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Microsoft to launch first Asia Pacific store in Sydney

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Announced this morning by Microsoft Australia’s Managing Director, Pip Marlow, Sydney will play host to the first Microsoft Store in the Asia Pacific region. This will be the first brick and mortar store for Microsoft outside of the United States. The store will be located inside the Westfield Shopping Center on Pitt St Mall and provide the opportunity for users to experience the best of the Microsoft products available like […]

First four episodes of Game of Thrones’ new season leaked onto torrent sites

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HBO will no doubt be angry today as it appears that the first four episodes of the new season of its hit show Game of Thrones have been leaked online to torrent sites – just a day before the show’s return tomorrow. According to several online reports, the torrents are definitely real – though I’ve heard a report from Twitter that episode two is just episode one again. They are likely […]

YouTube’s paid subscription service is coming soon, promises no ads

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YouTube will soon launch a paid subscription offering and could launch within the next few months, according to multiple sources. In an email sent to all YouTube partners, they note that the paid subscription service will let users watch videos without ads. “We’re excited to build on this momentum by taking another big step in favor of choice: offering fans an ads-free version of YouTube for a monthly fee. By […]

Judge rules that iiNet must hand over customer data to Dallas Buyers Club

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Image: Dr Stephen Dann/Flickr (Creative Commons) In a landmark decision, the Federal Court has ruled today that iiNet must hand over customer information of almost 5000 people that the owners of the 2013 film Dallas Buyers Club claim to have pirated the film. Five other ISPs – Dodo, Internode, Amnet Broadband, Adam Internet and Wideband Networks – will also be required to hand over customer information to Dallas Buyers Club LLC. Justice Nye […]

Breaking: Apple and Nintendo to join forces with new Smart Gamepad accessory

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An early, unfinished copy of tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct keynote address has leaked on the company’s US YouTube channel, and while it was quickly removed, we were able to catch a glimpse at what will likely be a major move to change the struggling company’s future. In the humble address, Nintendo described an unprecedented partnership with tech and lifestyle powerhouse, Apple, which would include the distribution of an official ‘Smart Gamepad’ accessory. Clipping onto […]

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 […]