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Firewalls not just for broadband

According to Symantec, PC users are still holding the false belief that a firewall is required to protect their systems only when they are connected to broadband Internet.

Consumer focus brings down Gateway

Both observers and players in the PC market have attributed Gateway's failure to maintain a broad market appeal as a major factor in the company closing its Australian doors Wednesday.

Survey reveals language a Net hurdle

Australian businesses may be eagerly trying their hands at online commerce, but many are locking out the potential of reaching a true global audience because they are not properly dealing with languages other than English.

ACCC steps up DVD investigation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has stepped up its investigation into the practice of DVD regional coding, following concerns that vendors are not properly advising consumers that certain codes may lead to a lockdown of thei...

Now we can really say e-commerce has gone global

While wealthy Western countries have been lapping up the opportunities and convenience of buying goods online, the tiny nations of the Northern Mariana Islands, Benin, Bhutan and the Federated States of Micronesia have only just joined the e-commerce...

HotShed eyes dstore

dstore, that famed failed online etailer has reappeared in the headlines again after an offer was put forward Monday by Brisbane-based technology company HotShed to purchase the company for a mere $615,000.

Dark day for the Blackpages

Fearing possible litigation against it by Telstra, 2600 has decided to pull the plug on its reverse phone directory known as the Blackpages. It will be taken offline on 10 June 2001.

Lights go out on ADSL forum

Cableusers.com.au and Adslusers.com.au, the forums which often carried the voices of unhappy broadband users, slipped away silently last week. The sites' administrator claimed the large amount of time required to maintain the sites was the reason for...

The Internet for Busy People

Wherever we turn these days, references to the Internet are everywhere. This does not necessarily mean all Australians are connected or have a total grasp of Net-related activities. They are the audience of The Internet for Busy People.

Office XP coming in June

Finally, after a two-year wait, Microsoft has announced that its new office suite - Office XP - will be available to Australian consumers from 1 June.

ASPs starting to leave an impression

Of the nearly 90 application service providers situated in Australia and New Zealand, only 30 will exist by the end of next year, according to research firm Gartner.

GuardDog sinks teeth into virus threats

An Australian IT company has launched a security service which uses peer-to-peer technology to help users quickly download updated antivirus files to protect their PCs during virus outbreaks.

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