Josh Taylor

Armed with a degree in Computer Science and a Masters in Journalism, Josh keeps a close eye on the telecommunications industry, the National Broadband Network, and all the goings on in government IT.

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Don't make the NBN a sideshow

Don't make the NBN a sideshow

It's understandable that the government would want to show off its achievements for the National Broadband Network (NBN), no matter how minor, but going over the top could risk making people more cynical about the $35.9 billion project.

published May 24, 2011 by

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Much ado about set-top boxes

Much ado about set-top boxes

The government's $308 million set-top box scheme for pensioners is such a good way to ensure that everyone switches over to digital TV that for once even the Coalition was for it.

published May 18, 2011 by

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Please track me, Apple

Please track me, Apple

Apple has now moved to reduce the amount of location-tracking information that the iPhone keeps about its users, but I think that Apple should have turned the controversial function into a cool new app.

published May 4, 2011 by

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Seven degrees of Israel tech boycott

Seven degrees of Israel tech boycott

I'm all for boycotting companies that go against my ethical principles but I really don't think that Marrickville Council thought about all the technology that is linked with Israel before deciding to boycott goods and services related to the country.

published April 14, 2011 by

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Conroy circles shock jock in NBN debate

Conroy circles shock jock in NBN debate

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy has gone head-to-head with one of the conservative Sydney shock jocks he last week singled out as muddying the debate around the roll-out of the National Broadband Network (NBN): 2UE Afternoons host Mike Smith.

published April 5, 2011 by

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No alarm glitch but new iOS is buggy

No alarm glitch but new iOS is buggy

As most of Australia came off daylight savings time yesterday, there were very few reported iPhone alarm clock issues for people using the latest iOS 4.3.1, but even so, I'm not happy with the update.

published April 3, 2011 by

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Libs short-sighted? Pot kettle Conroy

Libs short-sighted? Pot kettle Conroy

Communications Minister Stephen Conroy should be more careful with what he says about internet kill switches if he wants to keep labelling the Coalition as short-sighted in its opposition to the National Broadband Network (NBN).

published February 3, 2011 by

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