Log into Windows 7 without using a keyboard

1:43PM | Monday, 20 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Have you ever started your computer, only to discover your keyboard isn’t working? If you use Windows 7, you can still log into your computer – here’s how.


How to undo sending an email

1:30PM | Friday, 17 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Have you ever accidentally hit send on an email, only to realise a split second later that you sent it to the wrong person? Wish you could undo it? If you use Gmail you can – and here’s how.

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You have more Gmail addresses than you think…

1:39PM | Thursday, 16 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

What do you do if you want to have a number of email addresses or aliases for when you sign up to different web services, but just one inbox to check them from? If you use Gmail, there’s a very simple answer.

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How to find shareable images even if your business is unsexy: Tips from Facebook’s Australian small business manager

1:57PM | Thursday, 16 January 2014 | Rose Powell

Every start-up and small business should find ways to use photos and videos in their Facebook strategy, says Facebook Australia’s head of small business.

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Poor online security? Time to start quaking in your boots!

1:47PM | Thursday, 16 January 2014 | Taskmaster

Earlier this week, there was a small earthquake reported east of Melbourne, in the area around Parts Unknown.

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Switch off an app’s notifications in Android

1:00AM | Wednesday, 15 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Most of the time, getting a notification when you get a new email or instant message is handy. However, if you use Android JellyBean and one of your apps is bombarding you with useless updates, there’s a simple way of turning its notifications off.

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Why Google has just bought a smoke alarm company for $3.2 billion

1:58PM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Cara Waters

Google’s decision to buy a smoke detector company seems counter-intuitive. However, there's far more at stake than just the fire detector market.

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10 marketing tools and apps to make your life easier

1:25PM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Marketing is one of the most essential areas of business, yet it can also be one of the first areas to be sidelined when business gets busy. Here are 10 marketing tools and apps to help you streamline your marketing and make your life a little easier.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Technology  | Mentor  | Sole trader  | Amanda Jesnoewski

The hidden treats in Android 4.4 KitKat

1:00AM | Tuesday, 14 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

If you own or have ordered a Google Nexus 5, here’s a neat little trick you might want to check out.

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How to switch your left and right mouse buttons in Windows

1:17PM | Monday, 13 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Switching mouse buttons can make computers feel more natural to some left-handed users. Switching someone’s mouse buttons without telling them is also one of the oldest pranks in the computing book. If you use Windows, here’s how to do it.

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Build-your-own-robot toolkit start-up takes CES by storm

1:06PM | Monday, 13 January 2014 | Rose Powell

When Daniel Pizzata and Adam Ellison were offered the chance to present their ModBot robot building blocks at the CES, they scrambled to incorporate their company and get across to the US in time.

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Google+ and Gmail integration can boost your email database

1:20PM | Monday, 13 January 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

Businesses using Gmail now have access to a whole new contact base, as Google allows Gmail users to directly email any of their Google+ connections.

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Is Freelancer a $600m company? Behind the online market splash

1:56AM | Monday, 13 January 2014 | Adam Schwab

Freelancer launched with a bang on the stock exchange last year. But can CEO Matt Barrie justify the faith investors have paid him? There’s big challenges ahead.

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How to boot Windows 8 or 8.1 into a DOS-style command prompt

1:20PM | Friday, 10 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

Booting your computer into a command prompt can occasionally be useful if things go wrong. Here’s how to do it if you run Windows 8 or 8.1.

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Pay attention to what happened at CES

1:51PM | Friday, 10 January 2014 | Taskmaster

This past week saw, arguably, the world’s most important annual consumer electronics trade show, the International CES in Las Vegas.

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Important (and simple) web metrics for entrepreneurs

1:18PM | Friday, 10 January 2014 | Adam Franklin

When it comes to web marketing, some metrics are more important than others. Here are the ones you need to pay the closest attention to.

 | Marketing  | Sales and marketing  | Online and email marketing  | Technology  | Websites  | Mentor  | Adam Franklin

The iPhone is seven years old today – what’s next in mobile phone technology

1:00PM | Friday, 10 January 2014 | Yolanda Redrup

It’s seven years today since the launch of Apple’s first iPhone and since then it’s brought about new sectors of business, increased connectivity around the globe and forced its competitors to innovate.

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A quicker way to enter URLs in Firefox

1:51PM | Thursday, 9 January 2014 | Andrew Sadauskas

If you use Firefox, there’s a little trick that can help you get to your favourite websites a little quicker.

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ABS online sales data released for the first time: reveals spending of $2.738 billion

1:25PM | Thursday, 9 January 2014 | Cara Waters

Australians spent $2.738 billion in online sales between March to September last year, according to figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Age no barrier for children’s language learning app creators

1:34PM | Wednesday, 8 January 2014 | Gavin Lower

App development may sometimes appear to be a young person’s game, but that didn’t put Sue Park and Janet Eales off from creating a new kids language therapy app called Key Words Kids.

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