* City set for free Wi-Fi trial, but lagging behind other capitals (2013-Oct-18) [The Age]
Melbourne City Council is set to trial a free public Wi-Fi service in the city, but it will need to act fast to catch up to smaller capital cities racing ahead with bigger plans. The council is in talks with a major telecommunications company, believed to be Telstra, about a demonstration project that would guide the future of Wi-Fi in Melbourne. …
* ‘In denial’ XP users left vulnerable as Microsoft logs off (2103-Oct-22) [The Age]
Microsoft will cease supporting its Windows XP operating system next April, leaving millions of enterprise users with no protection against new security vulnerabilities as they fail to upgrade despite more than two years’ warning.
The company says 10 per cent of all PCs in Australia, about 2.5 million, are still running XP. Globally the figure is much higher. StatCounter puts it at 21 per cent, Netmarketshare.com says XP is installed on 31.4 per cent of PCs globally. And the popular software’s share is not declining at the rate that might be expected: it has dropped only eight percentage points in the past 12 months, according to Netmarketshare. …
* Apple – OS X Recovery restores your Mac with a few clicks [Apple]
OS X includes a new feature that lets you restore system software to your Mac with just a few clicks, without having to bother with installation discs or drives. – Interesting.
* WINNERS: 2013 Aurora Award (2013-Oct-07) [SF Signal]
* What’s the best piece of optimistic science fiction? (2013-Oct-18) [io9]
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