Ten Aussie apps on the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch apps.

Hannah Francis   From Qantas to Woolies and Westpac, local apps are launching on Apple's first smartwatch.

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Sugar high: botched update gives Candy Crush a speed kick

Candy Crush

Hannah Francis   A botched iOS update has left game addicts reeling at the sped-up gameplay.

National Arboretum app and Canberra digital image library joint winners

The ARboretum app, developed by APositive, brings the National Arboretum's cork oak forest to life with soundscapes from the trees' native country.

Clare Colley   Seeing snow leopards wander around the National Arboretum and having your ACT government rates discounted in exchange for uploading a photo of Canberra could become a reality thanks to two digital innovations.

Google's Waze app to show kidnapping alerts

How the amber alert will appear on the Waze app.

Alerts about hit-and-runs and kidnappings will soon be appearing on traffic app Waze.


Apple's iPhone weather app forecasts snow for Sydney. Ignore it.

Apple's inbuilt weather app is inaccurate. Thanks to our reader Natalie for this screenshot.

Hannah Francis   It's far too warm for snow and sleet in Sydney, meteorologists say. What's the deal?

Uber protest: Perth taxi drivers protest in convoy to Parliament

Union claims Perth taxi drivers had lost about a third of their previous income over the past year.

Emma Young   Hundreds of Perth taxi drivers abandoned fares on Tuesday to protest what they call state government inaction over Uber.


UberX drivers make a killing amid storms

Uber vs taxis.

Hannah Francis   ´╗┐One Sydney driver told a rider he raked in $400 between 4am and 8am, in part thanks to Uber's surge pricing.


Companies 'face penalties' for use of UberX ride-share service

Workplace lawyers are voicing concerns about employers that permit staff to use Uber.

Nick Toscano, Workplace Reporter   Australian businesses that allow staff to use Uber instead of taxis risk heavy penalties under work safety laws, experts warn, as job-related travel with the ride-sharing service soars internationally.

Uber outage leaves customers without a ride on Friday night


Kate Aubusson   Sydney taxi drivers may be cheering tonight after an outage of on Uber's system put their major competitor out of commission on one of the busiest evenings of the week.

Study art, become a spy, speak your mind

The Glow app.

Cynthia Karena   There truly is an app for everything.


Why Periscope is bad news for women everywhere

Periscope app for sale on itunes


Jenna Price   The most depressing thing about Periscope, the new live video streaming app?

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Fairfax to launch Apple Watch news apps

Screen shots of the new Fairfax Apple Watch app.

Stephen Hutcheon   Fairfax Media will launch new apps engineered to bring Australia's most trusted news brands to the Apple Watch.

Rich kids use Instagram, poor kids use Facebook

Rich Kids of Instagram: Exhausted after a credit card workout

Hannah Francis   Wealthier teenagers are more likely to use Instagram and Snapchat compared to their less well-off peers, research shows.

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Hinge wants to be the Tinder for smart people

Hinge founder Justin McLeod describes himself as a "super hopeless romantic".

Hannah Francis   Justin McLeod is a Bachelor tragic and has millions of dollars from ex-Facebook staff behind him.


Twitter takes on Meerkat with Periscope

Twitter has launched a new live-streaming app called Periscope.

Rob Lever   Twitter launches app that lets you stream live video to your followers from anywhere, days after blocking very similar app Meerkat.

Mobile barcode scanning apps empower consumers to shop with confidence

Products in a supermarket

Esther Han   Consumers unsure of what's inside the packaging of products they are considering buying can find out more by using mobile apps.


Entrepreneur Belle Gibson's app quietly pulled from sale

Belle Gibson trying out an Apple Watch prototype last year.

Beau Donelly and Nick Toscano   Has computer giant Apple buckled to mounting pressure over its relationship with Melbourne social media entrepreneur Belle Gibson?

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Live video sharing app Meerkat positive despite Twitter setback

Meerkat founder Ben Rubin, seen here with tech journalist David Pogue, is optimistic despite the Twitter setback.

Mike Isaac   App that lets you broadcast live vide oto your Twitter followers basks in its breakout glow, despite growth being cut short by Twitter's 'internal policy'.

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Increase your stockpile of embarrassing digital footprints

The Sakoos app.

Cynthia Karena   Get stuck into video messaging, or explore the contents of handbags.


Don't be alarmed but Karl Stefanovic now comes in an app

Lisa Wilkinson on the Today Show Alarm Clock app.

Tim Biggs   Hit the snooze button, the interminably pleasant cast of the have found their way into an annoying app.

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