Chromecast brings online movie rentals to your television

If you want to hire movies online and watch them on the biggest screen in your home, Google’s Chromecast is the cheapest and easiest way to bridge the gap between your television and the internet. The ability to hire movies… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Entertainment, Google, Home Gadgets |
Last Updated:2014-08-01
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2G or not 2G? That’s no longer the question

There’s something reassuring about slightly older mobile phones. I’m thinking here of the type of phones that Nokia used to make millions of. Sure, they had numbering schemes that only those with astrophysics degrees could actively remember, and the screens… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2014-07-28
Social media city

Is your comms team spending too much time on social media customer support?

Most businesses’ social media strategies begin life in the communications department, but there can come a time when your comms team needs to stop acting as a de facto customer help desk. For most businesses, a social media strategy begins… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2014-07-24

Shop around when selling your old technology

Got an iPhone or early generation iPad gathering dust? Apple announced this week that it will offer Australian buyers up to $250 for an old iPhone or up to $215 for an old iPad in trade-in value against a new… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2014-07-21

What are UltraViolet movie downloads?

Next time you buy a movie on disc, check to see whether there’s an UltraViolet download code in the box. Despite the predictions of digital hipsters, optical discs are far from dead. Many people still prefer to buy their movies… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2014-07-18
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Global roaming doesn’t have to be a rort

I’ve just spent a week in Tokyo, one of the world’s most expensive cities to be in. As an avowed technology fanatic, I spent some time online — not too much to get in the way of having a solid… Continue reading →

7 Comments | Categories - Interesting Facts, Mobile Phones |
Last Updated:2014-07-14
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Network drives: the beating heart of the small office

The majority of Australian businesses are small businesses, but that doesn’t mean they have to skimp on infrastructure. A network attached storage (NAS) drive makes a great central storage/backup point for your important files, accessible from all the devices around… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2014-07-10
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Facebook’s experiments: How much do we give away?

If you use popular social media site Facebook, you might stop and think about what it is you’re posting from time to time. Do my friends need to see what I’m having for dinner? Will Auntie Gladys be shocked by… Continue reading →

4 Comments | Categories - Facebook |
Last Updated:2014-07-08
Freeview Plus

What is FreeviewPlus?

Australia’s broadcasters have finally banded together to build Catch Up TV straight into our televisions, but you’ll probably need a new television to see it. If your television supports FreeviewPlus, you’ll see a green FreeviewPlus icon in the top left… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2014-07-04

Google’s still all about the data. Your data.

Google’s just held its annual developer conference, known as Google I/O. At the 3 hour keynote, it unveiled a wealth of new devices, advances, software and gadgets that it hopes to wow the consumer market with. Underneath all the glitz,… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2014-06-30