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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 […]

Samsung reveals new SUHD TVs at CES 2015 – all running on Tizen OS

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No one knows what the S means in SUHD, but that hasn’t stopped Samsung hyping up the new technology at its CES press conference earlier today. The new SUHD line of TVs all feature its new quantum dot technology that Samsung says produces better colour, and run on its Tizen operating system. However, SUHD is not replacing UHD. Samsung will continue to create UHD displays, with SUHD aimed as a […]

Samsung’s new T1 SSD drive packs a terabyte in a very small package

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Samsung has announced a brand new portable SSD drive at its CES press conference this morning. And while we normally don’t cover Samsung’s memory division, I find this a spectacular piece of technology – mainly because it manages to fit up to one terabyte of storage in a pocket-sized device. Samsung says that it is built with the same technology found in its internal SSDs, and will feature extremely fast […]

ASUS unveils Intel-powered ZenFone 2 smartphone at CES

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At its press conference earlier this morning, ASUS has unveiled its brand new flagship phone in this year’s ZenFone lineup with the ZenFone 2. Featuring a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display and a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor, the ZenFone 2 promises to deliver powerful all-round performance while not compromising on style. The design features a “luxurious brushed-metal finish and distinctive concentric-circle detailing.” ASUS also says it is more ergonomic […]

ASUS introduces the ZenFone Zoom – world thinnest smartphone with optical zoom

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At its press conference at this year’s CES, ASUS revealed a brand new smartphone for those who are really vested into mobile photography with the ZenFone Zoom. The Taiwanese manufacturer is also proclaiming the device as the thinnest smartphone on the market with 3X optical zoom – measuring at just under 12mm thin. The rear camera features a 13-megapixel sensor and its 10-element lens so it can have 3X optical zoom. It […]

CES 2015: LG refreshes its curved smartphone with the LG G Flex 2

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  LG has announced at its CES 2015 press conference what everyone knew yesterday: it will introduce a new curved smartphone. Called the LG G Flex 2, the revamped phone is smaller, faster, and a bit tougher than its predecessor. It is smaller because the phone’s display has been reduced from the massive 6-inch display found on the original G Flex to just 5.5 inches. LG says it makes the phone a […]

CES 2015: Lenovo refreshes ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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Lenovo has quietly announced that it has updated the specs of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. While it still retains its carbon fibre shell and weighs less than two kilograms, the refresh sees the ultrabook has a fifth-generation Intel Core processor and longer battery life – with Lenovo promising nearly 11 hours. Specs on the ThinkPad X1 Carbon include a 14-inch display (with a touchscreen option), up to 8GB of DDR3 […]