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Spring Cleaning includes old Mobile Phones

Spring Cleaning includes old Mobile Phones

New research shows that Australians seem to have a big problem parting ways with old, and even broken mobile phones.    Mobile Muster estimates that there are around 25 million unused mobile phones lying around Australian homes and businesses. Why?  Well apparently because we either don’t get around to it or are scared of throwing out something we need.  I[Read More…]

Home Internet Routers Targeted

Home Internet Routers Targeted

As homes become ‘smarter’ with more connected devices, cybercriminals are now looking to use these devices to infiltrate home networks . The weak spot in many cases is the network router which has become a prime target for attacks.  I spoke to Tim Falinski from Trend Micro Australia about this and he offers up some great tips to ensure every[Read More…]

Parenting in the Digital Age – Video Games

Being a parent in the digital age can be tricky…especially when it comes to video games. Well digital parenting expert Jackie Coates, Head of the Telstra Foundation has come forward with some great tips to help out.  Read below. Know what your kids are playing There is no shortage of games for young people to access, the trick here is[Read More…]

International Dog Day – Tech for your Dog

International Dog Day – Tech for your Dog

Today is International Dog Day. Now apart from giving your best mate a juicy bone…there’s also some useful technology to help you look after best mate. The Telstra Locator is a tracker that can be fitted to a dog collar …and makes them easy to find using an app on your smartphone.    Ideally you’ll have a well fenced yard[Read More…]

Criminals Love Twitter

Criminals Love Twitter

Criminals love a good scam.  You’ve probably seen a few in your email inbox, but watch out for them on Twitter too. Like many, you may use Twitter to keep up with news, follow celebrities and engage in discussion with other users on the topic of the moment, however researchers at Trend Micro have found that the platform is also[Read More…]