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Telstra denies virus attack

Telstra hit out today against reports made by a national newspaper which suggested a computer virus was the cause of a problem with its BigPond e-mail service over the past week.

A gift guide to Valentine's Day

If you fall into healthy chunk of the population which took today as another Wednesday, only to wake up being served breakfast in bed, or greeted by bouquet of flowers upon arriving at work - don't worry, your Valentines Day can be averted from bein...

Lonely heart cries foul of 'bogus' matchmaking ads

It may not be roses for all on this Valentine's Day. A lonely heart has taken consumer action against Soulmates Technology, a provider of Internet-based dating services, alleging the company has been involved in providing bogus profiles in a bid to g...

Here's how to remove Anna

Infected users can remove the virus in two ways. You can download an "Anna Kournikova" software update from your antivirus vendor. Running this update will automatically remove the virus. If you do not have an antivirus solution you may wish to try o...

XML travel interface makes online booking easy

Complex travel queries which can take up to half an hour in a travel agency can be completed in less than 20 seconds over the Web courtesy of new technology service from a Sydney-based travel firm known as Whereto Travel Services (WTS).

Parliament tunes into MP3

The Winamp application is getting major mileage on the desktops of members of the NSW Parliament with the trialling of a new service which distributes radio news bulletins as MP3 files instead of the traditional cassette format.

NRMA offers online elections

Taking the online election plunge, NRMA will this year offer its two million members the option of voting for its upcoming board elections on the Web.

PC shipments drop, consumers to reap rewards

PC shipments in the fourth quarter of last year, which included the traditionally busy Christmas buying period, dropped by a staggering 18 per cent according to figures from research company Dataquest.

Footy tipping: The app we have waited for?

If turning to an application service provider to host your office or financial applications does not appeal, a Melbourne software company-cum-aspiring ASP is hoping that organisations may turn to it for their non-core business functions -- like, say,...

Melissa virus reappears

The Melissa virus has reared its ugly head again, with a new strand appearing on computers running the Office 2001 application.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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