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Cyanogen takes the Google out of Android

19 April 2015 in Mobility

Cyanogen Inc. and Google one thing in common – they both develop Android. In the latter case, it is more…

Google changes mobile search – Mobile-geddon!

19 April 2015 in Mobility

From this Tuesday Google will downgrade search results on mobile devices if the web site is not mobile friendly.

Apple approves MacBook third party USB-C cables – but wait there may be a catch

19 April 2015 in Mobility

Apple has observed industry standards over its use of one USB-C port on its MacBook. Anyone can make a USB-C…

NewSat in administration after lenders call in their markers

18 April 2015 in Listed Tech

Australia’s only would-be commercial satellite operator has hit the wall and been placed into administration after it was revealed that…

Apple making it hard to Jailbreak iOS

18 April 2015 in Mobility

Developer communities are complaining that the pace of iOS updates – essentially 8.0, 8.0.1, 8.0.2, 8.1, 8.1.1, 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.2,…

Hollywood hates VPNs

18 April 2015 in Entertainment

Virtual private networks (VPNs) allow users to use streaming companies that geo-block Australia - by providing anonymous and local access…

Office 2016 for mobile preview

18 April 2015 in Mobility

Office has long been called a productivity and content creation tool – what was true on desktop will soon be…

Handwriting input for all Android devices

18 April 2015 in Mobility

Using a stylus/pen has been limited to tablets that support Wacom or N-trig digitiser functions – like the Samsung Note…

Melbourne Storm ups the game

17 April 2015 in Business Technology

 Melbourne Storm Rugby League will bring gamification to Storm members and fans via its new Lightning Rewards – a loyalty…

Breaking IT News

Windows 2003 server – end of support in 86 days - 14 July

19 April 2015 in Business Technology

While all products can outlive their intended lifespan, Windows Server 2003 has set some kind of record – 23.8 million…

Microsoft tweaks Office 2016 Preview

17 April 2015 in Business Software

Bug fixes and improvements for Microsoft's forthcoming Mac flagship, Office 2016 for Mac Preview.

Zendesk's Zopim goes Premium

17 April 2015 in Cloud

Zendesk has launched Zopim Premium, a version of the live chat software aimed at larger customer service teams.

Huawei banks on the flagship camera

17 April 2015 in Mobility

The world’s fourth largest smartphone maker has decided that its new flagship – the P8 and Max - should have…

New Star Wars trailer, new Twitter emojis

17 April 2015 in Entertainment

The latest Star Wars trailer has landed, with Luke’v voice and a glimpse of Han Solo, while Twitter’s new Star…

Congress to allow Obama to fast-track secretive trade deal

17 April 2015 in Technology Regulation

The finalisation of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, a trade deal involving 12 countries including Australia, has moved a step…

US Adults watch 5 hours and 31 minutes of video each day

17 April 2015 in Entertainment

According to eMarketer, one hour and 16 minutes of that will be on a digital device - significantly up from…

Not all smart devices are trustworthy

17 April 2015 in Security

US based Bluebox secures mobile corporate data. It says the latest China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) compromise allowed valid…

Veeam offers free Windows backup software

17 April 2015 in Business Technology

Alongside its range of commercial availability products for data centres and businesses, Veeam offers a growing range of free tools.…

HGST Ultrastar SN100 goes NVMe

17 April 2015 in Storage

Storage vendor HGST has delivered on its promise of NVMe compliance for the Ultrastar SN100 PCIe SSDs.

New laws a boost to start-up share schemes says KPMG

16 April 2015 in Strategy

Start-ups will be significantly assisted by new laws on share scheme taxation, according to a new report from professional services…

Akamai releases new managed security solutions

16 April 2015 in Security

Global content delivery network services company Akamai Technologies has released two new managed security service offerings available as part of…

Glenorchy City Council moves into TechnologyOne's cloud

16 April 2015 in Cloud

Glenorchy City Council has decided to switch from on-premises TechnologyOne software to the TechnologyOne cloud.

Superloop appointment to ‘accelerate’ expansion plans

16 April 2015 in People Moves

Telecommunications infrastructure provider Superloop has appointed former Suncorp Bank executive Greg Bryant as its Chief Financial Officer.

Telstra's MyCareManager helps in-home heathcare

16 April 2015 in Home IT

Telstra's health business unit has unveiled MyCareManager, an integrated product combining remote monitoring of health devices, a portal for access…

BHP Billiton selects Loc8 for WA iron ore facility

16 April 2015 in Enterprise Cloud

Resources giant BHP Billiton has selected Loc8’s cloud-based asset maintenance, service and job management platform for use at its Mooka…

Neil McGovern is new leader of Debian GNU/Linux project

16 April 2015 in Open Source

Senior developer Neil McGovern has been elected as the leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project for 2015-16 and will take…