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Trump tweeting from insecure Android mobile: claim

21 February 2017 in Security

A Congressman from Los Angeles has called into question the security of President Donald Trump’s mobile phone, surmising that his…

Hackers take over microphones on Windows PCs to steal data

21 February 2017 in Security

Hackers targeting people in Ukraine have come up with something unusual: they use the microphones on Windows PCs to steal…

India to offer citizens' data for commercial exploitation

21 February 2017 in Government Tech Policy

India has taken a leap into the unknown by offering its database containing biometric identities for all its citizens to…

Samsung takes big hit to reputation in US: survey

21 February 2017 in Business Intelligence

Samsung has taken a big hit to its reputation, falling to the 49th position in the 2017 reputation quotient ratings…

Vodafone pushes Telstra into second place in Sydney

21 February 2017 in Mobility

Telstra, Optus, Vodafone. That's the normal market share order for mobile service providers in most Australian capital cities. But Sydney…

Google after Aussie hackers – to hire them

20 February 2017 in Security

Google is on the lookout for Australian hackers – not to admonish them for a hacking exploit, but to employ…

NBN chief cops a whack for 'absurd' statements

20 February 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN chief executive Bill Morrow has copped a barrage of criticism from the Information Technology Professionals Association, with his recent…

Tyro claims a first for businesses to use Siri to pay bills

20 February 2017 in Mobility

EFTPOS payments provider Tyro’s customers can now use Apple’s Siri to pay bills and complete other transactions, including business expenses.

Google reveals Windows bug after Microsoft delays Feb updates

20 February 2017 in Security

Google has disclosed a bug in the Windows graphic device interface library that can be exploited to read the contents…

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Hills sees revenue fall in first six months of FY17

21 February 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Technology solutions company Hills Limited has seen a fall in revenue for the first six months of fiscal 2017, recording…

Kacific buying new satellite from Boeing

21 February 2017 in Strategy

Kacific Broadband Satellites has ordered its Kacific-1 satellite from Boeing after a successful US147 million capital raising from Australian retail…

VMware, Intel collaborate on healthcare security

21 February 2017 in Security

Virtualisation company VMware is collaborating with Intel Health and Life Sciences in an initiative it says is designed to help…

Smarter cities a key to Australia’s innovation, economic future: Nokia

21 February 2017 in Strategy

Nokia says Australia’s political and industry leaders need a greater and more concerted focus on development of smarter cities as a…

CyanogenMod successor LineageOS sees spurt in downloads

21 February 2017 in Mobility

LineageOS, the fork of the CyanogenMod project which shut down in December, has seen more than 550,000 downloads in less…

Cognizant opens Melbourne unit to boost digital business

21 February 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

Digital business company Cognizant has opened what it calls a digital business collaboratory in Melbourne, to provide a dedicated space,…

CSIRO, Deakin Uni achieve carbon fibre 'milestone'

20 February 2017 in Strategy

The CSIRO and Victoria’s Deakin University say they have joined just a handful of companies around the world that can…

Huawei, James Cook Uni collaborate on IoT research

20 February 2017 in Strategy

The Australian arm of giant Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei and Queensland’s James Cook University are collaborating on the development…

Fake social media brand profiles increase 1100% from 2014 to 2016

20 February 2017 in Security

Social media security and digital risk monitoring SaaS company ZeroFOX’s analysis of 40,000 fake social media brand profiles has found…

Sky and Space Global, SocialEco combine on $1 smartphone initiative

20 February 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Nano-satellite company Sky and Space Global has signed an agreement with SocialEco, the company behind the $1 smartphone for developing…

ZTE Axon 7 – budget buster packs everything including Dolby Atmos (review)

20 February 2017 in Mobile devices

ZTE has released the Axon 7 and Axon 7 Mini Android smartphones in Australia and both provide top-end, flagship features…

Spark NZ, Enable partner on ‘street in a week’ broadband trial

20 February 2017 in Business Telecommunications

New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has teamed up with professional services firm Enable in a Christchurch trial of its "street…

Macquarie completes Canberra data centre expansion

20 February 2017 in Data Centres

Macquarie Telecom has completed a 50% expansion of its Canberra government data centre — Intellicentre 4 Bunker — to cope…

Cambridge Audio does Bluetooth speakers

20 February 2017 in Entertainment

Cambridge Audio, a 50-year-old British Hi-Fi and speaker company, claims its Bluetooth speakers live up to the promise of a…

Munich move shows Microsoft has not changed one whit

20 February 2017 in Open Sauce

There was a time some years ago when Microsoft would do anything, no matter how it looked to outsiders, to…

Ex-Premier joins Fronde as chairman

20 February 2017 in People Moves

Digital transformation company Fronde has appointed former Tasmanian Premier and Science and Innovation Minister David Bartlett as company chairman.

Saving battery Android app steals data

20 February 2017 in Security

ESET researchers have identified a new “Saving Battery” app as Android/TrojanDownloader.Agent.JI that allows more malware to be downloaded to Android…

Surplus food online marketplace raises expansion funds

20 February 2017 in Enterprise Solutions

Australia's first surplus food online marketplace Yume has obtained $2.6 million in funding to set up branches across the country.

Roborace puts two driverless cars on the track

20 February 2017 in Automotive

Two autonomous racing cars have successfully driven round a competition track together.

US to ask Chinese visitors for social media details

20 February 2017 in Security

The US is set to ask Chinese visitors who hold long-term US business or visitor visas to provide social media…

LG confirms 5.7”, 18:9 screen for flagship G6

20 February 2017 in Mobility

LG has confirmed its new flagship G6 will have a 5.7”, QHD, 2880 x 1440, IPS screen, Always-on-Display, with an…

Samsung is about business too

19 February 2017 in Internet of Things

Samsung has a burgeoning business to business (B2B) side, using its understanding of how businesses can use technology in wearables,…

Samsung Family Hub 2.0 – could be smarter than You.00

19 February 2017 in Internet of Things

Samsung’s new Family Hub 2.0 comes in the form of a smart refrigerator that can provide information as to what…

Let the QLED versus OLED TV wars begin

19 February 2017 in Entertainment

Samsung has invented a new category of TV — QLED — which the company says shows visibly better pictures over…






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