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  • What’d u do today ? I built a techAU Merch Store !

    The Christmas holidays have provided an opportunity to take a breath and consider new ways to monetise the site. At first I considered donations like many other do, but then decided a you guys should get something out of the deal as well. This leads to the launch of...
  • Move over Friendly, Facepad has arrived!

    For the longest time, the go to app for Facebook on iPad was Friendly. Now along comes a competitor, win consumer. Facepad was released a couple days before the end of the year and is well worth a look if you haven’t seen it. Available for free from the...
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    By now most of our hangovers from last night’s NYE celebrations should have subsided. With 2011 now officially underway, I’d like to take a second to reflect on the success that was 2010. Last year was undoubtedly the biggest yet for techAU its continued growth and participation from readers...
  • Feature: CarGrabber simplifies searching for cars

    Features are a new category of posts on techAU, they aim to highlight Australian-based startups. There’s some fantastic work being done in Australia and honest hard work that benefits Aussies should be promoted and encouraged. If you’d like to be techAU’s next Feature company, email jason@techAU.tv. Features are not...
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  • Feature: Dealush, Aussie start-up helps you find discounts

    Features are a new category of posts on techAU, they aim to highlight Australian-based startups. There’s some fantastic work being done in Australia and honest hard work that benefits Aussies should be promoted and encouraged. If you’d like to be techAU’s next Feature company, email jason@techAU.tv. Features are not...
  • WordPress app for Windows Phone 7 now available [updated]

    The WordPress application for WP7 just arrived in the Marketplace. Apparently WordPress thinks WP7 is so good it deserves its own website – http://windowsphone.wordpress.org/ The app works pretty much as you’d expect, providing support for both WordPress.com and self-hosted blogs. Features also include Add, edit, publish new Posts and...
  • All I want for Christmas is Angry Birds !! Available now.

    Angry Birds fans, the wait is over ! Angry Birds Xmas edition is now available !! Exciting huh ? The game also support Apple’s Game Centre, so you can now play against your friends. The game is obviously US-build with the Birds getting Angry in the  snow. Ultimately its...
  • Hands-off with Kinect in Australia

    Microsoft’s Kinect launched today, so naturally I picked one up to review for you guys. I like to spend time with products before giving my full review (Boxee Box review coming soon), there are issues with products that only show up after extended use. Setup Setup was a breeze,...
  • Hands-on with the Boxee Box in Australia

    Boxee may have had their fancy launch event last week, but Australian’s who pre-ordered are now starting to receive their devices. As you’d expect, I picked up a Boxee Box and will be reviewing it in this coming week after spending a few days with it. One of the...
  • Podcast Episode #51 – Kinect Ops

    Episode 51 of the podcast is now available. In this episode I discuss the following stories: 1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Xbox 360 Dashboard update / Kinect http://insiderx.com.au/2010/11/08/foxtel-on-xbox-360-launch-faq 3. Nvidia releases GTX580 http://www.crn.com.au/News/238109,nvidia-launch-a-new-flagship-fermi-gtx580.aspx/0 http://pcper.com/article.php?aid=1034 Fastest video card available Build on new Fermi architecture 4. Twitter hits 175...
  • Boxee 1.0 desktop app not coming till early 2011

    During an interview at the GDGT Live event with Tom Merritt from TWiT, Boxee have revealed that the desktop software for Mac, Windows and Linux, won’t be updated to version 1.0 until ‘early 2011’. The new version of Boxee is clearner and more refined than any other version we’ve...
  • Facebook app 3.3 now available for iPhone

    The updated Facebook app has just been released. An important change in version 3.3 is the positioning of Check in being as important as status updates and photo uploads. Also new is the ability to add photos when visit Places. Fans of the relatively new Groups feature now get...
  • Podcast Episode #50 – The Facebook

    Episode 50 of the podcast is now available. In this episode I discuss the following stories: 1. Windows Phone 7 Messy launch All 89,000 Microsoft employees are getting one free All paying attendees of PDC10 got one free Multitasking is badly needed Copy and Paste coming early 2011 2....

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