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  • Gowalla beats Foursquare to the iPad

    In the war of location-based mobile applications, the new frontier is the iPad. Gowalla have made it to the iPad app store first, before their larger competitor Foursquare. The Gowalla iPad application works incredibly well even with the Wi-Fi only iPad, with your location being detected very quickly. See...
  • New Windows Live Wave 4 Messenger Preview video

    Microsoft have released a new video explaining the features of the upcoming release of Windows Live Messenger. The version shown is an updated build to the one that leaked online a couple of months back. The new version now allows in-line comments on your friends activities, that posts back...
  • What you need to know about owning an iPad in Australia today

    Australians love our technology, so when there’s a hot new product out across the pond, then we’re pretty eager to find ways to get it here ASAP. Lets say you find a way, you have your iPad here in Australia now, this post is dedicated to the things you...
  • iPad Review from an iPad owner

    I’ve know owned an iPad for around a week, so thought it’s time I shared my thoughts on the device, as one of only a few Australians who actually own and have used it at length. This will be a short wrap-up as I’m still travelling (currently in San...
  • US2010: 3 weeks in the United States

    Image Credit: Wikipedia If you notice the posts on techAU over the next 3 weeks are a little light on, rest assured there is a good reason for it. After 6 months of planning and preparation, I leave tomorrow on what is set to be a fantastic holiday to...
  • The Australian to be the first Aussie Newspaper on the iPad ?

    Well it seems the local media has been paying attention, consumers want new and exciting ways to absorb their content. The Australian Newspaper say they have developed an application specifically designed for the iPad that will be available in May. With the iPad launching late April in Australia, its...
  • Get ready for the worst week of tech

    This week April 1st will arrive for 2010, personally it’s one of my least enjoyable weeks of the year. Every company under the sun tries to be funny with some prank announcement and honestly I’m really tired of it. The problem is that nothing serious will be announced in...
  • Geoblogging is here! WordPress iPhone app

    About a year and half ago I posted about the concept of Geoblogging. This is the ability to tag your blog posts with your location. The theory here is that your location or the conditions in that locations may influence the way you write. Today is a critical day...
  • Australia’s first gaming bar – Now Open! The Mana Bar

    The Mana Bar will be Australia’s first video game bar. The grand opening is today in a supper session of midday to midnight. If your anywhere in driving distance, get your butt to the Mana Bar and help make this place a massive success. It’d be un-Australian if you...
  • Windows Phone 7, what we learnt from Mix 2010 keynote

    The Microsoft Mix keynote has just wrapped up. Throughout the keynote Microsoft shared a lot more information about how Windows Phone 7 applications work and how they are created. Let’s take a look at what we learnt. Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone is free To publish...
  • Apple iPad pre-orders are live (US-only)

    Whist today’s iPad pre-order doesn’t specifically apply to Australians, it is important. It turns out the launch of the iPad coincides with my arrival to the US (no I didn’t fly there just to get one, honest). There’s two options for pre-order, one being free delivery to your home,...
  • Mana Bar opening March 20, free games, free drinks

    If there’s one sure fire way to make sure the launch of your bar is a massive success, its to give away free drinks, free gaming and prizes. The official grand opening of Australia’s first video game bar – The Mana Bar, is happening on Saturday, 20th March. If...
  • The Mana Bar, a new bar for mainstream gamers

    First off, I love this idea as a concept. Combining two of my favourite activities, gaming and partying, The Mana Bar claims to be (and I believe them) Australia’s first video game bar. Combining alcohol with gaming is potentially a recipe for a great night out. Attempting to take...
  • New blog launched – travelAU

    Yesterday I launched a new blog called travelAU. The new site is aimed at providing a real-life run down of all things travel. From the initial planning including selecting your destination, to getting passports, shots at the doctor, currency exchange and more. The main motivation for the blog in...
  • 3rd Borderlands DLC available now: General Knoxx

    The next chapter of the Borderlands Saga is upon us. With new guns, class mods, vehicles, missions, enemies this DLC is the biggest yet. Add to that the fact the level cap increases from 50 to 61 !! Available on the Xbox a couple of days ago, The Secret...
  • What’s coming in WordPress 3.0.. ads multi-blog support

    If you’ve ever wanted to operate and manage multiple blogs from a single WordPress install, there’s always been the option of running WordPress MU. Unfortunately by the time you realise you need it, you’re already many months into running your standard single instance blog. Why would you need to...
  • Podcast Episode #47 – Look backwards, wait forward

    Episode 47 of the podcast is now available. This episode includes discussion about the NBN rollout to mainlands Australia Windows Phones 7 Series Apple iPad thoughts Canon 500D arrives AAPT offers unlimited ADSL2 Flow (Chrome OS). Check out the full show notes....
  • techAU Podcast now available on Zune

      From last week, Zune owners (predominantly US-based) can now get the techAU podcast. Both the MP3 and HD versions are available. Whilst Australians may be scratching their heads as to why this is important, techAU does receive a significant amount of its audience from the US. With Microsoft’s...
  • Happy Birthday from Windows Live

    As someone who lives in the Microsoft world, I like hundreds of millions of others, have Live Mail accounts. Part of my Live ID profile information is my birth date. It turns out my birthday is 2 days away and today I received ‘Happy Birthday from Windows Live’ email....
  • Windows Mobile 7 has Zune integration

    During the Microsoft keynote at MWC, it was confirmed that Windows Mobile 7 will indeed have the Zune service integrated. Containing Music, Videos, Podcasts, Radio and the Zune Marketplace, this surely means the world-wide release of the Zune services. In Australia we can of course download the Zune application,...

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