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You've stood at a bus stop, or in a line at the supermarket, or you've sat waiting for a movie to start, so you immediately reach for Facebook or Twitter, right? Well, maybe not, because here are seven app categories we've picked out that are a better use of your downtime than scrolling through posts from people you don't even like that much.

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Problems on iiNet's network that started this morning at around 4am still haven't been resolved, and a subsequent crash of the company's contact centre has only added to customers' frustrations. Ten hours on, iNet's website suggests that a fix may be as many as three hours away.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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I received a press release from a vendor the other day which was riddled with the words "always-on" and "zero downtime" to describe what its offerings bring to IT environments. These terms are being used more frequently by service providers and IT vendors, but is zero downtime even possible?

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Checking social networks is a morning ritual for many, and when that routine is disrupted -- as it was recently when Facebook's servers went down -- its absence can come as a surprise. But what also becomes apparent is that when the world's most popular social network is inaccessible, so too are many thousands of websites that rely upon Facebook services.