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Broadband basics guide

16 Apr 2008 | CHOICE's simple guide to broadband tells you what you need to know in order to choose the right broadband plan.   More »

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ISP Satisfaction Survey 2011

27 Oct 2011 | The survey results show which internet sevice providers performed best, how satisfied users were with service, speed, costs and billing, and trends in our use of the internet.  More »

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Second-hand shopping online

14 Sep 2009 | Despite the credit crunch, the second-hand trading market is booming as bargain-hunters turn to buying quality second-hand items online, from the latest plasma screens to designer togs.   More »

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Save with VoIP and naked DSL

21 Jan 2009 | VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol and uses an Internet connection to make and receive telephone calls.   More »

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Make Christmas cards in word

25 Nov 2008 | You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on home publishing software to design your own greeting cards.  More »

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Dual-band wireless router reviews

28 Nov 2013 | We test and compare 10 dual-band wireless routers.   More »

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Social networking and the media

20 Oct 2010 | Forget hanging on the end of a customer service line if you have a gripe. Switch on your computer, log onto the internet and tell the world.  More »

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Cut phone costs with Skype

03 Apr 2007 | Long-distance phone calls can keep you in touch with far flung friends and loved ones, but you don’t want to have to mortgage your house to pay for them.   More »

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Online shopping checklist

21 Nov 2012 | With some simple precautions, shopping online can be relatively trouble-free.  More »

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Shopping online buying guide

10 Jan 2007 | With some simple precautions, shopping online can be relatively trouble-free.  More »

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Media hubs and streamers

26 Mar 2014 | With the ability to play music, videos and pictures on your TV and stream directly from the internet, media hubs can be great tools for today's digital age.  More »

What antivirus provides the best computer protection?

Antivirus software review

27 Mar 2014 | We compare the most popular antivirus software for PC and mobile computers to see how well they protect your PC from malware.  More »

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Navigating online geo-blocking

05 Mar 2014 | We look at some of the ways you can avoid paying top dollar when shopping online from home.  More »

Cloud storage services review

Online storage reviews

27 Feb 2014 | Cloud services store your files offsite so you can access them anywhere. Don't weather the storm with a poor service - we can help you find one with a silver lining.  More »

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Online dating sites review

27 Feb 2014 | Are paid online dating sites eHarmony and RSVP and free online dating sites Oasis Active and OkCupid worth the money and time?   More »

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Delete your digital footprint

05 Feb 2014 | It's possible to remove yourself from social media and some websites, but you'll never be able to erase every trace of your digital footprint.  More »

Easter surprises in your software

Software Easter eggs

17 Apr 2014 | Think you know all the tricks your software has to offer? Think again. We go hunting for hidden features called Easter eggs, and show you how to see what you were never meant to find.  More »

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Your rights on overseas sites

30 Dec 2013 | The giants of Australian retail have been slow to respond to online competition. Meanwhile, shoppers are looking for value on overseas websites.   More »

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Ebook pricing

06 Dec 2013 | Apple's recent loss at a US trial into ebook price fixing raises questions about the market.  More »

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Eureka

16 Oct 2013 | Capture that great idea in a few clicks with brainstorming and journaling apps and websites.  More »

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