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Don’t let your telco bully you into switching to the NBN

You don’t need to stick with your current Internet Service Provider when you switch across to the National Broadband Network, but your ISP will do its best to twist your arm. While the NBN aims to offer many Australians decent broadband for the first time, for the country’s ISPs it’s a once-in-a-generation game of musical… More 


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How can I tell if my gadgets are safe?

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) recently issued a general warning around the use of electronic gadgets inflight after an incident where a passenger’s headphones exploded inflight en route to Melbourne from Beijing. They didn’t release a whole lot of additional details regarding the make or model of the headphones, or whether there were any… More 


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Is your old-school finance system holding your business back?

If your paperwork piles up while you’re away from your desk then it might be time to streamline your business with a cloud-based finance package. Paperwork is one of those necessary evils when you run a business. You might prefer to spend all your time focusing on your passions, but the business won’t get far… More 


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Optus’ NBN stumble highlights the need to be prepared

For years now we’ve been promised a bright shiny NBN future of broadband for all. It’s been bogged down by political boondoggles (no matter which side of the political fence you sit on) and an often significantly delayed rollout schedule, but the reality of the NBN is starting to hit more and more Australians as… More 


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Are you ready to swear allegiance to a smart home ecosystem?

There’s a wealth of new smart gadgets vying for a spot in your home, but for a truly smart home you’ll want all your smart gadgets to speak the same language. Wandering through your local homemaker centre you’ll find a smart device for every room and every occasion – from smart appliances for the kitchen… More 


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At Mobile World Congress, Mobility doesn’t just mean phones

I’ve recently been at the huge Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona. Mobile World Congress (MWC for the sake of brevity) is the world’s largest mobility event, held annually in Barcelona, and typically where the big phone manufacturers announce their flagship phones, excluding Apple. Apple doesn’t play well with the other children, you see, and… More 


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Is there room for a streaming media player in your office?

Streaming media players like the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast might seem more at home in the lounge room than the boardroom, but these tiny wireless gadgets offer a great way to fling presentations and other content around your office. No matter how articulate you are in the boardroom, sometimes it’s more powerful to show… More 


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When will smartwatches prove themselves?

Google has recently announced the release of Android Wear 2.0, its updated operating system for wearable computing devices. You could put Android Wear 2.0 on just about any wearable technology, but the key market for Android Wear to date has been smartwatches. The first Android Wear 2.0 watches that will launch with the new OS… More 


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Family app sharing saves you money, but check the fine print

Sharing apps with your loved ones makes sense in a busy household, but make sure you understand what you’re signing up for. Apple’s iPhone and iPad kicked off the modern gadget revolution but, unlike a traditional PC, they were never designed for sharing. There’s no such thing as a user profile or fast user switching… More 


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Will inflight Internet be a boon or a bust?

If you’ve travelled internationally, and especially in the USA, you may have hit the opportunity to use internet services while flying. This is usually at a cost, sometimes a quite severe cost depending on your flight status and quantity of access required. For many of us, stepping onto a plane is precisely when we step… More 


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