• Wi-Fi Direct vs. Bluetooth 4.0: A Battle for Supremacy

    The fight is on for wireless device-to-device networking supremacy between a refreshed incumbent, Bluetooth 4.0, and a newcomer, Wi-Fi Direct. Both specifications are promising to make it easier for you to quickly transfer pictures, files and other data between two wireless devices such as your smartphone and laptop without the need for a Wi-Fi network or USB cable.

    27 Oct. 10 03:21 Written by Ian Paul
  • Android market hits 100k apps -- but can it compete with Apple?

    Google announced that its mobile applications store Android Market has hit the 100,000 apps milestone, surpassing competing stores from BlackBerry, Nokia or Palm. However, Android Market is only the number two app store around: Apple's App Store hosts three times as many. If Google wants to catch up with Apple, then it will have to address some Android Market issues many are complaining about.

    27 Oct. 10 03:14 Written by Daniel Ionescu
  • Skeptical Shopper: E-Coupons May Track Spending Habits

    The advent of online coupons has made shopping and saving that much easier. In an earlier era, people spent their Sunday mornings clipping coupons out of the newspaper. Now, you can download coupons from dedicated sites like or, or even social networking sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. But this convenience carries certain privacy risks: Some companies track consumer spending habits based on the coupons those consumers use.

    27 Oct. 10 01:47 Written by Ginny Mies
  • Work smarter in Windows: 55 great productivity tricks

    With an ever-growing number of distractions that are fighting for your attention throughout the day, it’s more important than ever to be as productive as possible when you’re actually on the job. With that in mind, we’ve dug up the best Windows tricks in our arsenal and talked to some of the best minds in productivity to find 55 tips sure to help you get more work done with your PC in less time.

    27 Oct. 10 00:57 Written by Christopher Null
  • Vendors closing in on 1Gbps using DSL

    DSL vendors are using a variety of methods such as bonding several copper lines, creating virtual ones and using advanced noise cancellation to increase broadband over copper to several hundred megabits per second.

    26 Oct. 10 23:43 Written by Mikael Ricknäs
  • Third trial to begin in $1.92M music piracy case

    A third trial is set to begin in a bitter, closely watched legal battle between Minnesota native Jammie Thomas-Rasset and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

    26 Oct. 10 21:07 Written by Jaikumar Vijayan
  • Convenience trumps common sense in mobile security arena

    Mobile security is becoming an increasing concern among Australian consumers and enterprises, but few are willing to take the steps necessary to keep their information safe, according to research from Unisys.

    26 Oct. 10 16:41 Written by James Hutchinson
  • Optus' cloud offering 'not vague': MD

    Optus Business' acting managing director has dismissed suggestions that the telco's cloud offering is vague and lacks a proper roadmap.

    26 Oct. 10 15:41 Written by Lisa Banks
  • Corporate Express deploys Cisco infrastructure

    Business support specialist Corporate Express has deployed Cisco’s combined server and network infrastructure as part of plans to fully implement virtualisation and private cloud computing within its operations.

    26 Oct. 10 15:01 Written by Renai LeMay
  • Why does IT have little influence in a company

    A while back, I read a survey that showed that, other than directors of human resources, CIOs were considered the least influential senior executives in most organisations.

    26 Oct. 10 14:27 Written by Paul Glen
  • Report: Microsoft targeting Acer, Asustek over Android

    Microsoft may be looking to add to its existing patent infringement case related to the use of Google's Android mobile phone software by targeting phone makers in Taiwan, according to a Chinese-language news report.

    26 Oct. 10 13:15 Written by Dan Nystedt
  • Qantas looks to cloudy skies

    Chris Seller is Qantas' chief IT architect and head of Operations for its Corporate Services and Technology division. The executive is a veteran of the airline, having held senior IT roles within its ranks for over a decade, including as the head of IT for its Jetstar subsidiary. Seller took some time out recently to speak about Qantas' cloud computing strategy and the issue in general.

    26 Oct. 10 12:00 Written by Renai LeMay
  • Microsoft may face resistance to Windows 8

    Enterprises now in the midst of migrating to Windows 7 are unlikely to repeat that same work in just two years with Windows 8, an analyst said today.

    26 Oct. 10 10:55 Written by Gregg Keizer