Australian Technology

When the sun sets in North America, that means it is time for Australia to take centre-stage and talk about development with an Antipodean view.

  • Chris Duckett // October 30, 2011, 11:28 AM PST

    Around the Grounds: Bleeply, PDF.js, and Ubuntu Phones

    We take a quick look at a new Australian start-up called Bleeply, Firefox gets the ability to view PDFs, and Ubuntu aims up at tablets and smartphones.


  • Chris Duckett // October 27, 2011, 8:20 AM PST

    Watch HTML5 intro to Web Directions

    Take some WebGL, a little Canvas, with CSS transitions, CSS 3D transforms and CSS masks thrown into the mix and you get this year's introduction montage for Web Directions South.


  • Chris Duckett // October 26, 2011, 2:17 PM PST

    The trouble with Bing

    With one simple example, Bing shows why it is not ready to overtake Google.


  • Chris Duckett // October 25, 2011, 11:16 AM PST

    Update apps, get malware

    From the "Wow that's cool, hope it doesn't happen to me" files comes news that F-Secure has discovered an Android application that will update itself and install malware known as DroidKungFu.


  • Chris Duckett // October 24, 2011, 10:49 AM PST

    Vale John McCarthy: Lisp creator and AI pioneer

    The computing world lost another giant overnight with the death of John McCarthy, the creator of Lisp and one of the pioneers of artificial intelligence, at age 84.


  • Chris Duckett // October 23, 2011, 1:27 PM PST

    Windows 8 ups minimum resolutions

    The 800x600 resolution's final demise on the desktop will be accelerated by Windows 8 requiring a minimum resolution of 1024x768 for Metro applications to run.


  • Chris Duckett // October 20, 2011, 1:21 PM PST

    BlackBerry Java devs need to change

    The clock is starting to tick for Java developers that target the BlackBerry platform.


  • Chris Duckett // October 18, 2011, 6:58 AM PST

    RIM bets on BBX

    RIM announced BBX at Blackberry DevCon today, a future operating system that will power its handsets and tablets, which is a merging of its Blackberry OS and QNX.


  • Chris Duckett // October 16, 2011, 8:31 AM PST

    Using Google+ API on your website

    The first round of Google+ APIs released allow read-only access to public data only, but even with that small amount of access, we can build a contact page and activity feed for your website.


  • Chris Duckett // October 11, 2011, 3:47 PM PST

    Welcome to TechRepublic Australia

    Hello Antipodeans, and welcome to Girt by Code, the home of Australian coverage on TechRepublic.


  • Chris Duckett // October 7, 2011, 3:46 PM PST

    Time zone database axed by astrology

    The venerable time zone database, tz, which powers the majority of Unix-derived software across the globe, has been shut down following a civil suit filed by astrology software makers Astrolabe.


  • Chris Duckett // October 1, 2011, 3:46 PM PST

    Free Software Directory gets overhaul

    The Free Software Foundation's (FSF) Free Software Directory has been relaunched and contains over 6500 programs that it says are free.


  • Chris Duckett // September 26, 2011, 3:46 PM PST

    Secure boot resets hardware purchasing

    I remember the first time I had to study all facets of my upcoming hardware purchase to make sure every component was compatible with Linux. They were dark days and I was glad that they ended. But like a Hollywood studio that cannot stop remaking bad movies, secure boot may return us to the hardware-checking days of yore.


  • Chris Duckett // September 25, 2011, 3:44 PM PST

    Windows 8 secure boot to block Linux

    Windows 8-certified 64-bit hardware will be forced to carry security measures to stop the installation of other operating systems, such as Linux, until the software is regarded as trusted, according to Microsoft.