ACCC acts on misleading Coles cartoon

Coles to issue a correction after ACCC takes action on a misleading video and cartoon.

8 Apr 2014 | The ACCC has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from supermarket giant Coles after an investigation into the “Our Coles Brand Milk Story” cartoon and video found it to be misleading.

Extended warranty document tucked under an electronics appliance

NSW Fair Trading to educate youth

Special program targets lack of consumer rights awareness among the 18-to 24-year-old set.

8 Apr 2014 | NSW Fair Trading's Youth Week aims to educate young people about their consumer rights, including extended warranties and rent-to-buy schemes.


Apple increases price of apps

Across the board increase will hit Australian app store customers as the end of the sub-$1 app era arrives.

7 Apr 2014 | You’ll have to reach deeper into your virtual wallet for iPhone and iPad apps, following across the board price increase in Apple’s App Store for Australia.

NSW energy prices will be deregulated as of July 1

NSW deregulates electricity prices

From 1 July, NSW electricity prices will be regulated by the market as the requirement for a set electricity price disappears.

7 Apr 2014 | NSW electricity prices will be regulated by the market with the requirement for a set electricity price to disappear.

Samsung Galaxy S5

Free anti-theft features coming to Samsung smartphones

Manufacturer to crack down on rampant phone theft.

7 Apr 2014 | The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5 will include two complimentary security tools.

Cloud services

Peak data could be a looming disaster

Could we be running out of room on the Wi-Fi spectrum?

7 Apr 2014 | User demand for wireless internet and other services is testing the radiofrequency spectrum, according to a report by the CSIRO.

Broadband has made us all richer.

Mobile broadband boost

Australians are each $650 richer thanks to the growth of mobile technology.

4 Apr 2014 | Mobile broadband has meant a big boost for the economy according to a report from ACMA.

Computer locked up

Optus cable security threat fixed

Telco accidentally left "back door" open to hackers.

4 Apr 2014 | Optus has removed a cable modem security flaw which could have compromised the accounts of tens of thousands of its customers.


CWA calls for ban on sale of energy drinks to kids

Thousands sign a petition after increased reports of adverse reactions to heavily caffeinated drinks in school children.

4 Apr 2014 | A rise in consumption of the heavily caffeinated drinks and reports of serious side effects in children has led to the CWA to call for energy drinks to be illegal for under-18s, requiring proof of age at point of sale.

why dark chocolate is good for the heart

Why dark chocolate is good for the heart

Turns out dark chocolate is more than just a tasty treat - it's also good for heart health.

4 Apr 2014 | Chocolate lovers, it's time to rejoice because there's another reason to eat dark chocolate.

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