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Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 

Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2

An Atom based Android tablet with more style than you’d expect at this price point, although battery life doesn’t live up to the hype.
The New Security Suite 

The New Security Suite

The threat landscape has changed, with cybercriminals more dangerous than ever. Alex Kidman looks at the dangers, and how the professionals are protecting us.
The Complete NBN Guide 

The Complete NBN Guide

Alex Kidman weighs up the pros and cons of both the Labor Party solution and the proposed LNP alternative. If getting the right broadband network for the country is what you’ll be voting for this election, this is what you need to know.
PC & Tech Authority Issue 190 excerpt - NBN: The Complete Guide 

PC & Tech Authority Issue 190 excerpt - NBN: The Complete Guide

The latest issue of PC & Tech Authority is on sale now - and here's a taste of our pre-election NBN Guide!
Vintage Tech: Looking back at the ZX Spectrum 

Vintage Tech: Looking back at the ZX Spectrum

Yet another classic system turns 30 this week - the ZX Spectrum. So what was so special about Clive Sinclair's first colour computer, with its rubber keyboards and garish colour systems?
Vintage Tech: Looking back at the Apple II 

Vintage Tech: Looking back at the Apple II

We're feeling a bit older with news this week that the Apple II is turning 35. So what was so special about it?
Vintage tech: Looking back at the Commodore 64 

Vintage tech: Looking back at the Commodore 64

News this week that the Commodore 64 is turning 30 makes us feel old. Really old. So what was so special about it?
HP's Touchpad fire sale: Is this a weak chink in Apple's armour? 

HP's Touchpad fire sale: Is this a weak chink in Apple's armour?

Drop the price of tablets and people will not only turn up, the stores will flood with people eager to buy.
MacBook Air vs Pro: Which Mac laptop should I get now?  

MacBook Air vs Pro: Which Mac laptop should I get now?

How well does Apple’s new MacBook Air stack up against the existing MacBook Pro line? PC & Tech Authority looks at the options.
Internode's new plans: discounts for Reach service depend on where you live 

Internode's new plans: discounts for Reach service depend on where you live

The popular ISP Internode says its new plans pass on the “high underlying cost” of doing business with Telstra
Telstra wireless broadband reviewed 

Telstra wireless broadband reviewed

Telstra's still the fastest option out there, but the speed margin isn't as impressive as it once was.
VividWireless wireless broadband reviewed 

VividWireless wireless broadband reviewed

Excellent plan prices but both speed and coverage could do with improving
Virgin wireless broadband reviewed 

Virgin wireless broadband reviewed

Solid data rates and excellent per-Kb pricing make Virgin a great budget broadband offering
Vodafone wireless broadband reviewed 

Vodafone wireless broadband reviewed

Vodafone's plan pricing is competitive, but as our review reveals, network speeds and availability lag badly
Optus wireless broadband reviewed 

Optus wireless broadband reviewed

Optus’ network performance remains impressive, but we wish they’d come up with simpler and much better value plans
Three wireless broadband reviewed 

Three wireless broadband reviewed

Terrible speeds, small coverage area and poor plan value make Three a provider best avoided.
Telstra Home Broadband: The state of play 

Telstra Home Broadband: The state of play

Is the ISP that's traditionally been Australia's most expensive becoming Australia's best value? We look at the numbers to work out what's happening with Telstra's home broadband offerings.
What is the best way to compare broadband plans? 

What is the best way to compare broadband plans?

Australians spend too much on broadband, but which of the sites that help you compare ISPs actually help?
Should your home broadband connection be IPv6 ready right now? 

Should your home broadband connection be IPv6 ready right now?

Some ISPs are beginning to plug IPv6 home routers, but should you be concerned about it? Here's the situation for home routers and networking equipment in a nutshell.
Tech Deals: Get lots of iPhone games cheap right now, here's our pick of 48 

Tech Deals: Get lots of iPhone games cheap right now, here's our pick of 48

Looking for a new game for your iPhone? A bunch of developers have cut prices on a range of top-end iOS games from Street Fighter to Mega Man II and Zombie Infection.

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