With 120 smartphone brands globally, you need to really stand out to make an impression, and with realme only 17 months old, it has launched into Australia with a bang, with top features (including Australia's first 64 megapixel smartphone) at very challenging pricing.

Online banking services at the Commonwealth Bank have come a-cropper, with the bank saying it is "working urgently to restore impacted services". Some branches were forced to close as a result of the outage.

Thursday, 17 October 2019 16:41

Top strategic priorities for 2020

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Australia’s global ranking in digital competiveness is slipping. To turn this around, local organisations need to be innovative, people-focused and agile. This was the message from leaders of research company, ADAPT, when outlining their top 10 strategic priorities for 2020.

SPONSORED NEWS: Roots Sustainable Agricultural Technologies Limited (ASX: ROO) has increased the yield of dry cannabis flowers by up to 118 per cent compared to uncooled crops from various strains within a climate-controlled greenhouse at Canndescent’s facilities in Southern California.

Telstra has launched the official Spotify app on Telstra TV, expanding the range of audio content available on our very own streaming device for Free and Premium Spotify members.

Listed Australian healthcare company PainChek is partnering with medication management services provider Ward Medication Management to deliver the national roll-out of its smartphone pain assessment and monitoring technology to the Australian residential aged care market.

More than half of the Australians and New Zealanders who participated in a survey about artificial intelligence have indicated they trust a robot more than their manager, while half say they have sought advice from a mechanical being rather than their manager.

Energy retailer ERM Power has boosted efficiency and productivity with the deployment of technology from cloud data management vendor Rubrik.

The IQOS cigarette system is a major departure from "smoking" as it heats rather than burns the tobacco.

The retail and healthcare sectors are the two business and industry sectors leading Internet of Things (IoT) adoption around the world, according to a new survey on ‘intelligent’ enterprises.

Windows ransomware has become a major problem for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), a survey by Datto, a company that provides IT solutions for managed service providers (MSPs), shows, with 91% of MSPs in Australia and New Zealand reporting attacks on SMBs in the last two years.

Online job advertisements listed by SEEK fell by 7.4% year-on-year in September, the company says, adding that this represented a smaller drop than August which saw a decrease of 8.6%.

Three months after it was supposed to come into effect, the British Government has dropped its plans for an age-verification system to ensure that anyone accessing pornography online is aged 18 or over.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019 19:27

Broadband forum calls for standards

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5G standards have been introduced, but not fully implemented. Each vendor knows its take on the subject, but the real value is in listening to what the attendees actually say.

Leading European telcos have used Huawei’s Mobile Broadband Forum in Zürich to outline their 5G plans for the next five years. In Europe at least, 5G has arrived.

Cloud integration and workflow automation vendor Boomi has formed an alliance with Fujitsu Australia to provide Australian and New Zealand enterprises and government organisations with fully-integrated business applications and professional services.

Tech industry trade association CompTIA says it is expanding its commitment to the Australia New Zealand region with the launch of a new initiative aimed at teaching students the fundamentals of technology.

Rival telcos Telstra and Optus have both launched their mobile plan offerings for the new Google Pixel 4 smartphones, each with a raft of offers to tempt consumers buying the new phones.

The government has made the use of two-factor authentication compulsory when porting mobile numbers from one provider to another, in what it says is a big step to keep Australians safe from telephone scammers.

Scientists have found a way of fabricating nanomesh so that it can be used as a drug delivery system for antibiotics, in what could be a step in the fight against global antibiotic resistance.

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