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Stan Beer

Stan Beer

Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.

After digesting the extravaganza of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcements this week, I wondered why I didn’t feel the same sense of awe as when I witnessed the original iPhone launch 7 years ago. After all, Tim Cook delivered on all the promises and even treated the audience to U2 instead of the unknown band that Steve Jobs introduced in 2007. So why was it all a big yawn this time?

Leading CAD software provider Autodesk has announced free access for secondary schools, vocational institutions and universities in Australia and New Zealand to the company’s professional 3D design software and creativity apps.

Australia has two major export sectors and technology is not one of them. Aside from mining, food accounts for about $30 billion of this country’s national exports. Now, thanks to our good friends in Washington and our insipidly compliant lapdog Government we’ve just lost a reliable $500 million customer and moved a step closer to a senseless war.

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