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The Best Phones For The Privacy-Obsessed

With governments looking to wrap their hands tighter around your personal data, getting a phone that can keep your information safe is paramount. Here are our top picks for super-private devices.


How Dangerous Is Aeroplane Turbulence?

It’s scary. It’s uncomfortable. It spills your tomato juice. It’s turbulence — but how dangerous is it, actually?


How To Make Your Gmail Look Way, Way Better

The handful of themes offered by Gmail have let you make your inbox look less like a faceless, nameless sprawl of email and more like something you actually enjoy gazing at. And now Google has added hundreds of photos and new theme options that are going to make it look much better.


Apple OS X El Capitan Hands On: Tiny Tweaks Make A Big Difference

After the visual overhaul Apple gave to Yosemite, it’s perhaps no surprise that this year’s desktop and laptop refresh is altogether more muted. This is a step rather than a leap forward, but there are still a lot of little improvements that are worth the upgrade.


When Twitter Q&As Backfire Disastrously

This was not a good week on social media for writer E.L. James of Fifty Shades of Grey and would-be US Presidential candidate Governor Bobby Jindal. Both took to Twitter to answer fans’ questions. But both are controversial figures, and the majority of tweets were delightful take-downs that burned so good.


Apple Music Is A Disappointment, But Not Because It's Bad

What happened? By all accounts, Apple Music is a totally serviceable streaming music service. But it’s 2015 for Pete’s sake. Give me more than the same old service everybody’s been offering for years.


What's New On Netflix, Presto And Stan In July?

Need an entertainment fix? Or just an extra reason to upgrade to a streaming service? Here are the highlights of new TV shows getting released in July.


James Cameron's Plan To Fix Solar Panels

When Avatar came out, James Cameron boasted that it would be the first solar-powered movie franchise in history. Now the director, deep-sea explorer, NASA advisor and all around badass has turned his attention to designing cinematic-quality solar panels for the rest of us.


PSA: Telstra's Air Nationwide Wi-Fi Is Live Today

Are you a Telstra home broadband customer? If you opt in to share your home Wi-Fi with strangers, you’ll get free access to the Telstra Air network of nationwide Wi-Fi. That network is live and switched on in thousands of locations as of today.


The Anti-Piracy Site Blocking Law Is Already In Effect In Australia

With the Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 receiving royal assent, Australia joins a number of nations with a process for rights holders to block sites the infringe (or facilitate the infringement of) copyright.