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Yahoo accounts hacked – WARNING

Yahoo accounts hacked

A dire warning is out this morning for Yahoo account holders! Yahoo accounts hacked in 2013 are still vulnerable and it has suffered another hack! The company said this morning that it discovered a breach of more than one billion user accounts that occurred in August 2013. The breach is believed to be separate and distinct


Is social media good for you?

According to new research from the University of Melbourne and Monash University, using social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace contributes to good mental health for many users, reports Associate Professor Nikki Rickard and Dr Peggy Kern. Whether I’m standing on the tram, sitting in a café, or walking down the street, I’m


Too old for tech? – not likely!

Selfie snapping seniors

We are selfie snapping, internet browsing, facebooking, yet Millennials are in denial that another generation may just love modern technology just as much as them. New research has revealed over 50s have embrace modern technology with open arms browsers despite popular belief. Traditional stereotypes of baby boomers as technophobes are long over due for review, according to new


Beware scam emails this Christmas Holiday Season

The Australian Government has emailed alerts to hilight an increase in scam emails this holiday season. In recent months, scam emails claiming to be sent from reputable organisations are being used to harvest your personal details or to infect your computer with malicious software such as ransomware. Based on previous experience across Australia, email-based scams


Online shopping tips

online shopping tips

‘Tis the season to be merry and with the count down on to Christmas, online shopping is not only convenient, but the online pre-Christmas sales could see you filling the stockings for less.  According to consumer advice website, CHOICE, it is estimated 87 per cent of Australian consumers will shop online in the lead-up to Christmas. “It’s


Phone discounts for NSW Seniors Card holders

Vodafone today announced a range of initiatives, including a partnership with Seniors Card NSW, aimed at senior discounts across the country money on their phone bills and boosting their knowledge of smartphone technology. Vodafone and Seniors Card NSW Vodafone and Seniors Card NSW are working together to give existing Seniors Card NSW members discount mobile


TV Antenna vs Satellite: Dish Advantages vs Disadvantages

We have a number of satellite delivery services in Australia today including the pay service Foxtel. Vast is another satellite service which is the national system set up to cover areas of no terrestrial TV signal. Designed for households known as black spot areas. Caravanners can also have access to vast for off air free


REDARC introduces new solar blanket range

South Australian based manufacturing company; REDARC are excited to release its new range of solar blankets and accessories available in August. This new generation, state of the art solar blanket range from REDARC heralds a new era in charging 12v batteries from solar power. The new REDARC solar blanket range allows anyone to become partially self-sufficient


Latest scam alerts

Beware of scams from those posing as agents from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, fake energy account emails and text-based scams aimed at Netflix customers. With the Census coming up, there has been a spate of phone and email scammers posing as agents from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). If you get one of


Sixty years of computing in Victoria

It filled a room and undertook as much computation in its working life as a smartphone could complete in a minute, but CSIRAC was also an Australian first and celebrates 60 years in Victoria this month. CSIRAC came into operation in Melbourne on June 14, 1956 after seven years of service for CSIRO in Sydney.