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Samsung reveals the Galaxy Camera – coming to Australia late Nov

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Samsung has revealed that the Galaxy Camera is coming to Australia (and to the world, since it is rolling out in Europe at the moment). Featuring a 21-megapixel lens, a 1.4GHz Quad-Core processor and a 4.8-inch screen, the camera is one of the few to run the Android OS. It will ship with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, giving users access to Google Play – so, theoretically, you can use this […]

S-Memo stores Google Account credentials in plain-text, rooted users at risk

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It has been revealed that Samsung’s S-Memo app stores a user’s Google Account’s password in plaintext. And while it isn’t issue for most users, those who have rooted their phones are at risk as it is accessible. According to XDA Developers, Samsung stores the password inside a SQLite database. The problem was found on a Galaxy S III running Ice Cream Sandwich and has to do with the /data partition […]

Apple UK’s “Sorry, Samsung didn’t copy the iPad design” semi-apology ad appears

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Apple UK has finally published that court-mandated apology saying that Samsung didn’t copy the design of the iPad after losing an appeal. The court found in October Samsung did not copy the iPad design for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Tab 8.9 and the Tab 7.7; and ruled that Apple had to publish an ad on its website and on almost every publication to “correct the damaging impression” that it […]

Samsung takes on Apple with new ad comparison, but is it fair?

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In a new print advert that will soon be plastered on newspapers in the United States, Samsung is claiming that “it doesn’t take a genius” to determine that the Galaxy S III is “the next big thing”. However, it does slightly skew the comparison with it and the iPhone 5 to its favour, by adding a bunch of things that are highly gimmicks. Of course, we can see they didn’t […]

Telstra, Optus to bring out 4G version Samsung GALAXY S III

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Telstra and Optus have both announced plans to bring the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy S III to Australia. Whilst this will be one of a few phones on Telstra, the Galaxy S III 4G will be the first phone to be offered on Optus – which has also been switched on today in Sydney, Perth and Newcastle. For those who need a refresher on its specs: it has […]

REACTIONS: Apple wins US$1.05 billion from Samsung

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In what is clearly a damaging loss to Samsung, the jury in the American part of the Apple vs Samsung battle has ruled in favour of Apple and its claims that Samsung had infringed on its intellectual property, and awarded at least $1.049 billion in damages. The jury found that Samsung infringed on Apple’s utility patents on some products, wilful infringement on five of six patents, and upheld that Samsung […]

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 […]

Report: Samsung in talks to launch 4G Galaxy S III soon, on Telstra

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We could soon have another 4G phone on the way for Telstra. Samsung is reportedly in talks with Telstra to launch the 4G version of the Samsung Galaxy S III in Australia. If true, this would add more distance between it and Optus’ own network – which hasn’t even started up yet, and isn’t expected til the second half of the year. According to a tweet by CNET Australia’s Joseph […]

The Galaxy S III – out now on Vodafone, Telstra and Optus (and before the US)

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The Samsung Galaxy S III is coming to Australia – and actually, it’s out now. It announced the details in Vodafone’s live stream event today, and the phone will be with Vodafone, Telstra and Optus (plus Virgin Mobile). Vodafone is said that it will be on sale online by 11am, and by midday at its retail stores. It basically shocked most people since, to be honest, we usually wait after […]

Google announces a new, faster Samsung Chromebook and Samsung Chromebox

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Google has just announced Samsung’s latest Chrome OS devices, starting with an updated Chromebook coming in at US$449.99 for the Wi-Fi model and US$549.99 for a model with 3G and Wi-Fi. Not only is the new laptop faster, has a new trackpad, but it also includes the new Chrome OS UI, dubbed ‘Aura’, that’s been in public testing for a few months now. The Chromebook specs include: Intel Celeron 867 […]

Morning Briefing: Microsoft sneaks out So.cl, S Voice gets leaked and Paul Miller stays offline

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for the 21st of May, 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at techgeek.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Just days after Facebook had it’s IPO, Microsoft has quietly released their weird social network, So.cl, which was seen previously last year. A number of TECHGEEK editors are on there right […]

Samsung Galaxy S III announced – ICS, 4.8-inch display, 8MP camera

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“Inspired by nature.” That’s the tagline that the Galaxy S III will be sold on. Samsung has officially revealed version 3 of its most popular smartphone line, and will be running Ice Cream Sandwich and feature a gigantic 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED display. The screen, while 22% bigger, won’t have an impact on its size – with Samsung saying that has reduced the bezel. The phone is also 8.6mm thin, […]

Samsung releases new teaser trailer – new Galaxy on the way?

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What do space and sheep have in common? Well, this new trailer by Samsung. Released on its YouTube channel, it’s hints potentially of a brand new Galaxy device that “fits perfectly in your hand” – so, let’s get the speculation wheel going. We can assume that it will have a slim body, and a big screen – if it’s anything like the other images of the supposed Galaxy S III […]

Telstra announces Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G

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Today, Telstra have announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G, the nations first 4G tablet. The GALAXY Tab 8.9 4G features a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a high definition 8.9 inch screen. It features Android 3.2 but can be upgraded to 4.0 in the future. The tablet also supports HSPA+ allowing Telstra customers to receive a dual 3G connection when they […]

Samsung reveals the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet

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What happens when you double the size of the Galaxy Note? Well, you get another tablet. Samsung has introduced the Galaxy Note 10.1 – and yes, like the smartphone (almost-tablet at 5-inches) of the Galaxy Note, it will include a stylus. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also includes a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, GPS support, Wi-Fi, and will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There will also be an […]