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.














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

New notebookIf your old notebooks are hampering productivity when you’re on the road, then it’s time to upgrade. New notebook models come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to weigh up your options.

All notebooks aim to balance power and weight against screen size and battery life, so you can’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. It’s important to consider where you’ll mostly use your new notebook, the tasks you’ll need to perform on the road, and how much time the notebook will spend in a bag on your shoulder.

Plenty of grunt

Sluggish notebooks can really sap your productivity. They need to boot quickly so you can take advantage of every opportunity to get things done, whether you’re meeting... Read More

Jan 30, 2018

iPad storageFor all the benefits of keeping an iPad in your carry bag, one of the downsides is you can’t expand onboard iPad storage. If your iPad starts to complain that it’s full, it’s important to know how to quickly free up space so you can get back to work.

1. Check free space

If your iPad starts complaining that it’s running out of space, or you’d just like to see what’s using up the most storage on your tablet, dip into the General > iPad storage menu.

It’ll take a minute to analyse your device and then tell you how much of the onboard storage you’re using. This will include a colour-coded breakdown with photos (which includes videos in the camera roll), apps, media and messages. You’ll be presented... Read More