Archive for August, 2011

11 Biggest Gadget Failures

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

A bit of fun this week, CRN has put up a few pictures of what they think were the top 10 (there’s actually 11!) gadget failures.

You can see the list here

I can safely say I haven’t owned any of them, have you?

Steve Jobs steps down as Apple CEO

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Steve Jobs, a pancreatic cancer survivor, has announced he will step down as Apple‘s CEO.

Jobs had already known he would step down if there became a time where he could no longer perform his duties as Apple‘s CEO.

“Unfortunately, that day has come,” he said when confirming his departure.

You can read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.

New figures released explore our search engine habits

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

A survey of over 1000 Australians explored some of our search engine habits, and discovered a general lack of understanding around why search engines display the results they do.

It was revealed that,

  • 46 per cent of online shoppers said the order of search results displayed affected their choice in choosing where to shop.
  • Only 15 per cent of respondents look past the 1st page of search results.
  • On average 72 per cent of users select the first website listed, with the second and third websites receiving 13 per cent and 8 per cent of clicks respectively.

About 6 per cent of Australian retail sales are made online, or roughly $12.6 billion a year. This is expected to increase significantly.

You can read more over at