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Telcos crunch consumers

Telstra, Optus and Vodafone come under ACCC scrutiny for signalling their intention to raise contract fees.

19 May 2014 | The ACCC is concerned about comments from the telco giants amid booming profits and increased consumer costs.

Apple iPhone 6 is on its way to Australia

iPhone 6 to be bigger and sharper

The iPhone 6 will not only be bigger but also higher resolution, with a 4.7-inch version in August and a 5.5-inch model in September, according to reports.

16 May 2014 | The new iPhone 6 will be known as the iPhone Air and will come in higher resolution in two sizes, with a choice of 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch screen, according to widespread reports.

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Budget reply: we will block you

A fired-up Bill Shorten has said Labor will block many of the tough measures of the first Hockey/Abbott Budget.

16 May 2014 | Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s Budget-in-reply speech indicates Labor will block many of the measures flagged in the 14/15 Budget.

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Exercise crucial for heart health

Inactivity is the greatest heart disease risk for women over 30, reports study

15 May 2014 | From age 30, physical inactivity more than any other factor affects a woman’s lifetime risk of developing heart disease, reports a Queensland study.

Doctors and nurses rushing patient to surgery in a hospital

2014 Budget wrap: States angered

The federal government has outline $80bn worth of cuts to the state and territories schools and hospitals. And premiers and chief ministers aren't happy.

15 May 2014 | States are revolting over the federal government's budget cuts to schools and hospitals.

Qantas plane sitting on top of money

Qantas introduces weekend surcharge

A raft of new surcharges for Qantas' international flights at peak times, such as the weekend, are being introduced.

14 May 2014 | If you're flying overseas with Qantas on the weekend you'll have to pay for the privilege.

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Federal budget buster guide

With budget belt-tightening the order of the day, CHOICE is helping you save your bacon.

14 May 2014 | CHOICE's guide to cost savings aims at keeping your household budget in the black.

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2014 Budget reaction: Twitter

If you ask the people of Twitter, few were happy with the 2014 budget.

14 May 2014 | Following last night's federal budget, the Twittersphere has been abuzz with responses. Many have summed it up under the #threewordbudget. What was the general mood?

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2014 Budget countdown: 0 days to go

The government is set to slash affordable housing, send would-be pensioners to work and sell off NSW electricity.

13 May 2014 | The Rudd government’s National Rent Affordability Scheme will be cut by Abbott and businesses will receive cash payments to employ mature workers.

Windows XP support is coming to an end

Last patch for Windows XP

After ceasing support for Windows XP, Microsoft issues one last security fix for Internet Explorer, leaving users of the popular operating system to "upgrade or else".

13 May 2014 | Microsoft has issued a final post-support security patch to address a flaw in Internet Explorer, despite officially ending support for Windows XP several weeks ago.

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