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NetComm achieves record revenue, earnings growth

21 February 2018 in Listed Tech

Listed communications firm NetComm Wireless has reported record revenues of $88.6 million for the six months to the end of…

Samsung opens ‘SmartSchool’ at UniSA

21 February 2018 in Strategy

Samsung has launched a new training facility at the University of South Australia it says is one of the most…

Samsung says it has begun manufacturing 30TB SSD

21 February 2018 in Hardware

Samsung Electronics has announced that it has begun mass production of the world's biggest Serial Attached SCSI solid state drive,…

Facebook to use snail mail to verify US election ads

21 February 2018 in Technology Regulation

Despite all the talk about using artificial intelligence and machine learning in future, social media giant Facebook says it will…

CBA avoids talk of customers leaving bank due to Apple Pay

21 February 2018 in Strategy

The Commonwealth Bank appears to be unwilling to in any way talk about the possibility that the lack of Apple…

Optus offers free phone, tablet access to National Geographic app

20 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus has teamed up with National Geographic to offer customers with any active Australian mobile service 30 days’ free access…

Apple cedes iCloud data control in China to state firm

20 February 2018 in Security

The data of Apple customers in China will come under the control of a state-owned company from the end of…

ACCC to penalise NBN Co if technicians miss appointments

20 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Australian Consumer and Competition Commission chairman Rod Sims says rules will be introduced to penalise the NBN Co when its…

RMIT's blockchain strategy course to prepare students for digitally literate work future

20 February 2018 in Development

Australia's first university short course on developing blockchain strategy, "built with industry and delivered by global blockchain experts", is being…

‘Defanged’ NotPetya released in a controlled environment

19 February 2018 in Security

The UK-based Cyber Security company NCC Group has been able to replace the destructive parts of NotPetya with telemetry and…

Data breach law takes effect on Thursday

19 February 2018 in Government Tech Policy

Australia's data breach notification law takes effect this Thursday and new resources for the public have been released by the…

Claim new Payments Platform increases fraud risks

19 February 2018 in Security

One security company claims Australia’s New Payments Platform is likely to increase the risk of fraudsters seeking to exploit the…

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Signal Foundation set up to spread use of private communications

22 February 2018 in Security

The head of the developers behind the Signal messenger app, that provides end-to-end encryption, is setting up a non-profit foundation…

Trend Micro patches email gateway, but leaves two flaws unpatched

22 February 2018 in Security

Trend Micro has patched 10 vulnerabilities in its Email Encryption Gateway product that could be used for remote exploits, but…

Bitcoin sold free due to glitch at Japanese exchange

22 February 2018 in Market

A technical glitch at Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Zaif allowed customers to buy currencies, including bitcoin, free, though in the end…

Nuance stops development of Swype keyboard for Android, iOS

22 February 2018 in Mobile devices

One of the first alternative keyboards for Android, Swype, has been discontinued without much fanfare.

Intel releases new patches for Meltdown and Spectre flaws

22 February 2018 in Security

Processor giant Intel has issued a second set of patches for two flaws, named Meltdown and Spectre which were publicly…

VMware recognised as employer of choice for gender equality, fourth time in a row

21 February 2018 in Enterprise Staff

Cloud computing and virtualisation vendor VMware was today officially provided with a Employer of Choice for Gender Equality citation by…

Kearney takes ANZ reins at Tibco

21 February 2018 in People Moves

Tibco Software has appointed John Kearney as regional vice-president for Australia and New Zealand.

Oppo offers free screen repairs on R11S and Plus for first six months

21 February 2018 in Home Tech

Oppo has taken the opportunity to offer "free screen repairs for the first six months on its latest R11s and…

Telstra claims iMessage and FaceTime bug now fixed

21 February 2018 in Telecoms & NBN

Earlier today, Telstra announced that "some" of its customers "experienced an issue with Apple iMessage and FaceTime", but has since…

Go ogle Android Pay becoming Google Pay in Australia following new app launch

21 February 2018 in Apps

The old Android Pay is set to become Google Pay, allowing you to go ogle Google's new way to pay,…

Big leak needed for data breach law 'to be taken seriously'

21 February 2018 in Security

Australia's data breach law takes effect on Thursday, making it mandatory for certain classes of organisations to report data breaches…

VIDEO Interview: AT&T nurtures robust healthcare business in Australia

21 February 2018 in Development

AT&T has been in Australia since 1992, growing into a leading premier multinational integrated solution provider across many industry verticals,…

Speed issues? It ain't us that's to blame, says NBN Co

21 February 2018 in Open Sauce

The NBN Co is well known for doing what Pontius Pilate did – washing its hands of any responsibility for…

CBA adds Samsung Pay to MasterCard options

21 February 2018 in Mobility

Commonwealth Bank MasterCard holders are now able to use Samsung Pay for transactions.

Britain sticks with Huawei, despite US fears

21 February 2018 in Security

Intelligence chiefs in the US may have accused Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei of spying, but it appears that the UK…

Scientists develop clip-on to turn smartphone into microscope

21 February 2018 in Science

A 3D printable clip-on that can turn any smartphone into a microscope has been developed by the Australian Research Council's…

Data firm says NPP can facilitate QR-based payment system

21 February 2018 in Strategy

A payment acceptance system based on QR code could be one use of the New Payments Platform that fintech companies…

Pivotel joins charity to provide net access in Uganda

21 February 2018 in Business Telecommunications

Australian satellite telecommunications provider Pivotel has partnered with the humanitarian group, Internet for Humanity, to offer communications hardware and Internet…