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.
Australian web designers know what works in Australia, and they know what online shoppers in this part of the world are looking for.
An emerging new trend is showing that social media is fast becoming the greatest wedding crasher of all time.
Bloggers in Australia who accept cash or freebies for posting positive product reviews on their website, could be risking more than just their reputation with readers. New guidelines for online product reviews released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) before Christmas, require review platforms – including bloggers and the celebrities who spruik products […]
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 […]
We all have our bucket lists, but who among us has given any thought to creating an ‘after you kick the bucket’ bucket list? Yes, climbing the Eiffel Tower is something a lot of us aspire to do in life, but where’s the fun in contemplating your final tax return? LifeInsuranceFinder.com.au have done the deadly […]
I am so angry with Fairfax right now. This morning the Sydney Morning Herald published a story online which may have done irreparable harm to the memory of Hannah Smith, the British teenager who committed suicide after being bullied on the social media site Ask.fm. In a statement released to the media, the social media […]
Always the last to know what’s really happening on the internet, the mainstream media, or to be more precise, News Limited (because Fairfax is still five years behind everyone else), has finally caught on to the fact that cyber bullying doesn’t just happen to children and teenagers. Anyone with a social media profile is at […]
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 […]
I was just hanging out in the Twitterverse one night, when I stumbled upon a controversy. Some writers were giving Mia Freedman a hard time for not paying her contributors. Resentment had been building since Freedman announced she’d purchased the hotly-contested, Australian licence for iVillage. Now writers were asking: “If she can afford to do […]
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 […]
Emma Watson, the actress who played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie franchise, has won the unenviable title of Most Dangerous Cyber Celebrity in McAfee’s 2012 Most Dangerous Celebrities™ study. Emma Watson has replaced last year’s winner Heidi Klum, to be named the 2012 most dangerous celebrity to search for online. Whist Dannii Minogue […]
I’ve been chasing one of Australia’s largest media corporations for the money they owe Australian Women Online. Of course I’d be more than happy to discuss the matter with them, if only they would reply to my emails or return my telephone calls. This is no way to treat a publisher but whose going to […]
Comforting new research conducted by Habbo Australia, the world’s largest virtual world for teens, shows that although young people perceive the internet as a valuable tool for building relationships with people they know in real life, Generation Z is generally vigilant, alert and discerning when it comes to who they connect with online. Habbo has […]
This week Worldeka officially launched www.worldeka.com, a social networking site and platform of collaboration for the greater good. Worldeka founders, brother and sister entrepreneurs Sophie and Charlie Cox, partnered with Landor Associates, one of the world’s leading strategic brand consulting and design firms, to build a brand that would transform the way people think about, […]
The launch of Bing, Microsoft’s much anticipated new search engine, was announced early this morning (AEST) by Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, at the D: All Things Digital conference in California. Set to change the nature of search as we know it, Bing offers a more organised search experience for consumers to help them find what […]
MySpace Australia has launched new cyber bullying safety tips and announced a partnership with Girlfriend Magazine and Boost Mobile to promote a new online ‘Code of Conduct: ‘Untag, Block, Delete’’ to combat cyber bullying. The Internet Safety Technical Task Force’s Research’s Advisory Board, based in the US, recently produced an extensive report which highlighted that […]
Australia risked being left behind on internet safety if the community failed to back the federal government’s plan for Internet Service Provider (ISP) filtering, a Catholic Bishop said today. The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) delegate for media issues, Bishop Peter Ingham, said other countries were miles ahead of Australia when it came to keeping […]
Britney Spears has continued to enthral Australians with her diva antics and much publicised ‘comeback’ to record the highest number of web searches in 2008, however world events also rated highly for Australians according to annual rankings released today by Yahoo!7. Heath Ledger came in at number two behind Britney, following the Australian actor’s tragic […]
Skype has recruited Australian writer Rebecca Campbell (pictured) for an ambitious attempt to create a live, worldwide, human demonstration of how their product can now be used anywhere and on the move. Earlier this month, Rebecca Campbell (aka. ‘The Skype Nomad’) embarked from London on a 33 day round-the-world trip across 15 countries including China, […]
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 […]
For the first time Australian women can access the latest information from Australian women’s health experts in a free and interactive forum directly from their home computer. Leading women’s health organisation the Jean Hailes Foundation for Women’s Health is using the latest technology in a bid to reach out to Australian women and provide the […]