techAU Podcast Episode #57 – 4G HiFi streaming


The latest episode of the podcast is now available. The show notes are available below, along with download links. If you prefer to stream it live, then the YouTube version is available at the bottom of this post. Don’t forget you can subscribe to techAU via iTunes and Zune.


HD 720p version (594MB)
iPod version (216MB)
MP3 version (24MB)

Telstra to launch 4G service end-August

· August 29
· Coverage limited to 5km from the GPO in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane initially.
· 4G USB modem will be dual mode, failing back to 3G.
· Available initially to select business customers
· $0 upfront on the $49 Telstra Mobile Broadband Standard Plan over 24 months inc 7GB data.

Sponsor: iOS Developer Conference – One More Thing

The aim of this conference is to give an insight into how Australian developers are achieving success on the App Store, and forging full-time jobs and careers out of cultivating their ideas and publishing their creations on Apple’s App Store. For more information and details about the event, please visit

Saturday 13th August, 2011

Revolt Theatre, Kensington, Victoria

Avatar Kinect available in labs

· Eyebrows, mouth, arms tracked.
· Fingers + movement side to side not tracked
· A number of environments

WP7 Mango Update

· Developers have the build, can’t talk about it
· Will be called 7.5
· Bunch of new manufacturers / phones coming at launch
· Launch expected around September

Google Plus Update

· Use case very limited
· Some reporting better engagement vs facebook and twitter
· UI holding it back
· Hangouts are cool, but rarely need to use them.
· +1 button is the best of all sharing buttons

Borderlands 2 confirmed

· 2012/2013
· First look at the game at Gamescom 2011 from August 17 – August 21, and at PAX Prime (Booth #3417) from August 26 – August 28

techAU going to Tech.Ed

· Microsoft tech conference
· 30th Aug – 2nd September
· WP7.5 should be on display
· 2 early for Windows 8, Build conference isn’t till Sept 13th. (Sold out, streamed live)

Sensus night

· Tuesday 9th August
· Will you complete it online?
· Estimations are that 1/3 of Australians will
· Government collects data to make planning decisions
· In your best interest to complete it accurately

Finding Twitter stats for your area is hard

· How many people are tweeting in your area ? Who is the most active ? What are they talking about (trends) ?
· Most twitter search services use data from tweets, not profiles
· is closest, but data is out of date
· Opportunity for someone to create an app that services this need

JB Hi-Fi NOW Music streaming service

· Coming soon (before the end of the year)
· No pricing
· Unlimited access and listening to music from Mac, PC, Mobile
· 6 and 8 million tracks from 100,000 artists
· Microsoft Zune missed their chance ?

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Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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