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How the rise of mobile disruption is giving small businesses that ‘aha’ moment

Intuit research shows that educating small business owners on the benefits of mobile and the power of the Cloud is giving back, on average, around seven working weeks of productive time per year.

Most small businesses around the world are relying on apps and the cloud –...

The study, which focused on small businesses in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia revealed that 64 percent of small businesses run in the cloud, 68 percent use apps, and 66 percent use a smartphone.

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

Fashion, and ‘power’, for the smartphone set. Hustle Bag wins backing on Indiegogo

So, what did you do about your phone dying out early in the evening just when you were ready to make dinner plans? Or,...

Pledge your allegiance or fall! Oh, and this isn’t the Roman army, just the...

Many people dubbed 2012 “The Year of Mobile” and looking at the stats, one can’t help but agree. Especially given there are more smartphones in the world than there are people!

Brandon Cowan, 2011 Anthill 30under30 Winner

When the 17 year-old's mum misplaced her car in a large parking lot, the ol' lightbulb came on. With a partner, Cowan developed iParkedHere, a iPhone app that combines GPS tech, the phone's camera and a simple timer to help people locate their vehicles and keep track of time left in a metered parking spot. The app, which sells for $1.99 in the Apple Store, has attracted thousands of downloads and became the tentpole for Cowan's software development company, Crazy Dog Apps.

What are QR Codes?

The popularity of QR Codes is on the rise, but still a lot of people don't quite understand what they are.

10 Mobile Marketing Predictions for 2011 [“Launching a mobile site will offer a greater...

Most retailers are going to be better off focusing on a mobile website first instead of a Smartphone application. A mobile website is well-suited for mobile shopping, is typically less expensive to develop, and can reach more end users with one site than multiple applications. Gartner estimates that over 85% of handsets shipped globally in 2011 will include a mobile browser. With mobile web traffic having grown 500% in the last two years, having a mobile site is now a necessity.
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.

Apple feeling heat to lift ban on Adobe Flash, Melbourne analyst says

Melbourne-based telcom analyst Ovum says Flash 10.1 support will grow across the smartphone market, leading to pressure from developers and users for Apple to support the technology on its iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices.

My mobile phone can cook chicken while mowing the lawn. What can yours do?

If you're a sucker for mobile phone technologies, prepare to be wowed. In fact, if this amazing concept phone ever becomes a reality, it's likely that every device you own right now will suddenly look and feel like the single-purpose brick you carried around circa 1990.

Election accelerates mobile ‘news’ adoption, says Nielsen

Australians' use of handhelds to track the election and its aftermath led to record usage levels. Nielsen's Mobile Market Intelligence service saw overall volume leap by 19 percent in August, compared to July, with the major news organisations the key beneficiaries of the traffic increase.

How to win Coles Egg Racer game. Prepare for a beat-up!

The app is a rare example of an Aussie brand developing a promotion exclusively for iPhone users. I'm talking about the development of an actual application, rather than the increasingly passe trend of giving an iPhone away as a prize. Or, strangely, giving iPhone users free access to Twitter and making a big fuss about it.

Eco and person friendly wheel with smarts

With the world's environmental attention firmly focused on the emmison-cutting wrangling taking place at COP15, it couldn't have been a better opportunity for the brains from the SENSEable City Lab at MIT to showcase their eco-friendly 'smart' innovation -- the Copenhagen Wheel.

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