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Morning Briefing: Windows Server 8 renamed, Google TV Update, and Microsoft just keep losing employees.

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for the 19th of April 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: At the Microsoft Management Summit, in Las Vegas, Microsoft have given “Windows Server 8″ an official name, “Windows Server 2012″ and have confirmed they want to have it shipping later this year. [...]

Morning Briefing: SkyDrive updates, European Lumia performance and Apple and Samsung to attempt settlement

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for the 18th of April 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Microsoft has updated SkyDrive with support for the Open Document Format. They have also have changed the file size limit from 100MB to 300MB and have also introduced Twitter sharing [...]

Morning Briefing: Google Drive, RIM on sale and more Mac Trojans?

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 17 April 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Google Drive is said to be coming out next week, according to The Next Web. And like rumours before, it will have apps for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS; with each user [...]

Because, this is apparently news – Apple store down, could have new look

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The entire Apple blogging community is going nuts with the fact that the Apple Store is down – and what got people in a frenzy was the fact that there is a new design for the Apple Store’s downtime page. OMG! Yes, you can obviously tell I have such an interest in this non-news story. Most likely there’s a new design being pushed out? Meh. via MacRumors

Apple Reliving The Glory Days.

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Apple must have been tinkering with their website, because now the normal Australian site is back up. This morning, the Beatles announcement page was up, in place of the normal site. But now, order has been restored. Phew. Well, well, well. Apple has taken down it’s Australian site to make space for an announcement regarding an iTunes update. According to Apple, tomorrow will be a day we will never forget. [...]

AOL strikes US$1 billion patent deal with Microsoft

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Microsoft has agreed to buy over 800 patents from AOL, and license the remainder still with the company, in a deal that is worth US$1.056 billion. And since the payment is in cash – this will give AOL a much needed cash injection for its long-term strategy to become a huge online media player. The deal has pretty much stunned analysts as one told BusinessWeek at the end of March [...]

RIM opens up – now will manage corporate iPhone, Android phones

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BlackBerry manufacturer RIM has finally released its new Mobile Fusion software – which will allow corporate environments to manage not only their BlackBerry and PlayBook tablets, but also any iPhone or Android device. Wait, what does Mobile Fusion do? Essentially, it manages connectivity on your phone, and makes sure your phone adheres to security policies. It’s free – but each device costs $99 per device, or $4 a month, and [...]

Optus to launch Xperia S in early April

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The Sony Xperia S is heading to Optus. The telco is planning an early April launch, and will be $0 upfront for those who sign up to a 24 month contract under its $49 Optus Cap Plan or $49 Business Complete Plan – which also includes 1.5GB of data. Announced back at CES, The Xperia S features a 4.3-inch display, a 1.5GHz dual core processor and 32GB of storage. It [...]

Vodafone unveil new iPad pricing

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Today, Vodafone unveiled their pricing/plans for the new iPad. They are the first of the three major Australian carriers to release this information. Unfortunately, you currently aren’t able to order/pre-order any of these plans through Vodafone, though this should be possible soon with the imminent release of ‘the new iPad’. Vodafone’s plans range from 12 to 24 month contracts, with prices starting from $47 a month (24 month, iPad 16GB, [...]

GALLERY: Darksiders II

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THQ and Microsoft have released new screenshots of the upcoming game Darksiders II. A sequel to the 2010′s Darksiders game, the player will take control of another legendary Four Horsemen – Horseman Death. The game will be released in the United States on June 26, with an Australian release sometime after. Gallery is after the jump. Gallery

GALLERY: Fable – The Journey

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Set five years after Fable III, new images have been released of its sequel Fable: The Journey. The game has no release date – other than sometime this year – and promises to have a “captivating narrative” and “heart-pounding action” thanks to Kinect integration. The gallery can be seen after the jump. One of the more impressive things is that it will use Unreal Engine 3 – meaning that Albion [...]

GALLERY: Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

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Announced back in 2010, Steel Battalion Heavy Armor is finally coming out for release. Coming soon for a June release as an Xbox 360 exclusive, it is set in 2082 where the world is “devoid of semiconductors, where war is waged with rudimentary weapons as new superpowers struggle for dominance”. Gallery is after the jump. One thing to note is that it supports the Kinect. However, you will still need [...]

VIDEO: First Look in Halo 4

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The much hyped continuation of the Halo series is about to get even bigger, with Halo Waypoint uploading a sneak peak of the upcoming Halo 4. The game will be the first not to be created by Bungie, but by Microsoft’s own 343 Industries. If you want to see the video (and as a bonus, the images released to the press), it’s after the jump. Gallery

GALLERY: Mass Effect 3

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Microsoft’s Spring Showcase was conducted very early in the morning, and now they have released what will be coming up on all of its gaming platforms. Also released are a couple of screenshots of Mass Effect 3 days before its release on March 8 in Australia. For more images, just click the “Read More” button. Gallery