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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.

Tablets

Tablets to reach 70% of Australians by 2017

Asher Moses More than 5 million Australians now have tablets and contrary to the predictions of Steve Jobs, smaller models are set to dominate.

Maps

Inside out: Google launches indoor maps

Google

Asher Moses Google has launched indoor maps in Australia allowing users to find their way around inside using their mobile devices.

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Kickstarter

Collusion pen for iPad 'unusable'

Collusion

Asher Moses After raising almost $160,000 on Kickstarter the Australian-made Collusion pen has been labelled "unusable".

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Retail

Aussie 'Keep Calm' T-shirts glorify rape, murder

Calm

Asher Moses An Australian online T-shirt company is on its death bed after a purported "computer error" saw it advertise shirts on Amazon glorifying rape, murder and sex crimes.

Left on the outer with snail-pace internet

Kristoffer Paulsen

Asher Moses As you debate the merits of the super-fast national broadband network, spare a thought for the thousands of Australians who can't even get home broadband.

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Broadband

Internet black holes blamed on Telstra

lambert

Asher Moses As you debate the merits of the super-fast national broadband network, spare a thought for the thousands of Australians who can't even get home broadband.

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Robot vacuums suck - just not in the right way

Dyson

Asher Moses Sir James Dyson has derided today's robot vacuums as "pathetic" with poor suction and no navigating skills.

Video games slump as apps, downloads bite

A screenshot from <em>Far Cry 3</em>.

Asher Moses Traditional retail video game sales in Australia slumped 23 per cent in 2012 as consumers increasingly shifted towards game apps and digital downloads.

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Apple Maps blamed for 'dangerous' inaccuracies in bushfire app

FireReady

Asher Moses The Country Fire Authority in Victoria has blamed Apple for reportedly dangerous deficiencies in the maps on its FireReady bushfire information app.

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Doubts on push to cut roaming costs

mobile

Asher Moses A threat from Prime Minister Julia Gillard that telcos should stop gouging consumers on roaming charges or face new regulation has been greeted with scepticism by telecommunications experts.

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Hands on: BlackBerry 10 and the new Z10 smartphone

bb10-

Asher Moses The BlackBerry has been radically re-engineered with several impressive and unique features, but it will have a tough time paring back the relentless rise of iPhone and Android.

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NBN clears the way for 4K video

4KTV

Asher Moses Ultra high-definition or 4K video content, offering four times the resolution of current HD, is being touted by NBN Co as a key advantage for the National Broadband Network, which threatens to leave...

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Every inch counts: Subway fails to measure up

Subway

Asher Moses When it comes to Subway, size matters, as the fast food chain discovered when Australian Matt Corby hit its Facebook page seeking to find out why his sandwich didn't measure up.

Record texts, congestion forecast for NYE

Stephen Conroy said consumers were being slugged with 'outrageous' charges.

Asher Moses Telcos are preparing for record levels of texting this New Year's Eve and several services are offering to deliver your pre-written messages at midnight to avoid drunken fumbling and network...

Error on roaming fees costs millions

Asher Moses, Peter Cai TELSTRA is refunding customers about $30 million after making the embarrassing admission it has overcharged customers for global roaming services on mobile phones since 2006.

New rules to stop $150k phone bill surprises

iPhone Travel Generic

Asher Moses Telcos will have to warn consumers of exact mobile charges while they are roaming and provide tools to monitor and manage their usage under new rules proposed on Thursday by the communications...

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Radio's next big challenge

Pandora

Asher Moses Video didn't kill the radio star but a free online music-streaming service called Pandora just might.

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Android overtakes Apple in Australia

Samsung Apple

Asher Moses Smartphones running Google's Android operating system have overtaken Apple's iOS for the first time in Australia, but it's their larger tablet cousins that have emerged as the "present of choice"...

'Rape' ad removed after net backlash

Richard Branson, chairman and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., pauses during an interview in New York, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Branson's Virgin Trains was handed a deal to run Britain's premier rail route for two more years on the day a government-backed probe found that a decision to strip it of the contract was based on faulty calculations. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Richard Branson

Asher Moses VIRGIN Mobile US has pulled an online ad that appeared to make light of rape after an ''epic marketing fail'' that forced Sir Richard Branson to publicly intervene.

Too soon to say CU later to SMS

SMS

Asher Moses On its 20th birthday, apps are eating into the SMS, but it isn't over yet.

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