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Australia 'tells Solomons to drop cable project' after Huawei gets deal

25 July 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Australia is reportedly putting pressure on the Solomon Islands to withdraw from the Project Honiara undersea cable project after the…

Kogan boosts cashflows with strong quarter

25 July 2017 in Listed Tech

Online discounter Kogan has beaten forecasts for the three months to the end of June, producing new operating cashflows of…

NBN Co chief rules out imminent pricing change

25 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

NBN Co chief executive Bill Morrow says the company, which is rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has an image…

US local govts still using Kaspersky software despite federal ban

25 July 2017 in Security

US local government agencies across the country are continuing to use software from Kaspersky Lab even though the federal government…

EU fine, traffic acquisition costs a drag on Google

25 July 2017 in Market

Second-quarter profits have been affected at Google and its parent company Alphabet, with the hefty European Union fine levied on…

Final shutdown of Optus 2G network imminent

25 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Optus is set to complete the shutdown of its 2G network and turn off 2G services across Queensland, New South…

Chinese smartphone brands captured 87% of home market

25 July 2017 in Mobility

A staggering 87% of all smartphones sold in China in Q2, 2017, came from Chinese makers, leaving Apple and Samsung…

Going full fibre will mean loss of face for Fifield: academic

24 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology for the NBN instead of fibre-to-the-node will enable the Turnbull Government to save face and also provide…

Full-fibre NBN will cost about as much as FttDP: experts

24 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Switching the national broadband network to using fibre-to-the-distribution-point technology is an interim solution; the correct solution, which will cost about…

Only bipartisan NBN policy switch can save us: IA's Patton

24 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Internet Australia executive director Laurie Patton has repeated his call for the government and Opposition to come together and commit…

Optus says it will spend $1b on regional mobile services

21 July 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Australia's second largest telco Optus says it will spend $1 billion to update and expand its mobile network in regional…

ICT job ads hit a high in NSW, Victoria

21 July 2017 in Enterprise Staff

Jobs advertising for the ICT industry topped the list of advertising in all job sectors in New South Wales and…

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Aussie businesses embracing emerging tech, IoT as change accelerates

26 July 2017 in Internet of Things

New research shows that not only Aussie businesses early adopters of new tech, but that IoT adoption is reaching mainstream…

Online payment fraud detection spend: $9.3B by 2022

26 July 2017 in Business Intelligence

Spend on online FDP (fraud detection and prevention) solutions is set to rise to US $9.3 billion by 2022, an…

MS Paint wins last minute, death sentence reprieve

25 July 2017 in Apps

An incredible outpouring of support for MS Paint that was to be deprecated from future Windows 10 versions has resulted…

HP Envy 13 (2017) – solid, dependable and yet strangely desirable (review)

25 July 2017 in Computers

HP’s new Envy 13 is a value packed, Intel 7th generation, Core i5 or i7 notebook that is a step…

Chamley checks in as director of systems engineering at VMware

25 July 2017 in People Moves

VMware has appointed Mathew Chamley as its ANZ director of systems engineering.

Western Union seals money transfer deal with BP Australia

25 July 2017 in Deals

Global payment and financial services company Western Union Company has done a deal with BP Australia to enable funds transfers…

China forces ethnic minority to install spyware

25 July 2017 in Government Tech Policy

Chinese authorities in the western province of Xinjiang have issued instructions to residents to install spyware on their mobile devices.

Pichai tops pay list in cable, telco and wireless industries

25 July 2017 in Business Telecommunications

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai topped a list of executives from the pay TV, telecommunications and wireless industries as far…

ACMA expects formal 5G standards by late-2018

25 July 2017 in Business Telecommunications

The Australian Communications and Media Authority expects formal standards for the first phase of 5G to be in place by…

Video games: the family ties that digitally bond?

25 July 2017 in Entertainment

The ties that bind are the ties that bond, while Family Ties was a TV show, with new research suggesting…

Blockchain links into Food Supply Chains: the Future of Food?

25 July 2017 in Data

Blockchain is bobbing up in the food business, according to a new research brief, claiming insights on how the tech…

Looks like Foxtel’s Game was working for Thrones evening Ep 2 broadcast

25 July 2017 in Entertainment

Although there were a tiny handful of reports of problems with a PE500 technical error a couple of hours after…

HoloLens 2.0: custom AI coprocessor for deep neural networks coming

25 July 2017 in Data

When Microsoft releases its second Holographic Processing Unit or HPU, which presumably will arrive in HoloLens 2.0, it will have…

Motorola Z2 Play – more is less (review)

24 July 2017 in Mobile devices

The Moto Z2 Play, Gen 2, 2017, packs way more into its next iteration as the entry-level flagship of the…

WD releases My Passport SSD, its first portable model

24 July 2017 in Home Tech

Although competitors have been offering portable SSDs for some time, WD has finally ensured its plans to do the same…

ezyCollect for chasing unpaid invoices now works with MYOB Essentials

24 July 2017 in Accounting Software

Working with MYOB Essentials, targeting micro and small businesses, the ezyCollect add-on wants to be your "set-and-forget" system for managing…

SmartBear joins companies attracted to Melbourne as regional HQ

24 July 2017 in Strategy

Global software provider SmartBear Software has opened a new Asia-Pacific region headquarters in Melbourne to satisfy what it says is…

ACCC investigating Takata killer airbag recall

24 July 2017 in Home Tech

The ACCC is finally moving to investigate the Takata killer airbag scandal which has resulted in the largest vehicle recall…

Stone & Chalk accelerates expansion with Melbourne launch

24 July 2017 in Strategy

Fintech hub Stone & Chalk is extending its reach into Victoria, with founding chiec executive of Fintech Victoria, Alan Tsen,…

Killer tech: Choice warns car companies caught refitting lethal airbags

24 July 2017 in Home Tech

If I have an accident in my car, which I now know has the recalled dodgy airbags, I could be…

Swedish govt leaks massive trove of citizens' data

24 July 2017 in Government Tech Policy

The leak of a massive trove of data in Sweden has recently come to light, with the actual leak having…

LibreOffice nears seventh birthday with no contenders in sight

24 July 2017 in Open Source

As the seventh anniversary of its forking from OpenOffice.org looms, the free office suite LibreOffice has established itself as the…

Greely gets regional GM gig at Parallels

24 July 2017 in People Moves

Cross-platform software vendor Parallels has appointed Kevin Greely as general manager of its Asia Pacific region.

Windows 10 Fall update – win some, lose some

24 July 2017 in Home Tech

Microsoft has issued a list of deprecated and removed features from its Windows 10 Fall (spring in Australia) Creators update. 

Scientific journals taken in by Star Wars spoof

24 July 2017 in Science

A Star Wars-themed spoof paper has been accepted for publication by a number of scientific journals, according to Discover magazine's…

Foxtel’s Game of Thrones set for renewed streaming test today as VPN maker comments

24 July 2017 in Entertainment

After seeing too many new customers and people wanting to stream at the same time last Monday, today’s Season 2…

UFC fetches Pay-Per-View Fetch TV broadcast partnership

24 July 2017 in Entertainment

The premier mixed martial arts outfit, UFC, has announced a new broadcast partnership with Fetch TV, resulting in Fetch now…

Who are we? Huawei, Australia’s leading IoT innovator

24 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Huawei has been awarded the Internet of Things (IoT) Innovator at the Australian communications industry awards for excellence, the ACOMMS…

iTWire jobs boards now all under one banner – JobZilla

23 July 2017 in Recruitment

iTWire has formed a jobseeker focused jobsite — JobZilla — bringing together 10 years of experience and business relationships gained…

Review – Plantronics Voyager 3200 Bluetooth headset performs and impresses

23 July 2017 in Mobile devices

Plantronics latest Bluetooth headpiece is stylish and affordable while delivering premium audio even in noisy areas.

OPPO A77 – impressive performance for $448 (review)

23 July 2017 in Mobile devices

OPPO keeps rolling out new models in its bid to conquer the smartphone market – at least in its homeland…

2017 ACOMM Communications Alliance Award winners announced

21 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

The winners of the 2017 Communications Alliance Awards were announced at the 11th Annual ACOMM Awards Dinner held in Sydney.

Brisbane company develops refugee immunisation app

21 July 2017 in Market

Not-for-profit GP clinic Inala Primary Care has been awarded for its work on developing an app designed to tackle the…

Crowd sourcing the beachside car park

21 July 2017 in Home Tech

Right now, everybody is trying to crowd-source everything. In fact, there should be an app for crowdsourcing your crowdsourcing idea.

Pivotel wins pivotal Aussie Satellite Provider of the Year ACOMM 2017 award

21 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Pivotel Satellite has won the 2017 ACOMM Communications Alliance’s Satellite Provider of the Year Award, for its pivotal, industry-first “Big…

Are your work chats private?

21 July 2017 in Business Software

A new report from Reportlinker Insights has found that 57% of respondents to a survey believe there is no guarantee…

South Australia to focus on emerging tech at Singapore conference

21 July 2017 in Strategy

South Australia is participating in a Singapore conference aimed at exploring new opportunities from emerging technologies, and their impact on…

Biggest dark web marketplace taken down

21 July 2017 in Security

The biggest criminal marketplace on the dark web has been taken down through a co-ordinated operation launched by authorities in…

Do you remember all the road rules? Navman does!

21 July 2017 in Strategy

You got your driver’s licence as soon as you could – a rite of passage. Now as a millennial with…

Microsoft aims for the clouds – earnings release Q4, 2017

21 July 2017 in Market

Microsoft has announced US$23.3 billion revenue (up 13% year-on-year) and a US$6.5 billion net profit (up 73%) for its Q4…

IT depts often prevent moves to use digital tools: survey

21 July 2017 in Strategy

A survey of Australian consumers and senior decision-makers has found nearly half (46%) had experienced cases where the adoption of…

Fifield predicts 5G revolution for Australia, ignores NBN

21 July 2017 in Open Sauce

Communications Minister Mitch Fifield clearly believes in the slogan that a former Labor prime minister, Julia Gillard, used in her…

Boral using MuleSoft platform as core of digital strategy

21 July 2017 in Deals

Australian construction materials and building products supplier Boral is deploying MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform to support key business initiatives, including supply…

When in roam: Vodafone $5 roaming adds 8 more countries

21 July 2017 in Telecoms & NBN

Vodafone gives you roam to move, leaving you free to roam in NZ, and free to roam in the 63…

Centra Networks hyperconverges with HPE SimpliVity for simply vital benefits

20 July 2017 in Networking

Hyperconvergence has its benefits, with Centra Networks choosing HPE SimpliVity for a “flexible, scalable and future-proof cloud platform.”

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 versus HP x2 Spectre 2017– shootout

20 July 2017 in ShawThing

And the winner is – sorry, you will have to read the article to find out. But HP’s new x2…

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 – Improving on perfection (review)

20 July 2017 in Computers

Microsoft Surface Pro 2017 (Pro) is a premium Windows 10 PC tablet/detachable that continues the category defining Surface hybrid family…

HP Spectre x2 (2017) – What rises above the Surface (review)

20 July 2017 in Computers

HP Spectre x2 (2017) is a premium Windows 10 PC tablet/detachable keyboard – a style made famous by Microsoft’s Surface…






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