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Microsoft is not the only company using the ‘OneDrive’ name

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If you haven’t heard by now, Microsoft has renamed SkyDrive to OneDrive – after it lost a court battle with British satellite broadcaster BSkyB over the name. And while we assume Microsoft’s lawyers have vetted this name to make sure it doesn’t happen again, it should be noted that Microsoft is not the only company to be using the OneDrive name. For instance, it is the name of a bolt designed by [...]

Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive

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SkyDrive has a brand new name. After losing a court battle in August with the British satellite broadcaster BSkyB over the name, Microsoft has today revealed that it will now be called OneDrive – with the company releasing a new promotional ad and registering the domain name onedrive.com. “Why OneDrive? We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only one place for your [...]

Yep, Snapchat still sucks at security – new anti-spam measure cracked in less than 30 minutes

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Image: Screenshot from TechCrunch It’s been a bad few weeks for Snapchat after many people called into questioned how secure users were on the service – especially given how dismissive they were to an exploit which lead to 4.6 million usernames and phone numbers leaked, and a sudden increase in spam. However, the company has said they are now working on fixing its security problems. In the last 24 hours, the company [...]

Nokia Lumia 1020 Review: a piece of smartphone camera innovation

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We’re now seeing smartphones with screen sizes of 6 inches or higher, with bigger batteries to satisfy both the large screen and our insatiable appetite with the data. But when it comes to packing a huge number of megapixels, Nokia takes the gold medal with the Lumia 1020 – the smartphone with the 41-megapixel camera. By the time you read this review, the phone would already have been superseded by [...]

Nokia Lumia 1320 coming to Australia on February 4

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After the Lumia 1520 was launched (after Harvey Norman revealed that they were selling the device), it was a matter of time before we got a release date for the cheap cousin, the Lumia 1320. And now we have: the six-inch smartphone will hit Australia on February 4, with a price tag of $449. The phone will be available through Vodafone and Telstra under contract, and Harvey Norman unlocked. Hardware [...]

PlayKids – the Netflix for Kids – launches in Australia

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I’m stating the bleeding obvious, but young children love tablets. In the UK, for instance, just over a quarter of kids aged 3-4 surveyed now use a tablet as their main computer. And just like everyone who uses a tablet – they need content to be entertained. And one service, described as the “Netflix for Kids”, wants to make that easier for parents to find said content for their kids. PlayKids is [...]

HTC brings “gold” HTC One to Australia, as a Telstra exclusive

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First big screens, now gold phones. HTC has confirmed that the “Champagne Gold” version of the HTC One is coming to Australia, as a Telstra exclusive. Announced back in November last year, HTC joins Samsung, Apple and – most recently – LG in making a “gold” version of their flagship devices. Why? I have no idea, but at least it’s another colour than black and white. The phone will be [...]

Samsung reveals 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Lite tablet

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After revealing a whole bunch of tablets back at CES last week, Samsung has today revealed another one for its Galaxy Tab 3 lineup. Called the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, the 7-inch tablet is pretty much a low-spec Android tablet that seems like a rehash of another 7-inch tablet in the same line – the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. Pretty much, there is little difference in the spec sheet between the [...]

Kogan takes a sub-$1000 4K TV to CES 2014, set to ship February

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Not one to let a lack of content get in the way of a movement, Kogan is currently showing off the first sub-$1000 4K TV available to Australian consumers at CES. With an 55″ LED display, 3840×2160 resolution, 4 HDMI ports, micro-SD card slot, Wi-Fi, and Ethernet, it sounds great on paper. And not one to miss a trend, the TV also is technically a “Smart TV”, running Android 4.2, with Google [...]

MakerBot announces three new 3D printers – for all shapes and sizes

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MakerBot is continuing its efforts in making 3D printing more accessible and affordable with the launch of three new 3D printers announced at CES earlier this week: the Replicator Desktop, the Replicator Mini, and the Replicator Z18. All of them now come with the ability to send your print jobs via USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi; and control them via the cloud with an upcoming app. The Replicator Mini is the [...]

AMD is putting Android on Windows PCs too – just without the button

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While everyone is making a big deal about ASUS (and Intel) putting Android on a Windows laptop, we shouldn’t forget about AMD – they are also doing the same thing. However, instead of pushing a button to switch between the two, they plan on letting you run Android apps without even leaving Windows. AMD’s plan is essentially creating a virtual machine running Android, using Bluestacks’ App Player. However, this version [...]

Razer is making a fitness thingy too – introduces the Nabu smartband

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Yes, my suspicions were confirmed – everyone is working on wearable technology. The newest entrant in this space is the gaming headset and accessory maker Razer, who has announced at CES its new Nabu smartband. Like all other smartbands, the Nabu will track your fitness, sleep and location; and will push notifications from your phone to the smartband. However, notifications will be either on two OLED  screens – a public [...]

Here’s what Samsung’s new ‘Magazine’ UI looks like on a smartphone

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TouchWiz, Samsung’s infamous Android skin, might be getting replaced, if a new leaked screenshot from @evleaks on Twitter is anything to go by. Yesterday, with the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy TabPRO and Galaxy NotePRO at CES 2014, Samsung also showed off a new UI for the tablet, called the ‘Magazine’ UI. With a slight resemblance to Microsoft’s Live Tile UI, the new look was more clean and modular than [...]

Michael Bay mini-meltdown gets Taiwanese animation treatment

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I never thought I’d live to see a Michael Bay tag on TechGeek. And I also didn’t think that the mini-meltdown, seen during Samsung’s CES 2014 keynote, would be animated in classic Next Media Animation style so quickly. In case you missed it, in a traditional CES celebrity endorsement, Michael Bay, director of Transformers and other mindless action-blockbusters, had a mini-panic attack on stage when his autocue failed. Rather than “winging it,” [...]

Sony wants you to log your life with SmartBand

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It feels like everyone is making their own fitness tracker these days – and Sony is one of them. The company has announced the SmartBand, which does the usual fitness tracking like all others. It will also notify you of your calls, and control media playback. It seems nothing special, right? However, what makes this interesting is where it fits in with a new vision Sony has for its SmartWare products [...]