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facebook relaunches itself as ‘meta’ in a clear bid to dominate the metaverse

Facebook relaunches itself as ‘Meta’ in a clear bid to dominate the metaverse

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  Eric Risberg/AP Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has announced the company will change its name to Meta, saying the move reflects the fact the company is now much broader than just the social media platform...
facebook down: instagram and whatsapp all have stopped working in a worldwide major outage

FACEBOOK WAS Down: INSTAGRAM AND WHATSAPP all had stopped working in a worldwide major...

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The three apps – which are owned by Facebook and run on shared infrastructure – all had completely stopped working. As of 9:00am DST, Facebook was back on line again. The outage had commenced around 2am...
why does my internet connection feel slow and jumpy, even when my internet speed is high?

Why does my internet connection feel slow and jumpy, even when my internet speed...

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  Picture: Jeshoots.com/Unsplash Of the 8.2 million homes and businesses active on Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) in July 2021, 77% are now reported to be on a broadband plan that delivers speeds of at least 50...
‘what is my ip address?’ explaining one of the world’s most googled questions

‘What is my IP address?’ Explaining one of the world’s most Googled questions

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  Image: Shutterstock What is my IP? It’s an odd question in most people’s minds, yet it’s one of the top ten most-searched questions on Google. Those who know what an IP address is will already know most of...
cybersecurity threats for students & how to fight them

Cybersecurity Threats for Students & How to Fight Them

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    Although this article was written with students from the USA in mind, it is still completely appropriate for students in Australia, and with end of year exams approaching could be of vital importance...
how does the pegasus spyware work, and is my phone at risk?

How does the Pegasus spyware work, and is my phone at risk?

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  Image: Shutterstock  A major journalistic investigation has found evidence of malicious software being used by governments around the world, including allegations of spying on prominent individuals. From a list of more 50,000 phone numbers, journalists identified more...
holding the world to ransom: the top 5 most dangerous criminal organisations online right now

Holding the world to ransom: the top 5 most dangerous criminal organisations online right...

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      Image: Shuttlestock On the internet, nobody knows you’re a dog! These words from Peter Steiner’s famous cartoon could easily be applied to the recent ransomware attack on Florida-based software supplier Kaseya. Kaseya provides software services to thousands of clients around...
yes, the global microchip shortage is covid’s fault. no, it won’t end any time soon

Yes, the global microchip shortage is COVID’s fault. No, it won’t end any time...

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  Image: Raimond Spekking/Wikimedia Commons The manufacturing world is facing one of its greatest challenges in years — a global shortage of semiconductors — and there doesn’t appear to be an end in sight any...
why steel and aluminium security doors are a better option than wood

Developing a website in WordPress, what do we need to know

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WordPress is the most used platform for website development. A website is actually a CMS (Content Management system) and a WebHost for the development of a website. A CMS is a collection of free...
what is nbn

What is NBN & How Will It Affect Australian Businesses?

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In 2009, the Australian government unveiled its plan to provide a fast internet connection throughout the country. Known as the National Broadband Network -- NBN for short -- this ambitious $43 billion project is...