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Wednesday, 08 April 2015 18:38

VPN – Virtual Private Networks - privacy please

With increased attention on metadata retention, copyright enforcement, and huge amounts of big and little data collected on everyone, the topic of VPNs is increasingly important.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015 12:03

LG’s new G4 to have QHD screen and much more

Although not officially launched until 28 April rumours about LG’s new flagship phone – the G4 – have been amazingly consistent.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2015 10:29

Find your favourite movie or TV show - legally

With Netflix, Stan, Quickflix, Presto, Apple iTunes, PlayStation, Google Play, Mubi and more available in Australia sometimes there is too much choice of where to find a movie or TV show and watch it legally.

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Monday, 06 April 2015 14:49

Microsoft Delves into Office 365

Delve is a new tool for Office 365 users that offers Cortana-like capabilities to search and manage information, emails, meetings, contacts and social networks. Delve uses machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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Monday, 06 April 2015 13:52

Office Lens – comes to iPhone and Android

Microsoft’s Office Lens – a free smartphone camera app for scanning white/blackboards, images, and documents – now works with iOS and is in preview on Android.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 06 April 2015 11:40

Microsoft turns 40

Bill Gates was 19 and school friend Paul Allen was 22. On 4 April, 1975 they formed Micro-soft - operating as so many success stories do – from a garage!

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In the early days of computing there was a saying ‘Nobody ever got fired for buying IBM’ – I think we can now safely say the same of HP. HP makes good stuff – from low cost Windows notebooks like ‘Stream’ and ‘Envy’ to high-end enterprise printers, workstations and servers.

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Saturday, 04 April 2015 16:20

Samsung banks on the Edge

The Galaxy S5, Samsung’s 2014 flagship smartphone was a damned good handset – functionally better than the S4 it replaced. The S6/Edge jumped the evolution stage – going straight to ‘best’.

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Thursday, 02 April 2015 14:06

Is Android a malware magnet?

Astute iTWire reader TachyonRider asked, “Why is not the internet flooded with news articles on all the major technology sites about serious security breaches of Android end-user data? Why do all the big banks offer Android apps for internet banking?”

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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 15:10

Do we need another Surface?

Microsoft took a beating with the ill-fated Surface RT – quietly renamed Surface. Thankfully, – apart from looks - its nothing like the Surface 3 announced today.

Published in ShawThing
Wednesday, 01 April 2015 14:06

What is an Intel Atom x7? And why you should care

Intel launched a new Atom processor family that has shown up first in the new Surface 3 released today. It is a significant step forward in processing power.

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Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:40

Surface 3 re-surfaces

No it is not the Pro – the tablet that redefined x86 computing – but it has a lot in common.

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Apart from speed increases for local users, and geo-redundant backup it also satisfies certain requirements for Australian data to be stored in Australia subject to its law.

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Microsoft is readying an assault on low cost ‘browser based’ computing – currently the domain of Google’s Chrome OS – with some low cost notebooks starting at US$149.

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Tuesday, 31 March 2015 09:57

3D Flash memory to enable 10TB SSD

The new buzzword in flash memory is 3D. It stacks layers of storage cells vertically to create up to three times the capacity of planar (2D) NAND.

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Samsung today launched its most impressive smartphone yet – the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Both extremely advanced – definitely blowing all other current Android competition out of the water!

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Monday, 30 March 2015 11:31

On the edge of another Galaxy – first looks

Samsung has launched the Star Ship Galaxy on a quest to conquer all Android smartphones. To go where no smartphone has gone before. Well no – but I could not resist the headline!

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Telstra has given its fixed broadband users a little surprise – well in some cases a big one!

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Microsoft has not conceded the high-end to iFans and FanDroids. It is just putting the touches on new Windows 10 Mobile and that will take a few more months.

Published in ShawThing
Saturday, 28 March 2015 14:59

Apple to release new iPhones soon

Apple – “We don’t comment on anything’ – is according to Digitimes reportedly readying a new iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, and a 6C. It will kill of the unpopular 5C – the phone few wanted to buy!

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