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Does convenience come at a price?

  • By Jord74
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  • 43 replies

Ever spoken about a particular product or destination to a friend during conversation, only to have an advertisement for that same thing randomly show on your social media newsfeed? Do you feel as...

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Should mobile phones be allowed at school?

  • By Jord74
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  • 93 replies

Do you think mobile phones should be banned in primary and high schools? Whose responsibility should the decision be - the Principal’s, State govt or should parents decide what’s best...

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Online DNA testing

  • By 3lions
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  • 13 replies

Being 52 years old & don't know who my father is. I've never seen a photo of him, I know absolutely nothing about him. I have a name only (which still could be incorrect) Would you do an online DNA...

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Digital wallets and a cashless society.

  • By mustang6000
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  • 8 replies

With the increasing popularity and growth of digital wallets and contactless card payments is there a need to carry cash around anymore? Personally, I do not trust digital wallets, no matter how...

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Online Reviews

  • By 3lions
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  • 9 replies

Hi, Just curious as to how much importance or notice you take of online reviews, example.... I was looking at changing the place I usually go for my eye test. I was horrified by the reviews & the...

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eBay V Amazon

  • By 3lions
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  • 8 replies

Hi again, Just interested in your opinion regarding your experiences with eBay & Amazon. I personally think now after being a member of eBay for over 15 years, the biggest mistake they made was...

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New phone old phone

  • By Laura30061115
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  • 26 replies

Hey, so I want to know how many of you use your phone until it last leg? Like when do you opt to get a new one? Do you keep up with the newest or wait until the 'good' ones are cheap?

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Satelite Navigation Systems. Will they take off?

  • By Laura30061115
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  • 232 replies

Satellite navigation is one of the fastest growing markets in the world, and with a wealth of devices on offer from various manufacturers. Some can be fitted or come installed in your car, others...

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What is your computer game addiction?

  • By Goulah
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  • 17 replies

After years of computer game denial I am sadly drawn nightly to the joys of popping imaginary balloons. Is there any hope for me?

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PS4/ PS4 PRO

  • By Sadeesh31614659
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  • 8 replies

I want to know if I should buy a ps4 or ps4 pro. I dont really want to pay the extra 100-200 dollars of theres no good benefits or advantages of pro over regular ps4.

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iPhone

  • By Ranga101
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  • 2 replies

I need some help does anyone know how to update an iPhone 4 and update the soft wear I tried so many times but it still doesn't work Help me please

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Facebook privacy - are you worried?

  • By Cafestudy Admin
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  • 262 replies

Following the recent Facebook privacy scandal, have you changed your behaviour on Facebook? Are you conscious about how much you share and are you worried about your privacy?

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Globalisation

  • By Kelvinkelvin
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Has globalisation done more harm than good?

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Mobile phone batteries

  • By 3lions
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  • 3 replies

Hi, I'm just wondering why phone manufacturers in this day and age cannot come up with a mobile phone battery that will last longer than a year. My last phone I bought was $350 outright & it's just...

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NBN ..what choice do we have?

  • By Nefertari
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  • 6 replies

So we now have to get NBN....Why is this being forced on us? I have heard so many stories where people who have NBN are so disillusioned with it because the 'really fast' speeds they were...

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Internet Scams

  • By Nefertari
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  • 5 replies

Recently I had a phone call from someone claiming to be from the technical department of my current telco and was told that 'unfortunately we will have to shut your internet down'. As the caller...

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How are seniors coping with technology?

  • By terry
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  • 250 replies

If you are a child of a senior citizen let us know how your parents are coping with the vast amount of technology available. Do they enjoy using technology? Do they feel it is a useful commodity?...

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Xbox One

  • By Henrywebster1
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Who here owns an XBOX 360 and an XBOX ONE? Was the upgrade worth the money?\ Please reply with a rating on the following 4 categories!? 1) General Gameplay Quality 2) Graphic / Video Quality 3)...

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Andriod phones

  • By Razorfish
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  • 142 replies

Hi,Anyone have an Android phone? I have just purchased one after many years with an iPhone (which I vowed never to change). Android is amazing and to me goes well beyond iOS which I never thought...

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Mobile provider - what do you think of yours?

  • By looklively
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  • 124 replies

What do you expect from your mobile phone company? Who are you with? What makes you stay with a company or move? Is it about price, reception, product choice, customer service or overall brand? And...

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Trying to find out about cost and functionality of smartphones

  • By terry
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  • 104 replies

I've been thinking of buying a smartphone and have heard a lot of great things about having one, but I'm worried about how much it might cost. How good are they? Is the technology as good as I have...

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RFID blockers

  • By why?
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  • 3 replies

Protection for pay wave credit cards may not be as necessary as the makers would have us believe. Information is freely available on the net that suggests if scammers do scam your card details,...

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iPhone abroad

  • By Razorfish
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  • 74 replies

Anyone got an iphone and used it abroad? I am thinking of using hot spots to hook into a wireless network then getting Skype and using VOIP calls instead being totally ripped off by telcos on...

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Action on Scams

  • By hispania
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As a follow up to a previous chat on scams I want to know what action ordinary people are taking on emails they receive which ask them for credit card or bank details etc. We have to fight against...

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Telstra - use it or lose it

  • By makunta
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Telco's policy of use it or lose it when it comes to the service you pay for and if you do not use it you lose it. This relates to data and pre-paid services. Basically you pay for something, e.g....

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mobile phnes

  • By Horseplay
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I wonder what some people actually talk about when they meet the people they chat on mobiles. Maybe they never meet them?

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Phone

  • By Jess199@
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  • 4 replies

I like that I can use the online chat with Telstra so I don't have to speak on the phone to them.

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Social Media

  • By PGS
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On the subject of Facebook...how social is social media? Does it make you feel connected with people, or just a viewer/bystander? How do you prefer to connect to people - is face to face still...

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Best Mobile phones

  • By whatalam
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  • 11 replies

What are the best mobile phones in the World today?

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Telstra being uncompetitve

  • By dmatthews
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  • 1 replies

At my telephone exchange Telstra refuse to create more ports to enable people to have ADSL. They have however upgraded the exchange to accommodate the backlog of Telstra customers. The ACCC and the...

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No Surveys?

  • By JustJess
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  • 21 replies

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points

  • By amar93
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  • 17 replies

aren't i supposed to be getting points for replying on chats? how does this work?

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tasmanian logging of natural forrests and literally banned areas.

  • By bettythrelfo
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I have just been watching the news, and I am horrified to find that the tasmanian goverment is considering the logging of some parts of its natural heritage. I know that there is a build up on the...

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Is Google Chrome usefull?

  • By qantas130
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  • 38 replies

I was just wondering out there, people that use google chrome is it actually usufull? and is there any reall benifits?

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what is the. definition of a smart phone

  • By fuzzy4au
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I thought a smart phone was one that had internet connwction?? A friend of mine has an old phone with internet connections and was trying to get help with one of those emergency service monitoring...

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What you can do to play games on ps4

  • By johnmackey
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hello everyone i am a gamer and i love gaming so much i spend daily 13 hours on gaming but never get boered no one get bored playing online games

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What ever bappened tohaving fun without technology

  • By Heenz
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I remember when everyone would run around and walk to the shops and now they sit on a computer or a smart phone and just do nothing what happened to tbe good days

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Online Shopping

  • By annette robson
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I'm a huge online shopper,I hardly ever buy in stores and when I do it is usually something I need urgently or something on sale but what i'm curious to know is, how many of you do this and what...

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Points

  • By CAT17
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Hi was pleased to see I was mentioned and congratulated for a win? Thanks but what happens now. Also having trouble redeeming points? Should I have problems I'm not sure where to go from here....

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VHS to DVD

  • By Clint Marchant
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I've got an LG machine that can convert VHS home movies to DVD, it does this very well as I allways check that it worked but.... they play on my DVD player but sometimes not on my DVD player in my...

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Free SMS

  • By LUV-A-TIGER
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Just wondering what others think of "free sms".. Free is one of the most searched words on the internet, and having free SMS is very popular. Put these key words together with all the words that...

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how do you get points on this site?

  • By ronaldo
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anyone tell me how do you get points and redeem for cash?

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facebook and other social sites

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I'm a Facebook user, and think that young teen ages people use it the wrong way, with photos half naked, fights, and stupid comments. Not only that it seems to be a distraction when they are ment...

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cyber bullies

  • By bob
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i think that cyber bullying is outrageous...why..why oh..why would anyone go and bully a poor defencless robot.have they no shame!!!!!!!!!

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Is it worth getting the iPad Mini with Retina Display?

  • By Ravscroft
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I am wanting to purchase an iPad Mini sometime in the near future but I don't whether it would be worth my while to spend an extra $100-150 in order to get the newest iPad Mini which come with...

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Loss/Theft of Mobile Phones

  • By Robertofgoodna
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What are the best ways of preventing loss or theft of your mobile phone? I've lost 4 phones, 2 just sliding out of my pocket while I was asleep on the grass, one lifted from my belt holder by an...

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Games Console War

  • By 4letterword
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This will appeal to the more "immature" members, but it will be interesting to see what you all say. Playstation 3 - Flashy, overpriced doorstop, or peice of media genius? XBox 360 - Obselete...

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Is Google Becoming too Invasive

  • By mtod1
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Hi all. I was wondering what everybody thinks regarding Google. In particular, its collection of information on everybody who uses their services. For me it's a little concerning that a...

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New 'Deals' site...

  • By PGS
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Be aware of a new one called "SaveThe Deals" based in Singapore. The line in is an offer of $35 of shopping/petrol or movie tickes for $1.00. The catch is you have to sign up with them at a cost...

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withdrawal

  • By surahi111
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cash withdrawals with PayPal on the activation of demand. Please give support

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Is Tethering safe?

  • By 3lions
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Hi Everyone, I have an android phone, which I can use my internet credit when I connect to my computer using the UBS Cable. I was just wondering if this is safe as in the security on my computer...

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Hello, I'm new.

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I just signed up for cafe study and I'm unsure of how to get points. Help please?

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Facebook. Love it or hate it?

  • By mrsdew17
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Facebook. Love it or hate it? Personally I HATE Facebook (and MySpace to a lesser extent). A few reason why, but probably the most is that I have three children who all use it in different ways....

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Just a phone

  • By Clint Marchant
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When I wanted to buy a phone I went to Telstra and told them all I need is a basic pre-paid phone which I got but now I realise that I need the above but with a camera any recomendations? I'm on a...

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I T TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

  • By Danger
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I am very touched by the amount of knowledge and development gained through computers and my biggest wish is for governments to start making it a free resource on the network side so as to spread...

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Internet shopping

  • By Proteus
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I'm guessing that many of the readers would have seen the news article about major retailers here in Australia bitching about no GST being paid on internet purchases? I do a little internet...

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points

  • By dove13au
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has any one else had problems redeeming points because they dont have mobile cannot get code to redeem have sent e mail to them but have had no response can any one tell me what to do ty

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Who needs a mobile phone

  • By gramonaghan
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I don't need a mobile phone, and I believe they are too expensive. I do understand that for a person who is working, or runs a business its a must have item. I am a pensioner, and find that they...

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Which is the best mobile phone and why?

  • By flyingace
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I have a samsung galaxy s 11 and its the best for taking photos and you can go on the market and check out all the apps.

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Why are TV channels manipulating us.

  • By Gerry
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Why have Commercial TV channels made watching TV so painful. Start program 10:36 finish 11:03 and even advertised times are rarely met except for those labeled 5 o'clock news etc. Why do we just...

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Buying Online

  • By chips48
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How many of the members of cafestudy find it really annoying when oerseas online stores and/or companies will not sell items to people in Australia? It really makes me angry, especially in this...

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New Technology? No thanks!

  • By Nefertari
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I went into a store the other day to actually cash in a gift voucher from last Xmas and while having a good look around to see what I could get with the voucher I was astounded at some of the new...

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Its how you use it

  • By nomad
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Technology and online is great if you understand what you are doing but for some people it is just to **** confussing, so they refuse to learn and keep up with the times of technology and online...

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Impersonal communication

  • By nomad
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With the world of on-line expanding faster than many of us can imagine, people's physical or personal contact with others is becoming more and more limited. Phone calls are being replaced with text...

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18 & over Rating on game good or bad to sell in australia

  • By hollowfication
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recently the been talk about 18 + Games to be allowed to be sold in store is it good to be sold to australia or bad? I think its good because it allow the game to be untouch not been recut...

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No phone reception..no sms points!

  • By sixtyschild
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We live rural and unfortunately that means no mobile phone reception, it bugs me that most offers are redemable via sms or reply text message where you have to answer with a code sms immediately. I...

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mobile phones? Looking to give my 15 yr old a new phone for a surprise Xmas present.

  • By peppi6
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Suggestions / opinions pls as to what would be a good brand/phone to purchase. Main criteria to consider would be qwerty, good battery life, durability, easy to sms, and good or reasonable...

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dates

  • By limpy
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i need your help i was married o the 14/ o8 /1971 can one of our brilliant cafe study members tell me how long i have been married their are 2 anwsers but which one is right & one which is ...

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iPad vs Android pads

  • By philmm
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I am about to get a new Pad device and have been reviewing all the data .... although I like some of the apps on my iPod Touch (almost a small pad) they dont seem to match up with the Android...

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Can Apple succeed without Steve Jobs

  • By jeremiah_cool
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While Apple's past achievements owed much to the founder of APPLE - Steve Jobs' vision and hard-charging personality, its future success rests on the shoulders of executives, such as new CEO Tim...

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NBN

  • By errolsyd
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  • 14 replies

Who really needs the NBN? Are your download speeds sufficent for your needs? Do we really need to spend 40 billion on this white elephant?? Or can the money be better spent oh health and old age...

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Trouble with deleting un wanted emails

  • By nelly2
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Ihave found that entering competitions ,or doing surveys for competitions ,,not survey sites.,that i seem to get a lot of emails in my email box ,does any one have trouble deleting them some days...

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Online Gambling

  • By jamiewayne
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We offer the best online casinos We have the best online casinos. We keep things simple and easy to use and offer an online casino guide to all of the best online casinos available on the...

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Have you had a Smart Meter installed Recently?

  • By Bigmitch
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Any problems after installation such as fires, burned- out appliances, or increases in electric costs? Do we have a choice to accept them or not? We are already paying for them even though many...

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etichs hacking

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LCD versus Plasma

  • By Deep
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 Plasma VERSUS LCDAfter a little investigation I know LCD outlasts Plasma screens.  Plasma is better at displaying darker colours and LCD is brighter.  Plasma is also generally cheaper.Who has...

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legs

  • By legs
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mobile phone cameras are just another version of do you want fries with that. most companies are obsessed with upselling a phone is for phone calls and they should perfect the system and increase...

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chapstick

  • By chapstick
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I find cameras in mobile phones good . Great for when we are out 4wd or fishing that is really the only time i ever use it.

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Satelite Navigation Systems. Will they take off?

  • By mermaid
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They have taken off prices vary between $99.00 and up. There is some fine tuning required on the timing of instructions already highlighted by one member and real time data. Once achieved it...

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Smart Phone!

  • By CAT17
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Just got the new Samsung Nexus S and am now wondering why. This thing is so smart it hardly needs me! How can so many apps all be inside this little rectangle? I must admit I am considered a...

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unidentified flying object

  • By stewart bookworm
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Unidentified flying objects Our concept of a UFO is that it is from another planet which has been sighted by only a few people simple fact. Now to work the other perspective. In other words how...

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online australian business

  • By Jim
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  • 1 replies

Is the a real Australian online business out there (home based.

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Mrs Elizabeth Duhig

  • By Liza May
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I see there are currently over 700 million users of mobile phones.... in China. A growing number apparently? This is an amazing figure. A wonder how their radio frequency range can cope.

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Windows 7 pricing

  • By the_dr
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I was looking online just after Windows 7 can someone explain the why in Australia we are paying close to 100% more than US Before you saying exchange rate at the time the Australian dollar...

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What is RSS????

  • By LUV-A-TIGER
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Hi Just wondering if someone out there can be able to explain to me what is RSS.. Not very good in alot of technical terminology...lol Thanks in advance

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All mobile phone numbers to be released next month

  • By paradox
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This is for Australian phone numbers REMEMBER: Mobile Phone Numbers Go Public next month. REMINDER all mobile phone numbers are being released to ...

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Mobile phone cameras - useful or just flashy?

  • By mermaid
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  • 14 replies

I recall the day my employer gave me a mobile to replace my pager lol.... We were all excited UNTIL we realised it meant anytime anywhere contact. Since then technology has progressed in ways the...

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Online Jobs

  • By shir
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  • 1 replies

Online Jobs. Are there any legit work at home jobs online out there? If so, How do you find them, where do you start?

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Has anyone heard about Club Telco

  • By Lynstar007
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Trying to find out info on them Rang them but it all seems very sketchy I wanted to change from Telstra for phone, internet like a bundle package I was told $75 a month which seems like a good...

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Nokia 2720 phone

  • By mogg1966
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  • 6 replies

Has anyone used or bought Nokia fold 2720 mobile phone?? Looks great, but I haven't 'played' with one yet instore

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Digital Camera

  • By httle
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  • 6 replies

whenever where did you go, a clear memory can always be formed in the most easy way,and it is a modern record

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Mac vs PC

  • By httle
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  • 117 replies

With Microsoft Vista coming out earlier this year and receiving mixed reviews, while Mac unveiled both a new operating system and a new iMac, it's probably a good time to try to get one question...

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VoiP Phones

  • By Steve
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  • 12 replies

Are VoiP Phones any good? Which one would you recommend?

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Mobile phone cameras - useful or just flashy?

  • By Steve
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  • 488 replies

Australian Bureau of Statistics estimates 95% of the adult population have mobile phones while a much smaller percentage (10%) have the more advanced 3G network enabled phones. Nokia especially...

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Design and Technology

  • By colin
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  • 3 replies

there is a great site which discusses technology http:/www.designandtechhelp.com regards Colin

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Huawei Mobile Phones

  • By 3lions
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  • 0 replies

Just wondering what your thoughts are regarding what's happening with Huawei mobile phones. I just purchased a new Huawei mobile phone in March this year about 4 weeks later, the US decide to ban...

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SAVE fuel REDUCE your exhaust emissions

  • By billfitch
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  • 0 replies

www.fitchcatalyst.com.au