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Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display breaks cover

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 5:08 pm

Apple is tossing out several new devices today and updating some of its machines as well. If you are fan of the Apple Cinema Display line, you now have a new size to choose from.




The Cinema Display has been offered in 30-inch size for a long time and Apple has now offered up a new 27-inch LED backlit screen. The screen has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 compared to the 2560 x 1600 that the 30-inch unit musters.

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Acer launches S1 line of thin LED backlit displays

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 4:42 pm

Acer has pulled the wraps off a new line of ultra-thin computer displays that are in the S1 series. The series has three screen sizes including a 20-inch, 21.5-inch, and a 23-inch size.


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The smallest of the screens is only 13mm thick and the other two are 15mm thick. The displays use white LED backlights and have no hazardous substances inside.

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Apple unveils Magic Trackpad

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 4:06 pm

You know, I loathe me some trackpad. I mean I would rather schlep around mouse when I am working out of the office than have to use a trackpad. I'm not convinced I would like the slick looking Apple Magic Trackpad any better.




The device was unveiled today after some rumors that it was coming landing this week. The thing is an aluminum sheet covered in glass that supports multitouch like the trackpad you get on the MacBook, only for desktop users.

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StarCraft II lacks anti-aliasing support

By: Shane McGlaun | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 3:16 pm

Fans of the StarCraft franchise are undoubtedly excited today with the StarCraft II game hitting the market. The downside is that the game lacks support for a basic graphics element to prevent jaggies in the game.


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Blizzard chose to not implement anti-aliasing in the game for some reason. The lack of AA in the game gets a work around via NVIDIA drivers for those using NV hardware.

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Poll Results - What type of gamer are you?

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 1:16 pm

Around 2,800 people voted on our previous poll and we asked you what type of gamer are you?


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Who was it that said PC gaming was dead or dying? A massive 83% of TweakTown readers claim to be PC gamers, while only 8% voted to be console gaming. You would probably expect that from a website that has a strong and rich history in delivering mostly PC based tech content, but it's still an impressive number.


Only 1% said that they are portable console gamers and phone or mobile device gaming scored a very lowly 0% of the votes. 2% said they play old school games such as cards and 5% said they don't have time to play games.


For the actual numbers, go here. In our latest poll, we want to know who makes the best quality computer speakers? Let us know! Please go here to vote!

Bugger the plans, you want an iPhone 4 outright? Here's the deal

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 11:58 am

With preparation for the launch of Apple's new iphone 4 down under being the talk of the town today, more pricing info has popped up online which gives those of you interested to buy outright something to smile over.


Many were anticipating typically inflated pricing for the new Apple smart phone tipping well beyond the 1K AUD mark for the 32GB model, but it turns out Apple has decided to slash $50 off this model and keeps it down to three figures at $999 AUD.


This price isn't reflected on Apple's site as yet, but multiple reputable sources have confirmed the $999 figure is rock solid. If it's the 8GB iPhone 3GS you're wanting outright, Apple's store does have this listed now for $719 AUD; bit hefty when for less than a few hundred more you can have the new-gen top dog iPhone 4 with significantly more storage space.


Word is circulating of the 16GB version (in black) being $859 outright. Again, when you're this close to the price of the 32GB model, if it's outright you want it makes more sense to try and reach up for the one on the pedestal.

Vodafone and 3 follow suit with details on iPhone 4 plans

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 11:38 am

More on the iPhone plan competing frenzy between all the big providers down under, along with Optus and Telstra we now have info on what Vodafone and 3 are offering with its iPhone 4 plans.


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There are no less than eight plans available between these two networks, with Vodafone giving the cheapest deal available at just $29. For this you get 500MB of data per month and $180 of talk and text, but you'll need to pay an additional $18 per month for the iPhone 4 16GB, $24 per month for the 32GB model or $12 per month for the new 8GB 3GS over the 2 year lifespan of the contract.


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3 are offering a plan for $39 a month with a much higher data allowance of 1.15GB, whilst the 16GB iPhone 4 will set you back an additional $10 a month, $14 for the 32GB model and $5 extra for the 8GB 3Gs.

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Optus' Apple iPhone 4 plans unveiled

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 11:28 am

Following details on Telstra's upcoming iPhone 4 plans, Optus, too, has now disclosed details on what it will be offering its customers at launch.


There will be four plans on offer from Optus to suit your usage/budget. The plans range from $49 up to $89 per month and data usages range from 1GB to 3GB.


Despite whispers of an unlimited data plan up for grabs from Optus, some misunderstanding (along with a bit of wishful thinking) seems to have stirred that one up in the rumour mill with Optus' meaning of 'unlimited' applying to the call allowance for national calls and text (excluding overseas calls) relevant only to the top $89 plan.


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To summarize what's on offer exactly, the $49 plan gives you 1GB data per month and $450 worth of talk and text. On this plan you can get the new iPhone 3GS 8GB phone with no upfront costs, but you'll need to tack on $8 per month for the full two year contract if it's the 16GB iPhone 4 you're after, or $15 per month for the 32GB model.

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Primus first to hook up business customer on NBN

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Networking | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 10:26 am

In proving to be one of the leaders in innovation for leading edge telecommunications services, Primus has just announced the first business customer to be connected to the NBN in Tasmania. Primus had also previously announced the first residential customer to be connected, too.


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The business customer to be connected with the 100Mbps connection is a small pharmacy located in a remote town in the northern region of Tasmania; Scottsdale. Thanks to the remoteness of this location, it adds good weight to the Government's vision of the NBN and is strongly indicative towards giving a trouble free rollout across the nation.


This excercise also puts more pressure on the Abbot coalition in trying to scrap the NBN in favour of an alternative policy.

Aussie iPhone 4 plans unveiled from Telstra

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 27, 2010 9:40 am

With the official launch just around the corner, details on various iPhone 4 plans are surfacing left, right and centre from all the big providers including Telstra, Optus, Vodaphone and 3.


Telstra were first out the gate to share details of its plans for both the iPhone 4 and the new entry-level 3GS 8GB. There are going to be three plans on offer for these phones, beginning at $49 a month.


The $49 per month plan gives you 200MB of data and $400 worth of talk and text. If you link it to a 24 month contract, you can get the 3GS 8GB on this plan with no upfront charges, whilst the iPhone 4 16GB will set you back $149 up front on this plan and the 32GB model costing $299 up front.


The $79 per month plan gives you the iPhone 4 16GB for free, as well as giving you an allowance of 500MB data and $750 worth of talk and text. If you want the 32GB iPhone 4 on this plan, however, you'll still need to hand over $199 up front.

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