Meerkat and Periscope make us all TV journalists

The image of a TV news reporter is one that you’re probably quite familiar with. It’s almost a cliche; someone at the scene of something newsworthy, shouting into a microphone either for a direct news report or a live cross…. Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-03-30

How can you watch Netflix on your television?

Now that Netflix is a legit Australian service, how can you get it into your lounge room? Australians have been sneaking into Netflix for years but now the US streaming giant has finally opened its doors locally. As of March… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-03-27

Apple continues the cable crackdown with USBC

The new MacBook is almost down to a single connector as Apple continues to banish supposedly legacy features from its super-thin notebooks. Apple tends to lead the way when it comes to ditching old technologies from computers, which might be… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-03-26

Will TPG’s buyout of iiNet change the ISP landscape?

TPG caused shockwaves recently when it announced that it intends to buy a 100 per cent controlling stake in rival internet service provider (ISP) iiNet. The deal’s set to be worth $8.60 per share, and places iiNet’s total value at… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-03-23
Apple products

Apple: Watches, Laptops and a cord-free future?

Apple recently announced the long-awaited availability of its Apple Watch smartwatch device. For those interested, it works with iOS devices as a notifications and tracking device, and will cost from $499 for the entry level “Sport” model all the way… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-03-16
Internet Connection

Are flaky DNS servers crippling your web access?

Are web pages taking a long time to load? Rather than a slow internet connection, your DNS servers might be to blame. Temperamental internet access is incredibly frustrating, especially when it’s difficult to pinpoint the cause of the problem. Perhaps… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-03-19

Android for Work separates your professional and private lives

Google’s new business-centric Android apps draw a line between work and play on mobile devices, helping you crack down on ‘shadow IT’. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is no longer a technology buzz phrase, it’s simply a fact… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-03-12

Mobile World Congress shows off its smartphone wares

Premium smartphone handsets come along annually for most smartphone makers, and they generally set the tone for the kinds of technologies that most of us will be using for the next couple of years, whether you’re due for a new… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-03-09

Pebble’s colourful timepiece takes on the tech industry giants

If you’ve followed the smartwatch space over the past couple of years, you will have seen numerous smart timepieces from Samsung, a few offerings from Sony and any number of fitness bands that also include rudimentary timekeeping facilities. Then there’s… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-03-02
Run down black and white pirate flag

Will Australia’s three-strikes plan deter movie pirates?

Three piracy warnings in a year and the copyright police can demand to know where you live. To successfully tackle piracy you need to use both the carrot and the stick. The carrot for Australians is the boom in cheap… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-02-27