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Facebook’s new News Feed reduces clutter, more focus on stories

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Facebook has announced its brand new redesign for its “News Feed” – the place you always see when you enter the site. The new incarnation reduces the clutter and has designed each story to be more vibrant and colourful. There are now several more feeds compared to “Recent” and “Highlights”, including showing Photos, Music and “Following” – which allows you to see the news from pages you like and the […]

News Corp-backed Amplify to launch Android Education Tablet

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Amplify Tablet Amplify, the education unit of NewsCorp, recently announced that it will release a new Android-based tablet.  According to Ars Technica, CEO Joel Klein, former Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education, the 10 inch tablet is intended to cater for the Education sector.  It is hoped that the product will serve as a “fully integrated teaching and learning solution” for the education sector, as a replacement […]

Foursquare adds ‘lightning’ check-in method in new iOS update

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Foursquare has updated their iPhone app to include a new, faster way to check into a place – simply find a place, and just hold onto it. Or, you can also long-press the check-in blue button and they will automatically check you in to the nearest place. “Now when you tap the check in button and see a list of places, just press and hold the place you’re at. You’ll […]

TweetDeck AIR, Android and iPhone apps dumped, ditches Facebook support

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If you have been reluctant in adopting the new TweetDeck and still used the old versions before Twitter bought them – then time is up, I’m afraid. Twitter has announced that they will kill the old Tweetdeck AIR desktop app, and the TweetDeck mobile apps on Android and iPhone. “To continue to offer a great product that addresses your unique needs, we’re going to focus our development efforts on our […]

Cut off from Sweden and Norway, The Pirate Bay finds new host – in North Korea

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After being forced to move from Sweden and being threatened in Norway by anti-piracy groups, the Pirate Bay has now turned to an unlikely place for hosting – North Korea. And obviously, you can find the irony in the situation: the website promoting freedom of information and speech hosted in a country where such a thing does not exist. It also does mean that the Pirate Bay will be slow […]

Time Warner Cable “does not see the need” to deliver Google Fiber speeds to consumers

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Image: Caleb Zhand/Flickr (Creative Commons) Prompted by the rollout of Google Fiber across Kansas City in the United States, broadband Internet subscribers have been clamouring for faster and cheaper plans from major ISPs who face little competition in the marketplace. According to the Chief Technology Officer of Time Warner Cable (TWC), Irene Esteves, customers apparently do not want or require the Gigabit speeds offered by Google Fiber. According to The […]

Evernote passwords reset after user information compromised

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Evernote in a recent blog post announced that it has implemented a service-wide password reset. This was due to a security breach where hackers attempted to “access secure areas of the Evernote service”. Evernote has instructed users to log in to the website to reset their password before logging in to desktop and mobile clients.

TECHGEEK Windows Phone App Now Available

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The TECHGEEK Windows Phone App is now available for anyone with WP7 or WP8 to use. Featuring a simple and clean design, you’ll be able to catch up on the latest stories, reviews and podcasts from the app. You’ll be able to select any of our latest podcasts and listen to them on the go, under the lockscreen. Share our articles easily by pushing the share button in the bar […]

Telstra offers PayPal for bill payments

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Today via their blog, Telstra has announced that they will start accepting PayPal as a payment option for bills. Obviously, the best way to get people to pay their bills is offering as many methods as possible and Telstra has done just that. PayPal joins the already extensive list of payment options which include Credit Card, Direct Debit, BPay, Post Billpay and of course, cheque/cash at a Telstra store. Best […]

Tweetbot outs pirates by naming and shaming themselves

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TweetBot is probably the most popular and the best third-party twitter application on iOS and OS X. However, it appears some think the price tag (AU$2.99 for iOS and AU $20.99 for OS X) is a little too high for such a great application. So, Tapbots (the developers of the application) have decided to bite back at the users pirating their application. The pirated copies of Tweetbot will automatically fill the […]

Falcon Pro developer resets keys to get around Twitter restrictions

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Twitter Android app Falcon Pro – which became another victim of Twitter’s highly restrictive API rules – has decided to reset the app keys to access Twitter’s API; allowing it to accept new users for a few more months, and hopefully clear out the tokens of users who had pirated the app or refunded the app and forgot to revoke access to it. In a Google+ post, Joaquim Vegas wrote, […]

Music industry says NBN will increase piracy – what bulls**t

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Image: Tobias Vemmenby/Flickr (Creative Commons) The music industry has claimed, in the IFPI’s Digital Music Report 2013, that the National Broadband Network will increase piracy to “disastrous” levels by 2015 if the government and ISPs don’t do more action to curb piracy levels. “The digital revolution currently underpinning the healthy resurgence of the local industry shows no sign of abating with the continued roll-out of the Federal Government’s National Broadband […]

ABC Australia hacked – nearly 50,000 user credentials posted online, half cracked in 45 secs

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Someone has claimed that they have hacked into the ABC and has posted 49,561 users and moderators online – including email addresses and encrypted versions of passwords. The leak appears to be from the ABC message boards (mainly because that is the only part of the ABC that requires login). The ABC has confirmed that the hack took place on the website for a show called Making Australia Happy, aired […]

App.net goes ‘freemium’ with new free tier – but only if you’re invited

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Paid Twitter rival App.net has today announced that they will be offering a free tier – however, you have to be one of the few people to be invited onto that tier by paid users. And there are some limitations including a cap on how many people you can follow. Free users can only follow 40 users, have 500MB of file storage and can upload a file with a maximum […]

Round – An Australian start-up set to change online payments

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For those in online business, accepting Credit Cards can be be a costly and long process. With all the paperwork, checks and hoops you need to go through, it almost seems not worth it. However, an Australian start-up is determined to change that. Round will offer a very similar service to Stripe, a US payment processor. Round provides the gateway and API for you to accept payments through your online […]