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  • Facebook apologizes to LGBT community, clarifies names policy - October 1, 2014
    Facebook has apologized to drag queens and the larger LGBT community in the wake of controversy over the site’s names policy, clarifying that users don’t have to use their legal name. Drag queens and other members of the LGBT community initially met with Facebook last month after some o [...]
  • Google takes Drive to school with unlimited cloud storage for educators, students alike - October 1, 2014
    In August, Google packed its Apps program off to school with Classroom, a tool to help teachers organize their day. Now, with a version of Google Drive for educators, teachers don’t have to worry about storing files online, either.  Google Apps for Education is available to customers at [...]
  • SteelSeries Siberia gaming headset line refreshed in full - October 1, 2014
    SteelSeries just took the entire concept of "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" out back and shot it, Old Yeller-style. The company announced a complete refresh of its Siberia line of headsets this week, from top to bottom. On the high end, there's the new $200 Siberia Elite [...]
  • HTC One M8 Eye sneaks into the open - October 1, 2014
    The HTC One M8 is an excellent phone, but its Achilles’ heel is its camera. At only 4 megapixels, the images often lack detail, especially if you crop or zoom in. HTC may be looking to eliminate that disadvantage. We spotted leaked images showing an identical-looking device rocking a better c [...]
  • Conservatives say that net neutrality equates to government takeover of the Internet - October 1, 2014
    More than 2.4 million people have signed letters calling on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to stop its proposed “takeover” of the Internet in an effort by conservative activist group American Commitment to reframe the debate about the agency’s proposed net neutrality r [...]

iTWire

  • Seagate secures surveillance storage - October 1, 2014
    Seagate has released a disk drive designed specifically for storing surveillance video that's sold with a three year 'rescue service plan' for data recovery in the event of damage or data corruption. Video surveillance has largely gone digital, partly because of the improved image qu [...]
  • NEC wins South Australia WoG network contract - October 1, 2014
    NEC Australia has been awarded a $70 million contract to manage the South Australian Government's networks. The South Australian Government has chosen NEC Australia to manage, maintain and support the central and local data networks of all state government agencies. The whole-of-gove [...]
  • Linux Foundation backs NFV project - October 1, 2014
    The Linux Foundation - with support from many big names in the industry - has launched a project to build an open platform for network functions virtualisation (NFV). The Open Platform for NFV (OPNFV) Project seeks to build a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform that will allow [...]
  • It's business time for Uber in Australia and New Zealand - October 1, 2014
    Ridesharing taxi disruptor Uber is slowly conquering the consumer market in Australia and New Zealand and it now has Cabcharge squarely in its sights, announcing Uber for Business. Today's news follows the July launch of Uber for Business in the US, UK, France and Canada, with the service now [...]
  • Oki Data channels Quasem - October 1, 2014
    Printer and multifunction device vendor Oki Data Australia has appointed Sirajum Quasem as channel manager for New South Wales and the ACT. "Sirajum brings the proven ability to build and lead a highly successful channel program and we are looking forward to the addition of his expertise," [...]

APC Magazine

  • ASUS H97-Pro Gamer review - September 30, 2014
    One with ALL the H97 motherboard bells and whistles!
  • ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 review - September 29, 2014
    It’s been a long time since ASRock was that little manufacturer that made quirky and odd boards. If you’re going for a Z97 motherboard under $200, this is our pick of the bunch.
  • Arduino Projects: Wireless Arduino - September 29, 2014
    Long-time readers will know I’m not one to promote trendy marketing phrases and certainly ‘Internet of Things’ or ‘IoT’ is right up there with the best (worst) of them. But the concept behind the phrase is worth understanding as it drives the next generation of connecte [...]
  • ASRock Fatal1ty H97 Performance review - September 29, 2014
    In an increasingly homogenised world, there are now established tropes for a “gamer” board. And this H97 motherboard adheres to them.
  • Best Windows Phone apps August 2014 - September 26, 2014
    APC has trawled the Windows Phone store for the best Windows Phone apps July 2014. This month, we’re .

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    • Windows leaps to 10, nods to 7 - October 1, 2014
      MICROSOFT is out to claw back corporate support with Windows 10 following the disaster of Windows 8.
    • Plan to split up, sell off NBN - October 1, 2014
      FEDERAL cabinet is considering plans to carve up and sell off parts of the NBN to promote competition for the $41 billion project.
    • Beam me up - October 1, 2014
      PORTABLE virtual reality is coming soon to a store near you, and the sky’s the limit as far as potential applications are concerned.
    • NEC continues winning ways - October 1, 2014
      NEC Australia has continued its good run in the public sector, landing a contract with the South Australian government worth up to $210 million over nine years.
    • Apple’s Irish tax deal breached rules - September 30, 2014
      EU regulators have explained why they think tax deals granted to Apple in Ireland and Fiat SpA in Luxembourg constituted illegal state support.

    Herald Sun

    • Traders’ ‘fat finger’ costs $706bn - October 1, 2014
      FATTEST finger ever? A massive $706 billion in share trades was quickly scrapped after one of the biggest market blunders in history.
    • Cops failed me: Shorten rape accuser - October 1, 2014
      A WOMAN who claims she was raped by federal Labor leader Bill Shorten has accused Victoria Police of failing to investigate properly because of his position.
    • Great club is splitting at the seams - October 1, 2014
      ANALYSIS: TODAY might be James Hird’s final day at Essendon. In a short time, Essendon Football Club could lose both Hird and Thompson, who could move to the Gold Coast Suns.
    • Defiant Hird’s do-or-die play - October 1, 2014
      JAMES Hird is on a collision course with Essendon after vowing to defy club orders to ditch his legal war with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority or face the sack.
    • Labor vows to sell houses back - October 1, 2014
      LABOR would offer to sell properties back to residents who have vacated homes near the planned East West Link site if it won the state election and scrapped the project.

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