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Apple 'iRing' rumour may come full circle with patent filing

An artist's impression of what an 'iRing' might have looked like, from a few years ago.

Hannah Francis 10:19 AM   One of the most absurd Apple rumours could turn out to be real following news the tech giant has filed a patent for a wearable device for your finger.

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Apple quietly makes iCloud opt-out


Tim Biggs   Apple has made a small but important change to its iCloud service, meaning users setting up a brand new iPhone or iPad will no longer be asked whether or not they'd like their content sent to Apple for storage and syncing across devices.

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Life's too short to rush into software updates

Dropping your phone isn't the only way to break it – don't be first in line for major software updates.

Adam Turner   Whether it's Apple iOS 9 or Android 6.0, Windows or Mac, there's no reason to rush into major software updates.

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From scarves to a $165 million start-up

"Confidence is key": Canva CEO Melanie Perkins' graphic design technology start-up has been valued at $US165 million.

Claire Connelly 9:30 PM   To say it has been a wild ride for Canva founder and CEO Melanie Perkins would be an understatement.

Log on and log off: Bank of Melbourne back online, for some

The Bank of Melbourne in Sth Melbourne Thursday 29 January 2004.  The Bank of Melbourne will now be known as Wespac.  Picture by Craig Abraham The Age SPECIAL BANK

Marissa Calligeros, Ben Grubb 12:08 PM   Bank of Melbourne, St George and and BankSA customers should now be able to access their money online, but those still locked out of the system are advised to try the old remedy of switching their banking apps on and off again.

Scary Android Stagefright bug affects 1.4 billion

Virtually all Android devices, like these made by Samsung, are vulnerable to some form of Stagefright exploit.

Liam Tung 11:45 AM   If you own an Android device it's almost certainly vulnerable to a remote attack that can be triggered simply by receiving a media file in a messaging app.

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Nobel Prize for Physics awarded for discovery that neutrinos have mass

Takaaki Kajita's research found it was likely that neutrinos had three "flavours".

Rachel Feltman 10:51 PM   'The discovery has changed our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe'.

Before the eruption: Scientists discover how Pompeii's victims lived

Casts of the victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in site of Pompeii, Italy. Scientists are scanning the casts to learn what the contents can reveal about daily life before the eruption.

Elisabetta Povoledo 9:45 PM   Pompeii's victims may be frozen in time by volcanic ash, but our understanding of them is being changed by a team of scientists armed with a CT scanner.

TPP concerns over IP laws lock-in, offshore housing of personal data

Digital rights advocates are concerned about how personal data would be handled under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Hannah Francis 8:15 PM   Experts say Australians are at risk of having their personal data exposed to lax privacy laws offshore, and that we may be locked into outdated copyright legislation.

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Life's too short to rush into software updates

Adam Turner   Whether it's Apple iOS 9 or Android 6.0, Windows or Mac, there's no reason to rush into major software updates.


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Grey nomads navigate Facebook land

John Elder   In her first week of taking an online course through the Copenhagen Business School, Melbourne woman Justine Raczkowski was challenged to name a social problem that needed solutions.


How my Apple Watch saved my life

Garry Barker   I woke up feeling a bit odd. I strapped on my Apple Watch, unlocked the iPhone, and then felt for my pulse on my right wrist. Soon I was in the hospital cardiac unit for observation and treatment.


Three bonzer little photo apps

Terry Lane   Three excellent apps are all you need to prepare brilliant slide show photo presentations.