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 129: Seriously, this is news

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Apple might be announcing the iPhone 5S, LG makes a phone around you and Huawei has a bone to pick with the ABC. We also talk about new Dick Smith stores opening in David Jones and ISPOne on the brink of termination. Joining you in your podcasting listening experience is Stewart Wilson and Terence Huynh. It was a slow news week, so it’s a pretty short podcast. See you next [...]

TechGeek Weekly 128: FirePhone

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Parliament says you should be able to circumvent geoblocks; The Wii U on the brink of failure; and Moto X – the future of Motorola? We also talk about the numerous security updates Instagram has made, a small rant on classification and much more. And this is our second podcast at our new time slot! Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for your latest dose of tech news. [...]

6tagram, WP8 third-party app will get Instagram’s blessing

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek Developer Rudy Huyn has been hard at work creating a Instagram client called 6tagram. The client is based on his Vine client, 6Sec which has been widely popular due to its great design and the first third-party app to have an upload ability. However, due to the changes made to the API in the last week by Instagram, the release of the app has been delayed. [...]

Instagram restores uploading from third-party apps

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek Over the past few days, Instagram have made several changes to their API which has restricted third-party applications such as Windows Phone 8 application, Instance from posting on the service. Initially, photos were uploaded onto the service and then almost immediately deleted. Daniel Gary, the developer of Instance, was puzzled by the change. The issue was made clear when an Instagram spokesperson said “applications accessing the API [...]

Outlook.com turns one since replacing Hotmail

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek Microsoft is celebrating the first birthday of its free email service, Outlook.com. It’s been a whole year since the service was introduced and set to replace Hotmail. The service offers a revamped interface and user experience, new features and improved integration with other Microsoft services (like Skype). Microsoft have also slowly rolled out improvements to the service after being well-received by users. In a post on [...]

Microsoft required the change SkyDrive name after court ruling

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek A court in the UK has ruled that Microsoft is infringing on the “Sky” trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB). As a result, Microsoft have agreed to change the name of it’s cloud-based storage service. In a settlement, BSkyB has agreed to allow Microsoft reasonable time to continue using the brand while they transition to a new brand. A spokesperson from Microsoft has confirmed the [...]

TechGeek Weekly 126: We’re back… again

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Google brings out the Nexus 7, PAX Australia is staying in Melbourne and Navman is bringing GPS to the cloud. We also talk about the new Nokia devices, the Ubuntu phone and other (non-important) Google stuff. Yes! We’re back and at a whole new time. Join Terence Huynh, Stewart Wilson and Chris Southcott (for the first few minutes) for an update on what’s happening at TechGeek and some news as [...]

Hackagong 2013 – Winners Announced

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Hackagong, a Wollongong based Hackathon ran over the weekend where teams of developers, designers and entrepreneurs get together and hack out a solution to a problem they’ve identified. In an intense weekend of designing, programming, testing and prototyping, 150 participants in 34 teams had just under 30 hours to present their creation to judges to be in the running for over $32,000 worth of prizes. At the conclusion of the Hackathon, notable judges [...]

Belkin WeMo now compatible with Android

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Belkin today announced that the WeMo, a consumer home automation product has released their new Android app. Compatible with the WeMo Switch and WeMo Switch + Motion products already available, the app allows users to control electronics from anywhere in the world. The app fully integrates with IFTTT, allowing you to create triggers using different internet services such as email, social media and weather to control your WeMo devices. “The WeMo range [...]

Nokia releases the Nokia 625, the most affordable 4G Windows Phone

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Nokia have announced the Lumia 625, a Windows Phone with a massive 4.7-inch display. However, this is no means a high-end smartphone. Nokia will be marketing this the the low-end market. With super-fast 4G connectivity, this will be the most affordable 4G Windows Phone. The Lumia 625 has a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and 512MB RAM to power the Windows Phone 8 operating system. Included is 8GB of internal storage with the [...]

Surface RT dropped to $389

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Microsoft Australia have today dropped the price of the Surface RT from $559 to just $389 – which is a saving of $170. Launched in October of 2012, the Surface RT has suffered from a slow uptake and sales have suffered as a result. Today’s price drop is most likely to address this and try and get a few more quick sales out before Microsoft announce an updated model. Through [...]

Third party Snapchat client, Swapchat removed from WP Store

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The third-party Snapchat client for Windows Phone, Swapchat has been removed from the WP Store due to a copyright infringement notice from Snapchat. The application was developed by SRC Apps by reverse engineering the Snapchat API and using them to build an app for Windows Phone. While there could be some good potential in this move by Snapchat (official client on the way), Windows Phone users will be left with [...]

Spotify for Windows Phone finally updated

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Spotify have released an updated version of their Windows Phone app. Since the app’s original release in February 2013, it’s been marked as a public beta application and being beta, the app suffered from a lot of issues such as crashing and lack of features. This update (almost 6 months after the original release) removes the app from beta and introduced a few new features. According to a tweet from [...]

It’s official, Instagram now does Video

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Instagram have officially announced their new video sharing feature for their popular photo sharing application. The app now allows you to take 15 second videos and offers easy video editing and 13 new filters dedicated to videos. Announced at Facebook HQ this morning, the feature is being rolled out today to iOS and Android applications as an update. This is the biggest change to the platform since it’s inception almost [...]

New update available for the TechGeek Windows Phone App

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It’s been a few months since we’ve launched our Windows Phone application. While it was said that the app would be updated regularly, this promise fell through. However! We’ve just released the first major update to our Windows Phone Application, version 1.1.0. After a few major bugs being squashed in version 1.0.1 for WP7, we thought the app was due for an upgrade. In this update, we’ve changed some of [...]