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I’ve always wanted a clone. Now, my iPad can become one [VIDEO]

I don't mean a Dr Evil Mini Me sort of clone, either. I've just felt that sometimes, it would be better if I could be in two places at once. Like, at home and at work. Or, better yet, diving and at home, I mean work.

Got a good story to tell? How a compelling story can change the world

Australians, as a people and a corporate community, are generous. In times of need, we give. We give locally, we give nationally and internationally. Yet one company, The Royals, a Melbourne-based creative agency, wanted to do more than just make a financial contribution to their charities of choice.

He’s not ‘Apple’s bitch’ but Kogan’s Stereo Entertainment is designed for the iPad

Ruslan Kogan is seen as a big disrupter in Australia’s consumer electronics industry. He talks down entrenched brick-and-mortar rivals, and talks up his own nascent brands. But there's one thing you gotta concede. Kogan, an immigrant from Belarus, puts his money where his mouth is.

Alon Tamir rustles up an iPad accessory for the road warrior

In the Gold Rush, many who struck figurative gold were not the prospectors but those who sold the pick axes and pans. The same applies in just about any market, including the mobile device 'gold rush'. It's not the gadget makers alone who are striking it lucky — millions of entrepreneurs who develop innovative accessories for mobile phones and tablet computers are raking it in, too. Out to grab his share of that pie is Alon Tamir, a Melbourne entrepreneur who has set up a full-fledged studio with goal of designing and building exciting new accessories under the umbrella brand of Wallee.

Meet Oomph, Anthill 2011 Cool Company Award Finalist [Innovation Category]

Oomph, a company that offers a easy-to-use, highly customize publishing platform for tablets, hit the ground running when the iPad arrived in 2010. The principals behind Oomph, operating under another company name, already had about 50 iPhone apps under their belt.

Primary school-age Apple app wizard shows the grownups a thing or two

We've seen countless pre-teens pound eye-melting video games into submission and treat laptops and mobile phones like the devices are extensions of their bodies. So we can't be completely floored by Thomas Suarez, a seasoned iPhone app developer who's about five years away from qualifying for a driver's license.

Is it Windows 8 or bust for Microsoft?

Windows 8 or bust? Microsoft’s fate in the post-PC world is inextricably linked to Windows 8, the newest version of its ubiquitous but antiquated operating...

Is wine, food and travel worth anything if it’s not on the iPhone? Ask...

VisitVineyards.com has launched an iPhone app that brings its rich content to travellers. The online wine and food travel guide was once called “Australia’s most comprehensive guide to regional wine, food and travel guide” by the Mornington Peninsula and received several other encomiums for blazing a new trail in this realm. So, the development of the app is in keeping with its reputation as a new media pioneer.

The car of the future is fully electric, comes with an iPad…and it’s hitting...

The future is coming to Australia's motorways faster than we imagined, and EDay Life is steering the wheel. The Melbourne company has announced its plans to launch a fleet of fully electric cars on the market in early 2012. In this podcast, Garry and Leon speak with EDay Life's Dr. Laurie Sparke about the electric car technology and the plan for leasing the cars to consumers. They also hear from Vikash Rugoobur of Curve Tomorrow about the development of the tablets that will navigate all aspects of the vehicles.

iPhone users twice as valuable as Android users for advertisers

The iPhone truly sets us apart. You're an iPhone user or... well... you're just *not*. It is something many of us have known for some...

The future of print media? Augmented-reality newspaper ad jumps off the page [VIDEO]

Who says print is dead? Commonwealth Bank tapped the talents of Sydney computer graphics company Explore Engage and put out a newspaper ad that jumps off the page. All you need is a smartphone camera loaded with a reader app.

How Deloitte’s online chief is embracing the tablet revolution

Leon and Garry speak with Frank Farrall, director of online business at Deloitte Consulting. Farrall discusses the use of the iPad and smartphones by business executives, as well as the need to focus on customers by connecting with them through their mobile and tablet devices.

Hello, iPad2. As for the original, welcome to the scrap heap? [VIDEO]

How many of you who bought iPads less than a year ago plan to scrap your multitouch pride and joy for the iPad2? We offer a video memorial to the original, which after only 11 months of existence is marching to the graveyard already populated by the original iPod, the music CD, and any Droid phone more than 120 days old.

Tony is more likely to shop online than Julia, according to Kogan’s numbers

Australia’s self-appointed online retail antagonist Ruslan Kogan -- while possibly enjoying a slow day at the office -- has crunched his online traffic numbers to reveal that the most popular names of 2010 online shoppers on the Kogan site were John, Peter, David, Michael and Paul (in addition to some information that you might actually one day use, on how and why Australians shop online).

Freelancer survey reveals technology winners and losers for 2010 (PHP biggest winner; Microsoft biggest...

Online outsourcing marketplace (and Anthill Cool Company Award winner) Freelancer.com has released the results of its 2010 Freelancer Fast 50 index, an analysis of 320,000 online job postings, revealing the most (and least) popular technologies desired for freelance jobs in 2010, providing a barometer of technology trends.
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New ad raises bar for iPad engagement [‘Click-to-Interact’ versus ‘Touch-to-Experience’]

HTML5 has been put through its paces to create a snazzy promotional game, in an effort to increase lacklustre response rates to banner ads on the iPad. The HTML5 ‘gamified’ banner, created by US creative agency Glow Interactive for USA Network’s ‘White Collar’, can be found on the New York Times’ page when browsing on an iPad. The ad integrates the brand with the ad source, creating a deeper level of engagement.

The 9 greatest online threats to watch out for in 2011 [IMPORTANT READING]

Some of the most popular gadgets and services from 2010, like Google's Android and Google TV, and Apple's iPhone and Mac OS X platform, are predicted to be major targets for cyberattacks this year. McAfee and its researchers also predict acts of "hacktivism" to be more common, as more groups commit politically motivated cyberattacks like those of Wikileaks.

Eat your heart out, iPad. Lenovo laptop screen detaches to become a tablet.

Lenovo has the tablet market all a-flutter with its new IdeaPad U1 hybrid. Is it a laptop? Is it an iPad inspired tablet? The IdeaPad is both, boasting a detachable resistive multi-touch display, an Intel CULV processor and a 128GB SSD.

Australian developer transforms iPads into restaurant menus

NetStart, a Adelaide-based software developer, appears to have a winner on the table with MenuPad, an iPad app that allows restaurant customers to swipe through screens of food choices and place their order in a wireless, oh-so-geeky way.

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.

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Most homepages dedicate too much of their valuable space to predictable and generally unhelpful information, such as the purpose of the business, their products and services, their achievements and needy invitations to ‘buy, buy, buy’ or ‘contact us for a free consultation on no obligation quote’. Effective homepages focus on the needs and wants of the customer.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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