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Windows Fall Update will fall onto your PC soon

One of the key platforms for Microsoft’s Windows 10 operating system was that it was going to be a continuously iterated platform with major releases happening to a regular schedule. Unlike the service packs of old, these wouldn’t just be bug fixes and security patches, but the introduction of new features and services, meaning that… More 


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Ransomware on the rise, but what practical steps can you take?

In the early days of computer security, viruses were largely destructive while often relaying self-aggrandising messages about their authors, or straight up offensive statements about precisely how stuffed your system now was, thanks to corruption of storage media, system BIOSes or other critical computer components. They were the brainchild of often bored and seriously immature… More 


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Samsung makes its productivity play with the Galaxy Note 8

Samsung recently announced its latest premium smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 at a flashy event in New York City, followed up very rapidly by opening up pre-orders for the device in Australia less than 24 hours later. That’s the fastest I think I’ve ever seen a newly announced device go to a sales channel, although… More 


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Has the time come to switch to SSD?

You probably don’t think that much about the storage inside your laptop or desktop, excluding those times when you start running out and your computer complains about the lack of overall storage. A quick primer, as a tiny digression. If you look at the specifications of your computer, it’ll list two types of storage: the… More 


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Time to relearn all your password rules

For just about any online service you’d care to name, you’re going to be requested to set up a password in order to securely access those services. This may be for a relatively trivial reason, such as one-time access to a site you’re not sure you’re going to use regularly, or something far more serious… More 


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Apple’s iPod range is almost defunct

While Apple has a history as a computer company that dates all the way back to the 1970s and the original Apple I computer and wildly successful Apple II model that was the favourite of many Australian educational institutions in the 1980s, by the 1990s, the company wasn’t doing so well. Considerably more affordable Windows… More 


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Are you risking it all on public Wi-Fi?

It’s feasible within Australia to stay connected online for relatively low prices, especially if you make smart use of public Wi-Fi. It’s possible to get online from many public libraries, cafes, shopping centres and popular public locations, where the venue either offers Wi-Fi as a straight service (a la libraries) or as part of a… More 


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2018 could see a mobile broadband price war

Optus recently announced that it was sinking around $1 billion dollars into improving its nationwide mobile telephony network, with a particular focus on improving its regional coverage. That billion dollars will go into 500 new mobile sites across the nation, including 114 on the Federal Government’s Mobile Blackspot program, as well as upgrading more than… More 


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It’s time to set your Financial New Year’s tech resolutions

End of financial year isn’t just an excuse for a stocktake sale, it’s also time to take stock of how your business is performing and where technology can help improve your bottom line. Your first financial new year’s tech resolution should be to ensure that you’re making the most of the internet and social media…. More 


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Google opens up Game of Thrones via Street View

When it comes to opening up the world of information, few companies have the reach and impact of Google. The odds are insanely high that when you search for information online, you’re using Google’s proprietary search algorithms, with only Microsoft’s Bing search engine standing in serious competitive spaces, or DuckDuckGo if you’re more privacy minded…. More 


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