Australia

  • TechEd 2012 keynote preview–“Write the code that only you can write”

    Today marks the official start of Microsoft’s IT Pro and developer conference, TechEd Australia 2012. Right now thousands of industry professionals and enthusiasts alike are making the trek from all over the country to the sunny Gold Coast. So what’s in-store for them when they arrive? This year’s main...
  • Ford SYNC released in Australia

    Today at Ford Australia’s HQ in Melbourne, Ford announced the release of Ford SYNC into the Australian market. After being released in the United States and Europe, it’s now our turn to get hands-on with the in-car voice command system. The CEO of Ford Australia, made the announcement to...
  • Aussie apps now available in Windows 8

    Today’s launch of Windows 8 Release Preview from Microsoft seen the introduction of metro applications from Aussie developers. Some of those include SBS OnDemand, AU Weather Pro, Sky News, TVFIX and AU Newswire. SBS OnDemand Want to play catchup with SBS programming? Then this is the app for you....
  • Microsoft launches BizSpark Plus in Australia

    Today in Sydney, Microsoft invited press and startup incubators to the launch of BizSpark Plus in Australia. Developer Evangelist for Microsoft, Catherine Eibner began by confirming BizSpark Australia now has more than 2,000 businesses in the program. Average of 2-3 developers per company using the Microsoft software. Microsoft have...
  • Telstra is bringing Rebecca Black to Australia.. late much ?

    Rebecca Black is coming to Australia. Nope, I didn’t ask for it either, blame Telstra. The world of Internet meme’s move pretty fast, with most videos spreading rapidly over the course of a few ours and forgotten about a few days later. Rebecca Black’s Friday video lasted longer than...
  • Head of TiVo Australia leaves for the US, future looks grim

    Director of TiVo Australia or Hybrid Television Services (ANZ), Robbee Minicola has left Australia, and is already back in her home country of the USA, after working internationally for 27 years. She confirmed this with a post on twitter a few hours ago. Her profile description listed her as ...
  • Family HQ is a private social network for your extended family

    Family HQ is a new concept in social networking – it’s private. An Internet start-up that is 100% owned and developed within Australia, Family HQ is the first Australian social network of this type. During Microsoft’s Tech.Ed conference I got a chance to sit down with the Co-Founders Jase...
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    Google Voice now available in Australia

    No doubt most Google users would be envious of our US counterparts who have enjoyed cheap call rates via Google Voice. Well today Australia gets its turn. Google have officially launched Google Voice for Australia, sadly there is one key exception. One of the best parts of Google Voice...
  • Kinect Fun Labs supports voice commands in Australia

    Australian gamers are frustrated by the lack of voice support on the Xbox 360. A feature that launched late last year for the US and UK Xbox owners, it was promised for ‘early 2011’, but its mid-year and we’re still waiting. Microsoft’s reason – the Australian accent is complex...
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