Friday, September 17

Why Apple’s Little iPhone 12 May Be The Best

Hot on the heels of the new iPhone 12, 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini have hit Australian stores.Much of the spotlight has been stolen by the 12 Pro Max's biggest screen ever, the best cameras, and the tear-jerking $ 1849 price tag. But bigger is not always better.The new iPhone 12 Mini is proving that bigger is not always better. (Apple)Apple has something to prove with the iPhone 12 Mini, yes, it is smaller, but the Mini is by no means weaker than the standard iPhone 12. If you haven't read our iPhone 12 review, includes the same chip, design, storage and impressive cameras behind a 5.4 "Full HD OLED screen.That 0.7-inch difference doesn't sound like much, but it makes a big difference in the palm of your hand and in your pocket when you consider that it's also thinner and lighter.It may look...

Self-made tech giants dominate the rich list

Atlassian co-founder Scott Farquhar is officially the richest person in Australia aged 40 and under, topping the AFR list of rich young people with a personal fortune of $ 17.7 billion.Farquhar founded tech giant Atlassian with his partner Mike Cannon-Brookes (who, ironically, would have taken the top spot if he hadn't turned 41 in November), and has dominated the AFR list for years.His personal wealth is so comparatively great that it accounts for almost half of the total wealth of the top 100 named on the list.Co-founder of Sydney Atlassian Tech Scott Farquhar. Farquhar fell slightly behind his business partner, Cannon-Brookes. (Supplied)Farquhar bought Elaine, owned by the Fairfax family in Point Piper, for more than $ 70 million. (Supplied)In second and third place are Canva founde...

Police Reveal How Scammers Are Using Puppies Ahead Of Black Friday Sales

Queensland Police have revealed how scammers are using puppies to scam shoppers while giving shoppers a warning ahead of the Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday sales.Detectives say criminals are ready to attack online extravagances and are urging the public to be weary.National fraud Scamwatch has revealed that losses from online shopping scams have increased by 42 percent in 2020, with approximately $ 7 million in losses reported.Police have revealed how scammers use puppies to deceive the public. (iStock)Police say scammers They use fake websites that look like genuine online stores, post fake ads on classified websites, and often claim they are traveling or will request a deposit or cryptocurrency."Do your research, do your due diligence, check out legitimate websites and make...

Judge rules California can’t ban offensive license plates

California it cannot enforce a ban on vanity plates that it considers "offensive to good taste and decency" because it violates free speech, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.Federal District Judge Jon Tigar ruled in a case filed in March against Department of Motor Vehicles Director Steve Gordon on behalf of five Californians who were denied permission to put their messages on personalized license plates.Among them was a gay man from Oakland who owns Queer Folks Records and wanted to use the word "QUEER" but was rejected because the DMV said that could be considered an insult; a fan of the rock band Slayer who was notified that "SLAAYRR" would be considered "threatening, aggressive or hostile" and an army veteran who wanted to write down his nickname and love for wolves with "OGWOOLF" ...

Dead artist John McCracken responsible for alien like the Utah desert monolith, claims gallery owner David Zwirner

Utah Aero Bureau Department of Public Safety officials stumbled upon the shiny monolith on November 18 while conducting a survey on bighorn sheep.The object has no significant markings, but appears to have been bolted to the ground with "human-made rivets."A mysterious metal monolith was found in the Utah desert while department officials were doing a sheep count last week. (Utah Department of Public Safety)The monolith has been compared to the mysterious object in 2001: a space odyssey, but a German gallery owner thinks otherwise.David Zwirner is convinced that the monolith is the work of the minimalist sculptor John McCracken, whom he represented."The gallery is divided on this," Zwirner said in a statement."I think it's definitely John's."The mystery slab was spotted by a helicopt...

Telstra faces a $ 50 million fine for selling mobile plans to indigenous customers who could not pay

Telstra has been accused of using unfair sales tactics to enroll 108 indigenous customers in overpriced mobile plans that they couldn't understand or pay for.The revelations come from the control body of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), which today initiated legal proceedings against the telecommunications company for "excessive conduct".Telstra admitted to the ACCC that it had violated Australia's Consumer Law by signing customers to multiple postpaid mobile contracts between January 2016 and August 2018.In some cases, sales personnel falsely represented that indigenous consumers received "free" products. (AAP)Staff at five stores in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia are accused of taking advantage of "a substantially stronger barga...

Australian Kylie Moore Gilbert released by Iran Scott Morrison delighted

The release of the Melbourne academic who had been detained in Iran for two years allegedly involved the release of an Iranian man convicted of attempting to assassinate Israeli diplomats in Thailand, as well as an Iranian businessman.Morrison confirmed that no prisoner held in Australia had been released.Prime Minister Scott Morrison has said that no prisoners held in Australia have been released as part of the Kylie Moore-Gilbert release. (AP)"The Australian government does not recognize or confirm any such agreement regarding the release of others elsewhere," Morrison said.“If other people have been released in other places, it is decisions of the sovereign governments in those places."There are no detainees in Australia who have been released."Morrison said he was not aware that the...

Renewed calls for paid domestic violence leave as abuse increases during pandemic

Calls have been renewed for paid domestic violence leave to be accelerated as abuse in the home increases during the pandemic.The Australian Services Union has launched a new resource for companies and businesses on how to respond to domestic violence while people continue to work from home.It is celebrated in the same week as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the NSW Police launched a 16-day activism campaign to combat violence in all its forms.Natalie Lang of the Australian Services Union. (Supplied)"The pandemic demands that we accelerate the inevitable move to paid domestic violence leave," said NSW and ACT ASU Secretary Natalie Lang."Employers are benefiting from being able to transform people's homes into a workplace. They must accept the res...

Kylie Moore Gilbert Faces Long Recovery, Former Iran Prisoner

Freed Australian woman Kylie Moore-Gilbert faces a challenging recovery process after spending two years in a notorious Iranian jail, according to a former prisoner.Dr. Moore-Gilbert was jailed for 10 years on espionage charges in 2017, which she has consistently denied, and spent most of her 804-day incarceration in Tehran's Evin Prison.It was the same facility that housed American journalist Jason Rezaian, who told nine.com.au what conditions were like.Australian woman Kylie Moore-Gilbert shortly after her release from prison in Tehran. (AP)"It is what in the West we would call a covert operations site, run by the intelligence section of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard."Mr. Rezaian was a correspondent for the Washington Post in Iran from 2012 to 2016, during which he was imprisoned fo...

Why Members Are Forced To Travel Abroad During The Pandemic To Obtain Their Visas

Australians' partners are forced to spend thousands of dollars on flights abroad and back during the pandemic due to bureaucratic Australian visa regulation called "ridiculous and idiotic."Under Australian migration law, people applying for a partner visa abroad must leave Australia for their visa to be granted.Similarly, people who applied for a partner visa while in Australia must be in the country before their visa can be approved.The regulation has meant that during the pandemic the Department of the Interior has been prioritizing cases of applicants on the ground who do not need to leave the country.Amelia Elliott, a Melbourne woman, said her Filipino husband Bowie Domingo's overseas partner visa application was one of many that had been delayed by the pandemic.Domingo has been liv...