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Is CHOICE's "fair use" campaign fair?

CHOICE is after a change to Australian copyright law to bring more “fair use” provisions into play. It’s a laudable enough aim, although some of…

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Blackberry for sale: Who should get the crumbly desserts?

Blackberry has announced that it’s exploring options for selling the company, but who’s likely — or viable — to want the once-powerful smartphone maker?

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Are budget mobile providers in Australia dying?

The current woes of wholesaler ISPOne highlight an emerging trend in low-cost Australian mobile telephony. Where are all the budget players going?

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The next iPhone: Everything we (don't) know

The rumour mills are buzzing with the idea that the next iPhone will be announced on September 10th. That may well be true, but don’t…

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Are Virgin Mobile's Irresistible Plans good value?

Virgin Mobile made a splash yesterday with new “Irresistible” plans that throw in a “free” international flight along with your mobile service. Irresistible isn’t the…

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News Corp Australia vs the NBN – is it really all about Foxtel?

No-one would describe News Corp Australia’s view on the National Broadband Network (NBN) as rosy. But if it’s true the company has engaged in repeated…

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What's the best way to secure your browser passwords?

The Internet’s been somewhat aflame (figuratively, not literally) because it was widely reported that Google’s Chrome browser stores passwords with no security at all. So…

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Online Scams: Everything old… is still around

Online scams continue to proliferate, largely because they only need a really small strike rate to actually be profitable. It doesn’t take too much work…

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A La Carte Pay TV: Why it won't happen

Foxtel’s launch of Foxtel Play last week was met with the usual howls of protest from people who simply want an a la carte TV…

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Doctor Who: Capaldi's curse

This was inevitable. After the glitzy presentation of the 12th Doctor, the Internet has exploded with criticism of actor Peter Capaldi. The thing is, most…

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