Qualcomm hopes to attract developers with mobile TV and digital glasses SDKs

Qualcomm has released SDKs (software development kits) for LTE broadcast and digital glasses at its Uplinq conference, hoping to give the two burgeoning areas a push.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 20 September, 2014 00:09

Tags: Development tools, application development, consumer electronics, qualcomm, accessories, software

iPhone 6 expected to fetch over $3,000 in China's grey market

Would you pay US$4,000 for an iPhone 6?

By Michael Kan | 19 September, 2014 18:14

Tags: Apple, distribution, consumer electronics, smartphones, iPhone

New US Senate bill aims to limit access to emails stored abroad

Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday aims to place limits on access by U.S. law enforcement agencies to emails and other communications stored abroad.

By John Ribeiro | 19 September, 2014 16:54

Tags: U.S. Senate, Internet-based applications and services, Microsoft, security, internet, government, legislation, privacy

Malicious advertisements distributed by DoubleClick, Zedo networks

Two online advertising networks, Google's DoubleClick and Zedo, have been delivering malicious advertisements that could install malware on a person's computer, according to the security vendor Malwarebytes.

By Jeremy Kirk | 19 September, 2014 16:25

Tags: security, Malwarebytes, malware

Google to turn on encryption by default in next Android version

Google is turning on data encryption by default in the next version of Android, a step that mirrors broad moves in the technology industry to ensure better data security.

By Jeremy Kirk | 19 September, 2014 15:46

Tags: Google, security, encryption

ASIC opens up (some) data

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has made some of its data freely available from the federal government's open data repository,, the organisation has announced.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 14:11

Tags: ASIC, open data, Australian Securities and Investments Commission

Australian startup snapshot: Bugwolf

Bugwolf is a Melbourne startup that provides beta testers for enterprises and app developers seeking to speed their software to market.

By Adam Bender | 19 September, 2014 13:50

Tags: startup snapshot, startups, Ash Conway, Australian startup scene, IBM, testing, bugs, Bugwolf, beta testing, Startup

Nvidia pumps more horsepower into flagship graphics chips

Nvidia is bringing brighter images and sharper special effects to its new flagship GeForce GTX 980 and 970 graphics processing units.

By Agam Shah | 19 September, 2014 12:33

Tags: Graphics boards, nvidia, Components

Apple reports bump in data requests from Australian police

In the period 1 January to 30 June, requests from Australian law enforcement agencies for data from iCloud and iTunes accounts more than doubled compared to the preceding six month period, Apple has revealed.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 12:06

Tags: iCloud, Apple, security, iPhone, iTunes, privacy

Victorian government bears brunt of privacy complaints: report

Victorian state councils, statutory authorities and government departments generated 29 information privacy complaints to Privacy Victoria, according to its annual report.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 September, 2014 11:56

Tags: privacy legislation, Privacy Victoria, David Watts, privacy breaches, victorian government

Telcos, ACCAN support text messages to Triple Zero

It’s time for the Triple Zero emergency phone number to accept more than voice calls, according to industry and consumer advocates who made submissions to the review of the national Triple Zero (000) operator.

By Adam Bender | 19 September, 2014 11:46

Tags: AMTA, triple zero, emergency services, accan, regulation, voip, Department of Communications, government, Telstra, sms, 000

CloudFlare can provide its caching service without your SSL keys

CloudFlare said it has engineered a novel way to handle sensitive encryption keys that allows organizations such as financial institutions to still use its caching service to fend off cyberattacks.

By Jeremy Kirk | 19 September, 2014 11:28

Tags: security, CloudFlare, encryption

iPhone 6 fans brave Dengue mosquitoes in Tokyo

Sales of Apple's latest smartphone began in Japan with a humanoid robot welcoming eager fans to a shop in Tokyo close to ground zero for a Dengue fever outbreak.

By Tim Hornyak | 19 September, 2014 11:02

Tags: Apple, consumer electronics

AUSTRAC upgrades data capture systems to track terrorism financing

Australia's money laundering watchdog, the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre — AUSTRAC — will be boosting its IT systems using funding included in the $630 million counter-terrorism package announced by the government.

By Rohan Pearce | 19 September, 2014 10:30

Tags: digital currency, counter-terrorism financing, crime, AUSTRAC, terrorism, criminal activity, Bitcoin, money laundering

Queensland speed cameras to get digital upgrade

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is set to bring nine analog film speed cameras into the digital age, with high resolution images from the cameras to be electronically transmitted back to the QPS traffic camera office for processing.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 September, 2014 10:02

Tags: queensland government, queensland police service, speed cameras, queensland, digital cameras

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