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Optus plans a midnight launch for iPhone 4 this Thursday night

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 8:49 am

Optus confirmed via an advertisement on their website yesterday that they will be giving a midnight launch for the iPhone 4 Thursday night, versus the likes of Apple itself doing 8am launches on Friday.

 

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The launch events will take place in Sydney, melbourne, Brisbane and also Perth with details on the specific locations in the advertisement above. Optus said they will be doing more than just handing out iPhones; "there'll be entertainment, giveaways and much more. This is one party you won't want to miss".

Download of the Day: CCleaner 2.34.1200

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 8:29 am

Our Download of the Day today is CCleaner 2.34.1200.

 

CCleaner is a freeware system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it's fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware! :)

 

Cleans the following:

 

• Internet Explorer

• Firefox

• Google Chrome

• Opera

• Safari

• Windows - Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.

• Registry cleaner

• Third-party applications

• 100% Spyware FREE

 

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Deal of the Day: Dell PowerEdge T110 Server with Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor, 2GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive, DVD, and 1 Year Warranty for $399 with FREE Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 8:26 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Small Business - Dell PowerEdge T110 Server with Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor, 2GB Memory, 250GB Hard Drive, DVD, and 1 Year Warranty for $399 with FREE Shipping!.

 

Offer: A huge $364 instant discount takes this originally $763 Dell PowerEdge T110 Tower Server down to just $399 with FREE shipping! This unit comes with a Quad-Core 2.4Ghz Intel Xeon X3430 processor, 2GB DDR3 UDIMM at 1333Mhz, 250GB 7200RPM hard drive, DVD-ROM, 10/100/1000 networking, and a 1 year warranty. The motherboard comes with 4 PCIe G2 slots (two x8, one x4, one x1) too. This deal should end 7/28/10.

 

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Tuesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 8:03 am

The latest happenings from around the web - July 27, 2010

 

Motherboard

 

- Gigabyte P55 USB3 motherboard @ Funkykit

- ASRock 890GM Pro3 AMD Socket AM3 DDR3 Motherboard @ OCInside.de

 

Video/Monitor

 

- HP ZR30w 30-Inch S-IPS LCD Monitor @ Hot Hardware

- Sparkle Geforce GTX 480 @ OverclockersHQ

- Anti Aliasing (AA) Options for StarCraft II: ATI's Official Response @ Hardware Canucks

- AMD on StarCraft II: Anti-aliasing will come when performance is better @ PC Perspective

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iPad may be the next victim of screen shortages

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 6:00 am

Most of those who keep up with the latest mobile devices know of the screen shortages plaguing some of the latest smartphones like the HTC Incredible and the EVO 4G. Well it seems that the problem may creep into the realm of the iPad as well.

 

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LG Display has stated that they may not be able to keep up with the growing iPad demand as they plan to cut LCD production next month. "We are now running at full capacity, but we are considering production cuts in August," Reuters reported LG Display CEO Kwon Young-soo as saying. "Apple may have to delay launches of the iPad for some countries due to tight component supplies and strong demand. We are considering increasing production lines for iPad products, but overall supply is likely to remain tight until early next year."

$149 Android Tablet coming to......K-Mart?

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 3:06 am

K-Mart isn't exactly the first place you'd expect to find the latest technology for sale, but their weekend circular showed the Augen Gentouch, a 7-inch Android tablet, will be hitting their shelves. Augen stated the tablet would indeed be on sale at K-Mart "later this week" and it will be $149.99 USD.

 

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The Gentouch is shown as an Android 2.1 tablet with WiFi, 2GB of storage and 256MB of RAM. Android Market is stated to be pre=loaded on the device. Augen also has an $89 e-reader device with a Linux based OS hitting shelves at about the same time, but Augen was not sure if K-Mart would make it available at their online store.

Android Market about to make carrier billing easier to accomplish

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 2:43 am

While some Android users, like T-Mobile in the U.S., have had the carrier billing option available for a while now, many other carriers globally have not had this option available and are forced to use options like Google Checkout every time they need to pay for an app. This is about to change within the month due to a change in the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement.

 

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While the free apps have long been the big upside to the Android Market (about 57% of the apps in the Android Market are free currently), with the number of paid apps rising it's nice to have the options to lump all of your apps into your statement instead of running through all those clicks to spend 99 cents and such. Just make sure you don't pick up so many that you end up with mobile bill shock.

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Library of Congress makes big changes to DMCA; iPhone jailbreaking now "fair use"

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 1:01 am

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The Library of Congress made a few sweeping changes to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, which it has the power to make changes to every three years. Among the major announcements: iPhone jailbreaking is now covered under "fair use," DRM circumvention is now allowable in certain situations, and e-books are now allowed to be read aloud by computers.

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G.Skill announces new 48GB DDR3 RAM kit

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: RAM | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 12:04 am

When it comes to RAM most of us are still happy with 4GB or 6GB of memory. For some people that just is not enough RAM though. G.Skill has announced a new RAM kit with 48GB of total memory.

 

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The kit has 12 hand-picked 4GB DIMMs and is specifically designed for machines using the EVGA Super Record 2 mainboard. That board has dual Intel Xeon CPU sockets.

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Super LCD screens replacing AMOLED screens in HTC Nexus One and Desire

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 26, 2010 11:25 pm

In a drive to keep the Nexus One and Desire phones on the shelves, HTC has officially verified in a Press Release that "later this summer" these two devices will be receiving Super LCD screens instead of the AMOLED screens that are the culprit for so many high end devices being out of stock.

 

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With the North American release of the Desire coming in August, it seems this was the only way to keep up with expected demand. Peter Chou, the CEO of HTC, stated that "the SLCD displays provide consumers with a comparable visual experience to HTC's current 3.7 inch displays with some additional benefits including battery performance."

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