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  • Telstra expands 4G to 99 percent of Australia

    Telstra have today announced they have completed upgrades and enhancements to their mobile network, bringing 4G to 99 percent of Australia, while also preparing for an influx of support required for Internet of Things devices. Telstra COO Robyn Denholm describes these upgrades as enablers for consumers “With the boom...
  • Aussie Broadband calls BULLSHIT on ISP claims regarding NBN pricing

    A little over a month ago I spoke to Aussie Broadband’s Managing Director Phillip Britt – his approach to customer service and customer satisfaction when it comes to NBN speeds was refreshing, and today he’s being blunt and honest with the other telcos in the market. Yesterday, NBN CEO...
  • Vodafone offering 4G backup for nbn customers

    Vodafone have today announced the first piece of their NBN puzzle with plans to give all Vodafone NBN customers a modem with 4G connectivity built-in. While their launch won’t come till later in the year, and they haven’t even announced their pricing plans or begun their user trials, Vodafone...
  • Next Apple iPhone features leaked in Apple’s own software

    For some reason Apple made a version of the firmware (operating software) for the upcoming HomePod speaker and personal assistant available to developers. Perhaps in the hope they would start to think of new and exciting ways to use Siri to interface with apps and services. However, two tiny...
  • Farewell iPod Shuffle & Nano: Apple discontinues it’s smallest music players

    In a sign of our reliance on the mobile phone for everything, the discrete music player is dead.  Apple today removing the iPod Shuffle and iPod Nano from their product lineup for good. A spokesperson for Apple said “Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of...
  • GoPro Launches QuikStories

    We live in a world where like it or not people just love to share. We share pictures, videos and stories about our daily life at a prolific rate. It’s very easy to know exactly what that long-lost school friend is doing via a quick perusal of their Facebook...
  • Samsung Goes Head On with Sonos in a Soundbar Fight

    Today Samsung have announced the local availability of their premium soundbar, the MS750. This soundbar is a premium all in one home theatre device that drives simplicity and a great audio experience. Samsung have also chosen to match the Sonos Playbar and Playbase on pricing hitting the high $999 mark....
  • Cars that know people are around – Telstra tests new V2P technology

    Telstra have conducted an Australian first test of a new technology that might help prevent cars hitting pedestrians or cyclists and it’s all done on the mobile phone and mobile network. Vehicle to Vehicle communication is a wide ranging area of investigation around the world right now, as is Vehicle...
  • Sony Xperia XZ review: Stunning premium device

    When I first saw what the Sony Xperia XZ Premium was capable of earlier this year, I knew it would be a great phone.  And that’s confirmed having tested it for the last few weeks. On sale now at JB Hi-Fi, Telstra, Optus, Virgin and direct from Sony –...
  • Laser launches 4K streaming box for lovers of video content

    At $249.95, the Laser 4K Smart TV Media Player is not cheap, but it’s packed with features and I can’t imagine anyone complaining about lack of outputs or interfaces.   Around the side there are three USB ports for watching Hard Drive or Thumb Drive stored content, while around...
  • Kaspersky launches free Antivirus software in Australia and around the world

    Kaspersky launches free Antivirus software in Australia and around the worldKaspersky launches free Antivirus software in Australia and around the worldEugene Kaspersky isn’t a bloke who mucks around, he also doesn’t mince his words – so today’s announcement from Kaspersky of a free anti-virus software program for the world...
  • Microsoft “PAINT” is not dead – it’s just rubbish so don’t use it

    You may have spent today under the impression Microsoft was “killing” the program known as “Paint” – that place where you opened images, scribbled on them, maybe resized them.  Problem is, they’re not. What Microsoft is doing is cleaning up the Windows 10 operating system, getting rid of old...
  • Improving your TV audio doesn’t need to be expensive

    Televisions are becoming larger, thinner and more beautiful than ever before. With the improved visual experience has been a less impressive audio experience. As a result, manufacturers are turning to seperate audio devices – usually sold separately. Home theatre systems were the main option years ago, surrounding your room...
  • Gaming, it’s for all ages and it’s keeping families connected

    When we say the word gamer we often think of a teenager, in the dark, locked in their bedroom playing call of duty.  And no doubt there are many.  But interestingly the stats about who is actually playing games and why might surprise you. 43 percent of those aged...
  • The Rock and Siri star in an Apple “movie” that is actually bloody good

    Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of Hollywood’s hardest working superstars – worth over $200million US he’s got more films and shows to his name in the last few years than many would hope for in a lifetime. So when he announced a new Movie with Apple – folks...
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