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Is Pebble on the rocks? Smartwatch manufacturer takes out loan to “stay afloat” 

Is Pebble on the rocks? Smartwatch manufacturer takes out loan to “stay afloat”

Smartwatch superstar Pebble has another $18 million in the bank after a successful Kickstarter, so what's going on?
In the UK, digital payment is now more popular than cash 

In the UK, digital payment is now more popular than cash

Cash now makes up less than half of UK transactions, so if you aren't maximising the ways your customers can pay digitally, you could be in trouble.
You can now get an Adblock browser for Android smartphones 

You can now get an Adblock browser for Android smartphones

The company behind Adblock Plus has revealed an advert-killing browser that can be used with Google's Android devices. Hmn...
How to use Facebook's Power Editor for advertising 

How to use Facebook's Power Editor for advertising

Here's a handy guide on how to target your marketing efforts more precisely with the use of Facebook’s advertising tool.
Case Study: How a Melbourne restaurant uses clever IT to reduce workload 

Case Study: How a Melbourne restaurant uses clever IT to reduce workload

Jacqui Huismann and chef Karel Huismann quickly realised they needed to reduce the amount of paper involved in running suburban Melbourne restaurant Fedele’s Ristorante Italiano after they purchased it in 2013. The answer? Clever use of IT.
Working late? If so, you're not alone 

Working late? If so, you're not alone

Long hours are par for the course for many of us who run small businesses, and the need to prepare for the end of the financial year can make things worse.
PayPal integration just got easier 

PayPal integration just got easier

If your online store runs on Bigcommerce (or you're thinking of setting up such a store) but you don't accept PayPal payments because it's too difficult technically, that's about to change.
Microsoft launches Office for Android preview 

Microsoft launches Office for Android preview

Microsoft has launched a preview of Office for Android smartphones. Pre-release versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available for phones running Android 4.4 or later. Functionality looks much the same as the previous tablet-oriented releases, with...
Google Chrome 43 FINAL adds web MIDI hardware support, improves permissions API 

Google Chrome 43 FINAL adds web MIDI hardware support, improves permissions API

Google has unveiled Chrome 43 FINAL for Windows, Mac and Linux. Version 43’s main new feature is support for hardware MIDI instruments (which is something we're sure you were hanging out for). But there's more!
Xara Web Designer 11 debuts online editing 

Xara Web Designer 11 debuts online editing

Xara Group has unveiled the latest generation of its WYSIWYG website builders, Web Designer 11 ($63.10) and Web Designer Premium 11 ($126.19).
Tech companies are fighting against an encryption backdoor 

Tech companies are fighting against an encryption backdoor

Google, Apple and others have urged US President Barack Obama not to go ahead with encryption backdoors
Microsoft is working on an iOS email chat feature called Flow 

Microsoft is working on an iOS email chat feature called Flow

Microsoft is working on a new chat app, but at the moment we know more about what we DON'T know, than what we do. Know. Confused? Of course, it's Microsoft!
Windows 10 free upgrade: Microsoft details who gets what 

Windows 10 free upgrade: Microsoft details who gets what

Microsoft was meant to be streamlining its OS with Windows 10, so why is upgrading so confusing? Oh, because it's Windows. Moving on to the details, then.
Apple's iOS 9 Home app set to use virtual rooms to manage HomeKit accessories 

Apple's iOS 9 Home app set to use virtual rooms to manage HomeKit accessories

HomeKit-compatible devices will reportedly revolve around an upcoming app for iOS 9 called, unsurprisingly, “Home”
The five weirdest Kickstarter campaigns 

The five weirdest Kickstarter campaigns

From talking desks to ghost hunting apps, we look at five of the weirdest Kickstarter campaigns
Should you be scared of the world's angriest robot? 

Should you be scared of the world's angriest robot?

A team in New Zealand is developing the world's angriest AI to deal with call-centre complaints
11 File-Sync Services Compared 

11 File-Sync Services Compared

The ability to keep one or more folders of files synchronised across multiple computers and mobile devices has become a staple facility for small business users. Dropbox is probably the best-known service of its type, but there are several to choose from. Here is BIT's summary of the major players.
A New Shipping Service to Help Small Business 

A New Shipping Service to Help Small Business

If you're an online retailer or you take orders by phone or mail, Australia Post can be a cost-effective way of sending parcels. But low-volume users need to take the items to the post office, post shop or whatever your nearest facility is called these days, and even between capital cities the expected delivery time is up to four days. Now there's a better way.
Replacing hot water with data: the servers that heat your home 

Replacing hot water with data: the servers that heat your home

The heat generated from computing could keep homes (and small businesses) warm for free.
 A 3D printer made this vest 

A 3D printer made this vest

New 3D printing technology is being used to make clothes, which could be big news for anyone who is into small-scale manufacturing.

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