The following articles have the tag technology
Is Australia’s poor internet infrastructure a risk to public health?
Psychologists tell why you should skip the texting and make a phone call.
Have you ever pasted pics of your boarding pass online? Here’s why you shouldn’t.
A computer can guess more than 100,000,000,000 passwords per second. Is yours secure?
New tech could mediate some of the pandemic’s impact on the tourism industry.
Consumer advocate reveals the worst-performing air purifiers on the market.
How to tell a good password manager from a bad one.
Watching television for more than three and a half hours a day linked to poorer ...
Why you must consider the data you leave behind.
New research uses artificial intelligence to analyse facial photos.
Research uncovers a specialised economy emerging around email account takeover.
Google taken to court over its expanded use of personal data.
We take more yet print out fewer photos than ever.
Even though life is easier now, who doesn’t miss the humble VHS tape?
Device could revolutionise treatment of a range of common diseases.
You may be killing your phone by committing these battery-charging mistakes.
More Aussies over 65yrs are taking to the internet – but some are taking risks ...
Is there a better way to share a relaxed conversation with friends and family than ...
Video calls are vital during COVID-19. Here are some simple ways to improve them.
Dating agency owner shares what she has learnt over the years.
‘Zipline’ allows facilities to track visits and stick to social distancing guidelines.
Life in lockdown: What social media can teach us about the COVID-19 experience.
Skype can provide you with more than just video calls and instant messaging.
UV does have potential, say scientists. Here’s how.
Could this solve the problem of plane travel during a pandemic?
‘We should be critical of people who ignore social distancing guidelines, not the app.’
Are you a competent user of remote controls, computer software and the iCloud?
Six million downloads and no results: government virus app under fire.
Despite the pressure on telecommunications services, satisfaction has remained steady.
Research reveals 23 per cent of customers have upgraded to higher speed internet plans.
Google Maps is great for directions, but wait, there’s so much more it can do.
Do you enjoy watching the Amazing Race? This app may be for you.
A Victorian hospital becomes the first to test a revolutionary health screening device.
From robo-debt to racism: what happens when government algorithms make the decisions.
One of the challenges of physical distancing has been how to stay in touch.
The Commonwealth Bank will provide itemised digital receipts through its app.
Data is the new oil, and online platforms will siphon it off at any opportunity.
App designed to help combat the communication breakdowns caused by COVID-19.
Max once hated his hearing aids. Now he thinks they’ll change his life.
While you may think all of your files are safe at home, you could lose ...
NDIS participants will be able to buy assistive technology to help them through the crisis ...
Issues relating to public education about the app raise serious concerns: ACCAN.
Tour these historic wonders from the safety of your front room.
Drew Patchell joins the line-up to warn you about the latest scam doing the rounds ...
Caverns, world wonders, and South African safaris – it’s all out there, inside your home.
The number of Australians seeking access to welfare support and unclaimed cash doubled.
Compensation sought after Optus publishes personal details of 50,000 customers in massive privacy breach.
Your phone touches everything, and then makes direct contact with your face, so you want ...
Handheld AI device for people with mild to moderate low vision and reading difficulties.
Hotels and resorts operator Marriott has suffered a serious data breach.
ACMA is stepping up its fight against mobile number fraud.
Aged care providers are prioritising social connection as a way of reducing feelings of separation.
Monash University reveals internet infrastructure is being put under significant pressure.
Belinda is worried about her online calendar having a meltdown and wants to know her ...
Neighbours, friends and work colleagues should offer older people digital support.
Researchers are calling on five million Australians to track and beat COVID-19.
Location history data from the mobile phones of confirmed cases could help track and trace ...
Enforced isolation could lead to promising social and technological advancements for older people.
Drone could monitor temperature, heart and respiratory rates, and sneezing and coughing in crowds.
Samsung is planning to use artificial intelligence to produce a fridge that can help you ...
Australians should be aware scammers are adapting existing technology to play on people’s fears around ...
Here's what you need to know about the new telehealth option
Nano-thin flexible touchscreens could be printed like newspaper.
Knowing how to deactivate online accounts when loved ones die can save you a lot ...
Cybercriminals are on the prowl to infect your mobile devices.
Get to know your spending habits with one of these free budgeting apps.
If you have apps or programs that are not running correctly, you have two options ...
Average real prices for mobile phone services dropped by 6.6 per cent during the past ...
You probably already knew, but you’re dying to know anyway …
Problems browsing? Here’s how to clear your history and cache, and restart with a clean ...
Vital Signs: the end of the checkout signals a dire future for those without the ...
Batteries made with sulphur could be cheaper, greener and hold more energy.
This year, organised broadcast radio turns 100. These days it’s considered a basic technology, but ...
If Dr Google is making you sick with worry, there is help available.
Exercise caution when purchasing smart gifts this Christmas.
Ransomware attacks are becoming increasingly complex, as hackers find creative ways to beat ordinary systems ...
Smartphones have gone from being a status item to an indispensable part of our lives.
It’s an old trick with a new name, and it can ruin your holiday.
Concerns abound about the scope and safeguards surrounding facial recognition.
The ACCC has alleged Google engaged in misleading conduct about personal location data.
Text message interventions found to reduce coronary and stroke deaths.
New software could reduce emergency hospitalisations and allow time for end-of life-plans.
The ACCC will consider whether Australians are able to access basic broadband plans at fair ...
The health benefits of digital detoxes have been widely preached in recent years. Google seems ...
Can hiding likes make Facebook fairer and rein in fake news? The science says maybe.
With space at a premium, robotic furniture can transform a room in seconds.
Data from drivers' licences will be uploaded to the Federal Government's database.
Apple forced to release statement addressing iOS security concerns.
New research uncovers the specific data leaked through hospital breaches.
Looking at long-term trends for the technologies Australians use.
Do you ever drive past old Blockbuster Video stores and think what will be obsolete ...
Readily available consumer spyware products potentially violate a range of Australian laws.
Study finds that using a smartphone can lead to mental depletion and poor performance.
‘Price guarantee is only available for flights for which we’re confident that the price won’t ...
What happens when you leave your devices at home when you go on holiday?
We’ve found five of the best password managers to help you keep your digital world ...
Paul is receiving prompts to use payment apps, but are they safe?
How do you know if your MacBook Pro is the exploding kind?
Google Maps is great for directions, but have you ever used it to plan your ...
If websites constantly ask if you want notifications sent to you, there is a way ...
Even flight mode could pose a flight danger, says aeronautics professor.
Drones, smartphones and sensors could provide a lifeline to older Australians.
Device could help neuroscientists develop new therapies for pain, addiction, emotional disorders and cognitive disorders.
The US Federal Trade Commission is aiming to prevent Facebook from deceiving users.
Is your phone battery dying faster each day? Maybe these apps are responsible …
It only takes one sneaky cyber criminal to access your data and wreak havoc on ...
After falling asleep watching a movie on his tablet, Callum woke up to a hole ...
No more miscommunications or outdated formalities. Talk like a local with this tool.
Google Translate app means you’ll never have to ask for directions again.
Scams involving identity theft have cost Australians at least $16 million this year.
Here’s how hackers try to steal your holiday.
Investigation finds that Chinese authorities are installing spy apps on tourists’ phones.
Most people only use their microwave for defrosting or reheating, but it can do much ...
A new scam targeting the Google Calendar platform could cost you thousands.
Tom wants to know which smartphone around $500 is the best value.
Australians, and particularly older Australians, are losing more money to NBN scams.
The latest update to Google Maps allows you to save your parking location.
Popularity of online shopping sees delivery companies complained about most.
Google Maps gives the user the ability to allow someone to be able to track ...
If you really need to stay connected, this gadget is for you.
Your every movement is recorded as a location along with a date and time stamp.
Eleven telecommunication companies have been hit with formal warnings.
Kaspersky exposed a security flaw targeting the world’s fifth largest computer company.
A simple smartphone game can help with early Alzheimer’s diagnosis.
Don't run out of room in your suitcases any longer!
CommBank is targeting travellers with new technology to help them save on fees.
A petition by scientists reveals 'serious concern' about the risks of wireless devices.
Facebook has admitted to leaving the passwords of up to 600 million users readable to ...
The cost of basic NBN plans is becoming an affordability issue for people on lower ...
This week, Apple quietly released its new iPad Air and iPad Mini into the market.
The ATO has already received 40,225 reports of impersonation scams in 2019.
This is the one gadget I simply cannot travel without.
Columnist Peter Leith explains why the ‘Management’ has not had much to say recently.
New car owners could have their driving activity recorded.
The latest update for Gmail on desktops is of great significant to those used to ...
Have you ever noticed a small camera in your inflight entertainment screen?
Meeting someone from a different city? This tool was made for you.
Google has released a must download extension for its internet browser Google Chrome.
The new unsend feature allows you to remove any message sent within 10 minutes.
Qantas frequent flyer members can earn Qantas points while they sleep.
Discover how to identify a caller and, if they’re a nuisance, prevent them from calling ...
One of history’s largest data breaches has put your personal data at risk.
Many Australians are calling for Privacy Act exemptions for pollies to be changed.
Facebook and other social media platforms may endanger your estate.
Don’t miss our look back on the best gadgets of 2018
Ten hidden phone features to make your life easier.
There are ways to throw off the technology tracking your online activity.
Have you ever wondered what happens in just one internet minute?
Are you getting the internet speed you are paying for? Here is how to check
Christmas is a time when online cybercriminals work their hardest.
Live at home independently for longer by making technology work for you.
Drew takes you through some of the changes going on in the world of technology.
Developments that can help older Australians stay safe at home for longer.
Do you know that some websites track how often you visit and any products you ...
Dozens of organisations can access your data under the guise of preventing criminal activity.
Tracking UV intensity has been made easy with a revolutionary development.
Here’s how to keep all those photographs and records safe.
This super simple lesson will make you an iPad pro in under 30 minutes.
This funky charger will ensure you never again run out of battery for your device. ...
Liz’s old vacuum cleaner has died and she wants to know if cordless vacs are ...
Are you eager to reclaim some personal privacy?
Residential made 167,831 complaints to the Ombudsman in the last financial year.
A new email scam that attempts to extort $1400 from victims is making the rounds. ...
You can’t see them any more, but that doesn’t mean your photos are gone forever.
Algorithms may help doctors stream people onto prevention path sooner.
The must-have travel companions that will make your road trip a breeze.
Leading tour company wants you to stop using your smartphone on holiday.
A majority of Australians would like to see health apps regulated by the Government.
How to make sense of the Bureau of Meteorology’s rainfall forecast.
Treating insomnia with digital programs can improve insomnia symptoms.
Drew explains how to extend your mobile ring duration.
Often simple aids or gadgets can assist someone with memory loss to manage better at ...
PM announces push to make companies pay for mining your data.
This new piece of technology stopped telemarketer calls for Neil.
Pizza and beer or five-star cuisine, these apps will help you find it.
ACCC says it is prepared to sue executives who approve misleading ads.
Banks can’t fight online credit card fraud alone, and neither can you.
Exciting new technology aims to help dementia patients tick off their bucket lists.
Ryan explains how to ensure your email client won’t accidentally delete your emails.
Handy apps to make getting around that little bit easier on your next holiday.
Three super handy, tiny travel essentials that fit on your keychain.
Voice recognition technology is taking over, but is there anything to fear?
Scammers are increasingly catching out people by impersonating well-known businesses.
Sound quality can be every bit as important as beautiful images when you are recording.
NBN telcos warned not to ‘pass the buck’ on complaints, or else.
Australians over 65 are the fastest-growing new adopters of non-formal online education.
This type of holiday allows travellers only to recharge
For $79, you can now get your hands on a brand new smartphone.
Draft legislation will give the Government power to access your smartphone data.
Emails claiming to be from Optus are the latest scam threat to watch out for.
Residential broadband customers continue to shift to higher-speed NBN plans.
Paperless boarding passes have been approved for all Australian airports.
Explained: how to remove a saved password from your web browser.
Drew explains how to turn off the ‘iPhone Backup Failed’ reminder.
The ACCC’s latest broadband speed data shows some concerning results.
Will warm weather conditions affect the performance and lifespan of Edward’s smartphone?
Surfing the web can be risky business, so which is the safest browser?
When going on holiday, protecting your home is important for your peace of mind.
Motorola’s latest Moto smartphone has hit the market, and it’s a definite winner.
Experts explain compelling reasons to use My Health Record platform.
Top digital consultant says My Health Record could be the next tech wreck.
Will technology make retirement better or worse in the next decade?
A new technology is raising privacy concerns in Australia and all over the world.
The Government’s myGov website has been cloned by sophisticated scammers.
Winter is here and if your battery isn’t behaving as normal there may be a ...
Helping you to use your phone less is good for business.
The company that revolutionised mobile phones is set to do the same for hearing aids.
It seems many older Australians are struggling to keep up with the digital world.
Increase your privacy and keep your data secure by clearing your browser history and cache.
The victim of one in three fire-related deaths is aged over 65. But what is ...
Liv’s Travel Gadget will do wonders to prevent post-holiday bill shock.
Around 2.7 million Aussies aged 50 years and over have little online engagement.
A capsule packed with electronics and living cells can spot gut health problems.
There's a poetic way to create a secure password that’s easy to remember.
A lot of people take their smartphone to bed with them.
Find out five things you didn’t know Google can do.
Is Samsung’s foldable smartphone that morphs into a tablet nearly ready to launch?
The ACCC is investigating why Google charges it users to be spied upon.
Facebook is introducing a new 'dating' feature for its 200 million single users.
These gadgets can save owners the cost of device replacements, repairs and upgrades.
Waste your time more efficiently with our Facebook cheat sheet.
An app that helps you pack according to weather, activities and location.
Telstra’s rollout of 5G in the Gold Coast turns out to be something, well, not ...
Google's Pixel Buds prove that in-ear, real-time translation is now science fact.
Drew identifies three tablets that will fulfil all your needs and cost less than $200.
Swinburne University develops a model to build digital literacy among over 60s.
Forget lugging around portable speakers, this nifty gadget will fit in your pocket.
Regular flyers who don't have a set of these don't know what they're missing.
Dodo and iPrimus join list of providers misleading over broadband internet speeds.
What should you do with your old smartphone, tablet or computer?
Tips for using a new smartphone or if you just want to brush up on ...
All devices have a limited lifespan but here’s how to maximise yours.
The future is here, and it’s surprisingly simple and very affordable. Smart home technology is ...
Streisand not alone in pet cloning as the practice gains popularity among the wealthy.
Ron wants to know how to back up his Samsung Android phone.
Six savvy moves to make when you’re over 50
A fantastic app to help travellers as they drive around Australia.
Learn where to download tens of thousands of free classic ebooks.
Joyce wants to know if she should be considering her 4G options rather than the ...
Waze is a navigation and live traffic app with more features than other map apps. ...
The most important and effective way to protect your computer.
Travelling alone can be a daunting experience, but technology is helping to make things a ...
Will Bob’s tablet be confiscated when he arrives in the US from Morocco?
If you’re switching to NBN, you’ll need to know how to manage your health monitors. ...
A few simple ways to make the Facebook app less intrusive.
Cyber criminals are now actively targeting public wifi users to steal and sell their information.
Are there video games that can keep your mind healthy?
These devices will change your life and the future.
Here’s how to track your smartphone data usage to help stop phone bill shock.
Money-saving gadgets that will do as advertised – and help save the planet.
Apple has confirmed that it slows down the speed of older iPhones.
Changing technology means these common jobs might not exist in the near future.
We share author and blogger Bernadette Russell’s tips on how to be kind to people ...
Data breaches involving 1.4 billion records have been aggregated by cyber criminals.
Each week we offer a travel gadget for your holiday arsenal. Here are the top ...
First-aid apps that will give you the knowledge you need to help out in an ...
Police trial red-light style cameras to catch out texting drivers
All you’ll want for Christmas are these gifts to keep you safe and happy
Learning how to tell the difference between legitimate emails and scams could prevent you from ...
Is facial recognition technology the future of secure payment?
Study finds driverless cars a boon for older drivers.
Find the cheapest flights on the internet with I Know the Pilot.
Safety is the focus, but that’s just one aspect of the package
Your very own fast, secure wifi hotspot in the palm of your hand.
Are you sick of only seeing what Facebook wants you to see?
The Huawei Mate Pro 10 just surpassed iPhone as the world’s best-selling smartphone.
The days of picking up your phone to order food are long gone.
Analysis of dating apps has shown that many of them leak data.
The rapidly changing world of technology is helping older people stay in their homes longer.
Inaction and delays putting non-monitored medical alarm users at risk.
New research reveals 1.9 billion email account details are available for purchase online.
Hit pause on latest Apple operating system upgrade
Researchers have designed a ‘smart’ bandage, faster acting than regular patches.
This handy tool can convert YouTube movies and music to audio for you to listen ...
These five simple tips will help to make your home’s wifi internet faster.
Newer isn’t always better; some technology still stands the test of time.
Police are warning Australians of a sneaky phone scams.
Is your iPhone experiencing problems after the latest update? You’re not alone.
Another ring you won’t want to remove, and this one will help keep your smartphone ...
With a few taps, your iPhone could get you out of danger or save your ...
Albert wants to use a song as his ringtone on his smartphone and we explain ...
Telecommunications complaints increased by 41.1 per cent in the last financial year.
People don’t realise the danger they face when using public wifi.
Experts abandon old advice and recommend a new tip to keep your data safe.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pointed the finger at NBN Co and the telcos.
Make your computer feel a bit more like your computer by changing its appearance.
Setting up multiple accounts will keep your data secure.
Meet the DART – the world’s smallest and lightest laptop charger.
Australians are unprepared for death when it comes to their digital assets.
Follow these simple steps to protect your valuable personal information.
Joint standing committee urges NBN to lift its game with technology delivery.
This question has plagued prospective smartphone owners for years.
Controversial text message has people questioning their phone security.
Robert wrote in recently asking for help in backing up his iPhones.
Are you tired of organisations congratulating you for being able to use technology?
Have you been thinking about buying a tablet? These three devices won’t blow your budget.
Email may be the easiest way to communicate with others, but unless you know ...
Did these viral videos fool you? Find out how they were made.
Airborne viruses can silently attack your digital devices.
The web is full of choices, but how do you know what is safe and ...
Is there a worse feeling than being told you’re out of storage?
If you are ever asked to provide an iTunes card as payment, it is a ...
You could be giving companies permission to a lot more than you think.
Australian internet users have been warned to expect significantly slower internet speeds.
Bank begins trialling technology that could spell the end of cash, credit cards.
University of Adelaide scientists have a new method of treating stroke patients.
Drew explains how to stop specific programs from loading when your computer turns on.
Meet Travelmate – the world’s first robot assistant and autonomous suitcase.
Smart home control devices may be increasing energy use rather than cutting it.
Air New Zealand conducts trials with ‘Chip CANdroid’ robot at Sydney Airport.
Looking for a new computer on a budget? No problem. $500 goes a long way ...
Telstra has announced that it will no longer offer third-party mobile subscriptions.
The new iPhone 8 could be released as soon as September 12. Are you excited? ...
The ACCC has listed three strategies to ensure that customers get what they pay for.
Keeping your software up to date is crucial. Here’s our ‘how-to guide’.
Nuisance calls are on the rise, but there are ways to stop them getting through.
You can get so much more out of Netflix with these six nifty tricks.
Increasing your personal safety is easier than ever before.
Australia ranks 55th in broadband download speed tests.
It can be as exotic as a wave lapping gently over your mobile phone, ...
Being on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t afford an up-to-date smartphone.
Companies are increasingly prying into your private communications.
ACMA is set to investigate issues with the National Broadband Network.
Be in the know when it comes to television technology.
Are you sick of autoplay ads and videos? We have a solution.
A 74-year-old woman was fleeced of $46,000 in an iTunes gift card scam.
Apple warns iOS users of security flaw that could give hackers control of their device.
If your children can’t spare time, technology may come to your rescue.
Follow our helpful hints on how to keep your Facebook account secure.
Purchasing software to get the most out of your computer can cost a fortune.
Web connectivity for older people: what are your rights?
These tips will help you get more out of your batteries, fridge and speakers.
The NBN rollout reached the halfway mark on Monday.
Four everyday technologies that are spying on you, and how to turn them off.
Tesla has announced its new electric car will sell for $45,700. Will you buy one?
An app to keep your brain active and a must-have app for Alzheimer’s carers.
Consumer group CHOICE rates the nation’s best and worst internet providers.
Ever wanted one device to control everything? We tell you how.
Do access to apps and the internet change our ability to think deeply?
Do you have to switch off your computer at night?
Anne Rady explains how best to organise your photographs on iPhone and iPad.
Head out to see the Australian countryside with our seven essential apps for road trips.
Smart TVs, your car, if it is connected to the internet it needs protecting.
These five Google search tricks will help you while travelling, shopping online and more.
Here’s how to make the most of your tablet on your next trip.
If Safari on your Apple device is crashing, we have the solution to your problem.
Antivirus software is a necessity for staying safe online, but is the price tag as ...
These free internet browsers can make browsing the internet quicker and more customisable.
Did you know that your internet browser keeps a detailed record of every website you ...
Anne explains how to get the most out of your smartphone whilst overseas, without the ...
Gmail is already easy to use, but these tips will make it even more efficient.
Find out how to protect your privacy and wipe your data before selling your smartphone ...
From 15 October, a popular antivirus company will start selling users’ data to third parties.
Here’s a simple trick to help reduce the background noise on your iPhone.
Be more efficient on your computer with these 10 keyboard shortcuts for PC and Mac.
Ryan’s 10 simple keyboard shortcuts will make browsing the web quicker and easier.
Tired of waiting for webpages to load? Here are eight great ways to make your ...
Anne Rady shares four iPhone and iPad tips and tricks in this week's video
This guide will walk you through the components and features of your device, from A ...
Here’s a list of handy household hints to help you with your housework.
Our airport tech tricks will help you get the most from your gadgets when you ...
Is your smartphone or tablet running a little slow? These tips will get it up ...
The future of USBs is looking smart, and here’s one you need for your next ...
Here’s how to send a text message from your Mac or PC computer.
you can speed up your device by tidying up and deleting old files.
Peter Dutton’s message snafu has caused a stir, but can you avoid doing the same?
Does your iPhone crash when you’re using it? Try these simple solutions.
What does the Smart Pole do and how is it making your life safer and ...
Is there anything more frustrating than a slow-running computer?
Everyone loves a good game, but can they help stave off Alzheimer’s?
Your iPhone voice assistant gives hilarious answers if you ask these questions.
What should you do if you discover that you’ve been hacked?
We all take the internet and social media for granted, but, unfortunately, so do cyber ...
Competition in the rental market often results in renters paying more than is necessary.
These secret codes will enable you to access hidden Netflix content.
Opposed to selfies or strangers taking photos for you? Have a drone do it instead.
Ageing is going to be a lot different in the future of smart devices.
New research shows that computer scientists can guess your PIN with 70 per cent accuracy.
Is the convenience worth the potential risk?
A number of Windows security vulnerabilities were revealed online last.
Ryan explains refurbished devices and if they’re worth purchasing.
An aged care home using VR as entertainment made an unexpected discovery.
This quick video will show you how you can simply and safely use your smartphone ...
Secure your house for a fraction of the price with these tips and tricks.
If you’re worried someone else has access to your Facebook, try this.
Can you damage your USB devices by unplugging without safely disconnecting?
US bookstore’s canny use of clever clickbait coaxes people into reading books.
Many Australians are unaware of the consequences of not switching to the NBN.
Find out how they can become infected so you can stay one step ahead.
There is only one way to ensure that your smartphone is virus free.
A new app trains your brain to stop consuming unhealthy food and drinks.
Do you ever see ads online that seem to be specifically targeting you?
The feature allows you to discover users who live nearby or attend the same events.
The next iPhone is unlikely to be anything short of impressive.
Nokia’s new $70 phone harks back to an age now passed.
Jo Lamble helps Carol navigate the social media minefield with her father.
Further proof that there’s an app for everything, AirDates is an inflight dating app.
Experts suggest the iPhone 7s, 7s Plus and the iPhone X will be released in ...
Don’t risk losing all your photos and information by not backing up your iPhone or ...
Did you ever think these science fiction gadgets would become reality?
They may not win any style prizes, but these embarrassing travel gadgets really work.
Anne shows you how to create folders on your Android device.
Eight secret iPhone tricks that will make your smartphone smarter.
A new update to the Telstra BigPond email service is causing emails to go undelivered.
Today we share five special codes to unlock hidden features on your iPhone.
Here are four TV streaming devices worth considering.
The Skross MUV World Travel Power Adaptor is the only one you'll ever need.
Qantas will commence trialling fast, free wifi on its domestic flights.
A new gadget from CES aims to help blind people to navigate and perform tasks.
A bag light to help you find what you need, when you need it.
How to organise your technology before taking an overseas trip.
Password security firm, Keeper, has released its list of the 25 worst passwords of 2016.
To find out if a tablet is better for you, ask yourself these questions.
Worried about your online safety? Learn how to protect your digital life.
Selling old items you don’t use anymore is a great way to earn some extra ...
Beryl wants to know if turning off her phone at night will help it run ...
Just after the holiday season is a great time to buy second-hand things.
These six common problems have been frustrating iPhone 6 owners.
Five websites for meeting new people and staying connected.
You might not realise that the phone in your pocket can also save your life.
Scientists have developed a way to ‘upload’ information into your brain.
Australia is ill prepared to protect its citizens from increasing cyber threats.
After biggest breach on record, Google account holders warned to be on guard.
If you don’t use Siri on your Apple device yet, you’ll want to start now.
Camping doesn’t have to be all about ‘roughing it’ with these camping gadgets.
Here are five reasons why having a smartphone is a smart idea.
Keep your refrigerator running smoothly and stop ice build-up with this quick tech tutorial.
The Brunton Power Knife may well be the most useful travel gadget ever made.
Should every new car sold be fitted with a GPS tracking device?
When will Australian businesses accept their responsibilities?
While we all enjoy modern technology; the monitoring these devices perform is another story.
Robots made from real cockroaches could uncover earthquake survivors.
The first rule of remaining tech savvy is to never be afraid to try something ...
A popular online retailer has reportedly been selling fake Apple chargers, claiming that they are ...
Find out how to stop Facebook snooping around too much.
A Victorian man may be fined $9000 for an ingenious idea.
Save time and stress with these ten basic tech tips.
Your iPhone has a built-in flashlight. And now you can adjust the brightness.
Five fun and functional tricks that you didn’t know FB Messenger had.
Three things you should definitely look for before buying online.
As it’s National Carers’ Week, these five apps may help ease the burden of caring.
One of Apple's latest innovations, 3D Touch changes, the way you interact with your device.
You may be able to recover lost photos from a corrupted SD card.
The difference between iPhone’s Silent mode and Do Not Disturb mode.
The emails of 280 million people worldwide are being scanned by the US Government.
Kay O’Sullivan recently had her own travel SOS, but this handy app saved her.
What should you consider before posting a comment online?
Facebook is now taking on eBay and Gumtree with its own Marketplace.
Ditch your digital clutter by spring-cleaning your inbox.
Your old smartphone or tablet can become a useful gadget around the home.
Could it be that the eternal search for wifi while travelling is about to be ...
Give your thumbs a rest with these tricky tech tips.
New iPhone and iPad features are now available through Apple’s iOS 10.
These three keyboard apps will make it easier to type on your smartphone.
A sophisticated ‘phishing’ scam is taking Australians hook, line and sinker.
Some of these gadgets are so strange you wouldn’t believe they were actually made.
Here are five great free apps to get you moving and stay motivated.
Apple unveiled the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus last night.
The last remaining manufacturer of VCR players has now ceased production.
Show your iPad who’s boss with these six little-known iPad tricks.
Discover how to spot and avoid credit card skimmers.
Find out how you can chat with a group of your Facebook friends in one ...
It’s never been so easy or convenient to learn another language.
The Census is back online after a 48-hour shutdown.
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These revolutionary gadgets can help you get a better night’s sleep.
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Mobile phone users are being warned of a highly sophisticated SMS phishing scam.
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These new keyboard shortcuts for Windows 10 will help you master the new operating system.
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Technology can make travelling simple and enjoyable, but it can also make it frustrating.
The results of a recent survey of over 4,000 baby boomers may surprise you!
Malware threats and viruses targeting Apple Mac computers are at an all-time high.
One in four Australians now claim to be the victim of identity theft or fraud.
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The National Broadband Network (NBN) will need an additional $8 billion in funding.
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Apple’s music streaming service is now available. Find out how to explore 30 million songs.
An ACCC draft decision may see internet prices fall for millions of Australian internet users.
Research reveals cash will become obsolete within the next five to 10 years.
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New copyright laws may see information censored, along with illegal content.
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Around 40 per cent of Australian jobs could be replaced by technology by 2025.
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The Happiness Research Institute in Denmark decided to put this question to the test.
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This simple guide will help you understand malware and viruses in all their forms.
Annie is having trouble keeping below her smartphone data limit.
Get the best Australian weather app available, and convert your iPhone into a hearing aid.
Over the past 12 months 772,000 Australians have fallen victim to identify theft.
A few of the most common internet phrases and what they mean.
Encryption keys, allowing access to millions of phones worldwide, have been stolen.
Five everyday inventions without which modern life wouldn't be the same.
Drew shares the ten best security websites to help you stay safe online.
The Apple Watch will be available in Australia from April 2015.
Samsung’s Smart TVs can listen to, record and send private conversations to a third party.
Anne Rady will help you to make the most of your technology.
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NBN Co has announced the next stage of the controversial broadband network.
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Create one-panel digital cartoons with your friends on Facebook through Bitstrips.
Apple has announced the new iPad Air and iPad Mini models.
Bill is concerned that he could fall foul to hackers with security updates ceasing.
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Apple is expected to announce the new iPad 5 at an invitation-only event.
Rachel explains the best methods of backing up and sharing your data.
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Jacqui needs help finding a pensioner friendly prepaid mobile plan.
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Is the smartwatch a necessary device or just a waste of money?
Are the latest changes to Gmail user friendly, or simply a money grab by Google?
An increasing number of Australians fall victim to scam emails every year
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Drew explains how George can delete the current bookmarks and add his favourites.
Do you actually know what technology is involved in a smart home?
Drew explains how to setup Outlook’s new ‘must use’ security feature.
Google has started to ship their highly anticipated Google Glass devices.
Drew explains how to customise your new Timeline
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Should Brenda buy a new camera or will her iPhone do the trick?
Drew shares the new shortcut for opening Task Manager on your PC
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