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Ducking iPhone – teach your iPhone how to swear!

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Remember the days of the T9 keyboard, where it would correct words if you spelt it incorrectly (or an easier way to spell). Well, one of the features was that you can create a custom dictionary and teach your phone how to swear – and that was absolutely fun. However, Apple has apparently removed that fun by not having a custom dictionary so you can those funny words like “fucking" [...]

IE falls below 70 percent in Nov. 2008, Firefox 21%

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According to Net Applications, Internet Explorer has fallen from October’s figure of 71.27 percent to 69.77 percent, while Firefox managed to gain from October’s 19.97 percent to have a percentage of 20.78 percent for November – managing to break the 20% margin. Meanwhile, Opera and Chrome still battle for fourth place, while Safari still continues to be in third place. After Google launched the Chrome browser (which is based on [...]

Motorola credit rating downgraded, debt rating too?

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View the full MOT chart at Wikinvest Standards & Poor (S&P) have lowered Motorola’s long-term credit rating to junk status, making it one level below investment grade, as the company continues to decline. As well, Moody’s Investors Service is also considering downgrading the company’s debt rating to two levels above non-investment grade. These downgrades in Motorola’s credit and debt rating come as the handset division continues to face serious trouble [...]

Germany’s first Apple Store opens on Saturday

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Germans will be happy to find out that their first Apple Retail Store will be opening on Saturday at Rosenstaße in Munich, with the store being opened at 10am. Already, there are some photos from inside the store, while the press opener (thanks TUAW!) is up already in German (and you can find the translation of it here).

A guide on how to stop cyber-bullying

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This post was written by Tom Wood (you know, the guy who cracked the porn filter last year). Orignally posted on his blog, The Wood Verdict, I have been given permission to repost it here on TECHGEEK.com.au. This content has been edited style-wise, and all (well, most) of the content has been preserved. Cyber-Bullying affects at least 22% of Aussie kids. It can be 24/7, relentless, compacted by an audience [...]

Python update breaks backwards compatibility, starts over

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Developers of the Python programming language have released the final version of Python 3.0, also called Python 3000 or Py3K, which also sees a major reworking of the language, including making it intentionally incompatible with the Python 2 series of code, according to the founder Guido van Rossum. The new changes was to simplify the development of the code and to remove the complexity that has been built up over [...]

TECHGEEK.com.au Gift Guide for a Web Designer

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Every year, people try and guess what the recipient wants in his or her gift. Sure, you can always give them the receipt to return it; but what if you want it to be a moment in your life? What are you going to do? Have no fear, TECHGEEK.com.au has the answer to this problem, and we will slowly put up a list of gifts that you could get for [...]

Abobe cuts jobs, axes Macworld Booth

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Adobe has announced that it is now expecting that per-share earnings will be between 45 and 46 cents, based on its current outlook on revenue of $912 million to $915 million on the three months that ended on November 28; with expectations of a shortfall on revenue in the current quarter, with revenue expectations in the range of $800 million to $850 million. In its response to this, it has [...]

Comcast to offer usage monitor in January – report says

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If a report from DSL Reports is true, Comcast is soon offering its internet subscribers a bandwidth usage metre as early as the first week of January of next year. The new usage metre will allow customers to track how much they have used on their new 250GB caps, meaning that they don’t have to install third-party software to monitor their downloads. This would, like we do in Australia, adjust [...]

Oz TiVo plays catch up – allow you to order pizza too

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According to the Australian Financial Review, Seven is negotiating a deal with Domino’s Pizza that will, similar to the deal already announced in the US, allow TiVo owners to order pizzas through the TiVo box – meaning that we don’t have to leave home to get the car started and drive to the store to get it picked up (unless you get it delivered). Seven has recently started picking up [...]

Mod transforms Xbox 360 into a portable device

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Ever got that feeling that you want to take your Xbox 360 with you but don’t want to use someone else’s TV, cables or speakers; or you are somewhere that you can’t get a battery source? Well, Benjamin Heckendorn (the same guy who created the 3 versions of the Xbox 360 Laptops, the Wii Laptop and the portable PS2 system) has made an Xbox 360 Portable. But it looks like [...]

More bad news over at Gawker – more layoffs even though revenues climb 39%

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Nick Denton has laid off more people over Gawker Media, publishers of Gizmodo and the Kotaku, even though ad revenues for the company climbed to 39% over last years result, with 20% coming from Google ads from each site’s search result – according to a report on The Silicon Alley Insider. Media Bistro broke the news early today, with cuts coming from its popular blogs Gawker, Gizmodo and Jezebel; with [...]

DSi gets first flash cart – thanks Acekard

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We are hearing reports of a new flash cart that can allow owners of the new Nintendo DSi play their homebrew games, use Action Replay codes and storing save files; all thanks to the new Acekard 2i. The site also the DS Lite and the original Nintendo DS, which is great since it doesn’t mean that this is something that can only be used for the DSi. As usual (and [...]

Nokia unveils N97 phone – now the new “flagship” phone

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So, Nokia’s has a new flagship phone, and its a worth phone to take that title. The new Nokia N97 has a 3.5, 640×360 pixel (and yes, that is a 16:9 aspect ratio screen) ‘resistive’ touchscreen display with tactile feedback, similiar to the BlackBerry Storm, but this phone will have a sliding QWERTY keyboard as well. Calling it the “world’s most advanced mobile computer”, Nokia has packed a lot of [...]

Britney Spears tops Yahoo’s top searches

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Britney Spears has made it to the top of the list of Yahoo’s top searches in 2008, mirroring her success of being the top search query in 2007 as well. Following her was WWE, with Barack Obama placed third. Disney’s star Miley Cyrus placed fourth, while RuneScape placed fifth. Jessica Alba placed sixth, while anime Naruto made seventh place, Lindsay Lohan made eighth place and Angelina Jolie placed ninth. Finishing [...]