Windows 10′s Updates Will Be Fast, But At A Cost

By now, you may have upgraded your Windows 7 or 8 PC up to Windows 10. There’s not too much of a downside in doing so, given that Microsoft’s quite openly announced that for the first year, upgrades to Windows… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-08-03

What is MU-MIMO Wi-Fi and why should you care?

The latest Wi-Fi standard isn’t just faster, Multi-User MIMO also does a better job of easing traffic congestion around your home. Search through your average household and you’d be surprised at how many Wi-Fi enabled gadgets you find. For starters… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-31
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Is it time to take serious note of note-taking apps?

Far beyond simply jotting down your daily to-do list, a flexible note-taking app can be a powerful business tool. When most people think about “notes” apps they think about that basic app on your smartphone, which lets you jot down… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-30

Kindle Paperwhite vs Kobo Glo HD: Do e-ink e-readers still make sense?

If you’re limited in shelf space, it can make good sense to invest in eBooks, especially if you’re a heavy reader. They’re eminently portable and can be read on just about any device with a screen, but there’s undeniably still… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-27

Brand Names Don’t Always Mean Tech Quality

When you’re buying IT equipment, you’ve always got choices to make in just about any technology field. Do you buy only Apple, or from Samsung, Sony, Lenovo or Acer? Maybe all your gear is from Acer or HP, or perhaps… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-20

Yournet offers Australians an alternative to piracy

New Australian internet provider Yournet will make it easy for Australians to sneak into American video services in search of a better deal. Australians have always been treated as second-class citizens when it comes to online entertainment. We’re asked to… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-17
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Is your online store stumbling over the “last mile”?

Selling products online helps slash overheads, but you’ve lost control of one important task: placing those products safely into the hands of satisfied customers. Retail space isn’t cheap and you’re not just paying for floor space. You’re also paying the… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-16

Solid State Or Mechanical: Which External Drive Type Should You Buy?

Storage has, in real terms, never been cheaper. I’ve been writing around IT for long enough that I can recall when even moderate sized drives cost in the many hundreds or thousands of dollars, and took up serious space underneath… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-13

Windows 10 will be free, but there may be a wait to get it

It’s been known for quite some time now that Microsoft would be offering Windows 10 as an upgrade for existing Windows 7 and Windows 8 users free of charge. That’s because Microsoft’s been very keen to get as much of… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-06

Australia’s piracy crackdown will just drive pirates underground

New laws to block piracy websites won’t stop people stealing movies, it will just make pirates much harder to catch. Australia’s piracy crackdown has stepped up a notch, with new copyright laws set to force internet service providers like Telstra… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-03