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Radical shake-up to university funding in budget will see some fees soar

The HELP student loans scheme will remain, but in a less generous form. Graduates will repay their debts earlier: once they start earning $50,638, …

Federal budget 2014: Where will your tax dollars go?

Loading<p><b>How will the government spend your money?</b><p>Use our interactive calculator to find out exactly where every one of your tax dollars went in …

Federal budget 2014: At a glance

• Commonwealth funding extended to students at TAFEs, private colleges and sub-bachelor degrees at a cost of $820 million over three years<p>Labor's …

Budget 2014: 11 things to watch

Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned that all sectors of society must share the burden of getting the budget back into shape as the Federal Government …

Budget 2014: Decoding the jargon; all the terms you need to know

Don't know your structural deficits from your bracket creeps? ABC News Online has decoded all the economic jargon to help you understand budget …

Apps to Get Your Kids Coding on the iPad Part 2

This is Part 2 of my rundown on <b>Coding with Your Kids on an iPad</b>. Part 1 highlighted iPad apps that teach younger children the concepts behind programming. The following apps take these concepts further and introduce different elements to learning how to code. These apps are suitable for children …

What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education?

8 Overlooked Useful YouTube Tools

When most people think about YouTube they think sharing videos and or about all of the videos they can discover. Most people don't think about the …

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Raspberry Pi on Wheels: The $35 Computer in the Car

As our vehicles provide us with more and more data, this tiny, toylike computer could become a powerful tool for car geeks.<p><b>Cheap, small, and infinitely customizable:</b> This is the recipe that brought gearheads flocking to the '32 Ford, '60s pony cars, and the imports of the 1990s and 2000s. Could the …

Piloting a Quadcopter With the Power of Thought

This technology could someday help paralyzed and impaired patients interact with the physical world.<p><b>On an autumn afternoon in 2011, five</b> normal humans became telekinetic aviators in a school gymnasium. Using thoughts alone, they took turns maneuvering a flying quadcopter through rings, steering the …

The Best Facebook Privacy Settings for Kids

Opening a Facebook account is now a rite of passage for kids, but as a parent you want to make sure they stay safe online. We'll help you navigate the maze of Facebook privacy settings.<p><b>There's no set of exactly right</b> privacy settings for Facebook, and you may decide your child needs a more private …

How to Make Your Own Ringtones

Why use your phone's default ringtone options when you could create your own? Follow these steps to make your smartphone recognize your DIY files as ringtone options.<p>I want to make a friends home guitar recording my ringtone, but when I load it onto my phone, it doesnt show up as a ring option. Is …

Notable New iPad Apps: Status Board

<b>Status Board</b> is a new iPad app that lets you take advantage of the iPad’s lovely, big screen to information from a number of sources and customize what you see and how you see it. Or, as the App Store page for the app, states:<p>You’ve got data. Status Board makes it beautiful.<p>The app uses panels to …

How to Sync Google Calendar with the iPad

Google has made some changes this year to how Google Calendar syncs with iOS devices. For years I have just setup Google Sync as an Exchange account in Settings on the iPad and iPhone and it has worked beautifully for me. It had been especially good whenever I got a new iPad or iPhone – as all I …

Weekend iPad Wallpaper: Constellations

This weekend’s iPad wallpaper pick is Constellations, shown above.<p>I think this image is striking and looks great on the iPad home screen of course, and I especially like how it highlights one app icon towards the top right of the screen.<p>It’s another one that was shared to our iPad Insight Flickr …