All kneel at the temple of Apple’s latest technology

9:54PM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Brett Hutchins

Just as with all the earlier versions of the iPhone, rumours abound about what Apple will announce this week in relation to iPhone 6 – new screens, different sizes, powerful chips, faster processing and an exciting new add-on device – the iWatch.


THE NEWS WRAP: Twitter rolls out “buy” buttons within tweets

9:14AM | Tuesday, 9 September 2014 | Kye White

Twitter has announced its first commerce product, a buy button which allows its users to make purchases directly within tweets.

 | Technology

Why Google and Samsung will be cheering Apple’s new product announcements

9:27AM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | David Glance

Apple is widely expected to announce 2 new phones and a smart watch at an event to be held on the 9th September at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. In what is now considered normal for these events, a great number of the details of what will be announced have already leaked.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Does Apple’s wearable have its own app store?

9:29AM | Monday, 8 September 2014 | Kye White

Apple’s wearable device, set to be released alongside the latest iPhone this week, will run third-party applications, and may come equipped with an App Store, sources have told 9to5mac.

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Could your Nest do with a little more Zen? Meet the Aussie startup building a simpler, smarter thermostat

9:38PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Melbourne-based startup Planet Innovation has raised nearly $50,000 on crowdfunding site Indiegogo in just days for a device called Zen, which it claims is the first thermostat that is not either “extremely unattractive” or “too complicated to use”.

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Entrepreneur who sold his business to NYSE-listed multinational delivers his latest venture

9:12PM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Steve Orenstein, an Australian entrepreneur who sold his business to multinational NYSE-listed fleet management firm Fleetmatics in August of last year, has launched his latest venture this week with the aim of disrupting the courier business.

 | Growth  | Technology

Want to go viral? Why women don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% qualified: Best of the Web

9:53AM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Cara Waters

In the aftermath of the ice bucket challenge clogging up news feeds everywhere, it’s interesting to consider just what it takes to send content viral.

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THE NEWS WRAP: Apple strikes deal with major US financial institutions on mobile payments

9:23AM | Friday, 5 September 2014 | Kye White

Apple has reached deals to lower its card transaction fees with some of the largest financial institutions in the US as part of its plan to launch its mobile payments platform, sources have told Bank Innovation.

 | Planning  | Technology

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.

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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.

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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.

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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