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The future of kerbside parking may be digital

A smart kerbside trial providing real time parking information will be trialled in South Western Sydney. The NSW Government is partnering with Liverpool City Council to deliver a new digital smart kerbs pilot to show in real time where street parking is available. Digital and customer service Victor Dominello says the investment in technology will pave the way to better allocate kerb space and free up parking in suburban business districts. “In busy city suburbs like Liverpool, kerb side parking is valuable real estate,’’ he said. “We need to ensure we use it to its optimal level. We also need… Read more »

Showcase will zoom in on local health care innovation

Local research stars and international speakers will be in the spotlight when Health Beyond Research & Innovation Showcase returns later this month. The showcase was postponed in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic but it is being staged as a series of online Zoom seminars each month until November this year. Community members can watch the monthly presentations via Zoom. South Western Sydney Local Health District is again partnering with Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research to host this popular showcase. Chief executive Amanda Larkin says the first seminar on May 19 will have a nursing focus to honour international… Read more »

Plan for community groups to reduce power bills and their emissions

Plan for community groups to reduce power bills and their emissions

Community groups across Australia will be supported by a new Morrison Government program to lower energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce global emissions. Through the Powering Communities Program, thousands of community organisations will be able to apply for a grant to help lower their power bills. The $10.2 million program will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,700 in each federal electorate. Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 will be available to eligible community organisations, with no co-contribution required. The grant will assist groups to lower their energy bills by installing solar panels or a… Read 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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We’re going nuts over tech and that’s ok

Microsoft’s newest Windows version pre-release hoopla caught the tech world by some surprise. Improvements to the wince inducing ‘Metro’ interface and boosts to multitasking capability were expected nuts and bolts improvements. The drum-roll moment came with the announcement that the current Windows 8 would be followed not by version 9,Read more »

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Time to hit ‘Australia Tax’ for six

A digital revolution that is sweeping Australia is now occurring in our local area: the fondly remembered video store is closing up shop. The once bustling Video-Ezy chain is transforming into automated kiosks and sadly empty stores. Ever increasingly, Australians are venturing into the online realm for their movies, TVRead more »

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