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- How To Choose The Right VPN In Australia
Not all virtual private networks (VPNs) are created equal. Some keep logs, some cap your traffic, some don’t work on mobile, some don’t work at all. This is what you need to know about choosing a VPN provider, as well as a few recommendations to get you started.
- Confirmed: Optus Is Cutting Off Customers And Blaming The NBN
Optus is cutting off cable customers’ phones and broadband without warning, sometimes blaming NBN, as part of Optus’ rush to shut down its HFC cable network in NBN-ready areas. The telco has conceded responsibility for the rapid cable switchoff with some customers forced to sign a new 24-month contract if they want to stay with Optus.
- Australia’s Internet Speeds Are A Global Embarrassment [Updated]
Australia continues to fall behind most of the developed world when it comes to home broadband internet speeds. According to Akamai’s latest State of the Internet Report, our internet connection speeds are now slower than 50 other nations, including the likes of Thailand, Estonia, Bulgaria and Kenya. Here’s the full list of countries with better internet than Australia. (It makes for painful reading.)
- 8 Things About Australia I Took For Granted
They say that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. It’s a truth that I haven’t been able to stop thinking since I left behind the only home I’ve ever known. Relocating to Canada gave me the change in pace that I needed, along with some perspective about some of the things I took for granted about life in Australia.
- Seven ‘Facts’ You Learned In School That Are No Longer True
Over time, even facts we consider steadfast truths can change. People used to think doctors could forgo washing their hands before surgery. Knowledge is ever-evolving. The seven ideas below probably changed since your school days. Re-educate yourself.
- Australia’s Health Star Ratings Are A Dishonest, Misleading Mess
What is healthy these days? How does one go about eating “healthily”? Who the hell knows. How could you know?
- Beware This Clever ‘Fake Attachment’ Gmail Phishing Scam
With a little know-how, most phishing scams are pretty easy to detect. This one, on the other hand, is devilishly clever and just might dupe you if you’re not careful.
- The Best Deals From Ebay’s Massive Tech Sale
eBay has slashed up to 60 per cent off a huge range of tech products from the likes of Lenovo, Sony, Dell and Dick Smith. There’s a lot of products to sift through across multiple categories – so we’re saving you the trouble. Here are the best deals on TVs, laptops, video game consoles and Blu-ray players from the sale.
- The Best Ways To Spend Frequent Flyer Points
Frequent flyer points are a fantasy currency that fluctuates depending on how you use them. This makes it difficult to know what they’re worth — or whether you’re squandering their potential value. This infographic breaks down the dollar value of 1000 points when purchasing everything from flight upgrades to commercial goods.
- 12 Hobbies That Look Great On Your Resume (And One That Doesn’t)
As the traditional career advice goes, you usually shouldn’t include your hobbies on your résumé because they take up valuable space and waste the precious few seconds a recruiter spends skimming your résumé.