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Microsoft, Apple to be asked by Parliament on why they charge so much in Australia

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Image: Mark Pegrum/OzMark17 via Flickr (Creative Commons) Apple and Microsoft, among other tech companies, have been called to Canberra to explain why Australians are being charged much more on software, music and games in comparison to other nations, according to a new report. Wait, Parliament doing something? (Okay, that might not be fair, they have done some good work – such as the R18+ laws) According to the Sydney Morning […]

Adobe warns of “critical vulnerability”, could give access to system to attacker

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So, remember when Adobe crashed and you thought it was simply because it was a stupid program and too bloated for its own good? (Or was that just me.) Well, turns out, the very same crash could be the result of a flaw that could allow an attacker to take control of your system. Adobe wrote in a blog post that the “critical vulnerability” is present in both Mac and […]

Source: Adobe to stop developing Flash Player for mobile, focuses on AIR

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Adobe appears to call the white flag on its mobile strategy. Unnamed sources are claiming that Adobe will announce soon that it will stop development in porting over the Flash Player on mobile devices and will focus on AIR. According to ZDNet, their source said: “Our future work with Flash on mobile devices will be focused on enabling Flash developers to package native apps with Adobe AIR for all the […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 41: Copyright THIS!

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Image: Fertala/Flickr (Creative Commons) New Zealand is about to get a three-strikes law that remains very controversial, in how it got passed and what’s in the law. The TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast discuss the impact it has, while also discussing about Android’s latest security flaw and the BlackBerry Playbook. Meanwhile, it looks like one post on our site is about to be a cause in an all-out staff rivalry – I’ll […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 37: Kicking in the Front Seat

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We’re back with a new episode, and while the tech industry is at a standstill, the Internet gets a red-light district, and the Zune bids adieu. Meanwhile, the week has been dominated by security flaw after security flaw, and Rebecca Black infects our Chris’ mind with the weekend. We also wonder why 13-year olds are driving cars, and Internet Explorer 9 is finally out – and Stewart hates it. Why? […]

Google launches eBookstore

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If the Kindle Store or Apple iBookstore aren’t doing it for you, Google has just launched their own eBookstore, creatively named Google ebookstore. While it’s currently only in the US (sigh), it does look quite promising.

TECHGEEK Podcast 18: Put that in your phone

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John Brumby goes Oprah and starts giving doctors iPads, Facebook tries to kill Gmail with their own email project and your phone will be able to determine if you have a STD instantly. What a freaky little world. Oh, and turns out the Kinect is starting to be a bit creepy (and its not because of Project Milo) when advertising companies are getting images of you performing acts in front […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 15: TERENCE IS GONNNEEEE LETS PARTY!!!

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Yes, that’s right.. Terence is on holidays in Rome! So everyone at TECHGEEK.com.au is partying like crazy. We talk about the new Windows Phone 7, The Android ‘dude’ problem, #newtwitter, the iPhone app that allows you to spy and much much more. Behold, Episode 15 – the first extremely unorganised podcast to come from TECHGEEK.com.au, oh and we have made the clean tag! Programming note: Terence & James are not […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 14: OMG! There’s another body!

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Yes, apparently Google is into shooting photos of dead people as photos of the dead appeared on Google Street View. Ouch. As well, Motorola gets sued by Microsoft, Facebook lets you download everything you ever uploaded or wrote on Facebook, and MySpace brings out a craptastic new logo. As well, we bring out a new TECHGEEK Tips episode hosted by Terence and Chris, and the individual episode gets released on […]

Google Chrome update includes built-in Flash

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Chrome users will now notice that they should get an update, and it’s a very very big update. Google, along with Adobe, have finally pushed out the in-built Adobe Flash Player in the browser – effectively meaning that you can go straight onto YouTube and play a video without downloading the Google Chrome specific plugin for Adobe Flash, as it will now be in the browser. Updates to Flash will […]

Apple faces antitrust review on coding restrictions

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Apple might be in trouble with its restrictions after all, and it took them this long? Reports coming from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking in beginning who will be taking on Apple on an antitrust complaint on developing applications for the iPhone – the main question, however, is who will it be? After the launch of the SDK for iPhone OS 4, it made […]

Leaked prototype of new iPhone… found in a bar

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RUMOUR MILL: Is this the next iPhone? You know how we love rumours of the device that seems to have a God-complex to it. Gizmodo today has posted a couple of photos of a prototype that they found in a bar (someone from Apple must be s**ting themselves). What’s new in the device is a new front-facing camera with the camera found in the back, an improved display, using micro SIM and the […]

Who’s not happy about Flash on the iPad? Adobe!

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While reaction is mixed about the iPad – mainly on why do we actually need it and the name of the product – t has a lot of features. However, one of them is not Flash – and that has made Adobe a bit pissed off since they continuously advocating for Flash on iPhone, and it looks like it would be the same for the iPad. The lack of Adobe […]

Chinese Newspaper: Uncensored Internet “attempt to impose” values

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A Chinese Newspaper has written a critical editorial about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her speech about the freedom to access information on the Internet. The newspaper, the Global Times, labelled her speech as a “disguised attempt to impose its values on other cultures in the name of democracy”. “The online freedom of unrestricted access is, thus, only one-way traffic, contrary to the spirit of democracy and calculated to […]

New Flash player finally brings full support to mobile devices – except the iPhone

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Adobe will announce tomorrow at this year’s MAX conference, Adobe’s worldwide developers conference, that it has secured partnerships with Research in Motion (RIM), Windows Mobile, Palm and Google to roll out full Flash capabilities, similar to what you can see on your desktop, to various products and their respective platforms. The technology will be rolled out to Windows Mobile phones and Palm’s webOS devices later in the year, with public […]