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This app definitely not a load of rubbish

With a simple click of a button on council’s new My Waste Bin app, Campbelltown residents can now track their bin collection days, book their kerbside clean ups and check what waste goes in which bin. It will provide a “one stop shop’’ for all waste information that is easily accessible for residents and will enable people to set bin reminders and receive real-time updates of any service changes or delays. “By digitising our waste information, we’re able to provide residents with a range of new features to improve our service such as tailored information for each individual property and… Read more »

Tech workshops will help you stay ahead of the digital game

Learn the latest tricks and tips on all things technology at Camden Libraries’ tech workshops this month. Residents aged over 17 years are eligible to book their place at the Oran Park Library. Microsoft Office and Windows 10 basicswill be available on Saturday, 19 June, 10am-2pm, in the Panorama D Learning Room ($20 per person, with bookings essential). The iPad hints and tips workshop will be on Saturday, 26 June and Saturday, 3 July, 10am-2pm, in the Panorama D Learning Room (also $20 per person with bookings essential). Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli (pictured above), said the workshops offered… Read more »

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 »

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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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Meet the world’s first family robot

Brilliant or creepy? I can see so many uses not only for the family home, but business as well. Though now my mind is racing with the business possibilities and applications from conferencing to reminders or just voice commands and more. Are we becoming more like machines and making ourRead more »

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