There's a reason spammers keep sending out emails pretending to be looking for love — it's a massively profitable scam. How profitable? New figures suggest Australians are being sucked in to the tune of at least $28 million a year.
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Ever wonder what your most popular tweets were in 2014, or what kind of subject matter you tend to post about most often? Social media aggregator ThinkUp is spending the month of December racking up insights from the past year, and they're super fun (not to mention useful).
Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus was its most successful launch on record. However, figures from Gartner suggest that in the July-September 2014 time period, Android devices sold more than six times as much worldwide.
Windows XP officially took its last gasp back in April, but that didn't mean it stopped being used. Yet November marked an interesting development: there are finally more machines using Windows 8.1 than Windows XP.
Annual figures for complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) show that the number of complaints were down, but almost 140,000 of us still had problems bad enough to make involving the TIO necessary. Which providers received the most complaints?
The Abbott government's deal with the Palmer United Party to freeze the minimum superannuation contribution rate at 9.5% until 2021 will not only cost retirees, it will also see future governments forced to bear the brunt of an increased reliance on the Age Pension. There has been considerable discussion of the impacts of the deal on both the wages of workers and their retirement savings. However, asserted effects have been either speculative (in the case of wages) or limited to a few hypothetical examples (in the case of retirement savings).
The topic of 457 visas is back in the news this week, with a review recommending the scheme change English language requirements while reducing labour market testing. Just how many IT workers end up coming into Australia on 457 visas?