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TPG currently stands as the second largest internet service provider (ISP) in Australia and is a force to be reckoned with in the telecommunications industry. Its rapid growth is mainly attributed to strategic acquisitions it has made in recent years. One of those acquisitions was iiNet, an ISP that boasted high customer satisfaction rates and was well-respected in the telco community.

It has been over a year since TPG bought iiNet and the situation looks bleak for the ISP that was once the darling of the telco industry. Most recently, iiNet's Sydney office was shut down and most of the staff were made redundant. We spoke to one former iiNet employee to get the insider story on the aftermath of the TPG acquisition. We also spoke with iiNet to get its side of the story.

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I can't tell you how many times I've taken meat out of the freezer in the morning, only to have a sudden change in dinner plans that evening. It may be tempting to pop the cut back in the freezer, but doing so will adversely affect the taste and texture of your meal.

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The materials that sex toys are made from are more important than most people realise. Think about when you shop for clothes - you choose denim because it’s hard-wearing, cotton for cool crispness, a jersey for stretch and comfort, synthetics for special properties such as water resistance, and silk for its luxury feel against the skin. And so on and so forth.

It is much the same when it comes to choosing a sex toy. Materials like silicone, plastic, rubber and glass not only look and feel different, they perform differently too, so it’s all up to what you want from your sex toys – and, of course, what your budget allows. Here’s a handy roundup of the most commonly-used materials along with their pros and cons.

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A shiny Netflix subscription or Spotify gift card may not be the most fun item on your wish list, but they and other web services you use every day can still make great, useful gifts that keep giving long after the season is over. Here are some of our favourite premium apps and web services worth gifting.