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One in three (39%) Australians already face regular streaming dropouts and the demand for the Internet is about to surge as more Australians remain housebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to comparison website Finder which says telcos should purchase more capacity from the NBN to help Internet users working from home through the crisis.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australians are paying a high price for exceeding their data limits and have blown $152.6 million on excess data charges over the past 12 months, according to comparison website Finder.

Published in Data

Hobart has the fastest broadband speeds of Australia’s capital cities but Perth lags well behind with the country’s slowest Internet speeds, according to an analysis of over 14,800 broadband speed tests between July 2018 and July this year.

Published in Home Tech

Text messaging, rather than talking over the phone, is now preferred by many Australians, according to a new survey which found that 56% of Aussie adults avoid making phone calls, turning instead to messaging apps or even email.

Published in Apps

The ACCC has fined MyRepublic $25,200 for its speed claims, with Finder finding time to issue three speed check tips "to make sure you're getting the speed you signed up for".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Millions of Aussies are reportedly “freaked out” because they think their smartphones are eavesdropping on them – all because they are bombarded with advertising after having a chat about a product or service.

Published in Mobility
Monday, 09 July 2018 10:51

NBN users too scared to switch providers

Users of the Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, are a loyal lot, sticking with their current network service providers despite the possibility of saving up to $500 by switching providers, according to a newly published report.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Many Australians wish they could switch back to their previous Internet service rather than having to use the country's national broadband network, the NBN, according to newly published research from comparison website, finder.com.au.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australian Internet users are collectively prepared to spend $267 million in total in one year to get a better Internet access, but they want a steadier service free of buffering and dropouts if they are going to fork out their hard earned cash.

Published in Internet of Things

Australians are loyal to their mobile phone operators, staying with them through thick and thin, with a newly published report finding that switching is in the too-hard-basket for many mobile users, and others find comparing their options too confusing.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Aussies lost or destroyed their smartphones at a rate of 1370 per day — or 2.5 million smartphones in the last five years — and, it seems, millennials are the worst offenders.

Published in Strategy
Friday, 28 July 2017 10:45

Aussies still hang on to their landlines

In the era of mobile phones and smartphones many Australians still find it difficult to give up their trusty landline phone services, with a new survey revealing that 55% still have a landline phone.

Published in Home Tech

Australians are paying through the nose to the tune of more than $10 million for going over their mobile data limits when using their smartphones.

Published in Mobility

Letting staff choose their own preferred mobile platform is "a catastrophe waiting to happen" and will ultimately restrict the ability of businesses to exploit mobile platforms, the security chief at BlackBerry manufacturer Research In Motion has said.

Published in Security
Tuesday, 02 March 2010 09:44

Aussie PDF developer prepares to tackle Adobe

Australian PDF software developer Nitro PDF is planning on a combination of a 'freemium' software marketing plan and an expanded channel presence to help it eat into Adobe's dominant market share for PDF creation and management software.

Published in Market
Monday, 22 February 2010 13:35

Aussies to join AFCOM advisory board

Two Australians will join the advisory board for the world's major data centre user organisation as it looks to expand its activities down under.

Monday, 22 February 2010 13:23

RightNow plans Facebook, MySpace expansion

On-demand CRM vendor RightNow is expanding the range of social networks its software can interact with in a bid to help companies avoid embarrassing experiences like Southwest's recent run-in with film maker Kevin Smith.
Saturday, 20 February 2010 16:56

ATO claims good progress on systems upgrade

The Australian Taxation Office says it is making good progress on its biggest systems upgrade in 30 years, but 300,000 delayed tax returns still hang in the balance.
Published in Technology Regulation
Friday, 05 December 2008 04:35

Dell to sell through The Good Guys

Dell is continuing its push into the Australian retail market, announcing a deal with The Good Guys to sell its consumer range of PCs and notebooks through the 87-store chain.
Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 18 November 2008 03:29

IT management key to Vegas' flashest hotel rooms

When Vegas' new CityCenter resort opens in late 2009, its hotel rooms will contain state-of-the-art technology for customising entertainment, lighting and heating options -- but getting that to happen is only possible because of careful planning and cost management by its IT department.

Published in Market

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