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Coles' 'Fake Milk' Snafu Highlights The Dangers Of Social Media Incompetence

“Better social media management” isn’t at the top of many companies’ to-do lists. After all, who has time to faff about with Twitter and Facebook when you have an actual business to run? If you’re dealing with customers on a daily basis though, it’s definitely not something you want to neglect or ignore. One missed word can swiftly lead to a public relations nightmare, as Coles just learned to its chagrin…


Windows 10 Will Now Get Two Major Uprades Per Year

Microsoft has quietly revised its Windows 10 upgrade timetable, with the OS slated to receive two feature upgrades annually instead of the three that was previously advertised. In addition to saving time for home users, this should make the lives of IT departments and third-party developers marginally easier.


Microsoft Releases Service Pack-Like 'Convenience Rollups' For Pre-Windows 10 Systems

Microsoft is not as Service Pack happy as it once was. While Windows XP and 2000 had three and four SPs respectively, Windows 7 had just one while Windows 8 went with a versioning approach instead, in the form of 8.1. Microsoft now looks like it’s bringing Service Packs back for older platforms, except they’re called ‘Convenience Rollups’.


How To Keep Your Gadgets Charged And Stay Productive

How long can you last without your smartphone? You don’t have to be nomophobic to be constantly checking your phone, ensuring you have enough juice to last the rest of your day. And, as more work becomes mobile, keeping devices charged is also a concern for businesses. So, here are some tips to keep your gadgets charged throughout the day.


Why The 'Million-Dollar View' Is Bad For Our Body And Soul

Sydneysiders desire to have a house with a harbour or ocean view. Elsewhere a distant mountain view will do. But a view from the house to the vast space is bad for us — the allure of the capacious world out there can only make our body, and our mind, relentlessly unsettled. This is something that the Romans, Chinese and English of old understood well.


The Danger Of Overselling Science

Sometimes scientists, the media and the general public inadvertently conspire to oversell science. There’s a lot of incentive to hype scientific findings but in the end nobody wins. Overselling findings can undermine the authority of scientists as well as the credibility of the sources and ultimately deceive or even endanger the public.


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Computer Memory Explained In Five Minutes

The most cost-effective way to upgrade a PC is usually to swap out the RAM. If it’s been a while since you last purchased computer memory, the various options available can be a little confusing. This video from TED-Ed breaks down all the random access memory essentials that you need to know about.


How To Keep Remote Staff Busy, Connected And Happy

Remote work isn’t new, but thanks to technology and changing norms, it is growing. It allows for more flexibility for workers, and brings new opportunities for companies — a wider hiring pool and lower overhead among them. But it also brings a unique set of challenges to be met.


Would You Buy A Chromebook If It Ran Android Apps?

Last month, we got a very strong indication that Google is bringing its Android-based Google Play Store to Chromebooks. This could be a game changer. Would it affect your decision to buy one?


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