What’s in store for iOS 9

iOS 9

iOS 9

Last week Apple announced iOS 9, the next version of their operating system on mobile. This release is set to make the platform smarter and more powerful, with upgrades to built-in apps and Siri, improvements to performance, and new features that are looking to create a better experience and change the way we interact with our devices. Below are many of the changes we can expect to see with this upgrade.

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CEO Sleep Out – Rise to the Challenge

CEO Sleepout

CEO Sleep Out

The Vinnies’ CEO Sleepout hosts some of Australia’s top business and community leaders to “sleep rough” on one of the coldest nights of the year to raise awareness of homelessness in this country.

Bruce Young thinks you may like to support this worthy cause by sponsoring his efforts in the upcoming Vinnies CEO Sleepout on Thursday 18 June 2015.

Funds raised through the Vinnies CEO Sleepout will go towards helping the more than 100,000 Australian men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness to find the warmth, safety and dignity that they desperately deserve.

Vinnies support people experiencing homelessness through a range of person centred and holistic support services including crisis accommodation, domestic violence support, access to budget counselling, life skills courses and legal advice, as well as assisting in planning for change and their return to independent living.

It only takes a moment to make a difference and help contribute to breaking the cycle of homelessness. Any contribution is greatly appreciated. Please visit to find out more Simply Click Here

An Introduction to the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch

The Apple Watch

Earlier in the year we talked about Google’s Android Wear, the Android OS for their watch.

On the 9th of September, Apple revealed their own watch called the Apple Watch, due to be released in 2015. As Apple’s first foray into wearable technology, the Apple Watch promises a lot more than just telling the time. From receiving notifications, tracking your health and fitness, connecting with others and making payments, the watch will enable iPhone users to connect and interact in new ways.  Once again, designers and developers will need to reconsider how their iOS apps will connect with the users.

Listed below are some of the key features that Apple have highlighted in their presentation of the Apple Watch

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Google reveals what’s up their sleeve

Android Wear

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Wearable technology is becoming more commonplace today.  Products like Nike+ FuelBand, Samsung’s Galaxy Gear and Google Glass are examples of technology integrating further into our everyday lives.

Google recently announced Android Wear, a version of their Android OS designed for the humble watch.  While Samsung beat Google to the punch with their Galaxy Gear product, it only works with Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets, and is limited to running software written by Samsung.

The difference with Android Wear is that Google have partnered with multiple manufacturers (including, but not limited to companies like Motorola, LG and HTC), various chip makers and fashion brands.  In addition to this, Android Wear opens up the market to all Android developers, so they can write new software, or tailor existing software to work with the new watches.

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Speedwell Partners with Leading Ecommerce Platform Znode

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Speedwell becomes Australia’s first Certified Znode Solution Partner of leading ecommerce platform Znode

Znode are leading the way in the ecommerce sector by producing a highly scalable solution with an extensive suite of ‘out-of-the-box’ features. Speedwell entered into a partnership with the leading eCommerce platform in late 2013, making Speedwell the first and only Australian Znode Solution Partner.

Recently Znode announced their partnership with Sitecore, a leading consumer-focused, personalised CMS solution that Speedwell partnered with early 2013. This alliance provides Speedwell the ability to deliver unbounded engaging and powerful digital experiences through their partnership with both systems.

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Premier Campbell Newman Sings Praises of TEQ’s new VIC Applicaiton

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Premier Campbell Newman recently published a joint Media release discussing Tourism and Events Queensland’s (TEQ) newly launched Visitor Information Centre (VIC) application that aims to help tourists locate Queensland Accredited Information Centres on their smartphone device.

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End of Year Note From the CEO

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2013 was a demanding year both economically and politically yet we have much to be proud of.

For Speedwell, July was a particularly busy month due to our acquisition of Big Bridge. We’ve enjoyed getting to know all of our new clients and partnering with some great businesses.

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Speedwell’s Pool Room Just Got A Lot Shinier

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Speedwell’s pool room  got a lot shinier in November with the addition of three distinguished awards.

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