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Reserve Bank governor pushes digital identity

Reserve Bank of Australia governor Philip Lowe says a number of other nations are “well ahead” of Australia when it comes to the creation of portable digital identity services that can help address online payment fraud as well as...

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Optus takes step towards dual-band 5G network

Optus says it is the first telco in the world to complete an end-to-end 5G data call using spectrum in the 2300MHz band.

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Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials

When support for Windows 7 ends on Jan. 14, Microsoft will also stop providing new malware signatures for its home-grown Security Essentials software.


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Patch Tuesday’s coming! Protect your machine by pausing updates

If you’re running Win10 1903 or 1909, setting up a temporary patching pause is quick and easy. Other versions, not so much. Opt out of cannon-fodder mode with these simple steps.

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How to use Google Drive on iPhone, iPad

Most iOS Files users rely on a range of different storage services, not just iCloud.

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14 Microsoft Teams apps to help you work smarter

Microsoft Teams now has more active daily users than Slack and offers dozens of third-party tools to make it easier to collaborate without leaving the Teams interface. Here are 14 apps you need to consider.

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For IT pros, adding blockchain skills can pad your paycheck – by a lot

Beefing up on skills around blockchain development, management or engineering can earn techies some big bucks above their current salary.

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Government ditches data exchange platform for API standards

The government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) says that after testing the idea of building a data exchange platform it is instead pushing for the use of APIs to develop “better government interactions and data sharing”.

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My Health Record chief quits

The chief executive of the agency charged with operating the national eHealth record system will depart in January 2020.


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Transparency key for government AI initiatives: Dominello

New South Wales customer service minister Victor Dominello says acceptance of government use of artificial intelligence (AI) will have to be built on what he describes as the “four pillars of trust”: Privacy, security, transparency...

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 71 plays picture-in-picture catch-up

Firefox finally gets a picture-in-picture option for streaming video and continues to work toward release of its "Firefox Private Network" (FPN), which provides access to a VPN-like service.

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Is that you or a virtual you? Are chatbots too real?

There's a fine line between AI that interacts for us and AI that interacts AS us. Or is there a line at all? Will anyone care? Questions abound.

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Amazon and Microsoft moves indicate that hardware OEMs may become obsolete

Qualcomm has an interesting take on the new Microsoft Surface X that, coupled with the Amazon announcement of the AWS Outposts, may indicate the market is moving back to an IBM model. That doesn’t bode well for the PC or server OEMs.

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28 keyboard shortcuts Mac users need to know

This collection of keyboard shortcuts for macOS can help users get the most from their iMacs, MacBook Pro and MacBook laptops.