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Should we admire or slap Apple zealots?

It usually manifests as a long monologue that starts with: "Get a Mac - they are perfect" then trails off, without punctuation or breathing, into an extensive list of Mac failures and bugbears. When they catch themselves, they add, "But they are still brilliant. You should get one!"

iPhone app review: Instapaper

Today we welcome Michelle Matthews, of Deck of Secrets fame, as our new iPhone app reviewer. She is a self-confessed iPhone junkie, with well over 250 apps on her iPhone, so she’s well qualified to give you the inside running. First up: the productivity app, Instapaper.

Cool Company Awards, 2009 – Nominations Open!

It's on again. Over coming weeks, we'll be scouring the nation for Australia's coolest companies. It's the first stage in Australia's most innovative business awards program - The Nomination Phase.

Beware of geeks bearing gifts

Everyone knows the story of the Greeks infiltrating the enemy Trojan compound by hiding inside a giant horse. But not many people know that something similar is going on right now inside the commercialisation of public research in Australia.

An almighty stink over rival iPhone apps

Legal stoushes over intellectual property infringement flare up all the time, and they are invariably serious affairs. But it's hard to keep a straight face watching this report from The Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac, who tries to get to the bottom of the stink between Air-O-Matic - the makers of Pull My Finger (a popular iPhone application that was at one point bringing in US$10,000 a day), and the moguls from InfoMedia who cut Air-O-Matic's lunch by releasing their own Top Selling app, iFart.

Sammartino tests Twitcam as a new tool to educate entrepreneurs

If you want some start-up "radvice", regular Anthill blogger, Rentoid founder and all-round social media maven Steve Sammartino is inviting you to join him...

Federal Government presents IT Innovation Council members

The 24 members of the Federal Government's new Information Technology Industry Innovation Council (ITIIC) have been announced.

Us Now – Oh the times, they are a changin

Us Now is a fascinating documentary film examining the astonishing pace of change that society is currently undergoing, led by the growth of the internet, technology and the new tribalism they are enabling.

Get your mobile idea to market! (Free info session on July 9th)

Got a mobile content or application idea but not sure how to take it to market? Want to hear from three industry experts about how...

Get the message

Do you like receiving marketing via text message? I don’t. When my BlackBerry rings like a bicycle bell, I get a warm feeling inside...

The T-Mobile Dance

On Friday Jan 16, 2009, T-Mobile launched its new commercial, filmed at Liverpool Station in London. The telco used 400 dancers and 10 hidden...

Website of the Week: Deck of Secrets on the iPhone

A few months back, Matthews teamed up with software developer Shaun Ervive to turn the Deck of Secrets guides into iPhone applications.

Website of the Week: The Mobiler

This week, Gizmag launched The Mobiler, a sister site covering all things mobile. With the release of Apple's iPhone, Research In Motion's Blackberry Storm, Google's Android project and other cutting edge products, it's safe to say that mobile is hot right now.

Vodafone-Hutchison merger is good news for competition

Yesterday's announcement that Vodafone and 3 will merge in Australia bodes well for the industry, according to telecommunications analyst, Paul Budde. Sometimes it makes...

Fast five trends for right now

Trends are useful - but in my view, anything beyond 2-5 years is pure fiction. The seeds of mass market change are always with us, percolating away in the background - you just have to pay attention. Here are five I'm tracking right now....

Top 10 ways to kill your phone costs

Look after the cents and the dollars will look after themselves. You might have first heard this axiom on your mother’s knee, but it...

Mobile, Mostyle

When asked to name the handful of countries leading the world in mobile technology and content, most people fire back with Japan, South Korea,...

Innovation: Disruption in the first degree

"Innovation" is a woolly beast. It has many disguises and aliases. To get face-to-face and down and dirty with innovation is no mean feat.

Built to flip

Some companies are built to be sold. The intellectual property and business processes are bedded down and bundled into a transferable package. Find a market gap, identify potential buyers, build it, drive home the value and make the trade sale. And then, if you enjoyed the ride, do it again.

Content is still king

Mobile companies across the globe have spent billions of dollars creating networks that essentially all offer the same services. It's been a huge investment just to get to the starting line. But the real challenge is in providing something that is different from the competition.

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Five essential things to get right if you want to raise...

So you’ve got a brilliant idea, or maybe you’ve even started building your nascent business, but you think it might help to bring on some extra money. You try to raise the money, but wherever you go it seems there are roadblocks and challenges, and it’s difficult to know where to start. To help tackle this tricky tropic, we interviewed Bryan Vadas. He’s the founder of iPledg (Australia’s leading crowdfunding platform for creative, commercial, charitable and community projects) and Capital Exchange Australia (an education and funding platform for startups).

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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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