So, what was happening over the break? Hacks, job cuts and takeovers aplenty, it seems.
The ZDNet team gives their view on the last week's news, all in the time it takes you to drink a cup of coffee.
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Suzanne Tindal heads up a team of keen ZDNetters, including journalists Luke Hopewell, Josh Taylor and Michael Lee. You can follow them all on Twitter: @engochick, @joshgnosis, @lukehopewell, @mukimu. Happy listening!
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Can you wire up everything to a smart meter? Where would you put portals in your life? What is the Prime Minister going to do for cybersecurity and how did Telstra fail so hard?
What's the worst tech movie ever made? Why won't the PlayBook get cheaper? Will you have IT assets left next year? Why is your iPhone 4S being annoying? What would it have been like if Steve Jobs had killed people for their ideas? Technolatte is answering the questions you never knew you wanted to ask this week.
Join us once again for another episode of Technolatte, where court wins aren't always glorious, pirates don't always have eye patches and hackers aren't always evil.
Technolatte is back and we're asking the big questions. What's the best Ultrabook on the market right now? What's with Gerry Harvey's journey into 2003? Why did iiNet buy TransACT and why can't Victoria get IT right?
Are you one of the 375,000 strong herd that fled Vodafone recently? Do you want fast national broadband but don't know which plan you like better? Have you ever shopped online? Have you done anything illegal online? Go no further, because this is the podcast for you.
Did the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission come down too hard on Optus? Why can't AUSTRAC trust the cloud? Why did Western Australia abandon its ailing shared services mission and will New South Wales fall into the same black hole?
What's the deal with Ericsson's new souped-up long-term evolution tests? Can you pay for Caltex petrol faster than a Ferrari can burn through it? Doctors get how much for telehealth? Can we expect Queensland's sex offender tracking trial to backfire?
We pinch ourselves as we ask if the Telstra-NBN deal really happened, envy the employees of Google, mourn the shrinking of myki and ponder the future of piracy abroad.