Brisbane G20 Summit Australia 2014 -Friday, November 14, 2014
To all our customers in Brisbane unfortunately you will be impacted by the G20 Summit held in the Brisbane CBD. Friday 14 November 2014 will be a public holiday for people who work in the Brisbane Local Government Area. People living, working or travelling across the Brisbane CBD and South Brisbane can expect to see a visible security presence and significant changes to the operation of Brisbane’s traffic and transport network. Hence there will be some delays in normal business operations.
NBN Co Rollout Continues in Australia -Saturday, November 08, 2014
NBN rollout expands across 23 new rural and regional communities across Australia. The media centre for the NBN Co have released more information on their progress dated 3rd November 2014. Residents in NSW suburbs Penrith, Blacktown, Homebush, Riverstone, Richmond and Lidcombe urged to make the switch to the fast broadband connection. Around 20,000 homes and businesses will soon be the first in Sydney to complete the transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN).*
Mobile Smartphone and Tablet Security -Saturday, October 25, 2014
With so many people utilising mobile devices to perform their internet banking nowadays. Consumers have to be aware of how they can safely use this ever evolving technology. The banks advise security measures they've adopted on their bank websites, for their customers to read. However how many people actually read the provided information. Thankfully the Australian banks ICT security staff do work extremely well to mitigate security breaches and privacy issues. In addition, third party online companies such as PayPal do a wonderful job processing online transactions.
Apple unveils new iPads October 2014 -Friday, October 17, 2014
iPad Air 2 mini is thinner and it’s also a lot more powerful. In fact, with its 64-bit desktop-class architecture, iPad Air 2 is as powerful as many personal computers. It’s power-efficient too, with a 10-hour battery life that lets you work, play, surf and shop up to 10-hour battery life. The Touch ID technology uses your finger print to unlock the device with a unique fingerprint identity sensor to make unlocking your iPad Air 2 easy and secure. Furthermore the iSight camera in iPad Air 2 has better face detection and enhanced noise reduction, so it’s easier to shoot higher-quality photos and video.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) work with many Government agencies to help protect consumers by highlighting scams and raising awareness to ensure people aren't scammed by criminals. For instance, Scam Watch is an Australian Government initiative that has plenty of good information on their website. Furthermore Scam Watch is on Twitter, hence consumers can receive the most recent updates to stay protected follow @SCAMwatch_gov and other official consumer watchdogs social media.
Microsoft Corp Developing Windows 10 OS -Wednesday, October 01, 2014
The CEO Satya Nadella of Microsoft Corporation announced the next Windows Operating System (OS) version will be named Windows 10 OS. Microsoft will skip version 9 OS and will release version 10 OS when development and testing is complete in 2015. The CEO has confirmed Windows 10 OS will be the flagship of their software for desktop computers, tablets and smartphones. Furthermore the Windows 10 OS will operate across gaming consoles, as well as, their mobile devices. In addition, development has been implemented into ensuring building apps, and switching apps is easier between devices, and not being charged twice. Finally the emphasis will be on ensuring Microsoft get it right this time.
Apple's USA store website misleads consumers with prices showing for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting from $199 and $299 respectively. There is no chance in hell consumers could purchase the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus at these prices. By the time you buy it outright or on a contract the cost is inflated considerably. Especially, if you're in the Southern Hemisphere like Australia for example, prices are showing on Apple's store for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting from $869 and $999 respectively. Furthermore these stated prices are for basic features and minimum options added. Hence you'll be paying a lot more once the iPhone is yours. It's amazing though people are still desperate to have a new iPhone 6 in their possession for instance when prospective buyers camped outside Sydney Apple Store all night to ensure they received the new smartphone.
New Apple iPhone 6 Plus Released 2014 -Friday, September 12, 2014
Well to some people size does matter which is why the iPhone 6 Plus multi-touch display screen is bigger than previous iPhones. The iPhone 6 Plus display size is 5.5 inches and overall only 7.1mm thick. With a new Retina high definition (HD) display capable of resolutions up to 1920 x 1080 pixels you can enjoy watching video content without straining your eyes. It seems like only yesterday when manufacturers of mobiles were trying to decrease the mobile phone size, however now they've realised some users enjoy larger displays.
NBN Project Slow But Steady Progress -Friday, September 05, 2014
The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) released another media statement regarding their progress with this mammoth project. Thankfully Australians are living longer nowadays because it'll be a significant time before most of us have access to the super fast broadband. To read the media release from 28 August 2014 - NBN to reach one in 10 Australians in FY2015. See details...
CSIRO Will Fly Drones To Map Bad Weeds -Friday, August 29, 2014
CSIRO announced on the 27/8/2014 that Australia’s rare and precious rainforests, like the iconic Daintree, could have an unexpected aerial ally in the battle against weeds – autonomous helicopters. Developed by robotics researchers at CSIRO, in partnership with Biosecurity Queensland, the unmanned helicopters found weeds using sophisticated imaging technology. The helicopters are safer and a more convenient way of mapping weeds in remote and difficult terrain. See more...