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Making the internet better place starts with kids

Next Tuesday, February 11, more than 150 countries across the world will help spread the word to mark Safer Internet Day. The day aims to raise awareness around the importance of working together to create a better internet. Here in Australia the Office of the eSafety Commissioner leads the way, encouraging parents and caregivers to “start the conversation” about online safety. “Safer Internet Day is a way of dealing with internet safety and is something parents, young people and the entire community need to commit to if we are to promote the positive use of technology in our communities, “says… Read more »

Disney debut adds even more choice to streaming options

A week ago, on November 19, Disney+ made a smashing debut onto the stage of the streaming services battleground here in Australia. This new service is adding to the list of competitors in this landscape and Disney has the background to support itself with the banners of Walt Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and Pixar which will appear exclusively on its platform. Competitors such as Stan, Netflix, Foxtel and Amazon are going to feel it with the incredible introduction deal on offer by Disney+.  So let’s take a look at who’s who, what deals are on offer and what are some… Read more »

Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Telehealth facilities in our hospitals mean better patient care

Here’s another initiative that confirms that our hospitals and doctors are embracing the digital world in order to provide better health care to patients. State of the art telehealth facilities have opened in Campbelltown, Liverpool and Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospitals, improving patient care through better collaboration. South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) chief executive Amanda Larkin said the $700,000 project integrates the latest digital imaging, information technologies and videoconferencing facilities. “Bringing clinical minds together to determine the best way to care for a patient is so invaluable,” Ms Larkin said. “This is giving us real time access to imaging and diagnostic… Read more »

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Smart move on emergency app

Emergency services have launched the Windows version of the Emergency+app making it available to more than 98 per cent of smartphone users. The Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan launched the app at the NSW Ambulance headquarters today. The app was first introduced in December 2013 for iOS and Android devicesRead more »

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Animal pests fight goes digital

A new online pest animal toolkit from the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) is a one stop shop of practical knowledge to arm rural property owners from Rossmore to Wedderburn with the information and connections they need to combat pest animals. IA CRC digital communications manager Keryn LapidgeRead more »

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Stonebridge set to boost digital capabilities

Stonebridge Systems has appointed former M&C Saatchi Group Operations Director Marc van den Berg to the role of Head of Digital. His main goal will be to further develop Stonebridge’s digital capabilities, especially in the areas of strategy and UX consulting, building upon the highly valued technical services currently providedRead more »

Seniors are getting help to learn online skills

Help for seniors to master the digital universe

Macarthur’s seniors will continue to have free access to computers and internet training to ensure they are not left behind in the digital age, thanks to a $1.3 million investment by the Australian Government. Canberra has invested $1.3 million to assist more than 97,000 older Australians continue building their digitalRead more »

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Make online privacy your priority

“As the use of smart devices, mobile apps and online services continues to rise, the risk to privacy is also increasing,’’ says NSW Privacy Commissioner Dr Elizabeth Coombs. “It is no surprise that privacy remains a hot topic and the protection of our personal information continues to be important toRead more »

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What an iidea: free technology training for seniors

Campbelltown City Council’s HJ Daley Library is one of 13  selected to roll out the Tech Savvy Seniors program. The program, a NSW Government initiative in partnership with Telstra, provides free training for seniors in using computers, tablets and smart phones. It is targeted towards local communities which are culturallyRead more »

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Picture of the future has an Apple iCar in it

For want of a better title for this article there has been a lot of talk lately about Apple’s poaching attempts for their new auto division from Elon Musk’s Tesla Motors. A heady 60 percent salary increase and $250,000 signing bonus – something this Apple fan and Elon Musk fanRead more »

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Safer Internet Day: careful what you say online

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and it reminds us that what you say online may have consequences for many years to come. Giving away too much personal information online is like giving away the keys to your home, says the NSW Privacy Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Coombs. SID is organisedRead more »

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Cyber attack warning for small companies

The hacking of many of the world’s biggest companies is leading to complacency among small-to-medium-sized business owners on the threat of cyber attack as SMEs assume cyber criminals by-pass smaller operators in favour of household names. With 70 per cent of Australian and New Zealand small-to-medium-sized businesses the victims ofRead more »

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Apollo-M the next step in music evolution

Apollo-M is an on-demand, subscription platform created for anyone with dreams of being a rock star, a concert pianist, or who just wants to jam and play the music they love. Developed in Australia, the innovative platform helps musicians by delivering unlimited access to a library of thousands of music lessonRead more »

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