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Froyo update for the Droid X being rolled out as we speak

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 2:39 pm

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Droid X owners are getting an extra special gift today; Android 2.2! Verizon's big, bad Android phone is receiving the Froyo update that provides an improvement to visual voicemail with Bluetooth support, a refreshed mobile hotspot app, and a fix to prevent data connections from dropping as you move between WiFi and 3G coverage. All of this with the usual bug fixes that come with most updates. Automatic notifications are supposed to hit, but you may be able to get it quicker with a manual update so check it out.

Samsung Galaxy Tab to be $999 outright in Australia

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 10:58 am

Samsung's Christmas press launch is happening right now at their Sydney HQ. The showcase of the evening? The upcoming Galaxy Tab of course.


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The Samsung Galaxy Tab will cost you $999 outright, but of course through the various telco's (Telstra, Optus and Vodafone) there will be the usual subsidies.


Personally, I think it's a bit expensive at $999 outright, compared to the iPad at $649 for the WiFi only model... I think $499 would've been a better price - it would've stolen a fair amount of would-be iPadders.


Of course, McFly won't be happy about paying $999 for a Tab...

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AMD Fusion plans revealed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 7:59 am

KitGuru have an exclusive interview with AMD Marketing Director, Bob Grim.


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Without spoiling it, here are some things Bob had to say:


"AMD Fusion APUs represent a new type of x86 processor design and software development", said Bob. "This will enable breakthroughs in visual computing, performance-per-watt and device form factor. AMD Fusion APUs are engineered to deliver powerful CPU and GPU compute capabilities in a single-die processor for today's HD video, 3D and data-intensive workloads"


Availability is "early 2011".

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Download of the Day: Spyware Terminator

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Software | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 6:46 am

Our Download of the Day today is Spyware Terminator


Millions of users worldwide rely on Spyware Terminator, winner of many awards and high ratings from industry experts and users. Its free comprehensive protection is comparable to competitors' paid versions!


Spyware Terminator includes:


- Fast spyware scanning

- 100% real-time protection

- HIPS protection

- Antivirus protection

- Multilanguage Support

- Free automatic updates

- Free scheduled scans

- Free support


Spyware Terminator will scan your computer for known threats and report findings in a manner that is easy to read and interpret. Every entry is given a rating and a classification, which makes it very easy to decide if a detected item should be removed. Unlike some free software titles, Spyware Terminator will remove all threats for free.


Spyware Terminator is licensed for free for both home and business use.


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Download Now - TweakTown Download of the Day

Deal of the Day: Dell UltraSharp U2410 24" Flat Panel Monitor with HDMI, DVI and More for $499 with Free Shipping

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 6:08 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Dell Home - UltraSharp U2410 24" Flat Panel Monitor with HDMI, DVI and More for $499 with Free Shipping.


Offer: Get 80,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 110% color gamut, HDMI, DVI-D, 6ms response time, 400 cd/m2 brightness, 3 year warranty and the UltraSharp guarantee for $100 off normal. Expires 9/23/10.


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Check our TweakTown Daily Deals page for more tech bargains!

Dell U3011 30" Monitor now available to buy in Australia

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 5:24 am

Dell's spankin' hot new 30" U3011 Ultrasharp is now available for purchase in Australia.


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We've posted about it shipping in the US last week, but now it's time for some down under love.


Also, feel free to donate 3 of these new Dell U3011 to each staff member of TweakTown for some Eyefinity or Surround Vision hotness. We'll love you forever.

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Wednesday Morning Roundup

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Roundups | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 5:12 am

The latest happenings from around the web - September 22nd, 2010




- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R (Rev 2.0) Motherboard @ Vortez UK

- ASUS M4A88TD-M/USB3 Socket AM3 Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers




- AMD X4 970 BE @ Technic3D

- AMD freshens up CPU family with new Phenom IIs, Athlon IIs @ Tech Report

- AMD CPU Refresh: 5 New Phenom II & Athlon II Models @ Techspot

- AMD Phenom II x6 1075T 3.0GHz Processor @ Techwarelabs

- AMD Phenom II X6 1075T Black Edition @ Overclock3D

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HTC director confirms the launch of Windows Phone 7 phones next month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 3:19 am

Something short and sweet for the soon to be WP7 fans!


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HTC regional director responsible for North Africa and the Middle East has gone on record with gulfnews saying "we will be launching Windows Phone 7 handsets next month.


He also mentioned that HTC will be releasing "around five more models by the end of the year", we don't know how they'll verse against the iPhone and Android handsets - but competition is great. The more the merrier I say!

Scosche's freedomMIC adds a wireless lapel microphone to your Flip UltraHD

By: Don Lynn | More News: Mobile Devices | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 3:17 am

Have a Flip UltraHD but not too happy with the sound quality of your voice when you're practicing your on-scene news reports? Scosche's new freedomMIC takes advantage of the UltraHD's FlipPort, a proprietary connection that allows the Flip to use third party accessories, to add a wireless mic to your Flip.


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The freedomMIC has a BlueTooth receiver that plugs into the bottom of the Flip UltraHD which wirelessly connects to the lavalier condensor mic. The mic has a range of 100 feet and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that promises about four hours of runtime. The mic also has noise-canceling properties to battle pesky background noise. Scosche is shooting for a December release of the freedomMIC with an expected price around $100 USD.

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Melbourne teen behind Twitter attacks

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Sep 22, 2010 3:12 am

A Melbourne twit has flagged a Twitter vulnerability that let overnight attacks happen to Twitter users, which could have affected up to half a million users.


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A cross-site scripting flaw used recently by RainbowTwtr was used in a copycat attack by Melbourne teen, Pearce Delphin.


RainbowTwtr's attack changed the profile backround picture to a rainbow colour and tweeted the script in an update. The code was quickly re-tweeted by hundreds of users.

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