Turning a mobile app into a wearable one: Pocketbook shares their first forays with Google Glass

4:53AM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Personal finance management app Pocketbook obtained a Glass device a month ago and began to explore what they would need to do create a good experience for users.


Google Translate’s beatboxing Easter egg

4:00AM | Friday, 4 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

It turns out Google has more street cred than you imagined. Here’s a Google Translate Easter egg that proves the point.

 | Technology

PayPal launches device to accept payments from your mobile

4:40PM | Thursday, 3 April 2014 | Bronwen Clune

PayPal Australia today announced the next generation of PayPal Here, an app and Bluetooth device allowing Australians to easily accept credit card payments from their smartphone.

 | Technology  | Sole trader

How one Aussie startup is bringing augmented reality to the web

4:36PM | Wednesday, 2 April 2014 | Bronwen Clune

An Australian technology company, BuildAR, has built technology to enable augmented reality in your browser.

 | Technology

Play arcade games within Google Chrome

4:00AM | Wednesday, 2 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Aside from emulating obsolete computer systems like the Amiga 500, Google Chrome can now run old arcade games with the help of a new plugin. If you’re looking to waste some time, here’s how to install it.

 | Technology

Google launches e-book celebrating the stories of Australia’s rising startup sector

4:44PM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Rose Powell

Google Australia has launched a campaign, armed with an e-book and video, to encourage Australians to take up coding.

 | Technology

Oculus Rift’s sale was a missed opportunity in equity for early backers

4:48PM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Rose Powell

When Facebook bought Oculus VR for $US2 billion ($A2.15b), it angered many of the early supporters of the startup, who backed the game on Kickstarter.

 | Technology

Affordable online services for startups

4:38PM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Nina Hendy

Australian start-ups are turning to cheap online services in growing numbers to run their business. Here are eight popular services that save time and money.

 | Technology  | Social media  | Sole trader

The hidden start menu in Windows 8.1

4:00AM | Tuesday, 1 April 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

One of the most common complaints about Windows 8 from long-time users was the lack of a traditional start menu. Windows 8.1 has reintroduced some of the start menu functionality, but it’s hidden – and here’s how to find it.

 | Technology

The News Wrap: Telstra set to roll out fibre-to-the-node pilot for NBN

3:33AM | Monday, 31 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Telstra looks set to have a big role in the construction of the national broadband network, with negotiations on a fibre-to-the-node pilot due to be completed within a month.

 | Planning  | Technology  | Tech  | Government and Regulation

Unlock the Developer menu in Android 4.4 KitKat

3:44PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Up until recently, Google used to include a developer menu in Android. Here’s how to find it in 4.4 KitKat.

 | Technology

Microsoft announces Office 365 for iPad as Nadella reveals cloud and device vision

3:18PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

New Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella unveiled Office 365 for iPad, a new cloud-based mobility device management platform and revealed his strategy for the company.

 | Technology  | Sole trader

Social media law in employment: What you can control and what you can’t

3:05PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

You want to allow your employees to build an audience, promote your brand and sell your products via Facebook and Twitter. But how do you still legally own the accounts and customers when they leave?

 | Technology  | Social media  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

Real-time financials all about the cloud for startup hub

3:41PM | Friday, 28 March 2014 | StartupSmart

Businesses and entrepreneurs are benefiting from cloud technologies which give them a real-time view of their financial performance and position and enable them to identify potential risks and opportunities quicker than ever before.

 | Technology  | Sole trader

How to switch off GPS in Android 4.4 KitKat

3:29PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

By default, Android 4.4 KitKat devices use a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks to determine your location. However, if you want to save battery life, here’s how to switch off GPS.

 | Technology

Going mobile: Should your business ditch the landline?

3:04PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Increasingly smartphones, tablets and laptops with 4G wireless internet cards are replacing the traditional desktop PC and phone on every desk. So is it time to ditch fixed line services altogether?

 | Technology  | Leadership  | Workspace

Garbage in, garbage out in the age of big data

3:00PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Paul Wallbank

As we move into the age of big data, it's important that we understand the limitations and risks of bad information and poor programming.

 | Technology

Kogan expanding to New Zealand: Watch our exclusive Q&A video with him here

3:34PM | Thursday, 27 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Electronics startup superpower Kogan is setting up shop in New Zealand.

 | Marketing  | Technology  | Websites

Sick of being the team’s “weak link”, this founder is committed to learning how to code

3:14PM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Sam Birmingham has played a key role in developing the Perth ecosystem, and a couple of startups, so far. And this month, he’s going to learn how to code come hell or high water.

 | Technology  | Websites  | Business advice and education  | Sole trader

Startup social media: What gender does the Australian startup scene retweet more?

3:51AM | Wednesday, 26 March 2014 | StartupSmart

There’s no denying the startup ecosystem, both in Australia and internationally, is male dominated. Structural inequality and cultural issues both play a role, but what about in our daily peer-to-peer conversations on Twitter.

 | Social media