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Twitter hacked, but there wasn’t much users could do to stay safe

Late last week, a whole host of very prominent Twitter accounts – folks like Tesla’s Elon Musk and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, alongside major brands such as Apple – all started promising that they were, quite literally, giving away money. Digital money to be precise, with the promise being that any sum of cryptocurrency bitcoin that


Should Mobile Phones Come With Chargers?

Apple’s iPhone lines are incredibly popular with Australian consumers, and they’re also the phone that have the most rumours swirling around them as we draw closer to the expected reveal date for the next generation of premium smartphones. One rumour that has been growing in volume – while still not being officially confirmed by Apple


Mac users beware: Don’t fall into the EvilQuest trap

While it’s nowhere near as common as on Windows platforms – and that’s largely been a matter of platform popularity over specifically any other factor – malware has become part of the reality of using the Mac platform in recent years. The issue here is that a lot of Mac users are rather complacent when


What will Apple’s shift to “Apple Silicon” mean for consumers?

Later this year, Apple will start selling a new Mac computer. While Apple – like most technology firms – loves a bit of hyperbole, it’s absolutely going to be true to say that this will be a Mac like no Mac ever before. That’s because amidst announcements around new versions of its iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS


Surface Book 3 Review: Unique but not compelling

Microsoft diversified its Surface portfolio of tablet devices a number of years back to include more laptop-style designs, including the Surface Laptop – no prizes for guessing what that is – and the Surface Book design. At first glance you might just think that the Surface Book is just another Surface Laptop with a weird


Adobe Photoshop Camera: Some fun filters (and some limitations)

Adobe is one of the big names in productivity software, with the vast majority of creative professionals relying heavily on applications like Premiere Pro, Audition and especially Adobe Photoshop. For better or worse, Photoshop is the expected default image editor for everything from print publications to the web, so much so that it’s often used


Microsoft surrenders in the browser wars as it switches to Chromium

I’ve been writing about the Internet for long enough now that I’ve seen every iteration to date of the competition in the web browser space; from simple browsers like the original NCSA Mosaic which made way for the browser that dominated the early visual web, Netscape Navigator, through Firefox, Opera and Google’s near-dominant Chrome browser


Gigabit NBN arrives… but only for some

We’re technically flying fast towards the finish line for the often controversial National Broadband Network, with NBN Co, the company created to build the network set to declare itself “completed” by the end of June based on current figures. It’s a rubbery figure – there are literally tens of thousands of properties still to be


How to format an external hard drive

External hard drives are a great way to easily expand the storage capacity of your computer. Just plug it in to a USB port and away you go. But sometimes you need to format the drive just so you can start fresh and get rid of all the files on the disk, or it came


How many streaming services is too many?

With many of us choosing to remain indoors for the rather obvious health and safety reasons, there’s been an explosion of interest in streaming media services. These the subscription offerings that provide you with a smorgasbord of viewing choices, delivered over your Internet connection to compatible Smart TVs, set top boxes, laptops, tablets and mobile


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