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  • iiNet adds 25,000 new broadband customers

    iiNet Limited on Thursday said it had added 25,000 new fixed-line broadband customers for the six months ending December 31, 2014.

    Written by Byron Connolly19 Feb. 15 11:09
  • Tablet users more engaged with online banking

    Online bank ING Direct has found that customers who use a tablet device to access its services are likely to be more engaged, with higher savings balances and more products than non-tablet users.

    Written by Byron Connolly16 Sept. 14 10:34
  • Apple’s NFC iPhone ‘tipping point’ for mobile payments

    Apple has finally added near field communications (NFC) capabilities with its latest iPhone 6, which is likely to be a tipping point for increased uptake of mobile payment technology, says Telsyte analyst Rodney Gedda.

    Written by Byron Connolly10 Sept. 14 10:27
  • DHS to roll out network ‘stress testing’ for agencies

    The Department of Human Services (DHS) has tendered for testing and network infrastructure to benchmark and validate changes to its data centre to support the integration of Centrelink, Medicare and CRS Australia.

    Written by Byron Connolly28 Aug. 14 11:24
  • iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending April 25

    Aesthetics reared its ugly, or beautiful (depending on your side of the debate), head in the iOSphere this week, as commentarians contemplated the question of whether real iPhones have curves.

    Written by John Cox26 April 14 03:08
  • iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending April 21

    The iOSphere this past week wondered at the prospect of iPhone 6 with a Supercharged Siri, an all-knowing, all-doing software entity that will manage your iOS life for you. Eventually, probably in iOS 9, Siri will offer psychotherapy.

    Written by John Cox23 April 14 03:12
  • Are iPhones the New International Currency?

    When traveling to a foreign country, the exchange rate may not always be in your favor, but your iPhone is as good as gold -- and with the markup you can charge, it may be better than gold.

    Written by Tom Kaneshige25 Feb. 14 16:10
  • Pricing a low-cost iPhone: How ‘cheap' is cheap?

    Though still unsubstantiated, a low-cost iPhone is now widely seen as a possible product announcement in early September, along with a new high-end phone. And it's finally possible to create a coherent explanation of why such a move makes sense for Apple in 2013.

    Written by John Cox15 Aug. 13 14:14
  • iPhone 6 rumour rollup for the week ending July 6

    The extended July 4 holiday in the US put a bit of crimp in iPhone rumoring (and delayed this Rollup) but not before the iOSphere figured out a way for Apple to double the size of the iPhone screen without making the phone any bigger.

    Written by John Cox09 July 13 23:17
  • Nokia Lumia gets lift from elevator company

    The Australian office of a lift and escalator company has seen more than 70 per cent of employees use Nokia Lumia handsets running versions of Windows Phone under its bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy. However, a recent Forrester study painted a less rosy picture for the popularity of Windows Phone in Australia.

    Written by Adam Bender06 Feb. 13 15:58
  • Health services go mobile

    A new website and smartphone application enables users to find their nearest doctor, after-hours pharmacy, hospital and emergency department in towns and cities across Australia, federal health minister Tanya Pilbersek announced yesterday.

    Written by Byron Connolly07 Dec. 12 12:25
  • Lifehouse to spend $4 million on core network

    The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse at RPA will spend $4 million on a Cisco network to initially support around 300 hospital staff and their patients at the new cancer treatment and research facility, set to open in September 2013.

    Written by Byron Connolly08 Nov. 12 15:00
  • Investment firms feeling bullish on BYOD

    Don't fear the "bring your own device" (BYOD) trend -- take a chance and find out if it works in your organization, say IT managers in the financial industry that let employees make use of their personal smartphones and tablets for work.

    Written by Ellen Messmer22 Oct. 12 18:44
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