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  • Microsoft release Windows 10 October 2018 Update

    The second of two annual updates to Windows 10 has now been released by Microsoft. It’s currently rolling out to compatible machines across the world.  The new update includes some refinements to Windows 10, rather than a complete overhaul, but as a mature OS, that’s a nice direction for...
  • Taxify now riding on Google Maps

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  • Facebook token breach compromises 50 million accounts

    This morning many of us woke to news of a Facebook security breach.  Zuckerberg has done the now standard post to his timeline on Facebook to explain the drama.  The issue occurred on Tuesday (US time), when they discovered an attacker had exploited a technical vulnerability in the ‘View...
  • Amazon’s Echo Auto is coming to your car

    Often vehicle-related announcements mean that new cars have amazing new capabilities, but your car, your dumb, non-connected car misses out. Thankfully Amazon have big plans for Alexa and while also announcing vehicle partnerships with a number of auto makers, there’s also an aftermarket product called Echo Auto that integrates...
  • Twitter adds 50+ video partnerships including Fox Sports, Seven West Media, SBS and BuzzFeed

    Right now you think of Twitter as the place you go to consume the thoughts of the world and reply with your incredibly insightful comments. Twitter is trying to change that and want you to think of the network as the best place to see what’s happening in the...
  • Facebook kills automatic WordPress publishing to Profiles

    This morning WordPress users received an email (below in full), explaining that as of August 1st, 2018 (tomorrow) third-party tools can no longer automatically post to Facebook Profiles. This common technique is used by thousands of wordpress blogs as an efficient and reliable workflow. This includes Publicize, the Jetpack...
  • It’s World Emoji Day and you kids are mad for them

    Today is another one of those made up international days, but given the subject matter, it seemed relevant to us. Today (July 17th) is World Emoji Day and Messenger has released new facts showing just how much we love emojis. Messenger and Facebook are also launching new features to celebrate...
  • Review: TechSmith Camtasia 2018 continues to lead the industry

    TechSmith’s latest screen recording utility Camtasia is back for another year with the 2018 edition adding some very nice new features. Whether you’re capturing the screen to creating training material at work, or capturing how-to videos for your YouTube channel, you want the best tool for the job. While there’s...
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    The latest build of Windows 10 for the Windows Insider has been released and it features a dark mode for Windows Explorer for the first time. For those who love the Dark theme, more native apps supporting that dark background, light text theme is a good thing. Generally I...
  • Reddit’s long, long overdue redesign is a massive improvement

    Reddit is one of the largest sites on the web, but until now has had a design that belonged in the 90s. While any redesign of a site of this scale is going to be controversial, this change is definitely an improvement (that wouldn’t be hard). Card, Classic and...
  • Facebook is basically Reddit now with up/down voting

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  • Windows 10’s next big feature update is coming April 30th

    Microsoft’s been developing the latest big feature update to Windows 10 (we get 2 per year) for a while now. After much speculation and a couple of false starts, the latest major update to Windows 10 has now been confirmed for April 30th. International timezones means Australians should be...
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    If you’re a Windows Insider and an Office Insider, then Microsoft has something pretty special for you to try out today. The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17643 (Redstone 5) is now available to those who opted into the Skip Ahead branch. Most of us who use Office...
  • Zuckerberg says Facebook will expand AI use to proactively save you from bad conent

    This morning, Facebook CEO and Chairman, Mark Zuckerberg fronted a marathon joint hearing with the US Senate Judiciary Committee “Facebook, Social Media Privacy and the use and Abuse of Data”. Lasting more than 5 hours, Zuckerberg answered questions on how his company is responding to increasing concerns about privacy...
  • Instagram launches new Focus camera for Stories

    Instagram is launching a new camera format on Stories. Focus lets you take professional-looking portraits right from your Instagram camera. When you take a photo or video of someone in the Focus format, depth of field is applied to blur the background and keep their face in focus, making...
  • Idea: Add Sets to Windows 10 Taskbar

    Microsoft is about to release the next major change to Windows 10, the Spring Creators Update. While this release continues to refine the OS, there’s one area that’s still severely lacking and ignored – the taskbar. While groups of apps have made their way into the Start Menu, groups...
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    If you want a cross-platform application that’s capable of playing basically any video format ever created, then you want VLC. Today we VideoLan have released the next major full version release, VLC 3.0 for Windows (32/64-bit and ARM), as well as macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Android TV, Apple TV,...
  • Facebook prioritising ‘trusted news’ determined by surveying users

    Last week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced an update to new changes, announced last week, to the News Feed algorithm which heavily prioritised social interactions with family and friends over public content, including news, video, and posts from brands. This means public posts you see will account for just...

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