern about the fragmentation of secondary data.

Review: Epson FF-680W photo scanner

14 November 2018 in Reviews

Epson's FF-680W scanner is a convenient way of digitising a sizeable collection of photos, and then it has a second…

Greens want to fix NBN, protect digital rights and digital accessibility

14 November 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Greens political party has announced a "plan to fix NBN, protect digital rights and ensure our digitally-connected world…

 

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