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Friday, 27 March 2015 15:49

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Edge – smooth

While the official launch in Australia is not until Monday 30 March, little has been written about Samsung’s new direction – and how it plans to win the battle for smartphone supremacy and the Samsung ecosystem.

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Friday, 27 March 2015 14:27

Optus customer privacy craptus!

Optus will conduct an independent review of its customer privacy after several ‘huge’ breaches were identified in its information handling and equipment provisioning practices. It does however escape a fine.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
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Friday, 27 March 2015 13:32

Is LTE really secure?

F5 Networks has released an infographic regarding the security challenges with mobile broadband - LTE (4G). It says that the openness of LTE IP network protocols increases the threat exposure to networks, applications and devices.

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Friday, 27 March 2015 11:58

Traditional loyalty programs – broken?

More than half of consumers admitted that they had abandoned at least one loyalty program according to a survey and social media scanning by Capgemini Consulting.

Friday, 27 March 2015 10:57

More reality TV – from your iOS phone

Twitter has introduced Periscope that lets you share your live experiences from your mobile phone – and vice versa.

Published in Entertainment
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Friday, 27 March 2015 10:17

Free customer Wi-Fi from iiNet

More and more business customers want to access free, convenient Wi-Fi while shopping or doing business – if only to do in-store research.

Published in Wi-Fi
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Thursday, 26 March 2015 13:44

ISPs to block pirate websites - lots of them

The Australian Government has introduced a bill that allows copyright holders, via a court order, to force ISPs to block access to ‘pirate’ web sites.

Published in Technology Regulation

Microsoft’s Office 365 chief Kirk Keonigsbauer has confirmed that editing and viewing of Office documents will be free on all small screen (mobile) devices regardless of operating system.

Published in Mobility
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Thursday, 26 March 2015 09:45

HP drops ‘Beats’ for B&O

Mega PC, tablet and peripheral maker HP will drop Beats audio in favour of premium audio brand, Bang and Olufsen (B&O).

Published in Home Tech
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 16:31

BYOD – Bring your own disaster

A new report by Flexera Software and IDC should have system administrators trembling.

Published in Security
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 16:02

Vawtrak banking Trojan spreading worldwide

AVG Technologies has warned that Vawtrak gains access to bank accounts visited by the victim and uses the infamous Pony module for stealing a wide range of login credentials.

Published in Security
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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 15:30

My Cloud is your cloud

Since WD introduced the My Cloud series of network attached storage (NAS) with internet access in late 2013 there has been a growing movement to this type of storage.

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Wednesday, 25 March 2015 09:06

Getup.org.au urges Australians to go dark

GetUp is an independent movement of 888,877 Australians working to build a more progressive Australia and bring participation back into our democracy. To say they are unimpressed with the Federal Governments proposed meta data retention rules is an understatement.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:10

HGST He8 Helium drive

Helium drives are, as the name suggests, filled with helium that is one-seventh the density air. The reduced friction allows for more disk platters and data tracks placed closer together resulting in increased storage.

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To set the scene – Yeelight makes Bluetooth LE controlled, LED light strips and light bulbs that use an Android or iOS app to change colours or synchronize to music.

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Sunday, 22 March 2015 15:42

Trust is the new currency

The Trust economy is gaining momentum and those that break trust will be punished – severely.

Published in ShawThing
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Boot Camp is a way to run Windows natively on the Mac as well as keep OS X boot – a kind of hedge your bets thing. Apple iFans are ‘very concerned’ that the new MacBook and refreshed MacBook Air and Pro models will not run Windows 7.

Published in Virtualisation
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The US Federal Trade Commission "accidentally" gave a 2012 US anti-trust report on Google to The Wall Street Journal. The content was not good and concluded that Google's "conduct has resulted — and will result — in real harm to consumers and to innovation in the online search and advertising markets".

Published in Technology Regulation
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Windows 10 Mobile will support will support up to eight-inch phablets and even larger tablet devices according to the new ‘minimum hardware specs’ released this week.

Published in Mobility
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Friday, 20 March 2015 09:15

Vulnerable apps – waiting to be exploited

Despite Google Play and Apple’s iTunes trying to guard mobile users from malicious apps the process is still flawed according to antivirus expert AVG.

Published in Security

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