Why new Apple iPhones are often unveiled in September

9:15PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Over the next month or so, we’re going to be bombarded with new product announcements from the world’s tech and consumer electronics giants.

Technology launches domain and website marketplace called Freemarket

9:06PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas, the ASX-listed outsourcing website founded by Australian tech entrepreneur Matt Barrie, has announced the launch of a new online marketplace for buying and selling websites and domain names.

 | Technology

Job hunter becomes the hunted: Everybody wants a piece of the market, including fOSSLR

9:43PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Kye White

Seek, one of Australia’s most successful startups, disrupted the job search industry, but now it’s the incumbent, and a host of new Australian startups have it in their sights.

 | Growth  | Technology  | Websites  | Start-up Profiles

Envato becomes the first Australian startup to release its diversity figures, encourages others to do the same

9:33PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Kye White

Envato has become the first Australian tech startup to release comprehensive workforce diversity figures.

 | Technology  | Websites  | Leadership  | Management  | Managing people

The dark art of Facebook fiddling with your news feed

9:26PM | Thursday, 4 September 2014 | Andrew Quodling

Facebook’s news feed is probably the most-used feature of the social network. But lately we’ve seen the news feed making headlines of its own.

 | Social media

What can we learn from Apple’s celebrity leak fail? Five ways to keep data safe

9:40PM | Wednesday, 3 September 2014 | Farid Wardan

An iCloud vulnerability at the centre of the nude celebrity photo leak is terrifyingly easy to exploit. Here's how to keep your data safe.

 | Technology

Five key features you can expect to find up Apple’s sleeve with the iPhone 6

9:10PM | Wednesday, 3 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple is expected to launch the latest version of the iPhone at an event it is hosting at the Flint Center for Performing Arts in Cupertino, California, next week.

 | Technology

How to provide great customer service through social media

9:26PM | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Daniel Scheltinga

Social media sites have evolved to become more than just platforms for sharing, marketing and advertising. Increasingly, consumers expect customer service.

 | Social media

Apple issues emergency patch for Find My iPhone security flaw following nude photo fiasco

9:12PM | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple has confirmed it is “actively investigating” the possibility nude celebrity photos were leaked as a result of an attack on its iCloud service, with the tech giant also issuing an emergency patch for Find My iPhone.

 | Technology

IDC slashes its forecast for global iPad and Android tablet sales

9:56PM | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

IDC has cut its forecast sales of iPads, Android tablets and two-in-one devices for 2014, citing two consecutive quarters of weaker-than-expected demand.

 | Technology

Google processes more than a million takedowns per day

9:46AM | Tuesday, 2 September 2014 | Vanessa Emilio

Google is receiving one million takedown notices per day. Not for ‘right to be forgotten’ but for copyright infringement.

 | Legal matters  | Technology  | Mentor  | Vanessa Emilio

BlueChilli backed by Myer Family Investments and Simon Hackett in $5m raise

9:37PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Bronwen Clune

Australian technology startup BlueChilli Group today announced it had closed an $5 million round of investment, led by the Myer Family Investments and Internode founder Simon Hackett.

 | Financing a business  | Venture Capital  | Technology

Eventbrite appoints managing director of Australia

9:42PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | StartupSmart

Eventbrite, the self-service ticketing platform and global events marketplace, has announced the appointment of Rachael Neumann as the managing director of Australia to lead and build the local team and drive the local strategy.

 | Technology

US growth sees DesignCrowd double its total payments in a year

9:21PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Kye White

After taking six years to reach $10 million in payments to designers, Australian startup DesignCrowd has doubled that total just one year later.

 | Technology

Apple rumoured to have iPhone 6 mobile wallet deals with American Express, Visa and MasterCard

9:08PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Apple is rumoured to have signed deals with credit card payment giants American Express, Visa and MasterCard, with multiple reports suggesting a string of mobile payment deals has been struck.

 | Technology

LG and Samsung leak details of smartwatches ahead of IFA

9:03PM | Monday, 1 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Tech giants LG and Samsung have leaked key details of their upcoming wearable devices ahead of the IFA trade show in Berlin, which begins on September 5.

 | Technology

How Amazon and Google are killing Box, Dropbox and Hightail: Best of the Web

8:29PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Back in April, I observed how competition was intensifying in the cloud storage market, but this was likely to lead to a shakeout.

 | Technology

Google tests drones – in Queensland

8:16PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Kye White

Over the past two years, Google has been privately working on building its own drones, which it has been testing in Queensland.

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iPhone 6 to include mobile payments platform

8:09PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Kye White

Apple's next iPhone will include the company’s own NFC mobile payments platform, sources have told Wired.

 | Technology

What metadata does the government want about you?

8:21PM | Friday, 29 August 2014 | Philip Branch

With the leaking of a discussion paper on telecommunications data retention, we are at last starting to get some clarity as to just what metadata the Abbott government is likely to ask telecommunications companies, internet servce providers (ISPs) and others involved in communications services to store.

 | Technology