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Amazon Prime has finally arrived in Australia – with some caveats

Amazon Australia launched Down Under with a slightly underwhelming inventory in December last year, but the online marketplace has since been slowly and steadily improving its catalogue. The company is even looking to open a second fulfilment centre in Sydney to keep up with orders. In another bid to shake up Australian retail, Amazon has finally launched its long-awaited Prime ...

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SBS is taking over World Cup broadcasts after Optus dropped the ball

After soccer fans in Australia experienced severe technical issues while trying to stream World Cup 2018 games via the Optus Sport app, free-to-air TV station SBS has announced it will broadcast all games for the next 48 hours. Fans using the Optus Sport service – which holds exclusive rights to streaming the majority of the Russian World Cup games – ...

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Apple fined $9 million for misleading Australian customers over Error 53 claims

The Australian consumer watchdog, ACCC, took Apple to court in April last year for its uncompromising repair and warranty policy, specifically regarding the Error 53 bug that plagued Apple users in 2016. The ACCC alleged that the tech giant made “false, misleading, or deceptive representations on consumer guarantees” that are protected under Australian Consumer Law. The ACCC has won the ...

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Google to begin rolling out Android Messages for the web from today

Starting today (June 19), sending and receiving SMS and RCS (Rich Communication Services) text messages from a computer will become easier for Android users, with Google officially rolling out its Android Messages client for web after months of rumors. Working in a similar fashion to the web version of its own Allo messaging service, users can now visit the Android ...

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Australian Government department exposed in PageUp personal data breach

Earlier this month, it was revealed that human-resources service provider PageUp had experienced a data breach that could potentially put at risk many of its clients across the globe, which includes companies such as Coles, Australia Post and Telstra. And now, the Australian Attorney-General’s Office has confirmed that its staff are also among the potentially affected users. As initially reported ...

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Best network monitoring tools of 2018

Best network monitoring tools Although the headline-grabbing aspects of IT security usually involve cyber-wars, digital espionage and ferocious malware attacks, there is always less glamorous work taking place behind the scenes to keep company data and users safe.  And much of this involves network monitoring. The IT administrators and software developers who ensure systems stay updated, behavior across IT infrastructure ...

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Vivo expected to launch the Nex A and Nex S in India in July

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo recently unveiled two flagship devices in its home country China, dubbed as the Nex A and Nex S. Now, there are some reports suggesting that the two Nex devices will be launched in India in the second half of July with a starting price of Rs 40,000. At the moment it is not known if Vivo ...

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ExpressVPN adds HTTPS Everywhere

In a welcome move for the security- and privacy-minded, ExpressVPN announced today that it was throwing its weight behind HTTPS Everywhere, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s encrypted web-browsing initiative. It comes just weeks before an expected change in Chrome that will prominently mark all non-HTTPS sites as “not secure.” The VPN provider has incorporated HTTPS Everywhere into its Chrome browser extension, ...

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Nokia X6 could be about to launch outside of China

The Nokia X6 arrived in the China in the middle of May, and since then that’s the only country where you can buy the mid-range handset. However, a global launch for the phone may be getting closer. That’s because model numbers that appear to relate to the Nokia X6 have been spotted by NokiaPowerUser on Bluetooth certification sites in both ...

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Microsoft’s Xbox Live avatars finally arrive for Insiders

Microsoft has been talking about its fully customizable avatars for over a year now and now, after many delays and leaks, they’re finally launching for Xbox Insiders on its Alpha and Alpha Skip Ahead rings. Anyone who’s ever used an in-game character creator like those in The Sims will be familiar with what’s on offer in the Xbox Avatar Editor.  ...

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