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Telstra ditches email service, moves to Windows Live

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BigPond has announced that it will soon switch off its own email service – BigPond Email – and will be migrating its customers to Windows Live. All new customers connected on or after today will be using the new service, with other customers expected to upgraded sometime during 2012. This will also mean BigPond customers will have access to other Windows Live services such as SkyDrive, Messenger and Office Web [...]

Foxtel expands availability to Telstra T-Box

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Your mobile phone and your Xbox 360 are not the only places where you can now watch Foxtel, with Telstra announcing that it will offer 30 channels from the Foxtel channel lineup to its customers who are using its T-Box set-top box. The deal would mean that consumers will be able to stream the best of Foxtel’s lineup of channels, all unmetered via BigPond. Channels include FOX 8, CNN International, [...]

Feature: Are Australian ISPs ready for IPv6?

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Oh no. The Internet is running of addresses! What shall we do!? Is this the end of the world!? Calm down, it isn’t the end of the world, it just happens to be a technical inconvenience as we already have a solution to fix the very problem called IPv6. But there’s already another problem: it hasn’t been readily deployed. As we face the last remaining blocks and addresses available on [...]

Review: BigPond Ultimate USB Modem

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The BigPond Ultimate USB Modem is Australia’s fastest 3GB modem and it sure meant business. Customers within 5km’s of Capital CBD’s, can receive up to and including 20 Mbps, speeds only seen on ADSL2+ connections.┬áThis is the world’s first commercial modem to use a new generation of HSPA+ technology which sends and receives data through two channels simultaneously. Read this review after the break.

The Year in Review 2010: The Top 10 Posts

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Of course, I think this has to be a yearly tradition. We go back through our analytics information to find out what were the top 10 posts you have read through this entire year. We’re going to do things a bit differently than last year, however, as we post the overall list – but we will also post separate lists for the top articles over at Pwnage, Gadgetlyst and Cupertino [...]

BigPond Ultimate USB Modem launches for consumers

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Back in late August, Telstra announced their new Mobile Broadband that could reach up to 20Mbps. The same speed that ADSL2+ can reach. It was firstly only available to Business customers in major CBD areas. However, it was announced today that the BigPond Ultimate USB Modem has launched and is available for consumers. The modem is available for $0 upfront on a 24 month plan and prices start at $29.95 [...]