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Thursday, 19 August 2021 13:03

auDA launches new .au direct domain

Domain names administrator auDA is launching a new domain - .au direct - which it says will complement the existing suite of Australian namespaces, for example com.au and org.au.

Published in Technology Regulation

Smartphone shipments in 2021 are forecast to reach 1.38 billion units globally this year, an increase of 7.7% over 2020 and the highest level since 2015, the technology analyst firm IDC says.

Published in Mobility

Owners of Gigaset Android smartphones have been hit by malware that is automatically installed through what appears to be a supply chain attack, a blog post by German tech writer Günter Born claims.

Published in Security

Best practices for security have not kept pace with IT teams still treating mobile security separately to overall enterprise security practices, according to US wireless provider Verizon, which warns that mobile devices are the biggest enterprise security threat, but have not been prioritised by the IT teams.

Published in Security

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published an issues paper on the impact of default settings for search engines and browsers on mobile devices, and is seeking submissions from consumers and the industry.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Optus is offering new regional customers 25% off its $59 SIM plan for the first 12 months, the telco says in a statement, adding that this deal, and others, are available until 31 March.

Published in Mobility

A trend in people shifting from fixed to mobile communications is continuing, according to the telecommunications industry regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

Published in Mobility

The COVID crisis has demonstrated the viability of mass remote working and embracing the practice long term has significant advantages, writes Shad Mortazavi, Founder and Managing Director, OpenIQ

GUEST OPINION by Shad Mortazavi, Founder and Managing Director, OpenIQ: Did your company’s contact centre make a sudden shift to remote working when the COVID crisis struck? If so, you’re in good company. In the wake of government shutdown announcements in March 2020, scores of Australian organisations equipped their agents with mobile devices and dispatched them home to work.

Published in Guest Opinion

Enterprise identity provider Okta has provided a new way of automating identity actions, support for the Terraform infrastructure-as-code tool, and announced a new API for passwordless authentication on mobile devices.

Published in Security

Samsung Electronics has developed a new method for users of its Samsung Pay mobile payment service to verify bigger payments, like those over $100 or  $200, without touching a point-of-sale terminal.

Published in Mobility

Australia’s second largest telco Optus has suffered an operating revenue decline of 2% to A$8,954 million for the full year to the end of March, despite higher NBN migration revenue offsetting lower equipment and service revenues.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Huawei Australia chief technology officer Dr David Soldani has warned that the latest sanctions on Huawei by the US Federal Government could break-up the unified global mobile technology standards that currently allow Australian tourists and business travellers to use their mobile devices anywhere in the world – and for global visitors to use their mobile devices when in Australia.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The OPPO A91 is a good choice for the budget-minded, impatient user, offering as it does much superior hardware specs than cheaper models from the same manufacturer, while at the same time not calling for overspend.

A number of indicators for IT spending backs forecasts that while 2020 may see a decrease in overall tech spending, there is scope for short-term investments by businesses as part of their response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Published in Development

Australian telecommunications carrier Vertel and wireless communications vendor Ondacomms have partnered to supply waste management services company Grasshopper Environmental with a wide-area radio solution for its fleet vehicles.

Published in Deals

Ericsson is introducing an entitlement server solution for on-device eSIM subscription activation without QR-codes for smartphones, enabling consumers to remotely activate and manage their eSIM-enabled smartphone.

In-app mobile checkouts are a smart, convenient way to pay on the go - but what cyber security risks and considerations do customers need to be aware of? To help keep your finances secure while you shop, the team at ESET has put together a guide to everything you need to know about in-app checkouts and cybersecurity best practices.

SPONSORED NEWS. In-app mobile checkouts are a smart, convenient way to pay on the go - but what cybersecurity risks and considerations do customers need to be aware of? To help keep your finances secure while you shop, the team at ESET has put together a guide to everything you need to know about in-app checkouts and cybersecurity best practices.

Published in Security

The total global transaction value of online payments for digital and physical goods will exceed US$6 trillion by 2024 – a growth of 53% from 2019, according to a new research report.

Published in Market

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