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Areas within the suburb I live in are experiencing a significant Telstra outage. According to residents, they have been notified that the outage will last around two days. And while many of the people most vociferously complaining are parents whose kids are missing the latest instalment of Paw Patrol on Foxtel, there's a more severe, at least in my view, impact. All those households will be without Internet access for a couple of days. In 2017 - is that good enough?

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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Back in the day, an email outage at Hotmail/MSN/Outlook.com would have been a big deal. But I'm not sure it's such a big deal these days. However, Outlook is in the throes of an outage that was first reported this morning on Aussie Outages. I'm not sure too many Lifehacker readers will still be running their Hotmail accounts - maybe you've kept one for the odd MySpace request you get - but the outage seems to be localised to Australian and Japanese customers.

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If your business has a fixed-line Internet connection through Telstra, you might be having some problems talking to the outside world right now. Australia's largest telco is experiencing a bit of a hiccup with its Chatswood exchange again, which is apparently impacting hardline business connections around the state of NSW.

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Vodafone is experiencing problems with data, text and calls across Australia, with users reporting that their phones and devices are unable to connect to the network at all. Vodafone is working to fix the problem as a top priority, but at this point have no ETA for when it will be resolved.

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Google's popular email service Gmail is currently experiencing a widespread outage. The problem seems to be isolated to Google for Work Gmail users. The service has been restored for some users but there is still no estimated time as to when the problem will be fixed. Read on to find out more.

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Popular web content aggregation website and meme breeding ground Reddit went down for emergency maintenance this morning. It's back up now but it left a lot users with Reddit withdrawals for some time. If Reddit ever goes down again and you're worried you won't get your context fix, here are five alternatives websites to check out.

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Apple has had a busy morning trying to restore the availability of a handful of its online services to customers. Among the services that went down was the Apple App Store and some iCloud features are still offline. Here's what you need to know.

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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.

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IT failures can be costly and being able to respond quickly is paramount to minimising the damage to your organisation's productivity and profitability. Trouble is, while IT departments are responsible for addressing technology failures, finding the right person within the department to look at the issue as soon as possible is often the challenge. Many companies don't have the right communication protocols in place. We look at five ways you can improve your company's incident management process in the face of an IT meltdown.

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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.

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Microsoft's Azure cloud service suffered a lengthy outage this morning in many locations -- one which might trigger the right to claim credits under its service level agreements (SLAs) which guarantee uptime of 99.9% or more. Here's what you need to know.