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Review
Hands-on review – CleanMyMac X utility for macOS
We get hands-on with a useful utility that macOS users never thought they needed but probably do.
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Cloud
Apple announces new developer tools and APIs for better app experiences
The new announcement encompasses new tools, technologies and APIs that the company says are designed to help developers create better and more involved experiences for their users.
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Cloud
Google announces new version of Chromecast with remote features
Google has announced its newest version of Chromecast, featuring a variety of new features and a new look.
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Migration
Let’s clear the cloud visibility haze with app awareness
Increasingly, organisations are heading for the cloud, initiating new born-in-the-cloud architectures and migrating existing applications via ‘lift and shift’ or refactoring.
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First Table
First Table set to revive restaurant commerce in NZ with platform launch
A new restaurant booking platform has launched in New Zealand, giving Kiwi diners the opportunity to save and book at a variety of restaurants around the country.
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Blockchain
What is a DApp and why are they useful?
DApps are an innovative way to make use of a blockchain's capabilities. But it can be tough to find a plain English definition of exactly what they are.
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Sensor Tower
Australia’s most downloaded apps revealed in study
Sensor Tower reveals government apps topped the list followed by the usual social media suspects, but local streaming services also made the cut.
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Oracle
Java's growth through Oracle provides coding for the future
At some point in your life, it is likely that you would have heard of, utilised, or even worked with Java software in your day to day life.
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Cybersecurity
A/NZ apps incur $72m in losses due to mobile ad fraud
The rapid digital transformation in the financial industry has encouraged more fraudsters to tap into finance applications.
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Cloud Security
Zscaler improves SSE framework for added resiliency
Zscaler has announced improvements to its security service edge (SSE) framework with the addition of three Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) solutions.
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Data analytics
Micro Focus introduces AI-powered ValueEdge platform
Micro Focus has announced the general availability of its new, modular, cloud-based solution that integrates with the existing toolchains of a company for improved productivity and automation.
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Microsoft
Top apps and services  revealed as organisations negotiate COVID-19
Organisations adopt collaboration and security tools with a vengeance, as they accelerate migration to the cloud.
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Mobiles
CYFIRMA launches mobile app designed to keep user's safe
The app is designed to help users acquire cyber safe habits, learn about emerging cyber threats, and be aware of attackers targeting apps they've installed.
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Digital Transformation
Australian companies risk losing millions by not going digital
Australian businesses could potentially lose an average of AU$6.5m if they don’t follow through with digital transformation initiatives.
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Remote Working
2degrees helps working Kiwis switch off with new app
New research by the company revealed that nearly half of New Zealand adults are looking for a better balance between their online and real lives but don't know how to achieve it.
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Apps
App and social media usage numbers soar in Australia
Social media and general app usage has soared in Australia, with new figures revealing 83% of Australians are now on some form of social media.
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Digital Transformation
Adobe’s Experience Cloud tools offer benefits for retailers
Software company Adobe has announced the release of new features that will offer benefits to retailers, including enhanced personalisation.
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Augmented Reality
Pinterest widens reach in eCommerce sector with AR implementation
In a sign of things to come, Pinterest is widening its reach within the eCommerce sector by introducing new tools utilising augmented reality.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Nanoleaf Lines
If you have read any of my previous reviews, you would know I am a big fan of Nanoleaf and its products. I have their panels and strips all over my house.
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Gaming
App and mobile usage continues to soar according to new App Annie report
App and mobile usage has significantly increased around the world, according to the new App Annie State of Mobile 2022 report.
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Crowdfunding
Aussie app startup raises $1M through crowd-sourced funding campaign
The success of the CSF will enable the startup to activate its plans for growth, both in Australia and globally, with CEO and Founder Leon Young now planning to launch a private investment round in early Q1 2022.
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Appian
Belong accelerates intelligent automation during COVID-19 with Appian
Appian announced today that Belong, a leading provider of mobile and internet plans in Australia, is using the Appian Low-Code Platform to intelligently automate key customer service actions, manage fraud identification and rapidly respond to changing demands, including COVID-19.
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Whatsapp
Kaspersky uncovers malicious version of Whatsapp mod
"We’ve seen how cybercriminals are spreading malicious files through the ad blocks in such apps, and it’s putting the users at risk."
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Digital Engagement
Digital experience can make or break brand relationships with customers
60% of consumers will place blame on a brand's app even though the issue may actually lie elsewhere.