Apple iPad and Samsung duopoly slips as tablet market grows 11%: IDC

7:50PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Tablet sales surged by 11% year-on-year during the second quarter of 2014, despite sales of Apple’s iPad plunging by 9.3% over the same period.

Technology  | IT

Companies should report data breaches when necessary: ADMA boss

7:07PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

The head of the Association for Data-driven Marketing and Advertising, Jodie Sangster, has clarified her position on mandatory reporting of data breaches, saying it is a company’s responsibility to report a breach only if it puts consumers at risk.

 | Technology

Twitter the latest tech giant to admit it has a diversity problem

7:46PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Kye White

Twitter is the latest tech company to publicly release its employee demographics, following LinkedIn and Google earlier this year, but there’s little indication that Australia’s large tech companies will follow suit.

 | Social media

Will this app be the next social media giant?

7:27PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

Move over selfies, duckfaces and sepia-toned photographs – GIFs are about to crank it up a notch.

 | Social media

Apple tentatively planning to announce iPhone 6 in September

7:09PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple is looking to launch the next version of the iPhone during a keynote address in mid-September, according to reports.

 | Technology

How the internet was a big reset button for business

7:55PM | Thursday, 24 July 2014 | Paul Wallbank

In the age of the web, business is like a petri dish says internet pioneer and Cluetrain Manifesto author Doc Searls.

 | Online and email marketing  | Websites  | IT

iPhones still Apple’s bread and butter as profits reach $US7.7 billion

7:56PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

The iPhone is still Apple’s bread and butter gadget, as the tech titan reports strong quarterly profits led by its iPhone sales.

 | Technology

Any name will do from now on says Google – why the change?

7:46PM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Andrew Quodling

Google has announced a surprising end to its controversial “Real Name” policy with a contrite post on Google+, telling users that there are “no more restrictions” on the names people can use.

 | Technology

NEWS WRAP: ‘Strong sales of iPhone and Mac’ boost Apple’s third quarter revenue

7:22AM | Wednesday, 23 July 2014 | Kye White

Apple has reported its third quarter results, posting a quarterly revenue of $37.4 billion and a quarterly net profit of $7.7 billion, or $1.28 per diluted share.

 | Growth  | Technology

Enterprise app market booms, while 69% of all smartphone developers earn less than $US1000 per month

7:58PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Nearly 70% of all app developers worldwide are earning less than $US1000 ($A1066) per month, according to a global survey of 10,000 app developers compiled by analytics firm Vision Mobile.

 | Technology

iiNet tells Brandis it won’t stand for mandatory data retention

7:49PM | Tuesday, 22 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

iiNet has taken a strong position against Attorney General George Brandis who last week suggested that the government is actively considering a data retention regime.

 | Technology

Stripe launches in Australia, says local market ripe for innovative web businesses

7:47PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Bronwen Clune

The launch of Stripe in Australia today is the “best thing since vegemite” says Stripe head of Australia/NZ, Susan Wu.

 | Technology

Why did it take Catch of the Day three years to a reveal data breach?

7:44PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | Kirsten Robb

Deals website Catch of the Day has told some of its customers their passwords and credit card details were stolen, three years after the data breach took place.

 | Technology

Collaboration can add $46 billion to the Australian economy: Report

7:06PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Improved workforce collaboration could add $46 billion to Australia’s national economy, according to a new report from Deloitte commissioned by Google Australia.

 | Growth  | Technology

Federal government considers new drone regulations as hobbyist use takes off

7:24PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

The federal government has tabled an inquiry into the use of drones and other remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs), raising concerns about privacy and other issues.

 | Technology

The startup aiming to revolutionise the way developers and users interact

7:46PM | Friday, 18 July 2014 | Broede Carmody

An Australian entrepreneur whose apps have reached millions of people has released a new product that enables greater communication between developers and customers.

 | Technology

How selfies can be used to diagnose anaemia

7:56PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Kye White

Selfies may now be used as a simple and easily accessible tool to detect anaemia, thanks to the efforts of two Monash University medicine students.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

The great smartphone internet shift

7:49PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

During the ‘90s and most of the 2000s, the PC was the device people primarily used to access the internet. But it's no longer necessarily the case.

 | Planning  | Business planning  | Technology

Can a self-managed fund invest in bitcoin?

7:01PM | Thursday, 17 July 2014 | Reuben Bramanathan

The legal status of bitcoin as an investment by regulated investors including self-managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) remains unclear.

 | Financing a business  | Technology

The seven things not to do when sending emails to customers, clients and prospects

7:46PM | Tuesday, 15 July 2014 | Joel Montgomery

Sending an email newsletter to customers, clients and prospects can be a great way of marketing your business.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Online and email marketing  | Technology