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In what is clearly not a pointless move, Google wants to make a real point of its new Google Play Points program that lets you earn points and rewards for the ways you already use Google Play - and it's free to join with no monthly fees. 

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 19:40

Change the Course of a Child’s Life this Xmas

SPONSORED NEWS (Sponsored by iTWire): As Australians start to think about the gifts they will share over the festive season, children’s education charity The Smith Family urges them to also consider stepping up to help change the course of a child’s life, by supporting their education to break the cycle of poverty.

Published in Not For Profit
Friday, 08 November 2019 11:26

eBay's top toys for Christmas

Based on Australian shopper trends and research, eBay's toy experts have handpicked the most-wanted toys.

Published in Entertainment

Promising IPX8 water resistance with a 7-inch, 300dpi Paperwhite display that proffers "the latest e-ink technology, and colour adjustable front light", the all-new thin and light Kindle Oasis is no mirage in the desert!

Published in Home Tech

Amazon Echo: It's in the news for "accidentally" spying on a user, sending a private conversation to an employee in their contact list, but you can now purposefully ask Amazon Echo to read you a spy novel – or any other kind of book.

Published in Home Tech
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 23:34

Digital disruption hits book publishing industry

Digital disruption has hit the book industry hard, resulting in a significant drop in onshore book sales, according to an Australia first study by Macquarie University of the country’s book publishing industry.

Published in Market
Friday, 16 October 2015 16:52

App users hot on games: study

App users typically spend more time in games than any other type of app, - up to 10 times more depending on the category of apps – according to data released by mobile analytics platform, adjust.

Published in Apps

Billing itself as ‘the first and only global eBookstore to offer a rewards program for booklovers’, Kobo Super Points aims to make reading more rewarding.

Published in Entertainment

Online buyers of goods from overseas could be hit with price hikes of 250% if the federal government reduces the low-value threshold of the goods, according to consumer advocacy group Choice.

Published in Strategy

2014’s not over yet, but Kobo has gone all-in with its inaugural 2014 Book Report and eReading trends from its ebooks, ebook readers and bookstore with 4.2 million titles. 

Published in Entertainment

Facebook may have a new book-based rival after Melbourne-based publishing startup Tablo announced the launch of new social features for its cloud-based e-book publishing service, as part of what it describes as the biggest shift in its plaftform since its 2013 launch.

Published in Business Software
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 11:15

Women in IT in the New Social Era

Are programs designed to boost the number of women in IT doomed to failure?

Published in Core Dump
Friday, 18 October 2013 09:51

Kindle Paperwhite makes down under debut

Amazon has announced that its hugely popular Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is now available down under at Dick Smith and Big W stores.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 28 August 2013 18:58

Kobo unleashes new tablets, e-readers

Kobo has announced some big additions to its hardware lineup in Australia, with a bunch of new e-readers and tablets on the way.

Published in Home Tech
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 10:18

Google goes for a re-Play

Google just announced a "fresh new look" for Google Play, furthering its new focus on entertainment for its Android tablets and smartphones.

Published in Mobility
Friday, 09 December 2011 08:14

iTunes Rewind 2011 - their choices and yours

What was hot in the iTunes Store and App Store during 2011? Some of the answers may surprise you.

Published in Entertainment
Monday, 08 August 2011 11:15

Tablet owners: you've already got a Kindle

Although some are excited to finally see Amazon's soon-to-be-superseded B&W Kindle 3 models set for sale from month's end in Big W, Dick Smith and Woolworths, if you already have a tablet, why swindle yourself by spending yet more on outdated Kindle hardware?

Published in Entertainment
Friday, 03 June 2011 17:28

Google opens web-book source

Google has released the source code to its '20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web' web-book.

Published in Open Source
Friday, 20 May 2011 10:54

Kindle books outselling paper editions

The popularity of ebooks continues to soar - Amazon is now selling more Kindle books than paper editions. And that doesn't count the ebooks it gives away.

Published in Entertainment
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 17:16

Sony to enter tablet market with Sony Tablet

Sony might not be the first to arrive for the Android tablet party, but at least it's bringing something different.

Published in Virtualisation
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