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Rumour Mill: Is Ballmer going to appear at WWDC?

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Let’s end the day with a rumour that may cause some anguish in the Apple community. Steve Ballmer is rumoured to be making a cameo at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) – Apple’s biggest event that it holds every year for developers? According to Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with Global Equities Research, who said that he will make an appearance on the opening keynote held on June 7. The topic? […]

Microsoft reveals new Hotmail

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Hotmail is going to get some improvements soon as part of a major overhaul of Windows Live (dubbed Wave 4), including some brand new features in an attempt to compete better with rivals Yahoo and Google. A new feature is the ability to share photos and documents using web applications right in the email. Services like SmugMug, Flickr, YouTube and Hulu will be able to be seen with one click […]

Aussies can now pre-order their iPads

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It’s May 10, and you know what day it is. It was the day Nelson Mandela became the president of South Africa. Also, it happens to be the day when you can now pre-order your iPads from the ye-olde Apple Store. So, why you’re still here? Go and get one now. Remember, the device will be out on May 28; and will be the only place you can get it […]

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 […]

iPhone hack makes running Android a reality

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I bet you, as readers on TECHGEEK.com.au, that you wish that you want to experience the magic of Android – a phone where you can run almost any application that you want, especially those “porn apps” that the CEO of Apple said that you aren’t going to get on the iPhone (unless you use Safari, almost any restriction is bypassed with Safari). Well, now you can – without ever leaving […]

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 […]

New footage of Pokemon Black and White released

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Yes, despite what you may think about these creatures – weird may be one of them – the Pokemon Franchise is set to come out with another edition, and you would have thought that they could have waited about a year or so after the new HeartGold and SoulSilver, but Nintendo likes to milk this puppy. Anyway, in Japan, there is a show called Pokemon Sunday and they have shown […]

Twelve year old spends more than $1,400 on FarmVille

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Here’s an interesting story. A twelve year old kid from the UK has managed to spend £905 (or around AU$1489) in purchasing virtual coins on a little Facebook game called FarmVille, most of it, or £625, using his mother’s credit card after emptying his savings account. And his mother isn’t pleased with that. Those not introduced to FarmVille, it is basically a game where you raise up virtual livestock and […]

Ten unveils new digital channel plans

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The Ten Network has confirmed that it will be launching a new general entertainment channel on its second multichannel in the second half of the year, joining ONE HD and the main network on digital television. It has also been confirmed that the station will have a new brand, unlike the public broadcaster ABC and SBS – referring to their channels as ABC1, ABC2, SBS One or SBS Two. David […]

Google redirects China domain to Hong Kong

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Google has acted on its threat of shutting down Google.cn by redirecting all traffic from that domain to its Hong Kong localised version, which effectively means that all Chinese results will be uncensored – unlike the mainland version because of strict laws regarding censorship. Previously, searches for Falun Gong and the Taiwanese independence were controversial topics that were often censored by localised versions. Like Google, Bing China and Yahoo China […]

Atkinson still holds Croydon seat

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Michael Atkinson, the South Australian Attorney-General and known opponent for a R18+ classification scheme for video games, has been re-elected in his seat of Croydon, according to ABC predictions, managing to get about 64 percent of the vote (two-party preferred), despite a swing against him of 14.4 percent. Gamers4Croydon’s Kat Nicholson, hoping to remove Atkinson from his seat, managed to get a reasonable 3.6 percent of the vote, ahead of […]

Need a new battery for the iPad? Get a new one instead

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Reading through its battery replacement service FAQs on any Apple device might be a good idea since it tells you how much will you have to give just to replace the damn internal battery. For the iPhone, it’s as simple as sending it to Cupertino just to replace it. The iPad, however, sees something a bit different – It won’t ship out a new battery, but will replace your iPad […]

Interview: Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar

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This week saw Nokia hold a developer day in Sydney; and before the event took place, TECHGEEK.com.au managed to get an e-mail interview with Purnima Kochikar, the Vice President of Forum Nokia – the developer community. We talked about Ovi and Nokia’s embrace of open source technology – as well as Symbian and Maemo/MeeGo. So, hope you enjoy this little interview. Editor’s Note: The questions were sent before MeeGo’s announcement; […]

Apple parts maker confirms workers poisoning

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Taiwanese manufacturer Wintek, the manufacturer that makes LCD screens and components for Apple and Nokia, has confirmed that more of its workers in China have become ill after being exposed to chemicals than it previously reported. According to Global Post, 62 of the employees have became ill after a report that ran on state-controlled media – 15 more than it was reported – that were exposed to chemicals last summer; […]

Gartner: Nokia, Symbian dominate; Apple, Android and RIM gain

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While 2009 might not be a year to remember when consumer demand was very low – before increasing at the latter end of the year – Symbian still dominates the smartphone market, according to Gartner. However, it might need to do some more to increase its market share after it dipped from 52.4 percent in 2008 to 46.9 percent in 2009, despite an increase of units sold. The increase could […]