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Visa wins banks, JB Hi-Fi and Cotton On for new digital payment system

7:02PM | Wednesday, 10 July 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Consumers are increasingly relying on micro-transactions to make purchases instead of inputting their credit card details every time, which makes a new product from Visa all the more powerful, one expert says.

Categorise apps in Windows 8

7:47PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 | Patrick Stafford

The Windows 8 ecosystem allows users to work through an app-based home screen, instead of the traditional desktop.

Five things you should know about the cloud

7:32PM | Friday, 5 July 2013 | John Russell

There are many myths and misconceptions about cloud computing. It's time to set things straight on a few of these.

Set favourite places for Google Maps

6:38PM | Friday, 28 June 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Here's a clever way to always make sure you're going to the right place in Google Maps.

Small businesses plan to cut costs in FY14, spend on mobile technology

6:03PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Start-ups and small business owners are focusing on decreasing their costs but also planning on investing in technology, especially mobile, in the new financial year, according to new research.

Microsoft creates coordinated effort to help start-ups

6:07PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 | Gavin Lower

Microsoft has moved to consolidate its support of start-ups around the world by creating Microsoft Ventures, a coordinated effort that aims to offer tools, mentorship, guidance and seed funding.

Download your Twitter archive

6:55PM | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Do you want to keep a record of your tweets? Well, you can download your Twitter archive with this simple tip.

Slow eCommerce websites costing sales

6:52PM | Monday, 24 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Australian internet retailers need to focus on increasing their website loading speeds to boost sales, the head of a an online retail groups says, as international research shows many eCommerce sites take longer to load.

Immediately find downloads on OS X

6:46PM | Thursday, 20 June 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Ever been bamboozled by downloading using OS X? Here's a quick tip to get you on the right track.

Kaggle president on how they did it, and tips on how to tell your start-up’s story to raise millions from investors

6:04PM | Thursday, 20 June 2013 | Rose Powell

Data science platform Kaggle grew from a Melbourne start-up to a global success story in just a couple of years.

Set a password on a Word document

6:00AM | Tuesday, 4 June 2013 | Patrick Stafford

If you attach Word documents with confidential information to your emails, setting a password is a good idea. The good news is it's easier to do than you might think.

Little-known shortcuts for Mac OS

6:00AM | Monday, 3 June 2013 | Patrick Stafford

The old faithful keyboard shortcut can be a great save for busy entrepreneurs who want to boost their productivity – especially on a Mac.

Make your office slightly more paperless

5:00AM | Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | Taskmaster

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, we were promised a paperless office. Now that the digital revolution has well and truly arrived, it’s time to throw away some paper.

Start-ups urged to be vigilant after Twitter hack wipes $136 billion off US stock market

4:07PM | Wednesday, 24 April 2013 | Patrick Stafford

A Twitter hacking attempt has caused havoc in the United States, with the Dow Jones shedding 143 points after the hacked Associated Press Twitter account incorrectly reported President Barack Obama had been injured in an explosion.

The Bitcoin boom: What your business needs to know

4:25PM | Tuesday, 9 April 2013 | Oliver Milman

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about a new virtual currency called Bitcoin. Here are all the basics you need to know – as well as how it will impact you.

In a meeting? Don’t look at the screen!

4:00AM | Thursday, 4 April 2013 | Taskmaster

Sick of your time being wasted by people checking smartphones and tablets? It's time to lay down the law – no screens allowed in meetings!

Set a passcode on your iPhone

4:00AM | Thursday, 4 April 2013 | Patrick Stafford

These days, securing your smartphone is just as important as securing your desktop PC or network. Here is one feature every iPhone owner should use.

ACMA slams Groupon Australia with formal warning for violating the Spam Act

3:16PM | Friday, 15 March 2013 | Patrick Stafford

Group buying giant Groupon has been slammed by the Australian communications watchdog, which has issued a formal warning to the company regarding its daily email newsletters – and the ability to unsubscribe.

‘Just outraged at the insanity of Julia Gillard’: Tech start-ups hit back in 457 visa row

3:17AM | Friday, 15 March 2013 | Michelle Hammond

Key players in the Australian tech start-up scene have lashed out at Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s suggestion the 457 visa program is being abused by the IT industry.

Don’t ever let tech jargon cloud you over

3:20PM | Thursday, 14 March 2013 | Taskmaster

Do your eyes glaze over when people start talking about “social media strategies” and “cloud-based services”? Don’t let those jargon terms run you over – take control!

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