Netflix’s Australian boom isn’t at Foxtel’s expense

Streaming services like Netflix were expected to deal a major blow to pay TV giant Foxtel but it seems they can co-exist, with Foxtel subscriber numbers remaining steady as Netflix reaches into almost 10 per cent of Australian homes. Netflix… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Entertainment, Streaming |
Last Updated:2015-08-28
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Do you mean business on social media?

There’s more to social media than simply spruiking your wares and retweeting cat memes, it’s also a place to network within your industry and establish your online street cred. At first glance Facebook and Twitter seem like just another channel… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-08-27

ISPs consolidate as data gains mobile priority

It wasn’t that long ago that if you were signing up for a broadband provider, you had dozens of choices, ranging from the big name players such as Telstra all the way down to smaller, much more “regional” ISPs and… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Internet, Mobile Phones |
Last Updated:2015-08-24

Category 9 Promises Faster Mobile Broadband

When Samsung announced its new Galaxy smartphones this past week, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+, it hyped up their screen sizes, speed and functionality, as any smartphone maker tends to do when they’ve got new hardware to… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-08-17

Powerline AV might help deal with your wireless woes

When Wi-Fi won’t cut it and you can’t run Ethernet cables, your electrical wiring offers another way to extend internet access to the furthest reaches of your home. While we all enjoy the convenience of Wi-Fi, sometimes it’s just not… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-08-14

Windows lets you in with the right look

Sit down in front of your computer and Windows 10 might know who you are before your fingers even touch the keyboard. Some of the changes made to Windows 10 are designed to backtrack on the more radical aspects of… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-08-13

Belkin WeMo Insight Switch: Home Automation With A Powerful Edge

In the IT field, there are new products, old products, and every once in a while, a product that’s a fusion of a couple of existing products in an interesting way. Belkin’s WeMo Insight rather firmly fits into that last… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-08-26

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