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Neerav Bhatt   Associate

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Neerav has been interested in Android phones since he bought the 1st one ever released (HTC Dream/G1). He has never bought an Apple product :-) His dream phone would have stock Android OS, fast high-res camera and swappable 4000mAh battery.

A high performer in multiple fields, Neerav has worked as an IT Support Analyst, Mainstream media writer/Photojournalist and University Research Librarian.

Major TicTocTrack Watch Security Flaws Discovered

Australian security researcher Troy Hunt has just reported major security flaws in the popular TicTocTrack Watch used by Australian parents to track their children. Hunt and Ken Munro from Pen Test Partners discovered that the TicTocTrack Watch was simply a rebranded Gator tracking watch. This type of child tracking watch …

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NETGEAR Australia Launches Nighthawk AX8 With WiFi 6 (802.11ax) Capability

NETGEAR’s new science fiction space ship shaped Nighthawk AX8 router is now available in Australia, enabling early adopters of WiFi 6 802.11ax devices to use the next generation of WiFi right now. The new Wi-Fi 6 AX standard is based on OFDMA technology which allows better simultaneous data transfer between …

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Australians Can Alexa Enable Speakers With Amazon Echo Input

Amazon’s Echo Input device is available for purchase in Australia today. What is the Echo Input? Think of it as a much thinner Echo Dot, with the external speaker and internal speaker drivers removed. Echo Input allows people to Alexa-enable existing individual or speaker systems via an AUX 3.5mm audio …

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New Office 365 Trick: Convert Photo of a table into Excel Table automatically on your Android

Anyone who has had to manually create an Excel table from a printed data table knows how the boring and time-consuming this is. Thanks to an update for Office 365 those days are over – say goodbye to manual data entry. With Insert Data from Picture, you can take a …

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Great Deal: $119 Sony LFS50G Google Assistant Speaker at JB Hi-Fi 14-27 March

If you are considering purchasing a Google Home speaker, the Sony LFS50G Google Assistant Speaker sounds better and is on sale for only $119 at JB Hi-Fi from 14-27 March 2019. Besides sounding slightly better than the Google Home, the Sony LFS50G also differentiates by having a visible LED clockface …

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Bang & Olufsen Relaunches in Australia

High end audio brand Bang & Olufsen has relaunched in Australia in conjunction with new partner MJ Invest Australia (MJ Group), after parting ways with it’s previous distributor. For readers not familiar with B&O, they make premium priced speakers that could pass as artworks borrowed from the Museum of Contemporary …

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D-Link & McAfee Launch DIR-2680 D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router in Australia to Secure Smart Homes

D-Link and McAfee have partnered to launch the DIR-2680 D-Fend AC2600 Wi-Fi Router in Australia a year after the product was announced at CES 2018. The DIR-2680 has a dual focus of making smart homes safer and protecting all the people in a home as well as visiting friends and …

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Sony SRS-XB501G Google Assistant Speaker — Australian Review

The Sony SRS-XB501G Google assistant speaker hides a lot of functionality under it’s exterior. For $399 you get a speaker that is Google Home Max’s portable lit up partying cousin. As part of Sony’s EXTRA BASS range the speaker’s default setting emphasises Bass but with some tweaking of the equalizer …

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