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Google+ application for iOS gets video hangouts and new-look photo UI

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Google has just pushed out an update for the Google+ iOS application which brings 3G and Wi-Fi video calling to the iPhone application, beating FaceTime to 3G video calling and also allows iDevices to video call not only other iDevices, but also Android and users on the website. Also included is a new Photos user interface, which makes it easier to share your phones photos. So grab your iPhone 4 […]

Apple App Store prices get a little cheaper for Australians

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Image: Glen Bledsoe/Flickr (Creative Commons) As we all know, Australians usually pay more for everything. Gadget’s, Games and up until now, Apps. But one of those is about to change. Apple is introducing a new pricing scheme for the Australian App Store so that it matches our strong Aussie Dollar. Apps will now come as $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, $4.49, $5.49, $6.49, $7.49, $8.49, $9.49, $10.49 and so on. Here is […]

Windows App Store Leak

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Just leaked from Microsoft is a screenshot of the Windows App Store and it looks a lot like the Mac App Store. Including layout, icons and just the overall feel. As we know, Microsoft are fighting with Apple with the name “App Store” and Apple are fighting with Amazon for “App Store”. So the name “App Store” might change soon if Apple get’s their way. So what do you think? […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 36: The Hidden Truth

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More censorship is coming to the App Store, Kogan makes the $1 million bet, and we see the insides of the iPad 2. Oh, and we have gone Charlie Sheen-mad this week after the release of the Gregory Brothers’ “Winning” song. Since Tom (and James, but he never shows up) is not here this week, we get Dave Barranquero – some random person that Chris and Stewart know – as […]

FaceTime for Mac exits beta, will cost you $1.19 [u]

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Mac users will be happy to know that FaceTime for Mac – the tool to allow you to communicate with your friends who happen to also have another Mac product or iPhone/iPod touch – is now out of beta. But typical Apple, the finished version will cost you. Don’t worry, it’s not bad. It will cost you AUD $1.19 – or in the Apple Store currency converter equivalent of US […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 30: Death by SMS

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Wow. We’ve reached 30 episodes – who knew from the beginning we would actually have reached this far. Anyway, we discuss the IPv4 running out of addresses, the new PSP2 by Sony and the Egypt Internet Blackout. We also find out that we are really good at debating points of view, so you may find this episode to be longer than what we usually have our podcasts Sorry if we […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 29: New Blood Required

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While James and Stewart are out, we get Tom Wood – a former host of a former TECHGEEK Podcast incarnation – to help us dissect the news that Playboy is going to the iPad uncensored, the University of Sydney having a privacy headache and Steve Jobs has gone on medical leave – again. Tom Wood, who also happens to be a known advocate of cyber-bullying prevention, also finds himself doing […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 28: The War Against Buttons

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So it turns out, our “Powered by” gets crude when I do it. Anyway, we cover the Verizon iPhone 4, Vodafone’s massive security fail and MySpace being sold off? Oh, and find out how ChatRoulette (remember that) is making some dough from an unlikely source. Stewart is sick for this episode – so officially ending his perfect attendance record. And Tom is doing the recording, and he expresses his outrage […]

Mac App Store, Twitter for Mac

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What a way to start 2011! With all the tech buzz surrounding CES and the rush of new toys, some of us may have forgotten that tomorrow, Jan 7, the Mac App Store will be released. Rumoured to be delivered by Software Update, here at TechGeek we believe that installing all the latest updates will ensure that you receive the update as soon as it is publicly released. Mac OS […]

iHealth turns your iPad into a blood pressure monitor

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iHealth is about to turn your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone into a blood pressure monitoring system with its new Blood Pressure Monitoring System product (what is in italics is its actual product name). Comprising of a dock, blood pressure arm cuff and an application, users will now be able to determine their blood pressure easily. The application will feature an easy-to-use interface, and will be able to access previously […]

App Update: Skype for iOS [v 3.0]

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Well it was bound to happen sooner or later and it finally has occurred – call it a last-minute Christmas present from Skype. If you hop on over to iTunes or the App Store, there you will see that Skype has been updated to version 3.0 – a very large milestone, and has some important updates. The major new feature for this update is the ability to have Skype Video […]

TECHGEEK Podcast #22: It’s a series of tubes

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It’s the second to last show of the year! And we go off with some Wikileaks news, because that has happen to dominate the news, with all the hacking and arrests. Wow. As well, we discuss the new Facebook profile design changes, and the new Chrome OS laptop. We also find that Tom has had his internet capped, George Lucas is creepy, Steve Jobs has something he wants to say […]

Game Center compatible apps now easier to find

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If you want to boost your iPhone’s Game Center achievement count but don’t know which games support the network, Apple hears you. Now on the App Store (at least in Australia), apps that support Game Center show the badge seen above.

TECHGEEK Podcast 20: The Big 2-0

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Yep. 20 episodes. We have actually made it this far, surprisingly, without being pulled from the internet because of our irrelevant and often nonsensical information regurgitation. Anyway, two million finds “She Loves You”, and we talk about Telstra finally being split up into two. Also, Farmville is no longer the King of Facebook applications and we get into a heated discussion of whether an iPad 2 will be out (I […]