Unvarnished lets you bitch about your colleagues

Think you're good at your job? Think you're respected by your colleagues? You may have to think again.

Googles solidifies Flash support with new Chrome plug-in

Forget Apple! Google has confirmed that it is working with Adobe, Mozilla and the "broader community" to help define a next-gen browser plug-in API for Flash. 


Facebook takes (small) step against tribute page trolls

Facebook has contacted all Australian page administrators to remind them how to moderate objectionable content, after a spate of trolling on tribute sites.

Pentagon's spying on us, says WikiLeaks

Whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks has accused the US government of spying on the organisation and its staff - and Icelandic authorities of colluding.

Great Firewall of China goes global in DNS muddle

It sounds a bit like somebody's idea of a joke: over the last week, according to reports, some western visitors to sites including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook have been redirected to Chinese servers - and thus blocked from accessing them.

Microsoft revamps Bing with interactive Foursquare map

Microsoft has announced plan to revamp its popular Bing search engine with a number of new features, including an interactive Foursquare map app.

Gmail to detect "suspicious" account activity

Google has introduced a new feature to notify Gmail users of potentially "suspicious" account login activity. 

Facebook keeps tabs on users' happiness

Facebook continues in its mission to monitor our wellbeing, expanding its Gross National Happiness Index (GNH) to Canada, the UK and Australia.

Mozilla axes Firefox for Windows Mobile

Mozilla has axed its Firefox for Windows Mobile project in response to Microsoft's decision to "close off" development for native applications.

Opera asks Apple to approve iPhone browser

Opera has officially asked Apple to approve its Mini browser for the iPhone. But what are the chances of Club Cupertino giving a thumbs up to a competing application?

Apple bites away at video game share

Just a couple years ago, mobile phone games hardly made a blip on the radar, but the amount of the video game pie that the iPhone is getting has increased five-fold in the span of just one year.

Apple iPad is most wanted e-reader, but it's not a runaway

More people are seriously considering buying an iPad within the next 3 months than any other e-reader device, but not by much. While 15% are planning on buying an iPad, 14% say they want a Kindle.

BitDefender acknowledges anti-virus debacle

BitDefender has acknowledged that its anti-virus software update may have caused the crash of an unspecified number of 64-bit Windows machines.

Google bows to concerns over user privacy

Following persistent concern over privacy, Google is working on a plug-in allowing users to opt out of having their activity monitored by Google Analytics.

Opera downloads double following new Choice Screen

Opera says it's more than doubled its browser downloads following Microsoft's forced introduction of the Choice Screen in Europe.

Switch from Microsoft Exchange says Google

Google wants you to ‘exchange’ your Microsoft Exchange software for its own Google apps, and is making it ever easier to make the switch with a new Google Apps Migration service.

Mingleverse enhances online meetings with Groups feature

Mingleverse has introduced a new feature to enhance online meetings in its flash-based virtual world. 
The feature - dubbed "Groups" - is designed to bridge vast geographic distances for teachers, businesses and social entities.

FTC slams Google over Buzz snafu

The Federal Trade Commissioner has harshly criticized Google’s controversial launch of its Buzz social networking service.

Amazon launches Kindle for the Mac, promises iPad version soon

Amazon has finally launched Kindle for the Mac, filling a rather noticeable gap in the list of supported devices, and is promising a proper version for the iPad soon.

Twitter users prefer entertainment over news

A new survey conducted by Internet research company Hitwise has found that Twitter users prefer to visit entertainment websites rather than peruse current events.