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This week, the third instalment of 20th Century Fox's Planet of the Apes reboot finally swung into Australian cinemas. If you've been feeling jaded by the endless parade of superhero blockbusters, we recommend giving War For The Planet Of The Apes a shot: it's not perfect, but damn if it doesn't get you in the feels. (For a movie that primarily stars talking chimpanzees, that's quite a feat.)

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Cooking for yourself after a long day at work can be annoying, but it saves you lots of money. On the other hand, going to a restaurant or getting takeout takes away the stress of having to figure out what to make (and then make it). So which will it be? Well, consider this: a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that spending money on time-saving services makes you happier. Takeout it is!

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Developers with an MSDN subscription can now download Windows 10 S and start testing apps on the newest member of the Windows 10 family. Windows 10 S, which only runs apps that are distributed through the Microsoft Store, is going to be pitched at markets where low-cost hardware and simplified system maintenance is important. That's why this initial release is pitched at schools.

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Most of us should be drinking more water. In addition to keeping us hydrated and alive, there are a bunch of secondary benefits that H2O consumption can bring to your life. This infographic breaks down seven reasons you need to up your intake: from healthier looking skin to boosting your energy levels.

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Just when you thought you had your head around bitcoin, along comes Ethereum. The word has been in a lot of headlines lately — as the cryptocurrency world’s new favourite thing soared in value. To be more specific, the price of something called an ether token is up over 3000 per cent.

Bitcoin, which is far more widely known as an alternative ‘currency’, is up about 141% so far this year. But what exactly are ether tokens and Ethereum? And how is it different than bitcoin? We’ve broken it down for you.

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Jeff Blatt, from Tilleke & Gibbins International, is a legal professional who started his career representing some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley. He started as a tech lawyer and then moved to Asia to help launch and build a satellite TV service in Asia. He's stayed in Asia but is still part of a US law enforcement agency, on a part time basis, with full-time police officer authority. Having worked on both sides of the privacy equation, he characterises himself as a "privacy evangelist" who argues security can't always win.

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While neither Stan nor the Australian Netflix library has anything near the range of US streaming services, every month we get just a little more. Foxtel is also adding a huge number of popular titles to its on-demand streaming, and Amazon Prime is releasing its line up of original series on Prime. Read on to see all the content that will be added to their libraries during the month of August.

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A simple insurance policy should a tech disaster strike your home, Google's free cloud sync tool has some great new features.

Traditionally the simplest way to protect your important files like digital photos, school assignments and business reports was to copy them to a USB drive, or perhaps to a Network Attached Storage drive tucked away in the spare room.

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Most people's perception of income protection is that it's something that only self-employed tradies need. This is usually because they’re working on-site with a plethora of dangers.

It might surprise you to find out that that in the top occupations for income protection claims in 2016 according to AIA Australia, tradie jobs don’t even make the top three. Instead they were a sales assistant, general clerk and a shop manager.

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If you're travelling, stuck in the office, or just don't have time to hit the gym, here's a workout you can do anywhere there's a door. (As an added bonus, they all come from an old Army manual, so you can pretend you're training to be a soldier!)

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It's a job title that has fallen out of fashion but system administrators are a vital part of making sure our applications and servers keep on working reliably. And today is the one day of the year when we acknowledge their efforts. It's SysAdmin Day.

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For as much as we all want a stable, blazing-fast internet connection at home, for a lot of people, fixed connections are just not working out. If this sounds painfully familiar, it might be time to consider mobile broadband.