Facebook have launched a new initiative called Workplace for Good. This offers makes their paid Workplace product, available to all educational institutions and not-for-profits, for free. Normally US$3.00 per month, per person, Workplace is currently being used by thousands of nonprofits and educational institutions and with the price now being free, will likely draw many,...
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    Xbox Game Pass has now been available for a year. The monthly subscription for gamers, is now available across 40 markets and delivers a growing library of more than 100 games. Normally A$10.95, a special on right now has it for just AU$5.48 per month. It seems like the deal has now expired, we...
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    The federal Government went after multinationals not paying their fair share of tax. As part of that crackdown, they also introduced legislation to make international companies charge Australia customers GST on imported goods of any price, rather than goods over the $1,000 previous limit. Australia is an island, but...
  • Intel turns 50, time to reflect on same massive achievements

    This year Intel is celebrating 50 years since Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore founded the company. The single, admirable purpose was to: ponder what might be possible. For the past 50 years Intel have invested heavily, pouring billions of dollars into research and development to deliver ever increasing levels...
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    Adobe Photoshop has been the industry standard for image editing and creativity for many many years, but Adobe has bold new plan to make Adobe XD the halo product. While Photoshop does a great job at enabling creatives to create still graphics, the world is moving beyond the static,...
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