Australia’s consumer watchdog the ACCC has issued advice for consumers and businesses on their rights and obligations if events, flights or travel services are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), or if people wish to cancel their travel plans.

More than three-quarters of the Windows ransomware cases across the 2017 to 2019 period studied by Mandiant Intelligence, a division of security firm FireEye, occurred after working hours.

Australian technology company Cognian Technologies has expanded its executive team with the appointment of former Microsoft senior manager James Isbell as Chief Commercial Officer.

As more and more Australian businesses ask their employees to work from home due to the cononavirus outbreak, local network solutions provider Vocus has announced a deal with video communications outfit Zoom to sell a video-first unified communications platform.

Workplace transformation is top of mind and growing exponentially within Australian and New Zealand businesses, becoming a critical differentiator of better staff wellbeing and business outcomes according to a new report from Indian outsourcing giant Infosys.

The global wearables market is expected to grow by 9.4% in 2020, the market intelligence provider IDC says, adding that this would be a major slowdown from the 89% growth in 2019, with the coronavirus pandemic affecting supply in the first half of the year.

A Brazilian software engineering student has won the Free Software Foundation's Award for Outstanding New Free Software Contribution, a first-time prize offered by the FSF at its annual awards presentation which was held online on 14 March as part of the annual LibrePlanet conference.

Three developers — two male, one female — have thrown their hats into the ring for the post of Debian project leader for 2020-21, with the poll set to be held online from 5 April to 18 April.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020 00:02

Sonos readying new app and OS

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Networked speaker specialist Sonos is preparing a new app and a new operating system as the basis for its next-generation products that are coming later this year.

Energy and utilities companies across the world will accelerate investments in mobile technologies to empower their front-line workers in the field, according to new research which reveals that rapid adoption of rugged mobile devices and tablets is expected over the next five years.

Home WiFi mesh networking gets a security boost with integrated McAfee 'Secure Home Platform.'

Analytics software vendor SAS and analytics consultancy Catapult BI have entered into a partnership to help clients make better use of their data.

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Internet service provider Aussie Broadband has responded to the COVID-19 crisis with a range of measures for customers who have to work from home.

There has been a significant spike in reports about a new scam in Australia involving suspicious emails or SMS claiming to be from online gambling websites offering credit or in-game bonuses.

Comcast-owned media and entertainment company NBCUniversal has set in train a practice that could well mark an end to the hiatus between the release of a film in theatres and on digital media, with an announcement overnight that it would make its films available to home users on the same day as theatrical releases.

The French Competition Authority (L’Autorité de la concurrence) has fined Apple €1.1 billion (A$2.01 billion) for allegedly conspiring with wholesalers to fix the prices of items like the iPad in order to reduce or eliminate competition.

New Zealand sport broadcaster Spark Sport has opened up its six sports channels and on-demand offerings at no charge for existing and new customers until May.

The organisation building Australia's national broadband network says it is well advanced with contingency plans to cope with increased usage of the network as Australians are forced to work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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