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Going full fibre will mean loss of face for Fifield: academic

24 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology for the NBN instead of fibre-to-the-node will enable the Turnbull Government to save face and also provide…

Full-fibre NBN will cost about as much as FttDP: experts

24 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Switching the national broadband network to using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology is an interim solution; the correct solution, which will cost about…

Only bipartisan NBN policy switch can save us: IA's Patton

24 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton has repeated his call for the government and Opposition to come together and commit…

Optus says it will spend $1b on regional mobile services

21 July 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Australia's second largest telco Optus says it will spend $1 billion to update and expand its mobile network in regional…

ICT job ads hit a high in NSW, Victoria

21 July 2017 in Enterprise Staff

Jobs advertising for the ICT industry topped the list of advertising in all job sectors in New South Wales and…

TV station struggling a month after Windows ransomware attack

21 July 2017 in Security

More than a month after a ransomware attack on their Windows computers, journalists at San Francisco's public TV and radio…

Sims encouraged by ‘healthy’ telecoms sector, entry of new competitors

20 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman Rod Sims says there are encouraging signs that competition in the telecommunications sector is…

Another swag of security updates from Apple

20 July 2017 in Security

Apple has released security updates for all of its platforms, and also for Safari for Mac, and iTunes and iCloud…

Oracle revamps Cloud at Customer

20 July 2017 in Cloud

Oracle has updated the hardware used in its Cloud at Customer programme, and extended the range of services available.

Samsung Galaxy Book and Galaxy Tab S3 – first look

19 July 2017 in Computers

Samsung has launched its new Galaxy Book, a 10.6” or 12” Windows 10, two-in-one, and the Galaxy Tab S3, a…

Millions of Dow Jones customer details exposed online

19 July 2017 in Security

Security firm UpGuard has disclosed that nearly four million accounts of users of financial publishing company Dow Jones were exposed…

2017 will be a very big year for iOS vulnerabilities – Skycure MTD report

19 July 2017 in Security

The number of new disclosed iOS (CVE) vulnerabilities in the first quarter of 2017 was greater than all of 2016,…

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ACCC investigating Takata killer airbag recall

24 July 2017 in Home Tech

The ACCC is finally moving to investigate the Takata killer airbag scandal which has resulting in the largest vehicle recall…

Stone & Chalk accelerates expansion with Melbourne launch

24 July 2017 in Strategy

Fintech hub, Stone & Chalk is extending its reach into Victoria, with founding CEO of Fintech Victoria, Alan Tsen, to…

Killer tech: Choice warns car companies caught refitting lethal airbags

24 July 2017 in Home Tech

If I have an accident in my car, which I now know has the recalled dodgy airbags, I could be…

Swedish govt leaks massive trove of citizens' data

24 July 2017 in Government Tech Policy

The leak of a massive trove of data in Sweden has recently come to light, with the actual leak having…

LibreOffice nears seventh birthday with no contenders in sight

24 July 2017 in Open Source

As the seventh anniversary of its forking from OpenOffice.org looms, the free office suite LibreOffice has established itself as the…

Greely gets regional GM gig at Parallels

24 July 2017 in People Moves

Cross-platform software vendor Parallels has appointed Kevin Greely as general manager of its Asia Pacific region.

Windows 10 Fall update – win some, lose some

24 July 2017 in Home Tech

Microsoft has issued a list of deprecated and removed features from its Windows 10 Fall (Spring in Australia) Creators update.…

Scientific journals taken in by Star Wars spoof

24 July 2017 in Science

A Star Wars-themed spoof paper has been accepted for publication by a number of scientific journals, according to Discover magazine's…

Foxtel’s Game of Thrones set for renewed streaming test today as VPN maker comments

24 July 2017 in Entertainment

After seeing too many new customers and people wanting to stream at the same time last Monday, today’s Season 2…

UFC fetches Pay-Per-View Fetch TV broadcast partnership

24 July 2017 in Entertainment

The premier mixed martial arts outfit, UFC, has announced a new broadcast partnership with Fetch TV, resulting in Fetch now…

Who are we? Huawei, Australia’s leading IoT innovator

24 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Huawei has been awarded the Internet of Things (IoT) Innovator at the Australian communications industry awards for excellence, the ACOMMS…

iTWire jobs boards now all under one banner – JobZilla

23 July 2017 in Recruitment

iTWire has formed a jobseeker focused jobsite — JobZilla — bringing together 10 years of experience and business relationships gained…

Review – Plantronics Voyager 3200 Bluetooth headset performs and impresses

23 July 2017 in Mobile devices

Plantronics latest Bluetooth headpiece is stylish and affordable while delivering premium audio even in noisy areas.

OPPO A77 – impressive performance for $448 (review)

23 July 2017 in Mobile devices

OPPO keeps rolling out new models in its bid to conquer the smartphone market – at least in its homeland…

2017 ACOMM Communications Alliance Award winners announced

21 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The winners of the 2017 Communications Alliance Awards were announced at the 11th Annual ACOMM Awards Dinner held in Sydney.

Brisbane company develops refugee immunisation app

21 July 2017 in Market

Not-for-profit GP clinic Inala Primary Care has been awarded for its work on developing an app designed to tackle the…

Crowd sourcing the beachside car park

21 July 2017 in Home Tech

Right now, everybody is trying to crowd-source everything. In fact, there should be an app for crowdsourcing your crowdsourcing idea.

Pivotel wins pivotal Aussie Satellite Provider of the Year ACOMM 2017 award

21 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Pivotel Satellite has won the 2017 ACOMM Communications Alliance’s Satellite Provider of the Year Award, for its pivotal, industry-first “Big…

Are your work chats private?

21 July 2017 in Business Software

A new report from Reportlinker Insights has found that 57% of respondents to a survey believe there is no guarantee…

South Australia to focus on emerging tech at Singapore conference

21 July 2017 in Strategy

South Australia is participating in a Singapore conference aimed at exploring new opportunities from emerging technologies, and their impact on…

Biggest dark web marketplace taken down

21 July 2017 in Security

The biggest criminal marketplace on the dark web has been taken down through a co-ordinated operation launched by authorities in…

Do you remember all the road rules? Navman does!

21 July 2017 in Strategy

You got your driver’s licence as soon as you could – a rite of passage. Now as a millennial with…

Microsoft aims for the clouds – earnings release Q4, 2017

21 July 2017 in Market

Microsoft has announced US$23.3 billion revenue (up 13% year-on-year) and a US$6.5 billion net profit (up 73%) for its Q4…

IT depts often prevent moves to use digital tools: survey

21 July 2017 in Strategy

A survey of Australian consumers and senior decision-makers has found nearly half (46%) had experienced cases where the adoption of…

Fifield predicts 5G revolution for Australia, ignores NBN

21 July 2017 in Open Sauce

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield clearly believes in the slogan that a former Labor prime minister, Julia Gillard, used in her…

Boral using MuleSoft platform as core of digital strategy

21 July 2017 in Deals

Australian construction materials and building products supplier Boral is deploying MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform to support key business initiatives, including supply…

When in roam: Vodafone $5 roaming adds 8 more countries

21 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Vodafone gives you roam to move, leaving you free to roam in NZ, and free to roam in the 63…

Centra Networks hyperconverges with HPE SimpliVity for simply vital benefits

20 July 2017 in Networking

Hyperconvergence has its benefits, with Centra Networks choosing HPE SimpliVity for a “flexible, scalable and future-proof cloud platform.”

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 versus HP x2 Spectre 2017– shootout

20 July 2017 in ShawThing

And the winner is – sorry, you will have to read the article to find out. But HP’s new x2…

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 – Improving on perfection (review)

20 July 2017 in Computers

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (Pro) is a premium Windows 10 PC tablet/detachable that continues the category defining Surface hybrid family…

HP Spectre x2 (2017) – What rises above the Surface (review)

20 July 2017 in Computers

HP Spectre x2 (2017) is a premium Windows 10 PC tablet/detachable keyboard – a style made famous by Microsoft’s Surface…

OPPO R11 – dual camera at $649 (first look)

20 July 2017 in Mobile devices

OPPO has brought a dual camera to a mid-range phone at half the price of many competitors. If first looks…

LG’s 77-inch Wallpaper TV, only $39,999 (I’ll take two!)

20 July 2017 in Entertainment

If you have a spare $40,000 lying around and you want to invest it in possibly the best TV you…

Encryption laws: what does Malcolm Turnbull want?

20 July 2017 in Open Sauce

Apple has gone on the front foot as far as the passage of encryption laws in Australia goes, having already…

Internet Australia’s Patton calls for bipartisan focus on NBN ‘problems’

20 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia chief Laurie Patton has called for a bipartisan political solution to solve what he says are key problems…

NZ Commerce Commission scrutinising telecoms sector on consumer complaints

20 July 2017 in Business Telecommunications

New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission has identified the retail telecommunications sector and rising levels of consumer complaints as…

Visa says Australians ready for AI and IoT in commerce

20 July 2017 in Home Tech

Credit card company Visa notes “more than half of Australians would prefer to use fingerprints, voice or retina scans in…

Vault 7: Documents provide details of malware attack vectors

20 July 2017 in Security

WikiLeaks has released details of proof-of-concept ideas and assessments for malware attack vectors from CIA contractor Raytheon Blackbird as part…

Suppliers join Apple's legal fight against Qualcomm

20 July 2017 in Strategy

Taiwan manufacturers Foxconn, Pegatron, Compal and Wistron have joined Apple in its legal battle against Qualcomm, charging that the chip…

Kogan’s 4K 75-inch TV for under $2K – that’s no moon

20 July 2017 in Home Tech

Kogan, the rogue one, has introduced a massive 75-inch TV for under $2K with enough power to destroy the profits…

CyberArk finds new way of domain fronting for use in attacks

20 July 2017 in Security

Researchers from the Red Team at CyberArk Labs have found a new way of domain fronting that allows an attacker…

Epson supports Gertrude Street Projection Festival

20 July 2017 in Entertainment

Epson’s flagship 25,000 lumens laser projector, the EB-L25000UNL, will be in use at the Gertrude Street Projection Festival (GSPF) from 21 July to…

D-Link Smart Plug supports Google Assistant

20 July 2017 in Home Tech

D-Link has announced that its mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W215) is compatible with the Google Assistant on Google Home, eligible Android phones…

NBN Co, Adtran sign FttDP broadband equipment and services deal

20 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN Co has inked a deal with US-based networking equipment provider Adtran, in a supply agreement for software, hardware and…

NextDC picks up APDC stake to block possible takeover

20 July 2017 in Data Centres

Data centre operator NextDC has taken a 14.1% stake in Asia Pacific Data Centre Group (APDC) for $29 million to…

Gemini3 matches up with Vic Department of Environment

20 July 2017 in Deals

Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has partnered with tech start-up Gemini3 to deploy its matching platform across…

New Sydney data centre part of IBM’s latest global expansion strategy

20 July 2017 in Data Centres

IBM has opened a new data centre in Sydney along with two new centres in London in the UK and…

VIDEOS: Bixby finally rolling out to US English Galaxy S8, S8+

20 July 2017 in Mobility

Twice bitten by delays, but no longer shy, Bixby is now officially rolling out to US owners of the Samsung…






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