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 920 and a Surface RT.

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TechGeek Weekly 132: R.I.P NBN

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Nokia’s stuffed, the Internet is stuffed and we’re all stuffed. All this and more on TechGeek Weekly. We also talk about what happened at IFA, the Microsoft and Nokia buyout and Chris’ new favourite toy. Join Stewart Wilson, Chris Southcott and Terence Huynh (via mobile phone) for a fun filled episode. Don’t forget to subscribe! DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE via RSS Show Notes Politics We have a new [...]

Set an expiry date for tweets with Spirit

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Pierre Legrain, a previous Twitter Engineer has created an app that allows you to add expiry dates to your tweets. Spirit allows you to simply add a hashtag to your tweet which will schedule it for deletion, for example: #30m or 2d or #3h. A great use of this service would be for expiring coupon codes, promotions or notices which need to be removed after a certain period of time [...]

TechGeek Weekly 131: Geared To Go

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Vodafone goes Red with its new plans, Nintendo goes fugly with the 2DS, and will there be a Galaxy Gear? We also talk about Steve Ballmer leaving Microsoft, Shared Data Plans on Telstra and 6tag! All this and more on TechGeek Weekly. Join Stewart Wilson and Terence Huynh this week with a quick appearance by Chris Southcott towards the end. Don’t forget to subscribe! DOWNLOAD MP3 SUBSCRIBE via iTunes SUBSCRIBE [...]

REVIEW: Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 with Stylus

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The Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 is one of Lenovo’s latest offerings into the Windows 8 market. With a 1.5ghz Intel Atom Processor, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, the Tablet 2 is best suited for business use. With the included Stylus, you’ll be able to make precise movements on the screen and take advantage of the handwriting recognition. Check out the video review after the break. Score: 7.0 / [...]

Telstra: Shared Data Plans are not long away

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Back in April, Telstra said they’ll start making Shared Data Plans available for consumers. Meaning you could share your data limit between your phone, your tablet and your laptop (or hotspot). Certainly a very handy feature for those with multiple devices or a single data cap for a family. When this was announced, we were told that we’d hear something “in the next few months”. Months have gone by but still [...]

6tag is now available on Windows Phone

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek It’s finally here. The long awaited Instagram client from Developer, Rudy Huyn, has been approved by Microsoft and is available on the Windows Phone Store. 6tag is the first Instagram client on Windows Phone to fully support the viewing and uploading of videos. Additionally, while not an official application, 6tag is the first application to get Instagram’s blessing from a legal standpoint. So the app is [...]

I’m with Kogan Mobile… Where do I go now?

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As you may have heard, Kogan Mobile customers are slowly but surely being terminated from the Telstra network due to a dispute between ispONE and Telstra. Those of you who are currently on Kogan Mobile may be thinking… Where do I go now? Unfortunately, you probably won’t be getting as great a deal as you have but there are certainly some comparable offers from carriers. Here’s a run down of [...]

TechGeek Weekly 130: Screwed by Everyone

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Kogan gets screwed by Telstra, Microsoft gets screwed by Google, and Breaking Bad fans get screwed by Apple. We also talk about Microsoft doing more 180′s with the Xbox, alleged Nokia RT Tablet and something that Terence loves about Sydney. All this and more on TechGeek Weekly. Join Stewart Wilson, Chris Southcott and Terence Huynh for your weekly update on tech news. Terence was hoping that Stewart and Chris would [...]

Telstra to terminate Kogan Mobile customers

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UPDATE 20/08: Kogan Mobile have responded. The end is near for Kogan Mobile Customers. After the recent news that ispONE has terminated their contact with Telstra, a statement has been released by Telstra stating how they’ll be closing off the remaining services. Aldi Mobile, one of the other resellers of ispONE will be continuing their services as a direct customer due to a deal made between the two companies. Due to [...]

ispONE appoints Administrators and cancels Telstra contract

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Telstra Wholesale Services provider, ispONE has appointed resellers and have cancelled the contract to resell Telstra services. ispONE providers 280,000 prepaid services is currently in court with Telstra in regards to unpaid invoices. According to the Financial Review, the Federal Court dismissed the case between ispONE and Telstra which also dissolved the injunction placed to stop Telstra from cancelling the prepaid services. The cancellation of the Telstra contact will directly affect [...]

ispONE Wholesale customers are safe… for now

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ispONE, the company who provides mobile services for over 280,000 customers are currently the largest (and only) wholesale provider for the Telstra 3G network. However, the company is involved in a legal dispute with Telstra over unpaid invoices and may take down 280,000 mobile services with it. ispONE acts as an intermediary between Telstra and resellers such as Kogan Mobile and Aldi Mobile. Telstra is claiming that ispONE have unpaid invoices [...]

Telstra confirms GDR2 update for Lumia 920 is coming tomorrow

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Good news! If you’re a Lumia 920 user on the Telstra network then the GDR2 update will be available for you tomorrow. CraigR, a representative for Telstra’s Products & Services Team has posted on Telstra’s CrowdSupport page that the update was approved on the 5th of August and due to be released tomorrow. So, what can you look forward to? The GDR2 update includes improvements to Xbox Music and Internet Explorer, [...]

Official YouTube app for Windows Phone is here(ish)

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Earlier this year, Microsoft released an official YouTube application for Windows Phones, complete with account login and video downloading. During it’s initial release, it was thought that the rivalry been Microsoft and Google had finished (or at least, an agreement had been made). But this wasn’t the case as shortly after, Google had sent a letter to Microsoft asking for it’s removal due to breaking the terms of service. After [...]

Windows 8.1 is official! Due to be released October 17th

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek Today Microsoft have officially announced the release date of their highly anticipated update, Windows 8.1. The update will be available on October 17th at 4:00am Redmond time (or 10:00pm Sydney time) worldwide through the Windows Store as a free upgrade for all Windows 8 users. The company has also announced that devices will be on sale with Windows 8.1 pre-installed from October 18th in stores. Windows 8.1 [...]

TechGeek Windows Phone App hits Version 2.0

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek Even though it’s only been a few months since our last major update, the TechGeek WIndows Phone App has hit Version 2.0. After the design change on the website, our application suffered greatly since it relied on many of the components of the old design. As a result, the app has been completely rewritten from the ground up. Now using a much faster API, the speed [...]