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TECHGEEK Podcast 16: Limewire R.I.P

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It’s Halloween and we see the deaths of Limewire and the Walkman. The iPhone 4 White version is either dead or still kicking, and little hackers all over the place thanks to a little Firefox plugin. Yeah. It’s an absolute shambles episodes with only two hosts – with Terence and Stewart. After having a break of one week, James off on la-la land, Tom in Phillip Island and sick, and […]

Disney buys Tap Tap Revenge creator

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Tapulous, the creators of the famous Tap Tap Revenge games on the iPhone and iPod touch, has just been bought by Disney. Basically it is a talent acquisition, as the founders – Bart Decrem and Andrew Lacy – and their development team will join its Interactive Media Group’s mobile content division. “In a short time, Bart and Andrew have built Tapulous into a successful and accomplished mobile games developer that’s […]

Apple announces Bondi Store opening

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Apple is set to open the doors to its Bondi Junction store on May 28 – the same day the iPad will be released – at the good time of 8am. How do we know this? Well, a little invite popped into a message box with the details: The Apple Store Bondi is the best place to learn about all the latest products from Apple, including the magical new iPad™ […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interview: More questions from Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar

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We sent some more questions before we published our interview with Nokia’s Purnima Kochikar, Vice President of Forum Nokia; but we didn’t get them answered before today. So, here is (what we deem) Part Two of the e-mail interview with her. Q. The Qt UI framework makes it easier for applications to be built for both mobile and desktop computers. What do you see are the benefits of this, and […]

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; […]

BBC to launch applications for BlackBerry, Android and iPhone

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The BBC has announced that it will be producing two new applications – one for its News division and another for its Sport website – for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry platforms in a bid to rival other news organisations that offer similar applications. According to Neowin, the News and Sports apps will be released in April and June respectively; and both applications will heavily use rich content, like video […]

Turns out… Windows Phone 7 Series brings in new guidelines

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While Windows Phone 7 Series is a great phone and all, carriers and mobile manufacturers are set to see Microsoft dictating what can and cannot be done with their phones running the OS, after starting from scratch, in order to keep some consistency with the phones. According to MSFTKitchen, Microsoft has told manufacturers to not install their own user interfaces and keep the original – dubbed “Metro”. As well, they […]

Intel and Nokia to merge mobile OS to create MeeGo

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Intel and Nokia have decided to announce during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that they will be merging their not-yet-finished, Linux-based mobile OSs into one – and they have called it the MeeGo. While we don’t know which parts of Intel’s Moblin and Nokia’s Maemo will be dropped or present in MeeGo, expect this to be (according to the press release anyways) a variety of devices, “including pocketable mobile […]

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 […]

MacHeist nanoBundle – 6 free apps

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Thats right – there is a MacHeist going on. There are currently six apps for Mac OS X going for free, with complete serials. The total combined value is $150 USD. This is a completely legitimate sites and provides the following apps: ShoveBox – sells for $24.95 USD. Simple application that lets you organise, save and sync tidbits and jots of info. WriteRoom – sells for $24.95 USD. Distraction free, […]

1 Billion App Countdown

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On Friday, April 10, Apple announced a 1 Billion App Countdown to promote it’s revolutionary App Store and the Apps available for download. Such an achievement is being rewarded with 4 Apple products – a $10 000 iTunes Gift Card (Yes, that’s $10 000), an iPod Touch, a Time Capsule and a MacBook Pro – going to a lucky winner that enters the competition by simply downloading an App from […]


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