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This is the real TK Tech News – A Fraud

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Note from the Executive Editor: This article was originally published on October 12 on Medium by Derek Ross. The article has since been taken down by Medium after the subject of this article filed a DMCA complaint on the images. We believe that this was an abuse of the DMCA process and decided to republish the article on behalf of Evan Blass/@evleaks. We will only take down the article if [...]

LIVE: Mega Launch Party at 6:30PM AEDT

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Join our New Zealand-based contributor Luke Chandler as he live blogs the Mega.co.nz Launch Party, starting at 7:30PM New Zealand time (or 5:30PM Sydney time). You can see the embedded chat below after the jump, or alternatively – if you are on mobile, or want to see it in full screen – then you can visit the Wordfaire page directly here.

Kim Dotcom’s reborn Mega finally hits the web (our first impressions)

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Today’s the day when Kim Dotcom’s reborn Mega becomes open to the public, after months and months of hype. Launching on the anniversary of the infamous raid last year, the world is all watching the launch – fans, governments and, obviously, Hollywood. And it looks like, much to the displeasure to Hollywood, it is planning to stick around. When Megaupload was taken down last year, it looked like any basic [...]

SPONSORED: Make a Difference with Your Phone

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Image: CannedTuna/Flickr (Creative Commons) The mobile phone business is one that moves rapidly with updated models coming out frequently. People can have the latest gadgets, the latest upgrades, and the latest new model, but it won’t last for long because only months later a newer version will have already been released. For those people who want to stay on the cutting edge of technology, this can be quite costly. What [...]

SPONSORED: Why can you get paid to recycle your mobile phone?

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You may have recently noticed just how many companies are offering to trade-in or recycle old mobile phones, giving you a cash sum in return for your old phone – both in working or broken condition. If you are wondering why these companies can offer this service, the answer could lie in the amount of gold found in a mobile phone. Phone recycling The average mobile phone user will upgrade [...]

Basic SEO Tips – Starting a Website the Right Way

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Image: MoneyBlogNewz/Flickr (Creative Commons) Basics of SEO are the same they were a few years back. Looking at the basics not much has changed, but out of the many things that remained the same one sticks out, and that is the failure to learn proper SEO implementation, which is one of the most important parts when starting up a website. Tips that we will cover in this post can be [...]

Sponsored: Pre-paid vs Post-paid – What’s the difference?

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Image from: Anne Mole/Flickr (Creative Commons) When purchasing a new mobile phone we are faced with the dilemma of choosing between a post-paid service (such as a contract or cap plan) or a pre-paid offer. Post-paid mobile phone plans generally offer free calls to the same network bundled with special offers and a generous amount of data that will allow you to surf the net. Prepaid plans offer a set [...]

Tip: F#*K! My blog got hacked. Now what?

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This article is part two of two covering blog hacking for Security Month, a month-long look in the importance of security. You can read the previous part (one dealing with prevention) here. Part Two covers what to do after your blog just got hacked. Enjoy! This article was written by Catalin Cosoi. Recovering from a hack can be a painstaking experience, and the effects of a hack may be felt [...]

Tip: How to prevent your blog being hacked

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This article is part one of two covering blog hacking for Security Month, a month-long look in the importance of security. Part two covers what to do when hacked, while this will focus on covering how to prevent your blog from getting hacked. This article was written by Catalin Cosoi. Blogging is undoubtedly one of the most popular ways of expression on the Web. While some bloggers opt for a [...]

The Future of Plasma Television

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ANALYSIS: Talking about the decline of any product would be as hard as talking about its success in the market. There cannot be any product in the market that is launched predicting its downfall. Every new launch is made after a thorough study, design, testing and other necessary routines. However recent reports reveal that the end of the plasma displays is at its closer end. At the same instance, other [...]

Ever wondered where computer viruses get their names from?

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This article is part of Security Month, a month-long TECHGEEK.com.au initiative to have a look at the security industry and the entire subject as a whole. This guest post was written by Catalin Cosoi, BitDefender senior antispam researcher. Anyone who has ever created something new is granted the right to name it. However, given that computer viruses are born with the purpose of underhand destruction and disruption, they are perhaps [...]

Skype Video Goes HD!

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Today Skype announced a remarkable step up in the world of video calling. The latest version of Skype is going to suport HD video calling which can be received at up to 720p, Skype has also announced plans to embed the software into televisions that are ‘internet-ready’. Surprisingly this significant upgrade doesn’t come with much of a cost to the end-user, the new FV TouchCam N1 HD webcamera being available [...]

Welcome to 2009!

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The team over at TECHGEEK.com.au wishes everyone a Happy New Year for 2009, and a welcome to the end of a turbulent year of 2008. If you haven’t noticed; TECHGEEK.com.au has had several Year In Review posts during the past six hours, and I hope you do read them. If you missed them, here are the links: January & February 2008 March & April 2008 May & June 2008 July [...]

A guide on how to stop cyber-bullying

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This post was written by Tom Wood (you know, the guy who cracked the porn filter last year). Orignally posted on his blog, The Wood Verdict, I have been given permission to repost it here on TECHGEEK.com.au. This content has been edited style-wise, and all (well, most) of the content has been preserved. Cyber-Bullying affects at least 22% of Aussie kids. It can be 24/7, relentless, compacted by an audience [...]

Week in Review : Feel the hangover of iPhone mania

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It is Sunday and it is time to bring you the news from TECHGEEK, The Journal and GamesArena in one whole blog post. If you haven’t realised by now, TECHGEEK has a brand new design – called Crystalline (Blue). You can read more by Terence Huynh, the Editor in Chief and Lead Designer for the ambitious project. The Owners of The Guardian Newspaper, The Guardian Media Group, has bought paidContent’s [...]