How to hack Apple and blame the disabled

Facebook fury over Myer boss' comments on disability levy

Retail giant Myer has been questioned over its new advertising strategy of demonising the disabled.

CEO Bernie Brookes made comments last week that the proposed NDIS levy would take away money that could be spent at Myer stores.

Several charities have offered to take a collection for Mr Brookes after a 2011 pay-cut took his pay down to $1.6 million a year before bonuses.

Sure, you can have a pay rise - just get a company logo tattoo

New York Real estate company Rapid Realty has offered a 15% pay rise to staff who get the company logo tattood to their body.

The tattoo could be inked anywhere on the body, resulting in awkward moments during a staff meeting where the tattoos were shown off.

A similar loyalty scheme to tattoo barcodes to the forehead of politicians has been met with community-wide support.

Australia has least generous unemployment benefit

Australia Institute research shows Australia has the least generous unemployment benefits in the developed world.

The research also revealed that raising the Newstart allowance by $50 would cost less than half what taxpayers give to miners each year.

The situation arose after both mining and welfare policies were code-named 'Scorched Earth'.

Google sneaks Siri competitor onto Apple app store

Google has tricked Apple into selling one of its most popular iPhone-beating apps.

The voice-activated search app Google Now competes with Apple's similar Siri software.

Google denies this is a new tactic, pointing at the iPhone's feature set as Android's best selling point.

New research paves way for quantum super computers

Australian researchers have made a significant step toward a potentially species-changing 'Quantum Internet'.

The new techniques could result in unheard-of advances in science, communication and downloading porn

Three journalists died of jargon toxicity while attempting to report on the breakthrough.

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Snitz sizzles to win qualifier with ease

IN FULL FLIGHT: Brisbane jockey Robbie Fradd streaks clear to win the $150,000 NRRA Country Championships qualifier on board Snitz, trained by Matt Dunn, at Clarence River Jockey Club.

SHORT priced favourite sends everybody home happy.

Ballina Players brings popular military drama to the stage

ON STAGE: John Rado as Colonel Nathan Jessep and Dylan Wheeler as Lt Daniel Kaffee in the Ballina Players production of A Few Good Men.

Tickets are on sale for their new production of A Few Good Men

Triumph of dreams ... it all started with one bike

A CLASSIC: Meerschaum Vale's Col McAndrew with his Triumph 1956 Speed Twin which he will show at the Northern Rivers Classic Motorcycle Club's Show and Shine at Alstonville Plaza on March 18.

Col has six classic bikes; 100 expected at show

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