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Aussies on the defensive as malware mimics police with PCs for ransom

Security problems aren’t going anywhere, and more proof that your computers need a solution comes this week with the news that Aussies are getting hit hard with an Android form of ransomware.

3:16 pm 29/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2 Tablet

HP’s recent tablet hybrids have been made with a focus on consumers, but the business market isn’t being left out, evident in the Elitebook Revolve, a notebook with an older type of convertible hinge and some new innards to bring this style of machine into 2014.

12:00 pm 24/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Toshiba’s Encore gets bigger for its sequel

Announced this week, Toshiba is giving itself a second encore, so to speak, as it one ups its Encore tablet with a slightly bigger second addition.

5:31 pm 21/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Adonit gets its Creative Cloud pen to Australia before Adobe’s own arrives

Adobe’s 2014 Creative Cloud software might be available locally, but the special Ink pen and Slide ruler hardware is yet to turn up in the same place.

2:36 pm 14/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: Acer Iconia A1-830

We’re all dependent on a personal computer, and we’re all in love with our smartphone, but does everyone need a tablet? Even if you don’t, the price of these portables is becoming too hard to resist, and that’s what Acer is hoping will persuade people to check out its A1-830, an Android push for the iPad Mini’s spot.

2:55 pm 11/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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When will WiFi be faster? Let’s talk 802.11ad, 802.11ax, and the problem of owning lots of devices

The world of wireless networking might just sound like a bunch of jargon to you, but to us it’s important stuff, and if you’ve ever wondered why wireless networking isn’t as fast as 4G mobile speeds, well, there is good news coming.

3:28 pm 10/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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In the know: most parents are talking about security with their kids

Times have changed, and if you thought that kids and parents weren’t seeing eye to eye on the field of security, apparently, that issue has changed, too, as a recent Trend Micro survey points out.

1:01 pm 10/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Review: Asus Transformer Pad TF103C

The netbook is dead, but the cheap laptop lives on, with Asus attempting to find a middle ground with its Transformer style of tablet hybrid and a sub-$500 price point.

4:34 pm 07/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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Philips and DJ Armin van Buuren bring mixing to anyone with an iDevice

When this writer wanted to learn how to mix, you had to start with record decks, mixing on vinyl. These days, though, it’s a fair bit easier, and Philips has teamed up with internationally renowned DJ Armin van Buuren to show how that’s possible.

2:28 pm 07/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark
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US security increased: make sure your phone is charged before boarding a flight

If you’re anything like us, you feel naked without your phone, and so you probably don’t leave home without making sure that smartphone is with you, but if you’re heading to America any time soon, it won’t be enough to make sure it’s packed, because it will also needed to be charged.

12:16 pm 07/07/2014 By Leigh D. Stark

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