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Google has launched a second appeal, this time in the EU's highest court, against a fine of €2.42 billion (US$2.73 billion, A$3.79 billion) levied on it and its parent company Alphabet in 2017 for abusing its dominant market position for online general search services in 13 EU countries.

Published in Technology Regulation

With smartphone shipments in total for Q4 2021 growing by just 1% in an era of supply chain issues and chip shortages, Apple has regained the top spot thanks to the iPhone 13 range, iOS and its unparalleled ecosystem of apps, accessories and hardware companions, such as Apple Watch, AirPods and more.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 12 January 2022 16:45

Getac adds ZX10 to fully rugged Android range

The new Getac ZX10 fully rugged 10in Android tablet is designed for public safety, utilities, energy, transport and logistics, manufacturing, automotive, and defence users, and is offered in various industry specific builds to suit particular requirements.

Published in Hardware
Tuesday, 11 January 2022 10:38

Logitech Signature M650: a mouse for all hands

Logitech's latest mouse comes in two sizes and left and right handed configurations.

Published in Hardware

Consumers globally are projected to spend US$133 billion on mobile apps and games in 2021 for both Google Play and App Store, according to data presented by phone case retailer Burga, highlighting the smartphone usage over the last few months.

Published in Apps
Wednesday, 08 December 2021 16:07

Review: Epson EcoTank ET-4850

Working from home in 2022? Often need hardcopy documents? Need a scanner as well as a printer? If you answer "yes" to all these questions, take a look at the Epson ET-4850.

Monday, 29 November 2021 09:33

Westpac launches banking app in Android

Financial services company Westpac launches a mobile app for Android to make it easier, faster, and more secure for customers to manage their money with simpler search and navigation tools, enhanced security, personalised banking services, and a more intuitive design.

Published in Apps

Strange though it be, the smartphone that's been released at the time best suited for it this year, is a low-budget 4G device from OPPO.

The General Court of the European Union has dismissed an appeal by Google and its parent company Alphabet against a fine of €2.42 billion (US$2.77 billion, A$3.79 billion) levied for abusing its dominant market position for online general search services in 13 EU countries.

Published in Technology Regulation

The American Federal Communications Corporation has banned China Telecom (Americas) from operating in the US, claiming it may be a threat to national security.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The new flagship smartphone produced by Honor Device, formerly the budget unit of Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies, will use Google's proprietary apps for its international models.

Published in Mobility

The Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp has added an extra layer of security to the app which offers its two billion users end-to-end encrypted messaging.

Published in Apps

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

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