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Data Protection Day

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by

The privacy of your data is important, so it’s a good thing that the 28th of January is dedicated to raising awareness about online privacy. Data Protection Day commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection, way back in 1981.

Why is privacy so important? You may think you have nothing to hide, but your information is valuable, and can even be dangerous in the wrong hands. Some information is just embarrassing, like those cringe-worthy teen photos your mum put on Facebook. Other information is much more serious, such as your bank details or credit information. Because of this, it’s a good idea to know who has your information, how it’s used, and what steps you can take to keep it safe. (more…)

Bring online streaming to your TV

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

There’s no doubt that there’s been an absolute explosion of online streaming in Australia. Ever since the release of Netflix in Australia seriously changed the entertainment game in 2015, we’ve seen a number of subscription streaming services grow in popularity including Netflix, Stan, Hayu and Presto which is soon to be replaced by Foxtel Play.

You may already be watching shows through apps on your tablet or smartphone or visiting a Free-to-Air channel’s website on your computer for a cheeky bit of catch-up TV in your down time. However, the heart of home entertainment will always be the living room, so how do you get the TV shows and movies streaming over your internet connection to play on your TV screen? It can be a costly upgrade to get one of the new-fangled TVs with internet connectivity, so we’ve reviewed some of the top devices on the market to help get you streamin’ with ease. You don’t have to be tech savvy to get in on this entertainment trend! (more…)

The ghosts of tech past

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 by

Technology has come a long way over the decades – these days you can browse online, download a file, watch a music video and make a phone call all at the same time (and then some).

We’re lucky to live in an era when the development of new technology has never been so rapid, with a huge range of networking and entertainment devices available on the market. Today you can have your phone, messaging service, TV, music, emails and web browsing all in one handy device, but that wasn’t always the case. Let’s take a look at some pieces of “dead” tech that might not be the bee’s knees any more, but they did help pave the way for the stuff we have today. (more…)

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