Stories by Adam Bender


BYOD: Enterprise must brace for Apple Watch release

Businesses should brace themselves to deal with a wave of wearables in the workplace, with people almost certain to use the Apple Watch for work tasks according to Telsyte analyst Rodney Gedda.

Startups see little help from Australian politicians: survey

More than two-thirds of Australian startup founders can’t name an Australian politician who has been especially supportive of the startup scene, according to the results of a Startup Muster survey for 2015.

Australian startup snapshot: Kindy

Like Uber but for babysitting, Kindy is a mobile app that helps parents to find carers to watch their children.

Bluedot, Cardfree bring location-based services to US restaurants

Australian startup Bluedot Innovation has won a partnership deal with the mobile commerce platform for Taco Bell, Sonic and other major US brands.

Watch drones deliver textbooks in video demo by Zookal

Receiving textbooks by drone delivery is moving closer to reality as testing of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) continues at Zookal.

Exchange problem slows Telstra mobile data speeds

Half of Telstra mobile customers living across New South Wales suffered slow data speeds this morning due to a problem at one of the telco’s exchanges.

Dropbox for Business adds groups with open API

Dropbox has added group sharing to the business version of its cloud storage platform.

5G talk heats up, but launch still far off

The 5G hype machine hit a fever pitch this week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but wireless services based on the still-to-be-formalised wireless standard are not expected to launch in any markets until 2020 at the earliest.

Optus to bring mobile payments to smartwatches

Optus will extend its mobile payments app to smartwatches and other wearable devices, the telco said today.

Sydney financial tech startup hub to open in May

A new co-working space in Sydney hopes to bring together financial tech startups into 1230 square metres of collaborative office space.

Optus clocks 480 Mbps in 4G carrier aggregation trial

Optus reached 4G download speeds of 480 Mbps in a test using carrier aggregation methods on four channels of spectrum.

Optus and Nokia test video streaming from mobile base station

Optus and Nokia Networks are testing a wireless video distribution mechanism whereby video content is streamed directly from a mobile base station.

3.5GHz trial a step to expanding NBN fixed wireless capacity

NBN Co and Ericsson have completed a trial of fixed wireless broadband using the 3.5GHz band, the companies announced.

Telstra draws roadmap for faster wireless

Got 4G and still not satisfied with the speed? Telstra has revealed it will launch 5G services in “around 2020".

$2.8 million upgrade for NSW Government Radio Network

The New South Wales government revealed a $2.8 million upgrade of the radio communications network used by the state’s emergency services.