So the holidays are finally here – as of right now we’re logging off for the next couple of days over the Christmas break (although there will be a special boxing day post or two). From the team here at iTech Report – thanks for all your support throughout 2010, and we look forward to the year ahead. In the meantime, Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year! iTech Report team.
If you’re an Aussie developer looking for something to do over the Christmas break, pay attention. The local branch of software giant Microsoft have debuted a new competition to encourage more developers towards their new Windows Phone 7 platform. With the grand prize a trip to MIX11 in Las Vegas next year, Microsoft Australia is promoting the competition as being “Developer verse Developer” and say they are looking to find out what’s required to make the ultimate [...]
The National Australia Bank (NAB) has launched the first Australian banking application on Google’s Android Market this afternoon. The app, which can be downloaded in the Android Market by searching for “NAB”, is a free download that follows in the footsteps of NAB’s native app for the iPhone and allows users to “access NAB’s services wherever you are”. Features for NAB customers include the ability to check bank balances, transfer funds to others, view your [...]
Vodafone Australia boss Nigel Dews today issued an apology to Vodafone customers following continual outages which have plagued the company’s network across Australia over the past few weeks. The apology, which comes as the company continues to face backlash from customers fed up with the poor service and network outages that appear to be continually plaguing the carrier across Australia, was posted on the official Vodafone Australia blog earlier today, with Dews apologising for the [...]
Just moments ago the NBN Co released as expected the business case for one of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects. The 160 page plan (which you can read here) reveals the network, which by 2013 will service approximately 1.7 million premises, schools, homes and hospitals, will receive a rate of return of 7.04% per annum – a positive rate of return but a lot lower than that which would be expected of a private company undertaking such a large [...]
The Australian Government is expected to unveil the National Broadband Network business plan later this morning to the media, before making the document public around 12 noon. A media alert was sent out last night inviting journalists to a special closed-doors meeting in Canberra at 10:30am, which will be hosted by NBN Co Chief Executive Officer Mike Quigley. Those attending the meeting are unable to take phones into the room, and filming and photographs are unable to [...]
LoL Software, a Melbourne-based software development firm, has overnight released an officially endorsed Polaroid application. The app, which costs $2.49 and is available for download now, is the second official Polaroid application for iOS and was developed after LoL Software approached Polaroid about a potential partnership to bring a new Polaroid experience into the modern age on the iPhone and iPod Touch. “We approached them,” Creative and Technical Director at LoL Software Phil Bosua told [...]