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Australia Post spruiks MyPost Digital Mailbox

Adam Turner 12:55 PM   Buy anything at the post office and they'll ask for your email as Australia Post struggles to make the shift to digital.


Barcodes near their use-by date

Emma Thomasson 7:25 AM   New standard needed to provide detailed product information that can be utilised by apps and retailer stock systems, experts say.


Apple Music executive resigns

Why writer has to wear a turtle suit to his wedding

Email auto-fill and other internet-age perils

Ashley Madison CEO quits after hack

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Girls, drugs and cyber security: the strange life of John McAfee

Hannah Francis   He's been called everything from "charismatic" to "the paranoid wild man" of the computer security industry to downright "bonkers".​


How to keep sane during baby's first weeks

Peter Wells   I've just had a kid. But children come with no manual. So here's a quick guide to the apps and websites to help.



Siri teases 'big announcement'

As widely predicted, Apple has sent invitations to an event on September 9 in San Francisco, where it's expected to unveil new iPhones.



YouTube Gaming: Google takes on Twitch

Hayley Tsukayama   YouTube has stepped into the world of game streaming with the official launch of YouTube Gaming — its answer to Twitch.


Instagram adds wide, tall image formats

Instagram is finally allowing users to upload images and video in wide or tall format, ending their need to constantly crop images from their camera roll into squares.



One in seven people used Facebook on Monday

Brian Fung   Social network announces that earlier this week a billion people logged onto Facebook in a single day.


Why are UltraViolet movies still no good?

Adam Turner   The demise of EzyFlix highlights the appalling state of Hollywood's UltraViolet movie service in Australia.



The curious case of Sony's phones

Tim Biggs   Could Sony's flagship Xperia Z series make a comeback with fingerprint scanners, great cameras and a 4K phablet at IFA next week?


Ashley Madison hack's Australian connection

Brian Krebs   What does AC/DC, Ruby Rose and the Australian Parliament have to do with the identity of the hacker?

Blogs & Columns

Gadgets on the Go

Australia Post spruiks MyPost Digital Mailbox, pushes for $1 postage

Adam Turner 12:55 PM   Buy anything at the post office and they'll ask for your email address as Australia Post struggles to make the shift to digital.


Social Radar

Rage against the machine – before it's too late

Laura Demasi   The inevitability of science fiction becoming 'science reality' has been put front and centre of the public agenda this week by Stephen Hawking, who has warned against a future of artificial intelligence gone mad. Quite literally.



For one school, from small things big things grew

Garry Barker   One school in Britain transformed itself and the lives of many people in its community by putting the right technology in the hands of its students.


Affinity emerges as Photoshop alternative but only for Macs

Terry Lane   What makes Affinity Photo unique among low-priced Photoshop alternatives is that it is not a dumbed down application with automated functions and restricted editing abilities.