Wireless + mobility

Samsung used unsafe design for Note7

07 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Samsung appears to have deliberately pushed the boundaries of safety in the design of the battery components for the Galaxy Note7 smartphone, which led to the infamous exploding battery issue, a teardown suggests.

Fast broadband will improve Christmas cheer, finds nbn

05 December, 2016 by

A new research report released by nbn suggests that Australian internet usage will increase 30% over Christmas when compared to the same time last year.

Far-west Queensland gets connected

01 December, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

Towns in Barcoo and Diamantina, Queensland's westernmost shires, are now connected to the Telstra network thanks to 600 kilometres of new fibre-optic cable.

Sky Muster NBN reaches 46K users

01 December, 2016 by Jonathan Nally

The Sky Muster NBN satellite service has overtaken the interim satellite service (ISS) in terms of the number of connections, over a span of just seven months.

Optus secures more Black Spot funding

01 December, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Optus has secured $26.4m in government funding under the mobile black spot program, but an ANAO audit has criticised the program as inefficient and favouring Coalition electorates.

Acer Swift 7 lightweight notebook PC

01 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Acer Computer Australia Pty Ltd

The Acer Swift 7 lightweight notebook PC weighs in at just 1.1 kg and measures 9.98 mm thin.

Black Box ServSwitch Fiber DVI-D + USB Extender - DVI, VGA, Audio (#ACX310FIA)

01 December, 2016 by | Supplied by: Black Box Network Services Australia

The Black Box ACX310FIA ServSwitch Fiber DVI-D + USB extenders are optimised for DVI and USB signals.

ACCC set to reject big banks' Apple bargaining bid

30 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The ACCC has provisionally denied a request from Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, NAB and the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to collectively bargain over access to the iPhone's NFC payment functionality.

Communications coalition aims to end data inequality

30 November, 2016 by

A coalition of advocacy groups has joined forces to focus on improving communications services for consumers and businesses in rural areas.

Speedy fibre installation by Spark and Chorus

29 November, 2016 by

A more streamlined fibre installation process is being trialled by Spark and Chorus in New Zealand.

NetComm Wireless and nbn agreement launched

23 November, 2016 by

NetComm Wireless will supply distribution point units (DPUs) to nbn for the fibre to-the-curb (FTTC) network.

Chinese smartphone models spying on users

16 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Some low-cost Chinese Android smartphones using a firmware update tool from Adups have been found submitting private information including the full content of text messages to a third-party server.

Most firms let workers choose PC or Mac

15 November, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Bring-your-own-device and choose-your-own-device programs are increasingly popular among Australian organisations, but this is creating headaches for IT teams, a survey suggests.

PayPal and Siri enable voice command payments

11 November, 2016 by

PayPal has been integrated with Siri on iOS 10, enabling users to send and request money via voice command.

HUAWEI Mate 9 smartphone

10 November, 2016 by | Supplied by: Huawei Technologies Australia P/L

The HUAWEI Mate 9 smartphone features a dynamic interplay of hardware and software.

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