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Microsoft Mobile confirms Lumia 630 launch, priced at under $250

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Microsoft Mobile/Nokia has confirmed that the Lumia 630 – the first smartphone with the Windows Phone 8.1. update – will be coming to Australia. It will launch on May 27 with a very attractive price tag. The Lumia 630 will be available through Harvey Norman, JB Hi Fi, Dick Smith and other major retailers from May 27 with a price of $249. It will also be available through Vodafone from June 4 […]

On Location: Huawei Ascend G6 Australian launch

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It was a little hard to ignore the audible disappointment at Huawei’s Australian launch of the Ascend G6. Despite overnight news in Paris of the Ascend P7, a more high-end, 5-inch phone from Huawei, today a small gathering of Australian’s tech media were instead shown the Ascend G6, a phone originally exhibited in February at MWC. Though despite the unfortunate scheduling, the phone Huawei Australia flaunted today, while sort-of old news, was […]

LG Lifeband Touch coming to Australia later this month for $199

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LG Australia revealed earlier today that the LG Lifeband Touch, the company’s latest smartwatch/fitness tracker, will be coming to Australia in late May. The company announced the product back at CES earlier this year. Designed to comfortably fit on your wrist, the Lifeband Touch has a 3-axis accelerometer and altimeter to measure the usual things that all fitness devices track: distance, speed, number of steps, and calories burned. Users will be […]

Nokia Lumia 2520 coming to Australia this week

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Microsoft has announced that the Nokia Lumia 2520 – the first tablet from the formerly-independent Finnish phone maker – will be coming to Australia tomorrow, exclusively with Telstra. Telstra will be selling the device from its online store, before rolling it out to its stores nationally from May 13. Customers can purchase the device on a 24-month contract under its $35 plan with a $25 monthly handset repayment fee. If you […]

Nokia confirms Devices business will be renamed to Microsoft Mobile

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The “Nokia” name on its Lumia devices may soon disappear. The Finnish company has confirmed that its Devices and Services division will be renamed to Microsoft Mobile once Microsoft acquires the company later this month. The name change was leaked out by NokiaPowerUser when they published a leaked email to suppliers. Nokia has since confirmed the “Microsoft Mobile” rebrand by informing users about the change in its privacy policy. “After completion of […]

Samsung sues Korean newspaper over negative report

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Samsung is no stranger to threatening the tech media – remember, they threatened to leave two bloggers in Berlin because they refused to promote their products at IFA in 2012. Well, the South Korean company is now suing a Korean newspaper, the Electronic Times, after it wrote a negative news article about the Galaxy S5. The article, published on March 17, claimed that Samsung was having issues with producing the six lenses […]

Nokia announces the Lumia 930 – the new flagship for Windows Phone 8.1

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As expected, Nokia announced a couple of brand new Windows Phone devices at Microsoft’s BUILD conference – at the same time where they announced what would be included in Windows Phone 8.1. The Lumia 930 will the be first device running the new OS, and will include a 20-megapixel camera. Hardware specs include a 5-inch full HD OLED display, a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of […]

Cloud first, mobile first: Word, Powerpoint, and Excel come to iPad today

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Satya Nadella paces around a small stage in San Francisco. It’s only been 52 days since he became CEO, and yet he’s already been the man behind products his predecessor’s would have never touched. Office for iPad had apparently been finished for a few months now, yet it had been stuck in limbo, a scary admission that users might not switch to a Windows tablet just for one service. Today, though, Nadella stands […]

Samsung Australia to bring Galaxy S5 on April 11, priced at $929

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Image: Norman Ma/TechGeek In an extravagant launch event yesterday at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art, Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy S5 will be launching in Australia on April 11 – just ten days after the HTC One M8‘s Australian launch. It will be priced at $929, and will be available on all the major telcos – Optus, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone and Telstra. The smartphone features a bigger 5.1-inch full HD display, […]

Meet the GoPhone – the iPhone case that doubles as a GoPro mount

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Despite its popularity and usefulness in many situations, one of the biggest problem of the GoPro is the lack of a proper viewfinder if you want to get handheld shots of the action. It does have a remote viewfinder via the GoPro app, but that involves you holding onto the camera and the phone. However, two Australians may have created a solution. Created by Andrew Dorn and Carson Tully – both […]

HTC reveals the HTC One M8

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It’s probably the worst kept secret in the world, but HTC has finally confirmed its brand new Android flagship device. And yes, it’s actually called the HTC One M8. Not the “new HTC One” or the “HTC One 2″. It’s just called the HTC One M8. It is made from an aluminum unibody with a “brushed, hairline texture” finish, with a unique process in integrating as many as ten antennas […]

Canadian telco Rogers leaks out new HTC One (M8) specs

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Oh Canada! HTC might not be happy with you. One of the country’s telcos – Rogers – has leaked out the specs of the new HTC One (M8), which the company is expected to announce in a press event at 2am tomorrow. From what we can gather from the Rogers leak, the HTC One (M8) features a 5-inch 1080p Super LCD display, an “Ultrapixel” camera and a 5-megapixel front facing […]

Microsoft Office for iPad to be released in coming weeks

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Hot off the heels of OneNote coming to Mac, The Verge is reporting that Microsoft Office for iPad, which had reportedly been completed a while ago, will finally be released in the coming weeks. At a keynote in San Francisco on March 27th, new Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will be showing off the app as part of Microsoft’s new “mobile first, cloud first” strategy. However, it isn’t going to be a big change […]

Microsoft OneNote is out now on the Mac App Store, and it’s awesome

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Nothing beats the freedom of paper when it comes to taking notes. Well, for a Mac user that was. Which is why the release of OneNote on the Mac App Store today is so exciting. After 10 years of Windows exclusivity, the Microsoft notebook app is now available for Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone. And did I mention it’s free? A OneNote notebook is basically a blank canvas. […]

Chrome OS to use Google Drive as default download location soon

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 Despite commercials which promise users that they’ll never lose files with a Chromebook, there’s a rising number of education and business users who are complaining that, when a Chromebook is reset or replaced, that they lose their local files. And this complaint mainly stems from the way Chrome OS handles Downloaded files. By default, when saving a file from the browser, a Chromebook will default to a local Downloads folder on […]