It takes a special person indeed to put up with chasing me around the city to pick up my laptop. They delivered it back to me in Cherrybrook at the end of the day, all fixed! Thank you so much boys.
Mona, Camden

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It began with the telegram, and progressed to the letter, but the introduction of the Internet threatened to wipe out the way we use Australia Post. But, then shoppers have started to desert the shops for online stores, so, for Australia Post whose job it is to deliver all these goods people are buying on line is now laughing. Continue reading “Online shopping rules: retailers are not happy but Australia Post is laughing” »

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The personal details of thousands of Dell Australia customers have been accessed by hackers. ¬†Australian security firms are concerned that Australian customers of other companies could also be affected as a result of a follow-on effect. This is a warning of a major security breach at a global email service provider and it affects everyone, whether or not you are a client of Dell. Continue reading “Warning Dell customers personal details breached” »

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HP TouchSmart 610 and 9300 Elite was recently released by HP as the answer to Apple’s iPad. Its main claim to fame is a reclining screen. Does this make it special? Not sure, but lets see. Continue reading “Review of HP competition for iPad – reclining desktop computer” »

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Cyber crime on city streets

April 1st, 2011

In London, a Police Commissioner has predicted that criminals could soon collaborate with ¬†domestic virus writers and hackers to fund criminal activities, rather than opt for the more traditional option of physically robbing a bank. Continue reading “Cyber crime on city streets” »

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The new Google Voice is still a diamond in the rough with more than a few rough edges, but for many users, it is likely to be life-changing. Continue reading “Review of some handy GoogleVoice features” »

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The value of IPv4 addresses is expected to rise as companies are seeking to grab the remaining addresses ahead of the switch to IPv6, according to internet gurus. The prediction came from the Internet Governance Project (IGP) following Microsoft’s move to buy 666,624 IP address for a cool $7.5 million, or $11.25 per address. Continue reading “IPv4 addresses to run out in six months…where will it leave the prices” »

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TripAdvisor.com the popular information exchange website for travelers and would be travelers is the latest online business to fall prey to hackers. TripAdvisor has lost their member email list.(Yep, my address is there as well) Continue reading “TripAdvisors database stolen 20 million members affected” »

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Optus and (the much troubled) Vodafone have come out with ‘starter packs’ for the iPad 2′s. Although, only Telstra was able to provide regional 3G connectivity to original iPad users via its UMTS 850 MHz Next G network, Apple introduced UMTS 900 MHz support in the iPad 2. In laymen terms, this new widget capability has allowed iPad 2 to operate on Optus and Vodafone’s dual band networks, increasing 3G coverage from 80 to 97 percent of the population. Continue reading “Improved coverage for iPad2 sparkes a competition war between the telcos” »

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And now the delays begin…as has been reported by SMH, the company building the NBN has been granted permission to finish the project more than two years later than planned. Communications Minister, Stephen Conroy, said the extra time was needed to connect an extra one million homes to super-fast broadband. Extra? Did we miss someone in the first count? Have we grown us an extra million since NBN was first announced? Continue reading “NBNs completion date has already been extended…did you ever doubt that it would” »

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