Picture of Samsung Galaxy S5 phone

Cameras fail on Galaxy S5 smartphones

Software bug affects camera in early production models.

30 Apr 2014 | Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone is experiencing camera failure across the world. The software bug affects a "limited number" of early production models.

It's expected the government will introduce a debt tax for people earning over $80,000

Taxpayers face ‘deficit levy’ in Budget

If you're bringing in more than $80,000 you can expect to pay an extra 1-2% tax while the Budget is in deficit, according to reports.

29 Apr 2014 | Earning over $80,000? It's expected you'll have to pay an extra 1-2% tax while the budget is in deficit.

Internet Explorer vulnerability exposed

Internet Explorer vulnerability found

All versions of Microsoft's most popular browser exposed to attack.

29 Apr 2014 | Internet Explorer has been found to have a new vulnerability deemed serious by security experts.


High-tech ATM skimming alert

NSW police have issued a warning to ATM users following the discovery of more sophisticated ATM skimming cameras used by gangs in Sydney.

29 Apr 2014 | Gangs are using more sophisticated cameras in ATM skimming, making ATM users more vulnerable to card fraud.

Pile of credit cards

Credit card reward schemes fall short

Credit card reward programs can cost customers more in fees than they give in rewards.

29 Apr 2014 | Unless you're a big credit card spender, reward schemes are rarely worthwhile.

Fingers tapping computer keys

Centrelink computer outage leaves consumers in the lurch

A Centrelink computer failure has left consumers seeking child support and other services empty-handed.

28 Apr 2014 | A Centrelink computer failure has left consumers seeking child support and other services empty-handed amid concerns outdated government systems are vulnerable to attack.

Apple to fix iPhone 5 power button problem

Free fix for faulty iPhone 5

Apple is offering a no-charge repair for iPhone 5 power button problem.

28 Apr 2014 | Apple has admitted that a batch of iPhone 5 models has a faulty power button and will fix the affected phones for free.

NSW gas prices to increase 17% from July 1

Gas prices in NSW to increase

Many consumers will be paying up to $225 more each year on their gas bills.

24 Apr 2014 | Typical consumers in NSW will be paying up to $225 more each year on their gas bills.

Preschool funding cuts are on the cards

Parents say no to preschool funding cuts

Budget cuts to preschool funding are looming – and parents are fighting back.

24 Apr 2014 | Parents are petitioning the federal government to renew a $660 million program that funds 15 hours of preschool and kindy.

Benefits of eating less salt have been proven.

Reduced salt intake leads to huge drop in heart disease deaths

Fresh evidence from Britain points to the health benefits of eating less salt.

23 Apr 2014 | A 15% reduction of salt intake has been credited with the 40% reduction of deaths by heart disease and stroke in the UK.

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