Social media and the law: Starting your business on Facebook does not exempt you from the law

3:53PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Are you starting or promoting your business through social media? Here are a few key legal points you need to be aware of.

Legal matters  | Technology  | Social media  | Leadership  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

MicroView geeks in the spotlight with 1500 backers on Kickstarter in just four days

3:29PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australian electronics company Geek Ammo has caught the attention of close to 1500 backers on Kickstarter just four days after its launch, nearly exceeding its goal of $25,000 by four times.

 | Technology

Twitter turns eight – but what impact has it made on business?

3:25PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Melinda Oliver

It is eight years today since the first tweet went live on social media site Twitter, and while it has been embraced by millions, it has not been without exceptional controversy.

 | Technology  | Social media  | Sole trader

Wallets could be obsolete by 2021 as mobile payments take over

3:18PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Melinda Oliver

Mobile payment technology could swipe out the use of traditional wallets in eight years, a Commonwealth Bank survey finds.

 | Technology  | Websites  | Sole trader

Do you remember your first time? Twitter launches tool to help find your first tweet

3:39PM | Friday, 21 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

In celebration of its 8th birthday Twitter has launched FirstTweet, a tool that helps users find the very first message they sent.

 | Technology  | Social media

How to report a phishing site

3:59PM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Have you stumbled upon a phishing site? Here’s how to report it.

 | Technology

Motorola announces smartwatch as Google releases developer preview of Android Wear

3:26PM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Motorola has joined LG in announcing a new wearable device based on Google’s Android Wear wearable device platform, called the Moto 360, as Google releases a developer version of the software powering the new devices.

 | Technology

The rise of hardware startups – why investors are starting to get interested

3:00AM | Thursday, 20 March 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Hardware startups are still a tough nut to crack, but the consensus is they’re getting easier to launch and are now attracting the attention of investors who are traditionally wary of risks around logistics when it comes to hardware.

 | Technology

The late mail: Even posties aren’t safe from digital disruption

3:50PM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Jason Rose

The internet is disrupting every industry – and not even the humble postie is safe.

 | Technology  | Jason Rose

Boot straight to the desktop in Windows 8.1

3:00AM | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Let’s face it, the Windows 8/8.1 Start screen has not exactly been universally applauded by computer users. Thankfully, if you use Windows 8.1, there’s a simple way to make your computer boot directly to the desktop – here’s how to do it.

 | Technology

Three important reasons to use Google for your business

3:38AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Ivan Lim

Google+ is an enigma for most small business owners. However, if used effectively, it can become a valuable tool for your business.

 | Technology  | Social media  | Mentor  | Ivan Lim

Everyone wants a technical cofounder: Here’s what drives them away

3:00AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Rose Powell

Finding a technical cofounder is one of the biggest issues in the startup community, where the number of developers can’t match those with the next big idea.

 | Technology

Restart BlackBerry Hub without rebooting your phone

3:00AM | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

If you own a BlackBerry Z10, Q10 or Q5, there’s a quick way to restart your Blackberry Hub without rebooting your phone. Here’s how to do it.

 | Technology

Reset most Firefox settings – without losing your bookmarks or passwords

3:20PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

There’s a simple way to reset most of the settings in Firefox while at the same time keeping your bookmarks and saved passwords. Here’s how to do it.

 | Technology

Avoid the stress of an IT mess

3:59PM | Monday, 17 March 2014 | Taskmaster

Scratch the surface of any company that’s been in business for more than a decade or so and more likely than not, you’ll find a mess of now-obsolete IT systems.

 | Technology  | IT

Australian game developer picks up $150,000 at Samsung app challenge in the US

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

Mark White’s Tasty Tadpole game took two years to build as he crammed in the coding around a full-time job in advertising.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology  | Social media

Is Firefox crashing? Here’s how to find its built-in troubleshooting guide

3:43PM | Thursday, 13 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Have you ever tried to support a user whose web browser keeps crashing? If they use Firefox, there’s a handy place to find all the crucial support information in one place.

 | Technology

Change a default app in Android

3:00AM | Wednesday, 12 March 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The first time you open a new type of file, Android will prompt you to select an app to load it in by default. If you want to change the default app later, here’s how to do it.

 | Technology

How two Google tactics led this start-up to grow by 250% in a year

3:49PM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Rose Powell

With a high traffic and low margin business to grow, the team at No Yelling quickly ruled out pay-per-click advertising and decided to invest their limited cash into boosting their SEO ranking.

 | Marketing  | Technology  | Websites  | IT

Could blogging be your next big start-up idea?

3:52PM | Tuesday, 11 March 2014 | Nina Hendy

Australians are leaving behind their paid jobs to focus solely on making money from blogging. So, could blogging be your big start-up idea?

 | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | Sole trader