Lunchtime Wrap: Usenet & Cable Upgrades

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How To Get Started With Usenet In Three Simple Steps Usenet is a wonderful service for finding and downloading digital media, giving you speed and reliability you won’t find with other file-sharing options — like, say, BitTorrent. Here’s a quick guide on setting up and getting started with Usenet.

Optus Cable Network Offers Quadruple Speed For More Money Optus has upgraded its HFC (cable internet) network in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to the DOCSIS 3.0 standard, offering up to four times greater speed for customers using the service. That’s a welcome improvement if you’re regularly working with large files, but you’ll have to pay for the privilege.

Letters And Numbers Embraces A Low-Tech Vision TV production is heavily dependent on technology, but that doesn’t always show up on the screen. SBS’s new quiz show Letters And Numbers takes a deliberately low-tech approach.

Who2Call Tracks Phone Contacts On 3 And Vodafone Vodafone and 3 offer free calls to other users on the same network for many contract cap customers. The Who2Call application lets you know who in your phone contacts uses Vodafone or 3, meaning you can call them without charge if you’re on a suitable plan.


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