What Aussie app developers think of iOS9 and Watch OS updates

6:38PM | Tuesday, 9 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

The updates to the Apple Watch operating system are among the most exciting announcements to come from Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco, say local app developers.


Three ways to build traffic and revenue numbers for your tech startup

6:32PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Fred Schebesta

So you’ve just launched your tech startup. Now what?

 | SEO for start-ups

Should governments be favouring startups over small business?

6:22PM | Friday, 5 June 2015 | Paul Wallbank

Tech startups have a very different set of needs to the local small business.

 | Growth Strategy  | Technology

Apple rumoured to be unveiling iOS9 at WWDC—but no TV

6:52PM | Thursday, 4 June 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

The Apple rumour mill is going into overdrive ahead of the company’s annual WWDC developer conference on June 8, with a new version of iOS and the Apple Watch expected to be hitting stores.

 | Technology

UNSW student recognised for bushfire detection system

6:17PM | Wednesday, 3 June 2015 | Broede Carmody

A university student from NSW has been recognised for his efforts in designing a bushfire detection system for residential properties.

 | Technology

Australian Android app developer wins Google design prize

6:31PM | Tuesday, 2 June 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Australian app developer Shifty Jelly was one of six companies honoured in Google’s Material Design Awards last week for its Pocket Casts podcasting app.

 | Technology

Why you shouldn’t worry about robots replacing the jobs of humans

6:19PM | Monday, 1 June 2015 | Taskmaster

Recently, Old Taskmaster has read a lot about how robots could mean the end of many careers – and frankly, I’m sick of the whinging! Here’s why the rise of the machines is less of a jobs threat than some claim.

 | Technology

Google Jump, GoPro, and YouTube 360 have virtual reality pushing towards the mainstream

5:43PM | Friday, 29 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Key announcements at Google I/O have put virtual reality on the cusp of going mainstream, according to two key figures in the Australian virtual reality community.

 | Technology  | Growing

Brillo and Weave among major announcements out of Google I/O

5:24PM | Friday, 29 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Brillo, a cut-down version of Android aimed at embedded devices, a framework designed to compete against Apple’s HomeKit API, were among the key announcements from Google I/O this year.

 | Growth  | Technology

Mobile ad spending lags behind usage: Six key digital trends from KPCB

5:42PM | Thursday, 28 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Mobile phone use now accounts for nearly a quarter of the time consumers spend with media, yet mobile accounts for just 8% of ad spending, according to a new report by US Venture Capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

 | Marketing  | Technology

Ribbit! App developed by Queensland scientists aims to be the Shazam of frog calls

5:06PM | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | Kye White

Queensland scientists have developed an app that allows users to identify frogs by their calls.

 | Technology

Australia’s 2015 Imagine Cup finalists hope to follow in Eyenaemia’s footsteps

5:05PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

Two Australian health tech teams, one tackling Alzheimer’s and the other looking at student mental health, are hoping to follow in the footsteps of Eyenaemia after being named as finalists in the Imagine Cup global tournament.

 | Growth  | Technology

The Aussie iPhone app distorting the wireless microphone market

5:23PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A Sydney-based startup has developed a smartphone-based audio recording system its founders say will do away with expensive or underpowered wireless microphones.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Start-up Profiles

Facebook is important to media companies but Instant Articles is not a threat

5:58PM | Friday, 22 May 2015 | David Glance

Facebook has taken a potentially bold step into the world of publishing by announcing “Instant Articles”.

 | Technology

Muru-D to host startup workshops for indigenous Australians, says that’s just the start

5:17PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

Sydney-based startup accelerator muru-D is looking to give indigenous Australians a leg-up when it comes to turning their business idea into a fully-fledged technology company.

 | Technology

Media companies: don’t give in to the Facebook temptation

5:14PM | Thursday, 21 May 2015 | Jieh-Yung Lo

Obtaining readership across the world wide web takes time because a publication needs to build up. Facebook has the power to do it in months – but there's a catch.

 | Social media

Sydney startup plans to carve out a social network for lovers of snowboarding and skiing

5:36PM | Tuesday, 19 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

A Sydney-based startup is looking to help people all over the world who are interested in skiing and snowboarding connect online and plan trips together.

 | Social media

The Apple Watch heralds a brave new world of digital living

5:50PM | Friday, 15 May 2015 | Katina Michael and MG Michael

If we believe the hype, one in four Australians plan to buy a wearable device by the end of the year.

 | Technology

Nabo snaps up AroundYou as part of its push to expand user offerings

5:24PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | Broede Carmody

An Australian social network for neighbours has snapped up events listing platform AroundYou six months after launching.

 | Technology

We need new jobs as the machines do more of our work

5:17PM | Thursday, 14 May 2015 | David Tuffley

We might be living longer than ever before, but the Australian government’s plan to keep older people in the workforce may not be that easy.

 | Technology