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Melbourne Public Transport Android App Wrap-up

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Recently, after upgrading to a usable phone with Ice Cream Sandwich on it, I have been on the hunt for useful apps. One of these hunts was for apps that could help with my commutes, so after hunting around the marketplace and questioning friends, here is what I use to help me get around. By the way, these apps are Melbourne, Australia specific so apologies if this bares no relevance […]

5+ ESSENTIAL Back To School tips to help you study

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Right now, Australian school kids are going back to school after their summer holidays. However, we all know that the level and amount of study increases – especially when they enter their final years of school to complete their VCE, HSC or equivalent. Since I finished high school last year, I decided to write down how I managed to study – while, of course, balancing my time on the site. […]

Tip: Get the new look Google Bar now

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As announced a couple of days ago, Google has begun rolling out a new bar for switching between services to replace the old black bar. But who wants to wait for a slow trickle of new features to reach you when you can get the new bar right now? Here’s how to do it, thanks to Google+ user Maximilian Majewski. 1) Firstly download Edit This Cookie for Google Chrome (sorry to […]

5 sites to find and listen to new music for FREE

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Image: all that improbable blue/Flickr (Creative Commons) I love music. It is, for me anyway, a perfect way to relax during a long weekend, or to keep me entertained during the long train rides. However, now people are starting to listen to new music on the Internet rather than on radio or on television, as they are now playing puerile crap that has the audacity to be labelled music. Well, […]

Tip: How to know if your email account has been hacked (Updated)

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Image: Stewart Wilson/TECHGEEK.com.au Since hacking seems to be part of everyday now, there has never been a real way to check if your email account has been hacked – until today. A Sydney-based security researcher, Daniel Grzelak has developed a website which allows people to check if their email accounts have been compromised. The website uses a number of sources to search through and if it finds a match, it will let you […]

Basic SEO Tips – Starting a Website the Right Way

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Image: MoneyBlogNewz/Flickr (Creative Commons) Basics of SEO are the same they were a few years back. Looking at the basics not much has changed, but out of the many things that remained the same one sticks out, and that is the failure to learn proper SEO implementation, which is one of the most important parts when starting up a website. Tips that we will cover in this post can be […]

Upgrade your HTC 7 Mozart Space

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If you like me, who has a HTC 7 Mozart, lots of music, pictures and podcasts, you’ll quickly find out that 8GB of space really isn’t enough. Due to the limitations of Windows Phone 7, it’s currently impossible to add additional space to your phone by a Micro-SD card or similar. However, thanks to a brave individual, it turns out your 8GB storage is simply a Micro-SD card buried deep in the device. […]

How to easily upgrade your PlayStation 3 Hard Drive

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2011 is a massive year for PlayStation 3 owners, with an abundance of exclusive and amazing 3rd-Party games coming to the system. But if you are still holding onto an original PS3, your hard drive might be getting a little small to hold all of the installs and PSN games. If you follow my quick and easy guide, you’ll be sure to be having fun with the extra space in […]

Check-in with Foursquare… in Firefox?

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Foursquare appears to have quite a following here in Australia (and apparently, in North Korea and up in space), but for some cases you don’t want to go and whip out your phone because you may have a crappy connection (via Vodafone) or happen to be so damn lazy. Well not any more. A little plugin called Foursquarefox takes the hassle away of checking in and puts it in your […]

Tip: Microsoft makes its more-advanced Calculator FREE!

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Just in time when students are set to return to school within the next few weeks, Microsoft has now made the latest version of its CAS-like Microsoft Mathematics software free to download, meaning that you can now make more advanced calculations on your computer. The software replicates a fully functioning graphics calculator (or, what many students call it, a CAS calculator) and allows you to solve equations using the concepts […]

Tip: Sharing links easily with F1

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Sharing links to your friends, such as a funny auto-correct fail or a news article that happens to claim that Apple is merging iTunes and Safari together, can be a bit tedious as you have to copy the link, open up your email client or a new tab for the social networking profile, and then post it out to your friends. Now, Mozilla has made it a bit simple. Called […]

Three things to do before you give a tech gift! [Holiday Tip]

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In the years when we gave books and clothing, you simply had to wrap it in wrapping paper and hand it off. Unfortunately, for tech gifts, there are some things that need to be considered when giving the gift. It is a depressing sight to see the recipient unable to show their thanks by actually not using the device – the very device you probably spent over $150 on. Well, […]

How to Replace MobileMe for Free

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Apple’s online suite, while expensive, does look pretty. But can you get most of the job it does for free? You bet. Here are some free alternatives to MobileMe applications. Oh, and excuse my l33t Photoshop skills.

Tutorial: Jailbreaking your iOS 4 iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

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If you’ve been hesitant to use JailbreakMe because your worried, you should’nt be, but either way here’s a step by step guide on how to do it! And if anything goes wrong just restore your device from your backup. This jailbreak is compatible with iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch 3, iPhone 3GS and almost every other iDevice running iOS 3.1.2 or above. And finally, you should restore if you are already […]

Tip: F#*K! My blog got hacked. Now what?

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This article is part two of two covering blog hacking for Security Month, a month-long look in the importance of security. You can read the previous part (one dealing with prevention) here. Part Two covers what to do after your blog just got hacked. Enjoy! This article was written by Catalin Cosoi. Recovering from a hack can be a painstaking experience, and the effects of a hack may be felt […]