Terence Huynh

Executive Editor

Terence Huynh is the founder and Executive Editor of TechGeek. While writing for a wide range of topics, he largely covers smartphones and social media. He is also a somewhat-compentent web developer and a politics junkie, often watching Question Time when he gets the chance. He is based in Melbourne, and studies Software Engineering at Monash University.

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Apple Music AU pricing confirmed: $11.99 per month

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When it was announced back at WWDC, we knew that – after the three month free trial period – Apple Music would cost at least US$9.99 per month in the US. However, for some reason, Apple Australia didn’t reveal their prices after the announcement. Now, as the service launches across 100 countries, Apple Australia has finally revealed how much Australians will have to pay. After the three month trial period, Australians will […]

Taylor Swift wins: Apple will pay artists royalties during free Apple Music trial

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Less than a day after Taylor Swift criticised the company for not paying royalties during the three months free trial period of its upcoming Apple Music service, Apple has decided to reverse the decision and will pay royalties during those three months. Eddy Cue, the Senior VP of Internet Software and Services, tweeted the news of the backflip, saying that they love Taylor Swift and indie musicians. Apple will always make sure that […]

Taylor Swift attacks Apple over zero royalties during Apple Music free trial period

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In an open letter she has posted on her Tumblr blog, Taylor Swift has explained why she is withholding her latest album from Apple Music – she doesn’t like the fact that Apple won’t pay any royalties during the three months free trial of its new music streaming service. “I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up […]

Sorry, Half-Life 3 has not been confirmed by Valve

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Twitter has been abuzz with news that of Valve confirming Half-Life 3 on its supposed website in the past hour or so. Unfortunately, we have to be the bearer of bad news – like all the other times beforehand, it is fake. The website in question – valve.software – is not the official Valve website (it would be valvesoftware.com). It is a fake website that someone has created as a hoax, […]

Microsoft finally lets you play (some) Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One

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Two years ago, Microsoft’s position on backwards compatibility was, “If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards.” Today, it has changed – and probably for the better. It has announced that the Xbox One will now support backwards compatibility – letting you play some of your existing Xbox 360 titles on the console without paying a single cent. If you have purchased the game through Xbox Live, then you can re-download the game. […]

UNIHACK returns with massive $3000 prize for the winner

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Melbourne’s premier student hackathon is back for another year! The organisers of UNIHACK have announced today that registrations are now open, and that the winning team will receive $3000 in cash – double what last year’s winners received. In addition, for the very first time, all university and TAFE students from across Australia will be able to compete for the title of UNIHACK Champion. UNIHACK sees teams having 24 hours […]

Apple launches their own “News” app

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When you download the latest iOS version (iOS 9), you’ll notice a brand new application. At its WWDC keynote earlier this morning, Apple has announced News. Similar to Flipboard, News is designed to bring the news stories that are personalised to you in one spot. Apple’s biggest selling point on News is aesthetics and publisher support. Stories can be interactive, have varying layouts, photo galleries, animations, huge data visualizations, and […]

Apple to open source Swift programming language

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Following in the footsteps of Microsoft open sourcing the core of its .NET platform, Apple announced at its WWDC Keynote earlier today that it will be open sourcing its new Swift programming language. In addition, Swift can be now used to develop applications on iOS, OS X and Linux (but no Windows, yet). The latest version of Swift include a number of new features – inclduing a new error handling […]

Multitasking, Picture in Picture finally comes to the iPad

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It has been long-rumoured, but Apple has finally confirmed that the latest version of iOS will bring multitasking to the iPad at its WWDC keynote earlier this morning. There will be three ways to run multiple apps on the iPad – Split View, Slide Over and Picture in Picture. The names pretty much describe what they are. Slide Over lets you slide one app on top of another. Split View is identical […]

Apple reveals OS X El Capitan

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It’s WWDC time, and Apple kicked off its keynote by announcing the latest version of Mac OS X. Dubbed “El Capitan” – named after a rock formation in Yosemite National Park – it brings a new slew of features and performance improvements. A new addition that will be see many users rejoice will be Split View – allowing you to neatly have two applications side-by-side when they are in full screen […]

Apple reveals the “next chapter” with new subscription service – launches on June 30

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Declared as the “next chapter of music” and promising that it will change “the way you experience music”, Apple has unveiled its new music subscription service called Apple Music at its WWDC keynote this morning. “We’ve had a long relationship with music, and music has had a rich history of change, some of which we’ve played a part in,” CEO Tim Cook said, hinting at Apple’s history in shaking up the […]

PSN down again – and you can blame Lizard Squad (probably)

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If you’re having trouble with connecting to the PlayStation Network today, you can blame Lizard Squad for that again. The group – infamously known for taking down PSN and Xbox Live during the Christmas season – has claimed responsibility on Twitter for taking down their servers. “I really missed all the butthurt gamers, how you guys been? I’m sure you missed us just as much,” the group posted on Twitter. Of course, […]

Samsung to shut down Wallet service on June 30

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Samsung has announced in an email to all Samsung Wallet customers that it will be shutting down the service on June 30. The reason why Samsung is shutting down the service was because not many people were using the service. In a separate message to Samsung Wallet partners, they noted that “the usage rate… was not what anyone expected.” “One of our company’s core values is to guarantee the best […]

TechGeek nominated for 5 IT Journalism Awards!

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We’ve got some great news to share! TechGeek has been nominated for FIVE IT Journalism Awards – affectionately called The Lizzies – for the work we’ve produced last year; and we’re up against some pretty good sites. TechGeek is nominated for Best Website, Best News Coverage, Best Personal Technology Coverage, Best Gaming Coverage and Best Independent Media. For Best Independent Media, we are up against our good friends Reckoner, Ausdroid and Live Tech Australia; plus Women in […]

Techcast S02E08: Our view on the HTC One M9 (feat. Tazza and Chrazza?)

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! The title may not make sense now, but listen to the end of the podcast to get the reference. And yes, we did record this a Thursday night and only released it now – you can blame me for that (assignments and all that). Join Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for some news from BUILD, but we largely talked about our thoughts on the HTC […]