I'd barely posted yesterday about Carbonite's Australian launch when I received an apologetic email from the company, noting that because of current US economic conditions, the price of an annual subscription had gone up from $64.95 to $71.95. That's not a huge difference over the course of a year — and full-scale backup is probably never going to be viable as an entirely free service — but it does demonstrate that the online software community isn't immune from the broader economic situation, and we can probably expect more of these in the future. If you've encountered any other recent examples of tech product and service price rises, share them in the comments.
Economic Uncertainty Hits Software Prices
Trending Stories Right Now
Politicians are fond of pitching to the “average Australian” but judging by the income of Australians, whether you are middle class depends on where you live. And where we live tells a rich story of who we are as a nation – socially, culturally and economically.
Welcome to Wednesday! Get over the hump with some retail therapy. This week's best deals include $111 off Nintendo Switch, $2 Flights with Jetstar, Catch's huge Christmas tech sale and heaps more!