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  • Camels, sleds and trikes: Seven odd Street View vehicles - October 22, 2014
    You may have seen Google Street View cameras mounted on a car mapping your neighborhood, but how about on a fishing boat? The search giant recently completed a project to photograph the coastline of Tohoku, a region in Japan devastated by the massive earthquake and tsunami of 2011. Street View came [...]
  • Microsoft sued as lawsuits over employee no-poach deal mount - October 22, 2014
    A court filing in May last year has attracted more class action lawsuits, alleging secret no-poaching deals among tech companies to keep salaries low. Oracle, Microsoft and Ask.com are facing suits alleging that they conspired to restrict hiring of staff. The suits appear to refer to a memo which n [...]
  • China attacks lead Apple to alert users on iCloud threats - October 22, 2014
    Apple has warned users about attacks on its iCloud website, after monitoring groups alleged that China had tried to intercept customer information from the service. Although China was not named, Apple said Tuesday it was “aware of intermittent organized network attacks” on its iCloud se [...]
  • Symantec sees rise in high-traffic DDoS attacks - October 22, 2014
    A type of distributed denial-of-service attack, DNS amplification, has risen sharply, according to new research from Symantec. The security vendor said it saw a 183 percent increase in DNS (Domain Name System) amplification attacks from January through August, which abuse recursive DNS resolvers. R [...]
  • Industry can head off IoT privacy rules, former US official says - October 22, 2014
    The Internet of Things is raising a host of concerns over the control of data that could lead to government regulation, but tech companies can rein in those worries on their own if they act fast, according to a former White House technology official. The kinds of information that connected devices [...]

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  • Alibaba’s BIG commercial deal for merchants and suppliers - October 22, 2014
    Alibaba has done a deal with Aussie software company Bigcommerce to give merchants “greater global access to products and services” and integrate Bigcommerce’s “easy-to-use” e-commerce platform. Alibaba is one of the world’s biggest online storefronts for manufac [...]
  • Vodafone’s dandy iPad deals: Air 2, Mini 3 - October 22, 2014
    Taking advantage of its superfast 4G network and improved 3G network, Vodafone has done a deal to sell Apple’s latest and greatest iPads in its Australian stores from today with data plans of up to 25GB per month.  Apple’s iPad Air 2 with Wi-Fi and Cellular and iPad mini 3 with Wi- [...]
  • Win a trip to ESA space operations center: Name Comet's Site J - October 21, 2014
    You only have less than a day to provide a better name for Site J, the site where Rosetta's lander Philae will land on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.     If you submit the best name to the Comet's "Site J", then you will win a trip to the European Space Agency's [...]
  • Seagate’s lucky Luczo gets top CEO gong - October 21, 2014
    Harvard Business Review has named Seagate Chairman and CEO Steve Luczo as “one of the best-performing CEOs in the world” with a ranking of 34th overall on its global list. With some tech CEOs having to split companies in half or report dismal sales over the past few weeks, it seems unus [...]
  • Paragon backs up Boot Camp - October 21, 2014
    Paragon Software has spotted a gap in the market - an OS X based tool for backing up Boot Camp partitions. Here's an idea - reward your beta testers with a discount. Paragon Software is offering a beta release of its forthcoming Boot Camp Backup utility with the incentive of a 30% discount for [...]

APC Magazine

  • Asus MeMO Pad 7 review - October 21, 2014
    ASUS takes another shot at the budget tablet space. The post Asus MeMO Pad 7 review appeared first on APC.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review - October 20, 2014
    Does Samsung finally have what it takes to beat the iPad? The post Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 review appeared first on APC.
  • Optus renews its BlackBerry Passport - October 20, 2014
    Optus has announced availability for the squarish BlackBerry Passport smartphone, although there probably won't be too much consumer demand for this one... The post Optus renews its BlackBerry Passport appeared first on APC.
  • MSI Nightblade Z97 review - October 17, 2014
    Craig Simms sharpens his blades in the night. Which might explain the bleeding... The post MSI Nightblade Z97 review appeared first on APC.
  • New model Mac Mini revealed: Is cheaper and faster than before - October 17, 2014
    It may have taken two years, but Apple has finally updated its Mac Mini. Paul Taylor walks you through all the improvements. The post New model Mac Mini revealed: Is cheaper and faster than before appeared first on APC.

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    • Indo jets ‘force Oz plane to land’ - October 22, 2014
      TWO Indonesian Sukhoi fighter jets have intercepted an Australian civilian plane and forced it to land for flying through Indonesian airspace.
    • Taste the difference with PC gingerbread - October 22, 2014
      A MELBOURNE cafe has defended turning the traditional gingerbread cookie into an ‘organic, genderless gingerbread figure’ as the PC-snack triggers an online storm.
    • Our spring city sizzle is about to fizzle - October 22, 2014
      UPDATE: MELBOURNE’s early taste of summer in spring will end abruptly when a cool change brings possible rain and thunderstorms tonight.
    • Rosie says the system let her son down - October 22, 2014
      THREE weeks before Luke Batty's brutal murder, his killer dad slipped through the fingers of four police officers because of a system failure.
    • Victim’s sons ’devastated’ by loss - October 22, 2014
      HIS body was found wrapped in plastic in a Bali rice field after an alleged execution ordered by his wife. It’s a far cry from Robert Ellis’s former life in Melbourne.

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