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US again talks of extending laptop ban to all airlines

29 May 2017 in Security

The US has again floated the idea of banning passengers from carrying anything larger than a smartphone into the cabin…

Researchers find Android design defects that allow attacks

29 May 2017 in Security

Researchers at two American universities have discovered design defects in Android that allow attackers to take over a mobile phone.

No access to the Internet? Well, dig your own trenches

29 May 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

While many Australians continue to lament the long overdue arrival of the NBN to their neighbourhood, spare a thought for…

Kaspersky says no idea why company targeted by US govt

26 May 2017 in Security

The head of anti-malware company Kaspersky Lab says he had no idea why the US is taking aim at his…

Management of numbering system likely to transfer to industry

26 May 2017 in Technology Regulation

Plans are afoot to change Australia’s telecommunications numbering system and to transfer management of the system from government to industry.

Samba flaw opens Linux systems to remote exploit

26 May 2017 in Security

A vulnerability in Samba, the standard Windows interoperability suite of programs for Linux and Unix, can be exploited remotely to…

NBN's NG-PON2 trials widen gap between FttP and FttN

26 May 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Recently completed trials by NBN Co of new NG-PON2 technology have achieved expected speeds of 10Gbps over the broadband provider's…

Patton accuses Morrow of defaming him, IA ‘under privilege’ in Senate Estimates

25 May 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton claims NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow used the cloak of parliamentary privilege to…

Tassie set to have state-wide IoT coverage

25 May 2017 in Internet of Things

Tasmania expects to be the first state to become IoT-ready, with 95% of the population set to be covered by…

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Forcepoint adds new capabilities to cloud security apps

28 May 2017 in Cloud

Cyber security firm Forcepoint has added new security capabilities to its cloud security applications aimed at providing protection for business…

Olixar adds style to Samsung’s S8 and S8 Plus (review)

27 May 2017 in Peripherals

Olixar is a UK-based designer of audio, gadgets, wearables, power and smartphone/tablet covers. It is the house brand of Mobile…

Otterbox — funny name — great for Samsung S8 and S8 Plus (review)

27 May 2017 in Peripherals

When you are forking out well over a grand for a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S8 or Plus it is…

The dawn of USB-C and some Belkin charging options (review)

27 May 2017 in Peripherals

It seems every portable device is abandoning micro-USB connectivity for USB-C and why not? With a reversible plug and 12…

Dell XPS 13 – Rose Gold could become my favourite (review)

26 May 2017 in Computers

Dell’s XPS range comprises commercial quality, ultra-light clamshell or 360° hinge notebooks starting with a 7th Generation Intel Core i5…

Australian, APAC businesses move forward on digital transformation: survey

26 May 2017 in Strategy

Businesses in Australia are upping the ante with “cloud-first” policies and digital transformation strategies and promoting environments conducive to industry…

ACCC finalises prices for non-NBN high-speed Internet

26 May 2017 in Business Telecommunications

The competition watchdog has issued its list of final prices for high-speed Internet supplied by non-NBN services.

Club Investible takes $1m stake in start-up Inamo

26 May 2017 in Strategy

Seed and early stage investment club, Club Investible, has closed its largest early stage financing of an Australian company with…

'Mediocre' myGov website redesign 'hardly user-friendly'

26 May 2017 in Government Tech

The redesign of the Australian Government's myGov website has been described as a mediocre attempt to give Australians a better…

Ransomware: nearly a dozen years old and going strong

26 May 2017 in Security

Ransomware was all over the media last year but the scourge that haunts Windows users has been around for more…

WannaCry could have been trial run, says expert

26 May 2017 in Security

The WannaCry ransomware outbreak a week ago could well have been an exploratory run before something much more devastating, according…

Xref drives global plans with iCMS integration

25 May 2017 in Recruitment

Xref has integrated its human resources platform as a service with US-based cloud-based recruiting software provider iCMS.

Xero integrates BPAY to speed up payments for small business

25 May 2017 in Accounting Software

Accounting software company Xero has integrated a new payment option on its platform, allowing small businesses to accept payments on…

Slingshot launches new venture to connect corporates with start-ups

25 May 2017 in Strategy

Slingshot, which develops and manages corporate accelerator programmes, claims major corporate businesses have signed up as founding members of its…

Inmarsat brings in-flight Wi-Fi to Boeing jet customers

25 May 2017 in Wi-Fi

Inmarsat’s next-generation Jet ConneX inflight Wi-fi service is now available to Boeing business jet customers using the Lufthansa Technik two-in-one…

Ooyala uses Azure to help video metadata generation

25 May 2017 in Business Software

Ooyala's Integrated Video Platform (IVP) is designed to reduce the cost and maximise the revenue when publishing video content.

API management in the real world

25 May 2017 in Business Software

Effective API management tools are critical as they can control factors such as how many times an individual can make…

Identity is core to digital experience

25 May 2017 in Security

Being able to identify employees and customers is not only necessary for security reasons, it is central to providing good…

Ten must-have security apps for Android

25 May 2017 in ShawThing

Google’s Android may be getting safer for those lucky enough to have Nougat 7.x but for the rest there are…

New guide covers automated vehicle trials

25 May 2017 in Strategy

National guidelines for trials of automated vehicles have been launched to support state and territory road agencies in providing exemptions…

Bill Morrow: him with his foot in his mouth

25 May 2017 in Open Sauce

The head of the NBN Co, Bill Morrow, appears to be a trifle confused about what speeds the network he…

Newton to leave Samsung Australia

25 May 2017 in People Moves

Philip Newton, the corporate vice-president and chief marketing officer of Samsung Australia, will leave the company on 9 August after…

Bosch announces tech to cut down on motorcycle accidents

25 May 2017 in Automotive

The Germany company Bosch has announced the release of technology that can potentially cut down on the number of road…

'It’s a Sony' to go upmarket

25 May 2017 in ShawThing

Sony has announced it will focus its smartphone efforts on the premium mid-range and flagship arena where it can add…






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