More Stories

Review : Windows Live Messenger 9 Beta

By on

A couple of days ago, Microsoft released the betas of the latest versions of its Windows Live Suite – dubbed “Wave 3”, which will also encompass a huge redesign of all the entire Windows Live product line, online and offline. Part of the new beta were Windows Live Messenger 9, Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Writer, Windows Live Toolbar, Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Live Movie Maker. All of [...]

Twitter releases new design, more customisable

By on

Twitter, the popular microblogging site (which TECHGEEK.com.au has an account up to allow you to follow the news), has released a brand new redesign, with new tools that allow you to customise your profile and a brand new profile design – which includes a sidebar.

Telstra restructures BigPond, splits it in three

By on

Telstra has unexpectedly split BigPond into three different areas, with Operations Chief Greg Winn taking over BigPond’s residential internet services, and Consumer Chief David Moffatt taking over the retail and marketing activities for the internet service provider. The final piece, and the most crucial, will see all of its online content properties being now tilted Telstra Media, with former BigPond chief Justin Milne being general manager. This will also see [...]

TechCrunch : eBay selling StubleUpon

By on

News in Brief: TechCrunch is reporting that eBay is set to sell recommendation StumbleUpon, after acquiring the site over a year ago in May 2007 for $75 million, after quoting a source with knowledge of the sale. They have hired Deutsche Bank to find a buyer for the site, but did not know the asking price for the site.

Yahoo to test new, more “open” homepage

By on

Yahoo has begun offering some of its users into a brand new design that hopes to increase the number of users who use the service, and will start by making the site more open to many different services – including those from external sources. The new design features a “dashboard” that will report any activity that is linked to your account, like Flickr, Yahoo! Mail and eBay. As well, it [...]

Anonymous hacks Palin’s Yahoo account

By on

Members of the anti-Scientology group Anonymous have taken turned their attention to Sarah Palin, the vice presidential candidate for the Republicans and the governor of Alaska, by hacking into her Yahoo email account. According to The Register, “activists loosely affiliated” with the group gained access to the account at around midnight. It is unknown how the group managed to get into her account, but screenshots have been posted to Wikileaks [...]

Microsoft ditches Seinfeld, redefine “I’m a PC”

By on

After three ads, Microsoft has ditched its commercials that featured Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld, but will refocus its efforts to ‘redefine’ the popular “I’m a PC” line on the current Apple ads for their Mac computers. According to the New York Times, one of the commercials will begin with a company engineer who resembles John Hodgman, the famous comedian who portrays that PC character in the Apple ads. The [...]

Retailler to investigate porn pics on new phone

By on

A customer was shocked after discovering that her new mobile phone had contained pornographic images. The former display handset had contained 49 images, many of them pornographic. According to a report in today’s Cairns Post, it also features a staff member from the local Dick Smith store. Dick Smith has said that it will be investigating the allegation, and has said that it has seen several images that were on [...]

Optus ditches wireless Fusion bundles due to network congestion

By on

The Wireless Fusion plans, announced in August, have been scrapped due to network congestion within its 3G network, combining a 3G broadband service with unlimited landlines and Optus mobiles. The service was heavily promoted, but was dropped after less than a month of announcing it. The removal is most likely due to the network being crippled thanks to the iPhone on Optus and Virgin Mobile, which is owned by Optus; [...]

Rumour Mill : Windows 7 beta out in October 27?

By on

Monkey Bites is reporting that Windows 7, the successor to Windows Vista, may arrive ahead of schedule – after new rumours have surfaced that the internal calendar for the new operating system puts the release date at June 3, 2009. This will contradict what Microsoft previously said that Windows 7 would not arrive until early 2010. As well, rumours are also saying that the Professional Developers Conference in October will [...]

Best Buy buys Napster for $121m

By on

US Electronics retailer Best Buy has said that it will be acquiring Napster, making it Best Buy’s first entree into the online-music sector. The deal will see Best Buy buying Napster shares at $2.65 apiece, with the acquisition being valued at $121 million. Napster previously was a service that is synonymous with the industry, after being hated by almost everyone in the music industry – leading to its demise, but [...]

Giga Omni Media buys TheAppleBlog

By on

GigaOm and TheAppleBlog have announced that GigaOm’s parent company Giga Omni Media has purchased the blog. No word on how much did they bought the blog for, but it expected that he Om Malik didn’t pay that much for it. In GigaOm’s posting, Malik said that he always wanted to start an Apple-related blog, but didn’t want to compete with an already expanding list of blogs devoted to Apple that [...]

Mac OS X 10.5 update released

By on

Apple has released the latest version of updates for its Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” operating system. The update, which includes bug fixes and security updates, is the fifth to the operating system – which launched nearly a year ago. The two notable updates are the video playback problems in some MacBook Air and a puzzling bug in “which some Macs could unexpectedly power on at the same time each [...]

DevTeam releases QuickPwn and PwnageTool for Firmware 2.1

By on

The iPhone DevTeam has released new versions of their ever-popular QuickPwn and Pwnage Tools for the new iPod/iPhone touch Firmware 2.1. As well, they managed to combat iTunes 8 without patching it, but we will wait for a response from Apple. The tools, however, are only for Macs this time, it is expected that a Windows version is in the works. Also, those who got the iPod touch 2G device [...]

Video: Internet Porn & You

By on

From the creators of “Texting Your Way To Love“, Current.TV has a brand new technology-related video – about your relationship with internet pornography. Video is below.