As 2013 begins it feels as if there is a new spring in everyone’s step! The last few years have been tough, even in Australia, the land of promise but finally it feels as if the corner has been turned and there are new opportunities. As the world is moving quickly and there are all sorts of technological advancements so Australia is supporting entrepreneurs and start ups as well as established businesses taking new directions. This is encouraging for those who wish to emigrate to Australia and there is certainly the feeling that new starts can be made. The digital age is taking business in new directions: everyone seems to want to conduct business on their mobile devices. In Australia people are embracing smartphones in particular and are doing their banking transactions, paying bills, shopping and researching from their phones. Apps are available for almost everything and it seems that many businesses are also exploring the opportunities apps afford them. The Australian Government has a list of free apps at http://australia.gov.au/news-and-media/social-media/apps. The Applocation Australia app which is free from you app store for iPad and iPhone gives you all the information you need on your move, helps you budget, set tasks and calendarise those tasks. Download it and have a play.