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Deloitte develops crisis management smartphone appview story

http://www.itwire.com – Professional services firm Deloitte has developed a smartphone app which could revolutionise how organisations handle their workplace disasters and crises. (IT news)

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Telstra’s Next G: works better in more lifts?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Tech journos from Allure Media, which publishes titles such as Gizmodo and Lifehacker, got stuck in a lift, with iPhone 4’s connected to Telstra working normally,  a BlackBerry Bold 9700 on Optus fluctuating between 3G and GPRS and no signal from Vodfaone, with Next G the winner. (IT news)

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Australian banks struggle with social mediaview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australian banks may well grasp the importance of mobile banking, with most now offering smartphone apps (St George last week becoming the first local to unveil an Android app) but they are still in the sandpit when it comes to social networks. It’s ironic in a week when social networks have been flooded with negative sentiment about the banks’ perceived profit grab. (IT news)

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Etailer vs bricks-and-mortar bust-up spreadsview story

http://www.itwire.com – It seems like online-only retailers have declared open season on their more traditional rivals in the lead-up to Christmas. Following Kogan's spray at Harvey Norman, Millennius is sinking the slipper into David Jones. (IT news)

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iTunes Store tripling preview durationsview story

http://www.itwire.com – It seems Apple is about to extend iTunes Store music samples from 30 seconds to 90 - at least for US customers. (IT news)

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Smaller publishers want in to Apple’s iWalled book gardenview story

http://www.itwire.com – Yesterday, Apple announced a list of who’s in at the Australian iBookstore, and by virtue of doing so, announced a list of who’s currently out of the Australian iBookstore too, causing a furore among smaller publishers who feel miffed at thus far being left out of the crunchy kingdom and away from all its digital iCitizens, and right before Christmas, too! (IT news)

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CSIRO looks to deliver 50Mbps to the 'wireless four percent' of NBN customersview story

http://www.itwire.com – The CSIRO is making a case for digital dividend spectrum in rural Australia to be repurposed for its fledgling point-to-point wireless technology having demonstrated 12Mbps symmetrical throughput on one analogue broadcast channel and saying that, with access to multiple channels, 50Mbps symmetrical to multiple users would be achievable. (IT news)

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Google must return wifi data: Privacy lobbyview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Privacy Foundation is still seeking confirmation that the personal information of local citizens collected by Google Australia through its StreetView cars is being stored in Australia. (IT news)

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Fish oil doesn't help Alzheimer’s patientsview story

http://www.itwire.com – A U.S. study has shown that the fish oil supplement DHA does not help slow Alzheimer’s disease if you already have the memory-robbing disease. The study does not rule out its possible long-term benefits. (IT news)

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Aussies in breakthrough to re-use analogue TV spectrum for new super range Wi-Fiview story

http://www.itwire.com – Australia’s CSIRO, the national science organisation which won court cases against major networking names for using 802.11 wireless technologies without paying for them, has just made another important breakthrough in wireless technology which will re-use soon to be decommission analogue spectrum still currently delivering analogue TV signals until the nationwide 2013 cut-off date. (IT news)

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Info Commissioner to drive Gov 2.0: Lundyview story

http://www.itwire.com – The newly-created Office of the Australian Information Commissioner would bring with it an era with much easier access to public sector information and a boon for Gov 2.0 practices, Parliamentary Secretary Kate Lundy said. (IT news)

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Gov't 'travesty' in Google privacy caseview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Office of the Australian Privacy Commissioner's handling of the Google StreetView WiFi privacy breach had been "a travesty" and an abrogation of specific responsibilities, the Australian Privacy Foundation has charged. (IT news)