A 11-post collection

Government announces Operation Sovereign Data

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Attorney-General George Brandis today announced a new government initiative known as Operation Data Protect. This nationwide program will act as a data backup service for the nation, relieving the millions of Australians with connections to the internet from having to worry about safeguarding their data. »

Fixing computers for family

For me family gatherings such as Christmas, Easter and weddings are less about spending time with relatives you haven’t seen for a long time and more about fixing their computers. As someone who works in the IT industry I have long been requested to have a look at and »

Dad joke industry threatened by mainstream media

Meanwhile, thousands of Dad joke purveyors across the country are reeling. “Damn it, ‘Electricity Bill’ was my idea! I can’t believe they stole it. I should have known this would happen after they took Kevin747 and Juliar without crediting me, but this time they’ve gone too far. I »

Police now targetting driver fatigue

If you’ve ever driven around NSW you’ve no doubt seen the big scary police signs that tell you what the local highway patrol is currently targetting. Usually the options are speeding, drink driving and the one that makes me chuckle ‘driver fatigue’. OK it’s not a laughing »

Gerry Harvey - Things Bogans Like

So I’ve been itching to write a post about the absurd media campaign Gerry Harvey has been waging against online retailers – wanting the government to scrap the $1,000 limit before GST is imposed for offshore purchases and his crazy threat to set up an online store operating out »

Microsoft release app for Android – Tag Reader

So apparently Microsoft have released their first app for the Android platform, which is similar to their app for the iPhone – Tag (via Android Community). They’ve also released this same app for BlackBerry, Symbian and J2ME platforms. Why would they do this? It’s not like their app is »

Junkware: Underwater cell phone system

Have you ever wanted to make a phone call while you were underwater? “Hell yes!” I hear you say. Well you’re in luck – for just $US1,799 you can purchase the Underwater Cell Phone System from SkyMall. From the web site: *With the Alpha UWCP, talk with someone 15, »

Google Android logo fun

I was in my local Harvey Norman and walked past their display for the HTC Hero, out of the corner of my eye something just didn’t look right. Check out their use of the Windows logo to promote the fact that the phone time Android! I don’t think »

“It was like a war zone”

In the Sun Herald recently (7th Feb 2010) there was an article about the disruption being caused to schools around the country as construction is undertaken as part of the Government’s economic stimulus plan. Schools are getting new halls and other capital works done. A quote from a parent »

Junkware Alert: Hear loud and clear on the telephone

So you’ve got a hearing problem and you’re too embarrassed to see a medical professional and get a proper hearing aid. Why not self-medicate and use a range of gadgets that help you hear more clearly? Like this telephone earpiece amplifier: From Magnamail. Too bad if you want »