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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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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.

Jack Dorsey named Twitter's new chief executive

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been named the company's CEO.

Vindu Goel, Mike Isaac 9:29 AM   Twitter has announced that Jack Dorsey, one of the company's co-founders and the first person to run the social media company, has been named its fourth chief executive.

Cstomers regain access to accounts

St George Bank, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA have suffered an outage following scheduled maintenance.

Ben Grubb 7:34 PM   St George, Bank of Melbourne and BankSA customers begin to regain access to their accounts after a system outage.

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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 5:54 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are at risk of having their personal data exposed to lax privacy laws offshore, and that we may be locked into outdated copyright legislation.

Antarctic ice loss challenged by new NASA study

Australian scientists obtaining ice core samples from Aurora Basin, East Antarctica.

Andrew Darby 4:40 PM   The hostile home of the blizzard may have been more like a climate change friend.

BBC faked dramatic 'dirty thunderstorm' volcano scene

A still from the 'dirty volcano' episode of <i>Patagonia: Earth’s Secret Paradise</i> .

Sophie Jamieson 12:35 PM   Footage of a 'dirty thunderstorm' in Chile on the BBC's Patagonia program was faked by splicing together two different volcano eruptions four years apart

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Gadgets on the Go

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.