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College degrees don’t command the stopping power they used to, so certifications are a great way to prove your tech skills to employers. Plus, Amazon Web Services pros are in demand worldwide due to the service’s popularity. What this means for you: the Developer's AWS Mastery Bundle is your ticket to employment in a competitive industry and will turn you into a certified AWS pro for only $37.70 AUD .

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You might never know if police or FBI agents are reading your emails or files stored in the cloud, because the US DOJ frequently issues indefinite gag orders that block companies from telling you. Microsoft argues that this secrecy is unconstitutional — and now it's suing the US government to stop it.

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Imagine trying to buy a song on iTunes, but finding your credit card payment blocked. You can't pay your cloud storage subscription, either, even though you have the money. Apple just won't accept your card, and you're about to lose most of your files.

That's the situation many people in Greece are waking up to this week in the wake of the country's new capital control laws.

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This morning, Microsoft did a good thing. A great thing. The folks at Redmond got together to give us a bit of an early Christmas present. To spoil us. They decided that everyone using Office 365 should get unlimited storage. Not a terabyte of storage or cheap storage, but unlimited storage. It's totally awesome to have and other companies will likely follow suit, but do we really need it?

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In mid-July, Microsoft announced that would it be rolling at a 1TB storage increase for all its Office 365 Home, Personal and University subscribers. But the team decided continue its push for cloud supremacy by upping its storage capacity into infinity. Office 365 users now have access to unlimited storage via OneDrive for free.

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As Acer’s Chairman, Stan Shih, talks through the company’s new direction, he doesn’t seem like a man days from stepping down. Then again, Acer's founder first retired 10 years ago, temporarily returning last year to help it return to profit and chart the future in a declining PC market. Besides new laptops and tablets, Acer’s next steps include a fitness wristband, Android smartphone and a personal cloud vision dubbed ‘BYOC’. Here's what that means, and a look around the office.

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Think all your data is safe and sound in The Cloud? Maybe you shouldn't be so sure. Yesterday, a system administrator at a cloud service data centre accidentally rebooted every single server at once by accident. It's a handy reminder that you're only one idiot away from total data annihilation.

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Basically every new camera that comes out these days has Wi-Fi on-board, but the technology hasn't progressed to the point that it's seamless. There's still a little friction when you're trying to get photos from your camera to another device — and that's still one step removed from the internet. Wi-Fi enabled SD card maker Eyefi is hoping to help fix that problem with Eyefi Cloud.