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IE drops in market share; IE, Chrome, Safari rise

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Internet Explorer continues its drop in the browser war, but still is retains the number one placing, with 67.55 percent of the total market share, according to Net Applications – down from December’s 68.15%, and it looks likes a continuing trend. Firefox, Safari and Chrome continues to grow, while Opera lost 0.01 percent. Firefox was up 21.53 percent, from December’s 21.34 percent; while Safari grew from 7.93 percent to 8.29 […]

Blogger finds security flaw in Windows 7 UAC

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Blogger Long Zheng has found that a security flaw in Windows 7’s User Account Control (or UAC) that could allow anyone to change the setting of the UAC without any notification – even when disabling it. While it isn’t a big deal – it’s kind of important to show you what change you had made, or you could accidentally agree to something you don’t want to do. Zheng writes: “Of […]

Motorola’s layoffs may see shift away from Windows Mobile

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With Motorola eliminating 4,000 jobs after posting a loss in the fourth quarter of 2008, as holiday sales plummet more than 50 percent from a year earlier, there might be signs that Motorola may be shifting away from using Windows Mobile as the OS for many of its smartphones, according to the Wall Street Journal. There have also been signs, with the recent cuts happening to more than 70 employees […]

Hulu : An Evil Plot to Destroy the World

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If you receive an error from Flash, it is not TECHGEEK.com.au’s fault – it’s the video site’s fault. The Superbowl may be over, but the ads will not, since it has been an ongoing tradition to post these ads up online and vote on them. You can find many of them on Hulu (which also made an ad), YouTube, Spike and a whole lot of other sites. Hulu also made […]

Hulu spent free money on ad for Super Bowl?

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According to Silicon Alley Insider, NBC essentially gave away money to allow Hulu to advertise on the Super Bowl. What? How? Well, according to them, as part of a deal to agree to create Google with News Corporation (owners of FOX), it gave them $50 million worth of advertising that it can use whenever it wanted. Along with the Hulu ads, its parent company, General Electric, will also air an […]

Google thinks all sites are potential malware sites?

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UPDATE: Google response has been added. Google seems to have a problem – a very, very big problem. For some unknown reason, type in anything into Google and you would be greeted with a list of sites. However, they all have been marked with “This site may harm your computer”. For whatever reason, TECHGEEK.com.au is not a security risk, nor has it ever been, and this can be verified with […]

Apple allows you to pick songs to upgrade to iTunes Plus

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While it took some time, Apple has now made an option that would allow you to choose a song that you purchased before and convert it to the new DRM-free iTunes Plus format, making it easier to upgrade and not download those songs that you now don’t listen to anymore. It still costs 50c to upgrade a song, and 30% of the current album price to upgrade an album. Music […]

Photoshop CS4 on a 3.5-inch floppy disk?

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Remember the days when almost everything was done on the floppy disk? And those times when a program would be around 4 or 5 disks to install it on your computer, before the days of the CD-ROM, then the DVD-ROM, then downloading it on the web (illegally, not that we condone such actions)? Well, thanks to Antrepo Designs, you can now find out what your favourite software from this era, […]

AOL axes 10 percent of staff, “refocusing” on new structure

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Time Warner’s online arm AOL is set to cut 10 percent, or 700 workers, of its 7,000 employees around the world as its starts to see a fall in advertising revenue and “because of recent structural changes made to refocus the once-mighty service”, according to AllThingsD’s Kara Swisher. While the reduction will take place in several quarters, most of the cuts will be in the United States and are expected […]

House fails to pass digital television delay

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In a surprising move, the House of Representatives have not passed the bill that would see the digital television transition from February 17 to June 12 after worries that the poor, elderly and rural households were not ready with the transition. The move, which was supported by Barack Obama, passed through the Senate earlier in the week. Under house rules, the bill needed to have a two-thirds majority (or 290 […]

New HBO competitor to go live on the web before making TV debut

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A CNET News/Wall Street Journal report is saying that a new premium movie channel, which will compete with HBO and Showtime in the US, will premiere as a on-demand movie streaming website months before making its launch on TV. The channel, called Epix, is owned by a consortium of MGM, Paramount Pictures and Lions Gate; and was announced on Tuesday at the NATPE conference in Las Vegas. The channel will […]

Strathfield goes under voluntary administration

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Strathfield, retailer for mobile phones, home entertainment and car audio parts, has been placed by voluntary administration by the company’s board after saying that the worsening economic conditions, consumer demand, and falling values in its assets led it to make this decision. “After due consideration of the company’s recent performance … and the continued negative and worsening retail outlook for at least the first half of the 2009 calendar year, […]

Verizon says 1 million BlackBerry Storms sold

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So, even though the phone’s review have been abysmal (to say the least), Verizon has said that it has sold 1 million units of the BlackBerry Storm, even though a story from the WSJ said that it was on a bumpy, but “promising, start in its first quarter on sale. Good job RIM, now what about those figures around the world?

Netscape survey shows many disagree with internet filtering proposal

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A Netscape survey has found that 61.8 percent out of nearly 10,000 people surveyed strongly disagree with the the Australian Government’s plan to make ISP level filtering mandatory, with an additional 17.1 percent choosing disagree. On the same question, 0.4 percent said that they had no response, 7.1 percent were undecided, 7.3 agreed that ISP level filtering should be mandatory, and 6.3 percent strongly agree. Another question, which asked that […]

Vid : The greatest way to destroy data on your hard drive

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The greatest way to destroy that valuable data on your hard drive. While don’t recommend that you get one of these (since it is very expensive), it is the only way to make sure that your data is unrecoverable, unless you want to leave your computer on for a couple of hours or days reformatting the drive 100 times.