Customers at an ATM

CBA reports big uptake of cardless cash

Over 15,000 smartphone transactions recorded since May launch.

3 Jun 2014 | No wallet? No worries! Cardless cash is taking off, with the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac announcing customers will soon be able to withdraw money without a card using their smartphones.

Apple iPhones

Apple unveils future tech road map

Sweeping changes for iOS 8 and OS X unveiled at developer's conference but no new hardware or news on anticipated bigger iPhone 6 models

3 Jun 2014 | Apple has announced plans to turn its computers into a central hub for health, home automation and personal communication, with sweeping changes to the operating systems behind its iDevices and Mac computers.

Pill bottles on a pharmacy shelf

Online doctor hits Australia

Doctus allows consumers to buy prescriptions without needing to see their GP first.

3 Jun 2014 | A new service is offering consumers the opportunity to buy a prescription online without a face-to-face consultation with a doctor.

Man, boy and girl work on their wireless devices.

Household tech habits changing

The average Australian home now has up to eight wireless devices.

2 Jun 2014 | New research shows the average Australian household has up to eight wireless devices, and relies less on broadband out and about.

Online parcels delivered through the screen.

Older Australians embrace shopping online

Online retails sales increase with older consumers leading the growth.

2 Jun 2014 | NAB online retail sales index shows online sales have increased with older Australians becoming the fastest growing age group for spending.

Doctor holds a piggy bank with a band aid on it

AMA warns of shorter appointments as a result of $7 co-payments

GPs are likely to churn through more patients to make up for income shortfall, says AMA president.

2 Jun 2014 | Doctors who continue to bulk-bill will be forced to see patients for less time to make up for income shortfall says AMA president.

Google logo under a magnifying glass

Google inundated with search result deletion requests

A new form launched by Google in the EU has been a hit with locals.

2 Jun 2014 | Search giant Google has received thousands of requests for information to be removed from European searches after an ECJ ruling upheld the right to be forgotten in the EU.

baskets of vegetables with not genetically modified sign

Landmark GM case handed down in WA

Organic farmer's lawsuit against neighbour who planted a GM crop has been dismissed in WA.

30 May 2014 | A WA court has ruled against a farmer who sued his neighbour for contaminating his organic farm with Monsanto Group's Roundup Ready canola.

question mark over medical diagnosis using Wikipedia

Wikipedia unreliable for health information

Be cautious when using Wikipedia for medical advice, warn researchers.

29 May 2014 | Most Wikipedia articles representing serious health conditions contain errors, according to study.

Calipers pinching stomach

Australians are getting fatter

A study suggests that Australians are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity.

29 May 2014 | A global study reveals that obesity rates are climbing worldwide and Australians are getting fatter faster.

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