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Ericsson acquires Cradlepoint in US1.1 billion deal

21 September 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Swedish telecommunications equipment giant Ericsson has acquired US wireless network vendor Cradlepoint in a deal valued at US1.1 billion.

Victorian investment focus with new startups database

21 September 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Victorian startup agency LaunchVic has unveiled a free, open-source database for Victorian startups aimed at driving investment and to showcase…

Vocus signs three-year deal to provide national services for ATO

21 September 2020 in Business Telecommunications

Fibre and network solutions provider Vocus has signed a three-year deal to provide secure national data and Internet services to…

Real estate rental advertising scams fleece renters of their money, warns Scamwatch

21 September 2020 in Security

Australians have already lost over $300,000 to rental and accommodation scams this year - an increase of 76% compared to…

Anglicare Sydney says 17GB of data exfiltrated during ransomware attack

21 September 2020 in Security

About 17GB of data has been exfiltrated from Anglicare Sydney, a Christian not-for-profit that supports people across the greater Sydney…

US court blocks decision on WeChat as Oracle TikTok deal approved

21 September 2020 in Government Tech Policy

A judge in the US has blocked the government from implementing a decision to make it mandatory for Apple and…

Citing national security, US bans downloads of TikTok, WeChat

19 September 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The United States has banned the downloading of TikTok and WeChat by residents, claiming this would be a threat to…

Vic police not rated highly for ethics or honesty: Roy Morgan survey

18 September 2020 in Market

The Victoria Police do not rate highly among the citizens of the state when it comes to honesty or ethical…

APAC 5G factory post-COVID-19 revenues to recover to US$60 billion in 2030

17 September 2020 in Business Telecommunications

COVID-19 initially slowed mobile phone sales in the Asia Pacific and disrupted supply chains and demand for certain 5G-related end…

Amazon to sell Spacetalk in the UK in deal with MGM Wireless

17 September 2020 in Resellers

Ecommerce giant Amazon is signed up to sell MGM Wireless’ Spacetalk all-in-one kid’s smartphone watch and GPS device in the…

Fears over ‘permanent’ loss of research talent from university sector with job cuts

17 September 2020 in Government Tech Policy

Australia’s peak body for science and technology, Science & Technolgy Australia (STA), fears the permanent loss of talent from the…

Government to invest $1.9 billion in new, emerging technologies

17 September 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The Federal Government is investing $1.9 billion in new and emerging technologies as part of an investment package it says…

'There's a bear in there' – fine for Play School, not for your network

17 September 2020 in Security

Another security vendor has added its voice to warnings about the security risks posed by smart devices.

ACCC authorises energy industry co-operation during COVID-19

17 September 2020 in Energy

Australia’s competition regulator the ACCC has moved to ensure access to reliable and efficient energy supplies is maintained during the…

NZ competition regulator issues blunt warning on consumer ‘overspending’ to mobile operators

17 September 2020 in Business Telecommunications

New Zealand’s competition watchdog The Commerce Commission has warned the country’s three mobile network operators that they should provide more…

PS5 arriving in November

17 September 2020 in Home Tech

Australia will be one of the first countries to get the PlayStation 5, Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced.

Java 15 goes GA

16 September 2020 in Business Software

Java 15 is here, with new features and previews of what is to come in future versions.

VMware updates simplify Kubernetes adoption

16 September 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

VMware vSphere 7 Update 1, VMware vSAN 7 Update 1 and VMware Cloud Foundation 4.1 are said to streamline customer…

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WEBINAR THIS FRIDAY 25/9/20 Malcolm Turnbull and Peter Coroneos talk geopolitics, the Internet and democracy: how does this all play out?

21 September 2020 in Strategy

Are we there yet? Coroneos will ask Turnbull to consider at what point the subversion of social media and post-truth…

Rajkovic leads ANZ sales at Commvault

21 September 2020 in People Moves

Data management vendor Commvault has appointed David Rajkovic to the role of ANZ area vice president of sales.

Belkin first to bring GaN chargers to major Australian retail stores

21 September 2020 in Home Tech

GaN is gallium nitride technology, and it is primarily used to make laptop and phone chargers smaller and more powerful,…

Another local IT company falling into foreign hands

21 September 2020 in Listed Tech

India-based HCL Technologies has agreed to acquire ASX-listed DWS.

SolarWinds Service Desk can transform your IT Dept from chaos to calm

21 September 2020 in Enterprise Solutions

Out of all the factors that make an IT team successful or otherwise, one of the most crucial is the…

Tubi.TV's free streaming platform grows 242% in Australia YoY

21 September 2020 in Entertainment

Tubi is billed as "the world's largest ad-supported video on demand service with over 20,000 movies and TV shows from…

Migrant business, investment visas help to counter lack of domestic capital

21 September 2020 in Strategy

The Australian Government’s reissuing of 188C Business Innovation and Investment visas and allocation of interim places to high net worth…

BrainStorm IT, Syspro ink deal for Australian market

21 September 2020 in Resellers

Melbourne headquartered enterprise software development company BrainStorm IT has signed up with global enterprise resource planning (ERP) specialist Syspro as…

Maze suspected in German ransomware attack that caused woman's death

21 September 2020 in Security

The ransomware used in an attack on Duesseldorf University Clinic last week, which led to the death of a woman,…

Newly formed Ampion beats Capgemini to Australia Post deal

21 September 2020 in Deals

Two Australian tech businesses, Shelde and Revolution IT, have merged to form Ampion to offer locals the capabilities of a…

Seagate goes big with 18TB drives

21 September 2020 in Storage & Cloud Storage

The 18TB version of Seagate Technology's Exos X18 hard drive is now shipping.

Accenture tips $3B into Cloud First unit

18 September 2020 in Enterprise Cloud

Professional services firm Accenture has formed Accenture Cloud First to help clients adopt (you guessed it!) cloud first policies.

VIDEO: WaterSecure launches Flo by Moen's water leakage detection and monitoring system

18 September 2020 in Home Tech

Brought to Australia for the first time by WaterSecure, the Flo system by well-known US faucet brand Moen can "continuously…

Australian PC market showed strong growth in second quarter

18 September 2020 in Development

The Australian PC market — desktops, notebooks and workstations — grew by 35.2% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020…

Nokia retains top spot in rankings as telecom software, services market hits US$66.9 billion

18 September 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

The global telecom software and services market in 2019 grew about 1% to US$66.9 billion, with Nokia again ranked as…

Digital bank releases savings interest rate graphs based on public data

18 September 2020 in Strategy

Digital bank 86 400 has unvelied what it claims is the first consumer-facing feature developed using Open Banking product data,…

Cheaper smartphones selling better due to economic conditions: IDC

18 September 2020 in Mobility

The prevailing economic uncertainty will force smartphone prices globally down, with nearly three-quarters of the devices to be sold at…

US will need to invest up to US$50b to increase share in chip manufacture: study

18 September 2020 in Government Tech Policy

The US will need to invest between US$20 billion (A$27.3 billion) and US$50 billion in new semiconductor fabrication plants if…

Australia would be world leader in 5G if not for Huawei ban: claim

18 September 2020 in Telecoms & NBN

Had Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies not been banned from tendering for Australia's 5G networks, there is no doubt…

Alibaba debuts delivery robots and palm-sized cloud computer at Cloud Computing Conference

18 September 2020 in Cloud

Claiming "cloud-native intelligence products accelerate customers’ digital transformation", Alibaba unveiled a series of innovative products at its 12th annual Apsara…

Pure Storage agrees Portworx acquisition

17 September 2020 in Listed Tech

Storage vendor Pure Storage has agreed to acquire Portworx, the provider of an enterprise Kubernetes data services platform.

 

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Vivaldi offers ad tracking and blocking in new Android version

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Vivaldi chief executive Jon von Tetzchner. Vivaldi chief executive Jon von Tetzchner. Supplied

Norway-based Vivaldi Technologies has updated its browser for the Android platform, with the company saying the new version would help users to keep annoying ads at bay.

In a blog post, Vivaldi chief executive Jon von Tetzchner said the new version had a better tracker and ad blocker and also moved more functionality to the lower part of the user interface.

The new version, 3.2, allows users to enable and manage several blocking lists in the tracker and ad blocker. Or if they wished, they could add their own custom lists of websites that they wanted to block or unblock.

Tabs at the bottom of the UI allowed users to view and switch between normal, private and synced views, and also close tabs.

The browser is aimed at power users and has numerous configuration options that can be used based on individual preferences.

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The new ad blocking feature on Vivaldi for Android. Supplied

“Vivaldi is based on what our users like. It’s all about creating personal experiences while you browse with Vivaldi’s built-in features,” said von Tetzchner.

“With more functionality at the bottom and more granular control to protect your privacy, Vivaldi becomes even more powerful and easier to use on your Android device.”

The Vivaldi browser is also available for Windows, macOS and Linux desktop operating systems.


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