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Stagefright: The Latest

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Stagefright

The last couple of months have been abuzz with talk about a critical vulnerability found in Google’s Android OS. Since then Google has developed two patches to fix the problem. If you own a recent Google Nexus device, it is likely that you have received an update to patch up this vulnerability. Similarly, if you own a brand-name Android phone, you may also be protected. So what is the state of play now regarding Stagefright? Let’s start from the beginning…

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Speedwell and Brisbane Airport innovation partnership continues to deliver…

BAC Apple Watch App

BAC Apple Watch App

Speedwell partnered with Brisbane Airport (BNE) to develop and launch Australia’s first airport app with Apple Watch compatibility.  The complementary Apple Watch experience was implemented into the award-winning BNE app to provide users with the ability to view information at a glance as they travel through the airport.

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The Brisbane Airport iPhone app wins the IMA ‘Best in Class’ Award

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Brisbane Airport App - IMA 'Best in Class' Winner 2015

We’re excited to announce that the iPhone app we designed and developed for Brisbane Airport has won the Interactive Media Awards ‘Best in Class’ Award in the category ‘Airline’. The app went through a comprehensive judging process, being rated on planning, execution and overall professionalism, and received the excellent score of 482 out of 500. The ‘Best in Class’ award represents the highest honour bestowed by the IMA.

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2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

2015 CEO Sleepout
2015 CEO Sleepout

(L to R): Bruce Young, Kate Jones, Kurt Viertel and Geoff Hogg.

The 2015 St Vinnies CEO Sleepout was a great success!  On the 18th of June 1300 CEOs slept out in the cold, experiencing for one night what over 100,000 Australians experience every night.  Their commitment has increased the profile of homelessness and the generous support given by many resulted in crucial funds being raised for Vinnies homeless services.  Special thanks to everyone who supported this great cause.

An introduction to Windows 10 and the Microsoft Edge browser

Windows 10 & Microsoft Edge

Windows 10 & Microsoft Edge

As Microsoft has officially confirmed the release of Windows 10 for July 29, let’s take a closer look on the new features. We can’t mention them all, but there are several aesthetics and functional changes that are definitely worth watching out for.

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What’s in store for iOS 9

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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

What are people building for the Apple Watch?

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Apple Watch

With the recent Spring Forward Apple event on 9th March and the subsequent media exposure of the upcoming Apple Watch, we now have a much better idea of what developers are doing with watch apps. It’s apparent that several apps make the most of the ease to which a user can access information through the watch and many have customised that information based on the time or location of the user. Some apps use the Watch as a brief window into the full functionality of their iPhone counterpart while others complement the iPhone app to provide a different way of doing things.

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What did the first iPhone user see?

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Imagine it’s 2007, the 29th June to be specific: Boris Yeltsin has died, Madeleine McCann recently disappeared, Nicolas Sarkozy has become the 23rd President of France, smoking is banned from United Kingdom’s public places, Venus Williams and Roger Federer win Wimbledon, the first episode of “Mad Men” has debuted and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the bestselling Harry Potter series is in the stores.

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To CMS or not to CMS

CMS or not CMS

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A CMS (Content Management System) is an application, mostly web based, to create, edit, delete and manage content from a central interface. CMSs are often used for running small and large web sites, blogs, forums and news pages up to complete E commerce shopping platforms and can include user targeted marketing.

CMS platforms have come a long way, presented in many shapes and sizes. They are still evolving through new technologies and new ideas. With an abundant selection on the market, thorough investigation and consideration is needed before making the right choice.

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