technology & electronics

It's spring, and the scams are rising

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

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
Tap-and-go finally arrives for MYOB PayDirect merchants

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
Samsung's new high-end tablet arrives next week

Samsung's new high-end tablet arrives next week

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will hit Australian shops on 15 September.
Sep 9 2015, 5:00PM
How to get Google Apps without the admin chores

How to get Google Apps without the admin chores

If Google Apps appeals but you don't want to be bothered with even the minimal administrative load involved, Crucial will look after the chores for you.
Sep 2 2015, 5:43PM
Malware: another reason to not jailbreak your iPhone

Malware: another reason to not jailbreak your iPhone

Jailbreaking is a double-edged sword - and you may not be holding the hilt.
Sep 2 2015, 5:37PM
Sony claims 'thinnest, lightest, brightest' tablet crown with Xperia Z4

Sony claims 'thinnest, lightest, brightest' tablet crown with Xperia Z4

Most of the tablets we've spotted in small businesses have been iPads being used as point-of-sale devices, but what's happening behind the scenes is anyone's guess.
Sep 2 2015, 5:34PM
Optus stretches mobile broadband expiry

Optus stretches mobile broadband expiry

More data for your money, longer expiry, and more room for data rollovers: what's not to like?
Sep 2 2015, 5:30PM
PayPal One Touch helps your customers keep shopping

PayPal One Touch helps your customers keep shopping

A new PayPal feature lets customers log into the payments service on one retailer's site and then keep shopping at other eligible online stores while they use the same device and browser.
Aug 28 2015, 1:59PM
Pirate hunters claim another Victorian scalp

Pirate hunters claim another Victorian scalp

We don't know whether Victoria is a hotbed of unlicensed software usage, has a larger proportion of whistleblowers, or if it's just that BSA has it in for the state, but three of the last four wins announced by the software industry body have involved Victorian companies.
Aug 28 2015, 1:54PM
Optus claims a world first - in Newcastle

Optus claims a world first - in Newcastle

4G speeds are be impressive, but maybe you're still not satisfied. How does an actual download speed of 317Mbps sound?
Aug 19 2015, 4:52PM
Keen to roll your own business systems? FileMaker has a deal for you

Keen to roll your own business systems? FileMaker has a deal for you

Not every BIT reader has the need or inclination to develop custom business systems, but if you're one of the minority, do read on.
Aug 14 2015, 2:30PM
5 reasons for your business to invest in new IT kit now

5 reasons for your business to invest in new IT kit now

Waiting for the perfect moment to upgrade your IT gear in your business? Of course, there's no perfect moment, but very GOOD moments come up from time to time... and we're in the middle of one right now. Here are five areas worth spending on.
Aug 7 2015, 1:41PM
Optus to shut down 2G network

Optus to shut down 2G network

Optus is shutting down its 2G mobile phone network from 1 April 2017.
Aug 5 2015, 4:31PM
HP warns on smartwatch security - rather, the lack of it

HP warns on smartwatch security - rather, the lack of it

Beware: HP has tested 10 smartwatches only to find they all have "significant" vulnerabilities.
Aug 5 2015, 4:25PM
Using unlicensed software? You're being hunted.

Using unlicensed software? You're being hunted.

BSA - a trade organisation for software vendors - says it's finding as many instances of the use of unlicensed software as it did last year.
Aug 5 2015, 3:57PM
Xero updates Android app

Xero updates Android app

A new Android version of Xero Touch - the mobile companion app for the Xero cloud accounting system - features multiple user interface improvements, including the adoption of Google's Material design.
Aug 5 2015, 3:49PM
Square adds Dashboard app

Square adds Dashboard app

Point of sale software gains analytics capabilities.
Jul 29 2015, 6:05PM
Your phone or tablet may have developed a porn habit of its own

Your phone or tablet may have developed a porn habit of its own

More than 50 apps on Google Play include malware that secretly accesses porn sites, according to a security vendor.
Jul 29 2015, 5:46PM
Aussie payments battle: eWay beats Square with POS reader

Aussie payments battle: eWay beats Square with POS reader

eWay has beaten US payments provider Square to market with its first mobile point-of-sale card reader for Australian businesses.
Jul 22 2015, 3:41PM

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