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Official YouTube app for Windows Phone is here(ish)

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Earlier this year, Microsoft released an official YouTube application for Windows Phones, complete with account login and video downloading. During it’s initial release, it was thought that the rivalry been Microsoft and Google had finished (or at least, an agreement had been made). But this wasn’t the case as shortly after, Google had sent a letter to Microsoft asking for it’s removal due to breaking the terms of service. After […]

TechGeek Windows Phone App hits Version 2.0

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek Even though it’s only been a few months since our last major update, the TechGeek WIndows Phone App has hit Version 2.0. After the design change on the website, our application suffered greatly since it relied on many of the components of the old design. As a result, the app has been completely rewritten from the ground up. Now using a much faster API, the speed […]

What I envy about Sydney – Google Transit

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It’s rare for me to admit this, given that I am from the wonderful city of Melbourne. But there is one tiny thing about Sydney that I envy the most. Melbourne may be the home of sport and culture, the home for PAX Australia and the NBN’s operations centre, the birthplace of television in Australia, and internationally known for being one of the most livable cities in the world. However, you guys […]

Google: Gmail users have no ‘legitimate expectation’ of privacy

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Those who fear the Google machine, get ready to be more scared at the search engine. In a recent filing unearthed by a California-based consumer advocacy group Consumer Watchdog, Google has said that users should never expect that their communications should be kept private – ever. The comments were made in a brief by Google in its application to dismiss a class action lawsuit against them. According to the filing: […]

Xbox One controller with PC compatibility and no confirmed cross-platform chat

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According to a Microsoft spokesperson, the Xbox One’s new controller will be compatible with PC but that this feature will most likely not be available until 2014 due to changes in the new wireless and wired modes of the controller as well as integrating them with pre-existing PC games which currently support the Xbox 360 controller. In addition to these recent reveals, Major Nelson also could not confirm whether cross-platform […]

Major Nelson’s Xbox One Unboxing

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Larry Hrby aka Microsoft’s Major Nelson has just released a brand new unboxing video for the Xbox One. While most features shown in this video were previously described at E3, we do get a new look at what ‘Day One’ versions of the system will look like, with unique decals and chrome D-pads on the controller. A standard Xbox One chat headset is also confirmed to be available in both […]

Crytek pulls four sites – including its official site – after noticing “suspicious activity”

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Crytek – developers of Crysis and Ryse: Son of Rome – has taken down four websites for “security reasons” after the development company noticed some “suspicious activity”. Crytek has not outlined what has happened, but we can assume some players’ personal information may have been accessed. According to Blue’s News, Crytek pulled Crytek.com, Mycryengine.com, Crydev.net and MyCrysis.com. Three other sites – GFACE.com, Crysis.com and Warface.com – are reportedly unaffected by […]

Microsoft required the change SkyDrive name after court ruling

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Stewart Wilson / TechGeek A court in the UK has ruled that Microsoft is infringing on the “Sky” trademark owned by British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB). As a result, Microsoft have agreed to change the name of it’s cloud-based storage service. In a settlement, BSkyB has agreed to allow Microsoft reasonable time to continue using the brand while they transition to a new brand. A spokesperson from Microsoft has confirmed the […]

Multiplayer coming to Batman: Arkham Origins

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Just announced in a brand new trailer today was an all new multiplayer mode for Batman: Arkham Origins, the first of its kind in the Arkhamverse. This unique form of multiplayer called ‘Invisible Predator Online’ involves taking on the role of Bane and Joker’s thugs against Robin and Batman in a 3v3v2 multiplayer layout. Playing as the thugs, either Bane’s or Joker’s, plays out in a third person cover based shooter. […]

“Phantom” Strikes Back: tech site Smarthouse caught plagiarising again

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4Square Media, the publishers of technology news websites Smarthouse and ChannelNews, is at it again. TechGeek has found instances where its owner David Richards has plagiarised content from several tech publications including TechRadar; and newspapers The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald and the UK’s Daily Mail. It came to my attention after when a story, titled Nokia Turns On Microsoft After Win 8 Smartphone Failure, had noticeable typography differences – namely […]

Foxtel Play launches – watch Pay-TV without the contract and box

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Foxtel has revealed its long-awaited Foxtel Play service, which will make it easier for customers to access pay-TV content without needing to pay for a hefty subscription, the iQ box and the 24-month contract. However, it will require you to have a decent data cap (unless you are on Bigpond). Foxtel Play will launch with 40 channels – including Fox8, UKTV, FX, SoHo and Showcase – and will be available on […]

Hackagong 2013 – Winners Announced

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Hackagong, a Wollongong based Hackathon ran over the weekend where teams of developers, designers and entrepreneurs get together and hack out a solution to a problem they’ve identified. In an intense weekend of designing, programming, testing and prototyping, 150 participants in 34 teams had just under 30 hours to present their creation to judges to be in the running for over $32,000 worth of prizes. At the conclusion of the Hackathon, notable judges […]

Viber app description: “We created this app to spy on you”

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Remnants of the widely-reported hack by the Syrian Electronic Army, or just some disgruntled employee in Viber leaving his mark? We’re not entirely sure. All we know is that the description of the Viber app should not be that. Spotted by our fellow editor Chris Southcott (he should be writing this, but he’s sort of busy at the moment), the Viber description on the iOS app says, “We created this app […]

Subbable lets users directly support online creators – through monthly subscriptions

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Being an online creator is tough work, especially on large platforms such as YouTube. Advertising inherently favours those who can attract audiences, not those who produce quality content that may not get views. That’s all about to change, however, with the launch of a brand new voluntary subscription service Subbable. Started by the Vlogbrothers, John and Hank Green, the new service is sort of a mixture of Kickstarter and YouTube’s own […]

First Look: The Legacy of Barubash (Kactus Games)

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At PAX Australia Kactus Games showed their latest game The Legacy of Barubash and TechGeek was given an opportunity to play a small portion of the game. The Legacy of Barubash is top-down action-RPG game where the player commands Kaleb, a young hunter trying to save his wife and unborn child from an endless sleep. I had a chance to play the demo during PAX Australia with the CEO Kamil […]