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Hole in Adobe Software allows free movie downloads – yay!

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An exploit, according to Gizmodo, has been found in Adobe’s software that can be used to download free copies of movies and television shows from Amazon’s Video on Demand service (and other services as well). In tests using the Replay Media Catcher, Reuters successfully downloaded the movies that utilised software from Adobe to deliver media, including Amazon – though they say that their shows and movies cannot be pirated using [...]

Apple sells iPhone online, unlocked in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong readers might actually be gleeful, as they will have the iPhone sold unlocked, meaning that they can use their current carrier to use the phone. They will be selling it for HK$ 5,400 (AU$841.10) for the 8GB, and HK$6,200 (AU$965.72) for the 16GB models. Weirdly enough, there is already a carrier carrying the phone there – Hutchison (also known as 3) has sold the phone since July; but [...]

China going to be out of internet addresses soon?

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China may soon run out of internet IPv4 addresses, according to the China Internet Network Information Centre. They say that under the current allocation speed, they have only 830 days left until they have no more addresses if no action is taken by then – meaning anyone thinking of getting on to the internet 27 months (or 2 years and 3 months) later will not get any internet access. However, [...]

MySpace new music venture is US-only

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MySpace is set to launch its new music service, which allows you to buy music from the site, among other things, tonight to everyone – in the U.S. of course. Following Hulu, another News Corporation property with NBC Universal, it has been locked down to only U.S. users only. While the site redesign will also affect international users, most of the content will not be there, like listening to the [...]

December 31, 2013 – Australia switches off analogue television?

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A new amendment bill introduced in the Senate by Communications Minister Stephen Conroy will see, if it passes, all analogue broadcasts to be switched off – giving a firm timetable for the switchover to digital television. Australia previously had that all broadcasters must switch off their analogue systems either on March 31 or December 31 next year. The new law will allow an extension of four years. Also, the new [...]

Joost goes head-on-head with Hulu … in Anime?

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Anime fans are rejoicing after today’s announcements. After talking about Hulu’s announcement on anime, Joost has now decided to release an onslaught of new anime titles. The new anime shows include the original Japanese versions (with English subtitles) of Naruto and Death Note (same as Hulu); the subtitled and dubbed versions of Ikki Tousen, Gun Frontier and Saiyuki; the subtitled versions of Izumo; and the dubbed versions of Astro Boy, [...]

Correction: Hulu steams anime without dubbing

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While we did report on the launch of several features and new shows on Hulu, we have now know that both Death Note and Naruto will not be getting the dubbed versions – because of license rights, etc. However, as a compromise – both shows will air as their original Japanese broadcast, with subtitles. However, while they are still trying to work to get the dubbed version – many fans [...]

ABC apologies for Fallout 3 discussion

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Remember when Q&A, that show on the ABC, discussed about video game ratings – well, they have now apologised for their poor discussion over the topic, especially when host Tony Jones said that video games had no classification system, unlike DVDs and Videos. “The ABC apologises for the information provided by presenter Tony Jones in the middle of the discussion on gaming and agrees that it may have been confusing [...]

Introducing… the T-Mobile G1

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The Google Android OS has been released, and here is the first phone that will be using it – the T-Mobile G1. Announced at a press conference in New York, it is set to launch on October 22 for US$179 on a two-year contract, or US$399 contract-free. Existing customers will be getting it first, before giving it out to new customers. However, those in the UK will get this phone [...]

eBay’s PayPal only policy makes a comeback – in the US

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After failing to convince the Australian regulators, eBay has now said that it will enact its PayPal-only policy to US sellers; after changing its FAQs, under “a more consistent buyer experience to drive more sales”. Starting October 2008, sellers will be forced to use PayPal and you will no longer allowed to use cheques or money orders as a payment method. However, unlike the previous Australian policy, you will still [...]

Windows Mobile 7 being delayed

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Microsoft has told some of its hardware partners that it has delayed Windows Mobile 7, the much anticipated upgrade to its cell phone operating system, according to CNET. Though Microsoft never said when it would be released, partners were expecting to have the final release by early next year to combat the threat of Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android OS. Among the features that are widely rumoured to be in [...]

Hulu launches brand new features, shows and channels

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Not letting Joost get a foothold of its market share, Hulu – co-owned by NBC Universal and News Corporation – has launched several new features – including discussion forums, show recommendations and better queue management. As well, they will be bringing out seventeen new topical channels including Fashion and Beauty, Food and Leisure, Comedy, Video Games and Home and Garden. But the biggest news is that there will be many [...]

Adobe announces Creative Suite 4 – new versions to more than twelve applications

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Adobe has today announced the launch of the latest version of its Creative Suite product line – Creative Suite 4. While we won’t be able to review it – since it costs like an arm and a leg (if anyone from Adobe is reading – can you give us a free copy?), you can expect there will be some changes. Many of the new changes are UI changes, trying to [...]

OMG : T-Mobile releases picture of first Android phone

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The announcement happens to be tomorrow, but T-Mobile in the US just couldn’t help themselves but to release a picture of the phone. Don’t get me wrong, the phone looks great – I just want there to be an element of surprise and shock like Apple does, even though the leak photos were true. Stupid T-Mobile. [Source: Engadget]

Windows Live to have more prominent role in Windows 7?

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Windows Live is expected to take a much larger role with the next version of Microsoft’s flagship Windows OS, Windows 7, with Mail, Photo Gallery and Movie Maker being removed from the operating system and will be replaced with their Windows Live counterparts. While Windows Vista was actively encouraging that people download the Windows Live equivalents, they still had Windows Mail, Windows Photo Gallery and Windows Movie Maker on – [...]