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Passwords are hard work, but protection is important

Good passwords keep your online accounts safe and secure, but far too many of us break the simple commandments of password creation. It’s not a terribly difficult set of rules; don’t use common dictionary words as your password (especially common… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Microsoft, Security |
Last Updated:2016-05-30

Would Android apps tempt you to buy a Chromebook?

For a number of years now if you’ve wanted to buy a laptop, you’ve had three choices. Windows still utterly dominates the local market at every price point, while Apple’s Mac lines — the MacBook Air, MacBook and MacBook Pro… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Android, Portable |
Last Updated:2016-05-23
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What is Voice over LTE and how can you make the most of it?

VoLTE promises clearer phone calls and faster download speeds while you’re talking to your friends, but for now it’s only available to city slickers with a handful of new top-shelf smartphones. These days most of us have 3G-capable phones, as… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Android, Apple, Internet, Mobile Phones |
Last Updated:2016-05-20
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Time to think big as government extends $20,000 asset write-off to more businesses

The taxman has smiled upon Australian businesses planning to spend up big on new computers and other expensive technology. This time last year, the federal government introduced a new scheme to encourage small businesses to open their wallets, letting businesses… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Business IT |
Last Updated:2016-05-20

Would you pay more for an upgradeable laptop?

It’s only relatively recently in computing history that the laptop has more or less been the standard way that people use computers. Early laptops were slow, bulky and incredibly expensive, but it’s now entirely feasible to buy a cheap laptop… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Gaming, Home Gadgets, Latest Stories, Portable |
Last Updated:2016-05-16

What’s an operating system “worth”?

When Microsoft launched Windows 10 last July, it did so with an interesting offer. For the first year of availability of the operating system, anyone opting to upgrade would get the latest version of Windows for absolutely nothing. Which version… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Microsoft, Software, Windows |
Last Updated:2016-05-19

Could the media centre PC make a comeback?

As MiniPCs become cheaper and more powerful, could a Windows box once again win pride of place in high-tech lounge rooms? Ten years ago, back during the prehistoric age of the digital lounge room, the quest for the “one entertainment… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Entertainment, Home Gadgets |
Last Updated:2016-05-09
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Are you making the most of your smartphone to get things done?

It’s easy to dismiss touchscreen gadgets as the ultimate procrastination tool but, used wisely, they can help you stay productive when things get busy. When you see someone on the train who’s fixated on their smartphone or tablet you probably… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Business IT, Mobile Phones |
Last Updated:2016-05-05

ANZ goes Apple Pay, but will it matter for Aussie consumers?

ANZ made headlines for itself recently by becoming the first of the “big” banks to officially start offering Apple Pay for its customers. It’s not the first in Australia officially — that plaudit officially goes to American Express, who launched… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Apple |
Last Updated:2016-05-02

Is Telstra’s Air network a victim of mobile success?

If you move around with a laptop to any appreciable degree — whether it’s a function of your work, or just a laptop you’re taking on holiday in order to more easily send photos home — you’ve probably come across… Continue reading →

No Comments | Categories - Internet, Networking |
Last Updated:2016-04-26