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iPhone 6 Plus users getting the bends in new iFail

24 September 2014 in Mobility

Fresh reports from across the globe are suggesting new iPhone 6 Plus owners are getting more than they bargained for,…

Samsung getting edgy

24 September 2014 in Mobility

Korean technology giant Samsung released some leading edge products at the Sydney Opera House last night – literally. Its Galaxy…

Infinera can deliver 21Tb/sec from your data centre

24 September 2014 in Networking

Cloud Xpress is a 2U 1Tb/sec switch designed specifically for data centre interconnect.

Microsoft to give $4 million in software to World Vision

23 September 2014 in Deals

Microsoft and World Vision Australia have teamed up against global poverty, announcing a $4 million software donation described as World…

TechnologyOne joins S&P/ASX 200

23 September 2014 in Listed Tech

Enterprise software provider TechnologyOne has become one of the few tech companies that are part of the S&P/ASX 200 index.

A mixed bag for Australia’s battling SMEs

23 September 2014 in Accounting Software

Australia’s small businesses are doing okay in a tough economic environment, but they are not out of the woods yet.…

Intel wants to bowl you over with wireless charging

23 September 2014 in Mobility

Intel is prepping a wireless charging bowl - effectively a powered fruit bowl for your devices - which is on…

Anti-terror laws are working so why do we need data retention?

23 September 2014 in Open Sauce

Last week, the Australian government gave the citizenry a good demonstration that the country's existing anti-terror laws work. Around 15…

Low cost Windows 8 tablet coming to Target

23 September 2014 in Mobility

A sub-$200 Windows 8 tablet goes on sale this week.

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Businesses back data retention but want court oversight

24 September 2014 in Security

A survey of Australian businesses has found that while a majority back the government's move to retain metadata for two…

Farming robots set to duke it out in national final

24 September 2014 in Development

The Robot Wars TV show may have only lasted until 2004 but two UNSW engineering student teams are ensuring its…

Pronto promotes a pair

24 September 2014 in People Moves

ERP provider Pronto Software has promoted two longstanding employees to senior positions.

Tenants Union seeks crowdfunding for rating site

24 September 2014 in Home IT

The Tenants Union of Victoria is raising funds to build a TripAdvisor-style site for renters. The Tenants Union of Victoria…

Mobile Mentor calls Cameron to be MD

24 September 2014 in People Moves

Enterprise mobility specialist Mobile Mentor has appointed Randall Cameron as its managing director for Australia.

Multi-tier data protection a must

23 September 2014 in Data

It's understandable that Mr and Mrs J Public can become confused about different types of backup, archiving and data protection…

Brisbane startup brings the fun to CAPTCHA

23 September 2014 in Development

Two Brisbane-based QUT game developers have announced angel funding for their product FunCaptcha, which helps prevent spam and improve the…

iPhone 6 sales top 10 million

23 September 2014 in Mobility

First weekend sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus exceeded 10 million units.

Video animation shows MAVEN orbiting Mars

22 September 2014 in Space

On Sunday, September 21, 2104 the NASA MAVEN spacecraft successfully entered the orbit of the planet Mars.  

Better broadband means less commuting: survey

22 September 2014 in Telecoms & NBN

Faster and more reliable broadband could increase the number of Australians working from home, providing them with greater flexibility and…

A threat to fair weather: cloud technology and the HR industry

22 September 2014 in Recruitment

Online job boards and third party recruiters beware – a change in weather is forecast.

QUT gets onboard with drones in new horticulture project

22 September 2014 in Development

A new three-year project will see Queensland-based university QUT lead an international biosecurity research program involving unmanned aerial systems (UAS),…

A possible tool-kit for dismantling the Australia Tax proposed

22 September 2014 in Technology Regulation

Consumer advocate magazine CHOICE says today’s draft report from the Competition Policy Review can give Australians the benefits of more…

VCPro uses Nimble for DaaS

22 September 2014 in Cloud

Sydney-based systems integrator and service provider VCPro now uses Nimble flash-based storage and Cisco UCS mini server hardware to run…

Xero taps the Power of bookkeeping and the wisdom of Solomons

22 September 2014 in People Moves

Cloud accounting provider has made two senior though part-time - appointments.

PayPal backs startups with Blueprint program

22 September 2014 in Development

Payments giant PayPal and its Braintree subsidiary is offering free payments processing to selected startups in Australia and certain other…

Singh to lead NICTA Victoria

22 September 2014 in People Moves

NICTA, Australia's ICT Research Centre of Excellence, has appointed Jack Singh as director of NICTA Victoria.