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iPad demands Australia speed up

iPad demands Australia speed up

Down on the lower half of the globe in Australia, Apple is defending its iPad's own "4G" naming convention with no less a defense this week than saying that, in fact, 3G is 4G. How on earth could 3G be not 3G but 4G instead, you might ask? As it turns out, the term "4G" isn't as hard and fast a name as one might expect - in fact, the group literally responsible for deciding what makes a data service get a name it deserves might have provided Apple with the backing it needs all the way back in 2010 - watch out Australia!

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Apple refuses to rename iPad LTE in Australia

Apple refuses to rename iPad LTE in Australia

Apple's attempts to negotiate a settlement with the Australian competition watchdog have failed, with the two organizations unable to agree over allegedly misleading iPad 4G branding. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had accused Apple of confusing customers by referring to the LTE support in the cellularly-enabled version of the new iPad, when in fact the LTE only works in North America. The argument saw the two end up in mediation but, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, they failed to come to an agreement.

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Google gets AdWords smackdown from Australian court

Google gets AdWords smackdown from Australian court

Google has received a spanking from Australian regulators, with the search giant deemed responsible for advertisers who use AdWords to promote themselves in a misleading or deceptive way. The company must develop a "compliance program" to vet new advertisers, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, after losing an appeal in the Australian Federal Court earlier today. Google will now be forced to ensure adverts can't link to one site while seeming to represent a different one, among other things.

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Apple iPad 4G stubbornness blamed for Australian legal woes

Apple iPad 4G stubbornness blamed for Australian legal woes

Australia's consumer rights watchdog has detailed exactly what it expects of Apple to temporarily rectify the 4G confusion, though reports suggest the new iPad maker could have escaped legal intervention completely had it not argued over the exact wording of the LTE clarification. The Cupertino company faces the possibility of one or more penalty charges of up to $1.15m apiece; however, it's suggested that Apple might have bypassed a hearing on liability in which it may be charged with breaking Australian law, had it heeded warnings from the ACCC prior to the new iPad hitting stores.

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Apple offers 4G iPad refunds over Australian LTE confusion

Apple offers 4G iPad refunds over Australian LTE confusion

Apple will offer refunds to new iPad 4G buyers in Australia frustrated by the tablet's lack of LTE support, it's been revealed, along with erecting signs at retailers explaining the 4G limitations, in an attempt to avoid legal action in the country. The 4G-branded iPad came under fire from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) earlier this week, over concerns that buyers were being confused by Apple's "iPad WiFi + 4G" nomenclature since none of the actual 4G networks in the country were supported. Now, the Sydney Morning Herald reports, Apple has conceded to a workaround, though the case will still be heard in court.

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iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

iPad 4G under fire for misleading on Australian LTE

Apple's LTE woes with the new iPad 4G look set to get even more serious, with the Australian consumer rights commission accusing the company of misleading buyers and arguing it should offer refunds. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission argues Apple has misled with its "iPad WiFi + 4G" name "because it represents to Australian consumers that the product [can] connect to a 4G mobile data network in Australia, when this is not the case."

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Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

Australian government bans Huawei from bidding amid security concerns

The Australian government was accepting bids for building a high-speed Internet network within the country. When bids opened up the Australian government decided to block the Chinese firm Huawei from the bidding process. The reason cited for blocking Huawei from bidding was security with many cyber attacks carried out against corporations in the West believed to have originated from China.

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GPS leads tourists into Australian bay

GPS leads tourists into Australian bay

Three Japanese tourists are leaving Australia without the vacation they wanted and $1500 poorer than they expected, and sticking a rental car company with the arduous task of retrieving a vehicle from a muddy Australian bay. The culprit? A GPS system that apparently didn't have very accurate maps. It's a very valuable lesson in the over-reliance on technology.

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Apple’s new iPad already on sale in Australia

Apple’s new iPad already on sale in Australia

People in the land down under became the first to get their hands on the newest version of Apple's market share-leading tablet device. The new iPad went on sale, as scheduled, at 8:00 AM. Around 200 people were lined up at Apple's flagship store on George Street in Sydney. It's not the most significant launch line ever, but it's enough to show that people are excited.

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