"I'm proud of the NBN": tearful Rudd in farewell speechview story

http://apcmag.com – Outgoing PM Kevin Rudd today said he was proud of the government's work on the NBN, saying it would fundamentally transform the country in ways we haven't even conceived of yet. (IT news)

Payclick props pester powerview story

http://www.itwire.com – Credit card giant Visa is pioneering its payclick prepay system for online purchases in Australia in a clear assault against micropayments market leader PayPal. At the same time the organisation is unleashing a whole new wave of teenage pester power. (IT news)

Nice deal on Toshiba Satellite A500/02Jview story

http://apcmag.com – TV Tuners don't usually appear under the $1400 mark, so one in the Toshiba Satellite A500/02J for $1176 is noteworthy. The other specs don't show any real compromises. (IT news)

Return of the MSI A6205view story

http://apcmag.com – The MSI A6205 special returns again, and for $978 it's still good value. It's got some definite power, including an Intel Core i5-430M CPU and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics. (IT news)

Comms Alliance details procedures for migrating users onto NBNview story

http://www.itwire.com – Communications Alliance has set out its proposal for how end users should be migrated from current access technologies, principally Telstra copper and HFC networks onto the FTTH and other technologies of the National Broadband Network. (IT news)

Huawei's iPad rival coming to Australiaview story

http://www.itwire.com – Huawei is gearing up to enter the mobile device market in Australia and has showcased over 30 wireless devices several of which, including its SmaKit S7 Android-based tablet are expected to hit the market soon. (IT news)

Low priced Toshiba L500/04Mview story

http://apcmag.com – The Toshiba Satellite L500/04M is a respectable notebook for $788. Although the Pentium Dual Core T4500 CPU and ATI Radeon HD 4530 graphics aren't the best, they are still solid. (IT news)

Voda drops hint about Google Nexus One launch in AUview story

http://apcmag.com – Vodafone Australia's official twitter account drops some big hints pointing at a local launch of Google's superphone. (IT news)

Benchmark your broadband with AARNet/Google-backed toolsview story

http://apcmag.com – Google has partnered with AARNet to bring the open M-Lab broadband benchmarking project to Australia; how will your connection measure up? (IT news)

Red Dead Redemption DLC causes multiplayer woesview story

http://www.itwire.com – A few problems have emerged for fans of RockStar Game’s excellent Red Dead Redemption following the downloading of free DLC co-op content Outlaws to the End.  RockStar Games has been quick on the draw, response wise. (IT news)