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MWC – Mobile World Congress 2017 announcements

26 February 2017 in Mobility

New smartphones are coming from Huawei, LG, Nokia, Sony, Moto and many more at the MWC that runs in Barcelona,…

How smartphone brand loyal are you? Not very, says Finder survey

26 February 2017 in Mobility

Australian’s may not be as loyal to their current brand of smartphone as the makers would like according to a…

Torvalds patches git to mitigate against SHA-1 attacks

26 February 2017 in Security

Linux creator Linus Torvalds says two sets of patches have been posted for the distributed version control system git to…

Google releases details of another Windows bug

26 February 2017 in Security

Google has increased the pressure on Microsoft to issue security fixes before its scheduled date of 14 March, with the…

VIDEO: iPhone 7 Plus seen smouldering in Tweeted video, Apple investigating

25 February 2017 in Home Tech

Twitter user @briannaolivas_ has posted a video of her iPhone 7 Plus with smoke coming out of the left hand…

Chinese smartphones hot on Apple's heels in 2017

25 February 2017 in ShawThing

Apple’s slender market share lead over Huawei or OPPO/vivo may slip in 2017 from number two globally, to number three…

Cloudflare fixes serious bug that leaked user data

25 February 2017 in Security

Content delivery network Cloudflare has revealed that it recently fixed a serious software bug in its infrastructure that may have…

Fallout: WebKit repository broken by SHA-1 collision

25 February 2017 in Security

The SHA-1 collision attack unveiled on Thursday has claimed its first victim, with the version control system used by the…

Spirit Telecom connects ‘superfast’ Internet to Eureka

25 February 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Telecommunications and Internet services provider Spirit Telecom has deployed its claimed “superfast” Internet network in Melbourne’s iconic 297.3-metre high Eureka…

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Huawei Mate 9 delivers a whole lot of phone (review)

26 February 2017 in Mobile devices

From the moment, you see the dark chocolate “Huawei Design” box adorned with the subtle red Leica Dual camera logo,…

Samsung’s Galaxy A5/7 – A Galaxy not very far away (review)

26 February 2017 in Mobile devices

Samsung trickles down the features from its premium Galaxy S series to next year’s mid-range A series. There is a…

SugarCRM deployment supports Wesley Mission Qld

25 February 2017 in Deals

Wesley Mission Queensland has deployed SugarCRM software to enable a single view of its customers, initially across its customer service,…

Square launches virtual terminal for payments

25 February 2017 in Market

Payments technology company Square has launched a virtual terminal that allows businesses to accept payments directly from a Web browser…

Danny’s Moto’ing along nicely (interview)

24 February 2017 in Mobility

A pioneer, and once the major force in mobile communications, Motorola has been through some interesting times. Back in 2011…

Australian pentester finds remote flaws in industrial switches

24 February 2017 in Security

An Australian penetration tester has discovered remotely exploitable flaws in switches made by the American companies Red Lion Controls and…

Some will be able to vote online in WA state poll

24 February 2017 in Government Tech Policy

Voters in Western Australia who have poor literacy skills, are blind or sight impaired or are otherwise incapacitated will be…

D-Link launches Homekit-enabled camera

24 February 2017 in Home Tech

Networking company D-Link has launched the first of its Omna family of Apple HomeKit-enabled devices, the new Omna 180 Cam…

Samsung Exynos 9 first 10nm system on a chip

24 February 2017 in Mobility

Samsung has launched its new Exynos 9 system on a chip (SoC) that is expected to power the new Samsung…

Debian issues fixes for kernel vulnerabilities in Jessie

24 February 2017 in Security

The Debian GNU/Linux project has advised users of its stable release Jessie to update their systems as soon as possible…

AMD Ryzen from the ashes

24 February 2017 in ShawThing

AMD’s new Ryzen 7 x86 processors will, at release, be the world’s highest performing and lowest power requirement processors. Pre-orders…

Samsung readies Galaxy S8 – launch 29 March New York (leaked images)

24 February 2017 in ShawThing

Samsung has been developing the GS8 for about 18 months now. It delayed the launch from later this week at…

Meltwater acquires Oxford Uni’s Wrapidity

24 February 2017 in Data

Global media intelligence provider Meltwater is acquiring artificial intelligence spinout from Oxford University, Wrapidity, to help improve and scale its…

Global public cloud market growth peaking: Gartner

24 February 2017 in Cloud

The global public cloud market is expected to grow to US$246.8 billion this year — up from US$209.2 billion in…

HTC wants U to buy U

23 February 2017 in ShawThing

HTC’s new U series (Ultra and Play) launched today in Australia may just outsmart everything else available now.

Telstra completes divestment of Autohome stake

23 February 2017 in Deals

Telstra has sold its remaining 6.5% stake in the Chinese car website Autohome to Ping An Insurance Group for US$217…

Veritas, Microsoft sign multi-year cloud deal

23 February 2017 in Cloud

Information management vendor Veritas Technologies and Microsoft have signed a multi-year deal to promote the use of the Azure cloud…

More than 50% of Web traffic is encrypted: EFF

23 February 2017 in Security

More than half of the traffic on the Web is now protected by encryption, according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation,…

New digital marketplace to trade in renewable energy

23 February 2017 in Strategy

A digital marketplace for trading in energy generated by solar panels and stored in battery storage units has been launched,…

Microsoft issues patch to fix Flash Player bugs

23 February 2017 in Security

A day after it said it would not be issuing any security fixes until 14 March, Microsoft has issued a…

Fujinon lenses caters for budding cinematographers

23 February 2017 in Entertainment

FUJIFILM has launched the MK series of cinema lenses designed for budding consumer, corporate and prosumer videographers/cinematographers.

Qualtrics deploys customer experience platform for Volkswagen

23 February 2017 in Deals

Volkswagen Group Australia has deployed a customer experience insights platform from software-as-a-services company Qualtrics across its 103 dealerships.

Internet Australia at odds with Nash on broadband speed confusion

22 February 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia chief executive Laurie Patton has questioned the Federal Minister for Regional Communications, Fiona Nash’s assertion that it is…

Court temporaily halts Vodafone NZ-Sky TV merger

22 February 2017 in Business Telecommunications

New Zealand’s High Court has temporarily halted the proposed merger of Vodafone New Zealand and satellite pay TV operator Sky…






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