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Topic: Australia

Australia approves Apple Watch ECG function

03/03/2021, 06:03 am

Australian health regulators have officially approved the use of the ECG function in Apple Watch, meaning users in the region may soon see the feature enabled.


Australia set to enact bill making Facebook, Google pay for news

02/24/2021, 06:02 am

The proposal to require Facebook and other big tech firms to pay for news, has passed its last major parliamentary hurdle in Australia, and is now expected to become law.


Facebook will drop ban on news pages in Australia

02/23/2021, 05:02 am

Claiming the Australian government has agreed to amendments in its proposed media law changes, Facebook has announced that it will restore news pages in the region.


Facebook blocks news sites, charities, government pages in Australia

02/18/2021, 06:02 am

As Australian authorities pursue a plan to have Big Tech companies pay news sites, Facebook shut down all pages that could be even vaguely be described as news ones.


Apple Watch ECG feature reportedly nears Australian approval

02/08/2021, 07:02 am

Health authorities in Australia have approved the irregular rhythm notification feature of Apple Watch, which prompts users to use the ECG function when needed.


Epic Games takes Apple dispute to Australian market regulator

02/04/2021, 04:02 pm

Epic Games has taken its App Store legal dispute with Apple in Australia to the country's market regulator, according to a new report.


Apple asks court to toss Epic Games lawsuit in Australia

12/08/2020, 05:12 pm

Apple wants a "Fortnite" court case in Australia thrown out because Epic Games had promised to settle disputes exclusively in the U.S.


Epic Games brings 'Fortnite' fight with Apple to Australia's courts

11/17/2020, 09:11 am

Apple's legal fight with Epic over "Fortnite" and App Store rules has expanded onto another continent, with Epic launching a legal claim against Apple in Australia.


Australia antitrust agency examining Apple's App Store policies

09/08/2020, 07:09 am

Australia has become the latest country to look into Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store policies, after the country's competition regulatory agency revealed it is examining the digital storefronts for antitrust behavior.


Australian regulator accuses Google of spreading news law misinformation

08/17/2020, 08:08 am

Google is warning Australian users that the introduction of a proposed law forcing it to pay for access to local news outlets could be a danger to its free search and YouTube services, a claim that the Australian competition regulator dismisses as "misinformation."


Australian regulator accuses Google of data privacy deceit

07/27/2020, 10:07 am

The Australian competition regular has accused Google of failing to get adequate permission from consumers to use personal data for targeted advertising, an affair the regulator plans to fine the search company millions of dollars over.


Monthly AppleCare+ payment option expands to Japan, Canada and Australia

07/15/2020, 06:07 pm

Apple is rolling out monthly AppleCare+ payment options to customers in Canada, Australia and Japan.


Australian hacker fined for leaking Apple employee details online

06/03/2020, 08:06 am

A 24-year-old Australian has been convicted by a local court of hacking Apple and reportedly posting both employee details, and firmware, to Twitter and GitHub.


Apple Pay boosts contactless payments in Australia

05/12/2020, 11:05 am

Apple is helping banks and financial institutions push contactless payments in Australia, a report claims, with Apple Pay continuing to be the largest non-bank contactless mobile payment service in the country for another year.


Apple Pay activated by last major Australian holdout

04/27/2020, 10:04 pm

Westpac, Australia's second-largest bank and the last of the country's "big four" to adopt Apple Pay, finally activated the payments service on Monday, fulfilling a December promise to integrate the product across its network.


Apple is now collecting donations to help with Australia's bushfires

01/10/2020, 06:01 am

Following the company's own commitment to helping out with the fire relief efforts, Apple is now accepting donations from users that it is passing directly on to the relevant bodies.


Apple partners with Australian MVNO Macquarie Telecom to serve businesses

08/23/2019, 12:08 am

Australian mobile virtual network operator Macquarie Telecom on Friday announced a new partnership with Apple that will see the carrier deliver iPhones, iPads and apps to small and medium-sized enterprise customers.


Apple Watch's Emergency SOS credited with saving epileptic Australian woman

07/31/2019, 02:07 pm

An Australian woman with epilepsy is reportedly alive because of the fall detection and Emergency SOS features on the Apple Watch Series 4.


Australia's Women's Cricket Team uses Apple Watch to train

07/01/2019, 04:07 pm

Hoping to sell people on the Apple Watch's fitness uses, Apple on Monday highlighted the Australian Women's Cricket Team, which is using the wearable to its players.


Australian teen hacker escapes jail term for accessing Apple's corporate network

05/27/2019, 07:05 am

An Australian teenage hacker who accessed Apple's corporate network and downloaded gigabytes of internal data has been spared a custodial sentence, and has been urged by the court to use his skills for good and not for further criminal behavior.