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It's Time For An eAustralia Card

Australian e-government is a long way behind many other developed nations. Our national leadership has utterly failed to comprehend why e-government should have been a national priority decades ago, and continues to offer little in the way of policy direction.

Hence, our current solutions are a bizarre mish-mash of inconsistent approaches, making it confusing and frustrating for Australians. Every mis-step sets back public trust in online government services. Usability, reliability and security are the keys.

Why It's Probably Time To Stop Complaining About The Price Of Nexus Phones

I feel like every time a new Nexus phone comes out these days, we all complain about the price. It’s time to stop. The age of entitlement is over.

How A Netflix Offline Mode Might Work

Have a think about what you’d like Netflix to do better. Are you thinking? What’s on your wishlist?

If you wished for “offline access to Netflix”, you wouldn’t be alone. It has been one of the features customers have been shouting for over the last few years. Don’t lose hope, streamers: we might be edging slowly closer to a world with offline Netflix, but not in a way you might recognise.

Pre-Ordering An iPhone 6s? Mind Your Data Dollars

iPhone pre-orders open on Saturday at 5:01pm for Aussies, and carriers are already putting their pricing up. I’ve been going over the pricing and figured out the one thing that will always, always make you spend more money than you want to: the terrible data rates offered to you by Australian carriers.

The NBN: Why It's Slow, Expensive And Obsolete

The Abbott Coalition government came to power two years ago this week with a promise to change Labor’s fibre to the premises (FTTP) National Broadband Network (NBN) to one using less-expensive fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) technologies, spruiking its network with the three-word slogan: “Fast. Affordable. Sooner.”

Opinion: Australian Government's 'Parcel Tax' Won't Help Aussie Businesses Or Consumers

Opinion: At the Australian treasurers’ tax summit today, one topic on the table has already been agreed on in principle: cutting the $1000 threshold for collecting goods and services tax on parcels bought online internationally by Aussies. Choice is calling it a “parcel tax”.

Aussie Banks Bitching Between Each Other Over Apple Pay Is Bonkers

Attention finance CEOs and CIOs. I’m putting my own money down on this one. If you enable Apple Pay, I’ll buy you a beer. If you don’t, I’ll leave your bank so I can get it. Either way, my money is on the line, and it’s time for you lot to stop fighting.

The Speed Delusion: Why Australia's Netflix Speeds Are Acceptable Compared To The Rest Of The World

You live in Australia and your internet sucks, but it could be a lot worse than you think. Once you step back and take a look at the bigger picture, you realise that Australia’s average Netflix speed is actually quite good.

Opinion: The National Broadband Network Is Boring

You may have noticed that we don’t really write about the National Broadband Network much anymore. That’s because it’s boring. Really boring.

Why I Suddenly Care About Blackberry

For the last month or so, I’ve been reading lots of stories about a Blackberry smartphone running Android. Today, a Blackberry/Android partnership seems even more certain. Blackberry has seen better days, so we can expect a last-ditch effort. What I didn’t expect is having so many feels about it.

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