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What Will It Take To Build A Silicon Valley In Australia?

Every year or so, in order to probably distract us from their complete cluelessness when it comes to digital innovation, Australian governments tell us how they plan to support technology companies buy creating our local answer to California’s Silicon Valley. At a recent conference, I had the chance to ask a panel of four senior managers and leaders of Silicon Valley unicorns what they thought governments could do to create environments where tech start ups can flourish.


IT Strategy: Breaching The Strategy And Execution Gap

Back in 2013, I wrote a four-part series on developing an IT strategy. It’s an exercise I’ve been through a few times in my IT career but there was something I didn’t have an opportunity to address back then. How do you breach the gap between strategy and execution? Here’s that guide.


Ask LH: Should I Upgrade To MacOS Sierra?

Dear Lifehacker, Sierra is out today and some of the new features, like Siri, look pretty great. Of course, it seems like a small enough upgrade, but that doesn’t mean things won’t go bad. You’ve been using it, what do you think? Should I upgrade, or wait?


Can An App Help Us Find Mindfulness In Today's Busy High-Tech World?

With the release of the latest Apple Watch this month came a new Breathe app which promises to ‘help you better manage everyday stress’. Giving mindful breathing a place beside the alarm clock and weather app seems to prove mindfulness has truly gone mainstream. But modern society is still strongly oriented in the opposite direction: toward speed, efficiency and multitasking. Take the tagline for the Apple watch: ‘Do more in an instant’. So can an app really help you become more mindful? Let’s find out.


We're Getting Deliciously Close To Terabit Internet

Nokia Bell Labs, Deutsche Telekom T-Labs and the Technical University of Munich have made some important strides towards extremely fast internet connections. The team says they have achieved “unprecedented transmission capacity”, at a rate of one terabit-per-second.


CHOICE Is Investigating HP Printers For Potentially Breaching Australian Consumer Laws

Earlier this week, we reported that some HP printers had started rejecting replacement ink cartridges that aren’t manufactured by the vendor. Consumer rights advocacy group CHOICE is now investigating HP for potentially breaching Australian Consumer Laws. Read on to find out more.


Microsoft Is Still Making Nokia Phones

We all know Microsoft’s phone business has been floundering and it has all but written off its US$7.1 billion acquisition of Nokia. In May, the company announced it was selling its feature phone business to a subsidiary of Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn but Microsoft has not given up on making Nokia handsets just yet. It has just launched the Nokia 216, a feature phone that will appeal to developing markets. Here are the details.


Here's How Much NBN Spent On IT And Security Last Financial Year

nbn, the company responsible for the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), has released its Annual Report, which outlines its operational and financial results from its last financial year for the Government. Most of the information in the document, including financial details and how the NBN rollout is tracking, were already covered off before, but the report did reveal just how much nbn spent on it IT and security in financial year 2016. Here’s what you need to know.


HP Is Blocking Unofficial Replacement Cartridges For Its Inkjet Printers

It seems that HP released a firmware for it’s inkjet printers that prevents the use of replacement cartridges that aren’t manufactured by the vendor. Read on to find out more.


Apple's iOS 10 Update Is Bricking iPhones: Here's How To Fix It

Apple rolled-out its brand new iOS 10 operating system today and some users have reported that the software update has locked up their iPhones and iPads. If you’re experiencing the same issue, here’s a way to fix it.


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