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SanDisk crams 200GB in a microSD card

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So, SanDisk have just announced that they have managed to produce a microSD card with 200GB of storage. Yes, you read that right. According to the press release, they used the same technology found in the 128GB microSD card announced last year, but improved the design so it cram more gigabytes. SanDisk is also boasting that the card has superfast transfer speeds too – with speeds of up to 90MB/s. So do you […]

MWC 2015: Samsung updates Gear VR for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Other than two new smartphones, Samsung also announced an update to its Gear VR virtual reality headset. Produced with the help of Oculus, the new Gear VR has been optimised and will be compatible with the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. It is also 15 percent smaller and more comfortable to wear thanks to redesigned straps to give it better weight balance while wearing it. Other changes include improved […]

MWC 2015: Samsung reveals the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge

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What’s next for Samsung? “Relentless innovation,” according to its mobile head, JK Shin, at the company’s press conference at this year’s Mobile World Congress as it announced two new smartphones jammed-packed with top-notch specs and “first-of-its-kind technology” – the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge. The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge sees a radical overhaul of its design. The body is no longer made out of plastic, adopting […]

MWC 2015: Microsoft accidentally reveals Lumia 640 and 640 XL before press conference

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Microsoft’s own press conference for Mobile World Congress doesn’t begin until 6:30pm tomorrow (Sydney time), but someone inside Redmond accidentally hit the publish button a little bit too early. They revealed that it will be announcing a the Lumia 640 and the 640 XL at its press conference. The post – now removed, but still available in Google cache – was first spotted by WinBeta. According to the rumours, the Lumia 640 […]

OneNote for Windows is now completely free

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Back in 2014, Microsoft took a big step forward with OneNote, a movement which was our first glimpse at the future for all of their Microsoft Office family. First they released a version of their popular OneNote service for Mac, as well as improving iPad, iPhone and Android versions. And the craziest thing of all? They released these apps with the sweet pricetag of free, while also making the previously paid OneNote 2013 similarly free for […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview opens up for some Lumia devices

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Microsoft is totally on a roll with their Windows 10 Technical Preview, today releasing an early version of the release for some Lumia devices. And while the version released today doesn’t yet include the new Spartan browser, there are plenty of changes at first glance, such as a new Calendar app, Mail app, preview Photos app, and a number of other tweaks to the notification system, called Action Center. The Start screen also […]

Samsung’s streaming service Milk Music is coming to Australia

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After being available in America for almost a year, Samsung has today announced that Australian customers will be able to experience its Milk Music service – a free radio streaming service exclusive to Galaxy phone owners. The service allows users to choose from 150 genre-based and curated radio stations. Users will also be able to “fine-tune” the radio stations by choosing nine different genres on the dial interface, and change the preferences […]

The BlackBerry Classic is out now on Telstra

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BlackBerry has announced that you can get the BlackBerry Classic – the phone that BlackBerry hopes can win back the faithful thanks to its more traditional look – in Australia from today. The Classic will be only available through Telstra from $63 per month on its Mobile Accelerate S plan. Hardware specs include a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 2GB of RAM, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, and 16GB of storage with a […]

Qantas to provide Samsung Gear VR on planes – only if you are in first class

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In an industry first, Qantas and Samsung have announced a new partnership that will see the Flying Kangaroo trialling Samsung’s virtual reality technology on some of its flights and airport lounges. The airline says it plans to fit the Gear VR in its Sydney and Melbourne International First Lounges from mid-February, and in select A380 flights from Australia to Los Angeles in mid-March. The trial will last three months. However, if […]

BlackBerry wants Congress to force everyone to make BlackBerry apps

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It’s no secret that if you acquire a BlackBerry or Windows Phone, a lot of your favourite apps won’t be there – well at least officially. However, while Microsoft is pushing hard in trying to court companies to build a Windows Phone app, BlackBerry is taking a different route. The company is asking the US Congress to force developers to make apps on BlackBerry. In a blog post written by […]

Microsoft is still crazy: meet the HoloLens

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“This is the world with holograms” wasn’t a phrase I was expecting from a consumer-focused Windows 10 event, though today, following a long conversation on the latest version of Windows, Microsoft introduced a product which sounds bat-shit crazy. And they call it the HoloLens. Basically, the HoloLens is a headset with features similar to the Occulus Rift, only instead of completely blocking our your vision with full worlds and using […]

Windows is now a service, latest release to become a free update for Windows 7, 8, and Phone users

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Windows is now a service. It’s done. At an event today in the company’s hometown, Redmond, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of OS, Terry Myerson dropped quite a bombshell. As he announced, following the release of Windows 10, the latest version of the operating service will become available to all Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users for free for at least a year following release. And, as well as that, he indicated […]

Optus offers more talk and data for prepaid users – for a limited time only

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Optus has quietly made changes to its My Prepaid Monthly plans today, with the telco increasing the amount of data and giving users more talk time. However, the changes are available for a limited time only, with customers having until April 19 to sign up before they go away. Below are the new My Prepaid Monthly plans. All recharges have a 30 day expiry date. Recharge Minutes Data Text Extras $30 […]

Google refuses to patch vulnerability affecting 930 million users

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Google has quietly disclosed that it will not be patching any vulnerabilities in a component in versions of Android before KitKat. This means that 60 percent of all active Android devices – or 930 million – are now vulnerable to an attack. The company made this disclosure to Tod Beardsley, a security researcher from Rapid7, after another vulnerability reporter was told by Google that they will not fix the bug. In a […]

Monster sues Beats and co-founders for stealing technology

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Apple acquired Beats Electronics for a whopping US$3.2 billion last year, but one former partner is not happy about the deal. Monster, who helped designed and manufacturer the original Beats by Dr Dre headphones, has filed a lawsuit against Beats and its co-founders in the San Mateo County Superior Court. First spotted by USA Today, Monster is accusing Beats for stealing its technology, purposely misrepresenting Monster’s involvement in the creation […]