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Electronic voting is subject to ‘high costs and unacceptable security risks’, which clearly means hacking, according to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters and its 77 page report entitled the ‘Interim report on the inquiry into the conduct of the 2013 Federal Election’. So Australia has rejected electronic voting - does this mean US elections are rigged?


Multiple reports at a Google forum for its Nexus 7 2012 model are complaining that the Android Lollipop 5.0 update is ‘shockingly bad’ and is like ‘Vista on a tablet’.

Hot on the heels of Vodafone’s 4.5-inch prepaid 4G smartphone for $99, Boost has gone one bigger - a 5-inch prepaid 3G smartphone for $99, too. We spoke to Boost Mobile’s CMO, Ian Blackhall about it on video.

Open source pioneer Mozilla has signed a five year deal with Fading Internet giant Yahoo which will mean Microsoft’s Bing will replace Google as Firefox’s search engine, at least in the US.

The so-called Click Frenzy is still a click flop. Click Frenzy said this year’s version of the annual online shopping promotion would generate $200 million in sales. It came in at around a quarter of that number.    

Would you pay US$1171 for in-flight internet access for just one flight? That’s what one hapless business traveller was charged for over usage after buying a $30 access package during a flight. His over usage crime was to upload one small file.

Telstra and Japanese telco giant SoftBank are amongst investors who have put an extra $50 million of equity funding into Australian e-commerce player Bigcommerce.

Game of Thrones is now the most illegally AND legally downloaded show in Australia. Foxtel says its new Boxsets service has been a smashing success since launching, with over 94,000 episodes of Game of Thrones legally downloaded and viewed to date!

The national science hub RiAus has launched what it says is Australia’s first dedicated science TV channel, with the help of digital media solutions company Hostworks.

Melbourne-based national commercial cleaning and property maintenance company CMC Property Services has gone live with Amazon Web Services Workspaces production deployment.

 Check our latest Whitepaper download Remote Support Trends for 2015 HERE

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