Data

  • Telstra is killing data packs, Extra Data auto adds 1GB for $10

    For years mobile users were stung with hefty bills if they exceeded the data limits of their plan. Those paying attention would add data packs for a fixed price to avoid the expensive overages. All that is about to change. Telstra have announced they are killing off data packs...
  • Pretty soon you’ll see these everywhere

    Telstra have announced an additional 1,500 phone boxes have been converted to WiFi Hotspots. This almost doubles the total hotspots nationwide and Telstra says since launch, they’ve had an impressive 1 Million unique devices access the free Wi-Fi. According to customer feedback, the service is typically strong enough to...
  • Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews uses Reddit to announce PT data

    The Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has turned to Reddit to announce the release of new Public Transport data. This afternoon, the premiere posted for the first time to the subreddit /r/melbourne, showing some love for the young people of Victoria. The release of public transport data now means companies...
  • Video algorithms from SAP will change sport forever

    SAP is a software solutions company and they’ve just learned a new trick. At CES 2015, they’re showing off a new prototype that analyses video footage of sporting events to automatically create player, team and game statistics. Currently the stats we see from sporting events are done by a...
  • Vodafone customers get double the data until 2014

    Vodafone prepaid customers are getting a nice little present in the lead up to Christmas. Voda have announced it will double its included data allowance on a $30 Prepaid Cap to 1GB. Australians are very familiar with the severely overpriced data caps in this country, so we have to...
  • if(code.contains(government.data) == true) && sensitive != true) {//Store on GitHub}

    Source code repository service GitHub has just introduced government.github.com. This sub domain of GitHub is dedicated to the storage and distribution of open data provided by governments around the world. Developers can take and fork this code from the repository and implement in their own apps to benefit the...
  • Poll: How much mobile data do you use per month?

    This week in our poll, we’re asking techAU readers how much data they consume on mobile devices. This is combined across devices like smartphones, tablets and USB dongles. I’ve tried to get through a month on a 1GB plan, but almost always I need to add a data pack...
  • Telstra confirms multi-device data share plans are coming

    Sometimes we look at an announcement and wonder what took so long, Telstra’s data share plans are a fantastic example of that. I’ve never really understood how everyday consumers that were prepared to pay for data plans on both their mobile and tablet devices. The good news is that...
  • ABC visualise census data in interactive graphs

    By now a lot of Australians have already completed their Census form. It is estimated that around one third of Australians will complete the 60 questions online. This year marks 100 years since census data began collection in Australia and occurs every 5 years. While some have questioned the...
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