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Episode 633- Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  https://www.smh.com.au/technology/video-games/facebook-s-oculus-quest-will-make-you-a-believer-in-vr-gaming-20190521-p51pio.html   https://www.smh.com.au/technology/minecraft-earth-could-be-the-biggest-ar-app-craze-yet-20190520-p51p4t.html   https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/21/google-g-suite-passwords-plaintext/   https://tech.slashdot.org/story/19/05/21/176241/tiktok-maker-set-to-take-on-spotify-with-free-new-music-streaming-app   https://yro.slashdot.org/story/19/05/21/1835256/first-official-version-of-tor-browser-for-android-released-on-play-store   http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/05/introducing_the_playdate_panics_new_handheld_video_game_system_with_a_crank   https://teenage.engineering/

Episode 632 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Facebook restricts Live feature, citing New Zealand shooting Facebook has announced it will tighten rules around its livestreaming feature ahead of a meeting of world leaders aimed at curbing online violence in the aftermath of a massacre in New Zealand. … Read More

Episode 630 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Microsoft may ditch 60-day password refresh, weaken BitLocker   What is a Security baselines ?   They are Microsoft’s advice to users on how best to secure Windows, which isn’t easy because as Microsoft explains, “there are over 3000 Group … Read More

Episode 629 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Tesla plans to launch a robotaxi network in 2020 https://zdnet.com/article/microsoft-blocks-windows-10-may-2019-update-on-pcs-that-use-usb-storage-or-sd-cards/ https://qz.com/1599218/millions-of-instagram-users-had-their-passwords-exposed/ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-facebook-privacy/facebook-says-it-uploaded-email-contacts-of-up-to-1-5-million-users-idUSKCN1RU06R https://www.itnews.com.au/news/samsung-delays-galaxy-fold-launch-over-screen-problems-524182

Episode 628 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Google’s drone delivery service takes off in Canberra Google’s drone service made its first air delivery in North Canberra earlier this week after getting approval from the country’s civil aviation authority.   limited set of eligible homes in the suburbs … Read More

Episode 625 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Court makes orders in Telstra “Belong” trademark case against solar power company Melbourne-based solar power provider Belong Energy was ordered to cancel its registered business name of “belongenergy” and any other business names containing “belong”. The company was also ordered … Read More

Episode 624 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Facebook, Instagram suffer outages as complaints mount No, Global warming won’t kill off the human population but this might see the millenials at least heading for the razor blades!   Facebook and Instagram outages appear to have started early Thursday … Read More

Episode 623 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Update Google Chrome Right Now A security flaw in Google Chrome was under active attack last week; although Google’s most recent Chrome update (hopefully) automatically fixed the problem in your browser, it’s important that you double-check that you’re running the … Read More

Episode 621 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  https://www.itnews.com.au/news/electoral-systems-secure-after-parliament-hack-but-longing-for-upgrade-519560 https://www.itnews.com.au/news/millions-opt-out-of-my-health-record-519572 https://www.wired.com/story/elon-musk-tesla-full-self-driving-2019-2020-promise/ https://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/motoring/hitech/toyota-australia-victim-of-cyber-attack/news-story/b0af139a2bd3b6eb68983df9f75c10da https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/02/samsung-galaxy-s10-s10-plus-s10-e-s10-5g-range-australian-price-specs-and-release-date/

Episode 617 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Daily Mail demands browser warning U-turn   The NewsGuard plug-in currently brings up a warning that says the newspaper’s website “generally fails to maintain basic standards of accuracy and accountability”. It has given this advice since August. But the matter … Read More

Episode 616 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Poor iPhone demand, GST drags down Kogan revenue from its “global brands” category, which includes premium third-party products from the likes of Apple and Samsung, had dropped 46.7 percent in the first half of the 2019 financial year. The blame … Read More

Episode 615 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Telstra loses appeal on Optus’ “Empires End” ad campaign The Supreme Court of Victoria has dismissed Telstra’s appeal against a previous ruling made regarding an Optus ad campaign that ran earlier this year. Telstra had alleged that Optus’ now shelved … Read More

Episode 613 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Microsoft surpasses Apple in market capitalisation Microsoft has ended the week as the most valuable publicly traded company in the US.   Microsoft’s market capitalisation stood at US$851.22 billion based on its closing stock price on Friday. Apple’s market cap … Read More

Episode 612 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Microsoft confirms yet another Windows 10 October Update bug Microsoft has confirmed that another Windows 10 October Update bug has been identified, citing issues with Windows Media Player and a number of Win32 applications.   Users won’t be able … Read More

Episode 611 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Amazon Quietly Reversed Its Aussie Shipping Ban (In Time For Black Friday) https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/11/amazon-quietly-reversed-its-aussie-shipping-ban-in-time-for-black-friday/ Earlier this year Amazon stopped shipping products to Australia from its online U.S. and UK stores. That decision has now been reversed, conveniently in time for … Read More

Episode 610 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  https://www.smh.com.au/technology/disneys-new-streaming-service-called-disney-to-launch-late-2019-20181109-p50f6k.html Disney’s new streaming service, called Disney+, will be launching late 2019. And the entertainment company is banking on Loki, Cassian Andor, and other characters in its vast portfolio to lure fans away from streaming champ and soon-to-be rival … Read More

Episode 607 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Apple may unveil new Macs, iPads later this month Apple has announced a second fall product event, scheduled for 30 October, Reports have said that Apple plans to unveil an 11-inch iPad Pro—presumably taking the place of the existing 10.5-inch … Read More

Episode 606 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65 Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975, leaving the company in 1983 after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. Forbes listed Allen as the 21st-richest person in the world with US$20.3 billion … Read More

Episode 605 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Microsoft fixes Window 10 file deletion issue Microsoft claims to have taken care of the inadvertent file deletion issue affecting users upgrading Windows 10, and is rolling out a fixed version to early adopters in its Windows Insider program … Read More

Episode 604 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Wi-fi standards are getting new names, so say goodbye to 802.11 It will soon be easier to distinguish between different wi-fi standards following the Wi-Fi Alliance’s decision to ditch the 802.11 naming convention.   Rather than using the 802.11 code, … Read More

Episode 603 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    Australia’s second modernized Apple store opening in Robina on September 29th After debuting its contemporary store design in Australia at Chadstone last November, Apple is preparing another significant retail expansion for this coming Saturday, September 29th. Apple Robinawill … Read More

Episode 602 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    Microsoft offers to manage your Windows devices for you Dubbed Microsoft Managed Desktop (MMD), the service will give customers the option to have Microsoft manage their devices, including pushing out feature updates and security. As an as-a-service solution, … Read More

Episode 601 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    Trend Micro tools removed from Mac App Store over “data exfiltration” claims Trend Micro-owned applications including Dr. Cleaner and Dr. Antivirus, have disappeared from the Mac App Store after experts, including Malwarebytes Labs’ head of Mac Thomas Reed, … Read More

Episode 599 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Microsoft to host Teams data in Australia Microsoft will start hosting Teams data for new Australian customers onshore starting this week in an effort to help customers comply with their data residency obligations. conversations and chat will be stored … Read More

Episode 597 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Court orders Telstra to shelve ‘Unlimited’ ads for three years The court orders that [Telstra] be restrained for a period of three years from publishing, broadcasting, communicating and otherwise distributing; and causing the publication, broadcast, communication and distribution of [the … Read More

Episode 595 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Apple’s expensive iPhones pay off big time Apple has responded to a plateauing global smartphone market by launching ever-more expensive phones and diversifying into services. Chief executive Tim Cook credited “wearables”, a category which includes wireless earphones and the … Read More

Episode 593 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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http://www.fixitfastelectronics.com.au/   https://www.youtube.com/user/fixitfast74/videos   The videos from Terry’s  fix it fast electronics helped me fix my laser printer Phone numbers lost in NBN migrations Between July and December 2017, the TIO received 661 complaints from both small business and residential … Read More

Episode 592 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Facebook unveils ‘Here Together’ campaign in Australia Facebook has launched an eight-week marketing campaign targeted at Australian consumers. The move comes after more than 310,000 Australians may have had their data improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica, according to a Facebook … Read More

Episode 586 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Amazon to block Australian shoppers from its US website From July 1 when the new GST regulations begin, Australian consumers shopping on Amazon international sites will be redirected to the local Australian site. In a statement issued to the … Read More

Episode 583 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Microsoft offers better margins to lure Apple, Google devs Microsoft will offer application developers a bigger share of sales on the Microsoft Store in an attempt to lure them away from Apple and Google’s rival platforms. The vendor announced a … Read More

Episode 582 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Telstra, Vodafone follow Optus by offering up unlimited data smartphone plans Telstra’s mobile plan costs $69 per month on a 12-month plan and includes unlimited data with uncapped download speeds for the first 40GB. After that, users can still use … Read More

Episode 581 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Apple recalls certain MacBook Pro models initiating a battery replacement program for certain 13-inch MacBook Pro laptops because the batteries are prone to expanding. The recall affects models of the MacBook Pro that stem from the 2016 redesign, but only … Read More

Episode 576 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Govt opens Sydney cyber threat sharing centre The federal government has officially opened a new public-private cyber threat sharing centre in Sydney, its fourth to go live across the country The centre, located on Sussex Street in Sydney, has been … Read More

Episode 575 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Microsoft Blocks All Windows 7 Security Updates Unless You Have Antivirus   Microsoft is now withholding security updates from Windows 7 users who don’t have an antivirus installed. There’s a way around this limitation, but you have to manually set … Read More

Episode 574 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  http://www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertainment/audio/amazons-alexa-speaker-is-randomly-laughing-at-users-and-its-really-freaking-people-out/news-story/ab0e32f5762f459bff420d23df074543 Online retailer Amazon has admitted its popular AI powered speaker, which goes by the name of Alexa, has been freaking people out with its spontaneous creepy laugh. Users of the device have flooded the company with complaints and … Read More

Episode 572 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Google’s Project Zero discloses Microsoft Edge bug Details of the security bypass bug were originally shared with Microsoft on 17 November last year, but because Microsoft wasn’t able to come up with a suitable patch within Google’s non-negotiable 90-day fix … Read More

Episode 571 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Google to debut emails that automatically update in Gmail Gmail is about to get dynamic. Google unveiled plans to demonstrate a software programming system that would enable emails to feature continuously updating information and greater interactivity. Users could see automatically … Read More

Episode 570 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Energizer claims 16-day battery life with smartphone launch   Energizer has claimed that its latest Android smartphone, which is equipped with a high-capacity battery, can last up to 16 days on standby mode. The Hardcase H550S is powered with a … Read More

Episode 569 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Major reform agenda for Australia’s .au domain launched for discussion most significant changes” to the country-code top-level domain for thirty years. reforms include the option for .au domain name holders to drop .com, .org or equivalents from their web addresses. … Read More

Episode 567 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    Bitcoin slides 18 percent on crackdown fears; crypto rivals also plunge Bitcoin’s slide triggered a massive selloff across the broader cryptocurrency market, with biggest rival Ethereum down 23 percent on the day, according to trade website Coinmarketcap, and … Read More

Episode 566 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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   Apple under fire from shareholders for iPhone addiction Apple has come under fire from two of its largest investors for failing to address the growing problem of young people becoming addicted to iPhones. Jana leading activist shareholder, and … Read More

Episode 564 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Consumer electronics vendor Belkin rapped for “lifetime” warranties that only lasted five years The vendor has accepted a court-enforceable undertaking following an investigation by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. Belkin sold products between 2016 and 2017 that were … Read More

Episode 563 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Two keyless entry door locks vulnerable to unauthenticated requests A vulnerability found in two keyless entry door locks enables local attackers to lock and unlock doors as well as create their own RFID badges by sending unauthenticated requests to … Read More

Episode 561 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Dear Internet Archive Supporter, You’re one of the special people who keeps the Internet Archive going strong—independent and ad-free. We’re a nonprofit website that the whole world depends on. Not everyone can afford to give. But you can. And … Read More

Episode 559 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Apple goes to mediation over denying customers fixes for “error 53” Reports emerged in February last year that some customers updating their iPhone’s operating system, or who restored the device to factory settings would receive the error 53 warning, which … Read More

Episode 558 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Telstra to compensate 42,000 customers with slow NBN The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said that limitations of the national network’s fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-building services meant that customers that had purchased internet plans advertised with maximum download speeds of up … Read More

Episode 557 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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https://www.duolingo.com/   Telstra, Ericsson completes first of a series of 5G network trials Telstra has completed the first of a series of 5G trial data calls over the 26 gigahertz (GHz), or ‘millimetre-wave’ (mmWave) spectrum, in what they claim to … Read More

Episode 556 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Online reseller MSY Technology fined $750,000 for misrepresenting customer guarantees ACCC) took the company to court late last year, claiming MSY breached the Australian Consumer Law (ACL) by misrepresenting consumers’ rights to repairs, replacements, or refunds when they purchased faulty … Read More

Episode 555 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Wi-fi security flaw ‘puts devices at risk of hacks’       MegaBots Inc Steve’s link https://www.engadget.com/2015/01/17/do-want-kuratas/   BEHOLD, THE WORLD’S FIRST GIANT ROBOT DUEL, BETWEEN MEGABOTS, INC (USA) AND SUIDOBASHI HEAVY INDUSTRY (JAPAN)! Science fiction fantasies become reality … Read More

Episode 553 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    Microsoft cancels Groove music streaming service discontinue its Groove Music Pass subscription service, allowing its existing customers to move their playlists and music collections to Spotify.   The Groove Music app will no longer offer the option to … Read More

Episode 547 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Microsoft agrees to change Windows 10 update after Kaspersky antitrust battle The two companies announced in independent blog posts this week that Microsoft has agreed to make changes to its Windows 10 Fall Creators update to satisfy allegations by … Read More

Episode 544 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  RIP MS Paint: iconic doodling program to be retired this year The 32-year-old graphic-editing program is officially marked as deprecated, meaning it will still exist after the update but is no longer being actively updated and could be phased … Read More

Episode 542 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  ASIC impersonated in “largest-scale” Australian malware outbreak in past year”: MailGuard The emails, purporting to be from ASIC, tell businesses their name is due for renewal and directs them to a link to download a renewal notice. This link … Read More

Episode 541 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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How ‘NotPetya’ cyber attack spread from Ukraine, and why it may still be a threat The Ukrainian software firm used to launch last week’s global cyber attack has warned that all computers sharing a network with its infected accounting software … Read More

Episode 540 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Unpatched systems caught in latest ransomware attack, two Aussie companies affected The latest global ransomware attack sweeping the world on Tuesday, just over a month after WannaCry, it would seem businesses are still unprepared for cyber attacks. Experts believe … Read More

Episode 538 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    Apple Mac computers targeted by ransomware and spyware Mac users are being warned about new variants of malware that have been created specifically to target Apple computers. One is ransomware that encrypts data and demands payment before files … Read More

Episode 537 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Kaspersky takes Microsoft to court in Europe in Windows Defender antitrust complaint Kaspersky Lab has filed antitrust complaints against Microsoft with the European Commission and the German federal cartel office   Kaspersky Lab says that Microsoft is abusing its … Read More

Episode 536 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    Microsoft Outlook users hit by Office 365 outage   9.00am Microsoft advised that was investigating the issue Microsoft identified “a configuration issue” and was working on fixing it. 3.00pm, the issue was rectified for most clients and was … Read More

Episode 535 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Australian businesses lose $1.7 million to hacking scams A report published by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) showed that 21 businesses lost a total of $1.7 million related to computer hacking scams in 2016.   Businesses submitted 5953 … Read More

Episode 534 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  WannaCry could spark lawsuits, but Microsoft not to blame The WannaCry worm has affected more than 200,000 Windows computers around the world since Friday, disrupting car factories, global shipper FedEx Corp and Britain’s National Health Service, among others. The … Read More

Episode 530 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Amazon retail is officially coming to Australia Amazon has finally made an official announcement that it will set up its retail business in Australia, ending years of speculation While no official launch date was given, rumours have speculated that … Read More

Episode 529 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  MYOB customers targeted by malware with fake invoices The fake emails contain an invoice telling victims they owe between $6300 and $6400 to MYOB due today, according to enterprise email security vendor MailGuard. If users click the ‘view invoice’ … Read More

Episode 528 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  ACCC takes Apple to court over alleged misleading consumer guarantee representations The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has initiated proceedings in the Federal Court against Apple Australia and its US-based parent company. The ACCC is alleging that Apple made … Read More

Episode 526 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  US charges 4 Russian-connected Yahoo hackers over 2014 data breach The charges apply to the 2014 data breach that affected 500 million users and exposed account information, which could include names, email addresses, telephone numbers, birthdays, hashed passwords and, … Read More

Episode 524 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Amazon Web Services outage downs major websites Amazon Web Services was struck with a major fault at its US-East-1 data centre region in North Virginia on Tuesday, causing service outages for some major internet properties. Impacted sites include Slack, … Read More

Episode 521 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Apple to start manufacturing iPhone in India Apple’s Taiwanese manufacturing partner Wistron is setting up an assembly plant in Bengaluru to focus solely on assembling iPhones, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. The source, who asked not … Read More

Episode 520 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Telstra restores calls but SMS still down The fire at the Chatswood exchange damaged power infrastructure and left some customers disconnected for more than two hours. While calls have been restored, the telco said it was still experiencing issues … Read More

Episode 512 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  ACCC takes reseller MSY Technology to court over misrepresentation of consumer rights The regulator alleges that MSY claimed it had discretion over whether a customer was entitled to a remedy for a faulty product; that the reseller chose which … Read More

Episode 508 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Microsoft reseller pays $250,000 over copyright infringement OEM reseller PC Case Gear was allegedly infringing Microsoft’s copyright by obtaining 4000 Microsoft Windows 7 Certificates of Authenticity (COAs) that belonged to the Microsoft Authorised Refurbisher Program (MAR). “PC Case Gear … Read More

Episode 507 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Anti-malware product scam ‘Hicurdismos’ targeting Windows users Hicurdismos pretends to be an installer of Microsoft Security Essentials, the vendor’s anti-malware product for Windows 7 and earlier. (While Windows 10 and Windows 8 use Windows Defender as a default anti-malware … Read More

Episode 505 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Samsung sends fireproof packaging and gloves to Note7 owners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pySvc17K2jE Samsung Electronics said it was sending fireproof packaging and gloves to customers who bought the Galaxy Note7 phone on its website Samsung halted production of the phone less than … Read More

Episode 504 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Apple pushing out OS Sierra update automatically the update will download on users’ computers in the background beginning this week – if a user has automatic downloads enabled in their preferences. the upgrade will be pushed to computers, users … Read More

Episode 501 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Apple unveils iPhone 7 Jonny Ives Porn  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31azG95E1K0 Apple unveiled its new water and dust-resistant iPhone 7 with high-resolution cameras at its prod3uct event last night. The world’s best-known technology company said the iPhone 7, starting at A$1079, would … Read More

Episode 500 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Windows 10 Anniversary Update blocks webcams Microsoft made a significant change with the release of Windows 10 and support for webcams that is causing serious problems for not only consumers but also the enterprise. The problem is that after … Read More

Episode 499 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Researcher infects scammer with ransomware for conning his mother when French malware analyst Ivan Kwiatkowski’s parents informed him that their computer was infected with what appeared to be Zues malware Kwiatkowski contacted the scammers and, after playing dumb while … Read More

Episode 498 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  there was no cyber-attack on Census, data was untouched national Census ended in catastrophe after citizens were unable to access the website to complete the online form. The ABS received 2.3 million Census forms before the website was taken … Read More

Episode 497 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Online reseller Newegg opens Aussie eBay store, slashes membership fee reseller Newegg is marking two years in the Australian market with a membership discount and a local eBay store. The company overnight announced a discount to the Newegg Premier … Read More

Episode 496 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Ransomware is only going to get worse: Cisco Cisco’s 2016 mid-year cybersecurity report noted fragile infrastructures, poor network hygiene and slow detection rates are the primary reasons corporations are falling victim to ransomware attacks. This has led, the report … Read More

Episode 495 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Sunshine Coast to get digital water meters Sunshine Coast will soon be able to check their water usage on a daily basis, analyse their consumption through a self-service dashboard, and receive electronic alerts of leaks when state-owned utility Unitywater … Read More

Episode 494 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  DroidJack Uses Side-Load…It’s Super Effective! Backdoored Pokemon GO Android App Found Pokemon GO is the first Pokemon game sanctioned by Nintendo for iOS and Android devices. The augmented reality game was first released in Australia and New Zealand on … Read More

Episode 490 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Australian govt installing ‘traffic lights’ in pavement for smartphone safety To stop smartphone addicts being killed, the Australian government is trialling traffic lights on the road – and it’s going to cost $250,000 to do it. The lights will … Read More

Episode 489 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  US nuclear weapons system uses 8-inch floppy disks The United States national auditor has found the government is propping up decades-old systems at the expense of innovation, spending US$61 billion (AU$85 billion) of its US$80-billion 2015 tech budget on … Read More

Episode 487 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Amazon launches competitor to YouTube Amazon.com launched a service on Tuesday that allows users to post videos and earn royalties from them, setting up to compete directly with Alphabet’s YouTube. called Amazon Video Direct, will make the uploaded videos … Read More

Episode 486 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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World Password Day is Thursday. Remember to change your shared passwords for video on demand sites Thursday, May 5,  For the fourth year, you’ll surely see plenty of articles reminding you why you should change all of your passwords—a strong … Read More

Episode 485 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  More than 7 million Minecraft credentials exposed Lifeboat runs servers for Minecraft Pocket Edition Troy Hunt, who maintains a database of compromised user credentials, accessible via his Have I Been Pwned? website, Lifeboat’s network was hacked in January 2016, … Read More

Episode 482 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Cloud POS vendor Square adds 490 Australian resellers Cloud-based credit card reading device vendor Square Reader has announced its release to 490 retail outlets in Australia through major chains Officeworks, Apple and Bunnings. The product is available for $19 … Read More

Episode 480 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Stuart’s Band – The Triennial Performance ! The Deloreans https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLEaYdTuwSk   GLENN Israeli firm aids FBI to crack encrypted iPhone: report Cellebrite, an Israel-based provider of mobile forensic software, is helping the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s attempt to unlock … Read More

Episode 479 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Xbox Finally Opens the Door for Multiplayer Across Consoles Chris Charla, director of the independent games program for Xbox One and Windows 10, announced today that they’re enabling developers to support online play across different “platforms”—a videogame industry euphemism … Read More

Episode 478 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Malware hijacks big four Australian banks’ apps, steals two-factor SMS codes Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and ANZ Bank customers are all at risk from the malware which hides on infected devices waiting until users open legitimate banking apps. … Read More

Episode 477 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    The Dick Smith customer database is for sale Receivers Ferrier Hodgson has placed a newspaper advertisement seeking parties interested in purchasing everything from brands and trademarks to domain names – also all the data that Dick Smith has … Read More

Episode 469 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Foxconn workers get rare holiday Foxconn, which assembles most of Apple’s latest iPhones, will cut working hours over the week-long Lunar New Year holiday Reports of slowing shipments and mounting inventories of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, as … Read More

Episode 468 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Optus fined for false NBN speed claims $51,000 fine for misleading claims that its HFC network offered “NBN-like-speeds”. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said that between January and August, Optus advertised plans offering download/upload speeds of 30/2 Mbps … Read More

Episode 467 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Tesla announces Australian partners for Powerwall Tesla has appointed Natural Solar and Origin Energy as Australian channel partners for the distribution and installation of its home batteries. Both companies said installation of 5kWp Tesla Energy Powerwall would begin next … Read More

Episode 466 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Microsoft buries hatchet with Apple in heartwarming TV ad https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=TMATD2qk564 a group of employees from Microsoft’s Fifth Avenue retail store in New York City are seen marching to the nearby Apple store, where they meet up with a local … Read More

Episode 465 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Avoid Star Wars spoilers online with this handy Chrome extension This extension blurs a page if ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ spoilers are detected It also adds a cool Stormtrooper helmet button to your browser, which toggles blocking on … Read More

Episode 464 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  YouTube Kids Description The official YouTube Kids app is designed for curious little minds to dive into a world of discovery, learning and entertainment. This is a delightfully simple (and free!) app, where kids can discover videos, channels and … Read More

Episode 462 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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lynda.com Queensland residents have free access to more than 3,000 top-quality courses and 136,000 video tutorials for learning the latest commercial software, creative and business skills through lynda.com, a web-based video service. Courses cover topics such as business management, leadership, … Read More

Episode 461 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  $200,000 Jaguar hacked and stolen A Jaguar car has reportedly been ‘hacked’ in Auckland, New Zealand.   a man sauntered into a car dealership in New Zealand’s largest city and stole a Jaguar XFR, worth nearly $200,000. This unidentified … Read More

Episode 459 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Apple removes apps over security concerns Apple said on Thursday that it had removed “a few” applications from its App Store, expressing its concern that the security of some users’ personal data could be compromised in certain circumstances. The … Read More

Episode 455 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Personalised Bill explanation video Telstra https://www.telstra.com.au/my-account/billing-video?0911c7xir012752 PERSONALISED VIDEO BILL EXPLAINER About your video We’ve created this video to guide you through how to view your bill online and understand its contents. Access your video Your video will be available … Read More

Episode 453 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Apple Watch within striking distance of Fitbit: IDC Apple shipped 3.6 million Apple Watches in the second quarter of 2015, just behind Fitbit’s 4.4 million wearable fitness and health trackers, IDC said. The Apple Watch, which sports many health-related … Read More

Episode 452 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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http://www.itnews.com.au/News/408262,cost-blowout-to-push-nbn-past-41bn-budget.aspx   http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/government-it/malcolm-turnbull-defends-nbn-satellite-service-20150824-gj6rq7.html   http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/computers/gadgets-on-the-go/tpg-forces-iinet-to-dump-fetch-tv-20150826-gj7yet.html   http://www.itnews.com.au/News/408415,tpg-opens-layer-2-fttb-product-for-wholesale.aspx   http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/hacker-linked-to-ashley-madison-breach-previously-compromised-australian-parliament-website/story-fnjwnj25-1227501717303   http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/facebook-tests-personal-digital-assistant-inside-messenger-20150826-gj8nxt.html   http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/business-it/apple-ceo-tim-cooks-5am-china-email-to-tv-host-jim-cramer-should-be-investigated-regulatory-experts-say-20150825-gj7se9.html

Episode 450 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Domino’s tech innovation feeds AU$64m profit Australian-listed Domino’s Pizza has delivered a record net profit after tax of AU$64.4 million, attributing a big slice of the 40 percent year-on-year increase to its innovative use of technology. The company’s Live … Read More

Episode 449 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  This new worm can kill your Apple MacBook https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsdqom01XzY Security researchers have created a worm specifically for OS X, and it has the potential to infect every Apple computer. Dubbed Thunderstrike 2 by its creators the worm exploits a … Read More

Episode 448 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Telstra aggregates Netflix, Stan and Presto with on-demand TV launch Telstra is partnering with streaming platform Roku to launch Telstra TV, offering customers the three leading subscription video on-demand services, Presto, Stan and Netflix. The service will be available … Read More

Episode 447 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Gerry Harvey may finally get his way over GST Australia’s state and federal leaders have agreed in principle to expand the goods and services tax to include goods valued under $1000 purchased online overseas merchants. such an approach was … Read More

Episode 444 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Foxtel saves Hills Limited’s Adelaide factory Foxtel has renewed its agreement for Hills Limited to provide satellite dishes, cables and connectors. While Hills imports the cables and connectors, satellite dishes are manufactured at its Adelaide factory. The existing contract lasted … Read More

Episode 443 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Final Office for Android Android device users can now access the final release of Microsoft’s Office productivity suite, with Word, Excel and PowerPoint made available for download. Kirk Koenigsbauer, who heads up Microsoft’s Office client, applications and services team said … Read More

Episode 441 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Microsoft to sell $20,000 Surface Microsoft will sell An 84-inch screen version of its new, wall-mounted video-conferencing and digital whiteboard device for US$20,000, making it the most expensive product in its hardware line-up.  A smaller 55-inch version will sell for … Read More

Episode 440 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Xero reaches 200,000 users in Australia The user-count is up from 158,000 Australian users in September last year. Xero now counts more than 500,000 users worldwide. By contrast, MYOB reported it had more over 116,000 cloud subscribers by the end … Read More

Episode 439 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Warning: Text message bug crashing iPhones around the world                                                                                  Today news is flying around regardingan iOS bug that causes the Messages app to crash and iPhones to reboot when a certain string of text is received. There isn’t an … Read More

Episode 437 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Hockey confirms Google, Netflix taxes The federal government has revealed plans to expand the goods and services tax to digital products such as those provided by Netflix and Google under proposed legislation to feature in tomorrow’s budget. The Coalition wants … Read More

Episode 432 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Apple plays hard ball at tax inquiry Australian senators have lashed out at the local boss of technology giant Apple over a perceived lack of transparency in a committee hearing on tax minimisation yesterday. Tony King, Apple’s managing director of … Read More

Episode 429 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Free upgrade to Windows 10, even if current OS is pirated To “re-engage” with Chinese users running illegitimate software. offering free upgrades to Windows 10 to all Chinese Windows users, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the … Read More

Episode 428 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Cheap ‘Apple Watch’ copies on sale via Alibaba site They both feature “digital crown” dials on their sides, similar-styled straps and identical user interface graphics to Apple’s forthcoming wearable. However, their listings reveal they run on Google’s Android platform rather … Read More

Episode 426 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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US woman sues Lenovo and Superfish A US woman is suing both Lenovo and Superfish, after the PC maker was found shipping laptops to consumers with Superfish adware pre-installed. Security experts warn that Superfish adware leaves users vulnerable to man-in-the-middle … Read More

Episode 424 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN   South Australia looks at driverless cars South Australia wants to become the first state to pass rules that would allow driverless cars on its roads, possibly within years “Our legislation also needs to modernised. It’s a patchwork of … Read More

Episode 423 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Facebook refuses to remove images of Jordanian pilot murder Facebook has refused to remove pictures of Jordanian Pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burnt to death by ISIS, despite receiving scores of complaints. Facebook has issued the same response to all of … Read More

Episode 422 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Amazon takes fight to Office 365 with WorkMail Amazon Web Services will directly compete with Microsoft’s Office 365 with the launch of a new cloud-based email and calendar service targeted at businesses. The AWS WorkMail service is being marketed as … Read More

Episode 420 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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UK govt wants to ban WhatsApp and iMessage Apple’s iMessage and Facetime software both use end-to-end encryption methods to maintain the security of a user’s communications. WhatsApp also operates in the same way, thanks to a recent update to it’s … Read More

Episode 419 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Australian Internet and Social Media Statistics: The year of 2014 With 2014 now well and truly over, we’ve taken the Australian Internet and Social Media statistics from the past year and listed the most substantial findings here. Sony boss “very … Read More

Episode 416 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Surface dominates 2-in-1 shipments in Australia   Microsoft is the clear leader in two-in-one portable computer shipments in Australia, with the vendor taking a 69 percent share of shipments in the third quarter, according to IDC.   Asus … Read More

Episode 414 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Microsoft releases out-of-band Kerberos patch the company has recently taken to dubbing the second Tuesday of the month Update Tuesday to avoid negative connotations   Security Bulletin MS14-068 covers a privilege escalation vulnerability in the Kerberos security subsystem, present in … Read More

Episode 413 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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 GLENN’S SHOWNOTES http://insecam.com/cam/view/27628/ unsecured webcams   Apple lets local resellers mass-configure devices Apple has opened the door for iOS and OS X devices purchased through Australian resellers to access its device enrolment program, allowing enterprise and education institutions managing large … Read More

Episode 412 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Australia’s answer to Facebook Spring.me is to floats on the Australian Securities Exchange, the final stage in the company’s capital raising campaign.   Aimed at helping “online-all-the-time” Gen Ys make friends, Spring.me’s social network of websites and … Read More

Episode 411 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Lenovo launches tablet with built-in projector Lenovo has launched the newest products in its Yoga series of tablets in Australia. The Yoga Tablet 2 Pro is aimed at home entertainment, and comes with a built-in theatre projector that … Read More

Episode 410 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   ‘POODLE’ vulnerability affects web browsers using old SSL encryption   https://www.poodletest.com/   The vulnerability affects an older type of encryption called Secure Sockets Layer 3 (SSL 3.0), still used by some older web browsers.   When you … Read More

Episode 409 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple, Facebook pay women to freeze eggs The two tech giants are apparently prepared to shell out to pay for egg freezing procedures, with the idea that women can progress their careers without having to worry about declining … Read More

Episode 407 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Switching on first Wi-Fi hotspots in iconic locations this November   Australia’s largest Wi-Fi network is a step closer with the first 1000 hotspots going live before Christmas. In May, we unveiled a $100 million strategy to … Read More

Episode 404 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Samsung unveils Galaxy Note 4 The new Galaxy Note 4 features a crisper, 5.7-inch display in a metal frame, reflecting Samsung’s latest design strategy to keep pace with rivals including Apple, which is expected to launch its first … Read More

Episode 403 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES      DOCTOR WHO COMES TO MINECRAFT ON XBOX   BBC Worldwide are delighted to announce a deal with Microsoft Studios and Mojang which will bring Doctor Who- the world’s longest running science fiction drama – to ‘Minecraft: … Read More

Episode 401 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Cortana: Microsoft’s answer to Siri coming to Australia   Microsoft will release its mobile voice assistant Cortana to Australia in the next update for Windows Phone 8.1. A spokesperson for the vendor said that Australia is one … Read More

Episode 400 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Google finally drops its ‘Real Name’ policy The concept behind the policy was pretty sound – that people would be less likely to engage in ‘trolling’ and leaving abusive comments under their real name. Unfortunately, previously active and … Read More

Episode 394 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Designer Google Glass headsets revealed   Produced in conjunction with American designer Diane von Furstenberg, the range, dubbed DVF | Made for Glass, consists of five new frames and eight shades in two styles. The headsets, which are the … Read More

Episode 393 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Microsoft demos Skype instant translator Microsoft has revealed a real-time translator for Skype that allows two people speaking different languages to hold a conversation with each other, with each hearing the other in their own language. Dubbed Skype … Read More

Episode 392 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Photos of an NSA “upgrade” factory show Cisco router getting implant A document included in the trove of National Security Agency files released with Glenn Greenwald’s book No Place to Hide details how the agency’s Tailored Access Operations … Read More

Episode 390 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Firefox 29: Mozilla’s Biggest Browser Upgrade Since 2011? biggest update since Firefox 4.0 was released in March 2011   Firefox can synchronize open tabs, browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and form data across desktop and mobile installations The … Read More

Episode 389 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Microsoft zero-day reveals Windows XP exposure A wave of targeted attacks against serious vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer expose the increased risk facing organisations and consumers facing  Windows XP users. Microsoft issued a security advisory on Sunday, warning … Read More

Episode 388 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Microsoft silently alters user files on OneDrive a blogger Seán Byrne in Ireland has found Microsoft appears to be silently modifying user data stored using its OneDrive for Business service by injecting uniquely identifiable code into some files. … Read More

Episode 387 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    Google to Launch Modular Smartphones in 2015   Google on Tuesday announced that it will launch a modular smartphone platform in early 2015, letting users pick and change out hardware components just as they do with software … Read More

Episode 385 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft beefs up customer privacy policy Microsoft Corp, under fire for accessing an employee’s private Hotmail account to prove he was leaking computer code to a blogger, has said it will now refer all suspicions of illegal activity … Read More

Episode 383 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Office “needs more than a tune-up” says Gates   Bill Gates has criticised one of the company’s biggest cash cows – Microsoft Office – admitting the package needs “more than a tune-up”.   Now, they need more … Read More

Episode 380 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Office 2013 Service Pack 1 arrives includes compatibility fixes for Windows 8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, plus better support for modern hardware, with improvements in how the productivity suite works on high-DPI displays and precision touchpads. SkyDrive features … Read More

Episode 378 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Dailymotion serving fake anti-virus Since surfacing in 2008, the malware has become a serious threat with Google discovering some 11,000 domains hosting the applications in 2010 Fake anti-virus can be difficult to remove and can lock down advanced … Read More

Episode 376 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Microsoft rebrands SkyDrive after legal defeat  Microsoft will soon be changing the name of its SkyDrive cloud storage service to OneDrive  Ryan Gavin, Microsoft’s general manager of consumer apps and services, acknowledged in a blog post that changing … Read More

Episode 375 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft: Unplugging Windows XP PCs won’t keep them safe “Being disconnected to an internal network [sic], or using a USB or CD to transfer information, may reduce the attack surface but will still leave you vulnerable to several … Read More

Episode 372 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple’s new Mac Pro goes on sale Mac Pro line with a distinctively cylindrical workstation available for order 19 December that has a starting price of A$3,999   Apple’s unique design limits the amount of internal storage, dropping … Read More

Episode 371 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Spotify Expands Free Streaming to All Devices Spotify announced on Wednesday that it is expanding its free streaming option to all devices. This means non-paying users can listen to individual tracks and albums of their choice using the … Read More

Episode 370 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft invests in $8m Melbourne research centre The Microsoft Centre will identify new social applications for natural user interface (NUI) technologies. NUI technologies include voice recognition, gesture control, eye recognition and touch interactivity. Researchers at the centre will … Read More

Episode 369 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft could drop Windows RT devices chief Julie Larson-Green – who was until recently in charge of the Windows division – indicated that Microsoft has too many operating systems on the client side.   There has been much … Read More

Episode 368 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES It’s the final countdown to the switch off of all analog TV signals across Australia the final three regions prepare to permanently switch off analog TV signals in December, it is not long before all 8.7 million households … Read More

Episode 367 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft Australia telework initiative goes global Next week is National Telework Week and Microsoft Australia jumped in early and told staff to stay home last Thursday. The initiative, led by Microsoft Australia managing director Pip Marlow, saw the … Read More

Episode 366 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Study Shows Playing Video Games Really Can Make Your Brain Bigger playing Super Mario 64 for 30 minutes a day over two months increased adult volunteers’ brain volume in their right hippocampus, the right prefrontal cortex, and the … Read More

Episode 365 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra hits milestone for ‘Internet of Things’ Surpasses a million connected devices.   Telstra has talked up its IT solutions clout, claiming to have surpassed one million machine-to-machine (M2M) services in operation.   The milestone makes Telstra the … Read More

Episode 364 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft fixes glitch that bricked Surface tablets Microsoft pulled the Windows 8.1 RT update from the Windows store two days after launch, after “a very small number” of Surface RT users had their devices were “bricked” after downloading … Read More

Episode 356 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Betting on Microsoft’s new CEO Steve Ballmer, 57, unexpectedly announced his retirement last Friday after more than three decades at the world’s largest software company, including 13 years as chief executive.   Ballmer who will depart within the … Read More

Episode 355 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Queensland Health begins planning new payroll system The Queensland Government has accepted all four recommendations of the commission of inquiry into the failed Queensland Health payroll replacement and is already “well on track” to see them implemented.   … Read More

Episode 354 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   “Wow, we’re totally maxed out”: Harvey Norman offline The Harvey Norman website is offline. Initially the site posted a message to customers suggesting traffic overload is to blame. “Wow, we’re totally maxed out at this very moment.” … Read More

Episode 353 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google introduces Android app for remote wipe, locating lost devices A new app called “Android Device Manager” will help users locate or remotely wipe their lost or stolen phones. comparable to Apple’s “Find My Phone” app, Android … Read More

Episode 352 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Dick Smith turns regional network into e-commerce channel Dick Smith is transforming its stores into mini fulfillment centres for internet orders as it seeks to grow e-commerce to 10 percent of sales.   recently shifted from Blue … Read More

Episode 351 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Android master key flaw used in the wild Attackers have begun exploiting a major Android vulnerability that allows them to take over a victim’s phone without altering the digital signature of a targeted app. The attacks exploited the … Read More

Episode 350 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   IT price inquiry costs Microsoft $100m   http://www.crn.com.au   The Australian Government has confirmed Microsoft’s damning testimony at the parliamentary inquiry investigating local technology prices caused the company to lose $100 million in government business over the … Read More

Episode 348 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Aussie IT jobs slashed at Symantec Symantec announced a company-wide “organisational simplification initiative” in January, emphasising at the time it would be reducing executive and middle management positions, and reorganising its sales department.   We expect to eliminate … Read More

Episode 347 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Airport’s world-first ‘sleeping pods’ allow private naps for passengers   The Finnish-designed “GoSleep” chairs, a world-first unveiled on Sunday, feature a sliding door/roof designed to either partially or fully enclose passengers within the pod, shielding them from … Read More

Episode 346 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Internet Explorer 10 is the Most Energy Efficient Browser on Windows 8 Internet Explorer continues to be the most energy-efficient browser on Windows 8, according to the Center for Sustainable Energy Systems at Fraunhofer USA   When compared … Read More

Episode 344 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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SHAYNE’S SHOWNOTES LinkedIn aims to block hackers with two-factor login  http://m.computerworld.com/s/article/9239687/LinkedIn_aims_to_block_hackers_with_two_factor_login?mm_ref=http://www.mahaweb.com/iphone_aus.php?newsone=207&premium=0&version=300&user=iphone&iphone_id=09f3eba72a0b1f18ae66598d972fbdaa63ff6f1e&page=custom Add LinkedIn to the list of Internet companies trying to make themselves safer from cyberattacks by adding two-step authentication. Users of the professional social-networking site now have the option … Read More

Episode 342 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Vodafone still bleeding customers For the March 31 year quarter, Vodafone Group reported that it had 3,002,000 customers in Australia, down 108,000 from the January 2013 quarter. This is a continuation of a trendthat saw the provider haemorrhage … Read More

Iyaz Akhtar Interview

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Iyaz Akhtar joined the TWIT network full time in March 2011. Iyaz is the associate producer and a host for Tech News Today. He is often referred to as someone who “hates fun”, but has yet to confirm or deny … Read More

Episode 341 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Now in the Store: Angry Birds Rio for Windows Phone The game works on both Windows Phone 7 and 8 devices. Price: $0.99.   Microsoft patch Tuesday mends 33 vulnerabilities Microsoft on Tuesday patched a dangerous zero-day vulnerability … Read More

Episode 339 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Uncovered: Australia’s data breach laws The Australian Attorney General’s Department has circulated a draft exposure bill for data breach notification laws, which the Government optimistically hopes to pass through Parliament within months.   The scheme was recommended … Read More

Brian Brushwood Interview

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Next in our series of Special Presentations Brian Brushwood discusses why he got into podcasting with Shayne Johnston in this interview. They also talk about how Brian uses podcasting to promote himself & his magic shows. Speaking of magic, Brian … Read More

Episode 337 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES ispONE goes for Kogan ispONE is planning a counterclaim against Kogan Mobile, alleging the online retailer breached an agreement by engaging in misleading and deceptive conduct. Kogan Mobile’s lawsuit claimed ispONE was breaching its agreement with the retailer … Read More

Episode 334 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Inside the Biggest Cyberattack in History   Mashable   A cyberattack originally targeting a single company is now being described by experts as one of the biggest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in Internet history. Europe … Read More

Episode 333 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Samsung Galaxy S4’s hottest features   benchmark tests that it’s the world’s fastest phone US version only 5in Super AMOLED 1080p screen is stunning American version of the Galaxy S4, which comes packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 … Read More

Tom Merritt Interview

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Shayne Johnston interviews Tom Merritt. Tom discusses growing up, his working life, TWiT and where to in the future….Thanks Tom for making time for this production.March 2013  Tom Merritt – @acedtectShayne Johnston – @shayne1973Aussie Tech Heads – @aussietechheads

Episode 331 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES EU fines Microsoft $711m for broken promise   The European Union fined Microsoft Corp 561 million euros ($A711m) on Wednesday for failing to offer users a choice of web browser MS had broken a legally binding commitment made … Read More

Episode 330 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft cagey on Office for iPad Talk has circulated for more than a year that Microsoft wants to bring native versions of its most profitable product to the hot-selling iPad, which one analyst estimates could generate $US2.5 billion … Read More

Episode 329 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iPhone 5 Flaw Lets Anyone See Your Contacts, Photos Basically, as described by videodebarraquito on his YouTube page, the method involves going to the emergency call screen, tapping the power button, dialing the GSM international emergency number 112, … Read More

Episode 327 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra posts $1.6bn half-year profit Revenue from cloud services grew by 25 percent during the half, “We now have 16,000 cloud customers and we’ve had over 3000 join us in the last six months,” Thodey told shareholders today … Read More

Episode 326 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Aussie resellers: Apple’s business iPad is too late Apple has left its run at the business market too late, according to Australian resellers interviewed by CRN. Tuesday  Apple released a 128GB iPad aimed at business users, just as … Read More

Episode 325 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES ACCC urged to probe Surface storage claims Choice has requested the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) investigate whether Microsoft “unreasonably” advertised two models of the tablet as having 32 GB and 64 GB of space. Choice found … Read More

Episode 323 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Kogan jumps on ‘phablet’ bandwagon with $149 smartphone Kogan Technologies has launched a budget 5in ‘phablet’ running Android Ice Cream Sandwich priced at $149. Agora 5.0″ Dual-core Smartphone was unveiled during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las … Read More

Episode 322 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Amazon notches partial win over Apple in trademark lawsuit A U.S. federal judge ruled Wednesday that Amazon.com did not mislead consumers by calling its own applications marketplace the “Appstore,” a name that Apple alleged is too similar … Read More

Episode 320 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Kogan’s telco push shrouded in mysteryKogan this week launched pre-paid mobile services but no wholesale providers have been willing to come forward as Kogan’s supplier. Telstra Wholesale publicly distanced itself from the offering Kogan similarly declined to … Read More

Episode 319 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Apple suffers biggest share drop in 4 years Apple shares tumbled more than 6 percent today, chalking up their biggest single-day loss in four years as fears grow about intensifying competition in the mobile device market. The … Read More

Episode 318 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN Gangnam Style becomes YouTube’s most-viewed video It has notched up more than 808m views since it was posted in July.The video pokes fun at the consumerism of Gangnam, an affluent suburb of the South Korean capital Seoul. Gangnam Style, … Read More

Episode 317 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Carbonite is no longer distributed by Avalanche 21st November 2012, Carbonite Australia Pty Ltd (Carbonite.com.au) will cease to distribute Carbonite Inc’s range of Online Backup software. Your backupYour files will continue to be backed up by Carbonite Inc … Read More

Episode 315 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOW NOTES Microsoft ditches Messenger Microsoft currently has 100 million Messenger users, which will be merged into Skype’s user base of around 280 million, according to The Next Web. Messenger will be retired in the first quarter of next … Read More

Episode 314 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft sued over Windows 8 UI “We developed the concept of Tiles in the 1990s, which was ahead of its time,” SurfCast CEO Ovid Santoro said in a statement. “Microsoft’s Live Tiles are the centerpiece of Microsoft’s new … Read More

Episode 312 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Facebook’s new Want button deepens e-commerce inroads Only a few weeks ago Facebook unveiled its new Gifts feature in the US (as yet unavailable in Australia) which allows users to purchase and send physical items to one … Read More

Episode 311 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Husic: ‘Aussie tech vendors have no more chances’ 2 Microsoft, Adobe and Apple have been given multiple opportunities to become involved in the inquiry, according to Federal Labor MP and IT price inquiry panel member Ed Husic, … Read More

Episode 310 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Con man pleads guilty to selling fake Facebook shares In selling these shares that he didn’t own and wasn’t allowed to sell, Mattera raked in $11 million from naive would-be investors. The Feds originally nabbed Mattera in South … Read More

Episode 309 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google Maps dives underwater for panoramic ocean views Google on Tuesday announced that the company has added its firstunderwater panoramic images to Google Maps. The service now offers 360-degree views of what are generally considered to be six … Read More

Episode 308 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iPhone 5 Sales “Record-Breaking”: Telstra2 slides Telstra sold out of the iPhone 5 in just 18 hours after the pre-orders kicked off on Friday 5:30 pm, marking a new sales record for the telco. “Tens of thousands pre-registered … Read More

Episode 307 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES R18+ classification guidelines released guidelines http://www.classification.gov.au/Informationcentre/Documents/AgreedGuidelinesfortheClassificationofComputerGames.pdf Computer games will be classified under six categories: •G PG M MA 15+ R 18+ RC (refused classification) Games will receive an RC rating if they contain illicit or proscribed drug use … Read More

Episode 305 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Last day for Telstra’s older 3G network Tomorrow at 10am Telstra will commence the carefully planned closure of services on our earlier 3G network operating on the 2100MHz band—known as 3GIS—which has been superseded by the more advanced Telstra Next … Read More

Episode 304 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Galaxy Note 10.1 officially launches in Australia The Galaxy Note 10.1, which comes with an S Pen stylus that allows users to draw and write on the screen, will initially be sold throughSamsung’s newly opened Experience Store in … Read More

Episode 303 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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   FULL interview with Dr Iain McCowan here GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Samsung Experience Store to open in Sydney next week 450 George St GOOGLE MAPS Samsung Australia will open its first local retail store in Sydney, the company confirmed today. will … Read More

Episode 302 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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   GLENN’S SHOWNOTES  Apple tightens ID policy after hack From Milo Apple has temporarily suspended users’ ability to reset their Apple ID passwords over the phone in the wake of a devastating hack on a journalist. Wired reporter Mat Honan … Read More

Episode 301 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft calls Windows 8 complete Microsoft has announced that it’s wrapped up Windows 8 and declared that the operating system has met the “release to manufacturing” (RTM) milestone. RTM is a major mark in Microsoft’s development … Read More

Episode 300 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Optus to buy Eatability for $6 million Optus will pay $6 million to acquire Australian restaurant directory Eatability. The website has 235,000 reviews and 37,000 restaurant listings. The acquisition is pending and subject to review by … Read More

Episode 299 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  GLENN’S SHOWNOTES    DrupalCon coming to Australia in 2013 http://sydney2013.drupal.org/ the Drupal Association has announced that next year Australia will host an official DrupalCon in February. DrupalCon Sydney will be held in Coogee, 6-9 February, and will be headlined … Read More

Episode 298 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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    GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Wikipedia tool allows readers to suggest changes to articles Wikipedia plans to ask users to provide suggestions to improve articles on its website, which could be incorporated into the articles by its editors It said its … Read More

Episode 296 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Wickr, a mobile privacy application, sweeps digital crumbs awayA new mobile application for Apple devices called Wickr lets people exchange files and messages without leaving digital traces that could be examined by law enforcement or cyberspies. Senders … Read More

Episode 295 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Digital transition — as paywalls emerge, what does the evidence tell us? Fairfax will introduce a paywall for its Metro websites — The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age— next year.It will use the metered approach made … Read More

Episode 294 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Australian banks, universities set sights on new top-level domainsthree of Australia’s four banks. ANZ has applied for .anz, NAB has applied for .nab and .ubank, while the Commonwealth Bank applied for three: .netbank, .commbank and .cba. A number … Read More

Episode 293 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra revamps 365-day prepaid mobile broadband Telstra accidentally leaked details of the change in a summary pdf document on its website, which was noticed by a Whirlpool user jhend.The document revealed that the current $150 recharge that offered … Read More

Episode 292 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Sony DEV-5 Digital Recording Binoculars review a twin CMOS driven, GPS tagged, fully 3D digital binocular The binoculars put behind the standard lenses two Exmor CMOS sensors, and then replay their input on a digital LCD screen inside … Read More

Episode 291 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Thunderbolt arrives on Asus/MSI motherboards Asus and MSI are the first vendors out the door with Thunderbolt-equipped PC motherboards. The Asus P8Z77-V Premium, Asus P8Z77-V Pro/Thunderbolt and MSI Z77A-GD80 all have the Intel I/O standard onboard; boasting a … Read More

Tweetlist – Episode 289

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    TweetList is my current Twitter client of choice. As the name indicates, the app is fantastic if you like sorting your twitter feed into lists. Even if you don’t use twitter lists, TweetList is an excellent fully featured … Read More

Episode 289 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Wolfenstein 3D celebrates 20th anniverary with free game 20th anniversary in style by offering seasoned veterans and curious youngsters alike the chance to play Wolfenstein 3D online, for free. http://wolfenstein.bethsoft.com/ For limited time, iOS users can download Wolfenstein 3D Classic … Read More

Episode 288 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Steve Jobs: Billion Dollar Hippy http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc1/201205/programs/ZX8963A001D2012-05-03T213252.htm?program=Steve%20Jobs%3A%20Billion%20Dollar%20Hippy 9:30pm Thursday, May 03 2012Replay : 2:00pm Fri, May 04 on ABC1 About The Program A brand that defines cool consumerism, Apple has become one of the biggest corporations in the world. … Read More

Episode 287 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Samsung Series 9 Australian launch, pricing revealed http://www.crn.com.au/News/298406,exclusive-samsung-series-9-australian-launch-pricing-revealed.aspx?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=CRN+News+feed The 13.3in Series 9 notebook has a 12.9mm high body, while the comparable 13.3in MacBook Air has a height of 17.2mm. The Series 9 weighs in at 1.16kg to the … Read More

Episode 286 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   iPhone User Guide: http://apcmag.com/tags.htm?tid=4580 NBN Co picks Merimbula for first satellite earth station NBN Co has chosen Merimbula on the NSW Far South Coast as the site of its first of 10 satellite earth stations it plans … Read More

Episode 285 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple says it is working to shut down Flashback infections Apple has acknowledged the outbreak of Flashbackmalware that has infected some 650,000 Mac computers worldwide Apple is creating software to detect and eradicate the sophisticated trojan, which is … Read More

Episode 284 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Cisco blacklists thousands of legit Aussie mail servers 001 Thousands of Australian businesses have been unable to send emails this week due to a configuration error in a blacklisting service operated by Cisco Systems. AussieHQ suggests legitimate … Read More

Episode 283 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   iPad Refund Offer: Did you feel misled by Apple’s so-called “4G” iPad?001 Apple has refuted the claims, denying it misled customers and arguing the iPad is compatible with what are deemed to be 4G standards internationally. The … Read More

Episode 282 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra fibre cable cut by ‘vandals’001 a deliberate cut to a major fibre cable connecting Maitland and the Hunter Valley in NSW, affected thousands of phone and broadband services. Telstra indicated the cut had occurred at approximately 1.30am … Read More

Episode 280 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google replaces Android Market with Google Play001 002 Google has announced that it will replace its Android Market with a new platform called Google Play, which will encompass all of its apps, books, music and movies under one … Read More

Episode 279 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Download Windows 8 Consumer Preview001 002 003 In addition to releasing the Consumer Preview, Microsoft has also announced that the ‘Windows Store’, the OS’s app store for Metro apps, is now open for business (in beta form), accessible … Read More

Episode 278 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Mac moves closer to iOS with new Mac OS X “Mountain Lion”001 002Move over Lion: Mac OS X is now just OS X with Apple’s new “Mountain Lion”, which strengthens the integration between the company’s computer and mobile … Read More

Episode 277 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Woolworths app offers mobile shopping 001 Woolworths has completed an integration of its Woolworths Online shopping system and its mobile app, allowing customers to purchase supermarket items directly from their smartphone for home delivery. Woolworths customers could … Read More

Episode 276 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Julia Gillard backs NBN satellite bush push 001 NBN Co will spend $620 million launching two satellites to provide broadband coverage to remote Australians, a move Julia Gillard has said is critical to building “the new economy … Read More

Episode 275 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Police smash Aust arm of illegal pay TV 001 Detectives raided a unit at Ashfield, in the city’s west, about 12.10pm (AEDT) on Wednesday.They seized USB devices, computers and documents related to alleged copyright offences involving pay TV … Read More

Vlingo – From Episode 275

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    There’s been a proliferation of Speech to Text apps recently. Especially since the iPhone 4S has been released. Vlingo is one that has been around for a while now. When I first tried Vlingo recently it really impressed … Read More

Episode 274 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES   Google’s Android Developer Labs headed to Australia next week 001 002 Lab sessions are designed to teach “accomplished” Android developers best practice techniques in order to maximise the potential of the platform and make the most of … Read More

Episode 273 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Anti-SOPA internet blackout today said to number 7,000 sites going dark001 002 003 004 005 006 007 008 009 0107,000 websites including Wikipedia will take part today in a voluntary internet blackout worldwide to raise awareness of the … Read More

Episode 271 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES You Have Downloaded tells who’s been naughty001 A crawler designed by the owners of You Have Downloaded monitors a variety of BitTorrents, and keeps track of IP addresses that connect to those torrents. Visitors to the site find … Read More

Episode 269 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iiNet to buy Internode for $105m001AUSTRALIA’S largest privately owned broadband services provider, Internode, has been snapped up by ISP iiNet for $105 million.The acquisition of South Australia-based Internode will add approximately 190,000 broadband subscribers to iiNet’s customer base … Read More

Episode 268 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Commonwealth Bank meltdown001 Commonwealth Bank customers were unable to withdraw money from ATMs, pay with EFTPOS or access their online banking for hours on WEdnesday night.   similar glitch occurred on exactly the same day last year. ANZ takes down … Read More

Episode 267 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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10 Billion Android Market Downloads and Counting https://market.android.com/details?id=apps_timed_promotion&;feature=banner#?t=W251bGwsMSwyLDIwMSwibnVsbC10b3BfZmVhdHVyZWRfYXBwc19BVV9fMV9wcm9tb18xMzIzMzEzNDc2ODE3Il0. 001 This past weekend, thanks to Android users around the world, Android Market exceeded 10 billion app downloads—with a growth rate of one billion app downloads per month Starting last tuesday for … Read More

Episode 266 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES British Library scans 18th and 19th-Century newspapers Four million pages of newspapers from the 18th and 19th centuries have been made available online by the British Library.The public will now be able to scan the content of 200 … Read More

Episode 265 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Classifieds scammers advertise smartphones & tablets online 001 Beware of scam online classifieds ads for smartphones, tablet devices and other small electronic items which are never delivered following payment.Warning signs A smartphone, tablet or other electronic device is advertised on … Read More

Episode 264 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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iOS 5.0.1 out, improves Siri’s Aussie ear, battery life issues Apple has released iOS 5.0.1, saying it fixes bugs causing the poor battery life that iPhone 4S users in particular had been complaining about. 001 Applet didn’t reveal what specific … Read More

Episode 263 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Stupidly large file sharing is here. You can now share an 11GB file!  http://apcmag.com/truly-massive-file-sharing-is-here-try-an-11gb-file.htm *** http://fyels.com.au/ *** 11GB – making it the world leader in supersized file sharing The files aren’t private, and they can show up in … Read More

Episode 262 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Stupidly large file sharing is here. You can now share an 11GB file!  http://apcmag.com/truly-massive-file-sharing-is-here-try-an-11gb-file.htm*** http://fyels.com.au/ *** 11GB – making it the world leader in supersized file sharing The files aren’t private, and they can show up in a … Read More

Episode 261 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Apple objects to German cafe trademark   http://www.itwire.com/it-industry-news/strategy/50703-apple-objects-to-german-cafe-trademark009Apple thought – or at least claimed – that the Woolworth’s logo was too similar to its own. Since Woolworths application included use of the trademark in Class 9 (which covers … Read More

Episode 260 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK NBN Co releases 12-month national rollout plan 01 http://nbnco.com.au/news-and-events/news/nbn-co-releases-12-month-national-rollout-plan.htmlNBN Co today released its inaugural 12-month construction outlook. The schedule lists the communities in each state and territory where work will begin between now and September 2012, as well as … Read More

Episode 258 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Adobe launches tablet apps and heads for the cloud  http://apcmag.com/adobe-launches-tablet-apps-and-heads-for-the-cloud.htmPhotoshop Touch is one of six touch-oriented tablet apps announced by Adobe at its Adobe MAX conference in Los Angeles this morningPhotoshop Touch brings some serious graphics editing power … Read More

Episode 257 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Facebook vows privacy fix ‘in 24 hours’   http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/facebook-vows-privacy-fix-in-24-hours/story-e6frgakx-1226147941509Australian Security consultant and blogger Nik Cubrilovic sparked a major privacy debate after posting a blog late on Sunday which demonstrated that Facebook was still collecting identifiable information about users after … Read More

Episode 256 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Amazon unveils $200 Kindle Fire tablet http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/amazon-unveils-200-kindle-fire-tablet/story-e6frgakx-1226150923812****VIDEO****  The Kindle Fire will go on sale from November 15.  US$199  Sadly, it’s US-only for now   It’s about half the size of the iPadThe Fire runs a version of Google’s … Read More

Episode 255 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes to Australia – via Kogan http://apcmag.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-101-kogan-to-the-rescue-with-imported-us-models.htm *******PIC****** Apple has delayed the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but Kogan has released Android Honeycomb -based competitor to the Apple iPad 2. It’s thinner, it’s lighter, … Read More

Episode 254 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes to Australia – via Kogan  http://apcmag.com/samsung-galaxy-tab-101-kogan-to-the-rescue-with-imported-us-models.htm *******PIC******Apple has delayed  the release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, but Kogan has released  Android Honeycomb -based competitor to the Apple iPad 2. It’s thinner, it’s lighter, … Read More

Episode 253 – Aussie Tech Heads Shownotes

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  GLENN’S NOTEBOOK 253 Microsoft still struggling to kill off Win XP, IE6 and Office 2003  http://apcmag.com/calling-time-microsofts-chris-jackson-on-retiring-win-xp-ie6-and-office-2003.htmworldwide head of Microsoft’s application compatibility program, it’s Chris Jackson’s job to help migrate enterprise customers to the latest MS platforms while officially “retiring” … Read More

Episode 252

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Apple CEO Steve Jobs has resigned, making way for operations chief Tim Cook *** Apple said Mr Jobs has submitted his resignation to the board of directors and “strongly recommended” that the board name Tim Cook as his … Read More

Episode 251

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Fair Work upholds sack for worker’s Facebook diatribe computer technician Damian O’Keefe was dismissed after posting on Facebook last year that he “wonders how the f . . k work can be so f . . king useless … Read More

Episode 250

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Skype you later: phone calls from Gmail finally rolled out to Australia and internationally http://apcmag.com/skype-you-later-phone-calls-from-gmail-finally-rolled-out-to-australia-and-internationally.htmGoogle enabled calling mobiles and landlines directly from within Gmail for US and Canadian users, and this week expanded this feature to Gmail users … Read More

Episode 249

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Westpac vows to rectify IT glitch that stopped salary and welfare payments http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/westpac-warns-customers-they-may-experience-payment-delays-in-new-it-glitch/story-e6frgakx-1226101914294 WESTPAC Bank has vowed to rectify payment problems by the end of the day after customers were deprived of their salaries and welfare benefits due … Read More

Episode 248

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK 2nd Gen Intel Core MacBook Air released from $1,099 Apple today announced its new revamped MacBook Air range with second-gen Intel Core CPUs, on order from today and available in store tomorrow. Apple is claiming an up-to-2.5X performance … Read More

Episode 247

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Australia may follow as Amazon.com reignites push into new countries ONLINE shoppers could see Amazon.com set up shop locally if Australia is part of the internet giant’s fresh assault on international markets. Amazon’s web-services arm is poised to … Read More

Episode 246

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK ACCC fines Optus $5.26m for misleading broadband internet allowance advertising campaign OPTUS has been ordered to pay a fine of $5.26 million after losing a case about misleading advertising. the court ruled there was an “essential vice” in … Read More

Episode 245

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Unfairly sacked for online chat bloke had been employed by Outdoor Creations, in Melbourne. He had resigned and was about to leave the job when he was abruptly sacked for more than ”3000 transactions on a chat line … Read More

Episode 244

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOKMozilla Delivers New Version of Firefox – First Web Browser to Support Do Not Track on Multiple Platforms The latest version of Firefox includes more than 1,000 improvements and performance enhancements that make it easier to discover and use … Read More

Episode 243

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Three jailed over theft of iPad trade secrets A CHINESE court sentenced three people to prison terms for collaborating to steal information from a key supplier regarding Apple’s iPad 2 several months before its release. The court said … Read More

Episode 242

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Apple unveils bargain-priced Mac OS X Lion as $31.99 download-only app Lion, will be available next month as a download from the Mac App Store, priced at $31.99. Lion, also known as Mac OS X 10.7, is the … Read More

Episode 241

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK SMH on iPad out tomorrow, Android coming soon The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age apps  from the iTunes App Store. For a limited time (hinted to be a “considerable” length of time, as Fairfax is hoping to … Read More

Episode 240

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Scientists set new download speed record Scientists have set a new data speed record using just a single laser to transmit the equivalent of 700 DVDs in one second the data rate of 26 terabits per second reported … Read More

Episode 239

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK PlayStation Network revival stumbles a flaw discovered “We temporarily took down the PSN and Qriocity password reset page,” Sony spokesman Patrick Seybold said in an update posted at the PlayStation blog. “Contrary to some reports, there was no … Read More

Episode 238

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Outrage over TomTom speed traps for motorists TomTom Australia says it is planning to sell GPS data collected about its customers’ journeys to road authorities and private companies even after it was forced to apologise when that same … Read More

Episode 237

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Cab conversations to be caught on camera All conversations held in Queensland taxis would be recorded under proposed State Government changes to the operation of taxi security cameras. Transport Minister Anastasia Palaszczuk emphasised that the idea was only … Read More

Episode 236

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Nine months after iPhone 4 launch, white model released Today Apple announced that the white model of the iPhone 4 is available, ending nine months of speculationIt is thought that early builds of the white model allowed light … Read More

Episode 235

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES ABC2 rebrands Kids programming The ABC has launched a new logo for its kids programming on ABC2.Previously known as ‘ABC For Kids on 2’ it is to be simply known as ‘ABC 4 Kids.’From May 2nd the broadcaster … Read More

Episode 234

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iSteve, an authorised biography of Steve Jobs, will be published in 2012 http://www.theaustralian.com.au/australian-it/isteve-an-authorised-biography-about-steve-jobs-will-be-published-in-2012/story-e6frgakx-1226037352541 Publisher Simon & Schuster has announced that biographer Walter Isaacson’s book “iSteve” will be published in early 2012. Many Jobs biographies have been written, but not with … Read More

Episode 233

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Nostalgia rebooted: Commodore 64 goes on sale again The new Commodore 64x – as sold by Commodore USA, a fan startup company which formed last year and acquired the licensing rights to the Commodore and AMIGA brands – is a … Read More

Episode 232

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Mozilla releases Firefox 4 for Android Synchronises desktop to mobile.Open source outfit Mozilla on Tuesday released its Firefox 4 browser for Android just a week after the browser’s desktop release. A new feature Firefox Synch allows users to … Read More

Episode 231

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Australians buy 1 million mobile phones monthly: IDC | The AustralianAustralians buy 1 million mobile phones monthly: IDC This means just over 34,000 mobile phones were sold every day in 2010.In coming months Google Android will unseat Nokia’s … Read More

Episode 230

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GLENN’S NOTEBOOK Ubisoft pirates own soundtrack | bit-gamer.netUbisoft pirates own soundtrack The accusation revolves around the soundtrack for the Digital Deluxe Collector’s Edition of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, the meta-data of which reveal it to be a torrented version which was encoded … Read More

Episode 229

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES First major Starcraft II tournament launched in Australia: Qualifying open to anyone First major Starcraft II tournament launched in Australia: Qualifying open to anyone Registrations have opened for the first major Starcraft II tournament to be held in … Read More

Episode 228

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Net pirate ruling may force ISPs to cut off cheats http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/net-pirate-ruling-may-force-isps-to-cut-off-cheats-20110301-1bcr4.html Australian households now face the very real possibility of having their ISP disconnect or suspend them from the internet if they pirate films or music online.And with … Read More

Episode 227

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Google teaches old docs new tricks | The AustralianGoogle teaches old docs new tricks With the ‘Cloud Connect’ plug-in installed, users of Microsoft Office 2003, 2007 and 2010 can directly share existing Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents by uploading … Read More

Episode 226

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Tabloid photos allegedly show ‘skeletal’ Steve Jobs outside cancer centre in California | TheTabloid photos allegedly show ‘skeletal’ Steve Jobs outside cancer centre in California Entertainment website RadarOnline today said it confirmed Mr Jobs had been attending the centre, … Read More

Episode 225

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Image Resizer for Windows About This is a clone of the Image Resizer Powertoy for Windows XP — a PowerToy that allows you to right-click on one or more image files in Windows Explorer to resize them. It … Read More

Episode 224

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Like free stuff? Logitech’s 100% cashback promotion defies sanityLogitech’s 100% cashback promotion defies sanity The promotion is limited to February only – and to a budget of $300,000NOW CLOSEDMicrosoft: ‘We do not copy Google’s results’ | ZDNetMicrosoft: ‘We do … Read More

Episode 223

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iTWire – IT equipment sought for flood reliefIT equipment sought for flood relief The volunteer Queensland Flood IT relief team is a is collecting PCs, printers, servers and other equipment from companies around Australia. After servicing and rebuilding, … Read More

Episode 222

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Secrets of your DNA revealed?Secrets of your DNA revealed? http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/January 2011: A state-of-the art DNA test that will reveal the blueprint of your genetic code and hold all the answers to your health, wealth and personal prosperity? Not … Read More

Episode 221

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Samsung’s iPod rival to run on Android | The AustralianSamsung’s iPod rival to run on Android SAMSUNG Electronics will sell a stripped-down version of its successful Galaxy S smartphone as a digital media player Samsung will round out … Read More

Episode 220

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple world’s most valuable tech company | The AustralianApple world’s most valuable tech company Britain’s Financial Times last week named Mr Jobs its “Person of the Year” and even US President Barack Obama joined in the plaudits to the … Read More

Episode 219

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Save as WWF, Save a Tree : HomeA new green file format: WWF The WWF format is a PDF that cannot be printed out. It’s a simple way to avoid unnecessary printing. So here’s your chance to save … Read More

Episode 218

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Pro-WikiLeaks attackers left themselves exposed – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Pro-WikiLeaks attackers left themselves exposed  A cyber security expert says Australians who took part in cyber attacks that brought down the Visa, Mastercard and Paypal websites last … Read More

Episode 217

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Nominate your IT friends or staff for their innovative ideas and you could win some Optus businessNominate your IT friends or staff for their innovative ideas and you could win some Optus business solutions Optus and APC have … Read More

Episode 216

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES BBC News – Twitter name @theashes brings cricket fame to US womanTwitter name @theashes brings cricket fame to US woman A woman in the US has made headlines after complaining about cricket messages sent to her Twitter account, … Read More

Episode 215

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES iPads are now ‘multitasking’ | The AustralianiPads are now ‘multitasking’ Apple’s new iOS4. 2 will bring to the iPad multitasking, a folders’ system for categorizing apps, and a unified Inbox , which allows emails from several sources to … Read More

Episode 214

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Weird Geek Xmas presents: cheap Android tabletsWeird Geek Xmas presents: cheap Android tablets   Enlarge Image Pioneer Dreambook Mobile Internet Device$188.00Starts 11 November – Ends TomorrowHot buy. 7″. Specifications in depth: Operating system: Android Platform. SSD ROM: 2GB up to 32GB. … Read More

Episode 213

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Optus onboard for tablet newspapers | The AustralianOptus onboard for tablet newspapers deal will see Optus provide a subscription to The Australian’s paid newspaper app to customers who buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab from the telco on a … Read More

Episode 212

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Queensland scraps Go Card e-ticket scheme | The AustralianQueensland scraps Go Card e-ticket schemeTimes paywall plunge less than expected – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)Times paywall plunge less than expected News Corp’s Times of London has lost less … Read More

Episode 211

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GLENN SHOWNOTES First Foursquare badge unlocked in space – CNN.comFirst Foursquare badge unlocked in space Astronaut Douglas Wheelock checked in on Foursquare on Friday, 220 miles above Earth, becoming the first person to use the location-based social network in space.Wheelock unlocked … Read More

Episode 210

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra removes unlock fee for Apple iPhone for jet-setting Aussies – iPhone 4, Next G | TelstraTelstra removes unlock fee for Apple iPhone for jet-setting Aussies now removing the fee to unlock your handset to give you the … Read More

Episode 209

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES $198!! Is this the cheapest ASUS netbook ever?$198!! Is this the cheapest ASUS netbook ever? An ASUS 900AX 9in netbook, with previous generation specs, is selling for $198 at Harvey Norman. Singapore Airlines to introduce in-flight phone connections … Read More

Episode 208

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Telstra sparks price war in smartphones | The AustralianTelstra sparks price war in smartphones The big telco has aggressive plans to double its smartphone footprint in the next 12 months. the telco is moving to double its post-paid … Read More

Episode 207

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Netbooks finally get their own app store – no more Apple and Android envyNetbooks finally get their own app store – no more Apple and Android envy http://www.appup.com Intel has launched an app store with free and commercial … Read More

Episode 206

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Apple clears the way for an app revolution | The Australian Apple clears the way for an app revolution FANCY using your iPhone or iPad to play games with friends who have an Android, BlackBerry or a soon-to-be-released … Read More

Episode 205

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Applidium — Portfolio — Développement d’applications iPhone VLC iPad email from marsy It’s Real: YouTube Debuts Live Streaming Platform With Two-Day TestIt’s Real: YouTube Debuts Live Streaming Platform With Two-Day TestBeginning Monday morning and running through Tuesday night, … Read More

Episode 204

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES NBN delivers Gillard win | The Australian NBN delivers Gillard win The return to power of the Labor government means the ambitious and costly NBN project will be spared the early execution threatened by the Coalition. New England … Read More

Episode 203

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Microsoft Australia apologises for bikini babes Microsoft Australia apologises for bikini babes Microsoft has apologised to any attendees at its Tech.Ed conference on the Gold Coast who were scandalised by its use of Meter Maid girls as promotional … Read More

Episode 202

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GLENN’S SHOWNOTES Govt chaos: Has NBN Co stopped the rollout? Govt chaos: Has NBN Co stopped the rollout? The National Broadband Network Company would not confirm this morning whether it would continue to roll out optic fibre around the nation … Read More