Online use among older people continues to soar

10:37PM | Friday, 21 October 2011 |  Older consumers are increasingly using online tools, according to a new report, suggesting that businesses need to steer clear of overlooking the more mature demographic.

Building the right start-up option

10:06PM | Friday, 21 October 2011 |  Trying to sell off $20 million worth of property during an economic crisis is a near-impossible task, yet Garry Braams found himself with no alternative.

Turn off your iCloud backup

10:28PM | Wednesday, 19 October 2011 |  No doubt iOS 5 users have been getting used to the new features on their iPhones and iPads, particularly the new gestures and notification centre, along with iCloud.

New tech and economic woes blamed for leap in retail theft: Report

10:37PM | Tuesday, 18 October 2011 |  Losses from retail theft have had their sharpest increase in three years, a new report reveals, with new technologies and economic uncertainty contributing to the problem.

Get around the iPad easier with iOS 5

10:51PM | Tuesday, 18 October 2011 |  The new iOS 5 software is available for both iPhones and iPads, and while iPhones may have missed out on some useful gestures this time around, new ones for the iPad make it easier to browse around.

Update your notifications in iOS 5

10:26PM | Monday, 17 October 2011 |  iOS 5 comes with a new notification centre, which broadcasts news and updates from your apps on either the lock-screen, or from a pull-down menu.

How to set a reminder in iOS 5

10:55PM | Friday, 14 October 2011 |  One of the great new features in Apple’s iOS 5 software is the ability to set reminders, which pop up when you reach a certain date, or enter a certain location.

DealsDirect buys corporate shopping and reward site Shoppers Advantage in its biggest ever acquisition

10:51PM | Friday, 14 October 2011 |  Online department store DealsDirect has upped the ante on its string of acquisitions, purchasing the corporate shopping group Shoppers Advantage in a deal that will add around $25 million in revenue per year and a member database of over three million.

iPhone App of the Week: Find My Friends

10:10PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  There are plenty of useful new features in the new iOS 5 software, but one of the best isn’t even part of the software itself – it’s a new app from Apple.

Pollenizer takes to the cloud with Rackspace hosting deal

10:35PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 |  US hosting firm Rackspace has partnered with Sydney-based incubator Pollenizer to offer free cloud hosting and support to the start-ups it partners with.