IT spending to rise globally but local companies still cautious

5:33PM | Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Research shows Australian CIOs are taking a more cautious approach to technology investment than their international counterparts.

Apple iTunes head for the cloud

5:12PM | Monday, 23 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Apple is close to finalising agreements with major record labels in a move that would allow consumers to access songs via the internet using any of its gadgets.

Extend battery on Windows Phone

5:52PM | Friday, 20 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Windows Phone may be the newest operating system around, but like any smartphone, Windows can eat your battery pretty quickly.

Female entrepreneurs trump men in tech investment: Report

5:00AM | Friday, 20 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Female business owners are more likely to invest in technology and their online presence than their male counterparts, according to a business sentiment survey.

Find related messages in Outlook

5:49PM | Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

It can become hard to track down dozens of emails in a previous Outlook conversation. But you can find your way around this.

How to uninstall programs on a Mac

5:10PM | Monday, 16 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

If you want to uninstall a program on your Mac, then it’s a little different than uninstalling something on a Windows machine.

How to uninstall a program

5:47PM | Friday, 13 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

It may seem like a simple task – but very few computer users know how to actually uninstall a program correctly. And leaving unnecessary programs on your machine can lead to serious clogging.

How to format a USB drive

5:13PM | Thursday, 12 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Encountered a virus or malware on your USB drive? To get rid of it, you need to format.

Set up your Skype headset

5:15PM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Many entrepreneurs are now using Skype to keep in touch with colleagues and clients. But you won’t be getting the most out of Skype unless you properly set up your headset.

Google targets app developers in Android update

5:09PM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Google has unveiled a raft of new services and updates for its Android mobile platform, including opportunities for app developers, as it seeks to improve its offerings in the increasingly competitive mobile market.

Social gaming start-up Funzio secures $20m

5:52PM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Social gaming start-up Funzio has secured $20 million in funding, with the company planning to use the funds to triple its team and scale its business for an improved offering.

Microsoft buys Skype for $US8.5bn

5:22AM | Wednesday, 11 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Microsoft has purchased Skype for $US8.5 billion, representing the largest deal in the company’s history as it seeks to claw back market share from rivals Google and Facebook.

Digital start-up Mogeneration completes capital raising round

5:12PM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Digital publishing solutions provider Mogeneration has successfully completed its first multimillion dollar round of capital raising, enabling the company to continue its national and international expansion.

How to tether your iPad

5:44AM | Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Connecting to the internet can be a hassle if you don’t have the right gear, and especially if you can’t find a wireless network. But if you own an iPad and an iPhone 4, then you may be able to get around this.

How to tether your iPhone

5:38PM | Monday, 9 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Using wireless internet has become commonplace, with entrepreneurs now able to connect wherever they go. But what happens if you don’t have a connection, or you’ve misplaced a USB dongle?

Packer tipped to pour $40m into Catch of the Day

5:17PM | Monday, 9 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond

James Packer is reportedly planning to pour $40 million into daily deals and group buying site Catch of the Day, suggesting tech companies are the current flavour for large investors.

Crowdsourcing start-up wins Webby Award

5:00AM | Thursday, 5 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond has been recognised as Employment Site of the Year at the Webby Awards in New York, making it the only Australian company to win a Webby award in 2011.

EA snaps up Melbourne tech start-up Firemint

5:30PM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | Michelle Hammond

Melbourne-based tech start-up Firemint has been acquired by entertainment giant Electronic Arts for an undisclosed sum.

How to improve your Outlook inbox

5:39PM | Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Outlook is a great and powerful way to manage your email, but there are plenty of ways you can improve on Microsoft’s product.

Stream media from PC to iPhone, iPad

5:38PM | Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | Patrick Stafford

Want to increase your productivity by streaming media from your PC to your iOS device? Here’s how.