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Liberty comes to wireless as Bigpond tries to compete

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The Liberty plans have now made their way to BigPond’s wireless plans, offering shaped plans with no excess fees on its Next G Network; following moves made by Virgin and iPrimus to shape plans to 64Kpbs after going after their limit on downloads and uploads. The old 3GB plan has been replaced with the Liberty 5GB plan, and will cost $89.95. The 10GB plan will stay, but just renamed and […]

New Zealand becomes first country with three-strikes rule

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New Zealand will be one of the first countries in the world that will force implementations of a three-strikes rule to copyright infringers, after an amendment to their Copyright Act was given the royal assent, forcing ISPs to have conditions to terminate internet access for those who go over 3 strikes. The law in question, the Copyright (New Technologies) Amendment Act 2008, will be enforced in February 2009. The law […]

How to watch television on the internet – in Australia

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Australia, like the US, is tech-savvy, and we really want to watch television shows online. However, since we live in Australia, and most of our favourite shows are either produced in the US or the UK, we don’t really have an option to watch shows online. Or do we? TECHGEEK has produce a list of several sites that we think might help. Let’s start of the list: ABC iView The […]

In France, their cable boxes are better than Foxtel iQ2 – in style

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French cable provider Canal+ has teamed up with Yves Behar, the designers of the Jawbone Bluetooth headset, to design the “Le Cube” – a TV receiver box that basically combines the same functions as a cell phone, a set-top box and a Media Centre PC. The design looks sleek, and has no electronics or LED displays except those in the black square portion of the box. It will be out […]

LittleBigPlanet gets early recall after Qur’an references in songs

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LittleBigPlanet, one of the most hyped up titles on Sony’s PlayStation 3, has been given a last-minute, worldwide delay after it was found that one of the song’s lyrics contain lines from the Qur’an, the religious book of Islam. The story began after an Islamic gamer posted on the official Sony community boards about the song after hearing and verifying with friends. “While playing your latest game, "LittleBigPlanet" in the […]

Snow Leopard to have Cocoa-based Finder, Exchange support

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AppleInsider is reporting that the new Mac OS X 10.6, also known as Snow Leopard, will feature a massive rewrite of its Finder application to be on its Cocoa environment, similar to most applications that Apple and other developers have been using to write applications. On Leopard (OS X 10.5), it still uses the old Carbon environment. New features include the support of Microsoft Exchange in Snow Leopard’s versions of […]

Apple gets 1 million HD downloads – Australia still left in the dark

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When Apple announced that they reached 1 million HD Downloads, let us remind ourselves that Australia still has no HD downloads (and why would we, with our barely sustainable internet caps), and that we still don’t have shows that are worth watching (like Heroes, Fringe or Bones) – well for me anyway. And with all this “Fast Track” crap that our television networks are saying, will we see more US […]

Microsoft introduces installer for open-source web applications

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Microsoft has announced that it will ship popular ASP and PHP open-source projects, among other components, for its Web Platform for developers – for free. Basically this installs your choice of the projects, .NET Framework 3.5, IIS7.0 and Extensions, IIS FastCGI, Visual Web Developer 2008, SQL Server 2008 Express, SQL Server Management Studio, ASP.NET MVC and Silverlight Tools. The open source projects includes Drupal, WordPress, osCommerce, PHPBB, DotNetNuke and Graffiti, […]

MacBook Pro dissected

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Want to know what is actually inside your MacBook Pro, then here it is. ifixit has taken the time to dissect it, so you don’t have to. And why would you? It costs like freaking $3,000+ to get one (in Australian Dollars), and with the economic downturn happening around the world … Anyway, the fanboys will either be squeamish or happy. You would also be happy to know that they […]

iPod knock-off maker sues Apple over monopolising MP3 market

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Apple has one more legal battle to add in its long list of current legal battles that it is named as a defendant, as the Taiwanese MP3 manufacturer Luxpro has filed a lawsuit in Arkansas, accusing the company over monopolising the market, and alleging that Apple controls 80 percent of the music downloads through iTunes, and selling songs over iTunes that will only work with its own player. However, this […]

WordPress company buys PollDaddy

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Automattic, the company that owns both WordPress.com and WordPress.org, has acquired the Irish start-up PollDaddy for an undisclosed amount of money. And it seems to already integrated the service instantly, after announcing a plugin for the self-hosted version (the .org version) and enabled integration with the blogs on WordPress.com. The acquisition comes after Automattic bought Intense Debate, an advanced commenting system, and Gravatar last fall. All of the acquisitions have […]

ACMA to provide in-flight mobile phone use

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The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), the regulator of all communications in Australia, has proposed that amending the law to allow in-flight use of phones, after it has confirmed that it was safe to use after trailing for 18 months a technology that would jam certain mobile signals that would cause problems with the plane’s computer system. One tiny little problem: mobile phone jamming signals have been banned, under […]

First Look : Firefox 3.1 beta

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Mozilla has announced that it has made the first beta of Firefox 3.1 available to the public, a big stepping stone before releasing it to the masses. Firefox 3.1 is said to be a big improvement over Firefox 3, and includes minor tweaks to the user interface. However, while it may look that they barely made any changes, most of the changes are in its coding. Among the changes in […]

Firmware 2.5 out for PlayStation 3

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The PlayStation 3 Firmware is out, and it brings several changes – including in-game screenshots, introducing video scene thumbs and power save, and more importantly, FLASH 9 SUPPORT! This means you can now sit there and watch shows from Hulu (or ABC iView in Australia). Source: PSX Extreme