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Census Paranoia

For weeks my Facebook feed has been full of hysteria and paranoia about the data being collected in the Australian census on August 9. Here is something I posted about it. We folk in the country might not be able to get fibrery NBN or vegan restaurants where the waiters wear manbuns or trains or […]

Windows 10 Redux

With July 29 approaching, time is running out to get your free upgrade to Windows 10, and the approaching deadline means that you can expect to see an escalation in lies, ignorance and nonsense being spread by people who know almost less than nothing. It used to be said that computer marketing was driven by […]

Weekly Buzz – September 23, 2014

Not next weekend There will be no Weekly Buzz next weekend because the regular monthly Gebesse newsletter will come out instead. This week’s issue is late because I had to change back to mail merge through Outlook while Swiftpage reorganises Act! distribution in Australia. Possible Android problem The Federal Government’s Stay Smart Online site has […]

Weekly Buzz – September 12, 2014

It’s back The Weekly Buzz is back with your weekly roundup of important IT and business news. It should come out every weekend from now on. The iCloud debacle It would have been hard to miss the stories in the media over the last few days about pictures of naked celebrities being stolen after they […]

Weekly Buzz – May 25, 2014

Nothing next week Unless some big news breaks there will be no Weekly Buzz next week because the Gebesse monthly newsletter will be going out instead. As a large number of those who receive this email are also on the monthly list I don’t want to overload any inboxes. Another week, another password scare If […]

Weekly Buzz – May 18, 2014

Update on ONEseniors Last week I mentioned that ONEseniors, the company providing phone, Internet, and distress alarm services to around 100,000 older people, had closed down leaving its customers stranded. The good news is that Telstra have said that they will pick up the fixed line services for ONEseniors customers. It must have been a […]

Weekly Buzz – May 11, 2014

Dropbox fixes security issue with shared links If you use Dropbox it’s almost certain that you occasionally email people links to files stored there. A security problem was identified which allowed these links to be disclosed to people who are not authorised to access the files. The problem has now been fixed and Dropbox have […]

Weekly Buzz – May 4, 2014

Security problem with Internet Explorer A security issue with Internet Explorer has been identified, affecting several versions of IE. A patch was issued by Microsoft and distributed through Windows Update on May 1. You should immediately run Windows Update, even if you have your machine set to run the update automatically. (You do regularly run […]