Stewart Wilson

Senior Editor, Audio/Visual Production

Stewart Wilson 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). Based in Wollongong, he is a Windows fanboy at heart and one of the few who likes Windows 8. Stewart owns a Lumia 1520, a Surface RT and a Dell Ultrabook - yep, all running Windows 8.

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Vodafone customers take advantage of the ‘truly unlimited’ data weekend

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Vodafone customers have just enjoyed a weekend of ‘truly unlimited’ data after an outage that affected customers nationwide for a few hours on Thursday. Vodafone’s Chief Technology Officer Benoit Hanssen said “We know our customers had a less than perfect network experience today and we want them to know we’re sorry. We want to make good by offering them unlimited data access all weekend.” According to a report by the Sydney […]

Cadbury’s Joy Generator: We came for joy and all we got was this lousy block of chocolate

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It’s a cold, sunny Friday Morning in the Sydney CBD and what better way to spend our morning than to visit the Cadbury Joy Generator – a Facebook-powered chocolate vending machine. The machine uses your Facebook likes and interests to calculate your best match, whether it be Original, Fruit & Nut, Roasted Almond or Snack – the Joy Generator has 12 of the best flavours available. While it is an […]

System error brought down Optus network

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A system error on Thursday brought down customers on the Optus network. Affecting customers nationwide, customers were unable to make or receive calls, texts and use their data allowance for an extended period of time. According to information provided to TechGeek by Optus and a report by the Australian Financial Review, the error was caused by thousands of IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) numbers being added to the stolen database […]

Vodafone makes it right – free data all weekend

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While we didn’t report on it yesterday, Vodafone also faced major network issues. Firstly starting in Western Australia, customers were unable to access data services via 3G and 4G. Customers took to social media like Twitter and Facebook to express their frustration at loosing data service – some quoting that mobile data was their only source of communication. According to a press release from Vodafone, the service disruption was due […]

Facebook are now facing issues as well…. and resolved them

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It’s probably time to just give up on the internet today. After Optus and Vodafone both facing issues today in regards to the mobile networks, Facebook has just fallen off the face of the earth – literally. Currently when trying to visit Facebook, you’ll be prompted with a screen much like the one you see below.   This appears to be affecting all Facebook services including the Like and Share […]

Animated GIFs now supported on Twitter

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Sometimes, the best way to respond to a tweet on Twitter is in animated glory – GIF animated glory that is. Twitter has now enabled Animated GIF support on the web and iOS/Android apps. You’ll find that GIFs show up just like Vine videos, with a play button on top. You’ll have to push that play button to start the animation. Of course, support for GIFs was probably a very […]

YouTube live streams now available through Chromecast

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Now that the Chromecast is available in a few more markets, Google have started to add some more functionality to the device. Today, Google announced that casting YouTube live streams from your mobile device is now possible. Initially, it was only available for desktop users, however, it’s now available for Mobile users, which is great news. So now you can watch your favourite podcast live stream, Google+ hangouts and more, […]

Optus facing nationwide network issues

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Australian Telco, Optus are currently facing network wide technical issues on their mobile network. Users are taking their complaints to Facebook and Twitter to vent their frustration. According to the customers, phones are reporting that they’re not registered on the network or have been blocked from the Optus network. This isn’t only affecting Optus users, both Virgin and Amaysim customers (which use the Optus network) are also reporting issues. According to […]

Techcast S01E12: SNAPSLINGCHAT

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Welcome to this Episode of Techcast! This week, we speak about Facebook’s new Snapchat competitor – Slingshot, YouTube blocking indie labels and the new Facebook Beta update for Windows Phone. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott in a slightly extended version of the podcast. Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Yes, we’re already on iTunes! Let us know what you think of the […]

Apple announces iOS 8 – with Interactive Notifications, QuickType and Health Kit

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Apple has today announced iOS 8 at the World Wide Developer Conference of 2014. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO said on stage that the experience of iOS 8 is two-fold, great end-user features and developer tools. Paired with OS X 10.10 Yosemite, iOS 8 introduces a major change to the way Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms interact. On stage Apple called this Continuity, though the most impressive feature comes in the form […]

Your guide to Chromecast in Australia

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So, Chromecast is available in Australia. You’ve paid your $49, you’ve got the box home and now you’re wondering… how the hell do I set this up? Well… this post is about just that: how to setup your Chromecast  and what sort of content is available. While some tech enthusiasts have imported the Chromecast from overseas and have been using it for months, some of us in Australia have waited […]

GIVEAWAY: iStablizer Prize Pack

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Would you consider yourself an i-Device videographer? Perhaps your prefer taking pictures or videos using your smartphone instead of a traditional camera? Well the iStablizer Pack is just for you! These three great products will allow you to turn your ordinary camera work into extraordinary works of art. Thanks to our friends at iStablizer, we’ve got a three product prize pack to giveaway. The lucky winner of this competition will receive […]

Techcast S01E10: Security Fail OF THE YEAR

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Welcome to Techcast Episode 10! We’re back with our slightly-not-rehearsed greeting and our usual ranting. This week we take a look at he new LG Phone, Chromecast, Samsung speakers and much much more. There is even a sneak peak into the giveaway we’ll be having soon ;_ Be sure to subscribe to our new podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new podcast […]

Chromecast officially on sale from JB HiFi, Dick Smith and Google Play

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Read our Chromecast Australia Guide: CLICK HERE! Finally! The long awaited Chromecast will be available in Australia today. According to Android news website, Ausdroid, they have received information from multiple sources that the Chromecast will indeed start selling in Australia on Wednesday 28th May 2014. This falls in-line of the accidental pre-order page by Dick Smith which was quickly removed after being online for a few hours. Just incase you’ve forgotten […]

Samsung Australia launches new Multiroom Audio speakers

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Last night, Samsung Australia officially launched the new Multiroom Audio speakers at an event in Sydney featuring Australian DJ duo, Flight Facilities. The new range of speakers include the M5 and M7 (pictured above) triangular speaker, a Soundbar and a Home Theatre System. When multiple speakers are paired with the M2 hub (RRP $79), you can group speakers together and play your music in perfect sync. “Home audio has come […]