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Apple Watch goes on sale today – what you need to do to buy one.
Written on April 24, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

The Apple Watch goes on sale today with Australia the first country in the world to receive them ahead of the US thanks to the time difference. But if you’re thinking about walking in to buy one in an Apple Store today, you’ll be disappointed. Stock has been sold out during the two-week pre-order period. […]


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Here are the top apps you can use with the Apple Watch
Written on By Stephen Fenech

The highly anticipated Apple Watch goes on sale today and while there are plenty of Apple’s own apps on the device there are also more than 3,000 third party apps ready to install now. Apple cleverly made the WatchKit available six months ago to allow developers plenty of time to have their apps ready to go […]


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Time to tune in to Episode 205 of the top-rating Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast
Written on April 23, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

Episode 205 of the top-rating Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast, with Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and EFTM’s Trevor Long, is your entertaining snapshot of the most important tech topics of the week. On this week’s show, Microsoft heading to Sydney to open the first flagship store outside North America, the new law that could […]


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Amaysim adds more data to 4G SIM-only plans for free
Written on By Stephen Fenech

Amaysim, the virtual mobile network operator, has added even more data to its unlimited 4G plans and kept them at the same price to offer connected customers even more value. Amaysim customers now have the choice of two unlimited 4G SIM only plans for those who already own a smartphone. These is the unlimited talk […]


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Disgraced Whole Pantry app developer Belle Gibson admits her cancer was a lie
Written on April 22, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

Disgraced blogger Belle Gibson, creator of The Whole Pantry wellness app who was given early access by Apple to adapt her creation for the Apple Watch, has admitted she lied about having terminal cancer. When asked if she ever had cancer, Ms Gibson – in an interview with the Australian Woman’s Weekly – said: “No. […]


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How our TV viewing habits have evolved across mobile devices
Written on By Stephen Fenech

Our TV viewing habits have certainly evolved in the last few years with new research showing viewers watch their favourite programs across a number of devices. The annual Yahoo7 Companion TV Survey interviewed more than 1,000 Australians online and showed that almost one in four (24 per cent) watch their shows across multiple products – […]


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Sydney chosen for Microsoft’s first flag-ship store outside of North America
Written on April 21, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

Sydney’s popular Pitt Street Mall will become the site for Microsoft’s first flagship store outside of North America when it opens just in time for Christmas. Located at the main entrance to Westfield Sydney mall and next to Sephora, the new Microsoft store will have more than 6,000 square feet of retail space over two […]


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Tech Guide Episode 144 for your weekly wrap of the latest tech news and reviews
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Tune it to Episode 144 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech, to stay updated and educated about the latest tech news and reviews. On this week’s show, new Australian anti-piracy laws could see VPNs (virtual private networks) become illegal, Belkin unveils its latest WeMo products into its home automation ecosystem […]


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New Australian laws could make Virtual Private Networks illegal
Written on By Stephen Fenech

A new law being considered by the government to reduce online piracy may result in VPNs (virtual private network) being blocked or made illegal in Australia. According to Choice, VPNs are used by more than 650,000 Australians to access online shopping stores and to legally access content from international sites. The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) […]


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What we learned from the new Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens teaser trailer
Written on April 17, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

Star Wars fans across the world are rejoicing with the release of the second teaser trailer for Episode VII – The Force Awakens which gives us our first look in more than 30 years at Han Solo and Chewbacca. The one minute 59 second trailer opens with a shot of a desert world – named […]


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Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 204 presents the latest tech for your listening pleasure
Written on April 16, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

Take a tour of the latest tech with Episode 204 of the top-rating Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast with Tech Guide editor Stephen Fenech and EFTM’s Trevor Long. On this week’s show, Samsung announces pricing and availability for its new 2015 range of smart TVs, Symantec’s alarming internet security threat report, the latest car tech […]


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Belkin launches new WeMo products into its home automation ecosystem
Written on By Stephen Fenech

Belkin has launched two more products in the WeMo home automation range to provide even greater control and also gain valuable understanding about your energy use. The two products are WeMo Maker, which is available now, and the Insight Switch which will be available in Australia in the coming months. WeMo’s home automation ecosystem already […]


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Apple announces date for the 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference
Written on April 15, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

Apple has announced the data and location of its annual Worldwide Developers Conference where app creators from around the world gather to see the future of the OS X and iOS operating systems. CEO Tim Cook will kick off proceedings on June 8 at the Moscone West centre in San Francisco with a keynote address […]


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Samsung reveals pricing and availability of new 2015 SUHD smart TV range
Written on By Stephen Fenech

Samsung has introduced its new SUHD smart TV line-up for 2015 featuring new nano crystal technology to deliver enhanced picture quality, richer colours and deeper blacks. The electronics giant announced the pricing and availability for its collection of smart TVs that will range in size from 55-inches all the way up to 88-inch. Samsung’s S […]


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Symantec’s online threat report: It’s not a matter of if but when you’ll be attacked
Written on April 14, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

Symantec’s latest Internet Security Threat Report paints a frightening picture of our hyper connected world where it’s now a matter of when not if you’ll be attacked. The comprehensive report has revealed a shift in the tactics used by cyber criminals with more sophisticated methods that target our many internet contact points. One area where […]


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Listen to the latest tech news, reviews and opinions with Tech Guide Episode 143
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Listen to the latest consumer tech news, reviews and opinions with Episode 143 of the top-rating Tech Guide podcast, hosted by editor Stephen Fenech. On this week’s show, we go hands on with the Apple Watch during our fitting appointment, Australians rocked by the landmark Dallas Buyers Club online piracy case and DJI unveils the […]


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Optus has a surprise for its customers who are watching Netflix
Written on April 13, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

If you’re an Optus fixed home broadband customer and have been watching plenty of TV shows and movies on the Netflix subscription video on demand service you’re in for a nice surprise. From April 17 Optus will allow its fixed home broadband customers unmetered access to the Netflix service. Netflix can only be accessed through […]


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Two Blokes Talking Tech Episode 203 after a hands-on look at the Apple Watch
Written on April 10, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

It’s a special episode of the Two Blokes Talking Tech podcast just minutes after Tech Guide’s Stephen Fenech and EFTM’s Trevor Long had a chance to get their hands on the Apple Watch. In Episode 203, the blokes discuss the unusual move by Apple to allow customers to see and try a product two weeks […]


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You can now get your hands on the Apple Watch and try it on – two weeks before release
Written on By Stephen Fenech

From today customers can get up close to the Apple Watch in Apple Stores and even book an appointment for a fitting – two weeks before it goes on sale on April 24. Apple Stores have been transformed across Australia to give customers a chance to see the company’s smartwatch along with all of the […]


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Apple releases iOS 8.3 software update for iPhone and iPad which adds new features
Written on April 9, 2015 By Stephen Fenech

Apple has released the iOS 8.3 software update for the iPhone and iPad which adds a number of enhancements and performance improvements. These include iCloud Photo Library, labelled albums in Photos an emoji picker and wireless access to CarPlay. iCloud Photo Library has now lost its beta tag and is the full working version that […]


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