Gillard urged to help create 'Silicon Beach' for Australian tech businesses

10:38AM | Monday, 8 October 2012 | Oliver Milman

The tech sector has told the Federal Government that regulations need to change if Australia wants to have its own Silicon Valley.

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Formal Apple apology over Maps app a lesson for SMEs

10:20PM | Monday, 1 October 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Apple has apologised over errors in its much-criticised Maps app.

 | Technology  | Websites  | IT

Keep tabs idle until selected in Firefox

2:44PM | Thursday, 9 February 2012 | Patrick Stafford

One of the better features in new browsers is the ability to open all your tabs from your last session. But it’s also a hassle when they start loading all at once.

 | Technology

Create filters in Gmail

2:24PM | Wednesday, 8 February 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Sometimes, you need to create filters to make sure unwanted messages don’t clog your inbox.

 | Technology

Video games sales dip not deterring start-up developers

2:54PM | Wednesday, 8 February 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australia’s interactive games industry remains buoyant as local developers lead the way, industry groups say, despite a dip in “traditional retail” computer and video games sales during 2011.

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River City Labs launches with pledge to create Brisbane start-up “ecosystem”

2:28PM | Tuesday, 7 February 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Queensland tech entrepreneur Stephen Baxter is preparing to launch his latest project, a co-working space known as River City Labs, as he attempts to fill a gap for Brisbane tech start-ups.

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Meet the entrepreneur who took on Google after his AdSense account was suspended – and won

2:59PM | Monday, 6 February 2012 | Madeleine Heffernan

A two-year-old travel advice website has scored a victory against Google, with the search engine giant reinstating Rusty Compass' AdSense account and repaying the $131 it had withheld following a months-long drama.

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Change your Gmail password

2:20PM | Monday, 6 February 2012 | Patrick Stafford

This is something you should do regularly. Every six months, just check all your passwords and make sure you don’t need to change them. Most of the time you should as a precaution.

 | Technology

Online community launches Work At Home Person Week

2:49PM | Thursday, 2 February 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Home-based businesses are being encouraged to make contact with online community Support a Work At Home Person, as it launches the inaugural International Work at Home Person Week.

 | Home based business  | Technology  | Social media  | Websites  | Running a business from home

Work on Gmail offline

2:59PM | Wednesday, 1 February 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Gmail is a great way to keep track of your email, but if it goes offline you’ve nowhere to turn. That is, unless you install the Offline Gmail app.

 | Technology

Atlassian sends software graduates to Hack House

2:03PM | Wednesday, 1 February 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Australian software giant Atlassian have taken the hackathon concept one step further, sending 10 software gradates to its Hack House for a week of training, coding and team-building activities.

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Taxi Pro drives into taxi app traffic jam

1:21PM | Monday, 30 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A nineteen-year-old entrepreneur based in Sydney is the latest developer to launch an online service for taxi users, identifying taxi payment system Cabcharge as its main competitor.

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Turn on conversation view in Gmail

1:48PM | Monday, 30 January 2012 | Patrick Stafford

Using email for conversations means you often have to go back to earlier messages to see what you said. That can be a chore, unless you have conversation view turned on.

 | Technology

News Corp-backed Beyond Oblivion bankrupt before launch

1:39PM | Friday, 27 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

New York-based digital music start-up Beyond Oblivion has filed for bankruptcy before its launch, despite financial backing from News Corp and nearly $90 million from investors.

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Mobile malware evolving “frighteningly” fast: Report

1:49PM | Friday, 27 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Malware targeting mobile devices is evolving “frighteningly” fast and has the potential to be even more destructive than ever before, according to a worrying new report.

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Social media is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration

1:08PM | Friday, 27 January 2012 | Adam Franklin

It’s easy to take the plunge into social media. Then reality sets in, and you realise it can be hard work staying on the social media treadmill. BY ADAM FRANKLIN.

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Apple and Zynga branded trademark “bullies”

1:19PM | Wednesday, 25 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Tech giants Apple and Zynga are among the top five trademark “bullies”, according to new data, which identifies companies involved in the highest number of trademark infringement cases.

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App developers prefer Android over Apple: Survey

1:08PM | Wednesday, 25 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

A new survey reveals Google’s Android operating system has replaced Apple’s iOS in terms of its importance to developers in the Asia-Pacific region.

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Skype co-founder Janus Friis launches latest venture in Australia

1:27PM | Monday, 23 January 2012 | Michelle Hammond

Skype co-founder Janus Friis has celebrated the Australian launch of his latest venture, a music streaming service known as Rdio, joining the likes of Spotify and We Are Hunted in the online music space.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology

Check your data usage in DropBox

1:15PM | Monday, 23 January 2012 | Patrick Stafford

DropBox is a great way to store your data, and the first couple of gigabytes are free. But it may be annoying for you to check just how much you’ve used.

 | Technology