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  • Geeks' favorite DeNA interactive streaming platform looks beyond Japan - September 18, 2014
    Mobile gaming giant DeNA is hoping a streaming platform that serves up plenty of female idol singers beloved by “otaku,” or obsessive geeks, can be a hit with users outside Japan. Showroom is a live-streaming service that allows artists to perform for and chat with fans, who are represe [...]
  • Apple updates privacy policy, sets up site to guide users - September 18, 2014
    Apple outlined its new privacy policy and set up a site to explain what information it collects from users and how it handles it, as the company enters new areas like health tracking and mobile payments that have potential privacy implications. “We don’t build a profile based on your em [...]
  • Amazon's new Fire tablets have more features at lower prices - September 18, 2014
    Amazon.com is providing more bang-for-the-buck with four new Fire tablets, with prices starting as low as US$99 for a Fire HD with a 6-inch screen. The company also announced a 7-inch Fire tablet for $139, and a refreshed 8.9-inch Fire HDX 8.9, which is priced at $379 for a Wi-Fi version and $479 f [...]
  • Encryption goof fixed in TorrentLocker file-locking malware - September 18, 2014
    The developers of a type of malicious software that encrypts a computer’s files and demands a ransom have fixed an error security experts said allowed files to be recovered without paying. The malware, called TorrentLocker, popped up last month, targeting users in Australia, according to iSig [...]
  • US military unaware of Chinese attacks against transport contractors - September 18, 2014
    The U.S. Defense Department plans to tighten reporting of cyber incidents against transportation contractors after the military found it was mostly left in the dark about successful attacks from China, according to a Senate report. The Senate Armed Service Committee released on Wednesday an unclass [...]

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  • Apple tipped $A slide - September 18, 2014
    Say what you like about Apple or the iPhone 6, the company seems to know what it's doing when it comes to predicting currency fluctuations. It's apparent to most observers that Apple rarely changes the prices of its products. By and large, a new product comes out, the price is set, and th [...]
  • Interactive Intelligence gets Queensland Government tick - September 18, 2014
    Customer experience specialist Interactive Intelligence has been appointed to the Queensland Government ICT Services Panel. Joining the Queensland services panel means state government agencies can more easily procure Interactive Intelligence's software and services. The company has also been [...]
  • Acronis returns to Singapore - September 18, 2014
    Data protection company Acronis was founded in Singapore, and has now returned home to open its new international headquarters. The company has also announced a new version of the Acronis True Image backup software. Acronis picked Singapore for its international headquarters because "Sing [...]
  • Yahoo7 fetches new TV deal - September 18, 2014
    Yahoo7 today announced its catchup service, PLUS7, would be available on Fetch TV from today. The new content distribution agreement will give Fetch TV subscribers access to PLUS7's on demand premium content from Australia’s most-watched television network, including shows like The X Fac [...]
  • Datastor becomes the Paragon of Australian distributors - September 18, 2014
    Backup and data protection vendor Paragon Software has appointed Datastor as its Australian distributor. "Datastor is the ideal distribution partner for Paragon Software, the Pure Channel program and our Paragon Protect & Restore (PPR) BDR (backup and disaster recovery) offering," [...]

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    • Apple delays HealthKit - September 18, 2014
      APPLE is temporarily pulling its HealthKit app from its current iOS8 software upgrade, citing a bug it needs to fix first.
    • Nadella revamps Microsoft board - September 17, 2014
      MICROSOFT chief executive Satya Nadella is giving the board its biggest makeover in history.
    • Crowd-fund rules delayed - September 17, 2014
      FINANCIAL reforms at the heart of the government’s industry policy are to be ­delayed amid concerns over “crowd-funding” schemes.
    • Goodbye plastic - September 17, 2014
      IF Apple’s Tim Cook has his way, you won’t be paying by cash or using a plastic credit card — you won’t even need a wallet.
    • New watchdog for online bullying - September 17, 2014
      AUSTRALIA’S new commissioner for children’s online safety will have a direct line to Facebook and Twitter to order them to act on cyber-bullying.

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