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ACCC decides NBN needs to cater beyond its layer 2 remit

Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet When it comes to artificial constructs, the combination of the Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and National Broadband Network (NBN) is an absolute world-beater. At the heart of NBN is the loathed connectivity virtual circuit (CVC) pricing structure, which telcos have bashed since its inception. Thanks ...

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iPhone scam costs Apple more than $6 million – CNET

The defendants face multiple charges, including of fraud, conspiracy, identity theft and money laundering.  Óscar Gutiérrez/CNET The Department of Justice on Wednesday charged 14 people for their alleged participation in a scheme that involved swapping counterfeit iPhones and iPads for legit devices at Apple Stores throughout the US and Canada. ...

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Public cloud providers' network performance wildly varies

Top ways to manage cloud complexity Tonya Hall speak with David Linthicum, chief cloud strategy officer at Deloitte Consulting, to learn exactly what cloud complexity is, the threats surrounding it, and what companies can do to implement best cloud complexity practices. It is not easy measuring public cloud performance. I ...

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iOS 13.2.2 causes battery havoc

iOS 13.2.2 causes battery havoc Another day, another iOS bug. Apple’s iOS 13.2.2 update, which was pushed out to fix a bug that essentially broke multitasking on the iPhone and iPad, has itself bought a new and annoying bug to the iPhone. A few hours after installing iOS 13.2.2, I ...

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How to play Minecraft Earth, now available in the US – CNET

Minecraft Earth lets you build a world on your phone using the world around you. Angela Lang/CNET Explore, gather items, find monsters and go on adventures in an AR world on your phone. Sounds like Pokemon Go from Niantic, right? It’s not. It’s Minecraft Earth, Microsoft’s new augmented-reality app for ...

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Optus is the new ACCC NBN speed report king

The latest installment of the broadband speed-monitoring report by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has landed, and along with it, Optus has taken the speed crown from TPG. In the report, only three ISPs were able to increase the bandwidth percentage delivered during busy periods compared to the ...

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