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Guest Opinion by Daniel Smith, head of research, Radware. Many of us are currently wrapped up in the SolarWinds and ProxyLogon events. But let's take a moment to highlight the risk that residential routers face from the propagation of IoT botnets and the problems devices present once they are infected.

Published in Guest Opinion

OPINION: With Facebook now blocking Australian news sites from posting their news stories to Facebook, along with many organisations like the Australian Bureau of Meteorology an unexpected casualty, has Facebook begun a descent into Myspace-like irrelevance?

Published in Fuzzy Logic

GUEST OPINION: 2021 has been touted as the ‘Year of 5G’, with mobile telecommunications through the 4G/5G ecosystem to continue providing all important connectivity, applications, and services that will help enable Australia to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:34

Windows Phone – Vale support

Windows Phone 8.1 support has ended, marking the end of an era when it was a definite mobile OS contender to iOS and Android.

Published in ShawThing
Thursday, 25 May 2017 09:21

'It’s a Sony' to go upmarket

Sony has announced it will focus its smartphone efforts on the premium mid-range and flagship arena where it can add unique Sony value. It is part of Sony group’s new strategy for survival and growth.

Published in ShawThing

Eugene Kaspersky is one of the few cyber warriors to still run a company that bears his name. Long gone are pioneers and competitors like Peter Norton, John McAfee et al.

Published in ShawThing
Tuesday, 09 May 2017 08:57

Windows 10 S – for Store

It has been revealed that the new lighter version of Windows 10 — S — that will be given to OEMs to help make lower-cost Windows devices can only run apps from the Windows Store.

Published in ShawThing

In the early 1980s, when I first bought a computer, I owned DOS, later Windows, and then Office. Then the lawyers got involved and now I own a licence to use them – these programs are not mine, I just get to use them under the terms of an End User Licence Agreement.

Published in ShawThing
Friday, 02 December 2016 08:47

Has Apple lost its mojo, its saviour?

Devout Apple users are lamenting the lack of innovation and that “je ne sais quoi” thrill they used to feel when a new product was released.

Published in ShawThing
Friday, 25 November 2016 13:40

There is much more beneath the Surface

OPINION: A few years ago, the face of personal computing started to change from boring black and beige notebook and desktop PCs and Macs to new form factors. Surface, iPad Pro, hybrid, two-in-one — whatever you want to call them — have become the next great hope of personal computing.

Published in Strategy
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 08:08

Facebook fake news – what's news?

There is too much news today. How do aggregators like Google News, Facebook News and others know it is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth? The truth is they can’t.

Published in ShawThing

Reader Scott (his nom de plume) has suggested iTWire was Apple bashing in reporting accurately the China Labour Watch report titled “Apple making big profits, but Chinese workers wages on the slide.”

Published in ShawThing

I saw the evocative Time Magazine cover from March 2011 (it has been widely used with credits) and it got me thinking. We have long known that Google collects information on its search and Android users. It is a longstanding joke that Android is a thinly disguised advertising delivery mechanism – why else would Google give it away? Hope you enjoy this weekend, tin-foil hat read.

Published in ShawThing
Saturday, 18 June 2016 15:55

Microsoft and LinkedIn are a good fit

There has been lots of commentary about LinkedIn being acquired by Microsoft. Some of it is bizarre and suggests Microsoft will spy on the professionals that use it, while others say that the acquisition will allow LinkedIn to be even more pervasive via Microsoft products. Here is a good weekend read!

Published in ShawThing

Back in early 2012, the New York times said Lucas is ‘giving up the gig of ruining his creations,’ but it seems for Darth Lucas, Star Wars meddling is still his first order.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Wednesday, 31 December 2014 00:22

2014 was the year of Apple: AppleInsider

Daniel Eran Dilger, the spot-on Editorial writer at AppleInsider, has called it: journalists were wrong about Apple in 2013, 2014 was Apple’s year, and 2015 will be Apple’s crunchiest yet.

Published in Fuzzy Logic
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 02:37

The Abbott government is stuck in opposition mode

The opposition, I mean government, Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister for Communications has yet to learn the difference between governing and opposing if his speech at the Techleaders 2014 forum is anything to go by.

Published in Opinion and Analysis

NBN Co has released its long awaited Strategic Review. The Coalition’s FTTN model will cost more than we were told and it will take longer to deliver than we were told.

Published in C Level
Friday, 04 October 2013 15:32

The ecosystem and why it’s important

OPINION - The future of Apple, Google, Microsoft and others is taking shape, and it rests not just in your pocket but in every aspect of your digital life.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 12:25

Microsoft's Nokia buy a game changer: analysts

Microsoft’s decision to acquire Nokia’s Devices & Services business for US$7.2 billion is a sign of the future to come, according to analysts.

Published in Mobility
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