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Radio Rentals to pay out $20 million in refunds

THIS will include a $6.1m refund to customers and write-offs of default fees.

Apple’s smart speaker to hit Australian stores

The new Apple HomePod smart speaker will go on sale on February 9. Picture: AFP/Josh Edelson

Australians will be among the first to buy new device

Netflix cops $48m Kevin Spacey hit

Netflix’s $48 million Kevin Spacey hit. Netflix sales up by a over a third

Netflix temporarily halted production of House of Cards.

The convenient change coming to Uber

“We’ll have twice as many stores in North America as 7-Eleven,” says CEO Jeff Cripe. Uber vs. Taxis: which is better?

A company is working to make your ridesharing experience more convenient

Panicky bitcoin investors look to gold amid collapse fears

Bitcoin investors are on alert to see whether Beijing will take further action against cryptocurrencies, such as shutting down bitcoin 'mines', the energy-hungry operations that can create bitcoin by solving complex mathematical problems by using vast banks of computers.

Anxious bitcoin investors are seeking refuge in gold

Amazon's supermarket with no checkouts

The online retail giant can tell what people have purchased and automatically charges their Amazon account.

Some customers will never have to line up at a checkout again

Is Apple killing off the iPhone X?

Apple is supposedly struggling to justify iPhone X production because of poor sales

APPLE could cancel its new iPhone X smartphone as soon as winter

Work begins on power link to $200m solar farm

Artist's impression of the Darling Downs Solar Farm, which Origin sold to APA group this month.

Work begins on power lines to link a $200m solar farm to the grid

Australia’s haves and have nots

A SHOCK report reveals the stark truth about the wealth gap that leaves one in five over-15s subsisting on $299 or less a week

How to break up with money

Melissa Browne, the author of Unf*ck your Finances knows how to break up with money.

‘How I succeeded in breaking up with money’

How to fast-track a home deposit

Harry Aznavoorian, 27, is buying his first home with help from his parents.

Housing conditions improve but deposits are still a stretch

Bank chat reveals shocking home loan advice

West Hobart homes, one of the city’s many suburbs were finding a rental property is nearly impossible. Picture: ROGER LOVELL

"This is a housing market built on stimulus."

Noel Whittaker says don't get beached by dream purchase

Be careful if you're thinking about buying a holiday house, warns Noel Whittaker

Noel Whittaker warns about holiday houses

Aussie kids scored $1.1b these holidays

The ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ hands out more than $368 million during the Christmas holidays. Picture: iStock

AUSSIE kids have been raking it in thanks to the “Bank of Mum and Dad”.

Parents slacking on phone rules for kids

AUSTRALIAN parents lack the ability to enforce phone rules, as experts warn the increased use of mobiles among children is behind growing levels of depression.

The Coast man taking the music industry by storm

Taran Croxton has started a Cloud-based online music management system which connects venues to artists without the need to pay for a manager.

They say necessity is the mother of invention

Apple battery scandal: You weren’t ‘paying attention’

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook, centre, poses for a selfie with customers during the debut of the iPhone X. Picture: Justin Sullivan

The tech giant has apologised for deliberately slowing down iPhones

Solar firm wound up over debt claims

Two companies said the solar power installation firm owed them money. (File photo)

Companies say Wide Bay solar firm owes nearly $89,000

New postcode restrictions for home loans

HOME loan lending with the nation’s largest bank is about to get harder.

'Something badly wrong' with govt offer to retiring worker

Christoph Schnelle recently had a client who had to choose between a $400,000 lump sum or $37,000 pension for life from their government employer.

Pension choice angers business columnist Christoph Schnelle

Building your prosperity through property

People like investing in something they understand - everyone lives in a property - plus you can see, touch and perhaps even drive past the asset you own.

The three simple investing principles you have to know

OPINION: Fixation with coal starting to look like socialism

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison pictured holding a piece of coal during House of Representatives Question Time at Parliament House in Canberra, in February.

Honestly, what is up with our politicians' preoccupation with coal?

OPINION: Pros, cons of once-sacred super fund

Can QSuper be recommended as a super fund? The answer is sometimes yes and sometimes definitely no.

Financial advisor Christoph Schnelle reviews QSuper

How to stop losing 'easy' sales

15/07/02 110966 Building industry, tradesmans toolbelt. Photo Brett Wortman / Sunshine Coast Daily

There are things you can do to stop losing easy sales

Make the most of the new, flexible super rules

Putting a long-term financial plan in place to save for your retirement and take advantage of superannuation tax concessions could be one of the most valuable financial decisions you make.

Our business columnist offers insight into major changes

Having a smartphone can really get in kids’ hair

KIDS who use smartphones are twice as likely to get head lice as those who don’t, with one particular online trend blamed for the increase.

Internet savages new Nintendo product

Nintendo has made it possible to own a house.

Nintendo probably didn't expect such a bad reaction

Amazon to launch $5 a month music service

Amazon has revealed plans to launch its Echo range of smart speakers in Australia, as used by David and Emily Bain, and their 20-month-old son Liam. Picture: Ian Currie

New Amazon speaker can also deliver Aussie cricket sledges

Uber $150 ‘cleaning fee scam’

An Uber driver charged Sydney customer Ebony the maximum $150 cleaning fee for a mystery mess she says she did not make.

Uber customer Ebony has warned of a “cleaning fee scam’