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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 [...]

Google Drive lowers prices – US$1.99 per month for 100GB of space

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If you are still deciding between Microsoft’s OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox – that choice has been made a little bit easier. Google has announced its brand new pricing structure for Drive, with its prices undercutting its rivals. While the 15GB plan remains free, the 100GB plan is now US$1.99 per month instead of $US4.99 per month. In contrast, 100GB on Dropbox will cost US$9.99 per month, while OneDrive will [...]

Razer refreshes Blade laptop line with NVIDIA Maxwell GPUs

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Razer has announced that it has refreshed its Razer Blade laptop line. While both the 14-inch Blade and 17-inch Blade Pro now feature an NVIDIA Maxwell GPU and the latest-generation Intel Core i7 processor, the Blade also gets a stunning 3200×1800 resolution IPS display with multitouch support. Other specs for the 14-inch Blade include the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M graphics card with 3GB of GGDR5 memory, 8GB of DDR3L RAM, a [...]

New Australian startup lets lonely people hire a friend – for $60 an hour

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Yes, this is about to be a real thing. A brand new startup from Townsville, Queensland called “Friends for Hire” is about to open its doors – and as its name suggests, it will let those who are friendless hire a friend for “endless possibilities”. Well, except for one. According to Business Insider Australia, Friends for Hire is strictly for platonic relationships. “It’s definitely not a dating website. It’s for [...]

Meet BluCub – a small themometer for your iPhone

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TechGeek rarely cover things from Kickstarter and Indiegogo – it’s not like we don’t want to cover them, it’s just that we don’t get many emails about projects such as this. What you see above is the BluCub – a small and affordable wireless thermometer that will tell you the temperature and humidity of any given room. The BluCub is small enough that it can be placed in any location [...]

New Microsoft ad: You should buy Windows because Macs don’t have touchscreens

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“Honestly, I was going to get a Mac. But Macs still don’t have touchscreens, so I got a new Windows all-in-one.” That quote comes from Microsoft’s latest ad in its “Honesty” campaign to promote Windows 8. It also represents Microsoft grasping at straws trying to find something to differentiate all the Windows PCs and laptops with the iMac and the MacBook laptop line. Yes, it is true. Most Windows devices on [...]

SONIQ is producing a smartphone – running Android with a Windows Phone UI ripoff?

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Television maker SONIQ is entering the smartphone market, announcing today that it will launch a line of cheap Android-powered smartphones in the second-half of the year. The phones will target a specific subset of prepaid users, namely the elderly and parents who are looking for a phone for their children. The only problem? We’re not entirely sure what’s going to be inside the phone. For some reason, SONIQ won’t reveal [...]

Samsung focuses on fitness with the Gear Fit smartband

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Samsung has announced its latest addition to the Gear smartwatch line with the Samsung Gear Fit – a smartband puts the company head-on with the FitBit. With a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED design and a changeable strap, the Gear Fit is designed to be lightweight and durable when you’re working out. Hardware specs include a 1.84-inch curved Super AMOLED display – the first smartwatch to feature such a thing – [...]