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Ericsson, Cisco collaborate to virtualise VHA networks

16 January 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Ericsson and Cisco are working together to transform and virtualise Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA)’s networks which VHA says will better…

A buoyant Kogan hails strong Christmas trading

16 January 2017 in Market

Solid trading and consumer spending over the Christmas shopping period helped boost Kogan.com’s financial performance with the online discount retailer…

Optus expands NBN wholesale offerings

16 January 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus Wholesale continues to ramp up NBN wholesale offers with the introduction of state-based, national and hybrid aggregation models which…

Arrest warrant decision on Samsung heir likely soon

16 January 2017 in Deals

South Korean prosecutors, who are investigating an influence-peddling scandal that has led to a vote of impeachment against President Park…

Centrelink bungle claimed to hit Turnbull popularity

16 January 2017 in Government Tech Policy

A ReachTEL poll of 2126 Australians taken on 12 January shows that the ongoing Centrelink debt repayment bungle has delivered…

Telstra gives ‘always on’ service guarantee on key APAC cable routes

15 January 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Telstra has launched a new "Always On" service guarantee for Asia’s busiest subsea cable routes – Hong Kong to Singapore…

Guardian slammed over 'false' WhatsApp backdoor report

14 January 2017 in Security

Well-known cryptographer Moxie Marlinspike has slammed the Guardian for publishing what he described as a "false" report claiming that the…

Court rules Apple can be sued for monopolising iPhone app market

14 January 2017 in Technology Regulation

A US class action by plaintiffs, purchasers of iPhones and iPhone apps, filed originally in 2012 against Apple, alleging that…

2017 should be the year of privacy – healthy paranoia obligatory

14 January 2017 in ShawThing

If one issue dominated the headlines last year it was Internet privacy – specifically the lack thereof. It was not…

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Applications open for unsold 700 MHz spectrum auction

16 January 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has opened applications for the 2017 auction of unsold spectrum licences in the 700…

Smart watches down, fitness wearables up

16 January 2017 in Internet of Things

A new report from Juniper Research confirms what IDC and others have been saying – high-end smartwatches including the Apple…

Plans afoot for Makati, Philippines to become a smart city

16 January 2017 in Strategy

The city of Makati in the Philippines has taken first steps towards becoming a smart city as planning gets underway…

Optus expands WA mobile coverage with small cell installations

16 January 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus is installing nine satellite small cells along almost 2000km of highway across Western Australia which the telco says provide…

ZTE seeks sales action with AXON 7 and 7 Mini in Australia (UPDATE)

16 January 2017 in Home Tech

Available through JB Hi-Fi, ZTE has launched its own branded smartphones promising Dolby Atmos sound, seemingly eventual DayDream VR compatibility…

Avis launches enhanced mobile app for car rentals

16 January 2017 in Apps

Avis Car Rental Australia has launched an enhanced mobile app which the company says puts travellers renting in Brisbane and…

Mint seals deal with Global Payments for Malaysia, Singapore markets

16 January 2017 in Deals

Australian payments solutions provider Mint Payment has secured an agreement with payment technology and merchant acquiring services provider Global Payments…

If you want to lose weight – eat lettuce

16 January 2017 in Apps

New Year’s resolutions usually involve a determination to get fitter, thinner and healthier. If that is you, then SumoSalad’s new…

ACCC seeks industry feedback on broadband access services declaration

16 January 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has issued a draft decision outlining the prices retail service providers will pay, in…

WhatsApp scams – free internet or shopping vouchers – bin it

16 January 2017 in Market

The latest WhatsApp scams spread misery and malware instead of good cheer, shopping vouchers or free Wi-Fi. They are one…

Mate, she’s a 9

16 January 2017 in Mobility

Huawei will start sales of the new Mate 9, a 5.9” phablet, in Australia from 7 February.

New update system will give Microsoft more control

16 January 2017 in Open Sauce

Microsoft's move to a new system of updates next month is an indication that the company wants greater control over…

LG G6 – everything you wish it to be

16 January 2017 in Mobility

LG has posted a new YouTube video that asks what people want in an ideal smartphone. At the end, LG…

The best of CES 2017

14 January 2017 in Home Tech

The 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES), January 9-12, is over and generated 670 million search results – it is by…

Beware fake Silverlight update requests

13 January 2017 in Security

Cyber security company Proofpoint has discovered a fake Microsoft Silverlight update request that installs malware. The email campaign used to…

Aussies businesses playing 'catch-up' on global digitisation moves

13 January 2017 in Strategy

Many Australian businesses and organisations are playing catch up when it comes to implementing a business mobility platform, according  to…

Sky and Space Global, BeepTool collaborate on mobile banking, financial services

13 January 2017 in Deals

Satellite operator Sky and Space Global has secured a new commercial wholesale contract for communications bandwidth from its initial 3…

NSW Govt expands contract with Metronode

13 January 2017 in Government Tech Policy

Data centre company Metronode has secured an expansion of its contract with the NSW Government with the government’s decision to…

AMD and Samsung up the ante to FreeSync 2 with HDR

13 January 2017 in Home Tech

AMD’s FreeSync 2 will bring HDR (high dynamic range) to gaming with a new range of monitors co-developed by Samsung.…

Kingston releases biggest USB thumb drive

13 January 2017 in Storage & Cloud Storage

Kingston has released the world’s largest capacity USB, its 2TB, USB 3.1, DataTraveler Ultimate GT (Generation Terabyte).

Kingston releases USB drive to mark Chinese New Year

13 January 2017 in Storage & Cloud Storage

Kingston has released its DataTraveler, a 32GB USB, a collector’s item replete with a rose gold laser cut rooster and…

Centrelink mess is what the government wants

13 January 2017 in Open Sauce

The mess created by the Australian Government's bid to automate the search for people who are cheating on their welfare…

ESET hits 100 consecutive VB100 home runs

13 January 2017 in Security

ESET's NOD32 is the only anti-malware solution worldwide, that, since 1998, has never missed a single “in-the-wild” worm or virus…

Analytics, smart sensing, and wearables are key tech trends in 2017

12 January 2017 in Manufacturing Technology

With the world becoming increasingly mobile — connected — customer expectations that business can be conducted anywhere at any time…






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