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Here’s everything you need to know about Foxtel’s new streaming service, Binge

Foxtel’s new streaming service has been announced after weeks of rumours and speculation. The upcoming addition, called Binge, will join a crowded market of streaming offerings competing for Australian dollars. Here’s everything you need to know: including the price and how you can watch it. Foxtel’s streaming service news comes […]
Here’s everything you need to know about Foxtel’s new streaming service, Binge
Tech

Netflix has quietly axed its 30-day free trial in Australia

With more streaming services launching in Australia, you’d think we’d be seeing more incentives being pushed by providers. And yet streaming giant Netflix has removed its 30-day-free trials in Australia. Any new Netflix users will no longer enjoy 30 days of free streaming upon signing up. This free trial period […]
Netflix has quietly axed its 30-day free trial in Australia
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Sydney trains won’t charge you extra for paying with your phone now

Late on Sunday, the Commonwealth Bank announced a nice bonus: anyone using their credit card, debit card or mobile phone to pay for trains, ferries or the light rail around Sydney would get the same weekly travel rewards, travel caps and transfer discounts as Opal card users. In short, if […]
Sydney trains won’t charge you extra for paying with your phone now
Tech

Google reportedly halts business operations with Huawei

Google has halted some of its business operations with Huawei, Reuters reported Sunday, dealing a devastating blow to the Chinese telecommunications company. Huawei will no longer have access to Android updates and Google technical support beyond what is available through its open source licence, according to the news service, which […]
Google reportedly halts business operations with Huawei
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Australia, this what you Googled in 2018

Ah, Google Search. We love it because it can answer all our dumb questions, but fear it, because it also holds all of our questionable search history. Last week, Google released the most popular search terms in Australia. Here’s the stuff we were most interested in: Overall winners Unsurprisingly, sport […]
Australia, this what you Googled in 2018
Tech

Westpac is getting Siri voice payments

“Siri, why aren’t I a millionaire yet?” Westpac is getting an upgrade! It’s about to become the first Australian bank to allow payments via voice technology. Within the next few days iPhone users will be able to link the Westpac app to iMessage to make payments and check their accounts […]
Westpac is getting Siri voice payments
Tech

Here’s what a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket does to a $5,000 camera

When photographer Bill Ingalls set up his Canon 5DS to capture some remote shots of the May 22 launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, he was probably hoping to snap a few amazing shots. And he did… but his poor DLSR had to take one for […]
Here’s what a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket does to a $5,000 camera
Tech

Here’s all the best tech in Volvo’s newest XC40

The first car I ever bought myself was an extremely second hand Volvo 240 GL. And things have come a long way since that old mate first hit the market. Actually, I hadn’t driven another Volvo until I spent a few hours road testing the new XC40 in the Barossa. […]
Here’s all the best tech in Volvo’s newest XC40
Strategy

Employers think over-50s are ‘too old to learn new technology’

Once Australian job seekers reach the age of 50, they start to hear similar feedback from potential employers – one of the most common being they are too old to learn technology. “Being discriminated against because of your age, whether young or old, is ageism,” Marlene Krasovitsky from The Benevolent […]
Employers think over-50s are ‘too old to learn new technology’
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Paypal has quietly added a $5.99 fee for international transfers

It never feels good to pay money to send your money so PayPal is twisting the knife with a $5.99 fee on international transfers to a “friend and family member.” A user on /r/Australia has spotted a nasty little fee in PayPal’s latest financial services guide, released earlier this month. […]
Paypal has quietly added a $5.99 fee for international transfers