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Stilgherrian: malicious software spreads seeds of doubt in Apple's magic garden

Stilgherrian: malicious software spreads seeds of doubt in Apple's magic garden

StilgherrianNov 7, 20142 Comments

A new piece of malware surfacing in China has torn down Apple users' claims that its operating systems are immune to attack.

Think your data is anonymous? Ha.

Think your data is anonymous? Ha.

StilgherrianOct 27, 201412 Comments

Your digital breadcrumbs are very easy to trace, with even moderately skilled hackers (or companies, or governments) easily able to figure out where you live and track your movements in real time.

How ABC 702 Sydney failed the Blue Mountains, and Twitter won this morning

How ABC 702 Sydney failed the Blue Mountains, and Twitter won this morning

StilgherrianOct 15, 20148 Comments

Coverage of last night's wild storm that lashed Sydney seems to show that, in a digital age, Twitter is a more reliable source of information than old media.

iSpruik: how Apple maintains the tech hype

iSpruik: how Apple maintains the tech hype

StilgherrianSep 9, 20144 Comments

The Apple rumour mill is working overtime to keep up with speculation about the imminent release of the iPhone 6. At some point, the obsession with increasingly invasive tech will have to wane...right?

Making Twitter more like Facebook is a terrible idea

Making Twitter more like Facebook is a terrible idea

StilgherrianSep 8, 20141 Comment

Twitter is considering changing its format so that it will curate your news feed. But that will defeat the entire purpose of Twitter -- and a lot of breaking news will be lost in the process.

Govt modelling says NBN is just fine -- as long as you don't want to use the internet much

Govt modelling says NBN is just fine -- as long as you don't want to use the internet much

StilgherrianAug 28, 201425 Comments

The government's estimations of the download speeds we'll need in the future are laughable -- and alarming.

Metadata and content: a distinction without difference

Metadata and content: a distinction without difference

StilgherrianAug 6, 20145 Comments

Anyone still pushing the angle that stuff called "metadata" is less revealing than stuff called "content" is either a fool or a liar, writes Stilgherrian.

Twitter not as popular as you think

Twitter not as popular as you think

StilgherrianAug 4, 20146 Comments

Everyone who's anyone is on Twitter, right? Well ...

Applying for 40 jobs? There'll be an AppApp for that

Applying for 40 jobs? There'll be an AppApp for that

StilgherrianJul 31, 201421 Comments

The government's scheme to force job-seekers to send 40 applications a month will definitely increase employment -- among entrepreneurial app developers.

'Con game': native advertising only works when it's hidden

'Con game': native advertising only works when it's hidden

StilgherrianJul 30, 201411 Comments

Like it or not, more native advertising -- where lines can be blurred between paid ads and editorial content -- is coming our way.