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Review: 13 iPhone 12 mini cases

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20 January 2021 in Telecoms & NBN

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ACMA says Kogan breached Australian spam laws and pays $310,000 fine

20 January 2021 in Technology Regulation

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Mobile roaming recovery to take three years: analyst

20 January 2021 in Telecoms & NBN

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NSW Government issues tender for regional digital connectivity network build

20 January 2021 in Government Tech Policy

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US asks Australia to scrap news media code law

19 January 2021 in Technology Regulation

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AgriWebb tops up coffers with $30 million in new investment

19 January 2021 in Market

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deVere Group’s Green calls for more regulatory scrutiny of Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies

18 January 2021 in Technology Regulation

Greater regulatory scrutiny of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin must become a priority as they continue to play an increasingly normalised…

US revokes some licences issued for sales to Huawei, to deny others

18 January 2021 in Government Tech Policy

In its last days, the Trump administration has revoked licences issued to some US companies to sell goods to Huawei,…

US places Chinese firm Xiaomi on blacklist, claims it has military links

18 January 2021 in Technology Regulation

Xiaomi Corporation, the third biggest smartphone manufacturer, has become the latest Chinese company to be added to a US list…

Samsung’s Galaxy S21 range fully ready for business: Danny Mandrides

15 January 2021 in Business IT

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Google Cloud, Nokia team up on 5G development

15 January 2021 in Business Telecommunications

Google Cloud and Nokia have announced a global, strategic partnership aimed at jointly developing cloud-native 5G Core solutions for communications…

MUST WATCH: Samsung's new S21 models and Galaxy Buds Pro seek smartphone supremacy from A$1249 to $2149

15 January 2021 in Home Tech

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Ericsson chief asks his own country to lift Huawei ban

15 January 2021 in Government Tech Policy

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Pauline Hanson's website redirected to refugee council site

15 January 2021 in Security

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Alcatel and TCL's affordable smartphones for the back to school set

22 January 2021 in Fuzzy Logic

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D-Link adds Wi-Fi 6 Covr AX to mesh lineup

21 January 2021 in Wi-Fi

D-Link has expanded its range of Covr mesh networking products with the new Covr AX AX1800 Wi-Fi 6 systems.

Canalys sees cyber security spending growing 10% in 2021

21 January 2021 in Security

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Refurbished smartphone market dropped 9% in 2020, says Counterpoint

21 January 2021 in Mobility

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Elasticsearch licence changed as owner chases more revenue

21 January 2021 in Business Software

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Be Prepared to Stay at Home in 2021 – even if you don’t want to

21 January 2021 in Business Telecommunications

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Google forcing users to Chrome after appearance of Edge

21 January 2021 in Open Source

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Leading Edge Newcastle links to Megaport for direct cloud connectivity

20 January 2021 in Data Centres

Regional data centre operator Leading Edge Data Centres will use Megaport to provide direct connectivity from its Newcastle data centre.

Arlo goes next level with the Ultra 2 Wire-free Spotlight Camera

20 January 2021 in Home Tech

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Cisco loses top researcher as Rascagnères moves to Kaspersky

20 January 2021 in People Moves

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Big upward tick in Windows ransomware attacks on US public sector

20 January 2021 in Security

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Nutanix statement suggests VMware lawsuit designed to 'hurt a competitor'

20 January 2021 in Business IT

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Malwarebytes also hit by SolarWinds attackers, but through different vector

20 January 2021 in Security

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FireEye releases update on attacks, offers Azure auditing script

20 January 2021 in Security

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IntegrationWorks bridges OT and IT with help from MuleSoft

20 January 2021 in Enterprise Solutions

Integration specialist IntegrationWorks Australia has released a MuleSoft certified connector for IntegrationWorks PI Historian.

Eset Protect offers cloud or on-prem security management

20 January 2021 in Security

Security vendor Eset has brought its Eset Protect endpoint security management platform to Australia.

Davidson's dynamic duo head technology practice

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Ericsson, Arkessa provide global connectivity for Voi e-scooters

20 January 2021 in Deals

Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson,and cellular connectivity services provider Arkessa have teamed up to provide a secure, managed global connectivity…

Global Internet of Things (IoT) revenues predicted to jump by 53% and hit US $677B by 2025

19 January 2021 in Internet of Things

Over the past few years, IoT has become one of the most important technologies globally, allowing seamless communication between people,…

Review: vivo Y70 faces a fight in a crowded Android field

19 January 2021 in Mobile devices

The vivo Y70 was the last of the Android phones on my list for review last year, but unfortunately the…

Trend Micro says digital transformation is growing, but has business data become insecure?

19 January 2021 in Security

A new survey has found "less than half (47%) of surveyed organisations in Australia and New Zealand are very confident…

 

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Stephen WithersStephen Withers is one of Australia's most experienced IT writers and editors with 30 years in the trade. He has held staff positions at PC Week, Australian MacUser and Australian Personal Computer (APC).

The list of publications that Stephen has written for is as long as your arm, but highlights include The Age, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Macworld, Australian PC World, Australian Personal Computer, Business Review Weekly, Computerworld Australia, Good Weekend, iTWire, MIS, PC Authority, PC Week, and Technology & Business.

He has also held hands-on and management roles in IT in the university, banking, and publishing sectors.

Stephen holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, both from the University of Warwick.

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