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Australian online freelancing marketplace Freelancer is moving to corner the online payments market, striking a deal to acquire online escrow service provider Escrow.com for $7.5 million.
The wearable market is heating up with new devices from Apple, Garmin, and others. Matthew and Kevin both have Apple Watches on the way.
The prospect of losing a smidgen of the data hoovered up by law enforcement has worried one police chief enough to effectively 'terror Godwin' the entire conversation, which shows that good is happening with privacy, for a change.
How to make Agile stick: both IT professionals and their employers need a 'software craftsman' mindset that addresses each project with extreme quality and care -- despite deadline pressures.
As water supplies are reduced and people look to save money, internet-connected devices like the Blossom can pay for themselves in no time. Matthew installed a new controller system in about 10 minutes.
When you don't differentiate between good and bad hackers, you have a problem.
In the world of iOS this week was news about a hack the causes endless reboot cycles, a patent that uses haptic technology to simulate textures on a device, and you can now make free calls with WhatsApp.
In Android this week we had reports of the return of the Nokia phone, Samsung is sneaking into Japan, and a serious bug in Android Wi-Fi was discovered.
The modern smartphone is a wonder of modern technology, and in combination with the carrier network can allow you to make calls from the densest urban jungle to Mount Everest. But despite the amazing global coverage of the carrier networks, sometimes it just isn't enough.
App designers and developers must master a new kind of mobile moment.
Also doing business under the moniker Skada, Kallidus comes with a cloud-based digital commerce platform designed to link all of the e-commerce endpoints from the couch to the counter.
The new Apple Watch is filled with settings and tweaks to control the experience. These seven will help you get more out of your new watch.
NGOs question the benefits of a partnership between Facebook and the Brazilian government for free Internet provision
Data breaches, hacks, and vulnerable software makes it easier than ever for a hacker to get access to your data. These simple steps can help mitigate it happening in the first place.
Ubuntu 15.04 hands-on: One giant leap for developers and the cloud, but one small step for the desktop
There are lots of new goodies in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet, but most of them are for cloud administrators and DevOps.
The first Windows 10 release specifically targeted at phones is finally available. Here's what you'll find inside.
Here's my list of must-have accessories for this popular mobile notebook. All of these are products that I rely on daily to get my work done, and all have been field tested for durability and reliability.
The intriguing HP Sprout is a next-generation desktop computer combining an all-in-one PC, a projector-scanner unit, a touch mat and a custom Windows-integrated workspace.
Some companies have more money than sense. Apple has both. What could the iPhone and iPad maker buy with its $178 billion cash pile?
When a person passes away, their social account can become a memorial of their life, friendships and experiences. See step-by-step instructions for selecting your legacy contact.
Who's the busiest developer on Android these days? Some of the most impressive business apps are coming from an unlikely source, with Microsoft's business apps appearing on the Google Play Store and getting rave reviews.
We bring together the top photos taken in January, from the best and worst products shown off at CES to slim-and-light tablets and Android office apps.
Trials of two autonomous vehicles have kicked off in a number of places across the country - but while they'll be carrying passengers, the driverless cars aren't taking to the roads just yet.
If you use a Mac, you're going to want to take a look at these quirky little add-ons. Each one can save you time, increase productivity, and reduce frustration.
Want to get more out of your Windows Phone at work? Download the best of these apps and rev up your productivity in the workplace.
An efficient supply chain can make the difference between leading a market and being left behind. This presentation shows how real-time analytics can help your supply chain respond dynamically to ever-changing customer needs.
Very versatile and usable in several configurations, it's a good case, a very good keyboard, and a decent thin cover for the iPad Air 2 when used without the keyboard.
The latest robot to come out of the labs of Google-owned Boston Dynamics is a nippy machine that can climb stairs and uneven terrain with relative ease.
It's nasty, but you don't have to be held to ransom by it.
Google Chrome is my browser of choice on both Windows and Mac, and all in all it's a great browser. However, with the addition of a few extensions, a great browsing experience can be transformed into a superb browsing experience.
ZDNet gathered several market players in a roundtable discussion held in Singapore, and asked if organizations in Asia were doing enough today to support bring-your-own-device adoption.
The company has joined CommunicAsia for the first time to drum up support for its software framework which enables devices to "speak" to one another regardless of brand.
CIOs from advertising agency STW Communications and professional services body the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) have given their views on IT priorities in their businesses.
According to the latest results of ZDNet's annual IT Priorities research, IT departments within businesses are placing greater emphasis on optimising processes for customers.
WatchGuard director of security strategy Corey Nachreiner walks the audience at AusCERT 2013 through some of the tools that hackers use to break into systems.
Nigerian scam victim Jill explains how she was conned out of $300,000 over a four year period.
What do security specialist HD Moore and the Queensland Police have in common? They both feature in this lighthearted round-up of day 1 at AusCERT 2013.
In an hour-long ZDNet webinar held on May 16th at high noon, Ed Bott explored Windows 8 implementation strategies for IT decision makers.
It's got good hardware, good software - so what does Microsoft need to do to make Lumia a success?
The new Nexus 6 is a six-inch Moto X running a pure Google experience. Matthew is convinced the Motorola enhancements make the Moto X a better choice.
This cloud-based small-business accounting service provides a well-planned set of tools for staying on top of your finances and streamlining the processes involved.
It's hard to fit this giant Android tablet into a conventional slot. The pico projector is a first for an Android tablet and very cool, if a bit difficult to use.
Samsung's latest large screen smartphone offers a unique experience that has made me more efficient. The second edge display looks great and offers more than you might think at first.
This entertaining and original publication explains the implications of sharing personal information in the era of big data analytics, through the medium of the graphic novella.
The Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and offers excellent performance plus impressive sound quality. There are drawbacks, though, including some build quality issues, a tendency to run warm and a premium price.
No other smartphone has an accessory market like the iPhone. Three new cases provide unique functionality and protection for the iPhone 6 Plus.
Travelers often try to balance their smartphones while using them for navigation. Pick up an excellent, low cost mount now and drive without worry.
With latest-generation Xeon processors, DDR4 RAM and a wide choice of GPUs, Dell's new Precision workstation is equipped to handle applications needing extreme processing power as well as high-end graphics. Storage options are limited, but otherwise it's an excellent and flexible workstation.
The Microsoft Band is a data collection machine and with the ability to select your tile interface, it can do as much or as little as you want it to.
More and more people are hitting the slopes, diving through muddy pits, leaping over fire, and working in extreme weather conditions. The Sonim XP7 can handle all of these arenas and more.
LG's latest smartwatch looks like a regular watch at first and second glance. It's powered by Android Wear and connects to your Android smartphone.
This unusual keyboard for iOS is made of spill-proof fabric and is thinner than the iPad Air 2.
From secure containers to Docker support, to abstracted networking and storage, the most interesting features in the next version of Windows Server will come next year with a later preview and System Center beta.
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