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Vale Douglas Englebart, inventor of the mouse and even modern computing

Vale Douglas Englebart, inventor of the mouse and even modern computing

Douglas Englebart is the man most famous for inventing the mouse, the device that help transform computers from devices that were as big as football fields to small boxes that sat on or under people’s desks. Although the touch screen revolution threatens to make the mouse obsolete, the facts are the billions of mice or…Continue Reading

iWatch frenzy deepens following fashion CEO defection to Apple

iWatch frenzy deepens following fashion CEO defection to Apple

As you’ve likely read around the Internet, Apple has trademarked the name ‘iWatch’ in various jurisdictions around the world. This could mean than an Apple iWatch is forthcoming, but it could also be a defensive move, with Apple using the tactics of disinformation as seen in the Swordfish movie to distract from whatever Apple’s real…Continue Reading

Is this the week 3D TV died?

Is this the week 3D TV died?

The BBC has put out a statement saying it is putting 3D programming on hold “indefinitely”. This follows news that sports channel ESPN in the US has decided it will suspend its 3D sports programming too, a worrying sign for Australia’s Foxtel channel which gets some of its 3D programming from EPSN. The BBC’s head…Continue Reading

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Apple celebrates 5 years of the App Store

Apple celebrates 5 years of the App Store

When Apple first announced the iPhone, it stunned the world by stating there would be no native third party apps, with only “web apps” or glorified web sites serving as the way to deliver extra functionality to the then groundbreaking iPhone. Thankfully, it didn’t take too long for Steve Jobs and his team to transform…Continue Reading

Microsoft’s Windows 8/RT Store reaches 100,000 apps in record time

Microsoft’s Windows 8/RT Store reaches 100,000 apps in record time

Microsoft launched Windows 8 back in October last year, and with it came a brand new app store – the Windows Store, with Microsoft tweeting that the store has just passed the 100,000 apps mark. Originally designed specifically for “full-screen” apps that run in the “Metro” environment, which Microsoft now calls the “Modern UI”, I…Continue Reading

Fyrebox: Cyril Gaillard “fyres” up the online retail space

Fyrebox: Cyril Gaillard “fyres” up the online retail space

Self-described Aussie “transplant” Cyril Gaillard, who was born and raised in France but moved to the land down under back in 2009, was the subject of a story I wrote for iTWire.com in October 2012 entitled “New ‘Aussie Trivia’ app helps newcomers settle in faster”. Then known as the founder and CEO of Australia-based game…Continue Reading