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Apple registers iWatch trademark in multiple countries

Apple registers iWatch trademark in multiple countries

Following news that Apple has registered the iWatch trademark in Russia comes news that Apple has done the same in Japan. More information here and here. Update: There’s also reports that Apple has also registered iWatch in Mexico, Taiwan and Turkey, more info here. While this is no guarantee that Apple will ever launch an…Continue Reading

Vodafone launches its 4G LTE network in Australia, South Korea launches LTE-A

Vodafone launches its 4G LTE network in Australia, South Korea launches LTE-A

Vodafone launched its 4G LTE network in Australia a couple of weeks ago, and I’ve been able to test out its speeds using a Vodafone SIM card and a 4G capable Samsung Galaxy S4 device. Thus far, on what is still an uncongested network, I’ve been able to get speeds on the well-known speedtest.net app…Continue Reading

Microsoft cuts Surface RT tablet pricing for schools

Microsoft cuts Surface RT tablet pricing for schools

Microsoft’s Surface RT tablet is Microsoft’s answer to the iPad, alongside Microsoft’s Surface Pro, which is Microsoft’s attempt at making the ultimate 2-in-1 tablet and PC device with full desktop and tablet power. It took Microsoft a while to get me a demo Surface RT unit, which they finally did about a month ago, and…Continue Reading

Lytro’s hidden Wi-Fi chip – surprise free upgrade for Lytro owners!

Lytro’s hidden Wi-Fi chip – surprise free upgrade for Lytro owners!

One thing that always happens before you take a photo is the act of focusing. Whether it is a manual focus process or one that your camera or smartphone does automatically, focusing ensures that some part of the photo is sharp and clear, while the background remains slightly fuzzy. Now, what happens if you could…Continue Reading

Windows 8.1 preview goes live, Start button restored and more!

Windows 8.1 preview goes live, Start button restored and more!

Microsoft held its “Build” developer conference last week, showing the ultra important developer/programmer community and the public at large the many cool new things Microsoft has done to improve upon its market-leading Windows operating system. Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, heavily emphasised the fact that Microsoft was now on a “rapid release” cadence, meaning that updates…Continue Reading

ABC Nth Tassie – Audio of interview June 25th, 2013

If you’re looking for the June 25th, 2013 audio of the “Tech Talk” segment that Damien Brown, host of ABC Nth Tasmania’s Drive program does with me each Tuesday, you’ve come to the right place! You’ll find it here. In today’s podcast… – Australia’s “data retention scheme” axed – or is it? – DuckDuckGo –…Continue Reading