Why apps fall foul of Apple: poor information and too buggy main reasons for App Store rejections

2:31PM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Broede Carmody

Bugs and a lack of information account for a large number of app rejections by Apple’s App Store.


Is Apple making an electric car to battle Tesla, Google or Climate Change?

2:02PM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | David Glance

If you thought it has been a while since you heard any more rumours about the long-awaited Apple TV, they are about to be replaced by even more exciting possibility that Apple may be about to build an electric car

 | Technology

Metadata legislation will help fight child sex abuse: Abbott

2:45PM | Wednesday, 18 February 2015 | Michelle Grattan

Tony Abbott will seek to shore up his case for the government’s controversial metadata legislation on Wednesday by highlighting its use in child sex abuse and child pornography investigations.

 | Technology

Melbourne medical startup applies smart tech to help doctors diagnose

2:02PM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Kye White

Melbourne-based startup CliniCloud is merging the Internet of Things and home healthcare, to help doctors provide accurate diagnoses.

 | Planning  | Technology

What happens when a self-driving car meets a road rage driver?

2:11PM | Tuesday, 17 February 2015 | Jonathan Roberts

Driverless cars could soon be cruising Australian roads if South Australia gives the go-ahead to reforms to its road legislation.

 | Technology

Four email problems that even titans of tech haven’t resolved

2:21PM | Monday, 16 February 2015 | Tom Jackson and Emma Russell

For personal or social exchanges, instead we’re increasingly using social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and others. But the office email inbox is as busy as ever – and this is a real problem for the millions of workers who have become so dependent upon it.

 | Technology  | Leadership

Google’s new ‘medical search’ feature is not as useful as it would appear

2:15PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | David Glance

Google has rolled out a new health search feature that details basic facts about 400 common medical conditions.

 | Technology

Hackett-backed UltraServe cloud e-commerce platform checks social media to see when servers need to scale

2:31PM | Friday, 13 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

UltraServe, an e-commerce platform backed by entrepreneur Simon Hackett, has added a new feature that tracks social media activity in order to pre-emptively scale its infrastructure before demand starts growing.

 | Growth  | Growth Strategy  | Technology  | Websites  | IT

Fear the great motivator for Charmsafe app creator

2:49PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Eisha Gupta

The fear of family and friends not knowing whether or not she disappeared prompted Elena Zuban to create a safety app called Charmsafe.

 | Technology

Latest BlueChilli [email protected] intake highlights systemic gender diversity problem in tech

2:12PM | Thursday, 12 February 2015 | Kye White

A lack of female startup founders in BlueChilli’s latest startup program is a reflection of problems in the broader industry, rather than the recruiting process.

 | Technology

Banning kids from using technology is counter-productive

2:24PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Joanne Orlando

Taiwan recently made the unprecedented move of banning children two years and younger from using any form of digital technology.

 | Technology

It’s not just your TV listening in to your conversation

2:04PM | Wednesday, 11 February 2015 | Michael Cowling

Be careful what you say in front of your new television, following reports that Samsung’s new Smart TVs are now being programmed to listen to every word you say.

 | Technology

Will Fitbit discover love in a nation's heartbeats during Valentine's?

2:37PM | Tuesday, 10 February 2015 |  David Glance

Fitness tracker company Fitbit have analysed heart rate data from people living in the Seattle and Boston metropolitan areas around the time that the 2015 Superbowl was playing.

 | Technology

Logging out? Why young people love to hate Facebook

2:47PM | Monday, 9 February 2015 | Brady Robards and Ariadne Vromen

Researchers, journalists writing about research, and young people themselves have been writing about the perceived decline of Facebook for a while now. But is it true?

 | Social media

The great connectors; Slack’s founders on how they became a $1 billion company in two years: Best of the Web

2:50PM | Friday, 6 February 2015 | Cara Waters

Walter Isaacson, known for his biography of Steve Jobs, has just published The Innovatorsand draws from the themes in that book for this Vanity Fair article, ‘The Great Connectors’.

 | Technology

Fears Abbott's metadata laws could force small ISPs out of business, as calls for more consultation grow

2:21PM | Friday, 6 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

There are growing concerns the federal government’s proposed data retention laws could force smaller internet service providers and telcos out of business.

 | Technology  | Government and Regulation

With HoloLens, the future of reality is augmented

2:05PM | Friday, 6 February 2015 | Ryan Wittingslow

Prepare to open your wallets, ladies and gentlemen: Microsoft has announced the release of an augmented reality (AR) headset called HoloLens.

 | Technology

Bitcoin takes flight: Webjet partners with Australian startup BitPOS

2:33PM | Wednesday, 4 February 2015 | Kye White

Online travel booking platform Webjet is now accepting bitcoin as a payment method through its Webjet Exclusives site.

 | Technology

A record 1.3 billion smartphones shipped worldwide during 2014, including 192 million Apple iPhones

2:29PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | Andrew Sadauskas

A record 1.3 billion smartphones were shipped globally during 2014, with more than one in six people alive anywhere on the planet purchasing a new phone during the year, according to IDC figures.

 | Technology

Facebook shapes women’s body image – just not as you’d expect

2:41PM | Monday, 2 February 2015 | Jasmine Fardouly and Zali Yager

If you’re one of the world’s 1.3 billion regular Facebook users, you’ll know the feeling of being consumed by your news feed.

 | Social media