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Use your Vodafone mobile in New Zealand at no extra charge
Vodafone is temporarily waiving its $5 per day roaming fee for customers visiting New Zealand.
Feb 1 2016, 3:45PM
The 25 Worst (But Most Common) Passwords
SplashData has published its 2015 list of the most commonly used passwords. They are all depressingly predictable and we shouldn't have to say they are best avoided. But we do. Because they are still the top 25 passwords. Anyway, here's the list.
Jan 25 2016, 4:48PM
Canberra-Wellington air route seen as business booster
The announcement of direct flights by Singapore Airlines (codeshared with Virgin) between Canberra and Wellington has been welcomed by the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA).
Jan 22 2016, 12:56AM
Is your IT security as good as your big customers expect?
Cisco's 2016 Annual Security Report suggests SMEs are falling behind in terms of IT security - and that can be a worry for enterprise customers.
Jan 22 2016, 12:52AM
Online spending up - are you getting your share?
It shouldn't come as a surprise, but Australian online stores did a lot more business in the just-concluded holiday shopping season than they did the previous year. So if you aren't selling online, it's quite possible that a competitor is stealing your lunch.
Jan 22 2016, 12:33AM
Here's a way to allow bill splitting... when you normally don't allow bill splitting
Bill splitting is a bone of contention between bars and restaurants on one hand and customers on the other.
Dec 7 2015, 2:37PM
No holiday this year? Survey says you're not alone
A new survey of vacation time taken by Australians suggests many small business owners find it hard to take holidays.
Dec 7 2015, 2:34PM
Bigcommerce plugs into Xero
Xero and Bigcommerce now talk to each other, making it easier for online retailers to keep on top of their bookkeeping.
Nov 20 2015, 11:56AM
Xero reminders arrive on schedule
A new Xero feature automates the task of reminding customers of their unpaid invoices.
Nov 20 2015, 11:51AM
Small business idea: provide small business training
If you are an experienced small business operator, passing on your experiences to new entrants could be a useful side business.
Nov 20 2015, 11:32AM
Smaller online retailers ill-prepared for Christmas rush
Have you got all your reindeer in a row for on-time Christmas deliveries?
Nov 13 2015, 2:12PM
NBN Co G.Fast trials show promise
NBN Co has been trialling G.Fast - the technology it plans to use for reticulation in buildings served by Fibre to the Basement - and the results are looking promising.
Oct 23 2015, 2:28PM
Successful satellite launch brings broadband closer to remote businesses
This week's successful launch of NBN Co's Sky Muster satellite is the latest step along the path to broadband service for Australia's remote homes and businesses.
Oct 2 2015, 10:45AM
Free primers on doing business in Asia
Thinking of doing business in Asia? The government wants to help... sort of.
Oct 2 2015, 10:39AM
In-house printing can save you more than money
Today’s small-business printers are more capable and better value than ever.
Sep 18 2015, 1:54PM
It's spring, and the scams are rising
Beware of spam emails pulling nasty tricks to get at your money or take control of your computer.
Sep 10 2015, 4:39PM
Apple updates iPhone and goes big with iPad Pro
Will the changes in Apple's iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus be enough to induce the customary queues when they go on sale later this month? Or will the iPad Pro do the heavy lifting?
Sep 10 2015, 2:20PM
Ashampoo gets in Windows 10's eyes
Worried about the privacy aspects of Windows 10? This utility brings all the relevant controls into one place.
Sep 9 2015, 5:25PM
Tap-and-go finally arrives for MYOB PayDirect merchants
Contactless payments have been around for several years, and now MYOB PayDirect merchants can offer this convenience to their customers.
Sep 9 2015, 5:09PM
Clipp does deals with Dash
Hospitality payments service Clipp has added another string to its bow: last-minute deals.
Sep 9 2015, 5:04PM
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