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Pandora’s box: The popularity of streaming has seen apps overthrow CDs from the music...

The convenience of streaming has had divergent effects for the smartphone app developers industry and the reproduction of recorded media industry

Traditional firms need to respond faster to digital disruptors… not with lawsuits though

Disruption from digital disruptive intermediaries such as iTunes, Uber and Airbnb often emerges slowly, yet incumbent firms do not respond swiftly enough, according to...

Don’t over think it, just KIISS! Keep It Insanely Simple Stupid

Why do most businesses make it so complicated for themselves, as well as you and me as consumers? And how come some businesses get...

This is how to protect yourself from the Heartbleed Bug wrecking havoc for online...

Global security researchers recently confirmed the presence of a security “hole” that affects anyone who uses https. Keep in mind that https is the protocol...

Are you frustrated with crunching your personal finances on spreadsheets? Two long-time buddies have...

The year was 2012. Alvin Singh, an experienced software engineer, had just changed jobs and was looking to get his personal finances together. As his...

Brisbane duo create a language therapy app that makes learning English fun for kids...

An innovative new language app, Key Word Kids, was recently launched globally on iTunes. Designed to help kids learn early English language skills through key...

The trailer of the Steve Jobs movie is boring. So, here’s a clip instead.

We've been watching you. Yes, you've been tweeting, Facebooking, hovering around water coolers talking about this movie. Well, now you can watch an excerpt. Firstly,...

Can you imagine walking around with a camera crew… in your smartphone?

Ever since its invention, video has always been a powerful tool for communication. And, it looks like we could now harness this power even...

Does your app need a custom end user licence agreement on the iStore?

If your app is accepted by the iStore, the default terms and conditions are applied to your app. That is, unless you provide your own customised version. Why would you need to do that? There are a few good reasons, plus, you're going to learn a new acronym - EULA.

What to do with your smartphone other than play Angry Birds? Keep your assets...

An insurance industry professional has developed an app that will help everyone keep track of their assets and what insurance is in place to protect them.

Get lost? There’s a crowd-sourced GPS service to help with that

GPS Navigation 2, the Berlin-based company's internationally acclaimed mobile navigation app is now available to users in Australia, for just $1.99 AUD. This makes it the most affordable mobile navigation app in the country. GPS Navigation 2 is a sensational global success, boasting of more than 3 million users worldwide and the #1 position in 20 countries.

Why doesn’t MTV play music videos anymore? [VIDEO]

This parody video has a 20-something asked the Head of MTV why this television channel no longer plays music videos, like it did in the 1990s. If your start up is aimed is about music, or if it's targeting anyone older than, say, 20, there might be something in this for you too.

Twitter joins with heavyweight Apple to spread some iTunes love [VIDEO]

In a strong signal that Twitter has reached the Olympus of Internet gods that look down on us all, the mini-message network is now integrated with Apple so users can share their favorite tunes. Twitter now works with Ping, iTunes' social network for music. Who will be Twitter's next partner as it hobnobs with the 'Net's other heavy hitters?
Min-i-Mags iPhone Application

Australian mobile app to replace four billion pieces of pulped wood (also known as...

Appalogues (see what they did there?), created by Brisbane company Min-i-Mags, is a smartphone application that combines old-school catalogues with new mobile technology to create a product it hopes will replace shopping catalogues -- Australia’s third largest consumer-directed advertising medium (after newspapers and TV).

Reality goes mobile with new augmented app to promote KIA at the Australian Open

In an Australian first, mobile solutions group Mnet has delivered an augmented reality experience to capitalise on KIA's sponsorship of the Australian Open. Triggered by broadcast television, online and print media advertising, the mobile application, available on smartphone platforms iPhone and Android, uses augmented reality to bring a 3D animation of the KIA Optima from different channels, such as television, to the mobile phone.

Could this adorable, app-enhanced doggie be YouTube’s next pop star?

The music industry's backlash against Auto-Tune is well-documented, though it reportedly endures on countless CDs and on every episode of "Glee." LaDiDa isn't designed to be insidious; it's tech is actually quite cool. The user chooses a musical tempo and style, then serenades the iPhone or iPad. The app uses the voice to compose a melody. Think of it as karaoke in reverse.

What is Apple’s Ping and could it prompt the death of MySpace?

Poor Myspace. It's been on its last air-guitar-riffing, crowd-surf-groping, drug-fuelled stagger for several years now. Indeed, the only thing that has kept its face from plunging into the vomit-filled toilet bowl of obscurity has been the way musicians have used the platform to self-promote... until now.

Cool Award winner carves up iTunes charts with ‘Ask the Butcher’ iPhone app

Protein One, winner of the Commercial Creativity Award at the 2009 Anthill Cools for its Ask The Butcher creative campaign, unexpectedly stormed up the iTunes charts over the holidays with its 'Ask The Butcher' iPhone App.

Cool Award winner carves up iTunes charts with 'Ask the Butcher' iPhone app

Protein One, winner of the Commercial Creativity Award at the 2009 Anthill Cools for its Ask The Butcher creative campaign, unexpectedly stormed up the iTunes charts over the holidays with its 'Ask The Butcher' iPhone App.

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