David Braue

As large as the US mainland but with a smaller population than Texas, Australia relies on ICT innovation to maintain its position as a first-world democracy and a role model for the developing Asia-Pacific region. Award-winning journalist David Braue has covered Australia’s IT and telecoms sectors since 1995 – and he’s as quick to draw lessons from their failures as to laud their successes.

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Apple Maps' worldview is now better than Google Maps'

Apple Maps' worldview is now better than Google Maps'

It had its share of problems, but Apple Maps is back with a vengeance. Powered by some jaw-dropping 3D graphics and enjoying an aggressive multi-platform strategy, Apple is finally set to redefine our geospatial expectations – and take Google down a few notches.

published November 29, 2013 by

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iOS 7: Does user experience really need a reboot?

iOS 7: Does user experience really need a reboot?

I've already railed against Apple's overhaul of iOS 7, with its jarring use of white and its over-reliance on textual Web motifs. But, as the rest of the software industry follows suit – and as Microsoft and Apple blur the boundaries between tablet and desktop user interfaces – it's worth asking if the user experience really is improving.

published November 26, 2013 by

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NBN deadlines missed, can Turnbull make industry play nice?

NBN deadlines missed, can Turnbull make industry play nice?

Having already missed the first significant deadline of his ministry and by all accounts set to blow way past a more significant one, Malcolm Turnbull's NBN turnaround effort is already looking iffy. He's prevailing upon the telecoms industry for "patience" and "collaboration", but will they listen?

published November 17, 2013 by

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