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TECHGEEK Podcast 10: We are currently in negotiations

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Yes. We have a government. And it’s Julia Gillard. James Wilson is still pretty pissed about that, but we are moving on with the show with a lot of Apple news, discussion on XP and dispel or add to the iPad 2.0 rumour. On the show this time with Terence, Tom and Stewart is James Wilson – after a long hiatus – and bringing his colourful (we’re not using the […]

TG Podcast #2: July is the new February

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And we’re back. Turns out July is the new February. Yeah, we’re sorry about not actually producing a second episode for February, but we’re back. And hopefully we will be hopefully next week, or next fortnight, or next month. Anyway, we discuss Apple’s problem with Antenna, call Apple a douche and call bulls#*t on getting high on digital music. Yes, it’s just another ordinary day for us. Anyway, Stewart and […]

techgeek.com.au – now with more circles

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Noticed something new? Yes, techgeek.com.au has been given a facelift – and just in time for E3. We have a couple of changes from the previous Bitstream theme, but also some new additions – including more integration with our Topics section. But now, lets say hello to a brand new theme and a brand new look – titled Exogenesis. (You should have seen glimpses of what we have done yesterday, […]

techgeek.com.au’s WWDC ’10 Coverage

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It’s that time of year again – WWDC 2010. Will there be a new iPhone? Will there be a new Mac OS X? Will there be a ‘One More Thing’? Well, techgeek.com.au will be bringing live coverage of the event. You can find most of the live coverage here, with breaking news of the event on our Twitter feed (@techgeekcomau).

Victoria to trial iPad in Australian schools

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On the same day as the iPad was released, the Victorian Government has announced that it will spend over $300,000 to pay for the newly-launched device in a ground-breaking trial to see if this device could have educational benefits within the Victorian education system. Victoria is the first state to implement this for educational purposes. “Education is the top priority of this Government and our Australian-first trial of iPads in […]

Rumour Mill: Is Ballmer going to appear at WWDC?

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Let’s end the day with a rumour that may cause some anguish in the Apple community. Steve Ballmer is rumoured to be making a cameo at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) – Apple’s biggest event that it holds every year for developers? According to Trip Chowdhry, an analyst with Global Equities Research, who said that he will make an appearance on the opening keynote held on June 7. The topic? […]

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™ […]

Sony invests more in 3D … in music videos?

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First movies, then sporting events and now music videos? Sony has shown their commitment in pushing 3D to our eyes, despite the numerous risks outlined by some medical professionals, by creating 3D music video and premiering it in Australia. The first video honours have been given to the Rouge Traders with their new single, and theme anthem for the Socceroos, Hearts Beat as One – which most likely ties with […]

Altec Lansing brings out new powerful speakers

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The guys over at Altec Lansing have announced that the Octane 7 will soon be reaching Australian shores soon. The Octane 7 is a 2.1 speaker system that is meant to be used by Gaming PCs or playing movies or music on your laptop. It features a two 1-inch micro-drivers and a down-firing three-inch mid-range in each speaker, six and a half inch side-firing and separate controls for bass and […]

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 […]

Leaked IMs and backlash highlight Facebook’s problem: privacy

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And when you thought Facebook couldn’t take any more heat, leaked instant messages published online appear to show Zuckerberg mocking users joining the social networking site (then called The Facebook and was limited to Harvard students) in 2003, and is very brutal on the people who published photos and addresses and was willing to give them out to people when asked.

Facebook goes damage control – calls privacy meeting

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With growing pressure from many of the users on Facebook, the social networking site is being reported to have called an “all hands” meeting tomorrow (or today if you live in California) to discuss the overall privacy strategies that have actually done the opposite of what the company wants – push people away instead of making more people sign up to the service.

Aussies can now pre-order their iPads

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It’s May 10, and you know what day it is. It was the day Nelson Mandela became the president of South Africa. Also, it happens to be the day when you can now pre-order your iPads from the ye-olde Apple Store. So, why you’re still here? Go and get one now. Remember, the device will be out on May 28; and will be the only place you can get it […]

Apple faces antitrust review on coding restrictions

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Apple might be in trouble with its restrictions after all, and it took them this long? Reports coming from the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission are looking in beginning who will be taking on Apple on an antitrust complaint on developing applications for the iPhone – the main question, however, is who will it be? After the launch of the SDK for iPhone OS 4, it made […]

Google Mail becomes Gmail in UK

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Living in the UK, you may have wondered why Gmail is Google Mail over there. Well, it’s not because that Google hates you, it just happens to be because of a trademark dispute. Well, it seems they have gotten over that hurdle and will now bring back the name Gmail in the UK. As the Google blog explains: If you already have a Google email account in the UK, you’ll […]


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