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Apple App Store prices get a little cheaper for Australians

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Image: Glen Bledsoe/Flickr (Creative Commons) As we all know, Australians usually pay more for everything. Gadget’s, Games and up until now, Apps. But one of those is about to change. Apple is introducing a new pricing scheme for the Australian App Store so that it matches our strong Aussie Dollar. Apps will now come as $0.99, $1.99, $2.99, $4.49, $5.49, $6.49, $7.49, $8.49, $9.49, $10.49 and so on. Here is […]

One More Thing: iTunes Match

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Steve Jobs just delivered one more thing at WWDC 2011, announcing iTunes Match. For US$24.99 a year iTunes Match will scan your ripped (or pirated) music and match it with 256kbps DRM-free AAC songs from iTunes servers. “We have 18m songs in the music store. Our software will scan what you have, the stuff you’ve ripped, and figure out if there’s a match. If you have to upload your whole […]

iOS 5: New notifications, Twitter integration, Newsstand, New Safari Features

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Source: Also announced at WWDC 2011’s opening keynote is iOS 5, which brings some big changes to Apple’s widely popular mobile OS. Some of these features include a brand new notifications system, which is almost the same as MobileNotifier for Jailbroken devices. Source: Apple Source: Apple The new system includes Notification Center, an application dedicated to all of your Notifications. Notification pop-ups have also been replaced by a screen […]

Apple holding conference for iCloud, iOS 5 and Mac OS X Lion on June 7 (AEST)

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Apple has just confirmed via a worldwide press release that iCloud and iOS 5 will be announced on June 7 AEST at Apple’s annual WWDC 2011. The keynote, which will also be showing off Mac OS X Lion, will commence at 3am Australian EST on June 7 (10am on June 6 US Pacific Time) and show off some of Apple’s “next generation software”. Also note that this isn’t a hardware […]

Spot the fail!

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As I open Google Reader, I see this… from Engadget. See if you can spot the fail. Turns out either Nokia have now decided to ditch their Windows Phone 7 upgrade and go with iOS or someone in the graphics department was a bit lazy!

TECHGEEK Weekly 38: That’ll be $78 Trillion, please

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James Wilson, holding his new partner at the iPad 2 Launch (Image: Stewart Wilson/ Despite the fact that Tom, James and Stewart aren’t on, the TECHGEEK Weekly Podcast still lives on, and we discuss the launch of the iPad 2, talk about the BlackBerry Playbook to come with Android applications and the fact that Duke Nukem Forever is delayed (again!). We also find out that Tom, James and Stewart really […]

iOS 4.3.1 – What’s New

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That’s right iOS lovers: Apple has released yet another update to iOS – in this case 4.3.1. The incremental update is a bug fixing update. It currently supports iPad 1, 2, iPhone 4 (GSM), iPhone 3GS and 4th-3rd Gen iPod Touch. Release notes include: This update contains improvements and other bug fixes including: – Fixes an occasional graphics glitch on iPod touch (4th generation) – Resolves bugs related to activating […]

Wife Says No. Apple Says Yes.

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Apple has been paying close attention to the reasonings behind iPad 2 returns for the past few weeks. This is mainly to make sure that there aren’t any technical glitches on the new device (death-grip anyone?). But one particular return has put a smile on their faces. One iPad came back with a post it note on it that said “Wife said no.” It was escalated as something funny, and […]

iPad 2 Jailbroken

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It was only a matter of time until this happened. The brand new iPad 2 has been jailbroken and Cydia is confirmed to be working. @comex is working on a public exploit, however, according to his comments on twitter, the jailbreak required a whole new exploit as the previous one has been fixed by Apple. Source: @chpwn

iOS 4.3 breaks schedule, available now

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That’s right. iOS 4.3 has broken schedule and released itself today. Plug in your supported iOS device and grab it now! The new OS is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4 and the iPad. Here’s what it contains: Personal Hotspot* Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB) iTunes […]

Censorship coming to Australian App Stores

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Remember last year when we reported that the OFLC was looking into forcing games on App Store’s to get classifications? Well today Ben Grubb from The Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor about the matter. The interview has revealed that, while the government’s plan is not as bad as we originally thought, it still sounds a bit worrying. Mobile applications will instead be “treated similarly to other online […]

TECHGEEK Weekly 35: So much for #winning

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We give our take on the Apple iPad 2 announcement, find out Microsoft’s response to the tablet and see if 3D is a big gimmick on the Nintendo 3DS. As well, IE6 hopefully goes into the grave and Street View now on bicycles? You’ll have to listen and find out. A shorten edition today as Audition managed to crap out and lose the entire recording (luckily we only just started), […]

iOS 4.3 officially revealed

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Sure, it’s been in beta for quite some time, but Apple has officially announced a release date and the final features for iOS 4.3. The new update will bring plenty of new features, including faster Safari performance, with the Nitro JavaScript engine, AirPlay to iOS devices from iTunes Home Sharing, an option to change the iPad side-switch to either Lock Rotation or Mute and iPhone 4 Personal Hotspot (WiFi). The […]

This is the iPad 2: March 25

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Just minutes ago, Apple finished their March conference for the next iPad. If you weren’t reading the liveblog, here’s what you can expect in the new model. The new iPad comes in White and Black, is 33% thinner, 15% lighter, has a dual-core Apple A5 processor, a front-facing VGA camera for FaceTime and Photo Booth and a back-facing camera with 720p HD video. It still has up to 10 hours […]

Apple iPad 2 event invites go out

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It looks like the Motorola Xoom won’t be the only new tablet arriving in 2011, as Apple has just sent out very non-cryptic invites for an iPad media event. It’ll all be going down on the 2nd of March, or early in the morning next week. I’ve got my money on an iPad 2 (obviously) with a camera, better screen and some other goodies. TECHGEEK will announce our coverage soon […]