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Surge in attachment spam a sign of desperation, say experts

Botnet criminals have flooded the Internet with a surge of attachment spam in recent weeks in a desperate attempt to rebuild a spam-distribution industry under pressure, security experts have suggested.

By John E Dunn | 20 August, 2011 01:12

Tags: sophos, Personal Tech, security, M86 Security

Govt to investigate role of smartphones in online gambling

The Federal Government is to investigate the role smartphones play in the acceleration of online gambling services in Australia and overseas under a broader review into its <i>Interactive Gambling Act 2001</i> legislation.

By Chloe Herrick | 22 August, 2011 11:36

Tags: gambling, Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), smartphones, mobile gambling, online gambling, Department of Broadband, government

Medicare Local one month on: The technology behind Brisbane's first facility

The first Medicare Local in Australia will play a key role in the adoption of electronic health records, according to the CEO of Metro North Brisbane Medicare Local, Abbe Anderson.

By Lisa Banks | 22 August, 2011 10:46

Tags: personally controlled e-health records (PCEHR), content management system (CMS), ChilliDB, Medicare Australia, e-health, Medicare Locals

Vodafone NZ signs up to Pacific Fibre in 10-year deal

Submarine cable venture, Pacific Fibre, has a new bandwidth partner, Vodafone New Zealand, with the signing of a undisclosed multi-million dollar 10-year deal between the two companies.

By Hamish Barwick | 22 August, 2011 10:19

Tags: vodafone NZ, Russell Stanners, pacific fibre, business, telcos, Mark Rushworth

Firefox 7 reaches beta, promises faster browsing

Mozilla yesterday released a beta of Firefox 7, putting the lighter-weight browser in front of a large number of users for the first time.

By Gregg Keizer | 20 August, 2011 01:59

Tags: applications, browsers, software, internet, mozilla

$99 TouchPad too good to pass up

News is spreading quickly online that HP is going to clear out the vast TouchPad inventory by dropping the price to an offer you can't refuse.

By Tony Bradley | 21 August, 2011 06:58

Tags: HP, tablet PC, Apple, webOS, hardware systems, tablets

MYOB to hire more staff following Bain Capital acquisition

Financial and business software vendor, MYOB, is set to hire 27 new staff following its acquisition by Hong Kong-based software investor, Bain Capital, from a consortium including Archer Capital and investment company, HarbourVest Partners, for $1.2 billion.

By Hamish Barwick | 22 August, 2011 09:52

Tags: Bain Capital, MYOB, business

YouTube, Google+ let users have video-watching party

Google+ users can now have a video-watching party on YouTube.

By Christina DesMarais | 21 August, 2011 06:53

Tags: Photo / video, applications, video chat, best of the web, Google Plus, software, social networks, video, youtube, Facebook, Google

HP or no HP: The PC lives

Suggestions that the PC is dead are greatly exaggerated. Flexibility, innovation and users' storage needs will keep it around a good long while.

By Ian Paul | 21 August, 2011 06:41

Tags: desktop, IBM, Kinect, desktop pcs, operating systems, International Data Group, computers, Hewlett-Packard, HP, memory stick, tablet PC, laptop accessories, IDC, Microsoft, Components, software, Lenovo, flash, memory, Windows, hardware systems

Internet restored briefly as rebels close in on Tripoli

Local Internet access in Tripoli was strangely restored for a while late Saturday local time after months of disruption, according to reports on Twitter, as rebels closed in on the capital city of Libya. But it was down again for most of the city by Sunday.

By John Ribeiro | 21 August, 2011 23:57

Tags: internet, Renesys, Internet service providers

HP's $US99 TouchPad tablet selling out in retailer fire sale

Some retailers sold out remaining Hewlett-Packard TouchPad tablets in just a few hours on Saturday after heavily discounted prices attracted buyers to the last remaining units of the soon-to-be defunct tablet.

By Agam Shah | 21 August, 2011 07:57

Tags: business issues, hardware systems, tablets, business management, Hewlett-Packard

Google+ introduces identity-verification badges

Google is adding badges that certify the identity of users of its Google+ social networking site, starting with public figures and with people who have been added by many as contacts.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 21 August, 2011 00:42

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, Google, social networking, internet

WebOS developers mourn HP's move but aren't surprised

HP's decision to dump its WebOS mobile devices leaves diehard developers who built for it in limbo, said a former HP and Palm software development official who nonetheless lauded the technology and expressed hope that WebOS could be revived somehow.

By Paul Krill | 20 August, 2011 05:54

Tags: Mobile Development, Palm, application development, mobile technology, software, Hewlett-Packard (HP)

Star Wars coins are legal tender In New Zealand

The New Zealand Mint has taken one innovative step to saving the economy, and the galaxy! The government body has introduced a new line of coins that feature an assortment of Star Wars characters.

By Chris Brandrick | 20 August, 2011 10:04

Tags: New Zealand Mint, finance, industry verticals, government, Tech industry

Google beefs up admin console for free Apps version

Google has strengthened the IT administration capabilities of the free, standard version of its Apps hosted communication and collaboration suite.

By Juan Carlos Perez | 20 August, 2011 06:59

Tags: applications, Google, e-mail, software, collaboration

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