James Manning

Dear Telstra, leave my interwebs alone

James Manning Telstra BigPond customers - especially those downloading a lot of pirated content - may soon notice their internet speeds dropping.

Futuristic 'tactile' tablet keyboard has buttons that disappear

Tactus screen

James Manning Without actual keys, typing on a touchscreen can often be slow and cumbersome - leading to many an embarrassing typo.

An iPhone for $300: Apple working on cheaper smartphone, reports claim

iphone

James Manning Apple is working on a more affordable version of the iPhone that would sell for as little as $300 and could be released as early as the middle of this year, according to reports.

Turning tables on the taunters

Dandelion

James Manning For a father and app designer, the power of kids' imaginations is the key to helping them deal with bullying.

Vodafone outage leaves customers in the lurch

Vodafone

James Manning Vodafone's mobile network went down for thousands of customers nationwide on Thursday night.

When sharing less might be for the best

Facebook

James Manning How to be Facebook friends with your boss and keep your job.

Microsoft's big gamble with Windows 8

Tablet

James Manning Microsoft has thrown down the gauntlet to Apple with the official launch of Windows 8, a new operating system that focuses largely on tablet and mobile devices.

Android apps leaking personal, banking details

Android

James Manning Millions of people around the world are using "vulnerable" Android apps that are leaking personal data, including bank account information and webcam access, according to new research.

Why Apple is making an iPad mini

Concept design ... the iPad mini, centre, in a concept drawing.

James Manning Apple is poised to launch an iPad mini as figures show the tech giant's tablet market share in the US fell by 29 percentage points in the past year.

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Microsoft launches new subscription music service

music

James Manning Microsoft has revamped its subscription music service with the launch of Xbox Music.

Firefox 16 withdrawn due to security flaw

Firefox

James Manning Firefox 16 was pulled offline only a day after its release by its maker, Mozilla, after a major "security vulnerability" was discovered.

Data download grows with phone addiction

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James Manning and Vince Chadwick If you have noticed more people than ever are wandering around distracted, noses buried in a smartphone, you are right.

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Bark louder than their bite: Dogshaming craze takes off

A post from the Dogshaming Tumblr page.

James Manning A new Tumblr page allows dog owners to finally get revenge for all the chewed-up loafers and mangled newspapers.

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Game publisher pulls real weapons promotion

Medal of honor

James Manning Electronic Arts has pulled a charity promotion that involved the sale of actual weapons featured in the first-person shooter game Medal of Honour.

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With a little help from wi-fi

Wi-fi

James Manning The spread of free hot spots suggests we can almost always be connected.

Aussies provide Instagram window to the world

Sydney

James Manning A new Australian website uses Instagram photos to create a real-time fly on the wall look at nine major cities across the globe.

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Use Telstra? You may want to read this

Telstra

James Manning Telstra customers on the telco's early 3G network will soon be forced to upgrade their handsets or face using the much older and slower 2G network.

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Follow the Olympics without losing sleep

Usain Bolt

Ben Grubb and James Manning You don't have to get up in the middle of the night to watch the London Olympics on TV - there are plenty of other ways using technology that you can consume news of Aussie olympians winning or...

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Get set for the socialympics

London Olympics social media

James Manning The best of the Games - and the stories behind the action - may be a tweet or click away as social and online media join the networks in the starting blocks.

'Bill shock' code set to save $1.5b on phone bills

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Ben Grubb, James Manning and Lucy Battersby Australians spend $1.5 billion more than they need to each year on mobile phone bills, something new rules aim to prevent by ensuring plans are worded more clearly, that the word "cap" is avoided,...

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