Australia
Feb 22, 2018

use an iPadSwitching from a traditional computer to Apple’s iPad can be a smooth transition if you bring across a few PC-style tricks to ensure you remain productive throughout the day. You can use an iPad just like a PC.

  1. Use a keyboard cover

You can get a lot done with an iPad’s touchscreen. However, when you need to type a long document you might find things easier with a real keyboard at your fingertips rather than tapping away on a slab of glass.

You can connect any external Bluetooth keyboard, but you’ll also find iPad cases with a built-in keyboard. They fold closed like a notebook. With a kickstand on the back of the case, you can stand your iPad upright when it’s time to write long documents. You can still use an iPad.

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Data insuranceIf fire, flood or theft hits your office then insurance should cover your tangible assets, but no amount of money can recover lost data. That is why backups are so crucial as your data insurance.

Disasters don’t just happen to other people. Something as simple as a faulty power supply or burst water pipe could take out your office at any time. It’s also easy to lose or break notebooks and tablets when you’re out on the road.

Don’t keep all your eggs in one basket

Hardware and software can be easily replaced, but your precious business data cannot. You might occasionally back up your important files to USB stick, disc or even a Network Attached Storage drive. However, they won’t save the day if you’ve left them in the office... Read More

Feb 13, 2018

Top 10 Tech Events 2018

Learn new skills, experience new products and forge new connections at these top 10 tech events in Australia for the year ahead.

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Photo by CHARLIE BREWER

Pause Fest

Date: 7-11 February 2018

Location: Fed Square, Melbourne

Australia’s premier innovation event focuses on the country’s creative, tech and business ecosystem. Pitched as a space for thinkers to “converge, engage and find shared... Read More

 

(1) Microsoft's Surface ProApple and Android tablets are certainly useful productivity tools when you’re on the go. However, if you need Windows, then look to Microsoft’s Surface Pro, which converts from a notebook to a tablet.

While rivals run a smartphone-style operating system, the Surface Pro runs a full version of Windows 10 just like a desktop or notebook PC. That means you can use the same software and services as you jump between devices during the day.

It’s a notebook…

At first glance, the Surface Pro looks like a tablet with a large 12.3-inch touchscreen. However, when you open the cover, you discover it features a... Read More

Mobile PaymentsThe ability to accept payments on the go can open up a whole new world of opportunities. However, it pays to do your research before taking the plunge into mobile payments.

The best argument for embracing mobile payments is that they can significantly improve your cash flow. They let you process payments on the spot rather than handing customers an invoice and waiting for them to pay. This also reduces the need to track overdue invoices at the end of the month.

Secondly, the ability to accept cards can help you pick up extra sales in those times when potential customers are strapped for cash. Thirdly, it limits the amount of cash your people carry. That makes them less of a target for would-be thieves.

Thankfully mobile payment options are becoming... Read More