Stories by Adam Bender


Many 4G customers could be missing emergency alerts

Mobile customers on Optus and Vodafone's 4G networks might not always receive emergency alerts from the National Emergency Warning System due to compatibility problems that prevent the transmission of the user’s location on 4G.

Will 3D printing usher in the next wave of Internet piracy?

A predicted boom in 3D printing could create a tangled web of intellectual property (IP) issues as it becomes cheaper and easier to copy designs and make knockoffs, according to some IP experts.

Weakening exports to China could slow Australian tech spending: Forrester

The Australian tech market is expected to grow at a slower pace than the global tech market for the next two years, according to Forrester.

3D adds depth to The Flying Dutchman in Melbourne

Victorian Opera seeks to revolutionize performance theatre by using movie-style 3D visual effects in its upcoming Melbourne production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman.

Telstra, Optus go live with 700MHz networks

Benefits from this month’s switch-on of 700MHz mobile networks could seem subtle to the average phone user, but will be important to enhancing coverage and data transmission going forward, according to telecom analysts.

St George releases business banking app

St George Bank has released a dedicated business banking mobile app for Android and Apple smartphones.

A/NZ telcos to build $86.3 million trans-Tasman submarine cable

A 2300 kilometre undersea cable system connecting Australia and New Zealand across the Tasman Sea will commence construction in early 2015.

Comms Alliance calls govt plan a 'data creation regime'

The telecom industry has disputed the notion that the government’s proposed data retention regime will not create significant additional costs for the industry.

Telstra, Tesla sign M2M deal for Model S electric car

Telstra will provide mobile connectivity for the new Tesla Motors electric car, the Model S, the telco has revealed.

Telco complaints fall to 7-year low

The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman has reported the lowest number of complaints about telcos in seven years.

Enhanced Triple Zero detects location of mobile callers

People dialing 000 from a mobile phone in an emergency will now automatically transmit their current location.

Updated: Mobile payments in Australia: state of the banks

Major Australian banks have made mobile payments a priority tech initiative and are in various stages of rolling out technology that lets customers pay with smartphones. Commonwealth Bank and Westpac are so far leading the pack, but ANZ Bank and National Australia Bank (NAB) say they are planning to make their own moves soon.

ACCC fines Telstra for iPhone 6 ad

Telstra has paid $102,000 in penalty for an ad that allegedly misrepresented the price of the Apple iPhone 6.

Suncorp backs NFC payments, Apple Pay

Suncorp Bank has revealed it will soon support contactless mobile payments on Apple iOS and Google Android devices.

Vodafone includes international roaming in $100 Red plans

Vodafone has sweetened its international roaming offer days after Telstra simplified its roaming rates.