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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 […]

Armello is now available on Steam Early Access

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It’s finally here! Armello – a game we have featured twice on the site – is now available on Steam Early Access. Developed by Melbourne-based League of Geeks, Armello is a strategy/RPG game that combines a fantasy storyline with board game elements (such as cards and dice rolling combat). Oh, and let’s not forget the beautiful graphics. The game is available on Windows, Mac and Linux for US$20 on Steam. When […]

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 […]