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    Cortana for Windows 10 is coming to Australia “over the coming months”

    “Hey Cortana, where the bloody hell are ya?” Windows 10 is coming in just over a week and today we get some new information on the voice assistant, Cortana that’ll be introduced in Windows 10. Microsoft had already announced, on the July 29th launch day, Cortana will debut on...
  • Test your website’s mobile-friendliness or dissapear

    Last week Google made an important change to their search algorithm. If your website doesn’t perform well on mobile devices, it won’t be shown in mobile search results. With users accessing the web increasingly from mobile devices over desktops, this change can make or break a business. Google have...
  • Bing’s homepage is a 360 degree panorama without plugins

    While most of you still use Google, the search war continues. There’s definitely some interesting things happening over at Bing. While Google have often been the masters of interactive widgets on their search page, Bing is offering a 360 degree interactive panorama. The magic here is that there’s no...
  • And that’s how search works, Google’s index of 30 trillion pages

    Google have released a new site called ‘inside search’ which uses a 3 part, info-graphic style pages to explain the amazing technical challenges that searching the internet entails. Google’s search indexes more than 30 trillion pages which contains more than 100 million gigabytes which all builds to an index....
  • Facebook Graph Search, the biggest thing to happen in search since Siri

    This morning Facebook held a product announcement and introduced the world to Graph Search. While the name is pretty average, it does explain this new type of search very well. As the more than a billion users add content and connections to Facebook, making sense of that big data...
  • Bing enables HTML5 video to make search beautiful

    Microsoft have switched on the long promised HTML5 version of their Bing search engine. Bing began by making search more visual with a daily image, but now through the power of HTML5 video, that image comes to life as a video. Unfortunately this is another entrant to the US-only...
  • How To Cover Up Your Tracks While Searching Online

    People often worry about searching for specific things online in case someone else who uses the computer find’s out what they have previously searched for. So how do you add a little extra protection when you are out and about discovering things on the internet that you don’t want...
  • Feature: CarGrabber simplifies searching for cars

    Features are a new category of posts on techAU, they aim to highlight Australian-based startups. There’s some fantastic work being done in Australia and honest hard work that benefits Aussies should be promoted and encouraged. If you’d like to be techAU’s next Feature company, email jason@techAU.tv. Features are not...
  • Bing + Facebook = Social search results

    Microsoft’s Bing division has announced today that they are integrating elements of Facebook into their search results. These come in too varieties. The first is searching for a contact’s name, this brings up their Facebook Profile (if it’s public) and provides easy links to add them as a friend...