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- What Those Breaking Bad Piracy Statistics Actually Say
- Aussie Developers: Don't Believe The Hype About Gigantic Salaries
- Four Common Statistical Misinterpretations You Should Avoid
- Wages In IT: Better Than Burgers, Below BHP
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We have had occasion in the past to lament the relatively low uptake of IPv6 to date, despite a growth in the number of connected devices. Analysis by Cisco suggests that this situation will improve somewhat in Australia, but even so less than half of all internet-connected devices worldwide will be IPv6-capable by 2017.
Today Apple is boasting that more than 50 billion apps have been downloaded from the iOS App Store since 2008, and that it has paid out more than nine billion US dollars to developers. Digging deeper into those numbers reveals the strategies you can use to get a larger chunk of that money — but also suggests you probably won’t be getting any at all, since at least three-quarters of app downloads are for free apps.
Hi Lifehacker, I keep a log of my fitness activities, such as how far I swim, how far I run, and how far I ride, in Excel just so I can compare my week to week distances and progress. This is a bit of a tedious process as you can imagine, so I was looking to streamline the process, possibly using a FitBit or a similar device.
Comparing the cost of living between different countries is always difficult. News from the US this week that President Barack Obama would like the American minimum wage to rise to $US9 an hour prompted blogger and statistician Matt Cowgill to compare the minimum wages mandated in Australia and the US over time. Among the data he unearths? OECD measures suggest that you might need to earn $15.50 in Australia to purchase the same volume of goods that $9.50 would buy you in America.
This time last year, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) released its annual report into the cost of living for executives transplanted overseas, and I devoted a lot of effort to explaining how the report didn’t prove the cost of living was generally high for Australians, because it wasn’t remotely examining that question. Clearly no-one pays any attention to this sort of analysis, because the 2013 report is out now and exactly the same mistake is being made.
How much do you earn every week? The answer is more dependent on the industry you work in than anything else. Average weekly cash earnings in the accommodation and food services sector in Australia are just $539 a week. For mining, that number jumps to $2388. And for IT? The average weekly earnings for a manager aren’t too far behind the miners at $2306 — and female workers actually do better than men. PLUS: check out our interactive spreadsheet and compare take-home pay for more than 350 job categories in Australia — everyone from forklift drivers to teachers.