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    Great news for Windows Phone users this morning, Twitter has updated their app on Windows Phone to version 3.0. One of the biggest changes in this release is the ability to set Twitter as your lockscreen agent. This means if you have peek enabled, you can simply wave your...
  • Twitter introduces conversation views

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  • Facebook now has 1.15 Billion monthly active users

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  • Video on Instagram official

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    Following the success of Vine, Instagram is planning to release a video product this Thursday at Facebook headquarters, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter. It is said that the new video product is something the service was planning for two years now, but has been heavily kept under wraps...
  • The 2013 Yellow Social Media Report has 70 pages to melt your socially connected brains

    The 2013 Yellow Social Media Report by Sensis contains an amazing amount of data, 70 pages in fact. The data comes from surveying Australians about their social media behaviours. Amongst the variable firehose of data in the report there are some key, important trends that we should take note...
  • Free messaging apps are killing SMS

    There are loads of free messaging apps on the market these days – WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, BBM and even Apple’s own iMessage. The problem for telcos is, these apps are getting so popular that they’re eating away at the their SMS revenues which are traditionally massive – even if...
  • You can finally put pictures of your food on Instagram from Windows Phone

    Nokia launched a big push to Instagram earlier in the year with its #2InstaWithLove app to get the service to launch an app for the Windows Phone (only 8 at this stage) platform, which still hasn’t found any luck. Luckily though, a third-party app Instagraph has updated its unofficial...
  • Happy Easter from techAU, now share your pics on social

    Today is Easter Sunday, the day you fill your stomachs with chocolate eggs and rabbits, then use that energy to power you through an all day gaming session right? Millions the world over are turning to social media to share their new delicious chocolate collection. If you want to...
  • Dominos Prime could have really changed the game

    This week Dominos ran a massive campaign to hype an announcement that they called a ‘Game changer’.  In what was supposed to be the biggest change to Dominos in 20 years was actually a bitterly disappointing set of new toppings along with square pizza bases. Tonight Dominos CEO, Don...
  • Facebook’s other new feature you can’t have yet, News Feed

    Around one month ago Facebook launched Graph Search, for some. The limited roll out was supposed to arrive for us all, but more than a month later, many of us are still waiting. That hasn’t stopped Facebook announcing another big restructure for the site. This time round it’s the...

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