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Multiple Instagram accounts now supported on Android

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Apps | Posted: 21 hours, 53 mins ago

Instagram appears to be doing a slow cloud rollout of multiple account support on Android, for those of you that desire personal and professional accounts and such. This comes ahead of iOS support.




Version 7.12.0 of the app has the functionality, though bizarrely, not everyone on this version will see it. If you're not on it yet, get it from APK Mirror or through the Play Store beta program.

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Make us an awesome TweakTown wallpaper, win a Corsair Hydro H110i GT

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 22 hours, 39 mins ago

It's been almost countless years since we last did this, so let's give it another try! We have a fantastic brand new and unopened Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT water cooler to giveaway to the winner of this contest.




How do you win? Make us an awesome TweakTown wallpaper. We require the wallpaper to be provided in all popular screen resolutions: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1280x720, 1280x800, 1360x768, 1366x768, 1440x900, 1536x864, 1600x900, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200, 2560x1080, 2560x1440, and 2560x1600. You can submit more than one wallpaper. All entries should be emailed to


You are required to use the TweakTown logo (download high resolution version here from Google Drive). We are looking for something modern and stylish, but also unique with your own flare and creativity. The contest runs from now through until December 12, 2015, no entries after this date. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page with the winning wallpaper uploaded for all to see. Anyone in the world can enter, and we will cover the shipping to any country.

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Raspberry Pi Zero sells out in a day

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 22 hours, 49 mins ago

The Raspberry Pi Foundation predicted demand for its new $5 Raspberry Pi Zero computer would "outstrip supply for the next little while", and they were right. Tens of thousands of units were made in preparation for the launch yesterday, and they've already sold out, as have issues of The MagPi (which included one for free).




Liz Upton, Raspberry Pi's head of communications said, "We were amazed at the rush on stores that happened as soon as we announced the release."


More as being made as you read this, but Upton expects it will take some time before they can keep up.

Windows Defender works against Dell adware certificate

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 23 hours, 37 mins ago

While Dell recently admitted that a dangerous vulnerability was pre-installed on their systems, they refused to believe that it was created by them but still pledged to remove it.




In a great move my Microsoft, its Windows Defender security system has now begun locating and removing the certificate itself, as long as you've updated your Windows OS. Discovered by ZDNet in a routine action just this morning, Windows Defender identified a threat named "Win32/CompromisedCert.D" and removed it from the system.


Dell has reportedly started issuing updates to its maintenance utility to also rid this issue for all concerned, but it doesn't hurt to update Windows Defender to be safe.

Garmin releases radar to assist cyclists with safety concerns

By: Chris Smith | More News: GPS & Location | Posted: 1 day ago

Working somewhat similar to your basic automotive reversing sensor, Garmin's new Varia Rearview Radar is designed for cyclists to easily be more aware of their surroundings.



Coming complete as two units, the Varia Rearview Radar gives riders a chance to know what's coming up behind them, be it man, machine or both in one. Sensing cars up to 153 yards behind the bike, this unit utilizes LED lighting to display the distance between car and rider, alongside changing color when the hunk of metal gets closer.


With the colors transgressing from green to amber and finally an ominous red, this unit can also tell the difference between traffic travelling head-on with the rider and parked cars alike. Priced at around $200 USD, this can be bought direct through Garmin themselves for the tail light only, or bundled for $299.99.

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Security experts say Australia is a very easy hacker target

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

"Malicious hackers already know us to be weaker than the rest of the world," the director of Hacklabs, Chris Gatford, told in an interview. He believes that without much effort, Australia's water and electricity supply lines could become a complete shambles with a single hacker attack.




Gatford went on to draw the comparison between Australia's national infrastructure and your mothers Microsoft Surface, stating: "It would only take a skilled individual to breach these computer systems, because more often than not they are not patched as frequently as corporate or home systems which have automated updates." While he did comment mainly on security concerns within Australia, Gatford also made mention of other technical mishaps around the world, touching on "historical examples of traffic lights being overtaken, denial-of-service attacks at airports and organisations in Wall Street coming under attack to see its 100 per cent possible."


The whole situation isn't quite as dire as it may initially seem though, the Hacklabs director did reassure us that these necessary utilities would recover quickly from attack, rather than send Australia into a Fallout 4-like existence.

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Microsoft looks to clear its Surface, offers $500AU off for Aussies

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 2 hours ago

Looking to bring the Black Friday sales down under, Microsoft has announced some large savings to be had on its Surface, Xbox One, Lumia and select laptop models. The main saving here is the surface range, with the tech giant offering up to $500AU off on its top-tier 512GB and Intel Core i7 model.




Smaller savings of $400AU are on offer for the 256GB and i7 model, with the numbers diminishing from there on down across the Core i5 and i3 products. Now also seems to be the right time to invest in a Dell Inspiron laptop, if you're that way inclined. With Gizmodo reporting of a $400AU saving on the Dell Inspiron 15 Signature edition, marking almost 40% off the full pricing.


Black Friday has started to head down under with more companies jumping on this sale opportunity. While it's certainly nothing near the level of what happens in USA, these kind of sales certainly mark a heavily discounted future.

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Microsoft's Nokia 230 is here and it's $55

By: Chris Smith | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

Released as an ode to keypad phones of old, Microsoft has has announced its new Nokia 230 and 230 Dual Sim mobile phones. Destined for release in December for India, Asia and the Middle East, this phone will cost $55, excluding local taxes.




With the operating system being 'Nokia Series 30+' and the phone brandishing a 2.8-inch QVGA screen running at 240x320 pixels, one of the biggest selling points in this budget mobile is its 2MP selfie camera, matched with a 2MP main camera. Other features include Bluetooth 3.0, up to 32GB of Micro SD expansion, a 1200 mAh battery and a weight of under 100g in total.


Obviously this is no powerhouse phone meant to match the iPhone 6s, but it's certainly a contender in the budget market. Measuring in at only 124.6mm x 53.5mm x 10.9mm this phone would also make for a great emergency backup.

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Law student caught trying to hack and change his marks for the better

By: Chris Smith | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 day, 4 hours ago

Utilizing a staff ID card to gain unauthorized access to a staff-only area of the University of Queensland (UQ), a student recently completed a hack into the private University grading system in an attempt to alter his marks before graduation.




As a result, this man is now scheduled to appear in court on December 3rd and faces 14 total charges, with these charges being partly made up of six based around use of a restricted computer and four for fraud. The 24-year-old man is in what the University called a "very serious matter," refusing to further comment on the allegations.


A statement by UQ Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Joanne Wright, reminded students that they "should be aware that academic misconduct can lead to expulsion and criminal charges," further stating "I won't detail how we monitor for and detect cheats, but we have a range of measures to expose hacking and other breaches of information technology systems, plagiarism, and other misconduct."

Black Friday, $500 off Eurocom laptop with Desktop i7 CPU and GTX 980

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

Eurocom are known for producing laptops with crazy specifications and price tags to match, but if you get in quick you might be able to score yourself one for below the market price.




As part of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, Eurocom are offering up its Sky X9 'Desktop Laptop' with a $500 discount. The headline of a recently issued press release shows exactly why a computing enthusiast might drool over this model, with it offering a dekstop Intel Skylake CPU, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 desktop GPU and a smooth 64GB of DDR4 memory.


The Skylake desktop CPU on offer is none other than the Core i7 6700K and it comes paired with two 1Gb LAN ports, a 4K UHD display, USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0 and support for over 5TB of storage, including facilities for RAID, M.2 SSDs, HDDs and normal SSDs alike.

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