Friday, 30 October 2015

Noticed your ‪#‎iPhone‬ seems to be losing its battery very quickly? Well it could be to do with one of the most popular apps on the market, that just about most people would use!

Facebook has admitted the social media network is responsible for people experiencing battery issues with their phones. The network’s engineering manager Ari Grant announced a few “key issues” had been found, including a “CPU spin” in Facebook’s network code and problems with how it manages audio sessions.
Ari Grant
October 23 at 8:06amEdited
We recently heard reports of some people experiencing battery issues with the Facebook iOS app and have been looking into the causes of these problems. We found a few key issues and have identified additional improvements, some of which are in the version of the app that was released today.
The first issue we found was a “CPU spin” in our network code. A CPU spin is like a child in a car asking, “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”with the question not resu...
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Sick of having to sign into #Windows 10 with your email and password? Well here's a way to use a local account instead, which you don't have to have a password for.

"Windows 10 fully embraces its identity as a universal operating system. This includes Microsoft strongly suggesting you use a connected Microsoft account to log in to your computer, so you can fully take advantage of Windows 10's new connected features (such as settings syncing).
But there are some downsides to using a Microsoft account -- for one thing, you must use a password, which can be a bit frustrating if you're the sole user of your PC, and your PC is bolted to your desk. 
Luckily, Windows 10 does still give you the option of using a local account, which is easy to set up. You will still need to use your Microsoft account to download and purchase apps from the Windows Store, sync OneDrive files, and sync other Microsoft-branded apps, such as Microsoft Office 365 or OneNote."

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Friday, 23 October 2015

After the ‪#‎metadata‬ laws being introduced, VPN's have become very popular. Learn what they are and how to choose a ‪#‎VPN‬ here

While a lot of Australians considered a virtual private network as "the way to get Netflix," there's a lot more to VPNs than that. In fact, there's a host of reasons while you might consider paying for a VPN service.
VPN use in Australia has sky-rocketed in the wake of mandatory data retention laws and the Dallas Buyers Club rights holders winning the court decision to access pirates' details. And don't forget, VPNs are still highly recommended as a basic security precaution if you're a regular user of public Wi-Fi hotspots.
So, if you're thinking of getting a VPN for yourself what should you be looking for? In general, there are a few key points to consider when picking out a VPN provider:

  • The location of the company and its servers
  • The encryption protocols it uses for your data
  • What policies it has around logging activity and the personal details of users
  • Any limitations it might have on bandwidth or how much data you can transfer
  • What operating systems and devices it supports
  • How much are you paying -- and in what currency
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Tuesday, 20 October 2015

New #metadata laws have been introduced in Australia! The government can now keep records of all phone calls, text messages, social media, etc from everyone!

One of the biggest problems protesters of the scheme have is around the extremely vague definition of what data will be collected. Even George Brandis struggles to explain what it is.
But the general idea is that internet and mobile service providers will be required to hold onto your metadata for two years.

Your basic run down.

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Friday, 16 October 2015

Unlucky for us Aussies, #Apple is increasing all App prices!

AUSTRALIAN iPhone users are set to pay more for their apps with Apple about to hit them with a price hike because of the falling dollar.
iClarified has published the statement from Apple to app developers announcing the price hike for the Australian, Indonesia and Swedish markets.
In the statement, Apple cites foreign exchange rates as the reason for the change.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

#Windows 10 to rollout to mobile phone users this December!

The new Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL and Windows 10 Mobile are Microsoft's latest attempt to breathe some life into its mobile phone lineup. Apple and Android continue to dominate the mobile landscape, with Microsoft's share of the smartphone market relegated to less than 3 percent, according to research firm ComScore. Few other smartphone vendors have built Windows phones, so Microsoft is virtually alone in this battle.
Some critics have called on Microsoft to cut its losses and abandon its mobile phone business. But the company could have another idea up its sleeve. Just as Microsoft unveiled its new Surface Book on Tuesday to redefine the laptop market, the company could conceivably cook up a Surface smartphone. This is speculation for now, but Microsoft needs to rethink the mobile phone market if it wants to stay in the game.

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Friday, 9 October 2015

A small glitch on how to hide those annoying stock #Apple apps on your #iPhone .

AN apparent glitch in Apple’s latest mobile operating system lets you hide those unwanted Apple apps so that you might never have to see them again.
For iPhone users, the group of unwanted apps can be like a house guest you can’t get rid of.
While some people see those compulsory apps of Stocks, Watch or Tips as very useful, others see them as annoyances that just won’t go away.
But now there’s a solution, albeit with a bit of smoke and mirrors.

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Tuesday, 6 October 2015

News for all #TPG mobile phone users; they are now joining #Vodafone , moving away from #Optus , and providing new '5G' cabling!

Communications technology is progressing at a quicker rate than ever, and Vodafone is banking on TPG Telecom to see it through advances in the field until at least 2030. On Wednesday Vodafone Hutchinson Australia announced it had signed a AU$1 billion dollar deal with the telecommunications provider to use its infrastructure for the next 15 years.
Over the next three years TPG will be connecting its dark fibre infrastructure to over 3,000 (roughly two thirds) of Vodafone's mobile cell sites. The process will involve building 4000 kilometres of dark fibre, a particularly power-efficient and capable form of fibre optic cable, at the cost of AU$300 million to AU$400 million. The project is expected to be completed in 2018.

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Friday, 2 October 2015

One feature that all ‪#‎iOS‬ 9 users should turn off if you dont have a large mobile data plan !

ONE feature that was introduced in Apple’s iOS 9 for iPhones is the ability for your mobile data to kick in automatically if you’re connected to a slow Wi-Fi network. But what if you don’t have the data for this?It’s called Wi-Fi Assist, and most Android devices have had this for a couple of years under slightly different names such as Download Booster on Samsung Galaxy devices. On Android phones, the feature is implemented to help you download larger files faster by combining Wi-Fi with mobile data. This isn’t turned on by default, so you don’t need to worry about accidentally downloading a massive file on your mobile data.
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