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Jun
23
2014

World class Wi-Fi begins at home

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Telstra introduces free app to address Wi-Fi needs

Last month we announced our plan to create Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network through a mutli-phase strategy.

The first building block of this strategy is giving our customers a world class Wi-Fi experience in their home, from the front door to back yard. This means helping people eliminate coverage black spots, achieve reliable coverage, and faster speeds on all devices connected to their home network.

I’m pleased to let you know we have launched new products, customer tips to help make this vision a reality.

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Jun
20
2014

How to block any number on your iPhone with iOS 7

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In this generation of texts, emails and social media, sometimes a call is not the answer.

And occasionally there will be a friend who just doesn’t get it – and for them it’s not just that a call is not the answer, but you’re forever destined to not answer their call.

But fear not, my friends, as iOS 7 has brought those of us with iPhone’s the answer!

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Jun
18
2014

Phishing scams: Be suspicious of emails wanting personal information

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) 2013 Targeting Scams Report shows the number of reports to the ACCC about email scams increased by nearly 14 per cent in the past year, which indicates scammers are using email to ‘phish’ for personal information.

Phishing emails are designed by cyber criminals who target consumers and large enterprises around the world, including Telstra and our customers.

These emails look very authentic, often including company logos and slogans, to trick you into opening them. They often contain a link or an attachment, which is designed to entice you into clicking on it.

These links and attachments could be infected with malicious software (known as ‘malware’) which, when clicked, starts to infect your device and possibly give other people access to your information.

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Jun
13
2014

The Sony PlayStation 4: did it live up to the hype?

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It’s been nearly 18 months since the PS4 was first announced and I wrote up on an article here on the Telstra Exchange with my first thoughts about it. Now a proud owner of one and slowly building up a games collection, I thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect my experience and see if it lived up to my expectations.

At first glance the physical console looks like something from the future; slick and light, it’s hard to imagine what a slim version will look like (as Sony has done with their previous models). The controllers instantly feel more comfortable than any of the previous generations, with the touchpad surprisingly easy and responsive to use. The embedded speaker gives an extra element to multiplayer games in the same way the Nintendo Wii does, with player specific sounds coming through the controller in your hand. It also includes a headphone jack that (with a couple of setting changes) lets you output all audio through your controller, leaving you free to game to your heart’s content without driving those around you crazy.

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Jun
11
2014

First look at the Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate [REVIEW]

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Whenever I pack the family up for a trip, you can be sure the thing at the top of my list to be checked and double checked is the Wi-Fi. When travelling with four other adults and a tech-savvy five year old we’re bound to put heavy demands on the standard free Wi-Fi in a hotel room.

Think about it: each of us have a smart phone and there are at least two tablets or laptops thrown in – I count a minimum eight devices that want to check emails, stream music, watch catch up TV, chat and more – all at the same time.

One popular solution is to use your smart phone as a hotspot for another device – but with a number of devices wanting to be online simultaneously, it’s probably not the most effective way of using your data allowance.

That’s where the new Telstra Pre-Paid 4G My Pocket Wi-Fi Ultimate becomes a contender. With this personal Wi-Fi hotspot, you can connect up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices and 5 guests simultaneously!

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