The telecommunications watchdog ACMA (Australian Communications and Media Authority) has warned Telstra to comply with the new privacy protection rules under the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code prior to the Telstra's privacy breach issue in 2011. The Australian telecommunications giant has avoided the fines for breaching the customers' privacy code last year when more than 700,000 customers' personal information has been compromised. ACMA, in June found that Telstra has violated the privacy protection code when it made customers' personal information like date of birth, addresses and phone numbers available in public between March and December 2011. Near about 734,000 customers were affected.
With the worldwide release of the Samsung's flagship Galaxy Note II and the long-running smartphone and tablet war between the leading manufacturers, LG is not behind as it is gearing up for its all new 5-inch Optimus Vu II. The multinational South Korean giant on Tuesday officially introduced the follow up to its original Optimus Vu smartphone just six months after it was launched in Korea.
To deal with security issues related to social media to protect users' privacy, a London-based firm ALLOW came up with an idea of providing users with the social media insurance to deal with problems like account jacking, reputational damage and other forms of identity theft. It is the world's first social media insurance adopted by the UK's information privacy company, in an attempt to restrict individuals or companies from using your personal details. It's a great step towards more interactive social media where users can enjoy the web with experience. The idea is to protect users' identity and their online reputation.
Users who use different versions of Internet Explorer has been asked to switch to other browsers such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, on Monday, 17 September amid the news that a huge security hole was found in the Windows' native web browser. Microsoft has asked Windows users to install any free security software in order to protect their PCs from the new malicious bug found in the Internet Explorer. Government has also warned internet users to stop using any version of Internet Explorer. The Director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Yunsun Wee said in an e-mail statement that Microsoft has been looking into the matter and has an advice to protect users against an imminent threat.
The long wait for the iPhone fans is finally over as Tim Cook, Apple CEO unveiled the all new flagship model, to its widely popular iPhone line-up - the iPhone 5. At an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, the much awaited iPhone 5 was revealed in a launch event that turned out to be the biggest event for Apple. Apple claims that it's the most powerful and fastest smartphone the company has ever made. Apple Inc. once again triggered the smartphone war with the new iPhone and proved that it's still the most valuable company in the world.
Amazon unveiled new Kindle Fire models on September 6, 2012 morning with large screens. It has impressed the market by introducing these tablets and has stepped up the competition with Apple prior to holiday shopping season. These tablets were unveiled in a press event led by Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon. But Australians are again going to miss these new Kindle tablets as they will not be available in the markets there.
Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications provider announced on 28th August, 2012 that it will expand its 4G mobile network coverage covering around 14 million Australians. The 4G network of Telstra is quite faster but it has reached only in and around some capital cities of Australia. Therefore, it has planned a huge expansion plan which will be mobilized in next 10 months covering around 66% population of Australia by mid-2013.
Phone line rental fees are increasing by Telstra for businesses, households as well as for charities as it tries to grasp profit from its copper network before the NBN (national broadband network) replaces it. Telstra will moreover increase local call charges on fixed phone as well as start charging few mobile calls in 60-second slabs rather than 30-second slabs. The charge of a local call on Telstra's Complete, Advanced and Plus home phone plans will rise by 2¢ from 1 October to 17¢, 20¢ and 22¢ correspondingly.
Monthly rental charges will rise by about 6% from $2 to $3 a month on these 3 plans to be$44.95, $33.95 and$31.95 correspondingly. The Together plan will increase by $5 a month, which taking it to $74.90 a month. 4 business rental plans will rise by $2 a month. Non-profit organizations and charitable organizations will moreover see 1¢ a minute raise in calls to the mobiles as well as a $2 monthly rental raise to either $21.50 on $14.40,
Telstra has introduced a portable 4G hotspot which gives pre-paid consumers access to the 4G LTE network of the company in covered regions. The battery is powered by Wi-Fi 4G pre-paid which can connect near about 5 Wi-Fi enabled gadgets to 4G network of Telstra at the same time. The 4G hotspot will be available from near your retailer’s stores for $169 along with 5GB of data more than 30 days. Extra e-vouchers and recharge cards come in a wide range of denominations which is ranging from $20 -$100.
Telstra is estimating download speeds of near about 40 Mega bits per second for consumers on the 4G network as well as a maximum upload speed of 10 Mega bits per second. The Wi-Fi 4G pre-paid is the primary 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi announced in Australia for pre-paid consumers. It follows on from fixed Wi-Fi 4G mobile plan of Telstra.