Jason Cartwright

Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis.
  • Adobe Online Creative Festival starts now !

    Starting in a few minutes 11am, Adobe are running online seminars to promote their new CS4 suite. Flash Player 10 is required and they’re certainly showcasing one of the big new features of version 10 – 3D support. The event runs from AEST 11am – 4pm today. If your...
  • The A$999 iPhone App – iRa, IP video surveillance

    In the latest of super priced iPhone Applications, iRa allows users to view and control IP based surveillance equipment. Application Features include – View multiple feeds – Full screen video view – Pan, Tilt, Zoom control of cameras – Familiar finger drag and pinch controls – Group cameras for...
  • Legal version of Qik coming to the App Store very soon

    Most of you will be familiar with Qik, but for those that aren’t, it’s a mobile application that lets you stream live to the internet. It’s available for a growing number of devices the most popular at this point is probably the Nokia N95. Some time ago Qik released...
  • Cooliris iPhone App video walkthrough

      Cooliris is a 3D image and video viewer that pulls content from online services (i.e. Flickr, SmugMug etc), this has previously been restricted to a desktop browser plugin. Well that’s all changed with the release of the Cooliris iPhone Application. This is now one of my favourite iPhone...
  • PS3 still playing 360 catch-up with firmware 2.5

    When the news spread yesterday that Playstation had released a new, updated firmware, hopes rose that new features would arrive. Included in the update: The PSN signup page has been redesigned. USERS Xbox 360 owners would be familiar with ‘background downloading’ this lets you put the console in a...
  • Silverlight 2 released

    Microsoft’s big Flash competitor Silverlight is now approaching early maturity. Today Silverlight 2 has been released. What’s new in version 2 ? Probably the biggest addition is the .NET support, but for all the details, head over to ScottGu’s Blog, he even has a simple Digg client built in...
  • Apple event, no surprises, new MacBooks, new displays, still expensive

    Sadly there were no real surprises in Apple’s MacBook event today, just confirmation that the rumour sites once again got it pretty much spot on. Apple are really trying to market the benefits of a new manufacturing process that carves the body out of one piece of aluminum, there’s...
  • Apple’s Macbook event tomorrow, multi-touch screens ?

    The internet and Apple fans have been alive this week with speculation of what will be announced at tomorrow’s event. Apple have announced there will be a Macbook focused event, but as always the details are always the most interesting. I expect Apple will release (or at least announce)...
  • Microsoft launch NXE storage upgrade site

    With the release of the New Xbox Experience a little over a month away, those gamers who chose the hard drive-less skew of the console need some storage for the 128Mb update. Microsoft have launched a site for those people to get hold of a cheap 20GB HDD. “In...