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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 […]

Techcast S02E07: Retention of the Data’s!

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! This week we talk about data retention (and how to get around it), Windows 10 and Nintendo. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for this slightly late and slightly shorter episode!. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new podcast by tweeting @techgeekcomau or commenting below. http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/techgeek.com.au/media/techcast/s02/rec_techcast_s02e07.mp3 DOWNLOAD […]

DISPATCHES: Hands on with the HTC One M9

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Despite the fact that it was announced two weeks ago in Barcelona during Mobile World Congress, for many Australian tech bloggers and journalists (us included) it was the first time we got some hands on time with the HTC One M9 – the company’s new flagship device. To be completely honest, I was there for only one thing – the camera. HTC has been pushing UltraPixels for a couple of years, […]

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 […]

Review: Parrot’s Rolling Spider Minidrone

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Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand or your bag but noisy enough to annoy everyone around you – that’s the Rolling Spider Minidrone from Parrot. The Rolling Spider is a small and easy-to-use “drone” which is aimed at novices to get their piloting ambitions off the around (see what I did there?). Though small and compact, the Rolling Spider only has 8 minutes of flying time […]

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 […]

Review: Sonos PLAY:1

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Sonos has been long known as that company which produces the really experience but really great speakers. Well, Sonos have released an entry level speaker called the PLAY:1 – it’s a little cheaper than the other models but still packs an incredible punch. I’ve had a few months with a pair of PLAY:1 speakers with the intention of pushing them to the limits and trying out the new Deezer Elite […]

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 […]

Techcast S02E06: $14,000 of Watch

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! Yes, we are back for another week and we speak about everything Apple plus Terence speaks about this encounters with Revenge Porn. It’s a short episode this week of just 36 minutes! Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for this weeks episode. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of […]

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 […]

Apple announce new 12” MacBook with Retina

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Remember those old plastic MacBook’s commonly found with school children or those on a budget? Well, there’s a new one and it’s nothing like it’s previous versions. The new Macbook comes in three colours: Gold, Space Grey and Silver.  It’s also the lightest Mac ever made, weighing in at just 920 grams. The MacBook is 13.1mm thin, 24% thiner than the MacBook Air, and features a newly designed keyboard which […]