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Grab a deal – Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 refurbished now available at Expansys

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Our Friends at Expansys have let us know about an amazing deal on Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2012) refurbished devices. While the two devices are rather dated right now, they will be receiving the Lollipop update, so you’ll be glad to know they will be able to run all the new apps. Expansys have both the 16GB and 32GB Nexus 7 tablets available with pricing at $83.99 and $127.99 […]

Data Retention in Australia passes the Senate

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Image: Shutterstock / McIek The Australian Parliament has voted to introduce the Government’s two-year data retention scheme into law. Telcos and internet service providers will be required to store metadata of all customers for a two-year period to assist law enforcement agencies in investigations. Metadata – which includes call records, visited web site addresses, location information, billing data and other related data (but not content) – will be stored for […]

Facebook offers Messenger to businesses

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  In an announcement made this morning, Facebook is pushing it’s Messenger services into businesses for live customer support and services such as push notifications. Aimed at initially at retail, Messenger for Business will allow a customer to start a conversation with a retailer in order to get support with making an order, order/shipping information and ask the business questions about products. Facebook has partnered with ZenDesk to make this […]

Moto Hint now available at Expansys

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The Moto Hint was announced late last year alongside the Moto X. The unique looking Moto Hint is a discrete wireless earbud is designed to look and feel great in your ear. The Hint works as an everyday bluetooth headset, allowing you to make and receive phone calls easily without needing to get your phone out, however, you can also use the Hint to communicate with Google Now. Simply ask […]

Windows 10 developer tools available

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Microsoft has today made available developer tools for Windows 10 so developers can start writing universal apps. Sample code and tools are now available on the Windows Insider Program website. Using the tools, developers can now begin to modify their current apps to work on the Windows 10 Universal platform, meaning their apps will work on Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Xbox, Embedded and Mobile devices. To get started, download Visual Studio […]

Get ready for Netflix: Download apps now

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Netflix is officially launching in Australia tomorrow but you can get ready for the launch right now. The Netflix mobile apps are starting to appear in Australian marketplaces ahead of the launch. So why not get ready for the launch and pre-download the application to your smartphone or tablet. iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/netflix/id363590051?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.netflix.mediaclient Windows Phone: https://www.windowsphone.com/en-au/store/app/netflix/c3a509cd-61d6-df11-a844-00237de2db9e READ MORE: Netflix Australia Official Pricing Announced READ MORE: IT’S HAPPENING! Netflix officially launching in AU and NZ on […]

iiNet founder Michael Malone wants TPG buyout rejected

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The founder and former chief executive of iiNet Michael Malone has said today that he will not support TPG’s bid to acquire the internet service provider, and asked that shareholders to not approve the bid – despite having unanimous approval from the board of directors. “My family and I do not believe this deal as it is structured is in the best interests of shareholders, staff or customers,” Malone told the Australian […]

Netflix Australia Official Pricing Announced

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It’s official, early this morning Netflix Australia confirmed pricing for the launch of Netflix tomorrow morning. After a leak of pricing and content on Reddit last night,the company has released pricing and content information ahead of it’s launch on Tuesday 24th March. The monthly pricing is as follows: Single SD Streaming at $8.99 AUD Two Stream HD Streaming at $11.99 AUD Four Stream 4K Streaming at $14.99 AUD Plus a one […]

HTC One M9 to launch in Australia on March 24 – with a hefty price tag

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At a press event last night, HTC announced the Australian launch of its new flagship smartphone, the HTC One M9. It will be available on all four major carriers (Telstra, Optus, Vodafone and Virgin Mobile) from March 24. But get ready to pay a hefty price for the phone – its recommended retail price is AU$1099. The HTC One M9 retains the stunning design from its predecessors, but has massive […]

No, Anonymous is not angry at the BBC over Jeremy Clarkson’s suspension

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Image: gaelx/Flickr (Creative Commons) A British tabloid recently published a story about how Anonymous – the hacktivist organisation that has targeted many governments – threatened the BBC to DDoS their systems unless they reinstate Jeremy Clarkson. According to the report – we’re refusing to link to the original article because it’s a really stupid story and doesn’t deserve the traffic it’s getting – someone anonymously posted something on Pastebin that […]

TPG buys iiNet for $1.4 Billion

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  Announced this morning, TPG will acquire 100% of iiNet for $1.4 billion dollars. The buyout will see TPG become the second largest broadband provider in Australia. TPG’s customer base will skyrocket to 1.7 million subscribers including iiNet’s 60,000 NBN and fibre subscribers – “delivering scale benefits in an NBN environment”. iiNet currently services 975,000 broadband subscribers with 1.9 million broadband, telephony and IPTV services. In the deal, TPG is offering $8.60 […]

Optus to offer up to six months of Netflix to customers

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In addition to making Netflix unmetered for all broadband customers, Optus has announced that it will be giving up to six months of Netflix to all new and reconnecting customers for free – but only if you sign up between March 24 and July 5. Customers will get six months free of Netflix if they sign up to either a home broadband bundle on a $60 plan or above; a postpaid […]

You’ll finally be able to use the Xbox One gamepad wirelessly with your PC later this year

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Microsoft’s Phil Spencer just took the stage at GDC, and in a small Xbox-related keynote has announced that an Xbox One wireless gamepad adapter is coming later this year. Up until this point it’s been a USB-only affair, so this is good news to hear, especially considering the gaming initiatives coming with Windows 10, such as Xbox Live integration and a feature which will allow users to use their PC […]

IT’S HAPPENING! Netflix officially launching in AU and NZ on March 24

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UPDATED: Pricing Officially Announced  Yes, it’s finally happening. Netflix have officially announced that they’ll be launching in Australia and New Zealand on the 24th of March. Sure, we’ve known that Netflix would be launching in Australia sometime soon but now we have official word from the company! From March 24, users will be able to subscribe to Netflix and instantly watch a curated selection of movies and TV shows in HD […]

Zane Lowe moving on from BBC Radio to work with Apple

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After ten years at BBC Radio, world-renowned talent Zane Lowe, who has been the face of BBC Radio 1’s award-winning New Music Show, is moving on. And the strangest thing of all? Like a few other recent tech/music hires, it’s towards tech giant Apple rather than another traditional radio creator. New Zealand-born Zowe, who was also just recently nominated for a GRAMMY Award thanks to his role in writing and produce Sam Smith’s […]