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Hi All, It’s been a while since I last posted – mainly distracted by the events of life.. and starting a new job. I’ll have some more content up soon, particularly a focus on completing the Enterprise Integration series. There will also be some more cloud computing coverage. R

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Intro Windows 10 was officially released last week.  In the wake of the release, concerns have surfaced about privacy and control issues which are enabled by default in all popular versions of the new Windows – including Enterprise edition.  We’ll take a look at what reasonable steps you could (or […]

Privacy in Windows 10


In recent years, we’ve seen some outstanding developments in mobile telephony.  One such innovation has been the introduction of Qi (inductive power standard) wireless charging.  For the most part, the majority of modern mobile handsets (except iPhones!) now include Qi wireless charging as standard.  For most others there are phone […]

Review: Olixar Qi-Tone Alarm Clock Bluetooth Qi Charging Speaker



There’s a post up on Labor leader Bill Shorten’s site addressing Labor’s position in regards to the draft mandatory metadata retention legislation and specifically to recommendations included in the Parliamentary Joint Committee report, released late Friday. Honestly, it’s not very encouraging.  I really think Labor should be outright blocking the […]

Key issues with the proposed mandatory data retention law