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Amendments to Information and Communications : Amendments to the taxation laws will assist the development of Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) industry, the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Richard Alston, and the Assistant Treasurer, Senator Rod Kemp, said today.
Mobile phone company driving you crazy? High pricing plans and pathetic customer service? Want to change mobile carrier company but can’t because you’ll lose your mobile number? If you did change, that would mean telling all your clients and updating all your stationery, a costly affair if your a business user.
Take a deep breath because on September 25th 2001, mobile number portability will be here. Allowing you to move freely to which ever mobile carrier best meets your needs without losing your number. A situation that all mobile users will no doubt be pleased with, as competition begins to improve as a result of it.
Digital Broadcasting Association (DBA) has been formed to help make the transition from analog to digital television as seamless as possible for the consumer
Digital Broadcasting Australia – www.dba.org.au.
Here are some programs being presented in Digital 16:9 format. ABC Digital – Something in the Air, Love is a Four Letter Word, The bill. SEVEN Digital – All Saints, Better Homes & Gardens, The Great Outdoors. NINE Digital – News, A Current Affair, Who wnats to be a Millionaire, Water Rats. TEN Digital – GMA, News, Sports Tonight.
Compression programs such as WinZip and Stuffit Expander are available from www.download.com.
The Australian Design Awards winners will be announced in May.
Check out the short list, at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney, until April 20 and at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne until April 28.
AIGA and Aquent post their Survey of Design Salaries 2000 displaying details in $US based on Job Title. Plus supplement information such as distributive demographics, distribution of profit, Type of design work and Client base.
Interested in Fonts to add to your collection, here are just some sites that let your do it free and at a cost. Agfa Monotype Studio, True Type Resource – Joiro Hatagaya, MyFonts.com (the old Makambo site), the font portals such as www.topfontsites.com, www.freewarefonts.com and finally my personal favourite, Abstract Fonts.
Scape.com closed doors last week, following its launch late last year. Their focus was aimed at developing a wireless portal using WAP. Scape.com was a venture set up by Channel Ten and Village Roadshow.
More on the Adobe Systems Press Release page.