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Catherine Armitage is a senior writer at The Sydney Morning Herald. In a long career in journalism she has covered a wide range of topics including business, science, social issues, education, higher education, legal affairs, ideas and the future. She is a former higher education editor and China correspondent and has received numerous awards and scholarships for her work. She is currently writing about the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse. 9282 3330.
Catherine Armitage Facebook has revealed it is looking at something like a "dislike" button. But these are some of the emotions we really want to convey with one click.
Catherine Armitage Australians will pay over 20 per cent more for the new iPhone, but the fall in the Aussie dollar's buying power against the US dollar is to blame.
Catherine Armitage A study of deceitful behaviour on the Internet made the surprising finding that women lie almost twice as much as men in social media posts on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TripAdvisor.
Catherine Armitage Until two days ago, Walter Palmer was a "very private" man living with his family. He practised dentistry and hunted animals with a bow and arrow. Now the dentist's old life has ended.
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Catherine Armitage The selfie so proliferates that Kevin Rudd would stay Prime Minister if it counted more than votes.
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Catherine Armitage Forgetting gets a bad rap, but it's a building block of knowledge. ''It is how we construct ourselves as human beings, rather than flagellating ourselves about things we've done,'' Viktor...
Catherine Armitage If you think a jumble of letters and numbers can keep you safe online, think again. The password as protector against internet intrusion is all but dead, fatally crippled by human fallibility and the...
Catherine Armitage THINKING of attending the University of Western Sydney next year? Would you like an iPad with that? If you're already there, no steak knives sorry, but you can pick up a $50 gift voucher instead.
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Catherine Armitage Meme is a term coined by the scientist Richard Dawkins to describe a piece of culture that replicates.
Catherine Armitage The City of Sydney will soon open its planning decisions to the digital masses, with mobile phone apps for citizens to send feedback to the council directly from the sites of proposed developments.
Catherine Armitage I don't care that there might be new cool stuff to do on the next iPhone, but I do care that there'll be more snaking cords among the writhing tangles which lie in wait around the house.
Catherine Armitage SUPPLIERS to the Apple system are all aquiver at the rumour that the trademark fat dock connector used in the company's devices for the past 10 years will be dropped for Apple's next generation...
Catherine Armitage COMPUTERS are pushing us to unprecedented levels of work achievement and productivity, so it is only fitting that they can now be used to monitor ''cognitive overload'' at the desk.
Catherine Armitage Some travel destinations are marketing digital detox holiday packages.
Catherine Armitage Here's something new for the ''prairie dog'' office workers with their heads up over the partition, sniffing the workplace wind.
Catherine Armitage TO THE digital gaming industry and fans, ''Hex'' and ''Bajo'' are as Margaret Pomeranz and David Stratton are to moviegoers.
Catherine Armitage AT AGE three, Lili Viall is an avid iPad app user. She has 20-minute ''app time'' sessions on her mother's iPad, which she likes to think is hers.
Catherine Armitage Being at work is often like being in a computer game. You need to keep away from the beasts and monsters and build up your protective resources before you can start to get creative (Minecraft).
Catherine Armitage SITBACK is a company that does ''web design and other digital things'' from a funky office in The Rocks.