KPMG report downplays influence of social media

1:36PM | Wednesday, 11 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A global study by KMPG reveals 86% of the consumers surveyed actively engage in social networking regularly, but only a third say social media influences their purchasing decisions.

Most complained-about ads of the past decade revealed

1:56PM | Wednesday, 11 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups can spice up their marketing with more risqué material but shouldn’t rely on it, an expert says, after the advertising watchdog released its most complained-about advertisements on record.

Resume videos at stopping points on iOS

1:49PM | Wednesday, 11 January 2012 | Patrick Stafford

If you’ve ever watched a video on an iOS device, then you’ve probably had to stop watching and then do something else, leaving your video half unwatched. But there’s a way to resume videos from where you left off.

Use the phone, not email

1:33PM | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 | Taskmaster

Here’s my new rule. I won’t let anyone reply to an email more than twice. They can send two responses, but after that they need to pick up the phone or go and see the recipient in person.

Big names set to dominate new domains

1:58PM | Tuesday, 10 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

An advertising expert says small businesses need to decide whether they can justify the cost of the new domain name regime, which will open up to include company names and brands as of this week.

Open apps directly from iOS lock screen

1:50PM | Monday, 9 January 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Did you also know you can open apps directly from the lock screen?

Apptopia to help app developers sell their wares

1:56PM | Friday, 6 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Apptopia, a marketplace designed to help broker the sale of mobile apps, is to launch with the aim of providing an exit strategy for developers and an opportunity for other entrepreneurs.

How to import a backup file into Outlook

8:05PM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 | Patrick Stafford

If you’ve saved all your Outlook emails through a backup file, then you’re probably left wondering what to do with it. Fortunately the way to get those files back into Outlook is pretty simple.

Top 10 technology trends for 2012

1:15PM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Technology trends in 2011 were heavily influenced by the uptake of mobile devices, namely smartphones and tablets. So what’s in store for the year ahead? StartupSmart picks out the top technology trends for 2012. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Change iPhone home button functions

1:00AM | Thursday, 5 January 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Did you know you can change the function of the home button on an iPhone?

$1 starting price for iPhone app highlights developers’ struggles

1:20PM | Wednesday, 4 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A mobile app developer is selling his iPhone app on eBay for a starting price of $1 to escape the costs associated with the app, suggesting the market is becoming less viable for smaller players.

Government offers $13.6 million to establish NBN-inspired Digital Hubs

1:16PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

More than $13 million has been set aside for the Federal Government’s Digital Hubs program, designed to highlight the opportunities presented by the National Broadband Network.

Blog and backup to improve LinkedIn presence, expert says

1:56PM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups can improve their LinkedIn presence this year by integrating blog content, enhancing their company profile, using company updates and preserving their contacts, an expert says.

How to find your iOS Wi-Fi address

1:00AM | Tuesday, 3 January 2012 | Patrick Stafford

There are a number of different ways to configure a wireless network. One of the most popular is just to set a password, but you can also filter a router to ensure only specific devices access the internet.

Set auto-archive in Outlook

8:56PM | Tuesday, 16 August 2011 | Patrick Stafford

You may already know how to archive your emails in Microsoft Outlook, but did you know you can set this up automatically? Doing so gets rid of a lot of the hassle of doing it manually.

YouTube’s top 10 viral ad hits offers start-up insight

12:29PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Start-ups who want their advertisements to go viral should link their product or service to topical and/or timely events, an expert says, after YouTube announced the top ten viral ad hits of 2011.

Forbes names Kaggle CEO among top techies

12:53PM | Thursday, 22 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Kaggle co-founder and chief executive Anthony Goldbloom has been named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30 top tech entrepreneurs, one month after the Australian start-up secured $US11 million in funding.

DesignCrowd acquires Brandstack, launches BrandCrowd

12:59PM | Wednesday, 21 December 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Online crowdsourcing start-up DesignCrowd has acquired Texan company Brandstack for an undisclosed sum, combining the service with its existing community to launch BrandCrowd.

Seriously tackle your email inbox

12:33PM | Monday, 19 December 2011 | Taskmaster

If you want to gain some time back, it’s simple – just stop responding slavishly to your email and instead tackle them in a controlled fashion.

Change your iPhone name

12:31PM | Monday, 19 December 2011 | Patrick Stafford

You may find one day that you want to hand over your iPod Touch or iPhone to a friend or family member. To do that, you’ll want to change the iPhone’s name – and there’s a simple way to do it.