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'Deeply Sorry' Telstra To Give Away Unlimited Mobile Data This Sunday

Yesterday afternoon, Telstra suffered a massive outage across its 3G and 4G networks which left thousands of people without mobile phone coverage. The telco has since issued an apology along with a promise of “free data” for all Telstra Mobile customers. Here are the details.


Dealhacker: Kogan Mobile Has Slashed 70% Off 30-Day Prepaid Plans

For a limited time, Kogan Mobile is offering 70 per cent off its 30-day prepaid mobile plans. Prices start at $8.95, which nets you unlimited standard calls, unlimited SMS/MMS and 3GB of data to use over 30 days. For an extra $2, you can also up the data allowance to 5GB. Not too shabby!


Read It Later Showdown: Pocket Vs. Instapaper

When it comes to “read it later” services that let you save articles today to read when you have time, you only have two serious options these days: Pocket and Instapaper. Both are great, but they have diverged a bit over the years and play to different strengths. Let’s compare them, head-to-head.


Hamster Pad Connects You To Tons Of Slack Communities You Can Join

Looking for like-minded people to discuss programming, gaming, writing, or any other interest? Hamster Pad will help you find a Slack community to join.


Public Speaking For Cardboard Helps You Practice Speaking To An Audience

If you’ve never spoken on stage before, you might feel overwhelmed the first time you get up there. To help make you a bit more comfortable with the experience, Public Speaking for Google Cardboard helps simulate a crowd.


Planhacker: The Best No-Contract Deal On Each Mobile Network

Contract phone plans are a bad deal: not only are you stuck with the same phone and network for two years, you often end up with smaller data and call allowances than with a no-contract prepaid or month-by-month deal. We’ve eliminated the also-rans and come up with one firm recommendation for the best value no-contract prepaid deal on each of Australia’s mobile networks.


How Much Data A FaceTime Call Uses

FaceTime’s a great way for iPhone users to make video calls. But have you ever wondered how much data gets eaten up by these electronic tête-à-têtes? The guys from Calling All Geeks ran some numbers and the results may surprise you.


Talkey Generates Smart Replies To Text Messages, Sends Them With One Tap

Android/Android Wear: Talkey analyses your incoming text messages and intelligently generates plain-language responses appropriate for the message. It’s ideal for when you’re busy and don’t have time to type a long message, and it even works with a tap from your Android smartwatch, if you have one.


If You Have Imposter Syndrome, Don't Tell People What To Do, Tell Them What Works

If part of your job includes offering advice or instruction, you’ve probably experienced imposter syndrome to some degree. To move past it, try telling people what works for you, rather than just telling them what to do.


The Godfather Of HAL 9000 And The Useless Machine: Marvin Minsky

The computing world mourned the loss of a legend last week when AI visionary and inventor Marvin Minsky passed away. Many technical communities have paid their respects over the last week, from AI researchers and roboticists to hackers and supporters of open source methodology.


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