Displaying items by tag: Graeme Philipson

Sunday, 30 August 2015 11:16

Windows 10 – one man’s experience

Thinking of moving to Windows 10? My own sweet and sour story might provide some guidance.

Published in Software
Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:52

TPG tells iiNet to stop selling Fetch TV

In case you thought it would be business as usual with iiNet in new hands, think again and it didn’t take long for things to change. Less than a week after the acquisition was approved, TPG has pulled Fetch TV from iiNet. What else will change?

Published in Entertainment
Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:21

China slows global smartphone growth

 It had to happen eventually. The massive growth in smartphone shipments has started to slow – to just 10.4% a year. China is to blame.

Published in Mobility

The NBN has released its long-awaited new Corporate Plan. It contains some troubling doubts about the state of Telstra’s copper network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 24 August 2015 09:43

NBN meets its targets. Wow!

To nobody’s surprise, the NBN has met its targets, which had previously been revised downwards. Last year it doubled the number of serviceable premises and end users.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 24 August 2015 08:07

Foxtel fights back

 

In the face of competition from Netflix and other video on demand suppliers, Foxtel has announced new bundles and increases in broadband data allowances,

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 24 August 2015 06:27

Vodafone - new plans, new ads

Vodafone Australia has released new ads to bolster awareness of the  major revamp of its mobile plans announced last week. The ads featuring a demonstration of irate mobile users marching and holding up SIM sized placards to protest bill shock may actually be closer to the truth than some carrers care to admit.

Published in Mobility

NSW Premier Mike Baird has officially opened Huawei’s $30 million National Training and Innovation Centre in the Sydney suburb of Chatswood.

Published in Education
Thursday, 20 August 2015 06:04

How to find out if Ashley Madison has your data

The Ashley Madison hackers have released the data they stole from the ‘cheating’ website, so anyone can tell if they – or their partner - have been ‘compromised,

Published in Security
Monday, 17 August 2015 14:38

Optus in ‘world first’ carrier aggregation

Optus says it is the first telco in the world to deliver carrier aggregation on three separate mobile networks (3xCA), delivering download speeds of 317 Mbps.

Published in Mobility

Chinese vendor Lenovo, which according to Gartner is now the world’s biggest PC manufacturer, has failed in its attempts to become a major mobile phone player. Now it has announced it will sack 3200 employees, mostly in its Motorola smartphone business.

Published in Mobility
Thursday, 13 August 2015 09:45

Telstra - steady as she goes

Telstra has reported a small increase in revenue for the last financial year. The results are solid, without being outstanding.

Published in Listed Tech
Thursday, 13 August 2015 05:24

Labor pulls back on telco security bill

Emboldened by the Government’s trouble on other fronts, the ALP is no longer in lock-step on anti-terrorism matters. It is urging a rethink on the proposed telco security laws.

Published in Technology Regulation
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 07:48

Turnbull responds to MyRepublic

The head of Singaporean broadband supplier MyRepublic got a lot of publicity yesterday criticising the NBN. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull was not impressed.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:50

Stan becomes friends with Warner Bros.

Video on demand supplier Stan and content provider Warner Bros. International Television Distribution have announced an exclusive multi-year licensing deal.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 05:46

Netflix coexisting with Foxtel

Netflix refuses to disclose Australian subscriber numbers, but Roy Morgan Research makes a good estimate based on polling of households. It is in 8% of Australian homes.

Published in Entertainment
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 06:20

Reports of death of TV Ads greatly exaggerated

Global TV advertising is still growing, despite the many Internet based challengers.

Published in Entertainment

Singaporean broadband supplier MyRepublic has announced it will enter the Australian market – but only over FTTH. The company's CEO has made some very pointed and unflattering remarks about the FTTN NBN.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 10 August 2015 05:57

Copper cut-off looms for 30,000 homes

The NBN will eventually replace the existing telephone system. All existing phone lines will need to be transferred. For some, that day will come sooner than they think.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Friday, 07 August 2015 05:33

Hey! Somebody’s hacked my smart watch!

Wearables are the next target for hackers, warns a new report from Symantec. The biggest threat is ‘ransomware’ – a kind of electronic blackmail.

Published in Security

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