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

The end is nigh for Windows Server 2003

The end of security updates for Windows Server 2003 offers a good opportunity to plan for the future, to ensure that your servers keep working just as hard for the business as you do. We heard a lot about the… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-07-02

Why Is It Important To Have Windows Update Automatically?

Samsung recently got itself into some serious hot water when it emerged that a number of its laptops shipped with a utility that disabled automatic Windows updates, instead prompting you every time there was an update available as to whether… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-06-29

Why a laptop dock can improve your productivity

I recently upgraded my office computer to a newer, shinier system, as is necessary from time to time. Actually, this was somewhat beyond necessary, as the desktop system I’d been using as my primary workhorse dated back to 2009, and… Continue reading →

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Last Updated:2015-06-22