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Microsoft Windows 7 security patches/updates

Microsoft springs last-minute demand on buyers of Windows 7 after-expiration support

IT admins who signed up for Windows 7 post-retirement support found out there's a new prerequisite that has to be installed before they can download patches they've already paid for.

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Apple quietly builds the business case for AR

Apple has introduced new AR features that should help the company push adoption of the technologies more into the mainstream.

Facebook Workplace

Why HyperloopTT uses Facebook’s Workplace for team communications

Companies looking to better connect workers spread across time zones have a variety of options; Microsoft, Google, Slack and Facebook all compete in the collaboration arena. Sometimes, one of those options stands out among the others....

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Biometrics encryption, SOC service among AustCyber-backed projects

AustCyber has revealed 13 out of 17 cyber projects to receive the second round of funding through AustCyber’s Projects Fund, first announced in June 2019.

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MIT researchers say mobile voting app piloted in U.S. is rife with vulnerabilities

The flaws could let a hacker alter, stop or expose how a person has voted.

Google / Samsung

Hey, Google: Maybe it's time to take a lesson from Samsung

Google could stand to learn a few things from Samsung's smartphone strategy — but the lesson has little to do with the devices themselves.

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February Win10 1903 and 1909 cumulative update causing desktops to disappear

Reports are starting to pour in about a bug — or maybe a conflict — with the February cumulative update for Win10 1903 and 1909, KB 4532693. Installing the patch may leave your machine with a swapped-out main profile, removing all of...

Australian currency / money / banknotes / dollars

Telstra's profit drops in first half

Telstra’s first-half profit 7.6 per cent to $1.14 billion, the telco reported today, with total income declining 2.8 per cent to $13.4 billion.

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What's in the latest Firefox update? Firefox 73 adds to usability and accessibility options

Firefox 73 is a minor update that highlights Mozilla's decision to speed up the browser's release schedule.

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ASX prepares to launch DAML training service

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) is looking at DLT Solutions, DataSphere and Sympli to help it grow revenue and provide new services to customers.

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TPG-Vodafone merger to go ahead after Federal Court ruling

A merger of TPG and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has received the greenlight from the Federal Court, with Justice Middleton this morning overruling the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s opposition to the telco...

Cloud Computing - Unified Endpoint Management U[EM]

BlackBerry says its new Digital Workplace eliminates need for VPN, VDI

BlackBerry has integrated its Desktop and Access Browser with partner Awingu's secure browser-based workspace and AI-driven security software from its acquisition of Cylance.

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Patch Tuesday: 99 holes, 'exploited' IE fix, Win7 mayhem and UEFI ghost

Microsoft’s February 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes are out, and the result is a huge, jumbled mess. With 164 patches plugging 99 separately identified security holes, klaxon calls to fix an “exploited” IE JScript hole, an unidentified UEFI...

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Apple's Mac Catalyst is becoming very, very serious

Apple appears to be setting the table for something interesting with the introduction of Swift Playgrounds for Mac and universal app purchases for Mac and iOS.

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Thought you already paid for Win7 Extended Security Updates? Think again.

Even if you bought and paid for Win7 extended security patches, and even if you’ve followed all of the instructions to install the ESU key, and even if Microsoft’s test program said your installation was complete — it wasn’t. And...

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Microsoft syncs Edge's release to Chrome's cadence

It looks like Microsoft plans to update its Chromium-based Edge browser at about the same pace Google updates its Chrome browser.

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CBA aims to slash its application footprint by 25 per cent

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia currently runs around 3500 applications and chief executive Matt Comyn wants to slash that footprint by 25 per cent as part of CBA’s ongoing simplification efforts.

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NBN fibre to the node speeds still falling short, ACCC says

The latest edition of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Measuring Broadband Australia report reveals that fibre to the node (FTTN) continues to trail other NBN fixed-line technologies when it comes to delivering the...

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