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Ready or not, here comes the new Twitter

How to avoid being locked (forever) out of your Twitter account If your Twitter is hacked, it could be gone permanently and Twitter may not help. Here is one user’s sad story and how you can protect yourself. With only 134 million daily users, Twitter has a much smaller reach ...

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4G speeds topping 5G in Australia: Opensignal

(Image: Opensignal) Of eight nations where Opensignal conducted real-world testing during April to the end of June, Australia is the only nation where 4G speeds were better than the much-hyped speeds of 5G. According to Opensignal, Australia’s maximum 4G network speed was 950Mbps, while 5G topped out at 792Mbps. This ...

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Cisco acquires Acacia Communications for $2.6 billion

Tech news roundup: Amazon Prime Day, EA gaming service’s vulnerabilities, and multicloud basics This week’s TechRepublic and ZDNet news stories include the brand battle between Apple and Microsoft, Word documents containing malicious links, and the future of on-premises databases. Read more: https://zd.net/2xqQ0Hn Cisco said it will acquire Acacia Communications in ...

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Telstra outage takes down ATMs and Eftpos

(Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet) Telstra has acknowledged it is suffering an outage that has taken out some of the essentials of 21st century Australian life: ATMs and Eftpos terminals. “We’re currently looking into an issue affecting services including Eftpos and access to ATMs,” the company said in a tweet at 4:19pm ...

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Stop using 2.4GHz and rely on 5GHz Wi-Fi: ACMA NBN modem study

No surprise: attenuation is real as Enex shows longer copper runs produce slower speeds. (Image: ACMA) A study of 43 devices conducted by Enex for the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has “unexpectedly” shown 5GHz Wi-Fi outperforming 2.4GHz in long-range testing, negating a major reason to continue using the ...

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