It’s good news for local businesses in Melbourne with the announcement today that the city is getting it’s own domain (.melbourne) from tomorrow. So what does this mean for your business?
Whether you’re travelling to meet with clients or working on deadline from home, you still need to keep in touch with your team. With the latest in mobile technology, social media and cloud services, there is a wide variety of ways to communicate, track and direct the teams we manage.
Technology plays a large role in any sort of business, whether it be big or small, and it is extremely important to keep up to date with the latest news and advances in such technology.
Not everyone has an addictive relationship with their social networks but if you’re starting to wonder if you might be addicted, here are the 5 tell-tale social media habits that could be a warning sign…that you need help!
When a request for more emoticons in the next update of the emotionary app came in to Melbourne-based Creator, Sarah Hatherley, she was surprised to discover the user was autistic. Subsequently the app has been embraced by an Autism Spectrum Disorder expert.
Your tablet adds convenience to almost every part of your day, but most people are only using them in limited ways. If you’re the play-and-surf-only type, you’re missing out on some truly innovative ways to use that expensive toy to its fullest potential.
Founder of Workible, a mobile and social recruitment platform for flexible workforce industries, Fiona Anson (pictured), writes about her journey into creating a technology start-up with her business partner Allison Baker. The idea of Workible came from an idea that was sparked from many shared car rides to work with my business partner, Allison Baker. […]
Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark were the guests of honour yesterday at the official launch of eSmart Homes, a new cybersafety initiative by The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. eSmart Homes is the latest initiative in the eSmart system, which uses a cultural-change approach to teach Australians to be smart, safe and […]
Xbox Fitness, a new online service for Xbox One takes the world’s most popular fitness videos and makes them interactive with Kinect. With an extensive library of videos from the world’s biggest fitness brands including P90x, INSANITY, Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson and others, you could do a new workout every week for a year with […]
The ABC’s Women in Broadcast Technology scholarship program (WiBT) has won the 2013 Women in Technology (WiT) Employer of Choice Award. Over the past 21 years, more than 100 women have completed the WiBT scholarship program with a number of them securing ongoing employment at the ABC through the program. The scholarships have contributed to […]
I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’ve always been a supporter of ‘opt-out’ internet filtering because I genuinely believe it’s the only effective way to prevent children from accessing adult content on the web. But I also acknowledge that most Australians are opposed to any restrictions being placed on internet access. The Coalition’s Policy to […]
Queensland businesswoman and ICT Woman of the Year 2013, Yvette Adams, believes entrepreneurialism should be encouraged in schools and code should be taught in preference to subjects such as algebra and calculus. Yvette Adams (pictured) was named ICT Woman of the Year last night, at the prestigious national 2013 iAwards in Melbourne. The iAwards is […]
Apple today announced the introduction of iTunes Radio, a free Internet radio service featuring over 200 stations and a catalogue of music from the iTunes Store. When you tune into iTunes Radio on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or Apple TV, you’ll have access to stations ‘inspired’ by the music you already listen […]
Microsoft has revealed the Xbox One, their “next-next gen” gaming console. The big reveal focused on two key areas – giving gamers what they want and condensing the functionality of various devices into a console. I was a bit disappointed that in the wake of competition between PC’s and consoles Microsoft has chosen to take […]
Recent research indicates that nearly 25 percent fewer women have access to the Internet. The ability to get online will give women access to information and resources beyond the limits of their immediate community: education programs ranging from basic literacy to advanced degree programs; health and women’s reproductive information; parenting techniques and, most importantly, job […]
As a blogger on the go you want to be able to be able to access your blog, your audience and social media 24/7, and sometimes you find a great article idea which you want to post on blog straight away but alas, you are not physically in front of your computer! Frustrating right? Not […]
There are a lot of emerging technologies that could have a huge impact on the way we work, play, and consume information. Some of the most promising technologies are still a long way away, but there are some important developments that could either go mainstream or at least get a lot closer to full realisation. […]
Older Australians will now have greater access to training resources and information to help them get online with the Australian Government’s new Broadband for Seniors website. Labor Senator for New South Wales, Senator Doug Cameron, launched the new website (www.necseniors.net.au) at the 2012 Australian Computer Conference for Seniors in Sydney on Thursday. The Acting Minister […]
How much is a blogger worth to a brand? Not as much as they should be when you look at the compensation being offered to bloggers by some brands. Blogging for payment is still a relatively new concept in Australia. Women have been especially hesitant to embrace the opportunities now being offered due to increases […]
At the close of Click Frenzy 2012, a barrage of negative media coverage of the event has ensured there will be no more Cyber Monday type shopping events for Australia in the foreseeable future. The media had been hyping it up for weeks as the biggest sale of the year. But when Click Frenzy’s website […]
If I understand this correctly you can now purchase an iPad Mini which is smaller than the original iPad but costs around the same price. Is this a joke? Some IT journalists, myself included, wrote in September that the iPad Mini would be offered at around the same price as other tablets, ie., around the […]
Australian entrepeneur Rebekah Campbell has received $1.2 million in funding for her latest project – a lifestyle, fashion and culture social media platform called ‘Posse’ – from some of the world’s top start-up investors, including Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Tai. Other second round investors for Posse include Tatts CEO Robbie Cooke, MTV’s global head […]
As more companies make the move to virtualized environments, it’s important to understand exactly what the benefits of virtualization are so that you can make an informed decision about your own company’s infrastructure. Here’s a look at some of the reasons why you may want to make virtualization a priority: Less Hardware, Less Cost Server […]
Twelve months out from the next federal election, the Federal Labor Government has backed away from a controversial plan to introduce mandatory internet filtering of illegal content, making existing legislation that prohibits distribution of this material in Australia, virtually worthless. In place of the mandatory internet filter, ISPs in Australia will now be required to […]
Protect yourself and your finances from hackers and malicious software with Technology blogger Frederique Bros’ essential tips for securing your online accounts. I have been talking a lot lately on my blog Women Love Tech about online security and how to protect yourself from hackers. So I put together this list of the best ways […]
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Telstra have signed a Joint Cooperation Agreement to enhance their long-standing partnership by increasing ongoing collaboration and assistance in the information and communication technology sectors. The Agreement will set the framework for the AFP and Telstra to work even more closely in the area of technology-enabled crime. The AFP […]
Imagine speaking silently to a computer and having the words come up on the screen – no more touch-typing. This dream of the future could soon become reality thanks to RMIT University graduate Wai Chee Yau, who investigated computer-based lip-reading as part of her PhD. Dr Yau, of Carlton, who completed her PhD in Biomedical, […]
Email, on-line banking, paying bills and news and weather updates are the most common uses of the internet by Australians this year, according to research released by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The report, Telecommunications Today Report 6: Internet Activity and Content, examines consumer adoption of the internet and the impact this is […]
In recent days Deborah Robinson, founder and editor of Australian Women Online, has been dragged back into the torrent of debate about the Government’s plan to introduce ISP filtering. Unlike a number of others talking about this issue, Australian Women Online does not have a broader agenda. We are not part of the civil libertarian, […]
The Authors Guild, the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Google announced a groundbreaking settlement agreement on behalf of a broad class of authors and publishers worldwide that would expand online access to millions of in-copyright books and other written materials in the U.S. from the collections of a number of major U.S. libraries participating […]
ISACA, an association serving more than 86,000 IT governance professionals, says that a significant court case in the United States, in which a 19-year-old hacker has pleaded guilty to modifying a file-sharing application, highlights the dangers of using this type of software. File-sharing while at work is becoming increasingly common and exposing companies to serious […]
Australia Post’s Environment Manager, Andy Trott said Australia Post has teamed up with MobileMuster, the official national recycling program of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA), to help recycle mobile phone handsets, batteries, chargers and accessories. “Reply Paid satchels are available free at all post offices so anyone can send their used mobile phones to […]
The Content Services Code, a new industry code of practice for providers of online and mobile phone content was released on 16 July 2008 after being approved by the Australian Communications and Media Authority on 10 July 2008. The code says that all content likely to be MA15+ or above must be assessed and classified […]
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released an information pack designed to assist library staff in promoting safe internet use in public libraries, particularly for children. The pack will be delivered to every public library in Australia. Produced in collaboration with the Australian Library and Information Association and public library representatives, the information pack […]
I am delighted to announce the internet industry in Australia is taking some action to regulate itself for the benefit of everyone who uses the Internet, particularly children. The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has launched its draft code of practice for internet content providers, for public comment. “We are confident that the Draft Code achieves […]
In a move which is bound to generate much debate and more than a little anger on the world wide web, the United Kingdom are considering a proposal which will terminate the Internet access of those who repeatedly download pirated music and movies online. Under the proposed three strikes and you’re out legislation, Internet Service Providers who fail to […]