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Blogging Tips #1 – Writing your content

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Now, you could always use your blog’s in-built writer, but the only problem is that you won’t be able to see the design in real-time, so you won’t know what size the image can fit on your design, unless you keep editing it, and if you are new to this – it may take a long, long time. So, introducing Windows Live Writer – and yes, this comes from Microsoft. […]

10 WordPress themes you should stay away from

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WordPress is a great CMS and blogging platform, but theming for it is not equal. Like web designing, for every good or beautiful design, you will always have a design that we say that you should stay away. However, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t download them – we’re just saying that they suck, and that people would dislike your site even more. So, here are the list of the […]

10 WordPress themes to get your blog started

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WordPress is a fabulous CMS and Blogging Tool, however, its default theme might not be giving your blog that “wow” factor that you want to impress your friends. You could always develop your own theme, but that would be silly if you have no knowledge on how to design one. So, today, we will be bringing some of the 10 themes that we liked that you may want to use. […]

Where to watch Obama’s inauguration – the complete guide

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Barack Obama – the president that (hopefully) bring change to not only to the United States, but to the entire world, as he becomes the successor to the leader of the free world. As well, it will bring a huge change to America as it welcomes its very first Black president. While the United States will see it at 11:30AM (Eastern Time) or at 8:30AM in the morning (Pacific Time) […]

TECHGEEK.com.au’s Guide to Web Hosting

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The beauty of the internet is that you can have a piece of it and you can use it for anything you want it to be; may it be for a technology blog (like us), a personal blog, a e-commerce site, discussion board or just to get your business/brand out there for the public to see. Whatever the reason is, there is only one problem – you need to have […]

Ducking iPhone – teach your iPhone how to swear!

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Remember the days of the T9 keyboard, where it would correct words if you spelt it incorrectly (or an easier way to spell). Well, one of the features was that you can create a custom dictionary and teach your phone how to swear – and that was absolutely fun. However, Apple has apparently removed that fun by not having a custom dictionary so you can those funny words like “fucking" […]

A guide on how to stop cyber-bullying

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This post was written by Tom Wood (you know, the guy who cracked the porn filter last year). Orignally posted on his blog, The Wood Verdict, I have been given permission to repost it here on TECHGEEK.com.au. This content has been edited style-wise, and all (well, most) of the content has been preserved. Cyber-Bullying affects at least 22% of Aussie kids. It can be 24/7, relentless, compacted by an audience […]

Learn something before the end of the year – a collection from our Tips, Tricks & Hacks section

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It’s nearly the end of the year, and why not start by learning a quick tutorial to build up some technology knowledge. Our not-so-patented works can be found in our “Tips, Tricks & Hacks” section of this blog; but we have chosen the best tutorials to give you a heads up on what did you miss during our very first full year on TECHGEEK.com.au How to watch television on the […]

Windows : High Contrast – how to do it and how to turn it off

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While people may already know this, you can change the screen resolution to prank and annoy your friends to High Contrast Mode, which is supposed to be used to allow you to see icons and text better. While we don’t recommend that you actually do this (to us), we want to show you how to do it – since we are away, and we have nothing better to fill up […]

Web Dev : XHTML for Beginners

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TECHGEEK.com.au is back with another beginner’s guide, and this one is the follow-up to our previous guide of “HTML for Beginners”. This time, we are taking you back to the world of XHTML, a HTML variant used in many modern websites (like ours). Unfortunately, it also mixes another web standard called XML, or eXtensible Markup Language; thus meaning that the entire HTML basics are thrown out of the window. However, […]

Play Snake on GMail?

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First it was Mail Goggles and then this? You can now play Snake on G-Mail – and its very easy to do so. First you have to make sure you have Keyboard Shortcuts enabled (you can find this in the Settings), and then go to the Labs tab, and scroll down to find “Old Snakey” and make sure you enable it. After that, you can now play this awesome time-wasting […]

TECHGEEK.com.au BTS : WordPress Plugins

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TECHGEEK BTS is a brand new series of blog posts which showcase what happens behind the scenes at TECHGEEK.com.au. From questions about the site to things we use to help cover the site, we hope you enjoy reading all the hard work that we have done to build the site. And our very first subject is what WordPress plug-ins we use on our site – and since WordPress is the […]

How to watch television on the internet – in Australia

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Australia, like the US, is tech-savvy, and we really want to watch television shows online. However, since we live in Australia, and most of our favourite shows are either produced in the US or the UK, we don’t really have an option to watch shows online. Or do we? TECHGEEK has produce a list of several sites that we think might help. Let’s start of the list: ABC iView The […]

DevTeam releases QuickPwn and PwnageTool for Firmware 2.1

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The iPhone DevTeam has released new versions of their ever-popular QuickPwn and Pwnage Tools for the new iPod/iPhone touch Firmware 2.1. As well, they managed to combat iTunes 8 without patching it, but we will wait for a response from Apple. The tools, however, are only for Macs this time, it is expected that a Windows version is in the works. Also, those who got the iPod touch 2G device […]

MySpace : HTML for Beginners

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MySpace is a popular social networking site which allows you to customize everything – but that is not our tutorial for today. This tutorial is basically for the comments, where you can add images and change colours to text, among other things. But many, like new users, do not know what <b> means. So, TECHGEEK is pleased to bring out the basics of HTML. This tutorial is to be used […]