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  • Xbox Game Pass subscription will be $10.95pm in Australia for more than 100 games

    Overnight the Xbox team announced a new gaming subscription service called ‘Xbox Game Pass’. This will cost Aussies A$10.95 per month, similar to the cost of music and video subscriptions like Spotify and Netflix. Xbox Game Pass will be available later in Spring, however some Xbox Insider’s are able to access...
  • Taylor Swift just arm wrestled Apple into submission

    Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple explaining that her popular 1989 album would never be on Apple Music because of unfair terms. The new service made a deal with labels that meant artists would give their music away for a 3-month trial period to draw music fans...
  • TIDAL now available on SONOS

    Premium audio system SONOS has already added support for TIDAL. If you were under a rock today, you missed the launch of yet another music streaming service. The biggest difference with TIDAL is the people who created it, artists, and plenty of them. Usher, Beyoncé, JAY Z, Kanye West,...
  • Microsoft delivers Office comes to Android

    What was once a big selling point of Windows Phone over competing smartphone platforms, Office Mobile for Android devices is now available. Office on Android is free, but does require an Office 365 Subscription. The release of Office for Android, follows the recent Office on iOS, completing the mobile...
  • Some of YouTube now costs money

    YouTube is part of all our lives and most people love it. What’s not to like, it’s entertaining and informative videos available for free. Well that’s just changed. Some, let me stress on some, YouTube channels can now charge for users to view their content. Google say YouTube creators...
  • Adobe kills DVD distribution of Creative Suite, bring on the NBN

    If you were in any doubt that subscription software was the distribution method of the future, then think again. This morning at their annual MAX event, Adobe made a massive announcement that will have long lasting effects on the software industry. Their industry leading Creative Suite of applications including...
  • Nokia Music+ launches in Australia for A$4.99 per month

    After announcing a paid version of Nokia Music back in February, the subscription service dubbed Nokia Muisc+ has now been released in Australia. Lumia owners will now get access to the music catalogue for just A$4.99 per month. This price comes in much lower than competitive services like Spotify...
  • HOYTS launching streaming service, all you can eat subscription by end of 2013

    What do you do if you’re a cinema business that has to compete with the thriving home entertainment business? You join them. In the first quarter of 2013, Hoyts Stream will bring you a pay-as-you-go model for New Release as well as Classic Movies and TV content. An all-you-can...
  • How’s that CS6 subscription working out ?

    The latest edition of Adobe’s Creative Suite is available in a new way of purchasing software. For years creative professionals have purchased the boxed disc set, facing an up-front cost of thousands of dollars. This time around, CS6 is available via a monthly subscription fee. While nobody likes to...