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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…)

Keep one eye open for the scammers

Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

It can be a dangerous world out there (lions and tigers and bears, oh my!) but today’s increasingly digital lifestyle can bring some unexpected risks. You shouldn’t have to worry too much about who may be emailing, calling, and visiting your door – you just need to be aware.

We’ve looked into the most recent online and internet service scams out there to help you keep one eye open and stay a step ahead of the cheats. Have a pen handy because they are sneakier than you think! (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…)

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