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OneNote for Windows is now completely free

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Back in 2014, Microsoft took a big step forward with OneNote, a movement which was our first glimpse at the future for all of their Microsoft Office family. First they released a version of their popular OneNote service for Mac, as well as improving iPad, iPhone and Android versions. And the craziest thing of all? They released these apps with the sweet pricetag of free, while also making the previously paid OneNote 2013 similarly free for […]

Class President-elect Barack Obama tries to go viral on Buzzfeed

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Like a teenager attempting to be school captain, Barack Obama is continuing his rein of putting Coke-in-the-bubblers by talking to millennials through sites such as YouTube and Vox. Today, though, his voyage to reach a particular pop-politics audience, Obama has found himself on the Buzzfeed homepage, just above a ‘Reality Check’ article called 14 Texts You Send In Your Early 20s Vs In Your Late 20s. In the pandering viral video, Obama […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview opens up for some Lumia devices

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Microsoft is totally on a roll with their Windows 10 Technical Preview, today releasing an early version of the release for some Lumia devices. And while the version released today doesn’t yet include the new Spartan browser, there are plenty of changes at first glance, such as a new Calendar app, Mail app, preview Photos app, and a number of other tweaks to the notification system, called Action Center. The Start screen also […]

Facebook lets you choose who controls your account after you die

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What should happen to your Facebook account when you die? Starting from today, Facebook has given you the option to finally decide whether your profile should be deleted when you pass away, or have it maintained by somebody else on your behalf (called a “Legacy Contact” by Facebook). “By talking to people who have experienced loss, we realized there is more we can do to support those who are grieving […]

Samsung’s streaming service Milk Music is coming to Australia

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After being available in America for almost a year, Samsung has today announced that Australian customers will be able to experience its Milk Music service – a free radio streaming service exclusive to Galaxy phone owners. The service allows users to choose from 150 genre-based and curated radio stations. Users will also be able to “fine-tune” the radio stations by choosing nine different genres on the dial interface, and change the preferences […]

Meet Falconman – the hilarious crappy ripoff of Batman

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Tired of seeing the action-packed superhero movies based on comic book heroes from Marvel and DC Comics, and want something more original? For the very few people who actually said yes to that rhetorical question, meet Falconman – a superhero movie starring two well-known Francophone actors: Gerard Depardieu and Jean Claude Van Damme. As the name suggests, the hero of the film is Falconman. He is the “21st century reincarnation of Robin Hood” – […]

Techcast S02E03: It’s a slow news week

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Welcome to this week’s edition of Techcast! We’re talking about what Samsung could be releasing on March 1, HTC’s weird rap diss video on its rivals, and the Raspberry Pi 2 supports Windows! As well – in a surprise – Chris has some nice words about Microsoft. I know, what a shock. Join Terence Huynh and Chris Southcott for (something here). Be sure to subscribe to our podcast by using […]

Raspberry Pi 2 is faster, better and will run Windows 10

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The Raspberry Pi Foundation have just announced the availability of their new Raspberry Pi 2. The Raspberry Pi 2 is available for sale right now and is selling for $35 US dollars. The updated board is a huge upgrade from the previous model (Model B+), it will contain a 900MHz quad-core ARMv7 CPU, 1GB of SDRAM and all the new features of the Model B+ including 4 USB ports and […]

Mortal Kombat X – Ermac Reveal trailer

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During their Mortal Kombat X stream, NetherRealm Studios revealed another Kombatant, showing off the red ninja, Ermac. He retains his force lift, teleport, hover, and gets a handful of new abilities that are good for set-ups and GREAT for spammers. His three variations are: Mystic, which gives him the Tele Lift and Tele Push abilities Spectral, which lets him fly and perform unique attacks in the air Master of Souls which gives him […]

This is Stan: Australia’s Newest Streaming Service

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Stan, the new streaming service from a partnership between Fairfax and Nine Entertainment Co has finally launched in Australia. After a few weeks of trial subscriptions being posted out to early adopters (one of which was me!), the doors have finally opened for anyone to subscribe to the service. Stan is starting strong with a number of TV series available at this early stage, including: Breaking Bad, Doctor Who, Sherlock, […]

The BlackBerry Classic is out now on Telstra

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BlackBerry has announced that you can get the BlackBerry Classic – the phone that BlackBerry hopes can win back the faithful thanks to its more traditional look – in Australia from today. The Classic will be only available through Telstra from $63 per month on its Mobile Accelerate S plan. Hardware specs include a 3.5-inch touchscreen display, 2GB of RAM, a 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, and 16GB of storage with a […]

Qantas to provide Samsung Gear VR on planes – only if you are in first class

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In an industry first, Qantas and Samsung have announced a new partnership that will see the Flying Kangaroo trialling Samsung’s virtual reality technology on some of its flights and airport lounges. The airline says it plans to fit the Gear VR in its Sydney and Melbourne International First Lounges from mid-February, and in select A380 flights from Australia to Los Angeles in mid-March. The trial will last three months. However, if […]

Techcast S02E02: I should’ve left my hologram at home

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Microsoft enters the Hologram business, Stan finally launches to everyone, and BlackBerry has a way to recruit developers to produce apps for their platform: by forcing them to produce apps through “app neutrality”. That – plus installing a browser live on air – on this week’s edition of the TechCast. Join Stewart Wilson, Terence Huynh and special guest Jason Murray from Ausdroid as they discuss the latest news this week and […]

Apple Watch will start shipping in April

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In amongst the announcements that Apple sold a lot of iPhones (especially in China) in the previous quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook has announced in the company’s earnings announcement that the Apple Watch will be coming out in April. Announced in September last year, the Apple Watch is the company’s first entry into the fast-growing smartwatches market. Like every other smartwatch, it will receive notifications from your iPhone and track […]

Facebook downtime was due to server fault, not DDoS attack

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Image: Tom Solari/TECHGEEK.com.au Unless you were living under a rock or had something better to do than check Facebook every single minute, you would have realised that both Facebook and Instagram was down for many people. However, despite claims that it was due to a DDoS attack, Facebook has said that the outage was because of a server fault. “This was not the result of a third-party attack but instead […]