+ Friday January 24th, 2020

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NBN Co technicians completely missed a staggering 350 appointments per day in 2018-19

Everyone knows someone with an NBN Co horror story – missed appointments, technicians that show up late (or don’t know what their doing), or those that install NBN equipment in ridiculous locations. All of that pales in significance alongside this one disturbing statistic from 2018-19 which has just come to …

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Vodafone comes to the party with cover for volunteer firefighters bills

Vodafone have joined the party with Telstra and Optus in offering to cover volunteer firefighters’ mobile phone costs for December and January. Vodafone’s Ben McIntosh released a statement this afternoon on the move: To show our gratitude to the brave volunteer firefighters who have given their time and risked their …

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Google pulls the plug on Xiaomi’s Mi Home integration with Assistant

A lot of people are very concerned, and rightly so, with others getting access to their home security camera and now that has eventuated, and not by using insecure passwords. A user who had some Xiaomi cameras installed around their house asked their Nest Hub to display a camera feed. …

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Google publish their impressive breast cancer screening using AI results

In the ever-expanding list of companies under its umbrella is a company Google purchased called DeepMind, a UK-based AI company. As part of DeepMind, a health section was incorporated into the Google Health initiative with a view to bring AI to health diagnosis. Everyone here should be aware of the …

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Optus will also be waiving mobile bills for volunteer firefighters

Yesterday we reported that Telstra were waiving any mobile bills that volunteer firefighters incur while fighting the worst fires in the nation’s history. Not to be outdone by Telstra, Optus have joined the party, and are now offering the same. For the months of December and January (let’s hope a …

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OPPO Find X2 teased by their VP, coming soon

It has been a while since OPPO launched the revolutionary Find X, complete with a full screen display (zero bezels to speak of) and a pop-up camera where half the phone popped up. Since then, June 2018, we have been waiting not-so-patiently for them to release a followup, the Find …

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Telstra providing free mobile bills for volunteer firefighters in December and January

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last month, you’d be aware that large areas of Australia have been destroyed by bushfire. New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria have had lives lost and homes destroyed. Our paid and voluntary Emergency Services officers alike are affected by …

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A statement from Ausdroid regarding our editorial process and Huawei

After the article we wrote on the weekend analysing the latest Huawei “revelations” we thought we would address the situation regarding our relationship with Huawei and its effect on our independent editorial process. Ausdroid’s relationship with Huawei – as with most phone manufacturers present in Australia – has been long, …

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Whatsapp support finishing for some older phones

There are widespread reports surfacing that Whatsapp is ending support for some phones. That bit is true, but the headlines are edging towards deceitful though as it’s only some very old phones that are losing support in February. The Whatsapp FAQ page outlines the changes that are coming and the …

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