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Did Microsoft leaked Windows 7 to the pirates?

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Everyone knows that Windows 7 got leaked onto BitTorrent sites across the world and everyone seems to enjoy the little sneak peaks about the successor to Windows Vista. However, could it be just a marketing leak conjured up by Microsoft itself? Microsoft Watch seems to think so; saying that the leak’s timing was perfect – in a marketing perspective. And since it was during the holidays; geeks, bloggers an journalists […]

Internet Explorer losing ground – continues to fall below 70 percent

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New data from Net Applications have shown that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, the dominant browser around the web, is continuing to drop below 70 percent, to have a market share of 68.15% for the month of December, down from a 69.77% from November. Firefox’s market share increased to 21 percent, while Safari continues to grown to capture a share of nearly 8 percent. Opera, however, has the same market share it […]

The ABC goes mobile with its new WAP site

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After a load of talk that the ABC is considering launching a mobile version of their website (and with the advertising talk – since it was technically allowed to put ads online); the ABC has finally did it. Still in beta, don’t expect it to last. According to the main site, it’s going to shut it down on January 9. But if you want it to continue – then go […]

New book details Sony R&D was being used to help Microsoft build Xbox 360

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A new book has detailed the work of Toshiba, IBM and Sony on building the Cell processor that was going to be used on the PlayStation 3. Called The Race For A New Game Machine, it was written by David Shippy and Mickie Phipps – both who worked on the development on the processor. The book says that the partnership began at 2001, which saw all three companies committed to […]

Commercial networks “not serious” about the digital revolution

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When the clock struck midnight on New Years Day, it didn’t mean the start of a brand new year, but the start of Australia’s own digital television revolution where the commercial channels were permitted to broadcast a single, standard definition multichannel; to complement the main feed and their own high definition feed. However, even though it has been permitted, it doesn’t mean that the commercial channels have to take up […]

Apple to make latest version of iWork online?

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RUMOUR MILL : 9to5Mac (via MacRumors) is reporting that Apple might be making the latest version of its office suite, iWork ‘09, online to the Cloud. The site also speculates that future versions of the suite will be basically browser-based applications; however, this does not mean that it will ditch the native versions. The new rumour puts the web applications similar to the extensive list of applications on MobileMe, which […]

More rumours on Microsoft layoffs – may see 17% of entire workforce fired

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RUMOUR MILL : After breaking the news that Microsoft is rumoured to start making some staff redundant (ironically, on Christmas), a new report has put in some numbers on the rumoured layoffs that are said to be happening on January 15. According to Fudzilla, the Redmond-based company is said to axe 15,000 people from its 90,000 people workforce, or 17 percent of its entire workforce, worldwide. So far, no division […]

Hackers use PlayStation 3 to break SSL

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And we thought that the PlayStation 3 wouldn’t be used by anyone because of its high price point; but we were wrong. Hackers from the U.S and Europe have found a weakness in the MD5 algorithm and harness it to create a rouge Certification Authority (CA), which would allow fake certificates to be fully trusted by modern web browsers, according to ZDNet. Using the power of 200 PS3 consoles and […]

Dell execs leave as company restructures

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In a major shakeup since founder Michael Dell returned to the no. 2 PC maker, two Dell executives have announced that they will leave the company as it undergoes a restructure. Mike Cannon, president of Global Operations, and Mark Jarvis, marketing chief, were brought in to help the company to regain it status as the no. 1 PC maker after falling behind rival HP. The restructure, which includes slashing 8,000 […]

Welcome to 2009!

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The team over at TECHGEEK.com.au wishes everyone a Happy New Year for 2009, and a welcome to the end of a turbulent year of 2008. If you haven’t noticed; TECHGEEK.com.au has had several Year In Review posts during the past six hours, and I hope you do read them. If you missed them, here are the links: January & February 2008 March & April 2008 May & June 2008 July […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : December

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : November

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : September & October

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : July & August

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]

TECHGEEK Year In Review 2008 : May & June

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The year that was known as 2008 can’t be called an easy one. From Barack Obama winning the election to an entire year of worry on our economic stability, or the fact that Australia might be acting like China to implement a filter that we didn’t want; TECHGEEK.com.au recollects on the year that was, in a series of posts from the entire year that were in our archives since 2008. […]