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  • techAU Live! launched today, streaming now !

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  • YouTube vs iTune Movie Trailers

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    This morning Apple released the full version of iTunes 8.2. After updating from the 8.2 beta I received a “Carrier settings update available” dialog. After updating tethering now show up as an option under Settings > General > Network. Sadly it currently results in a rather ambiguous message “Please...
  • Sony open Blu-ray plant in NSW, Australia – tonight !!

    Tonight, Sony are opening a multi-million dollar Blu-ray manufacturing plant. Apparently us Aussies love our Blu-ray (I can vouch for that). Question is, are we going to see cheaper blu-ray costs if they don’t have to pay for international shipping ? Also I’m pretty much going to stop buying...
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  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard upgrade for just A$14.95 !

    Despite the keynote indicating the Snow Leopard upgrade would cost US$29, on the Australia Apple site right now, the upgrade is listed as just $14.95. Click for larger version.  More @ Apple Australia...
  • Safari 4.0 full release now available

    Announced and shown off during the WWDC 2009 keynote, Apple’s latest version of their browser has dropped the beta tag and gone full version. Available via Software Update or head to http://www.apple.com/safari/download/...
  • New iPhone 3GS announced at WWDC

    All the details are over at http://www.apple.com/au/iphone/iphone-3g-s/ Overview of new features / specs (Additional to 3.0 software) – Up to 2x the speed – 3 megapixel camera (auto focus, or tap to focus). – Video support (VGA quality), portrait or landscape.     – On-device editing, share via Mobile Me,...
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  • Apple WWDC 2009 keynote coverage – 08/06/2009

    Tomorrow morning 3am AEST Apple’s developer conference begins with a Phil Schiller keynote. There’s a lot of speculation around as with any Apple event. Probably this time more than ever. It’s 2 years since the original iPhone announcement, 1 year since the iPhone 3G announcement and 1 year since...
  • Get that fibre ready, 1080p Movies coming to Xbox Australia

    Fantastic news today, we’re getting another video marketplace in Australia.. this time on Xbox. After Microsoft’s E3 keynote announcement that they were extending their video marketplace to markets around the world, it was unclear if Australia would be on that list. The good news is that we are !!...
  • Microsoft’s E3 Press Conference

    News out of today’s E3 Press Conference from Microsoft. The video stream from G4 on Justin.tv was some of the best live coverage. Played flawlessly with over 21,000 viewers. Update: ok the stream just died. 5:22am. Beatles RockBand announced Personally I’m not a fan of the Beatles, but I...
  • Podcast Episode #42 – Chk Chk Boom!

      Chk Chk Boom NSW School Netbooks get Windows 7 Zune HD a real competitor to iPod Touch Microsoft reveal new search engine – Bing Twitter business model is.. business News of the week wrap up....
  • WordPress iPhone App XML-RPC error solution!

    After upgrading to WordPress 2.7, many of us found that we could no longer connect to the WordPress iPhone app. Attempts were met with a “could not find the XML-RPC service for your blog”. As you can imagine this was frustrating for a blogger on the go. After hunting...
  • Podcast Episode #41 – Macbook

    iPhone Development Review: Macbook Review: TiVo NBN Free Wodonga Wifi...
  • Ben S wins The Best Job in the World

    Tourism Queensland have announced the winner of their ‘Best job in the world’ campaign. The lucky winner is Ben Southall from the UK, you can follow his updates and get all the info over at http://islandreefjob.com Commiserations to my favourite Cali Lewis from http://geekbrief.tv – We’ll have to wait...
  • Iron Man 2.. oh Hell Yes !! [screenshot]

    The first Iron Man is one of my favourite movies, so when news comes around that number 2 is in production, one can’t help but get excited. Especially when it features some ultra-cool semi-transparent futuristic monitors. The screen above is the first from the new movie (which just started...

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