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 2021-09-24 04:44 

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Apple Training Video Shows How To Talk People Into Buying Expensive Repairs...

A series of training videos created by Apple have leaked onto the internet, and it's going to make a strong case for the right to repair. The videos were created for its authorised repair partners, and teach technicians how to talk customers into buyi...

 2021-09-24 02:49 

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Surface Duo Set For Android 11 update... One Day...

Announced this week at Microsoft's annual Surface event, the Surface Duo 2 is going to be packing Android 11 when it ships out soon. But anyone with the first Duo will be sitting waiting with Android 10 until who knows exactly when. Now, with Android ...

 2021-09-24 02:44 

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Semiconductor Industry Now Faces Labour Shortage...

The semiconductor industry has had a horror run over the past few years, with supply chain issues, parts shortages, and the ongoing pandemic closing down numerous factories around the world. Now the industry is facing a severe labour shortage, according t...

 2021-09-24 02:05 

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Facebook To Go To Congress, Zuckerberg Goes Surfing...

With Instagram under fire about research they conducted and then ignored that shows it can increase depression and anxiety in teen girls, Mark Zuckerberg has taken aim at the New York Times over a video he posted on Facebook of himself surfing. A story in...

 2021-09-24 01:42 

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Vita Group Sells Its 107 Telstra Shops To Telstra...

Telstra's largest outlet licensee, Vita Group, is selling its Telstra-branded stores to Telstra, after the telco announced plans earlier this year to end its 26-year deal with the retail group. The 104 single-retailer stores, as well as Vita's Spr...

 2021-09-24 01:20 

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Nintendo Releasing N64 And Mega Drive Controllers For Switch...

The Nintendo 64 controller is one of the weirdest-looking things that has ever come to the world of gaming, and that includes the Power Glove. But it was also possibly the best and most versatile gaming controller ever made, too. During the Nintendo Direc...

 2021-09-24 01:11 

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Apple Working On Lenticular Displays...

Apple has patented an electronic device with a lenticular display. Although the company, like most large tech companies, file patents every other day for things that will most likely never see the light of day, it doesn't take a huge leap to see why t...

 2021-09-24 00:53 

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Telcos Accuse NBN Of Profiteering From Lockdowns...

The country's telcos have banded together to accuse NBN Co of "failing its social responsibilities"; by not providing additional capacity during the ongoing pandemic. Telstra, Optus, TPG, Vocus and Aussie Broadband sent a scathing letter to NBN...

 2021-09-24 00:34 

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Apple Against EU Push For USB-C chargers Across All Phones...

With the vision of reducing waste, the European Union is pushing for all phones to have industry standard USB-C chargers. But Apple claim the move "stifles innovation". It is estimated the move would cost 1.5 billion. With around 420 million phone...

 2021-09-24 00:28 

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Microsoft Officially Retires The Surface Book Range...

Microsoft's Surface launch event yesterday saw the tech giant unleash a range of new Surface products. One device that didn't make this year's team is the Surface Book, which has been retired in favour of the new Surface Laptop Studio. "Su...

 2021-09-23 06:46 

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EBook In For The Release Of Kindle's New Paperwhite Range...

We tipped you off on Tuesday that Amazon had new Kindle devices on the way. Since then, more information has come to light. It's been a while between Kindle action from Amazon. To make up for it they've upped the screen size on the new Paperwhite ...

 2021-09-23 04:41 

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Billionaire Solomon Lew demands vaccine checks at shopping centres...

Billionaire businessman Solomon Lew has set up a potential showdown with Australia's leading shopping malls before the expected Christmas consumer rush, calling for all shoppers to be required to undergo vaccine and temperature checks "at the poin...

 2021-09-23 03:38 

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D-Link Releases Discreet Range Of Security Cameras...

D-Link has launched its new DCS-6500LH Compact Full HD Pan & Tilt and DCS-6100LH Compact Full HD Sleek and Discreet Wi-Fi Home Security Cameras. The Compact DCS-6100LH Full HD Wi-Fi Camera (picture above) sports full 1080p resolution, with a wide angle 11...

 2021-09-23 03:26 

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HP Launches New Spectre x360 For Windows 11...

HP has launched a HP Spectre x360 designed specifically for use with the forthcoming Windows 11 operating system. Announced two weeks ahead of the Windows 11 launch, the HP Spectre x360 16 is designed for creatives, folding into a canvas like previous mod...

 2021-09-23 02:25 

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Introducing Motorola's Moto G Pure, Another G Wiz...

Motorola may have announced seven new models of their popular Moto G series of both 4G and 5G smartphones this year, but they're not done yet, with a leak revealing details of the upcoming Moto G Pure. In the design department, it shares some DNA with...

 2021-09-23 01:56 

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Facebook Focused On Hardware With New CTO Hire...

Facebook has promoted Andrew Bosworth, its current head of Facebook Reality Labs, to Chief Technology Officer, replacing Mike Schroepfer, who held the role for 13 years, and will become a senior fellow. Showing a focus on hardware, Bosworth will still hel...

 2021-09-23 01:34 

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Disney+ Subscriber Growth Slows Due To 'Headwinds'...

In the June quarter, Disney+ subscriber numbers beat Wall Street estimates, with the streaming service adding over 12 million subs, to reach 116 million worldwide. While these are impressive stats to throw up within two years of operation, Chief Executive...

 2021-09-23 01:02 

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Fender Teams With MoFi For Gorgeous Sunburst Turntable...

Mobile Fidelity Electronics has teamed up with the guitar Gods at Fender to create a truly beautiful limited-edition turntable, which features the signature 'sunburst' wood grain look that many classic models of Fender from the 1950s onwards are k...

 2021-09-23 00:42 

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Google warns 2.65 billion Chrome users about security threat...

If you're one of the 2.65 billion Google Chrome users worldwide you might want to update your browser and make a coffee before you read on. If you're still here you should know that Google have used an official blog post to reveal they've unco...

 2021-09-23 00:33 

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Foxtel Launching 'Flash' News Streaming Service...

Foxtel is launching Flash, a news streaming service that will collate over 20 internationally and local news outlets under one umbrella. CNN, BBC, CNBC, Fox News, Al Jazeera and Sky News and over a dozen other news outlets will be combined to provide a si...

 2021-09-22 07:31 

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US probing US$15 billion Zoom deal for "foreign participation"...

Zoom have once again come under scrutiny in the US, with the Federal Communications Commission calling out its proposed US$15 billion buyout of cloud contact centre software Five9. The FCC suggest the deal could pose a potential national risk due to "...

 2021-09-22 06:37 

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Digital Billboards On Track To Make Impact For Sydney Trains...

Following the recent announcement that OOH titans JCDecaux are turning 18 traditional format billboards through Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane into digital advertising spaces comes news they've won the lucrative contract for Sydney Trains. This will m...

 2021-09-22 04:40 

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Comms complaints fall again, but small businesses still lose...

Here's the good news. There was a 6.1 per cent overall decline in complaints about phone and internet services in the past financial year. That's the third year on the trot the number has dropped. So even though that's 119,400 complaints to th...

 2021-09-22 04:11 

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Is It Time For Foxtel To Launch Their Own 4K TV?...

Should Foxtel follow Sky TV's rumoured lead and launch their own 4K High-Definition TV? We have just seen the launch of the new Foxtel iQ5 box fox but how about a TV that eliminates the need for a box, with the processor storage and all the Foxtel sof...

 2021-09-22 04:10 

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EXCLUSIVE: TCL Has A Samsung Flip Competitor & A Sub $300 5G Smartphone...

Fly under the radar mobile phone brand TCL, who earlier today released a sub $300 5G smartphone is looking to become a key mobile brand in Australia taking on other challenger brands such as Motorola. In some markets of the world TCL who are already a maj...

 2021-09-22 03:40 

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Here's How Much Apple Will Give You For Your Old iPhone...

Apple has announced its new buyback scheme, where iPhone users can trade in their old devices for credit towards an iPhone 13. Not surprisingly, the iPhone 12 Pro Max fetches the highest price, with Apple giving up to $1120 off the new model meaning you c...

 2021-09-22 02:44 

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1.3 Million Rise In AFL Fans, As Aussies Barrack From Home...

The annual Roy Morgan AFL club supporters survey has shown that an extra 1.3 million Aussies now support an AFL team, with all that couch time resulting in a massive increase in those who have backed a team. 8.8 million Australians now support a team. Not...

 2021-09-22 02:42 

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Retailers Preparing For Post-lockdown, Boom...

Big CE retailers who have been ordering excess stock in anticipation of a peak in stores sales when they reopen after COVID lockdowns are among several retail groups predicting a boom period ahead. Indeed, chief executive of outdoor apparel chain Kathmand...

 2021-09-22 02:21 

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Telstra Promises Two-Hour iPhone Delivery...

Telstra customers planning to upgrade to the latest devices from Apple or Samsung can now have a device in their hand within two hours. Telstra have partnered with Aussie start-up Zoom2u to offer the speedy service, which is available through 25 participa...

 2021-09-22 01:15 

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Optus Complaints Fell By 28% In A Single Year...

Aussies are complaining less about phone and internet service these days, according to new research. Today's Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Annual Report for FY 20 21 showed that overall telco complaints went down by 6.1 per cent.. Optus were b...

 2021-09-21 04:19 

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Being Hungry For A New IPhone 13 Doesn't Mean You Actually Have To Go Hungry...

It's easy to get excited about a shiny new Apple release like the iPhone 13 line. What can be harder is working it into your budget. But there are ways. When buying a new 13 outright will set you back between $1199 and $2719, always look at the option...

 2021-09-21 03:06 

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LG Finally Reveals QNED MiniLED TV Range...

LG Electronics Australia has announced that its QNED MiniLED TV lineup, with one 4K and two 8K series, are now available in Australia. The TV range combines thousands of Mini LED panels with Quantum Dot and NanoCell technology for the most realistic image...

 2021-09-21 01:31 

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Foxtel Appoints New Commissioning Editor/ Supervisor Producer, Unscripted...

Foxtel Originals has announced that previous network executive producer Howard Myers has been promoted to commissioning editor and supervising producer, unscripted. Myers has been with Foxtel since 2016. Under his new role he will oversee all the company&...

 2021-09-21 01:11 

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Twitter Out A Billion Bucks After Allegedly Deliberately Misleading Investors...

It's costing Twitter US$809.5 million to settle a case out of court alleging they deliberately misled investors about how many people used the social media platform. With the case on the edge of heading to trial, Twitter agreed to the settlement, whic...

 2021-09-21 00:47 

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Facebook's Smart Ray-Bans Under Investigation...

Facebook's 'smart' Ray-Bans are currently under scrutiny from the leading privacy regulator in Europe. The Data Protection Commission has instructed Facebook to demonstrate how the small LED light on the front of the glasses is an effective si...

 2021-09-21 00:29 

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TV Market, New Brands At The Good Guys, Prices Set To Rise...

The TV supply market appears to be undergoing a major change, discounting is out, and The Good Guys are seriously ramping up new brands. Shortly two new TV brands are set to be ranged at The Good Guys, with both the Sharp and the former Harvey Norman Tosh...

 2021-09-21 00:18 

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So What's Up With Apple's Imminent IOS 15 Upgrade?...

While we have to wait until probably early AM Tuesday to see if it's as exciting in-hand as Apple want everyone to believe, there's definitely new tweaks in store with iOS 15. Visually it's not a major revamp, but in the day-to-day motions, th...

 2021-09-21 00:18 

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New Kindle Paperwhite Range Announced...

Amazon has accidentally uploaded a comparison chart to its Canadian website that includes two forthcoming Kindle devices. The Kindle Paperwhite, which will retail for around $AUD159, was mentioned, along with the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition ($AUD2...

 2021-09-21 00:09 

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Amazon To Announce New Hardware Next Week...

Amazon has left it to the last moment to send our invites to its big fall hardware event, which is taking place next Tuesday, September 28. The company is keeping tight-lipped about what exactly to expect, only saying there will be "news about our lat...

 2021-09-20 23:32 

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Fetch TV Renews Seven-Channel BBC Deal...

Fetch TV has extended its channel partnership with BBC Studios, covering seven BBC channels. The channels included in the deal are BBC First, BBC World News, UKTV, BBC Earth and CBeebies, BBC Brit and BBC Kids. "We are delighted to continue our decade...

 2021-09-20 05:22 

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Seven-Week Retail Delay To Cost Victoria $6 Billion...

While retail sales were up 1.1 per cent during August, according to Mastercard SpendingPulse, a seven-week delay in the roadmap out of lockdown for Victoria will cost the sector $6 billion in lost profits. "We appreciate the health and safety of the c...

 2021-09-20 05:13 

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Foxtel Programs Win Over 70 Emmys...

Fox Arena is airing an encore screening of the Primetime Emmy Awards tonight at 7:30pm, so if you are going to watch that, don't read any further. For those who just want the info without the speeches, Foxtel programs scored over 70 wins at the awards...

 2021-09-20 04:57 

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Belkin Protect Your iPhone While Saving The Planet...

The latest Belkin screen protectors the UltraGlass and Anti-Glare aren't just tough enough to safeguard your valuable new iPhone 13, they continue the brand's commitment to reducing single-use plastic. With enhanced strength, flexibility and visib...

 2021-09-20 04:56 

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Fitbit Wages War On Snoring, But Not All Users Can Rest Easy...

If you've got a Fitbit Sense or Versa 3 your device can now monitor for sounds at night, including snoring. But if you're using the recently released Luxe or Charge 5 models you won't have this tool as only the models mentioned have the microp...

 2021-09-20 02:40 

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Optus Towers Auction Bids Due Today...

Bank of America is taking final offers today for the sale of the $2 billion Optus towers portfolio. The portfolio contains between 2,000 and 2,5000 Australian telco towers, and the buyer will purchase around 70 per cent of these. Still in the running for ...

 2021-09-20 02:30 

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You Beaut! Alexa Now Understands Aussie Lingo...

Amazon has given its voice assistant Alexa a crash course in Aussie lingo, with the results being that it can now understand over 100 true blue Aussie phrases, from "flick on the lights" to "play an absolute banger". Amazon has also shared...

 2021-09-20 02:01 

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Amazon Pull The Plug On Chinese Brands Over Dodgy Reviews...

E-commerce giant Amazon have made a bold move to be seen as ethical, shutting down the online stores of around 600 Chinese brands. Close to 3000 stores were found to have consistently posted paid or incentivised reviews to sites registered on Amazon, whic...

 2021-09-20 00:55 

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PlayStation Now Looks To Be Launching In Australia Soon...

For reasons that have baffled and angered many Australian gamers, PlayStation Now has never made its way to Australia, despite launching in America way back in 2014. Eagle-eyed New Zealand gamers have now noticed that Sony Interactive Entertainment has st...

 2021-09-20 00:34 

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Apple Set To Play Catch-up With Foldable Smartphones...

With the success of the Samsung Z Flip and Z Fold smartphones, Apple look set to debut their own foldable, expected to be a clamshell, in 2023. Interestingly, a number of patents seem to suggest the company has had this in their vision since 2016. Word is...

 2021-09-20 00:26 

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Disney+ Comes To Panasonic TVs...

Disney+ is now available on all Panasonic's 4K TVs released from 2017 onwards. All Panasonic TVs with the prefix EZ, EX, FZ, FX, GZ, GX, HZ, HX, JZ or JX should have the Disney+ icon now visible. This update brings Panasonic's television range in ...

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