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Perth-based Pentanet's Nvidia-powered cloud gaming system will be available next week.

Published in Entertainment

Ninety-five percent of 80 million ransomware samples detected by VirusTotal, a Google-owned database where samples can be uploaded to see which anti-virus engines can detect them, were Windows-based executables or dynamic link libraries [DLLs], a study shows.

Published in Security

Apple and Google have come under scrutiny in Japan, with the country's Fair Trade Commission set to investigate whether the two companies are using their dominance of mobile operating systems to cut out competition.

Published in Technology Regulation

Google is pleading what could be characterised as the "nice-guy defence" in its bid to reduce a €4.34 billion (US$5.02 billion, A$6.94 billion) fine imposed on it by the European Union in 2018 for allegedly breaching anti-trust rules relevant to Android, by saying it never intended to harm its rivals.

Published in Technology Regulation

Global security firm Kaspersky has found the FinFisher spyware has added a new target to its arsenal and uses a UEFI bootkit to infect victims.

Published in Security

Search giant Google has taken a swing at European anti-trust regulators over a €4.34 billion (US$5.07 billion, A$6.96 billion) fine imposed on it in 2018 for allegedly breaching anti-trust rules relevant to Android, claiming the authorities had turned a blind eye to Apple, its sole rival in the smartphone space.

Published in Technology Regulation

Retailing for $349 at retail stores while Vodafone offers it to post-paid users for just $299, the TCL 20 R 5G wants to prove you don't need to spend $1000+ on a phone, nor need fancy folding screens, to have a great smartphone experience.

Published in Home Tech

Offering one of the bigger tablets out there at sub-$1000 pricing for all but the 5G model with 128GB which is $1079, Samsung is including a stylus in the box and hopes that Android users looking for a quality, affordable Android tablet choose this model.

Published in Home Tech

A non-profit group in the north Indian state of Rajasthan has filed an anti-trust case against Apple similar to that which the iPhone maker faces in the European Union, alleging that the US firm abuses its dominant market position by forcing developers to use its proprietary in-app purchase system.

Published in Technology Regulation

One of the things hidden in plain sight in Microsoft's announcement that Windows 11 is coming on October 5 is that Android apps won't be there at launch, but will come "in the coming months", which likely means some time in 2022.

Published in Home Tech
Sunday, 22 August 2021 22:42

Flubot malware hits Australia

An Android malware - Flubot - has hit Australia spreading by SMS messages to unsuspecting users of their Android devices.

Published in Security
Thursday, 19 August 2021 16:50

Trend Micro bundles device and network protection

Trend Micro's latest product for home users is Trend Micro Device Security Ultimate, which combines device security, identity theft and dark web monitoring, parental controls, and more.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 11 August 2021 15:02

Sony puts Paramount+ on Bravia TVs

Sony is making the new Paramount+ streaming service available on its Bravia Android and Google TVs.

Published in Entertainment

If you've had your two COVID-19 vaccine jabs in Australia and want a simply way to prove your vaccinated status and inject yourself with a sense of confidence, iPhone and Android owners will be happy to know it's effortlessly easy.

Published in Home Tech

Latest data from Kantar shows consumers are making the most of reduced COVID restrictions, allowing for a more personalised in-store smartphone purchasing experience, although in-store shopping experiences are something many people are finding challenging in Australia due to ongoing COVID lockdowns that either continue or have ended but could start up again at any time.

Published in Home Tech

REVIEW PROMOTION When it comes to timeless games that are simple to pick up and play for casual and strategic players alike Draughts, or Checkers, has to be near the top of the list. GamoVation has made the definitive Android version in its Quick Checkers game.

Published in Guest Reviews

REVIEW PROMOTION When it comes to timeless games that are simple to pick up and play for casual and strategic players alike Draughts, or Checkers, has to be near the top of the list. GamoVation has made the definitive Android version in its Quick Checkers game.

Published in Games

Billed as being "built for the rough and tumble of everyday life," HMD Global says its Nokia XR20 is "the latest life-proof phone concealed in a sleek, timeless design," with "four years of monthly security updates, an industry-leading three warranty and three years of OS upgrades."

Published in Home Tech

Clubhouse styles itself as "the leading social audio platform", and after a 16 month beta, mostly on iOS and then recently on Android, and it has announced that it has dropped the invite/waitlist system for the, so anyone can join, tune in and participate.

Published in Apps

While cheap Laser-branded Android tablets are on sale at Officeworks for under $100, a higher quality entry-level tablet is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, and while its specs are at the value end of the scale, it still looks like a great tablet to consume media, play games, do email, social media, surf the web, run apps and be a digital window to the connected world.

Published in Home Tech

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