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Faster broadband for regional and remote Australia

The Gillard Government today announced that all Australians will now have access to faster speeds on the National Broadband Network than they can get today over the ageing copper network, following an upgrade to the NBN’s fixed wireless and satellite services.

The NBN’s fixed wireless and long term satellite services will be upgraded to provide broadband speeds of 25 megabits per second download and 5 megabits per second upload (25/5 Mbps).

Windows 8 Pricing set to rise

Microsoft is set to end promotional pricing for its Windows 8 operating system at the end of the month, raising prices substantially from February 1.

Presently, users can download a copy of Windows 8 Pro for $39.99, with a limit of one upgrade per PC and a maximum limit of five licenses per customer.

From February, Windows upgrade editions and feature packs will be priced for United States customers as:

  • Windows 8 Pro upgrade edition online and retail US$199.99

What are Cookies

A browser cookie is a small piece of data produced by a web site that you have visited, stored in your browser, and then sent back to the web site the next time you visit. Cookies are used to save session between visits, to keep you logged in to a site, or even store your preferences. For instance, when you visit a site and then use the login page, a special cookie is placed on your computer with a unique identifier. This identifier is used the next time you click on a page to verify that you have already logged in and look up your user details.

Australia Post warns of mail scam

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Australia Post is alerting customers to a scam mail article
from a sender called "Sullivan Pierce Levin" which tells customers they
have won a cash award which can be collected by calling a phone number
and entering a PIN number.

This is a scam and Australia Post has notified relevant consumer protection agencies.