Articles about cloud computing from a consumers perspective

  • A Simple Solution to Piracy?

    Per capita, Australians are the biggest downloaders of pirated material in the world As the Australian government moves ever closer to enacting legislation aimed at preventing, or at least slowing the downloading of pirated material, a new study by consumer advocacy group Choice has come up with a very interesting and plausible conclusion. My stance […]

  • Australian Court Case to End Online Piracy?

      As if pirates haven’t received enough bad press recently, a court in Australia has ruled that ISPs iiNet, Internode and Dodo amongst others, must hand over the details of customers who have illegally downloaded Dallas Buyers Club by using Bit Torrent. In what is seen as a landmark judgement, Justice Nye Perram (pictured) ruled in favour […]

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    Is Netflix Ruining Your Life?

    I stopped watching TV on a regular basis about ten years ago but have now returned to it with a vengeance thanks to Netflix. I clearly remember when having a television in your house was considered a luxury and most of them were set in huge teak cabinets with doors that revealed a tiny curved […]

  • Geo-Blocking The Oscars – What’s That All About?

    Also known as geolocation, this perverse and absurd practice isn’t just confined to The Oscars of course, as anyone who uses Youtube will be painfully aware. I choose Oscar, as in a moment of misguided magnanimity, I acceded to my better half’s request to watch the show last night, when I’d rather have been pulling my […]

  • New Monitors – Which one is best for you

    There is possibly nothing more confusing than trying to choose a new or replacement monitor. There are so many different brands and models available, a variety of different panel types and specs to consider, it ain’t easy – especially when factoring in the value for money element. I’m certainly no expert in this area, but […]

  • Free Shipping on

    I am an junkie.  I loathe crowds & going to stores to shop, dealing with parking & rude cashiers that would rather be doing something else…many of my customers give me gift cards as they know I really love them.  I also have a marketplace on & sell goods as well.  The […]

  • Time Saver: Gift Wrapping 101 (video)

    It usually takes me around 10 minutes to wrap each Christmas gift, and they still end up resembling a pack of poo ticket. Apparently, this is how it should be done:   Remarkable! I believe this may be one talent which is specifically reserved for the female of the species… of course, I could be […]