Month: April 2020

COVID contact tracing app

Health minister now unsure if source code for COVID contact tracing app is safe to release

Despite previous assurances by government services minister Stuart Robert. Health minister Greg Hunt has put a question mark over whether a promise to release all source code for the federal government’s forthcoming COVID-19 contact tracing app is actually possible due to security concerns. Talking on Triple M Hobart’s ‘The Spoonman’ show with Brian Carlton on Tuesday, Hunt […]

Work From Home

Ten working from home issues to consider during the COVID-19 pandemic

Coronavirus is rapidly emerging as a workplace health and safety issue, and many businesses are considering employee work from home arrangements. IN BRIEF Employers should be cognisant of relevant employment agreements, enterprise agreements and awards The work from home policy should be seen as part of a broader HR policy response to coronavirus Ensure you […]

COVID-19 Pandemic Phishing Scams

How to Spot and Avoid COVID-19 Pandemic Phishing Scams

Phishing scams are always circulating. Scammers and hackers update their phishing strategies to fit the current news cycle to make their phishing attempts more believable. The current glut of phishing attacks focus on one thing: the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s how you spot a COVID-19 phishing scam and how to stay safe online during the pandemic. […]

Microsoft Word Alternatives

The Best Free Microsoft Word Alternatives

When you ask people what program they use to write a report or letter, odds are they’ll say Microsoft Word. It has been the go-to word processor for years, but now there are several outstanding—and free—alternatives. Microsoft Word enjoyed a lengthy reign as the dominant word processor and is revered for its powerful, comprehensive abilities. […]

Nest and Chromecast Video Quality

Google Will Downgrade Nest and Chromecast Video Quality to Ease Internet Load

Now that we’re all working and playing at home, the internet is starting to buckle. Services are failing left and right, and it’s because everyone is using the internet at once. To help lighten the load, Google announced it would downgrade the quality of Nest streams and Chromecast’s Ambient Mode. You can turn the Nest quality back […]

Apple and Google are working together on technology for coronavirus contact tracing

Apple and Google have announced a rare collaboration to create new contact tracing technology.The technology will use Bluetooth signals to track if users have been in contact with anyone exposed to coronavirus.Health experts have praised the move, but caution that the technology ‘isn’t a substitute for testing’.Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google said on Friday […]