Applications

Big data is a privacy minefield

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Our every move can now be monitored, recorded and monetised. That means big opportunities for companies but also potentially big privacy issues.

Who holds the keys to the smart home kingdom?

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The nice thing about standards is that you have so many to choose from. Nowhere is this more evident right now than amongst the Internet of Things, where a smart home standards war is looming.

The two versions of Microsoft Office

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Microsoft will have two new versions of its popular Office productivity suite by the end of the year: one built for touch, and another geared for traditional mouse-and-keyboard work.

Microsoft goes for broke with Windows 10

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Microsoft’s Windows 10 should be able to convince enterprises and consumers to upgrade from Windows 7 but it's not enough to resuscitate the software giant's ambitions in the mobile space.

Shazam joins the $US1 billion club

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Music identification app secures $US30 million in new funding, now valued at over $US1 billion.

REVIEW: Moto X 2.0

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The original Moto X was one of the best Android smartphones around and now Motorola is back with a bigger and more powerful successor.

Laptops for the long haul: Two-day battery life is here

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We demand the impossible from our gadgets but with laptops we're actually getting close to having it all.

Dell XPS 13 Review: Has the MacBook met its match?

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Laptop makers have been playing catch-up with the hardware in Apple’s MacBook Air for some time and it looks like the 2015 version of the XPS 13 just might have the goods.

SAP aims to double sales by 2020

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German software maker expects cloud subscriptions to exceed software licence revenue by 2018.

The curse of thoughtless automation

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Here’s a prediction. By 2017, the single biggest way in which digital technology will annoy people is through intrusive and annoying algorithmic automation.

Uber CEO strikes conciliatory note in Europe

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Travis Kalanick says Uber is determined to make a positive impact on European cities.

Five trends that will shape the workplace of the future

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It won’t be long before cubicle farms, individual desks and even the concept of a traditional office is changed for the better.

Globalisation and consumerisation: The twin challenges for the app economy

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Investing in the right application delivery solution is the first step in meeting the growing expectations of employees as they navigate the connected world.

Does your organisation have a ‘data fairy godmother’?

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The recent spate of high-profile security breaches continues to highlight the fact that data security continues to take a back seat.

Google Translate now converts spoken conversations, text from photos

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The Google Translate app is getting an update, with photo translation now more capable than before and available on both Android and iOS.

IBM touts its monster mainframe

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It’s about the size of an extra-large refrigerator, cost $US1 billion to make and according to IBM, the most powerful and sophisticated computer ever built.

IBM accused of deliberate deception on payroll fiasco: report

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Legal stoush between the Queensland government and IBM set to be a bruising affair, with IT giant accused of overselling its capabilities and pushing through with an inadequate solution.

What's driving digital banking in 2015

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Investing in software is paying dividends for our big four banks but they still face technology challenges.

Clearing skies: Is the 'Cloud' getting safer?

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With vendors beefing up security solutions businesses need to rethink the value proposition of storing their data on the cloud rather than in their own servers.

CES 2015: Shooting for the stars

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From smartglasses that let shooters fire live rounds of ammunition to a wi-fi enabled sprinkler system sky, vendors are aiming to impress at this year's CES.

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