Hardware and software


Make sure your IT equipment isn’t walking out the door

10:29PM | Thursday, 6 October 2011 |  I don’t know too many start-ups that can afford to lose thousands of dollars of IT equipment, so make sure you aren’t one of these businesses without a security policy in place.

Microsoft unveils Windows 8 software

9:41PM | Wednesday, 14 September 2011 |  Software giant Microsoft has revealed its Windows 8 software to developers in a new preview build, as the company attempts to battle against both Google and Apple in both the desktop computer and smartphone categories.

Run a disk clean up to free up space

9:03PM | Monday, 12 September 2011 |  Every so often you may find your computer is running slowly, even though you haven’t installed any new programs. It’s time for a disk clean up, which rids the computer of some unnecessary files.

Find out your computer’s hardware specs

8:02PM | Friday, 26 August 2011 |  You may want to install a new piece of hardware, but don't actually know if it's compatible. If you’re using Windows, there’s an easy way to make sure.

BigCommerce gets $15m in US venture funding

8:00AM | Wednesday, 3 August 2011 |  BigCommerce, an eCommerce software company started in Sydney in 2003, has received $15 million in funding from a US investor, just two years after expanding to the country.

Meet the female tech pioneers

7:04PM | Tuesday, 12 July 2011 |  Peruse images of the founders of the world’s leading tech start-ups and you’ll probably notice a few common features – youth, casual attire and, tellingly, male.

How to install a second monitor

6:17PM | Wednesday, 15 June 2011 |  Budding entrepreneurs may find they will increase their productivity even more if they add a second screen to their PC.

Top 10 ways to use the cloud

6:38PM | Thursday, 9 June 2011 |  If you haven’t been considering cloud computing, then you should be. It’s cheap, and the innovation in tech over the past few years means cloud is more powerful than ever before.

How to patch Skype

6:03PM | Monday, 6 June 2011 |  If you’re a frequent user of Skype for Mac then you may have noticed some problems lately. Thankfully the company has released a patch to fix the software.

The building of Windows 8

6:24AM | Friday, 3 June 2011 |  The tech world has been eyeing up Microsoft’s new Windows 8 user interface, which spans desktop of tablet devices, this week. Here, the software giant explains how it came up with the new platform.