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Asher Moses

Asher Moses is the Technology Editor for Fairfax Media. He started his own gadget review website more than a decade ago at age 14 and has since written for most of Australia's leading technology publications. He has twice been named Young Australian Online Journalist of the Year by the Walkley Foundation.

Computers

PC sales plunge as consumers look to tablets, smartphones

Tablet

Asher Moses PC sales have plummeted as consumers embrace portable devices such as smartphones and tablets and shift to web-based software.

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The need for speed may be insatiable

Laptop. generic computer, technology, wi fi, wireless, internet.

Asher Moses Just two decades ago with a dial-up internet connection it would've taken more than a lifetime to download a single movie, while today's 24 megabits per second (Mbps) ADSL2+ broadband connections can...

Turnbull's NBN plan inadequate: futurists

NBN

Asher Moses Just two decades ago a dial-up internet connection would have taken more than a lifetime to download a single movie, while today's broadband connections can pull down several HD movie streams...

Broadband

NBN: how much speed do we really need?

Asher Moses The debate over the broadband plans of both Labor and the Coalition raises the question: how much speed do we actually need?

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Fitness

Digital health coach with a human touch

Running

Asher Moses Australians Nick Crocker and Ben Hartney say they've reinvented Weight Watchers for the digital age.

Social

Facebook 'erodes any idea of privacy'

Facebook Android phone app.

Asher Moses Facebook Home for Android phones has been dubbed by technologists as the death of privacy and the start of a new wave of invasive tracking and advertising.

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Mobiles

40 years on, mobile phones still pushing consumers' buttons

first mobile

Asher Moses Four decades ago this week in New York, the world's first mobile phone call was made on a Motorola DynaTAC that was about as tall as an iPad, took 10 hours to recharge and offered just 20 minutes of...

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Money

Bitcoin boom: 'breakthrough moment' or billion-dollar bubble?

Bitcoins.

Asher Moses As the financial system in parts of the world crumbles, the decentralised digital currency Bitcoin has rocketed to a market capitalisation of almost $1.

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Apps

Online apps take bite of illegal betting

 online apps

Asher Moses Apple Australia may be breaching federal online gambling laws by offering apps such as PokerStars which allow Australians to bet on casino-style games with real money.

Apple's poker app may be illegal here

Asher Moses Apple Australia may be breaching federal online gambling laws by offering an app such as PokerStars, which allows Australians to bet on casino-style games with real money.

Start-up

Teen's $28m payday a high price in Yahoo's quest for cool

Yahoo

Asher Moses When a 17-year-old high school student can sell an iPhone app based on another firm's technology and with no revenue for $US30 million ($28m), has the world gone mad?

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Wearables

Through the looking glass into the future

google glass

Asher Moses They are known as wearable computers and are yet to hit the streets, but already they are creating controversy.

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Google's wearable computer finds fans and foes

IMAGE SOURCE www.google.com for Asher Moses SHOWS the Google Glass for THE SATURDAY AGE Pub date 23rd March 2013

Asher Moses Wearable computers are yet to hit the streets, but already they are creating controversy.

Digital Life

'Evasive': Microsoft, Adobe fail to justify prices

IT pricing inquiry

Asher Moses Microsoft and Adobe have been accused of being "evasive" by MPs conducting an inquiry into why Australians pay more for IT products.

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Twitter

'Slacktivists' get a tweet new tool

Twitter

Asher Moses The "Twignature", developed by an Australian ad agency, has gone global.

Coverage

Call of the wild: rural mobiles gap could prove fatal in emergency, warn residents

Residents in St Albans, north west of Sydney and their poor phone service from Telstra.  Resident Bob Bolin with a Telstra phone cable that was knoked to the ground on Christmas down when a treet fell onto it. The cable still lies across the ground. Photo: Peter Rae Wednesday 13 March 2013.

Asher Moses People in rural and regional areas fear they are being put at risk by poor mobile and emergency communications.

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Home Tech

Digital downloads rise to $128m in Australia

Game of Thrones

Asher Moses Digital sales of movies and TV shows now account for more than 10 per cent of total sales in the $1.174 billion Australian home entertainment industry.

Digital life

Online chefs start to challenge TV dinner

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Asher Moses By day Bridget Davis runs the kitchen at Quay Bar in Customs House, but after hours she becomes "the internet chef", dishing out cooking lessons to more than 600,000 followers on Google+.

Malware

Westpac email hoax hits Aussie inboxes

Westpac.

Asher Moses Hundreds of thousands of malware-laden emails purportedly from Westpac have been sent to Australians.

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Pope

Papal parodies flood the Twittersphere

Pope

Asher Moses The new Pope has been greeted with hundreds of parody Twitter accounts.

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