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.

  • Update apps, get malware

    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 25, 2011, 11:16 AM PST

  • All bets off as Flex put out to pasture

    All bets off as Flex put out to pasture

    Adobe's Flex framework is to be guided via an open-source governance model, with Flex's current roadmap to be replaced by the as-yet-unformed governance committee.

    Chris Duckett · November 13, 2011, 9:39 AM PST

  • Using Google+ API on your website

    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 16, 2011, 8:31 AM PST

  • Google Developer Day: Sydney

    Google Developer Day: Sydney

    After a three-year absence, Google Developer Day returned to Sydney to cover all of the APIs and services that the search giant offers.

    Chris Duckett · November 8, 2011, 12:12 PM PST

  • Aussie opens up WebGL on iOS

    Aussie opens up WebGL on iOS

    An Australian developer poked around in Apple's private iOS API collection and returned with a canvas that allows developers to take a sneak peak at WebGL running on iOS.

    Chris Duckett · November 9, 2011, 7:04 AM PST

  • Installing Windows 7 from USB

    Installing Windows 7 from USB

    As netbooks get more popular and optical drives become less and less of an assumption, there are many times when a USB install of an operating system is a far better choice than the old DVD/CD we know...

    Chris Duckett · November 10, 2011, 1:06 PM PST

  • Full Android source code released

    Full Android source code released

    The source code for Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 3.x Honeycomb has been released on Google's Android open-source project Git servers.

    Chris Duckett · November 14, 2011, 8:02 AM PST

  • Fetching 64-bit Mozilla builds for Linux

    Fetching 64-bit Mozilla builds for Linux

    If you visit the Firefox website and download the build for Linux, you will receive a 32-bit version of the browser. For someone trying to avoid compatibility libraries, there has to be another way --...

    Chris Duckett · November 15, 2011, 10:33 AM PST

  • The trouble with Bing

    The trouble with Bing

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

    Chris Duckett · October 26, 2011, 2:17 PM PST

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

    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 30, 2011, 11:28 AM PST

  • Linux Mint shows third GNOME way

    Linux Mint shows third GNOME way

    Don't like Unity? Hate GNOME 3? Linux Mint shows that there is another way.

    Chris Duckett · November 6, 2011, 7:47 AM PST

  • Make anything barrel roll

    Make anything barrel roll

    If you type "do a barrel roll" into Google, the page rotates. That's nice but with this one-liner we can do it on any site we wish.

    Chris Duckett · November 3, 2011, 8:11 AM PST

  • Happy 20th to Vim

    Happy 20th to Vim

    The best command-line editor has just turned 20. Sorry, Emacs users; it's true.

    Chris Duckett · November 2, 2011, 9:41 AM PST

  • Monitor social sharing of URLs

    Monitor social sharing of URLs

    Need to know how many likes, retweets or +1s that your site has? A handful of public APIs and sites can have you on your way to monitoring whatever URLs you like.

    Chris Duckett · November 20, 2011, 9:22 AM PST

  • Use Synergy for smarter desktop sharing

    Use Synergy for smarter desktop sharing

    VNC is great for remote desktops when the VNC server is actually in another location. But when you are desktop sharing between machines sitting on the same desk, there is a smarter way to do things --...

    Chris Duckett · November 23, 2011, 9:02 AM PST