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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AFACT seeks to automatically bypass law

AFACT seeks to automatically bypass law

The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) wants to have their copyright infringement notices automatically bypass the internet service provider (ISP) and find their way directly to the customers, but it also risks bypassing the law.

published July 29, 2011 by

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You do know you don't have 4G?

You do know you don't have 4G?

According to a recent survey, 34 per cent of iPhone users in the US wrongly believe that they already have 4G. With all the marketing going around, I wouldn't be surprised if people here thought the same.

published July 14, 2011 by

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Race to laptop deadline misses the point

Race to laptop deadline misses the point

The government is racing to meet the 31 December 2011 deadline to complete its laptops in schools roll-out, but the government risks missing the bigger picture by focusing on just reaching the finish of the program with all devices delivered.

published July 7, 2011 by

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VHA has a long way to go before the NBN

VHA has a long way to go before the NBN

Despite making much of their network improvements and claiming to have slowed down customer churn rates, Vodafone Hutchison Australia still has the least satisfied customers, according to a Roy Morgan survey.

published June 27, 2011 by

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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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