Stewart Wilson

Senior Editor

Stewart is a Senior Editor at TechGeek. With the site from the start, he is in charge of overseeing the creation of media (including audio and video). Software Engineer by trade and Journalist by hobby - you'll usually find Stewart obsessing over small things.

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Grab a deal – Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 refurbished now available at Expansys

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Our Friends at Expansys have let us know about an amazing deal on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) refurbished devices. While the two devices are rather dated right now, they will be receiving the Lollipop update, so you’ll be glad to know they will be able to run all the new apps. Expansys have both the 16GB and 32GB Nexus 7 tablets available with pricing at $83.99 and $127.99 […]

Data Retention in Australia passes the Senate

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Image: Shutterstock / McIek The Australian Parliament has voted to introduce the Government’s two-year data retention scheme into law. Telcos and internet service providers will be required to store metadata of all customers for a two-year period to assist law enforcement agencies in investigations. Metadata – which includes call records, visited web site addresses, location information, billing data and other related data (but not content) – will be stored for […]

Facebook offers Messenger to businesses

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  In an announcement made this morning, Facebook is pushing it’s Messenger services into businesses for live customer support and services such as push notifications. Aimed at initially at retail, Messenger for Business will allow a customer to start a conversation with a retailer in order to get support with making an order, order/shipping information and ask the business questions about products. Facebook has partnered with ZenDesk to make this […]

Moto Hint now available at Expansys

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The Moto Hint was announced late last year alongside the Moto X. The unique looking Moto Hint is a discrete wireless earbud is designed to look and feel great in your ear. The Hint works as an everyday bluetooth headset, allowing you to make and receive phone calls easily without needing to get your phone out, however, you can also use the Hint to communicate with Google Now. Simply ask […]

Windows 10 developer tools available

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Microsoft has today made available developer tools for Windows 10 so developers can start writing universal apps. Sample code and tools are now available on the Windows Insider Program website. Using the tools, developers can now begin to modify their current apps to work on the Windows 10 Universal platform, meaning their apps will work on Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Xbox, Embedded and Mobile devices. To get started, download Visual Studio […]

Get ready for Netflix: Download apps now

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Netflix is officially launching in Australia tomorrow but you can get ready for the launch right now. The Netflix mobile apps are starting to appear in Australian marketplaces ahead of the launch. So why not get ready for the launch and pre-download the application to your smartphone or tablet. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient Windows Phone: https://www.windowsphone.com/en-au/store/app/netflix/c3a509cd-61d6-df11-a844-00237de2db9e READ MORE: Netflix Australia Official Pricing Announced READ MORE: IT’S HAPPENING! Netflix officially launching in AU and NZ on […]

Netflix Australia Official Pricing Announced

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It’s official, early this morning Netflix Australia confirmed pricing for the launch of Netflix tomorrow morning. After a leak of pricing and content on Reddit last night,the company has released pricing and content information ahead of it’s launch on Tuesday 24th March. The monthly pricing is as follows: Single SD Streaming at $8.99 AUD Two Stream HD Streaming at $11.99 AUD Four Stream 4K Streaming at $14.99 AUD Plus a one […]

Techcast S02E07: Retention of the Data’s!

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! This week we talk about data retention (and how to get around it), Windows 10 and Nintendo. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for this slightly late and slightly shorter episode!. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new podcast by tweeting @techgeekcomau or commenting below. http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/techgeek.com.au/media/techcast/s02/rec_techcast_s02e07.mp3 DOWNLOAD […]

Review: Parrot’s Rolling Spider Minidrone

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Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or your bag but noisy enough to annoy everyone around you – that’s the Rolling Spider Minidrone from Parrot. The Rolling Spider is a small and easy-to-use “drone” which is aimed at novices to get their piloting ambitions off the around (see what I did there?). Though small and compact, the Rolling Spider only has 8 minutes of flying time […]

Review: Sonos PLAY:1

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Sonos has been long known as that company which produces the really experience but really great speakers. Well, Sonos have released an entry level speaker called the PLAY:1 – it’s a little cheaper than the other models but still packs an incredible punch. I’ve had a few months with a pair of PLAY:1 speakers with the intention of pushing them to the limits and trying out the new Deezer Elite […]

TPG buys iiNet for $1.4 Billion

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  Announced this morning, TPG will acquire 100% of iiNet for $1.4 billion dollars. The buyout will see TPG become the second largest broadband provider in Australia. TPG’s customer base will skyrocket to 1.7 million subscribers including iiNet’s 60,000 NBN and fibre subscribers – “delivering scale benefits in an NBN environment”. iiNet currently services 975,000 broadband subscribers with 1.9 million broadband, telephony and IPTV services. In the deal, TPG is offering $8.60 […]

Techcast S02E06: $14,000 of Watch

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! Yes, we are back for another week and we speak about everything Apple plus Terence speaks about this encounters with Revenge Porn. It’s a short episode this week of just 36 minutes! Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for this weeks episode. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of […]

Apple announce new 12” MacBook with Retina

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Remember those old plastic MacBook’s commonly found with school children or those on a budget? Well, there’s a new one and it’s nothing like it’s previous versions. The new Macbook comes in three colours: Gold, Space Grey and Silver.  It’s also the lightest Mac ever made, weighing in at just 920 grams. The MacBook is 13.1mm thin, 24% thiner than the MacBook Air, and features a newly designed keyboard which […]

Techcast S02E05: Cards of House

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast – the worlds best indeterminate release schedule podcast. This week it’s all about Mobile World Congress and Smart Watches! Plus a few tangents here and there. Also, HTC does a thing (and Terence isn’t happy!) Joining you on this journey is Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott. We hope you enjoy their smooth sounding voices. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using […]

IT’S HAPPENING! Netflix officially launching in AU and NZ on March 24

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UPDATED: Pricing Officially Announced  Yes, it’s finally happening. Netflix have officially announced that they’ll be launching in Australia and New Zealand on the 24th of March. Sure, we’ve known that Netflix would be launching in Australia sometime soon but now we have official word from the company! From March 24, users will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of movies and TV shows in HD […]