Topic / Australia

Google Maps adds live transport information for Sydney’s trains, buses

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Google has quietly added live transport information for Sydney on Google Maps, meaning that users will be able to see timetable information from Cityrail and Sydney Buses and plot their travel routes based on that information. Now, I’m getting jealous (because I’m from Melbourne) Based on what we have seen on Twitter – by Peter Wells from MacTalk – it appears that it also is working on iOS devices that […]

Channel Seven in social media firestorm after grieving mother slams news report

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Channel Seven is in a social media firestorm after a mother of a 13-year-old girl who died in a quad bike accident slammed the network for showing footage of her grief before she could tell her family members. The girl, 13-year-old Molly Lord, died in an accident nearly a fortnight ago. Her mother, Linda Goldspink-Lord, wrote on Facebook: The Facebook comment, where she also notes that a Channel Seven helicopter […]

Victoria Govt: We’re not scrapping MA15+, “progressing” with R18+ changes

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Image: Shaun Greiner/Flickr (Creative Commons) The Victorian Attorney-General’s office has finally responded to two simple questions that we sent them back in March, Yes, it has taken them this long to actually come up with a response, but gamers can sleep a little bit easier as they have confirmed to us that they will not be scrapping the MA15+ when they introduce the amendments to their classification law. “Victoria has […]

Optus, Telstra brings 3G signals to train tunnels in Sydney – now you can check Twitter while underground

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Image: adactio/Flickr (Creative Commons) Sydney-siders will be able to connect to Optus and Telstra’s own mobile network today with the New South Wales government, in conjunction with the two telcos mentioned, announcing that mobile coverage has been extended to tunnels on two railway lines. Stations in the North Shore and Western line, between Central and Chatswood, will be able to get full data and phove coverage – meaning users can […]

Galaxy Nexus ‘retired’ by Telstra – no longer sold online and in retail stores

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The Samsung GALAXY Nexus (Image: Samsung/supplied) If you want a Galaxy Nexus, well you’ll have to shop somewhere else if you want it on Telstra. The telco is slowly removing them from Telstra Stores – both online and retail – as the company is trying to push the other Ice Cream Sandwich phones like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the HTC’s One XL. Ausdroid has picked up that the […]

Where’s the online live coverage for the Olympics, Channel Nine?

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In a couple of weeks time, the London 2012 Olympics begin. However, in Australia, Foxtel and Channel Nine are missing one component in their broadcast plans – where is theĀ online live streaming of the Olympics? It’s 2012 – everything (with the exception of Apple) is livestreamed these days. If we take a look at the broadcasting arrangements in the UK and the US, we see there is a lot of […]

HTC brings out the One S – coming to Optus and Telstra in July

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HTC has announced that it is bringing the HTC One S to Australia. Featuring a 4.3-inch bright super AMOLED qHD display, a 7.9mm metal unibody and a 1.7GHz dual core processor, the phone will be sold in July with Optus and Telstra carrying the device. In addition to the display, the HTC One S features 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, an 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and a VGA […]

Apple Broadway opening this Saturday (June 30)

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After Twitter going crazy for a new Apple store in New South Wales (despite the fact it was pretty obvious). Apple has announced the date on when it will open the doors to its brand new Broadway store in Sydney. As you can see above – Apple is launching this store on Saturday 30th June at 10:00am. So, if you want to go to an Apple Store and think Sydney’s […]

Digital switchover dates for capital cities announced

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Image: vinzcha/Flickr (Creative Commons) The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has announced the proposed dates for the digital switch over for all the state capital cities. After those dates, television will be broadcast only in digital, with the analog signals being vacated for use for other means – such as 4G (if Telstra, Optus and Vodafone managed to get a bid in). Adelaide will switch off their […]

COMPARISON: Is MOG better than Spotify, Rdio and JB Hi Fi Now?

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We did this for Spotify, but now our chart is a little outdated. MOG, partnering with Telstra, has come to the market today. So we’ve decided to update our chart and compare the new service with the geek-loving Spotify, the Australian-based JB Hi Fi NOW and the other American service Rdio. So how does MOG fair? Find out, after the jump! The chart is below. And if you think we’ve […]

Should Fairfax Media stop printing papers and go digital?

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Fairfax Media is in turmoil – its struggling to find revenue, the company’s share price is tanking and the board faces pressure from Gina Rinehart to have two seats at the board. But, now it is the time for the company to look at itself, and possibly take a risk – stop printing and move towards a digital-only strategy. Stop the Presses It’s a risky move – stop printing titles […]

Apple to settle with ACCC over ‘4G claim’ – pays $2.25m in penalties

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Apple will pay $2.25 million penalty to settle its case with consumer watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission; after it agreeing that it had misled the public by claiming the “WiFi + 4G” model could connect to the 4G network in Australia, when in reality it could not. According to The Australian, ACCC’s lawyers told the court that this “substantial” penalty would send a message to the industry “that […]

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection launches on July 5

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Metal Gear Solid fans on the PS Vita will be pleased to know that the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection – essentially a remake of previous games, just now in HD and now portable – is coming to Australia on July 5. The game will take full advantage of the touchscreen and touchpad on the Vita, with gamers zooming in to the game’s cut-scenes, peek around corners, interrogate enemies, cycle […]

Nokia Lumia 900 and 610 coming to Australia, available on Optus and Vodafone

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Nokia’s Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 heading to Australia, as confirmed by Nokia. Both phones come just months after their sister phones, the Lumia 800 and 710, were launched in Australia – and surprisingly, Nokia Australia took a few months to get the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 out the door to Australians. Both phones were only announced back in February. The Lumia 900 is heading to Optus, and will […]

GAME: Diablo III pre-orders uncertain, gift cards honoured (with a catch)

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GAME Australia’s administrators PwC has outlined what will happen during its period of administration. It has said that all trade will continue, and all existing gift cards will be honoured. If you have pre-orders, however, you’ll have to wait and see. “We are still working to clarify the status of pre-orders. At this stage we are intending on honouring certain pre-orders placed on the Diablo III and Max Payne new […]