Looking for an alternative to the big names in NBN? Do the likes of Telstra, TPG, and Optus get you down? Aussie Broadband and Superloop are two newer providers you should be considering. But which one provides the best bang for buck?
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We live in a world where mobile internet is almost as common as breathing and if you're not in a Wi-Fi zone, you're gonna need some data. With the new decade coming up, it's a good time to take a look at what you're paying for your data and consider switching it up. Here are some alternatives to consider - all of which provide at least 50GB for under $50 a month.
Which Android app is worth a spot on your new smartphone or tablet? Trying to find the very best of the best is a challenging process, because there are millions of apps to pick from on the Google Play Store. Even if you just scan Google’s “top free” or “top paid” list on a daily basis, you’ll miss out on a lot of digital gems. Allow us to help you out with our freshly updated Lifehacker Pack for Android.
Even when you're covering your tracks by opening a new incognito window, your web browsing history might not be as private as you think. Information about what you do online, down to every single URL, can likely be purchased on the web by anyone who wants it. And while in most cases people are making those purchases for marketing reasons, they could choose to use their newfound knowledge maliciously as well.
AI-generated pornography – known as “deepfakes” – is becoming more convincing, seamless and real. People with rudimentary computing knowledge can now use artificial intelligence to swap the faces of actors in pornographic videos with those of people they know. Welcome to a new, terrifying era of revenge porn.
Google recently announced that it’s letting loose a brand-new domain name—.new—which comes with one clever hitch. Those purchasing one have to use it to create a shortcut to an activity, action, or app. Or, to put it in Google terms, “All .new domain names must be used for action generation or online creation flows.”
By 2020, every household in Australia is expected to connect to the NBN - and those who don't will have a raft of telecommunications products and services switched off. The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) has put together an infographic explaining five things you need to know to ensure the big switch runs as smoothly as possible.
When choosing an NBN plan, it can sometimes be hard to work out your priorities. Should you concentrate on a fat, juicy data limit, a proven track record for reliability, speed or affordability?
Naturally, you should aim to combine all of the above in a way that matches your usage levels. Here are the best options for each type of user.
I really like Instagram’s Stories feature. I like to tag businesses I’m at in stories, and friends, and probably spend way too much time during the day looking at what the people I follow are up to (and sharing) on the service. This week Instagram added a few new features to Stories, specifically ones that highlight stories by location or hashtag.
The like button ruined the internet. Social media and comment sections have trained us to channel our negative feelings into words, and our positive feelings into likes. So negativity is laid out in detail in the comments and replies, while positivity is compressed into a number. Scrolling through it all, or having it happen to something you post, is exhausting. The solution is simple.
Sounds strange, doesn’t it? As much as we try to promote the importance of this security measure — a secondary means of identifying that whoever is trying to log into your account is actually you — a recent survey from the Pew Research Centre indicates that more than half of those quizzed cannot identify a single example of two-factor authentication.
A dodgy home internet connection is just expected if you're living in Australia. When it works, it works reasonably well but when it doesn't, you'll spend minutes and sometimes hours trying to figure out if the problem is you, your ISP or the NBN. Aussie Broadband has come up with a solution to give customers a chance to fix the service themselves before resorting to more drastic measures.
Despite slight improvements to our fixed broadband speeds, Australia remains well outside the top 50 when it comes to fast internet. We are currently ranked 58th on the Speedtest Global Index with average download speeds of 41.31 Mbps - a huge 25.21mbps below the global average. So what went wrong?
Twitter is for yelling. I go on Twitter to yell, be yelled at, and to read slightly different takes and jokes about whatever we’re collectively yelling about that day. It’s not relaxing, but it is cathartic at times. In terms of Twitter-catharsis, nothing feels quite as good as the judiciously executed quote tweet.