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Mozilla launches its own VPN service for Android and Chromebooks

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The Mozilla Foundation - behind the popular Firefox browser - has announced its bringing its own VPN service to Android, Chromebook and Windows devices, offering greater security, more speed and at a reasonable cost. Until now, there have been...

Google Contacts now suggesting unsaved contacts in search UI

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Have you ever had that experience of knowing you've been in contact with someone but not being about to find their details? It seems to happen to me a lot, with all of the various people we interact with...

DiDi Rideshare drives into Sydney from March 16

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DIDi rideshare is finally launching in Sydney on March 16th 2020. To try and entice lots of Sydneysiders to try the app and provide plenty of rides for their drivers DiDi is offering early bird Sydney signups 50% off up...

Bundles like Inbox could be coming to Gmail

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The closure of Google's Inbox has caused a great deal of distress to many users, some of our team included. The functionality of the app was excellent, helping users stay on top of the masses of email that come...

Google is upset with Samsung over ‘unnecessary’ changes to Android’s Kernel

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Samsung, which is Google’s biggest OEM partner, is naturally also one of the closest partners, but Samsung's latest moves - including modifying the Android kernel - have seen that partnership on some rocky shores. This week, Google’s Project Zero, tasked...

“Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020” now available on the Play store...

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With the Tokyo Olympic Games just only 5 months or so away, SEGA has officially launched its Sonic and the Olympics - Tokyo 2020 game onto the Google Play store, with pre-registration now open with the game expected to...

Facebook and Instagram add new features to help celebrate Sydney’s 2020 Gay and Lesbian...

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Well, its official Mardi Gras season in Sydney, with numerous business showing their pride and inclusiveness within the LGBTIQ community. Facebook along with its photo sharing app, Instagram, are also looking to take part in the celebrations and show...

I switched my banking from ANZ to Up … and it took half an...

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Now, I should preface this by saying I've had an Up account for over a year, but that doesn't really matter much - signing up for an Up bank account takes minutes, and your account (and virtual debit card)...

YouTube applause is a new way to donate to your favourite creators

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Like a lot of people, I'm in front of a computer a lot. So to pass the hours, I often have YouTube running in the background, on my Home Hub or phone for some entertainment. In the middle of...

Personal inbox data sold by popular Android iOS Edison Mail app

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VICE media has obtained a J.P. Morgan document revealing that some popular apps including Edison Mail scrape users' email inboxes "and sells products based off that information to clients in the finance, travel, and e-Commerce sectors. The contents of Edison...

MacDroid helps bridge the Mac and Android worlds

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A few weeks ago we were contacted by the team at Electronic Team US offering us an early look at their upcoming app MacDroid. Initially, I wasn't sure what value it would offer, but I quickly found ways to...

Safer Internet Day is a reminder of the good, bad and ugly of our...

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Each day online people learn, laugh and explore the world. But there is an ever-present threat online to users security with data breaches happening far too regularly. Yesterday, Safer Internet Day was a moment to pause and reflect on those...

Get a K.O. deal with Kayo through Telstra

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Kayo recently turned one and in its first year a lot of streaming has been done. For a lot of users, it makes sense to ditch Foxtel. After all, Kayo only costs $25 a month and if your primary...

‘Autofill code from Messages’ feature coming to your Android, making SMS-based 2FA even easier

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Two-factor authentication is a necessary inconvenience - it makes logging into services a little slower, but adds a good amount of security. Instead of just a username and password - which someone could steal, see over your shoulder, or...

Do you keep your backups in Google Drive? They have moved – here’s where...

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There are a lot of users who are utilising the automated backup system in their Android devices. Not all of those users know (or care) where they go so long as they’re available when needed. For mine, I tend to...

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