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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.

With GPS getting lost is no bind for the blind

Asher Moses Most people buy a GPS navigation system to avoid getting lost but, for Bart Bunting, blind since birth, the technology has allowed him to enjoy losing his way for the first time.

Print on demand with 'ATM for books'

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Asher Moses Angus & Robertson installs machine capable of printing, trimming and binding a paperback book on demand within minutes.

Few lives left for Second Life

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Asher Moses The companies that rushed to set up bases within Second Life appear to have wasted their time as many have shut down and others are "ghost towns".

Poet pays price of naivety

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Asher Moses Award-winning poet Anne Fairbairn - the only granddaughter of Australia's fourth Prime Minister, Sir George Reid - is a perfect example of a typical Nigerian fraud victim.

Scammers defraud Aussies of $36m a year: police

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Asher Moses Australians lose at least $36 million a year to so-called Nigerian scammers who continue to fleece naive internet users because victims fail to report incidents.

Slow Optus credits iPhone 3G users for woes

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Asher Moses Optus gives "goodwill credits" to iPhone 3G customers suffering reception problems and slow data speeds, but new reports say a software fix is on the way.

Georgian websites forced offline in 'cyber war'

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Asher Moses Georgia accuses Russian state-sponsored hackers of breaking into Georgian government and commercial websites as part of a cyber war.

Spam alert after Ticketek email blunder

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Asher Moses Ticketek has exposed tens of thousands of customer email addresses, which will now be rich pickings for spammers.

Google Street View told: keep off, private

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Asher Moses Google accused of deceiving the public by breaking its promises to only photograph public roads and promptly remove images flagged as inappropriate.

Trees die as first iPhone bills released

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Asher Moses Environmentalists rail against mobile carriers for sending iPhone bills that could contain more than 100 pages of non-recycled paper.

Bold step for BlackBerry

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Asher Moses At the launch of the BlackBerry Bold, the company's global COO Dennis Kavelman said he wanted to take Apple CEO Steve Jobs out for a drink.

Panic over Jobs's mystery illness

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Asher Moses Steve Jobs's frail appearance whips investors and Apple aficionados into a frenzy as cancer rumours resurface.

Police grapple with defective detectors

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Asher Moses Scanners bought by NSW Police this year to catch motorists with speed radar detectors are unable to detect models that are more than two years old.

iPhone not so multimedia friendly

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Asher Moses Most of the TV, movie and other multimedia content offered by Optus, Vodafone and Telstra over their 3G networks is not available on the iPhone.

Sucked in: TiVo's ad similar to iPod's

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Asher Moses Seven has dismissed claims it stole the idea for its TiVo advertisements from Apple, saying "there's no copyright in an idea".

Fallout continues from ban on game

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Asher Moses Australia's censorship regime is under fire for inconsistent rulings following a recent decision to ban one of the year's most anticipated games, Fallout 3, from sale in this country.

The iPhone wait is over

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Asher Moses Apple's much-hyped iPhone 3G has landed, with fans queuing for 11 hours to get their hands on it.

Vodafone's iPhone launch: it's no circus

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Asher Moses Vodafone ditches circus theme for iPhone launch event in Wynyard on Friday morning, to be held just after Optus's midnight bash on Thursday.

Midnight rush to buy first iPhone

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Asher Moses Optus will be the first Australian mobile carrier to distribute the iPhone at midnight on Thursday, followed by Telstra and Vodafone early on Friday morning.

Free Apple Store shirts fetch $150 on eBay

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Asher Moses Souvenir blue t-shirts made to commemorate the opening of Apple's new Sydney store are already attracting bids of up to $150 on eBay.