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Are telco services getting worse, or are we getting wiser?

You can’t get onto the Internet in any reliable way in Australia without dealing with a telecommunications company in some respect, whether you opt for a fixed line broadband service via ADSL, Cable or NBN, or simply utilise mobile broadband services. When these services work and you’re correctly billed, everything is fine and dandy. But… More 


Voice over WiFi can save the day when you’re stuck in a mobile blackspot

Kicking in when your mobile phone reception flakes out, VoWiFi ensures that your calls don’t drop out when you run out of coverage bars. In a big country like Australia there are always going to be spots where the mobile coverage is questionable, not just when you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere but even… More 


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WanaCrypt0r 2.0 shows the destructive power of malware

A lot of computer users tend to think of malware as a problem that affects other people, and especially people who were doing something that they shouldn’t. Download a dodgy file, or open a dodgy website, and you’re asking for trouble, goes the conventional thinking. I’m certainly not going to argue that either of those… More 


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Don’t sacrifice substance for style when buying a portable computer

Slimline Ultrabooks and hybrid 2-in-1 tablets look great and are light on your shoulder, but make sure they still meet all your needs when you’re working on the road. These days there’s more choice than ever if you’re looking for a portable computer and it’s easy to get swept up in the latest trends. If… More 


Do your sums carefully before leasing a phone

For decades businesses have been leasing equipment that they either lacked the funds to buy outright, or in situations where outright ownership didn’t make sense over the longer term. There are certain business tax differences with leasing that also came into play to make it an attractive proposition under specific circumstances. For consumers, however, leasing… More 


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Samsung sparks television format war with HDR10+

Samsung has unveiled a new High Dynamic Range standard to help reveal what lurks in the shadows, challenging Dolby Vision supported by Samsung’s arch rival television maker LG. Rather than improving the picture by adding more pixels to make it sharper, High Dynamic Range works by boosting the range of colours and shades that each… More 


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Windows 10 Creators Update creates problems for Microsoft

One of the core promises behind Windows 10 was that Microsoft would regularly release quite large updates to keep what’s expected to be a more-or-less perpetually upgraded operating system current. The previous update was dubbed the “Anniversary Update”, while the latest big change is known as the “Windows 10 Creators Update”. It promises a rich… More 


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Rollout delays might keep your business off the NBN for longer than expected

As the national rollout picks up pace, NBN is putting more and more premises in the too-hard basket and sending them to the back of the queue. Australia’s nationwide high-speed broadband rollout is approaching the half-way mark, aiming to hook up the entire country by 2020 using a mix of technologies. Some businesses will receive… More 


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Amazon confirms Australian plans, but what will this affect?

It’s been the worst kept secret in the retail space that Amazon was looking into launching in Australia. For some years now it’s maintained the Amazon.com.au as a way to sell its Kindle e-book readers and ebooks, and more recently as an avenue for its Amazon Prime Video service, headlined by The Grand Tour, a… More 


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Personalise your new computer in a snap with these great free tools

There’s no need to waste hours installing and removing apps from a new computer when you can do it with a few clicks. It’s always exciting to take a new computer out of the box, but setting everything up can be a tedious task. Firstly you need to create a user account and install the… More 


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