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TECHGEEK Weekly 31: Where’s my IPv4?

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The internet has run out of IPv4 addresses and also Intel has a bad batch of Sandy Bridge chips that needs replacing. But it’s not all bad news – Murdoch is spreading his empire on the iPad, while Google’s Honeycomb is looking delicious with its sexy user interface. That’s this week on the TECHGEEK Weekly podcast. James Wilson joins the podcast again (for the last few minutes of the episode) […]

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 […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 27: CES is driving us GaGa

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And we’re back officially. CES was in full swing, and we saw a lot of tablets, 4G phones and 3D from Sony. We also had crazy Harvey Norman trying to put GST on our purchases online, Facebook being valued at $50 billion and the Mac App Store launch – and hack. And yes, it is the first hour long podcast – and the only one as it seems. But, hey, […]

WSJ: Verizon iPhone being announced Wednesday

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Rumours don’t get much more solid than this. While having no importance to Australians, Verizon getting the iPhone is a huge step for Apple and the USA. On Tuesday, (or Wednesday in Australia), Verizon is holding a mysterious event. And the Wall Street Journal says that “a source familiar with the matter” confirms that it’s for the iPhone. Sure, we don’t really care, but at least now we might be […]

HTC launches three 4G phones for Verizon

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HTC ThunderBolt smartphone (Image: HTC/Verizon) Motorola isn’t the only phone maker pushing 4G, Taiwan-based company HTC is also creating phones for the 4G network, and just like Motorola, creating one each for the 4G networks in the US – Verizon, Sprint and AT&T, with the HTC ThunderBolt, EVO Shift 4G and the Inspire 4G (respectively). The ThunderBolt was showed off at Verizon’s press conference and will feature a 1GHz processor […]

HP’s CES 2011 Laptop and PC Announcements

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HP Pavilion dm1-3010nr (Image: HP/Verizon) While we covered the HP Pavilion dm1 already in a separate post, the company has released plenty of other laptops that should get some mention at CES. PAVILION DM1-3010NR & COMPAQ CQ10-688NR While having names that are very unpronounceable, the company is touting these two computers as the first notebook PCs to be on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The Pavilion dm1-3010nr will be less than […]

The Year in Review 2010: The Highlights Reel

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2010. What a year to end a decade. From political uncertainty in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom, the leaking of important US documents – from Afghanistan to diplomatic cables – and even a possible upheaval of our classification system to finally allow a R18+ rating in Australia, bringing it in line with other western nations. We got more information about the new National Broadband Network, while we […]

Back from the Dead: KIN to make a comeback?

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The KIN. Developed by Microsoft in order to try to appeal with the youth market with a fancy website that stores your photos and messages, let you post on your social network and text. Hmm, about every other phone then? And it was the biggest flop of the year, getting axed just within months of the launch and its European launched cancelled. But, according to new rumours, the KIN may […]

US: New iPhone coming to Verizon?

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RUMOUR MILL: While we have the luxury to choose a carrier for the iPhone, in the US, they do not – stuck with using AT&T, which has been criticised for poor network coverage in the main areas where the iPhone is sold (San Francisco and New York). But today, a new rumour popped up – a new iPhone just for the US carrier Verizon. While this has been kicking in […]

WSJ: New iPhone on the way, one going to Verizon?

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RUMOUR MILL: Apple is said to be developing two new iPhones to debut sometime in the Summer (Australia’s winter), including one that will be heading to Verizon Wireless, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. Both rumours aren’t a shock. The first isn’t that surprising – mainly because Apple updates its iPhones almost every year (and it’s nearing the one year mark since the iPhone 3GS was […]

Windows Phone 7 brings new UI, Xbox LIVE integration

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It’s official. Windows Phone 7 has been announced at Mobile World Congress – albeit, we are a bit late on the news. The phone will bring a “fresh approach to phone software, distinguished by smart design and truly integrated experiences that bring to the surface the content people care about from the Web and applications.” The version 7 is most likely to tie it in with Windows 7 for desktops […]

Mobile operators unite to bring global apps store

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Twenty-four telecom operators – including Vodafone, SingTel, China Unicom, China Telecom, Telenor, TeleSonera, Sprint, T-Mobile, Orange , AT&T and Verizon Wireless – have announced that they will form together a group known as the Wholesale Applications Community. The group will have the backing of the GSMA consortium and will be backed by LG Electronics, Samsung and Sony Ericsson. The group was founded on a goal to “establish a simple route […]

iPhone may end AT&T exclusivity to be on all carriers

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RUMOUR MILL: iPhone users in America might not need to subscribe to the AT&T network as Apple is planning to release the iPhone to all US mobile carriers within the next 18 months ahead of its announcement where the much-rumoured Apple Tablet is expected to be revealed. This would end the exclusive deal with AT&T and could double or triple the number of devices sold, according to an analyst at […]

Rumour: AT&T and Verizon to carry Apple Tablet

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Will it be Verizon or will it be AT&T? Both companies compete in the mobile sector in the United States and are fiercely competitive – with AT&T having the iPhone and Verizon having the Droid. As both look to compete in securing the rights to sell the Apple Tablet on their networks, who would be the victor? Turns out, it would be both – according to Fox News – as […]