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Stilgherrian

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Chinese smartphone maker Huawei wants a piece of Apple’s pie

Chinese smartphone maker Huawei wants a piece of Apple’s pie

November 12, 2014 2 Comments

Watch out, Apple and Samsung -- Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei has a very smart entrant into the Australian market.

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

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

November 7, 2014 2 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.

October 27, 2014 12 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

October 15, 2014 8 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

September 9, 2014 4 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

September 8, 2014 1 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

August 28, 2014 25 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

August 6, 2014 5 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

August 4, 2014 6 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

July 31, 2014 21 Comments

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