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Tekiki Finds Great Deals On iOS Apps, Can't Get Shut Down

Apple might be cracking down on app discovery services such as AppGratis, but Tekiki is a new HTML5 app that circumvents the iTunes App Store. The service helps you find popular apps that are temporarily free.


After Hours: Best Bar Apps

Can a smartphone help you discover new drinks and cool new places to consume them? Sure, but the golden question is: “can an app help you get free beer”? It can. Check out our best bar apps!


After Hours: Best Cinema and Entertainment Apps

Never spend a night alone again with these apps: they’re great for going out on the town and getting great entertainment! What were you thinking?


After Hours: Best Restaurant Review Apps

You’re standing on a street with five different restaurants: which one do you choose? Here are a few apps that will help you sort the wheat from the chaff when it comes to grabbing a feed.


Visual Studio Updates Available As ISOs

Until recently, updates to Visual Studio have required a live net connection. However, Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 has been released as an ISO image that can be downloaded and installed offline. Microsoft plans to ship ISO images for the RTM version of future Visual Studio updates, in addition to the existing distribution mechanism.

The Visual Studio Blog


Why Software Interoperability Is Crucial For Managing Natural Disasters

Imagine you’re a disaster manager and a large earthquake has just struck off the Australian coast. You know that part of the Australian coastline is about to be inundated by a tsunami but you need more information — and quickly. But what information do you need, and how do you get it?


Why IT Security Is Like A Rotten Tomato

If you sit down and ask six software vendors which vegetable their product category most resembles and why, the answers can be surprisingly informative. Who thinks security is a rotten tomato, and who compared systems management to a coconut?


Adobe Surrenders, Vows To Cut Australian Prices Following Government Pressure

After the Australian government issued legal notices to Adobe, Apple and Microsoft yesterday to quiz them over gouging Australians, one of the major vendors in question has chosen to surrender. According to a statement, Adobe will drop some prices in Australia after years of gouging.


Evernote Business Lands In Australia: Is It Worth Getting?

Cloud software provider Evernote is gunning after Australia’s CEO wallets with the launch of Evernote Business; an SMB-flavoured version of its popular “share anything” application. The new app provides a range of interesting new features, but is it worth $11 per user, per month?


What I Like And Dislike In BlackBerry 10

RIM has reinvented itself as BlackBerry, and this morning I got some very brief hands-on time with a BlackBerry Z10. Here are my initial thoughts on BlackBerry’s new platform and the first BB10 smartphone.