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Podcasts you’ll get hooked on this year

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by

“Podcast” is a word that’s floating around at the moment. So what is a podcast? Basically, regular Broadcast Radio (AM and FM radio) only has so many channels to use. As a result, radio stations attempt to appeal to as broad of an audience as possible, hence the word broadcast. In contrast, podcasting “narrowcasts” specialised content to those who choose to tune in. Podcasts have multiple distribution points such as SpotifyiTunes and Soundcloud, and websites where episodes can be listened to or downloaded.

For those who love a good fun fact, it may interest you to know where the word “podcast” itself originated. The name was first mentioned by Ben Hammersley in a 2004 newspaper article as part of a quick brainstorm of possible names for this growing new platform. The “pod” of podcast is borrowed from Apple’s digital media player the “iPod”; and the “cast” portion of podcast is taken the term “broadcast” used in radio. Despite this, don’t worry – you can still tune in if you don’t have an Apple device or iPod!

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Be prepared and back it up!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 by

It’s important to back up your personal data regularly so it’s safe just in case the worst happens.

As you use your computers, phones, and tablets, you’ll start to accumulate a lot of data on the internal storage. Whether its music, lists and notes, contact information, important documents, or those photos from your once-in-a-lifetime holiday – losing it would be awful. We all like to think we’re careful and it’ll never happen to us, but the truth is no matter how careful you are, you never know when your phone will drop out of your pocket and break, your iPad will be lost or stolen, you accidentally open an email containing a virus, or that cup of coffee decides to just tip itself over the laptop keyboard.

With World Backup Day on the 31st of March, we thought there was no better time to share some top tips for backing up your data effectively and putting in place a recovery plan in case of emergency.

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Building an NBN-ready home

Friday, February 23rd, 2018 by

If you’re moving home, don’t leave your internet behind! If you love your broadband, and you’re building a new home or moving house, it makes sense to check if your new home is NBN™-ready.

 

I’m building a new house

If you’re building a new home and want to make sure you’re ready to connect to the NBN™ when you move in, make sure to check if the property developer has applied for the NBN™ network. You can ensure your new home will be ready to connect to the NBN™ without the hassle by following these three easy steps:

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