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Australia to regulate digital payments like Apple Pay under new legislation

November 27, 2023

Via: BGR

Today, Australia’s government announced it would bring Apple Pay, Google Pay, and other digital payment services into a new regulatory legislation alongside credit cards and other payments, Reuters reported. This new legislation is set to be introduced to parliament this […]


News and Press

Apple ups education and healthcare benefits, but not for unionized employees; Australia workers set to strike

October 12, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

There’s a growing number of Apple Store workers around the world pushing to unionize, and one store in Maryland has already made the jump. Now, a group of Apple retail workers in Australia has voted to strike next week as […]


News and Press

How iFixit Became King of the iPhone Teardown

November 3, 2017

Via: Motherboard

“Just so we’re both completely clear: We’ve spent most of the week flying to Australia to stand in line to buy a phone we’re not sure we’re going to get,” I say to Kyle Wiens, the CEO of iFixit and […]


Tech

How GPS keeps up with the continent that’s in constant motion

February 7, 2017

Via: Mashable

Nothing on the Earth’s solid surface is static because all land is moving very slowly due to continental drift. This very slow movement affects everything around you in the same way so you can’t tell it is happening, unless you […]


Networking

Best 4G network: Telstra vs Optus vs Vodafone

January 17, 2017

Via: Tech Radar

Australia has always been at the forefront of new mobile technology rollouts, and 4G is no exception. Initially rolled out by Telstra late in 2011, both Optus and Vodafone quickly followed suit rolling out their own versions of LTE technology. […]


News and Press

They blocked Netflix, but no one’s in a rush to regulate insecure ‘smart devices’

November 23, 2016

Via: Mashable

It seems the banal world of baby monitors and webcams is all it takes to bring down our most popular websites these days. So, what should we do about it? Well, we shouldn’t regulate — at least not yet, according […]


News and Press, Tech

Now you can live in a ‘Tesla town’; for the right price

August 3, 2016

Via: Mashable

You too can live in a suburb from the future. A new development in Australia is offering home owners a solar panel setup including Tesla’s home battery, the Powerwall, as something a little extra. The YarraBend development is currently in […]


Wireless

The cloud could soon let Aussies travel without a passport

October 29, 2015

Via: Ariel Bogle

Australians could soon leave their old paper passports at home if a new proposal endorsed by Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop goes ahead. The idea of a cloud passport was proposed at a diplomacy-focused hackathon at the Department of Foreign […]