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Monetizing BitTorrent helps Australian newspaper keep down video costs
Australia and Apple can't resolve problems with new iPad '4G' branding

Here's What Nokia Says About Siri's 'Best Smartphone' Flub

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Nokia refuses to let this Siri mishap die. The Lumia maker is accusing Apple of destroying Siri's credibility by recalibrating the virtual assistant to say that it is in fact the best smartphone, a company spokesman told the Sydney Morning Herald.  iDB picked up the report. Here's what Nokia said: Apple position[s]...
Here's What Nokia Says About Siri's 'Best Smartphone' Flub

Anonymous hacks Australian ISP AAPT to demonstrate data retention problems

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Australian ISP AAPT has been hacked in an effort to demonstrate the problems with proposed laws that would require telecommunications companies to store user data for two years. The file accessed by the intruder was a 40GB database containing user information. SC Magazine says that a hacker contacted them to...
Anonymous hacks Australian ISP AAPT to demonstrate data retention problems

Aussie regulator raps TV makers for touting 'WiFi ready' products

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Sony, LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sharp will no longer be marketing their TVs and Blu-Ray players as "WiFi ready" in Australia unless they're actually ready to connect to a WiFi network. Many products labeled as such often require the additional purchase of a $100-$120 AUD ($80-$100) dongle, and the...
Aussie regulator raps TV makers for touting 'WiFi ready' products

Apple Adjusts Warranty Coverage in Australia to Comply With Consumer Protections Law

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Australian law requires that sellers of products offer warranties for "a reasonable period from date of delivery until the failure becomes apparent". This has been interpreted as two-years for computers. Apple's standard warranty on all products runs for one-year, while AppleCare extends coverage to three years on Macs. The Sydney...
Apple Adjusts Warranty Coverage in Australia to Comply With Consumer Protections Law

Apple calls Australia's bluff

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Offers full refunds rather than stop marketing the new iPad as "Wi-Fi + 4G" This language is sacrosanct The dispute down under that landed Apple (AAPL) in an Australian federal court Tuesday is a bit more complicated than initial reports suggested. According to the Sydney Morning Herald's Lucy Battersby, the...
Apple calls Australia's bluff

Google Enables 'Browse This Newspaper' Function (GOOG)

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Google News launched a new "Browse this newspaper" features for its digitized publications including The Montreal Gazette, The Sydney Morning Herald, St. Petersburg Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and more. Publishers who partner with Google for the archive, which include captured images of print pages, are searchable in the Google News Archive....
Google Enables 'Browse This Newspaper' Function (GOOG)
This Man Printed Out A Brand New Half Of His Face

Australia arrests and charges self-proclaimed LulzSec leader "Aush0k"

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On Wednesday, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) arrested and charged a 24-year-old man from New South Wales who claims to be the leader of LulzSec. The man, who has not yet been named publicly by the authorities, is believed to be the person behind the online moniker “Aush0k.” Other Australian media have...
Australia arrests and charges self-proclaimed LulzSec leader "Aush0k"

A 16-Year-Old Just Crafted One Of The World's Best Email Pitches

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This morning when I opened my work email, there were about 600 unread messages. Near the top of the stack was an email from a mysterious person named Xavier. I had never heard of him before. More mysteriously, his email was titled, "Article."Intrigued, I clicked. The message was brief: Hi...
A 16-Year-Old Just Crafted One Of The World's Best Email Pitches

Surgeon Sues Google for Unflattering Autocomplete Results

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Do I look bankrupt to you? (Photo: ODT.co.nz) Google’s autocomplete functionality, which suggests search terms as you type based on how often the terms are searched for, is a boon for lazy typers and people who aren’t sure how exactly to spell “Massachusetts” (how many s’s???). But autocomplete can be...
Surgeon Sues Google for Unflattering Autocomplete Results

What’s In A Name? Australia Wants Apple To ‘Change The Name’ Of The iPad Over 4G Incompatibility

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Looks like we may see another development today in Apple’s ongoing iPad/4G controversy in Australia. The country’s Competition and Consumer Commission is meeting with Apple in court again today to try to get Apple to officially change the name of the device when it is sold in Australia. Although many people...
What’s In A Name? Australia Wants Apple To ‘Change The Name’ Of The iPad Over 4G Incompatibility

RIM Admits Orchestrating Anti-Apple Stunt in Australia

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By Carolyn King Research In Motion Ltd. said that its Australian operation was responsible for an anti-Apple Inc. flashmob in Sydney last week that triggered a raft of speculation over who was behind the stunt. Local media and blog reports said a large group gathered outside an Apple store in...
RIM Admits Orchestrating Anti-Apple Stunt in Australia

TV as an app: new distribution model threat to studios

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An Australian TV production shot by Russell Boyd, the Academy Award-winning cinematographer of the film Master and Commander is set to make its world premiere as an app, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Users will be able to either purchase the series as a virtual box set in an app...
TV as an app: new distribution model threat to studios
'Game of Thrones' director David Petrarca shrugs off piracy, says it doesn't hurt the show

WikiLeaks' International Man of Mystery

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AcidAUS writes "The founder of WikiLeaks lives a secret life in the shadow of those who blow the whistle. A detailed profile of the Australian founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, by Australian newspaper The Sydney Morning Herald." Read more of this story at Slashdot....
WikiLeaks' International Man of Mystery

Apple staying mum about warranty extension in Australia

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Apple Stores in Australia have quietly shifted their warranty policy to cover hardware bought in the last two years—not just one—according to the Sydney Morning Herald. The newspaper claims Apple notified its Australian retail staff and resellers on Friday about this change in policy, which appears to have been...
Apple staying mum about warranty extension in Australia

Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Thinks Sexual Assault Claims Against Julian Assange are ‘Hilarious’

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Mr. Assange (Photo: Wikipedia) It appears that seeking political asylum at the Ecuadorian embassy in London has been a great decision for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who has been awaiting the processing of his asylum application at the compound for the last three weeks. Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa–a left-wing populist–and...
Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Thinks Sexual Assault Claims Against Julian Assange are ‘Hilarious’
Samsung opens an Apple Store in Australia

Samsung to open new retail store in Sydney on the same road as Apple’s own

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Enjoying success with a small pop-up store during the launch of Apple’s iPhone 4S smartphone in Sydney, Australia, Samsung has decided to set up a permanent location in the city by securing the lease for a new store in the same street as its rival. The Sydney Morning Herald reports...
Samsung to open new retail store in Sydney on the same road as Apple’s own
Australian Airliner moves to iPhones for business, iPads for pleasure

Cher auctions key to the city of Adelaide on eBay

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Sale of honour presented to singer in 1990 has caused dismay in the Australian cityCher is scrambling to cover her embarrassment after the discovery that her key to the city of Adelaide, Australia, is for sale on eBay. "Think my office fkd up?" the singer wrote, amid a growing Australian...
Cher auctions key to the city of Adelaide on eBay

Australia wants $29M in back taxes from Apple

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Apple’s well-documented accounting acrobatics have saved it from larger tax bills in its home country and abroad, but apparently not in Australia. On Friday the Sydney Morning Herald reported that Australian government billed Apple Australia for a whopping $28.5 million in taxes it hadn’t paid for fiscal year 2011. Apple’s...
Australia wants $29M in back taxes from Apple
Island found on maps does not actually exist, scientists say

Small business point-of-sale systems hacked Subway-style in Australia

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Australian and Romanian national police have broken up a ring of hackers blamed for pillaging the point-of-sale systems of Australian small businesses. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the ring stole credit card data from 30,000 Australian consumers by hacking into the systems of as many as 100 small businesses...
Small business point-of-sale systems hacked Subway-style in Australia

Samsung Opens New Apple Store in Australia

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Asher Moses / Sydney Morning HeraldWhile the jury debates the merits of the arguments made in the Apple-Samsung patent battle, let’s throw this one out to the court of public opinion. Samsung this week opened its first retail “Experience” store in Sydney, Australia today and its design and ethos, even...
Samsung Opens New Apple Store in Australia

Australian Sex Party lodges complaint after Google, Facebook refused to run party ads

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The Australian Sex Party has lodged a complaint against Google with both the US Department of Justice and the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC), the Sydney Morning Herald’s Asher Moses reports. The complaint involves accusations that Google refused to run the Australian Sex Party’s advertisements during the state by-election...
Australian Sex Party lodges complaint after Google, Facebook refused to run party ads

Samsung's new Sydney store is 'Apple-esque' [Video]

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“I made it through the whole video without cracking up.” -No one. The Sydney Morning Herald just posted a video of Samsung’s new Syndney store: Everything from the store layout to the sales staff to the products and even the packaging and promotional material is uncannily Apple-esque. Samsung’s store...
Samsung's new Sydney store is 'Apple-esque' [Video]

Australia to Apple, Adobe and Microsoft: Why do we pay more for digital downloads than other countries?

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Australian politicians and have ordered an inquiry that seeks to determine why consumers are forced to pay more for software, music and game downloads from companies including Apple, Microsoft and Adobe, than their overseas counterparts. Each company will be asked to explain to Parliament why Australians are paying more for...
Australia to Apple, Adobe and Microsoft: Why do we pay more for digital downloads than other countries?
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