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Internet worth $50 billion to Australian economy in 2010

A report by Deloitte Access Economics pegs the direct contribution of the internet to Australia's economy at $50 billion in 2010 -- 3.5 per cent of Australia's GDP and just $3 billion short of retail and education/training.

Written by TechWorld staff03 Aug. 11 11:32

Apple kyboshes Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Australian release

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 won't launch in Australia until a patent stoush with Apple is resolved. According to a Bloomberg report, a lawyer for Apple yesterday told Federal Court Justice Annabelle Bennett that Samsung's tablet infringes 10 patents held by Apple.

Written by TechWorld staff02 Aug. 11 09:49

Aussie spooks give BlackBerry PlayBook thumbs up

The Defence Signals Directorate has certified the BlackBerry PlayBook for use by the government. The DSD stamp of approval now means government agencies can use the device for accessing data classified as 'protected' or 'restricted'.

Written by TechWorld staff01 Aug. 11 16:06

Lenovo targets business with ThinkPad Tablet

Lenovo has unveiled a new Android-based tablet targeted at business customers. The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet is equipped with a 10.1-inch, 1280x800-pixel touchscreen and runs version 3.1 of Google's Android OS ('Honeycomb'). The company has also released a consumer-focused 10.1-ihnch tablet dubbed the IdeaPad Tablet K1.

Written by TechWorld staff21 July 11 11:30

Mac OS X Lion hits App Store

Apple has released the latest version of its desktop operating system: Mac OS X Lion. Installing Lion, which is available from the Mac App Store for $31.99, requires Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later

Written by TechWorld staff21 July 11 09:14

Optus scores LG's 3D Android phone

LG's high-end Optimus 3D smartphone will launch early next month on the Optus network. The LG Optimus 3D's key selling point is its 4.3-inch 3D screen.

Written by TechWorld staff21 June 11 13:57

How to remove MacDefender malware

Apple has released instructions for removing MacDefender malware from Mac OS X systems. MacDefender poses as security software but, Apple warns in its support document, its aim is to capture users' credit card details.

Written by TechWorld staff25 May 11 11:11

Asus launches Eee Pad Transformer tablet

Asus' has brought its Eee Pad Transformer, a touchscreen Android tablet with a keyboard-equipped docking station, to Australia. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer will be available from tomorrow with a recommended retail price of $599.

Written by TechWorld staff24 May 11 16:43

Samsung's Galaxy S II hits Australia next month

Samsung's new flagship smartphone, the Android-powered Galaxy S II, will be launched in Australia on 1 June, according to Optus' pre-order Web page.

Written by TechWorld staff20 May 11 13:33

The Chromebook FAQ

One of the big announcements at Google's I/O developer conference is the release of notebooks running the search giant's Chrome OS.

Written by TechWorld staff13 May 11 10:48

Skype Mac vulnerability patched

Skype has released a new version of its Internet telephony and video conferencing software for Mac OS X.

Written by TechWorld staff10 May 11 12:14
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