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No NBN In Your Street? Just Set Up A Wireless Bridge

Jan 13, 2017, 12:02pm

My company is in regional WA and we use a Ubiquiti NanoStation M2 to beam internet from the camp at the top of the hill to the laboratory at the bottom of it.

Connection is stable and speeds are fast (they max out at 15KM / 150mbps ), just like if you had run an Ethernet, but i imagine the pings wouldn't be too great, so these guys in the article might not give two damns about gaming

How To Get Amazon Prime Video On Your Android TV

Dec 25, 2016, 12:18pm

Just a pity that AndroidTV has zero existence in Aus outside of buying a sony TV or importing a shield/xiaomi

Here Is Every Suburb That Will Be Getting The NBN In 2017

Dec 23, 2016, 12:25pm

like every suburb around mine is getting it.

we have some shitty fibre company called fuzenet that we refuse to goto based on horrid customer service and connection stability, wish the nbn would just buy them out and connect an extra 100 odd suburbs.

Find Out When You're Getting The NBN With One Click

Dec 22, 2016, 3:16pm

Got the feeling they have moved all areas to "planned" as they didnt even have any information for my suburb up until recent.

Getting tired of these nbn adverts, kind of like rubbing salt into the wound for those that dont have it

You Can Now Livestream Aussie TV On Your Smartphone For Free

Nov 7, 2016, 12:20pm

Its going to need some updates,

Also i tried to play a catchup show on SBS on demand, it redirected me to google chrome which redirected me to the catchup app in the play store.

You Can Now Livestream Aussie TV On Your Smartphone For Free

Nov 7, 2016, 12:17pm

Settings show two options
Low (700kbps or lower)
Med (1200kbps or lower)

Medium is set to default

So its roughly 540mb per hour

You Can Livestream Free-To-Air TV On Your Smartphone Next Month

Oct 10, 2016, 12:32pm

I emailed them a few months ago asking about an androidTV app, they gave a generic response that only compatable tvs can get it.

If you know anyone with a sony androidtv you could get the apk and sideload it

Facebook Has Taken Away The Mobile Messenger Workaround

Jun 6, 2016, 10:41am

I use alternative android apps

"Metal" which uses the facebook mobile
and "Disa" which hooks into messenger along with other services like whatsapp and SMS

Would You Buy A Chromebook If It Ran Android Apps?

May 12, 2016, 4:02pm

If they are going to go as far as make ChromeOS run android apps, they should just scrap the entire thing and make a Android Desktop variant

How Channel Nine Killed Quickflix, Australia's Streaming Pioneer

Apr 28, 2016, 7:49pm

Presto unfortunately is backed by foxtel, so they have more contracts than netflix (for now)

I used it for all but 4 seconds as they wont allow android devices that have been rooted, but wont tell you this until you have signed up for the trail and entered your CC details

How Long Can You Holiday For On A $5k Budget? [Infographic]

Mar 5, 2016, 12:25am

For two people from Perth to Bali, get a good deal with Airasia/Jetstar and a decent hotel is around $60 a night, in theory its possible to go for 2 and a half months on 5k, but this info graph doesn't include food/drinks/entertainment

5G Vs. 4G: How The Next Generation Of Networks Will Change Your Life

Mar 4, 2016, 12:19am

Well 4G gets me a good 30mbps, which is still 3 times faster than my adsl2+, but whats the latency on mobile networks? if bandwidth was more for cheaper it could be a good alternative to cable/nbn

Why Netflix's Crusade Against VPNs Is Pointless

Feb 28, 2016, 6:10pm

Just curious, what is stopping them from seeing you signed up on an Australian credit card and restricting you to that region?, obviously it would suck if you went overseas on a holiday and cant watch netflix, but that seems like the most efficient way to "solving" this "issue"

Foxtel Announces Unlimited Broadband Bundles

Feb 23, 2016, 7:12pm

yeah nah, their customer service was bad enough when we had it, don't want to imagine what horrors adding broadband to the mix does

Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge: Australian Pricing, Specs And Availability

Feb 23, 2016, 3:18pm

My bad, clearly missed a few specs!

Guess the point I was trying to make is I think the price for what you get isn't the best, lots of alternative brands with equal or better hardware for well under half the price

Samsung Galaxy S7 And S7 Edge: Australian Pricing, Specs And Availability

Feb 23, 2016, 12:00am

Besides the IP rating, nothing really stands out for me, I've had a huawai honor 6 since Dec 2014 that I got for $400 and matches these stats...

Ask LH: Am I Allowed To Secretly Film Roommates Suspected Of Stealing?

Jan 14, 2016, 11:48pm

Install a lockable door handle, i did that and keep the original under my bed, no damage done to the property, also a safe is a good idea for smaller items, and consider fixing it to some furnature you own to make it harder to move

Four Signs Your Career Has Stalled (And It's Time To Move On)

Jan 1, 2016, 10:51pm

I tick every single damn box there 0.e

The 10 Worst Things You Can Say At Work

Dec 14, 2015, 1:54pm

Yeahhh i disagree with remark #7

my superintendent doesn't know half of what people do, only what he reads in reports, and the reports show shining perfect employees

App Directory: The Best SNES Emulator For Windows

Dec 13, 2015, 12:58pm

Theres honestly a heap of emulators out there these days, some are better than others for sure, but id guess its down to personal preference.

What really needs attention these days is a launcher, a front end UI that ties multiple emulators together as if its a console.

Already lots out there like GameEx, MaLa, mGalaxy, EmulationStation or even setting up Kodi for it

The World's Best Airline Lounges

Oct 27, 2015, 2:48pm

Having been Qantas FF Platinum and now down to Gold i can confirm that most Qantas Business lounges are typically worse than the standard lounge.

Cathay in Hong kong + Melbourne Business are just fenced off little areas that offer more desk space, the food is the same but actually worse because theres less people consuming it making it get replaced less.

Also unsure why some airlines wont just offer lounge access on your flights for a fee,

Learn SQL With This Free Three-Hour Course From Codecademy

Sep 27, 2015, 11:24am

There needs to be more tutorials for database security

-RESTful web services and OAuth, i have been looking into them for about 2 months now and this is the closest i have come to getting something working

Also hosting looks terrible, google cloud, azure, amazon all seem to want you to use their API's and you pay more if you try and not.

I just want to securely connect a windows/android app to a mysql server, its so damn hard :C

Australian Schools To Ditch History And Geography For Coding

Sep 21, 2015, 5:00pm

I finished school back in 2006, they were far more focused on sports, closest thing i had to coding was digital media, where we had an assignment that used GameMaker Studio, but as it was drag and drop i finished it in a weekend.

Would have loved coding, could be so far ahead by now

How I (Almost) Fixed An Android Nexus Phone With Zero Knowledge

Sep 20, 2015, 10:06pm

Rooting, ADB, Roms etc etc are all really useful to know about, its pretty much like formatting your computer. is an excellent resource, search for the phone you have in the top right, and it will have a dedicated forum, with downloads for custom rom and tools.

My phone was a chinese honor 6 and it had some fairly bad bugs, took me an afternoon to fix it but it was worth it

Avoid These Destinations During Their Crowded Holiday Seasons

Sep 10, 2015, 10:13pm

Really worth mentioning to research holidays of countries you may have a connecting flight in.

My flight got delayed in hong kong on the way to tokyo due to engine troubles, it was apparantly a public holiday so i had to hang around for 10 hours for the next flight!