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What is the Huawei controversy?

Matt Blowes  May 22, 2019 IT Trends, Opinion, Security

 
The Chinese tech giant is a growing competitor worldwide but the latest ban in the U.S. and Google dropping support have made its future unclear.

Try a practice ballot before voting in the federal election this weekend

Matt Blowes  May 13, 2019 Technology, IT Trends

 
A practice voting tool can help you preference correctly in the Senate and cast a valid vote in the federal election on Saturday May 18.

Microsoft's re-engineered Edge web browser enters public testing

Matt Blowes  April 11, 2019 Technology, IT Trends, Software

 
Microsoft Edge will become a Chromium-based web browser, a change that will enable Google Chrome extensions to work and may make the browser faster.

Apple TV+, News+ & Arcade subscriptions announcement: Australian Details

Matt Blowes  March 26, 2019 Cloud Services, IT Trends, Software

 
Apple hosts its biggest subscription event, unveiling new streaming, news & gaming services. But many of the finer details weren't revealed. Here's what we know and don't know for Australia.

Samsung, Huawei & more unveil folding phones: Australian round-up

Matt Blowes  February 26, 2019 Hardware, IT Trends

 
Australia appears to be have been overlooked from the first generation of foldable phones. But with high pricing, few will feel like they've missed out.

Wrap-up: Highlights from CES 2019

Matt Blowes  January 09, 2019 Technology, Hardware, IT Trends

 
A foldable phone, a machine that folds clothes (it actually works now), big screen TVs & powerful laptops. Plus, a vegan burger indistinguishable from real meat. The highlights from CES 2019.

Meet the new Microsoft Office icons

Matt Blowes  November 30, 2018 IT Trends, Office 365

 
Microsoft is finally refreshing the look of its Office app icons. Perhaps not the most exciting announcement but its been over five years and two editions of Office since they were last updated.

Technology Anti-Gift Guide 2018

Matt Blowes  November 27, 2018 Technology, IT Trends, Opinion

 
There is no shortage of dud tech gift ideas. Here are some to avoid, but we're not all negative, we've included some good alternatives in Sentrian's Technology Anti-Gift Guide for Christmas 2018.

11 quick tips for Slack & Microsoft Teams

Philip Page  November 20, 2018 IT Trends, Opinion

 
Workplace chat apps like Slack or Microsoft Teams can be far more productive than email, particularly if used cleverly. Here are 11 tips for improving your conversations.