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A while back, I woke up to find my Android phone lingering at a pattern unlock screen. Not just to unlock my screen, but a prompt to decrypt all of my phone's data. I was puzzled. Every other morning, I decrypted my device using a 10-digit, alphanumeric passphrase -- something I perceived, accurately, as being infinitely more secure than tracing a dumb pattern with my finger.

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Here's your chance to share your feedback. The ACCC is holding a Communications Sector Market Study, today opening the door to both industry and consumers on a range of issues from the NBN to data demand and mobile coverage.

It is time for a serious look at how we are preparing for the country's communications needs in an emerging digitally-enabled global economy, lobby group Internet Australia said, applauding the move.

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We've shown you quick tips for getting Windows, OS X and Android running that little bit faster, and now it's time to tackle the iPhone. If your iPhone is showing signs of sluggishness, here are a couple of quick fixes to put a spring back in its step. These tricks are fast, free and easy to do.

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Google's search bar has been a fixture on Apple devices for years, something that's always seemed counterintuitive, what with Android being iOS's only real competitor. According to Bloomberg, Google's search engine is only present because of a $US1 ($1) billion payment made to Apple in 2014.

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Opinion: I get the privilege of trying out a lot of different phones, and they're almost always very good. None of them, though, has as yet proved good enough to keep me interested for more than a couple of months at a time. The problem I'm faced with is that of all the dozen different flagship smartphone releases of 2015, each does a couple of things well but also gets a couple of things wrong. There are a few small improvements that could be made across the board. I don't think I'm asking for too much.

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Every year, the inevitable release of Apple's new iPhone, usually sometime in September, is always a big event. Equally as inevitable are the rash of boring reviews stating the same thing over and over. "The best iPhone yet," "Like the old iPhone but better!" So on and so on.

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Even if you get the privilege of a rather clunky entertainment system built into the seat in front of you, having to sit inside a aerial tin can for a stretch of several hours is always a struggle. Thankfully, your most dependable gadget can help the time to (quite literally) fly by, even without Wi-Fi.