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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
Australia and Apple can't resolve problems with new iPad '4G' branding

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

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"

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

Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k

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Cudo, the Microsoft-backed Australian daily deal site that offered a $99 Chinese e-reader bundled with a CD of pirated e-books (Stephen King, J.K. Rowling), is now blaming the e-reader merchant for the mistake and says it will be sending buyers a different e-reader. Cudo told me it sold 2,317...
Cudo Blames Vendor For Pirated E-Book Deal, Grosses $230k

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

Less Looting, More Trolling: Daily Mail, Drudge Get Pwnd By Twitter Pranksters #SandyLootCrew

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Original image (left), fake tweet from #SandyLootCrew (right) (Photo: Sydney Morning Herald) The media hasn’t been as roughed up by Sandy as, say, the transportation industry. But with power failures and flooding, it can be hard to get a proper source on the line. Twitter may be a “truth machine,” fact-checking...
Less Looting, More Trolling: Daily Mail, Drudge Get Pwnd By Twitter Pranksters #SandyLootCrew

Facebook: No Sense "To Even Begin To Think About Doing Web Search" Now

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Facebook is working on improving its search engine, but a company executive says it doesn’t make sense “to even begin to think about doing web search” right now. Lars Rasmussen, Director of Engineering at Facebook, made the comments in an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald.... Please visit Search Engine...
Facebook: No Sense "To Even Begin To Think About Doing Web Search" Now

Here Is The Ex-Googler Dream Team That Led Facebook's New Graph Search Tool

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When Facebook unveiled its new Graph Search function earlier today, it also unveiled the two people who spearheaded the new “third pillar” of Facebook: Lars Rasmussen and Tom Stocky, two heavy-hitters that Facebook hired away from the world’s current search leader, Google, over the last couple of years. Given that...
Here Is The Ex-Googler Dream Team That Led Facebook's New Graph Search Tool

Android overtakes Apple's iOS as Australia's top smartphone platform: Report

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Australia has traditionally been one of the few markets in Asia Pacific where the number of Apple devices outnumbers the number powered by Android. However, that may no longer be the case, according to new data from Telsyte (cited in a report from the Sydney Morning Herald), which explains that Android...
Android overtakes Apple's iOS as Australia's top smartphone platform: Report

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’

Australian Price Gouging Inquiry Targets Apple, Microsoft And Others

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Getting a new laptop or buying a new license for an operating system is often cheaper in the U.S. than in most other countries. Europeans, for example, are used to paying a hefty premium for Apple products and the situation is similar in Australia, where the cheapest MacBook Air currently...
Australian Price Gouging Inquiry Targets Apple, Microsoft And Others

Browse Newspapers in Google News Archive

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You can now browse all the issues digitized by Google for newspapers like The Montreal Gazette, The Sydney Morning Herald, St. Petersburg Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and more. The digitized newspapers are searchable in the Google News Archive and they're also included in Google's regular search results."The News Archive Partner Program...
Browse Newspapers in Google News Archive

Twitter Sued For Defamation By Someone Who Thinks It's Responsible For 'Publishing' Tweets

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I would have hoped that, by now, most people could understand basic secondary liability issues, such as the difference between a service provider who provides the tools/service for communications and a content creator and/or publisher who actually creates or chooses the content. Unfortunately, when large sums of money are involved,...
Twitter Sued For Defamation By Someone Who Thinks It's Responsible For 'Publishing' Tweets

Spy Stories From The Murdoch Empire: News Corp Fights With Itself In Grand Game Of Espionage

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Back in 2008, News Corp (owners of satellite providers DirecTV) was sued by DISH Networks for allegedly hacking their competitors satellite smartcards and flooding the market with them. News Corp (sort of) lost that lawsuit. Following News Corp's more recent high-profile hacking scandal related to News Of The World, more...
Spy Stories From The Murdoch Empire: News Corp Fights With Itself In Grand Game Of Espionage

Apple moves again to protect its iBrand over driPhone case trademark

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Apple has moved again to protect the use of its “i” brand, this time in New Zealand where it is fighting a trademark application for a smartphone case with the name ‘driPhone’, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. Created by Hayden Crowther, the driPhone is a durable and waterproof case for...
Apple moves again to protect its iBrand over driPhone case trademark
Down-sizing Down Under, Fairfax Media cuts and charges to survive

Apple responds to accusations of price gouging Australians

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Apple has responded to an Australian government IT pricing inquiry, where it, along with other companies including Microsoft and Adobe, have been accused of price gouging Australian consumers. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Apple Australia boss Tony King blamed the high prices Australians pay for music, movies and TV...
Apple responds to accusations of price gouging Australians

HBO drops $10M on Australian rental service Quickflix

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Premium U.S. television network HBO has agreed to invest $10 million into DVD and streaming video rental service Quickflix, the companies announced today. Quickflix is one of the largest streaming and physical (DVD and Blu-ray) video rental services in Australia. The company’s streaming video-on-demand subscription service is integrated into a...
HBO drops $10M on Australian rental service Quickflix
Island found on maps does not actually exist, scientists say

Apple Australia hit with $28.5M in back taxes after questionable use of tax havens

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Days after executives from Google, Amazon, and others were grilled by regulators in the UK over the issue of tax avoidance in Europe, today The Sydney Morning Herald reported Apple’s Australian arm has been hit with a $28.5 million bill for back taxes in the country: APPLE AUSTRALIA has been hit...
Apple Australia hit with $28.5M in back taxes after questionable use of tax havens

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

Nokia accuses Apple of “overriding” Siri to remove Lumia 900 endorsement

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Nokia has accused Apple of overriding the settings of Siri, after its virtual personal assistant was found to have stopped endorsing the Nokia Lumia 900 phone. As we reported last week, when asked ‘What is the best smartphone ever’, Siri recommends the new Nokia phone, built on Microsoft’s Windows Phone...
Nokia accuses Apple of “overriding” Siri to remove Lumia 900 endorsement

'Prisoner X' Was Jailed After Failing To Recruit A Hezbollah Double Agent

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The Australian known as "Prisoner X", who died in an Israeli prison in 2010, had been arrested after a bungled and unauthorised bid to recruit a double agent with links to Lebanon's Hizbollah, according to reports. The man, Ben Zygier, was arrested in early 2010 and was held in secret...
'Prisoner X' Was Jailed After Failing To Recruit A Hezbollah Double Agent

ABC Green With Envy After Wired Debuts iPad App

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ABC is said to be "leading the charge" in trying to get content on tablet devices, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, including, of course, Apple's iPad, which is set to hit the market sometime next month. ABC currently uses Flash, a software infamously not supported by the iPad, to...
ABC Green With Envy After Wired Debuts iPad App

Three Australian Ex-Googlers Are Re-Imagining The Future Of Email (GOOG)

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Cameron Adams, Jochen Bekmann, and Dhanji Prasanna have started Fluent.io in an effort to help you get through your email inbox 20% faster, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. The three Australians formerly worked at Google before quitting to work on email at Fluent. They identify it as a means...
Three Australian Ex-Googlers Are Re-Imagining The Future Of Email (GOOG)

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]
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?