PC World

  • DEA agent pleads guilty to accepting Silk Road funds - July 1, 2015
    A Drug Enforcement Administration agent intimately involved in the Silk Road investigation admitted on Wednesday he secretly accepted bitcoins from the underground website’s operator and illegally took other funds. Carl Mark Force IV, who was a DEA agent for 15 years, pleaded guilty to money [...]
  • Despite Apple Watch's debut, Fitbit is still in the race - July 1, 2015
    Fitbit appears to be holding its own against the Apple Watch and may have even outsold the device in the U.S. in May, according to estimates from one market researcher. Slice Intelligence estimated this week that Fitbit sold 850,000 fitness trackers in May, while Apple sold 777,000 watches. Slice c [...]
  • Facebook tests a new way to show video - and make money from it - July 1, 2015
    Facebook is preparing a new way to show videos on the social network and opening the door to a new source of advertising revenue at the same time. The new feature, called Suggested Videos, will roll out first on iOS in the coming weeks and probably will come to other platforms like Android and the [...]
  • HBO Now may already have 1 million subscribers, according to one analyst - July 1, 2015
    Estimate is based on HBO Now’s iTunes app-store rankings; could increase as Apple's exclusive ends.
  • Beware, VPN users: You may not be as safe as you think you are - July 1, 2015
    It’s become common practice to use virtual private networks for extra privacy and security in this era of mass surveillance, but a study published this week suggests such networks may not be as safe as they’re commonly made out to be. In fact, because of a vulnerability known as IPv6 le [...]


  • SA Government picks iiNet for cloud - July 1, 2015
    Three South Australian Government departments have signed up for the SA gCloud service operated by iiNet. The South Australian Government's Departments of Premier and Cabinet; Planning, Transport and Infrastructure; and Communities and Social Inclusion have agreed to use the SA gCloud service [...]
  • 5G NORMA: 13 partners working to future-proof 5G - July 1, 2015
    Nokia has announced that the telco industry and European academia have ‘joined forces to develop a multiservice mobile network architecture for the 5G era.’ Nokia says that ‘vendors, telcos, IT companies, SMEs and European academics have ‘joined forces to develop a novel, ad [...]
  • CIOs need to get Agile - July 1, 2015
    Development tool vendor Rally says there's a lack of executive leadership for Agile deployments, and analyst firm Gartner has identified ten things CIOs need to know about Agile development. A new survey commissioned by Rally found that respondents from more than one in three organis [...]
  • Paris takes over at Spark NZ - July 1, 2015
    New Zealand telco, Spark, has a new chief with Jason Paris taking up the role of CEO Spark Home, Mobile and Business (HMB) today. Paris, who has been with Spark (formerly Telecom NZ) for four years as general manager HMB, takes over with the departure of former CEO Chris Quin at the end of June. Pa [...]
  • Oppo picks Dick Smith as retail partner - July 1, 2015
    Oppo smartphones will soon be stocked in all Dick Smith stores. China-based consumer electronics manufacturer Oppo set up shop in Australia last September as a mobile phone supplier. At the time, iTWire's Ray Shaw observed "Oppo may not be a brand you see at major retailers nor [...]

APC Magazine

  • Arduino Basics #5 – Add SD storage to Arduino - May 19, 2015
    Arduino Uno’s microcontroller board is great, but the one thing it’s not overly generous with is storage. Having 32KB of program flash storage, 2KB of RAM and 1KB of programmable EEPROM space at your disposal is fine for many Arduino projects, but it’s not enough when you need to r [...]
  • Android Masterclass: Hacking Google’s Chromecast - May 19, 2015
    It may have taken Google a year or so to decide Australia was ripe for its tiny online streaming media player, but Chromecast has become a popular addition to the local Android market. The device itself is wrapped up tightly in a web of Google firmware updates, but in the last few months, it’s [...]
  • Size and arrange charts using macros - May 11, 2015
    Learn how to size and place charts in an Excel worksheet. The post Size and arrange charts using macros appeared first on APC.
  • Pint sized PCs – The best mini computers rated - April 4, 2015
    Mini PCs are squeezing a full system into a box you can hold in one hand. Lindsay Handmer tests 10 to sort the best from the rest. The post Pint sized PCs – The best mini computers rated appeared first on APC.
  • HP Chromebox J4R41AA review - April 3, 2015
    Does anyone need a high-end Chromebox? HP thinks so. The post HP Chromebox J4R41AA review appeared first on APC.

Cnet Gadgets

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    • Get your head around this - July 1, 2015
      Attend a Paul McCartney gig, check out Mars or fly over Iceland - Samsung’s new virtual reality headset is a dream.
    • Twitter backers saddle up for Unikrn - July 1, 2015
      Unikrn has raised $7m from a group of investors led by some of the early backers in Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
    • Big Un Limited raises $3m - July 1, 2015
      Listed media technology firm announces $3m raise for aggresive growth strategy.
    • Online terror surveillance backed - July 1, 2015
      Australians are happy for social media habits to be monitored if it helps prevent terrorism, but they hate “creepy” advertising.
    • NSW taskforce to examine Uber - July 1, 2015
      Both Uber and the taxi industry support the review, but for different reasons.

    Herald Sun

    • Roughead out after melanoma removal - July 2, 2015
      HAWTHORN star forward Jarryd Roughead is out ‘indefinitely’ after having a melanoma removed from his lip on Wednesday.
    • US woman with amnesia identified - July 2, 2015
      THE mystery woman with amnesia known as ‘Sam’ has finally been identified and reconnected with family after her nephew recognised her.
    • A night of booze, strippers and drugs - July 2, 2015
      EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: HARLEY Bennell is at the centre of a major drug furore after shocking photos emerged of the Gold Coast Suns player with lines of illicit drugs.
    • Threat to PM’s leadership over gay marriage - July 2, 2015
      THE Prime Minister has slapped down a move by two of his own MPs to introduce a same-sex marriage bill - but a senior Liberal MP warns it could imperil Mr Abbott’s leadership.
    • Chivalry fail: Packer watches Carey stumble - July 2, 2015
      THE billionaire watched on from the comfort of a speedboat as his girlfriend, Mariah Carey, almost took an unplanned dip in the Mediterranean.

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