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Uni of Western Sydney suffers spam attack by ‘Anonymous’ to protest iPad buy

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Image: Rego Korosi/Flickr (Creative Commons) The University of Western Sydney’s email servers were confirmed to have been breached yesterday, according to several reports – including the University’s Facebook page, by someone calling themselves “Anonymous”. The main reason? To protest the university’s plan to give all of its students and staff members an iPad. According to the Register, the attacker used the servers to send spam and also subscribed students to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sydney, Melbourne and AFL bid for their own domain TLDs

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Image: Tom Reynolds/Flickr (Creative Commons) Domains such as, and could exist next year after revelations that both the Victorian and New South Wales governments, and the AFL have made bids to have their own top-level domain. The move has been made possible after ICANN – the body that manages domains – loosen restrictions on creating top-level domains. Previously, it had to be industry-backed or within the generic […]

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 […]

iPad 2 Sydney Launch Live

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Check out our overview here which will be updating with more information shortly. That’s right, TECHGEEK will be live, on location at the iPad 2 Launch tomorrow night at 5PM AEDST. We will be in the midst of the launch and┬ácommotion from around 4:30PM AEDST. We will have a live blog running on CoverItLive (below) and as well, we will be carrying a camera which will be automatically uploading photo’s […]

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