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BlackBerry wants Congress to force everyone to make BlackBerry apps

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It’s no secret that if you acquire a BlackBerry or Windows Phone, a lot of your favourite apps won’t be there – well at least officially. However, while Microsoft is pushing hard in trying to court companies to build a Windows Phone app, BlackBerry is taking a different route. The company is asking the US Congress to force developers to make apps on BlackBerry. In a blog post written by […]

Facebook has a problem with “freebooting”, says YouTuber after Bauer Media steals his video

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A popular YouTube creator has attacked Facebook for profiting from “freebooting”, after one of his video was posted without his permission on the social network by German media publishing company Bauer Media. Destin Sandlin, the person behind Smarter Every Day, uploaded a video in September about getting a tattoo in slow motion. Zoo Magazine – owned by Bauer – then downloaded the video; removed all the education content, sponsors for […]

Microsoft is still crazy: meet the HoloLens

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“This is the world with holograms” wasn’t a phrase I was expecting from a consumer-focused Windows 10 event, though today, following a long conversation on the latest version of Windows, Microsoft introduced a product which sounds bat-shit crazy. And they call it the HoloLens. Basically, the HoloLens is a headset with features similar to the Occulus Rift, only instead of completely blocking our your vision with full worlds and using […]

Windows is now a service, latest release to become a free update for Windows 7, 8, and Phone users

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Windows is now a service. It’s done. At an event today in the company’s hometown, Redmond, Microsoft’s Executive Vice President of OS, Terry Myerson dropped quite a bombshell. As he announced, following the release of Windows 10, the latest version of the operating service will become available to all Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users for free for at least a year following release. And, as well as that, he indicated […]

Optus offers more talk and data for prepaid users – for a limited time only

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Optus has quietly made changes to its My Prepaid Monthly plans today, with the telco increasing the amount of data and giving users more talk time. However, the changes are available for a limited time only, with customers having until April 19 to sign up before they go away. Below are the new My Prepaid Monthly plans. All recharges have a 30 day expiry date. Recharge Minutes Data Text Extras $30 […]

Spotify redesigns Windows Phone app (again)

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Released overnight, Spotify has released an update for their Windows Phone app. This new release – version 5.0 – introduces a totally new design and a small amount of new features. The UI revamp provides users with an iOS-esque interface using very familiar transparency and rounded corner design principles. The update also removes the Starred functionality like it’s iOS and Android counterparts did a few months ago and introduces Your Music […]

Techcast S02E01: CE Smart

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Wow, it’s been so long since our last episode.  Welcome to the first episode of Techcast for 2015! This week, Join Technology Genius Terence Huynh with his colleagues Stewart Wilson and Chris Southcott for this exciting episode. We talk about CES 2015, Google patches and more. Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using the links below. Let us know what you think of the new podcast by tweeting @techgeekcomau […]

Report: Samsung in talks with BlackBerry about potential buyout, company responds with ‘Oh No You Didn’t’ statement

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Reuters is today reporting that Samsung is in talks with BlackBerry for a potential US$7.5 billion buyout of the enterprise-focused Canadian phone company. This isn’t the first time that the company has made headlines over a potential acquisition, though with BlackBerry moving away from the consumer market to an enterprise focus, it could be a great match for Samsung, who aren’t exactly known as a powerhouse in the business world. Though don’t let your imagination […]

Google refuses to patch vulnerability affecting 930 million users

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Google has quietly disclosed that it will not be patching any vulnerabilities in a component in versions of Android before KitKat. This means that 60 percent of all active Android devices – or 930 million – are now vulnerable to an attack. The company made this disclosure to Tod Beardsley, a security researcher from Rapid7, after another vulnerability reporter was told by Google that they will not fix the bug. In a […]

Stream live to YouTube with HTC RE Camera

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A new software update will allow the HTC RE Camera to stream live to YouTube. The updated app is already available on Android, however, the iOS app will be updated later in Q1. The new app allows you to login to your YouTube account and select whether or not the live stream will be public or private. The live footage will be streamed to your mobile phone and then streamed […]

Netflix to launch in Australia on March 31

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Tech Guide is reporting that Netflix will launch in Australia on March 31. The service will launch with a three-tier pricing system which starts at $9.99 per month. The date and pricing was confirmed by Tech Guide through a source during CES in Las Vegas. Netflix, however, were tight-lipped during CES about any details regarding the Australian Launch. Previously, Netflix haven’t revealed too many details about the launch, except to say […]

Idiots are boycotting Intel after they pledged $300m to increase diversity in IT

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It is not a big secret that the technology industry sucks when it comes to diversity, with the diversity reports released by the major tech companies reveal that most of their employees are either white or male. Some companies are trying to address this issue – with Intel joining that list. The chipmaker announced at CES that they are pledging $300 million to bring more women and minorities to the […]

Razer Forge TV wants to bring Android and PC gaming to the living room

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Razer has today announced at CES that it will be bringing out an Android TV-powered device called the Forge TV – saying that it will bring not only Android gaming to the living room, but also hardcore PC gaming. Specs include a 2.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 support. It also has a HDMI 1.4 port, Ethernet port, and a […]

Monster sues Beats and co-founders for stealing technology

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Apple acquired Beats Electronics for a whopping US$3.2 billion last year, but one former partner is not happy about the deal. Monster, who helped designed and manufacturer the original Beats by Dr Dre headphones, has filed a lawsuit against Beats and its co-founders in the San Mateo County Superior Court. First spotted by USA Today, Monster is accusing Beats for stealing its technology, purposely misrepresenting Monster’s involvement in the creation […]

Sony to use Android TV on all upcoming smart TVs

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Proprietary be damned. Sony’s new upcoming TVs will all run on Android TV, Google’s new TV platform. And thanks to this, today’s CES announcement means all Sony Smart TVs will support Google Cast out of the box. 11 new BRAVIA’s were announced at the event, with Sony’s new LCD TV’s starting from a 43 inch model, and going all the way up to 75 inches in size. Each model will also have Sony’s “4K Processors […]